Lapland Fairy Tale from Lithuania

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, reindeer sleigh and of course sauna - a tradition, that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Finland! You can visit husky farm 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!
 
Deaprtures: 2-7 March (Vilnius), 6-11 March (Kaunas), 10-15 March (Vilnius), 14-19 March (Kaunas), 17-22 March (Vilnius); 23-28 March (Vilnius)
Duration: 6 days
Departure place: Vilnius, Kaunas
Price: 335 Eur
Booking opens: 22-nd January 2018

Included

  • Transportation by bus
  • Ferry tickets Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn
  • Service from Scanbalt tour manager
  • Accommodation in motel or cottages, in shared rooms (3 nights)
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners 
  • Sauna every evening
  • Evening with open fire and hot glögg
  • Possible use of skis and snowshoes   *choice of equipment may vary depending on the facilities of the camp
  • Visit to Santa Claus Village and group picture with Santa
  • Visit to Rovaniemi - the capital of Finnish Lapland

Not included

  • Meals, except the ones listed above
  • Optional Activities

Highlights

  • Visit Lapland with its unique landscape, nature and climate
  • Spend the time in real wilderness
  • The chance to see the Northern Lights
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Enjoy the sauna and roll around in the snow
  • Go snowmobiling, dog-sledding and do the reindeer safari
  • Try out cross-country skiing and snow-shoe hiking
  • Meet the Santa Claus

Accommodation

On this tour we will be staying in a small hostel, in shared rooms (2-8 beds). Breakfasts and dinners are included for you. There will also be basic cooking facilities (fridge, microwave, kitchen ware) for you to prepare some simple lunch. The rooming lists will be made all together on first day of the tour.

Transport

We will be travelling with tourist bus, and our journey will contain 2 overnight rides. The bus has A/C, TV and WC; there are couple plug sockets; wifi is not available on the bus.
 
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Departures Spring 2018

 

Departure date

Departure city

Price

Destinstion

Sections

Status

2-7 March 

Vilnius

335 Eur

Muotkavaara

ESN VU, ESN ISM, ESN MRU, ESN LSMU, ESN ISLB

Booking Open

6-11 March

Kaunas

335 Eur

Muotkavaara

ESN KTU, ESN LSMU

Booking Open

10-15 March

Vilnius

335 Eur

Muotkavaara

ESN VGTU, ESN ISM, ESN ISLB

Booking Open

14-19 March

Kaunas

335 Eur

Muotkavaara

ESN KTU, ESN LSMU, ESN VMU

Booking Open

17-22 March

Vilnius

335 Eur

Muotkavaara

ESN VU, ESN ISLB

Booking Open

23-28 March

Vilnius

360 Eur*

Savukoski*

ESN ISM, ESN LSMU, ESN ISLB

Booking Open

*Departure 23-28 March to Savukoski has different price as this camp has more facilities included - they provide winted clothes and footware; free usage of snowshoes, skis and ice-fishing gear.

Price from:
335€
Days:6
*Transportation by bus from Lithuania and back
*Ferry tickets Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn
*Service from Scanbalt tour manager
*Accommodation in a hostel, in shared rooms (3 nights)
*4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
*Sauna every evening
*Evening with open fire and hot glögg
*Visit to Santa Claus Village and group picture with Santa
*Visit to Rovaniemi - the capital of Finnish Lapland
Transport method:bus
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Tour Program

Day 1, Departure from Lithuania
We depart from Lithuania early morning 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 stops for food.
 
Day 2, Lapland
In the morning, we arrive in Lapland. We will spend the next days in a small village and wilderness resort in Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. Upon arrival, we enjoy late breakfast all together and set up the schedule for the coming days. Now it’s time to settle in and discover the surroundings! In the evening it's time for traditional Finnish sauna - a must-do thing once in Lapland!
 
Day 3, Lapland
We spend the day doing the safaris (optional activities). Evening is again sauna time!
 
Day 4, Lapland
We spend the day doing the safaris (optional activities)
Later in the evening we get together by the open fire to have some hot glögg and look out for the Northern lights. Sauna also available tonight.
 
Day 5, Lapland –Helsinki 
Morning is free for some skiing or snow-she walks. Around midday we depart towards Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village. We meet Santa 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-Lithuania
We arrive in Helsinki early morning and catch a ferry to Tallinn, and then continue by bus to Lithuania. We arrive home late evening.
 
*Kindly note that this is an estimated itinerary, and it may change depending on the exact destination in Finnish Lapland that your trip will go to. The detailed itinerary will be sent out to all passengers no later that 1 week prior to departure.

Optional activities

Optional Activities help you get the real taste of Lapland and make your trip fun and memorable! You can add the activities online in the booking system, as well as register on the spot. For some activities the number of places is limited, so we can only guarantee allotment for those who book the activities in advance.
 
Please note that Optional Activity are for extra cost. The payment is done on the spot, directly to the local organizers. You can pay in cash or by bank card. For some activities Scanbalt can ask small pre-payment in order to confirm your participation.
 
Activity takes place with minimum 10 participants. It is possible to cancel Optional Activities up to 14 days prior to departure. If you have booked the activity and decide not to participate when already in Lapland, you must still pay for your place, or find someone from the group who will do the activity instead of you. 
 

Optional Activities in Savukoski

 
  • Husky farm visit - 15 Eur
  • Husky safari 2 km - 33 Eur
  • Husky safari 4 km - 45 Eur
  • Snowmobile safari ~1h - 50 Eur (2 persons on one snowmobile), 68 Eur (single driving)
  • Reindeer farm visit + sleigh ride - 28 Eur
  • Buffet dinner - 9,80 Eur;
  • Buffet lunch 8,50 Eur   *lunch is not available during weekend
If you have specific food preferences or restrictions, please let us know before the tour, so we can inform the local host - info@scanbaltexperience.com!
 
 

Optional Activities in Harriniva

  • Reindeer Safari 1,5km - 46 Eur
  • Jingle Bells-husky safari 6km -  61 Eur
  • Master of the snowmobile 5-10km -  30 Eur
  • Dinner -  18 Eur

Departures and prices

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2/3VilniusLapland Fairy Tale from VilniusMore than 8335€Book
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6/3KaunasLapland Fairy Tale from KaunasMore than 8335€Book
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10/3VilniusLapland Fairy Tale from VilniusMore than 8335€Book
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14/3KaunasLapland Fairy Tale from KaunasMore than 8335€Book
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17/3VilniusLapland Fairy Tale from VilniusMore than 8335€Book
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23/3VilniusLapland Fairy Tale from VilniusMore than 8360€Book