Ultimate Arctic Adventure
8 days with SITA World Tours Rating:
Day 1 - Saturday - Arrival - Alta
Day 2 - Sunday - Alta
Alta Museum: Experience the Northern Europe’s largest and richest rock carving site, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Here you can walk on pathways arranged around the rock carving area while enjoying a fantastic view over the Alta Fjord. The 2000 to 6200 years old rock carvings show the life of hunters and fishermen. You will have a guided tour at the museum with some free time afterwards to walk around at your own pace.
Northern Lights Cathedral: The impressive Nordlyskatedralen is a result of an architectural competition launched in 2001. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in collaboration with architect Kolbjorn Jenssen of Link Arkitektur, the elegant and modern construction features concrete and wood with external cladding of titanium sheets. The central feature being the towering spiral with belfry. Inside the church you will find art work by Danish artist Peter Brandes.
Day 3 - Monday - Alta - Kirkenes (465 Km)
Day 4 - Tuesday - Kirkenes - Saariselka (260 Km)
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 -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.
Day 8 - Saturday - Rovaniemi - Departure
All This Included
Experience this unique journey to Lapland and be amazed by a blend of First Class travel, with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. Begin your journey in Alta and make your way to Kirkenes where you may choose to try one of the delicacies of the North on a king crab safari. You will stay in Saariselka with its dazzling white landscape as well as in Rovaniemi and Sinetta, With one night in the extraordinary Arctic Glass Igloos. Weather permitting, you will see the breathtaking Northern Lights from your bed. Experience Santa Claus Village and visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. The highlight of this winter adventure is the ‘Sampo’ icebreaker safari* where you have a chance to take a swim in the fresh Arctic waters of Kemi.
Alta: Thon Hotel Alta
Kirkenes: Thon Hotel Kirkenes
Saariselka: Santa´s Tunturi Hotel
Sinetta: Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloo
Rovaniemi: Hotel Santa Claus
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.