New Year 2020 in Levi, Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village

Package No: SP2146
Departure 28/12
DepartureCyprus-Larnaca
DestinationFinland, Finland
Month AvailabilityDecember 2020
Flights

28/12/2020 | A3-7901 LCA-ATH 05:40 – 07:25
28/12/2020 | A3-4090 ATH-RVN 08:15 – 12:55
02/01/2021 | A3-4091 RVN-ATH 15:05 – 19:15
02/01/2021 | A3-7910 ATH-LCA 22:55  – 00:35+

INCLUDED

Air tickets to Athens

Airline tickets with direct charter flights from Athens-Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi-Athens

Accommodation in Levi (3 nights) & Rovaniemi (2 nights).

Use of sauna and swimming pool (where available) in all hotels

Buffet breakfast daily

Daily dinners with a festive buffet

Daily meals (Lunch at the Ice Restaurant in the village of Santa Claus)

Transfer and visit to the village of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi

Visit Santa Claus during dinner

Arctic Circle Certificate

Snowmobile excursion with special clothes and boots

Visit to a reindeer farm and reindeer sleigh ride

Visit to a husky dog farm and ride a husky sleigh

Transfers as mentioned in the program

Transfer to Santa Park with optional entrance (36 € adult, 30 € child 3 to 12 years & child up to 3 years free entrance)

Transfer and entry to the Ranua Zoo

Special local leaders during the activities

Escort leader from / to Athens

One hand luggage and 1 piece of luggage up to 20 kg

Information leaflet

VAT

GIFTS FROM OUR OFFICE

Airport taxes and fuel surcharge

Transfer, entrance and tour of the Arktikum museum

Entrance to the Snowman World in the village of Santa Claus

NOT INCLUDED

Porters, entrances to the places visited

Personal expenses and that is not explicitly mentioned in the included

Note

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DAY 1: DECEMBER 28, LARNACA - ATHENS – ROVANIEMI

Departure for Athens, arrival and meeting with the group at El. Venizelos and flight to Rovaniemi. Arrival, and immediately after we will leave for the fairytale village of Santa Claus, right on the -immediate- Arctic Circle, where we will have the opportunity to talk to him, to be photographed and maybe to express some of our wishes!

First stop, of course, the "Office" of Santa Claus, where a group of happy elves welcomes people and invites them inside for a little chat and a photo with the Father of Christmas. Equally popular is Santa Claus's Post Office, where his little assistants read the Christmas orders of millions of children around the world. Even if you have left your childhood for many decades, it is impossible not to be tempted to send your friends a Christmas card with the original Santa Claus stamp! In the post office you will also find a wide variety of Christmas CDs and souvenirs, all of course with the theme of Santa Claus.

Those who want can visit Santa Park, an amusement park with a natural Christmas theme, which is an interesting choice for our younger friends! Visit Snowman World to admire the unique ice and snow sculptures, and participate in all the activities at Snowman World, such as ice skating, snowboarding, snow sculpture and ice slides!

Lunch at, one and only of its kind, Ice Restaurant right on the Arctic Circle and next to Santa Claus. Late afternoon transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rovaniemi.

Important Note: 
Immediately after arriving in Rovaniemi we will visit the Village of Santa Claus, it would be good to have casual (ideally in your hand luggage) boots and clothes suitable for snow games.
 

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DAY 2: RANUA ZOO – ROVANIEMI

Rich breakfast at our hotel, transfer to the Arktikum museum and we will see the center of Arctic history with exhibits through which we will get to know the history, culture and way of life of the Lapps, but also of the whole Arctic. Then after a walk through the white landscape, we will reach the Northern Zoo of Europe, Ranua, also known as the Arctic Zoo!

Here we will get to know all the animals that live in arctic conditions and in their natural environment, such as wolves, wildcats, red foxes, white owls, as well as the King of the Arctic, the polar bear! Opposite the Ranua Zoo, is the gas station with the famous chocolates and Fazer candies! Do not miss the opportunity to get a taste! Before our departure, lunch at the garden restaurant.

Return to Rovaniemi and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Rovaniemi.

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DAY 3: ROVANIEMI – LEVI

Breakfast at the hotel, check out and free time for one last walk in Rovaniemi. Later we will board our luxury coach to be transported to Levi. Stop for lunch on the way. Arrival at Levi and settling in our rooms. Levi is actually the name of the hill, while the town-village itself is called Sirkka. However, the name Levi has prevailed for the whole region. This ski resort in recent years has grown so much that it is considered one of the top and most popular in Finland. It hosts the biggest events, competitions and ski shows (especially during the holiday season), several nightclubs, great restaurants and beautiful hotels in an area quite concentrated and at short distances from each other. The action for which Levi is known, skiing, takes place on the famous and state-of-the-art slopes of the hill with the main feature being the different types of lifts. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight!

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DAY 4: LEVI - SNOWMOBILE SAFARI - HUSKI FARM

Breakfast at the hotel and today we wear special equipment and following the instructions of the local leaders we will participate in an exciting safari with snowmobiles. In Lapland, the long period of snow and the natural facilities of the trails make this sport irresistible! We will follow a route through areas of wild natural beauty, forests, icy lakes and over inaccessible snow surfaces and icy rivers. Arrival at the husky farm. The wonderful and adorable Siberian and Canadian huskies are waiting for us on the farm where we will have the opportunity to hear stories from their caregivers.

Next, we will drive the sleds after we are first given technical instructions for our safety by qualified leaders (in English). Sleigh riding, a traditional means of transport coming from the Siberian region will be an unforgettable experience for all of us. Around the fire we will enjoy a light meal with coffee, tea or hot juice.

Return to the hotel. In the afternoon we will relax in the spa of the hotel Levi Spa with sauna, swimming, fitness or hammam. Departure from the hotel and transfer to the traditional Lapland restaurant built on the banks of the Ounasjoki River, 7 km from the center of Levi and deep into the Lapland snowy landscape. Upon arrival we will wish you a welcome drink! Santa Claus will arrive with his sleigh and his faithful reindeer to distribute gifts to the children, young and old we will be photographed with him and immediately after we will have dinner in a rich festive buffet. This New Year's Eve will be etched in everyone's memory for a long time.

Important Notes for snowmobile safari

  • Every person driving a snowmobile must be over 18 years old and have a valid driving license with him.
  • Each participant in the snowmobile safari will be given the necessary clothing and equipment that includes: Bodysuit, boots, woolen socks, gloves, scarf, balaclava (fullface) and helmet.
  • Children up to 14 years old for safety reasons sit in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile driven by a local escort.
  • For younger children, it is recommended that one of the parents sit with the child in the sled for comfort and safety.
  • Children over 14 years old and over 140 cm tall can sit as co-passengers behind their parent in a snowmobile but paying the price of an adult.
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DAY 5: LEVI - SNOWVILLAGE - REINDEER FARM

Festive breakfast at the hotel. Early in the afternoon departure for the reindeer farm, where we will caress and feed the beautiful quadrupeds of Santa Claus and we will have the pleasure to ride a sleigh with reindeer in the forest. We will enjoy an "excursion" meal around the fire with coffee, tea or hot juice. Immediately after we will leave for Snow Village. About a thousand trucks each year, towards the end of November, carry snow and ice in order to build the village, in a different way and design each time. It covers an area of ​​about 7,500 square kilometers with restaurants, bars, hotel, lobby, various buildings and sculptures, all made of snow and ice.

Return to the hotel, buffet dinner in the hotel restaurant and overnight.

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DAY 6: LEVI - ROVANIEMI – ATHENS

Today, the last day of our trip, we say goodbye to Finland. Breakfast at our hotel and departure for Rovaniemi airport from where we will take the return flight to Larnaca with a stopover in Athens.

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