Lapland Fairy Tale for Jönköping Student Union

 
Finnish Lapland is a unique destination to explore, especially in winter! It offers awesome adventures like dog-sledding and snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoe-hiking, ice-fishing and, ultimately lake-side sauna and an arctic swim - a tradition, that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Finland! You can visit a reindeer farm and take a sleigh ride with the reindeer and meet the Santa Claus and his little helpers in their village! We cross the Arctic Circle and get a chance to see the breathtaking Northern Lights! This adventure, full of mystery, ancient Nordic culture and arctic freshness, is sure to blow your mind!
 
 
Tour dates: 22 - 27 November 2017 and 30 Nov - 05 Dec 2017
 
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
 
Departure city: Jönköping
 
Price: 405 eur
 
 
Included
  • Transport by bus, 2 nights on the bus
  • Guiding and assistance from tour manager
  • 3 nights in cottage accommodation in shared rooms (kitchen with cooking gear included in most of the cabins)
  • 1 breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Old barn evening with open fire and hot drinks
  • Sauna and arctic swim for 2 nights
  • Use of Nordic skis, use of ice-fishing gear, snow-shoe hike
  • Visit to Santa Claus village
  • Group picture with Santa (free online access to the picture)
  • Short reindeer sledge ride at Korvala
 

Highlights
  • Visit Finnish Lapland
  • The chance to see the Aurora Borealis in the arctic night during the right circumstances
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Drink a cold beer in a sauna and roll around in the snow or have an arctic swim in an ice hole
  • Go snowmobiling, reindeer safari and dogsledding
  • Go cross country skiing and snowshoe-walking
  • Try Ice fishing
  • Meet Santa Claus and visit Rovaniemi city
 
 
Extra cost (read more under Optional activities)
  • Meals – some of the meals are not included, take your own food
  • Snowmobile safari (1, 5 h) - 70 EUR (driving license is needed!)
  • Husky safari: 1 h - 70 EUR
  • Long reindeer safari 1-1,5 h  - 65 Eur
  • Winter clothing: snow suits - 10 EUR; winter boots - 10 Eur (whole stay in Korvala)
  • Set of sheets and towel - 10 Eur (whole stay in Korvala)
  • Breakfast at Korvala – 10 EUR/day. Payment in advance to Scanbalt. Pre booking is needed, not possible to book extra breakfast at Korvala anymore.
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-Book activity while making the reservation, booking fee (5 eur) to Scanbalt. Rest of the payments on DAY 2 when you will arrive to Korvala! Possible to pay in cash and with card.
 
-PS! Optional activities can be pre-booked until 14 days before departure
 
-If you have signed up for and optional activity you have to take part of that activity or pay for it without participation. If just not showing up you have to pay afterwards!
 
 
If you have specific food preferences please let us know before the tour so we can inform the organizer - info@scanbaltexperience.com!
 
Watch the movie about this trip:

Price from:
375€
Days:6
Transport by bus, 2 night on the bus
Guiding and assistance from tour manager
3 nights in cottage accommodation in shared rooms (kitchen with cooking gear included in most of the cabins)
4 breakfast and 3 dinners
Old barn evening with open fire and hot drinks
Sauna and arctic swim for 2 nights
Use of Nordic skis, use of ice-fishing gear, snow-shoe hike
Visit to Santa Claus village
Short reindeer and husky sledge ride at Korvala
Transport method:bus
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Program

 
Day 1, Departure, Jönköping – Korvala
We will meet at start point and take a night drive to Finnish Lapland. We will have regular stops along the road and see some movies during the evening. On the bus you have plenty of time to get to know your travel mates and watch some movies. Our tour leader will check your student cards.
 

Day 2, Korvala (B, D)
In the morning you will wake up in Korvala near Rovaniemi and have breakfast together. Korvala is a wilderness resort in Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The surroundings are beautiful, deep forests and frozen lakes.
We gather for an information session, where the local hostess introduces us the accommodation and procedure for signing up to optional activities. Activities are not included to the tour price, if you want to join, then the payment will be on the spot (possible to pay in cash or with card).
Time to settle in and discover the surroundings, you can borrow for free snow shoes, cross country skis, sledges and ice fishing kit. Around midday there will be ice fishing instruction.
The entire group will have short reindeer sledge ride together. Exact activities timings will be decided on the spot.
In the evening you will have dinner together and later it’s time for sauna and an arctic swim.
 

Day 3, Korvala (D)
Breakfast on own. After breakfast it is possible to ice fish, do cross-country skiing and snow-shoe hike.
Day with activities like dog sledge, snowmobiling and reindeer safari. We get to meet the local Siberian Huskies, which are all beautiful pedigrees from the working sled-dog line.
Dinner time. After dinner get-together in the old barn where we have a cozy evening with fire and some hot drinks. Keep your eyes open for the Northern lights!
 

Day 4, Korvala – Rovaniemi - Korvala (D)
Breakfast on own.
10:00 After breakfast we will depart for Santa Village to visit Santa Claus and take group picture with him.
12:30 Transfer to Rovaniemi city.
17:00 Transfer from Rovaniemi back to Korvala.
18:00 Estimated arrival time back to Korvala.
Dinner time. After the dinner it is possible to have sauna again.
 

Day 5, Korvala – Jönköping
Breakfast on own.
Morning free time to do the last safaris and do skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing
After lunch time we will depart back to Jönköping. During night drive we will make stops on the way.
 

Day 6, Arrival
Arrival at Jönköping around midday. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of lifetime.
 

Optional Activities

 
Snowmobile safari
After initial instruction, participants travel in pairs through the forest, each taking turns to drive the snowmobile. The route can be challenging and the speed will vary according to the conditions. The time spent driving the snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour in total (½ hr/person, if both drive). The distance driven in that time depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants, and may be altered for safety reasons, or due to poor weather conditions.
Duration approximately 1½ hours in total including instruction and fitting of helmets, 2 persons/snowmobile
Price 70€/person (5 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt, rest of 65 EUR on the spot directly to organizer)., single driving supplement 35€/person.
 
 
Husky safari (drive your own sled)
On this safari you will see how much fun dog sledding is. We start by teaching you the necessary driving skills and then set off with our huskies through the forest and over the hills. Participants usually travel in pairs, each taking turns to drive the sled. The route can be challenging and the speed will vary according to weather conditions and the time of day.
Duration: approx 1 hour in total, including instruction (driving ca 5 km, ca 30 minutes). The route may be altered for safety reasons or due to poor weather conditions. 
Price: 70 EUR/per person (5 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt, rest of 65 EUR on the spot directly to organizer).
 
 
Reindeer safari
We ride in sleighs pulled by reindeer to our reindeer herding corral, where Poro-Hannu, a local reindeer herder, explains how these beautiful animals of the north are cared for throughout the year. We make tea and coffee on a campfire and have time to chat with Poro-Hannu about his work. 
Duration: approximately 1½ hours in total, 65 EUR/per person. (5 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt, rest of 60 EUR on the spot directly to organizer).
 
 
Reindeer sled ride
We learn about how these arctic animals live and work, by going for a sled ride, two or three at a time, while Poro-Hannu, the reindeer herder, guides us on our way.
Duration: approximately 1½ hours in total for the group.
Included in the main price!
 
 
 
-Book activity while making the reservation, booking fee (5 eur) to Scanbalt. Rest of the payments on DAY 2 when you will arrive to Korvala! Possible to pay in cash and with card.
 
-PS! Optional activities can be pre-booked until 14 days before departure
 
-If you have signed up for and optional activity you have to take part of that activity or pay for it without participation. If just not showing up you have to pay afterwards!
 
 

Lapland packing guide

 
THINGS TO BRING: 
 
*ID card or passport 
*Student card (if you are a student)
*Bed linen and towel - rent at the spot 10 eur (whole stay in Korvala) 
*Bathing suite for sauna 
*Camera 
*WARM clothes (hat, gloves, woolen socks, winter jacket and trousers) - possible to rent overalls 10 eur (whole stay in Korvala) 
*Water bottle
 
 
 
DRESSING SUGGESTIONS:
 
Keeping the warm air around your body is what keeps you warm: 
 
*Wear layers allowing air to circulate. Like wool or thermal underwear. Thicker wool, fleece or down layers and also a windproof outer layer (jacket and trousers). 
*Hats and gloves/mittens are important. Mittens that don’t separate your fingers keep you warmer.
*Have spacious shoes so you can wear thick wool socks and still have plenty of space to wiggle your toes.
 

Departures and prices

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4/12busLapland Fairytale from Stockholm
4 breakfasts and 3 dinners included!
More than 8375€Book