Magic Lapland Christmas Adventure

On this 7 days Lapland winter tour, we go to Swedish & Finnish Lapland and make a short visit to Norway to check out the breath-taking scenery with the fjords and the Atlantic Ocean. We visit the world-famous Jukkasjärvi Icehotel, do awesome activities like dog-sledding and snowmobiling, visit Sami people and meet the reindeer, have saunas night and probably see some Northern Lights! We start and finish in Stockholm. In Finish Lapland - you will explore a wilderness resort near Rovaniemi and in Swedish Lapland - we stay in the nature close to Kiruna and Abisko National Park.
 
Please read carefully the package and the program before booking, also add any specific diet to the booking form.
 
Tour dates:
21-27 December 2018 *(Christmas Special)
28-03 January 2019 *(NYE Special)
 
 
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
 
Departures: Stockholm, Uppsala, Gävle, Sundsvall, Umeå
 
Price: 495 EUR + 100 EUR local payment**
 
 

Included

  • Transport in a bus (2 overnight bus rides)
  • Accommodation in hostel/cabins (shared rooms) for 4 nights
  • Snowmobile tour (38km) with a coffee break around open fire
  • Guided tour in the Ice Hotel
  • Santa Claus visit in Rovaniemi (including a group photo with Santa, online access to picture)
  • Guiding by tour manager during the whole tour
  • Meals: breakfast on DAY 2 & 3, light lunch DAY 2, dinner DAY 2, XMAS dinner
  • Free use of cross-country skis on DAY 2, snowshoes on DAY 2 & 6, and ice-fishing gear on DAY 2 & 4
  • 3 nights of sauna with icy swims
  • Sami people with reindeer visit
  • Excursion to the Atlantic coast and Norwegian Fjords (because of bad weather conditions or holidays, the mountain-pass to Norway might be closed)
  • Bed linen

Highlights
  • 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 icy swim
  • Experience the Sami culture and feed reindeer
  • Get a drink in the world-famous Ice Hotel and lay down on an ice-bed
  • Pet Husky dogs
  • Drive in the wildness on the snowmobile
  • Try out cross-country skiing or climb an ice wall
  • Say hello to Santa Claus in Rovaniemi
 
Accommodation
  • Accommodation will be at cabins or hostel rooms (2-13 beds in each room). The rooming is done during the bus ride.
  • The common kitchens are spacious and fully equipped
  • You'll find showers and toilets in the corridor
  • Self-service (you have to clean the kitchen after use and your rooms in the morning before check-out)
  • Towel is not included
 
Payment**
Please note that there are two payments for this trip, 495 EUR (*545 EUR) is paid through our system when booking and 100 EUR/1000 SEK is paid on the tour directly to your Tour manager. https://www.scanbaltexperience.com/conditions-for-travel-and-bookings
Price from:
545€
Days:7
A 7-day trip to Lapland in Northern Scandinavia. Included: Transport in a bus; Accommodation in hostels or cottages, on a shared-room basis for 4 nights, 2 nights sleeping on the bus; Guiding by Scanbalt tour manager; Meals: breakfast on day 2 & 3, light lunch day 2, dinner day 2, XMAS dinner; Evening in the teepee tent with hot dring; Visit to the Ice Hotel; Sauna; Snowmobile tour with a coffee break; Visit to Sami's with reindeer, Visit to the Norwegian Atlantic town Narvik (because of hard weather conditions or during holidays the road can be closed), Visit Santa Claus near Rovaniemi (including a group photo with Santa, online access to picture).
Transport method:Stockholm and more
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Detailed Program

Please note some changes of the program might occur.
 
Day 1, Stockholm
We meet at the departure point in the afternoon and board the bus that takes us overnight to the far north. The majority of day 1 is a travel day. On the bus, you have plenty of time to get to know your travel mates and watch some movies.
 
Day 2, Korvala - (B, L, D)
In the morning, when you wake up, we have arrived at the camp in Finnish Lapland, North of the Arctic Circle! Get ready for a day full of winter activities and optional husky ride. After breakfast, it’s time to settle in and discover the surroundings. Here you can use the free of charge snowshoes, cross-country ski, kick sledges and ice fishing kit. During lunchtime, a light meal is served. The surroundings are beautiful, with deep forests and a frozen lake. In the evening enjoy a dinner with local specialities.  The evening ends with an ultimate sauna experience with a freezing arctic swim - a tradition that should not be missed, when in Finland!
 
Day 3 Korvala – Rovaniemi – Kiruna (B)
After a tasty breakfast, it’s time to leave the camp with our first stop not far away. Welcome to Santa Claus's Village at Napapiiri where you will meet the man himself. Around midday, we travel to Rovaniemi city where you will have more free time for an optional visit to famous Arktikum Museum where you can learn about Arctic nature and the Sami culture. Then we continue our journey to a camp close to Kiruna in Sweden, where we stay two nights.
 
Day 4, Kiruna (*D)
Today, you will be divided into two smaller groups changing on snowmobile tour and Kiruna visit.
The morning starts with a snowmobile tour with a coffee break around open fire. Later the day, it's your choice how you wish to spend your day in Kiruna, an ever-changing town due to the size of the mine, the whole town will one day be relocated to different areas due to the expansion of the mine. The time can be also use of outdoor activities as Ice fishing, skiing, hiking and sauna. Christmas dinner is included in the tour package.
 
Day 5 Kiruna – Narvik – Abisko
This morning, we start travelling west with a visit to the local Sami people, the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia. You learn first-hand the history and get an insight into the Sami way of life. You get to meet their reindeer while learning why this animal is so important to the Sami people. During the ride towards Norway, there's a good chance to spot elk, reindeer and other wild animals along the way. We pass the Scandinavian mountain range with spectacular scenery of peaks, fjords and later the Atlantic Ocean arriving into Norway. Fancy a dip in the ocean anyone? The area around Narvik is not only stunningly beautiful but also holds a history related to WWII, when it was a battlefield. We leave Norway behind and travel back to Sweden arriving in Abisko National Park where we stay a night. Abisko is known to be one of the few ultimate places in the world to observe the Aurora Borealis! Here we spend the evening at a traditional Sami style hut with an open fire and some hot drinks, while waiting for an amazing Northern Light appearance.
 
Day 6 Abisko – Stockholm
In the morning, it's free time for optional activities (Ice climbing OR Cross-country skiing) in the Abisko area, arranged by the tourist organization. Alternatively, take a hike in the area to enjoy the exceptional nature. In the afternoon, we depart towards Jukkasjärvi. In this small village, you find the famous Ice Hotel and you learn about its history and rooms during a guided tour. Explore the rooms, try the beds and have a drink in a glass made of ice served in the Ice Bar. After this visit, we start our overnight journey back to Stockholm through Lapland. We have a dinner stop in a restaurant on the way.
 
Day 7 Stockholm
Before lunch time, we arrive back to Stockholm, where we started. It's time to say goodbye to the many new friends and carry the Lapland Magic memory.
 
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

Discounts

Card and membership - Kiwis in London - give you 15% discount on the main package.
 
There are no general student discount on Magic Lapland Adventure.
The following cards and memberships gives you 20% discount on the main package.
International: Aiesec, Aegee, ESNcard
National: Student union membership cards in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
Sweden: Uppsala Nation Cards, Student Lund card
Denmark: Membership in any of Studenterhusen
 
You can add discount while you make the reservation. Choose discount option while making the booking!
The discount cannot be claimed after the booking and a valid membership card must be brought to the departure.
If the person cannot show a valid proof of membership etc he/she must pay the remaining amount of the price as soon as possible or have to leave the tour with no refund.
The discounts cannot be used in combination with other offers or discounts.

Optional Activitites

Lapland offers a lot of amazing activities. Some of them need to be booked in advance and some of them you can book with us and we forward your booking to the activity company. Some have guaranteed departure whilst others need a minimum number of persons. Possible cancellation of any of the two activities will be announced on day 1 of the tour.
 
Husky Safari 5 km (Drive your own sled!)
When: Day 2
Price: 70 EUR
Where: Korvala Wilderness Resort
Booking: You can book this activity on Scanbalt website. Pre-booking closes 14 days before departure. Booking on the spot may be available if places left.
Payment: 5 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt / 65 EUR on the spot to the organizer (payment by cash or card).
Duration: approximately 1 hour in total, including instruction, 2 persons/sled (driving ca 5 km, ca 30 minutes). The route may be altered for safety reasons or due to poor weather conditions. 
Description: 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.
 
Ice climbing
Organizer: The Swedish Tourist Organisation (STF)
When: Day 6, 10:00-13:00
Price: 625 SEK
Payment: 6.50 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt, 562.50 SEK in cash/card at Abisko hotel reception.
Where: Meet at the reception in Abisko. The activity takes place close to the hostel.
The number of places: Minimum 4 and maximum 6.
Description: This 3-hour activity takes place a short walk from our hostel in Abisko National Park at about 10 AM on day 5. Ice climbing is considered to be one of the most exciting forms of climbing. On this half-day course, you'll learn the basic techniques. By means of crampons, rope and ice axes we’ll climb the steep icefalls in the canyon. Climbing activity takes place only when there is enough naturally frozen ice.
NB! Ice climbing is at the same time as Cross-country skiing and you cannot attend on both.
 
Cross-country skiing
Organizer: The Swedish Tourist Organisation (STF)
When: Day 6, 10:00-13:00
Price: 600 SEK
Where: Meet at the reception in Abisko. The activity takes place next to the hostel.
Payment: 6 EUR booking fee to Scanbalt, 540 SEK to the organizer on the spot (payment in cash or by card).
The number of places: Minimum 6 and maximum 16.
Description: Learn to ski in the backcountry! Join us on a classic cross-country ski-tour for 3 hours. This tour is for you, who have never tried skiing before. We provide instructions and teach you the basics of cross-country skiing. This day is also a great way to enjoy Abisko National Park at an easygoing pace.
NB! Cross-country skiing is at the same time as Ice climbing and you cannot attend on both.
 
Please note that if you have signed up for an optional activity you have to take part of that activity or pay for it without participation. You can cancel the activity until 14 days before departure
 
Artikum Museum in Rovaniemi (no pre-booking by Scanbalt)
Arktikum provides information on Arctic issues and tells stories about Lapland. An Arktikum exhibition is an enormous information package of what's going on today in the evolving Arctic region. It will also educate you about Lappish history, culture and nature from Rovaniemi to the further reaches of Upper Lapland. Arktikum is your source of knowledge when travelling to the North.
http://www.arktikum.fi/EN/ Price: adults 13 EUR, students 9 EUR.
 

Departures and prices

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21/12Stockholm and moreMagic Lapland Christmas Adventure
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