Lapland Fairy Tale - New Year´s edition

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! Come and greet New Year in Lapland with your friends!

 

Dates: 30th December 2017 - 4th January 2018
 
Departure city: Göteborg
 
Duration: 6 days
 
Price: 395 eur
*This is a student tour, non students pay 25 eur extra!

 

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
  • Cozy night in a tipi tent with open fire and hot drink
  • Go snowmobiling, reindeer safari and dogsledding
  • Go cross country skiing and snowshoe-walking
  • Try Ice fishing
  • Meet Santa Claus and visit Rovaniemi city

 

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)
  • 1 breakfast and 2 dinners and 1 special New Year´s dinner
  • Tipi tent with hot drinks
  • Sauna and arctic swim
  • Use of Nordic skis
  • Use of ice-fishing gear
  • Snow-shoe hike 
  • Visit Rovaniemi and meet Santa Claus
  • Short reindeer sledge safari

 

Extra cost:
  • Lunches and breakfasts are not included (take your own food)
  • Breakfast (basic buffet 10 EUR)
  • Bed linen 10 EUR - (take your own to save money!)
  • Winter clothing: snow suits - 10 eur; winter boots - 10 Eur
  • Optional activitites

 

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:
395€
Days:6
Transport by bus,
Tour manager services,
Cottage accommodation, in shared rooms for 3 nights,
1 buffet breakfast,
1 lunch,
2 dinners and 1 New Year´s dinner,
Open fire and hot drinks,
Lakeside sauna evening,
Short reindeer sledge ride,
Free use of skis, snow-shoes and ice-fishing gear,
Visit to Santa Claus village and Rovaniemi
Transport method:Bus
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Program

 

Day 1, December 30, Departure
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, December 31, Korvala (B, D)
 In the morning you will wake up in Korvala and have breakfast together Korvala is a village 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. Time to settle in and discover the surroundings, you can borrow for free snow shoes, cross country skis, sledges and ice fishing kit. Today we will have typical Finnish New Year´s dinner all together, after dinner you will go to have a evening at Lappish Kota with hot drinks and open fire. During night keep your eyes open for the Northern lights!

 

Day 3, January 1st, Korvala (D)
After breakfast it is possible to ice fishing, 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. Activities are not included to the tour price, if you want to join, then the payment will be on the spot. The entire group will have short reindeer safari together, optional to do short husky safari. In the evening you will have dinner together and later it’s time for sauna and an arctic swim.

 

Day 4, January 2nd, Korvala – Rovaniemi – Korvala ( D)
After breakfast departure tour to Rovaniemi city. We will visit Santa Claus at Santa Village and after you can discover capital of Finnish Lapland – Rovaniemi under own. Go to check out famous Artikum museum (www.artikum.fi). In the afternoon we will arrive back to Korvala. After dinner it is time to go to sauna again.

 

Day 5, January 3rd, Departure back
After breakfast is free time to fish, ski or do snowshoe walk for the last time. Around lunch time we will depart back to Göteborg. You will have night drive back to home town with some stops on the road.
 
Day 6, January 4th, Arrival
Arrival back in the morning. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of life time.

 

Optional Activities

 
-Book activity while making the reservation of the tour, booking fee (5 EUR) to Scanbalt for Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari or Reindeer Safari. Rest of the payments on DAY 2 when you will arrive to Korvala! Possible to pay in cash and with card.
 
-If you have sign up for and optional activity you have to take part of that activity or pay for it without participation, there might be a possibility to change to another activity but this can be known on the spot. If just not showing up you have to pay afterwards!
 
 
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).
 
 

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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30/12Göteborg Lapland Fairy Tale - New Year`s editionMore than 8395€Book