7 days with SITA World Tours Rating:
Day 1 - Monday - Arrival - Kirkenes
Day 2 - Tuesday - Kirkenes - Saariselka (260 Km)
King Crab Safari: One of the highlights of Northern Norway with the chance to taste one of the local delicacies known worldwide. Heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord you will come face to face with this giant of the sea on the King Crab safari. The red king crab found in the Barents Sea can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilos. Depending on the weather and ice the trip might be by boat or snowmobile drawn sleigh. Once your king crab has been caught, you are transferred to a remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing will be provided.
Day 3 -Wednesday - Saariselka - Sinetta (280 Km)
Sami Reindeer Farm Visit & Sleigh Ride: Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, the Sami and teach you how to throw Suopunki (Sami lasso). Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience a short ride in this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. A typical three course lunch is included at the farm.
Overnight In A Glass Igloo
Day 4 - Thursday - Sinetta - Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi
Husky Farm & Safari: The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the most genuine Husky farm in Rovaniemi. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and you will also have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions you embark, riding in pairs, on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies (3 km). After the ride there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoor lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes & coffee. The day continues with a visit to the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa´s home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the emotions of this fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. An absolute must for any visit to Lapland. The rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 5 - Friday - Rovaniemi - Kemi (Ice-Breaker Cruise) Rovaniemi (119 Km)
Sampo Ice Breaker & Ice Swimming: This extraordinary experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three-course meal at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those of you who dare will receive a certificate by the ship authorities to attest your courage. An unforgettable experience. Return to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.
December 16th departure will include a visit to the Ranua Wildlife Park instead of Sampo Icebreaker cruise.
January 20th and 27th departures will go on a 3 hour cruise from 14:00-17:00. Lunch will be included onshore in the Seaview Restaurant immediately prior to the cruise.
Day 6 - Saturday - Rovaniemi - Departure
All This Included
Begin your adventures in Kirkenes and prepare for the amazing experience of the king crab safari. The adventure continues on towards Lapland, the homeland of the indigenous Sami people. Sleep under the Northern Lights in a glass igloo, Go on a reindeer sleigh ride and take a swim in the Frozen Sea if you dare. Santa Claus Village will restore your childhood faith in the magic of the holidays.
Kirkenes: Thon Hotel Kirkenes
Saariselka: Santa´s Tunturi Hotel
Sinetta: Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloo
Rovaniemi: Hotel Santa Claus
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