THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN FINLAND - APUKKA 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

(8 days/7 nights)

(Rovaniemi-Apukka *****Winter*****)

Guaranteed departures

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

We are pleased to offer you a tour where you will have the possibility of experiencing the natural phenomenon occurring in winter months at latitudes north of the Arctic Circle - The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Finland. 

Day 1 Rovaniemi-Apukka

Arrival transfer from the airport to Apukka Resort located outside Rovaniemi in Finland. You will have free time in order to rest after your trip and tomorrow you will start your Lapland adventure. Accommodation.

Day 2

Santa Claus Safari, duration 6 hours

An arctic day of snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh riding completed with meeting Santa

Buffet breakfast. Our most popular safari combines nature, culture and the spirit of Christmas. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle!


What is included:

thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance
(maximum personal liability €980), reindeer farm visit and ride, Arctic Circle crossing ceremony, Diploma, 3-course lunch (salad, salmon soup, dessert), visit to Santa Claus Village and main Post office, program transfer from and to Apukka.

Day 3

Daily buffet breakfast at our atmospheric Lappish restaurant Aitta.

 

Your activities will be distributed nicely along the week and you can of course book more from our reception. For example, you can always change the order of the activities. 

Apukka Husky Adventure, duration 2 hours

Meet & mush with our howling, furry friends – the huskies of Apukka - on this daytime adventure, including an hour-long safari! Huskies are one of the most loved animals of the north, and you will understand why when you meet the pack at Apukka. You can pet them, pose on photos with them and listen to stories about the lives of the huskies. They absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. The highlight of the day is the 5–10 km long safari, where you get to be the musher yourself, in other words control the pack of huskies towing the sled.

 

Days 4-5 Apukka

Buffet breakfast. During these days you can explore following activities.

Snowmobile Safari thru Wilderness, duration 2.5hrs

Ready to drive to the winter fairytale? The snowmobiles can take you to some phenomenal places - making it possible for you to witness the nature’s beauty on its best. Experience the arctic nature on a completely different way as you hop on a snowmobile and drive off to the forest. Enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the way as you’ll drive through pine tree forests and frozen marshlands until you stop for a moment to enjoy a hot drink in a complete silence. Have you ever been in a place this quiet before?

 

Sauna Carriage, duration 1.5hrs

Just as you thought the love the Finns have for saunas couldn't get any more mesmerizing, this little sauna on wheels appears to brighten your day! A traditional Finnish sauna waiting for you on your doorstep? As you book this sauna, you're soon about to witness how a peculiar, cute little sauna slides it's way to the front of your doorstep. As you'll hear a knock on your door you'll know the sauna is ready for you - grab the bouquet of birch branches, a traditional "saunavihta", and step into the gentle warmth of this unique wood-heated sauna.

 

 

Day 6-7 Apukka

After breakfast you can enjoy following escapades:

Aurora Hunt on the Snow Train, duration 3hrs

Take a ride through the winter wonderland in a warm carriage of our famous Snowtrain! We head out in the wilderness, far from artificial lights, looking for the Northern Lights. We cross the beautiful snowy landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. We gather around the blazing bonfire, to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. Our aurora expert will help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, quietness. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, nobody can give a 100% guarantee to see them, but this trip presents an excellent chance!

Snowshoe Walk to the Arctic Nature, duration 2hrs
Do you want to feel, see and breath the unspoiled nature and its fresh air? This trip is for you! Snowshoes allow you to enter the stunning silence and beauty of the snow-covered surroundings. Your guide will tell you stories and facts about flora and fauna of the Arctic nature. You will also hear about the old way of living and learn about the traditional way of using ingredients found from the nature. The slow pace allows you to notice little details and take great photos. During the trip your guide will serve on hot drink.

Day 8 Apukka - Departure

Buffet Breakfast. Today is a last day of your Lapland experience and you will have your departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport which lies right on the Arctic Circle. You can see the line right on the airport floor. We thank you so much for joining our Lapland Tour and hope to see you in our part of the World soon again. Maybe in the summer time?                   

Rates in EUR

PRICES PER PERSON:

1.12 – 16.12.2021               Aurora Cabin     Kammi or Komsio Suites

Adult when twin use                3766 EUR            4226 EUR

Adult in extra bed                    1666 EUR            1666 EUR         

Adult when sgl use                   5990 EUR            7430 EUR

Child sharing twin with an adult 3286 EUR            3536 EUR

Child in extra bed                      1116 EUR            1116 EUR

17.12-31.12.2021 on request

1550 €/person in twin room supplement for Christmas and New Year period 20/12/2020-3/1/2021

1350€/ single supplement if only 1 pax travelling for Christmas and New Year period 20/12/2020-3/1/2021

2.1 – 13.3.2022                      Aurora Cabin    Kammi or Komsio Suites

Adult when twin use                   3216 EUR         3670 EUR

Adult in extra bed                        1666 EUR        1666 EUR

Adult when sgl use                      5290 EUR         6210 EUR

Child sharing twin with an adult    2916 EUR         2916 EUR

Child in extra bed                        1116 EUR          1116 EUR

14.3 – 11.4.2022                     Aurora Cabin     Kammi or Komsio Suites

Adult when twin use                   2820 EUR           3290 EUR

Adult in extra bed                       1666 EUR         1666 EUR

Adult when sgl use                      4510 EUR          5430 EUR

Child sharing twin with an adult   2280 EUR             2740 EUR

Child in extra bed                       1116 EUR            1116 EUR

Child = Under the age of 12 years (11 years incl)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The rates are subject to changes and reconfirmation upon the reservation.

Rates valid

During the winter season 2021/2022

Departures

Daily on request.

Rates include

Including:

  • 7 nights in 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Other meals as specified in the program
  • All activities according to the program. Can be done on the day you wish according to the itinerary
  • English speaking companion guide service on all tours
  • Winter clothing / outdoor safari clothing mentioned in the program
  • Return transfers from Rovaniemi airport to Apukka Resort 

Snow/Ice activities are subject  to weather conditions.

Minimum of participants: 1 person

*** Please note special conditions for Christmas and New years eve will apply.

Children under 12 years have a 25% discount as long as they share the room with both parents.

Important notice

No one can guarantee this natural phenomenon, which can appear suddenly with low temperatures in the northern part of Scandinavia. Dorothy Tours provides services but does not guarantee the above natural phenomena.

Dorothy Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings. It is of the utmost importance that passengers have adequate travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations, medical emergencies, loss, damage and/or theft.

Dorothy Tours reserves the right to change some services / hotels if necessary, always keeping the same category and standard. Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that nobody can guarantee to be present at the moment of your visit to this city. Dorothy Tours guarantees the services indicated above but does not guarantee natural phenomena.

The order of the activities can change. All activities are operated in English.

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