Day 1, Departure from Tartu
We depart from Tartu around noon and drive to Tallinn, where we catch the evening ferry to Helsinki. Once in Finland, we drive up north during the night. On the bus we get to know our travel mates, play games and watch some movies. We will also make regular stop for food.
Day 2, Korvala
In the morning, we arrive in Lapland. We will spend the next days in Korvala - a small village and wilderness resort in Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. Upon arrival, we enjoy breakfast all together and set up the schedule for the snowmobile and husky sadaris. Now it’s time to settle in and discover the surroundings! You can borrow the snow-shoes, cross-country skis, sledges and ice fishing kit. We will also have a short reindeer safari together. All that is included!
In the evening, we have a nice dinner together and later it’s time for sauna and arctic swim.
Day 3, Korvala
After breakfast, it is again possible to try the ice-fishing, do cross-country skiing and snow-shoe hike.
The rest of the day will be filled with activities: dog-sleding, snowmobiling and reindeer safari. We get to meet the local Siberian Huskies, which are all beautiful pedigrees from the working sled-dog line. We have soup lunch in Tipi tent.
We have dinner together, and later we gather in the Tipi tent to have a cosy evening with fire and some hot wine. Keep your eyes open for the Northern lights! Sauna is available tonight as well!
Day 4, Korvala – Pyhä – Korvala
Today we are going on a half-day trip to Pyhä (http://ski.pyha.fi/eng/
), where those who want can do mountain skiing or snowboarding. Alternative is to do some hiking – there are many beautiful hiking routes, our tour manager will help choose the suitable one and lead you for a hike.
We arrive back in Korvala in the afternoon. We enjoy the dinner together, and later it’s time for sauna!
Day 5, Korvala-Rovaniemi –Helsinki
Morning is free for your last safaris, skiing, or snow-she walks. Around midday we depart to Rovaniemi. We meet Santa Claus in his village and take a photo all together. Later we have some free time in Rovaniemi. We recommend to visit famous Arktikum Museum to learn more about Arctic nature and Sami culture http://www.arktikum.fi/EN/arktikum.html
In the evening, we depart towards Helsinki. We drive during the night.
Day 6, Helsinki-Tallinn-Tartu
We arrive in Helsinki early morning and catch a ferry to Tallinn, and then continue by bus to Tartu. We arrive home late afternoon.