Spend 4 days in Rovaniemi experiencing the best that Lapland has to offer, from a comfortable base in your choice of three city hotels.
This city break is based on spending 3 nights at the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna but there are plenty of other alternative hotel options to meet every taste including:
Speak with your Regent Lapland Travel Specialist about upgrading your hotel or adding this city break to one of our incredible destinations in Finnish Lapland.
Fly direct to Rovaniemi from London Gatwick and transfer to the hotel. Perhaps visit the fascinating Arktikum Museum, which offers a great insight into life in Lapland and Sami culture. This evening we recommend booking optional northern light excursions such as our snowmobile safari into the wilderness to search for the northern lights or our aurora borealis picnic.
Enjoy a morning at leisure, perhaps shop for souvenirs or relax in one of Rovaniemi's cosy cafes. This afternoon travel to visit a local reindeer farm in style; on the back of a snowmobile. Meeting the reindeer is a brilliant introduction to traditional Lappish Sami life, and you'll have the opportunity to take a reindeer sleigh ride up to the Arctic Circle for a 'Crossing the Arctic Circle' ceremony in a traditional Lappish teepee. Keep warm with a hot drink. Today's 'International Reindeer Driving Licence' and 'Arctic Circle Crossing' certificate make charming souvenirs of your experiences in Finnish Lapland. (B)
Today transfer to a local husky farm, meet the excitable dogs and help harness them up before embarking on a 1-hour husky safari. Take turns driving the dogs and sitting in the sledge, enjoying the view as the snowy scenery rushes past, the silence broken only by the panting of the dogs and their feet padding against the fresh snow. Stop halfway to switch drivers, enjoy a photo opportunity and keep warm with a hot drink. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)