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Christmas with Santa Claus 2018

The best way to spend Christmas.

After a visit to the modern capital of Helsinki, you will embark on an overnight train journey with the Santa Claus Express train to Santa’s birthplace of Rovaniemi. Here you find the Santa Claus village, where you can meet Santa Claus, send postcards to your friends and family and much more.

Spend your Christmas days in the beautiful snowy landscapes with husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris. The chances of seeing the Northern Lights are great in the Christmas period, so you can enjoy warm drinks while relaxing under the open sky with a front row seat to nature’s most spectacular show. Finally, Visit the arctic zoo where you can see the artic fox, polar bears and many other unique animals.

The Christmas tour might be the most memorable Christmas you will ever have. 

Tour details

Number of days : 8

Language: English

Countries visited: Finland

Code: Xmas 8 D 

  • Departure dates

    • December 22 

  • Hotels

  • Services Included

    • 5 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the program.

      2 overnights on the night train in cabins with private facilities

      English-speaking tour-leader throughout the tour.

      Meals.included: Buffet breakfast daily and 3 dinners as per itinerary.

      Local guides for the sightseeing tours of Helsinki and Stockholm.

      Thermal winter clothing during all the stay in Rovaniemi (overall, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves etc.)

      Visit to Santa Claus village

      Visit to Husky farm including 1 km husky-sleigh ride.

      Visit to reindeer farm including 500 meters reindeer–sleigh ride

      Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 persons per snowmobile)

      Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park.

  • Prices

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      Phone: +45 45 93 88 83

  • Optional Tours

    • Day: Wednesday at 20:30 (day 5 of the tour)

      Duration: 3 hours

      Price: EUR 75,00 per person

      AURORA SKY DRIVE – To the wilderness by car/coach The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are possible to be observed in the Polar zone of the world. Our location on the Arctic Circle gives us the best possibilities to try and see them. Our guide will drive you out of the city reaching the perfects spots offering us the best open sky vision to enjoy the Lappish picnic hopefully under the Auroras.

      Includes: Winter clothing, car transfers, Lappish picnic, hot drinks, guiding in English Notice: Reservations subject to weather conditions on the spot.

      Day: Friday at 09:45 (day 7 of the tour)

      Duration: Full day

      Price: EUR 96,00 per person

      The full day tour to Tallinn takes you with ferry from Helsinki in the morning. Upon arrival in Tallinn you will be greeted by a local guide that will show you around. You will admire the Alexandre Nevski church and the 14th century Danish-German castle, which today is the Estonian Parliament. You will then walk down to the lower part of the city, where you will see the Town Hall and the building of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads.

       

  • General conditions

    • Due to the high demand for Christmas in Rovaniemi, a deposit of 50% of the full amount of the tour is required in order to make the reservation.

      Balance payment of the tour to be paid at the latest by Nov 01.

      For security reasons, children under 4 years or shorter than 1,40m are not allowed to ride the snowmobiles, but can be seated in a sleigh behind the snowmobile.

      Maximum 1 child sharing the room with the parents

  • Map

DAY 1 - Saturday – Helsinki

Meet your tour escort and fellow travelers  in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm.

Overnight at Glo Art Hotel in Helsinki.


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Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square


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Temppeliaukion Kirkko – Church in the Rock


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Christmas market


© Dennis Jarvis

Sibelius Monument


© Matti Tirri

Uspenski cathedral

DAY 2 - Sunday - Helsinki- Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide.

We will see the colorful harbor market, the neo-classical Senate square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous church in the Rock; Temppeliauko.

Some free time in the afternoon to maybe shop for the last Christmas gifts, visit the Christmas market or just enjoy the Christmas spirit and the decorations.

Transfer to the train station, for the overnight train journey to Rovaniemi in cabins with private facilities.

DAY 3 - Monday – Rovaniemi

Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for breakfast.

You will receive the thermal outfits, which you can keep during all your stay in Rovaniemi to keep you warm and let you enjoy the snowy landscape.

Today we will make a visit to Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle, here you have the chance to meet Santa himself and visit his post office, maybe send some post-cards, here they will be stamped by hand with special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office.

In this magic world there will also be possible to find some unique gifts of Finnish handicrafts or top Finnish Design products offered in the many giftware shops.

This evening you will enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. For families with children it is possible to leave the Christmas gifts for the children at the reception so Santa Claus can pick them up and give them to the children when he makes a visit to the hotel this Christmas Eve.

Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel.


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Santa Claus village


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Santa Claus


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Reindeer


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Santa


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Santa Claus village


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Snow mobile


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Snow fishing

DAY 4 - Tuesday - Rovaniemi

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. Our safari guide will give us a briefing and driving instructions. There will be two persons per snowmobile and stops will be made during the tour to switch drivers. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing. After drilling a hole in the ice, we will try the ice fishing! Patience is the key of success. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! Time to enjoy the silence of the nature and breathe the fresh air of Lapland. After this nice experience we will return to the city by snowmobile!

Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner.

Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel.

DAY 5 - Wednesday – Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. We arrive at the husky farm where the breeders will tell us about the life of huskies, the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you will enjoy a hot drink. We will also enjoy a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. Their eagerness to run through the silent forest makes this adventure magic.

We continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. You will also enjoy a ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Possibility to join an optional Northern Lights Chase safari this evening.

Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi hotel.


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Reindeer


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Huskies


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Reindeer


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Huskies


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Ranua Wildlife Park


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Eurasian Lynx in Ranua Zoo


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Sunset


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Arctic Fox in Ranua Zoo


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Bears in Ranua Zoo

DAY 6 - Thursday - Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Today’s excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. Here you will have the possibility to see the Arctic animals in an as authentic environment as possible for the animals. There are around 50 different species represented in the park. During your walk in the park, you might see polar bears, lynxes, moose etc.

Upon the return to Rovaniemi we board the overnight train which will take us back to Helsinki.

Dinner onboard and overnight in cabins with private facilities.

DAY 7 - Friday - Helsinki

Morning arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Day free in Helsinki or join an optional day excursion to Tallinn.

Overnight at GLO Art Hotel.


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Helsinki Day Street Circus with church


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Helsinki Parliament House

Christmas with Santa Claus 2018

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Facade of GLO Art Hotel

DAY 8 - Saturday - Helsinki

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. End of services.

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