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  • NEW TOUR FOR 2024

6 days - Stay at this new resort, opened December 2023 near Rovaniemi

Experience a truly unforgettable family vacation at the newly opened Northern Lights Village in the small village of Pyhä, a 90 minute drive from Rovaniemi. Enjoy five thrilling days filled with winter adventures, including arctic expeditions, snowmobiling, skiing, encounters with elves, friendly reindeer, and loveable huskies. And, of course, meet Santa Claus himself, the gentle 300-year old man in red.

After a day full of Arctic wonders, settle down for a restful night's sleep beneath the starry skies and fingers crossed, the mesmerising glow of the auroras, in your very own Aurora Glass cabin.

Day 1
Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to the Northern Lights Village Pyhä
Day 2
Husky Safari and Aurora Hunting by heated sleigh
Day 3
Searching for Santa
Day 4
Free morning with Spa Visit before children's (or adult's) snowmobiling
Day 5
Reindeer Express and Cross Country Ski Lesson
Day 6
Return to Rovaniemi
Start/End Place
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
6 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Code
50DN1305

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

Details

Transportation

Local transfers from airport

Included
  • Shared Airport transfers from/to Rovaniemi Airport
  • Accommodation in Aurora Glass Cabin with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Thermal clothing for entire stay
  • Complimentary Usage of Cross-country Skis and Snowshoes
  • Complimentary Kids' Snowmobile Experience for 1 Hour (Winter Only)
  • Complimentary Usage of Plastic Toboggans
  • Husky Safari
  • Aurora Hunting by Heated Sleigh
  • Searching for Santa
  • Kids snowmobiling (on small snowmobiles)
  • Reindeer Express
  • Cross-country Skiing lesson
  • All taxes (VAT)
  • 24 hour emergency support in Finland

Listed experiences are included, but not necessarily in our itinerary's order. You will receive the final itinerary at check-in - you may however request a preview just prior to arrival.

Not Included

Flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages, and additional activities.

There is no portage included to your cabins - you use a sled to drag your bags to your cabin.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to the Northern Lights Village Pyhä

Fly to Rovaniemi and transfer to the Northern Lights Village Pyhä. Upon arrival, you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.

Your Aurora cabin offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness the celestial spectacle above, as the laser-heated glass-roof unveils the northern sky directly overhead. The interior exudes rustic charm while encompassing modern amenities to enhance your stay. Tonight, nestle into the warmth and softness of your bed, cocooned in cozy linens, as you prepare for an unforgettable night under the Arctic skies.

Your Aurora cabin has: Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee making set, Wi-Fi, Laser-heated sky windows and an electric fireplace. There is a double/twin bed with the option to add two extra beds (29m2).

Meals
1 Dinner

Day 2 - Husky Safari and Aurora Hunting by heated sleigh

Driving a team of huskies over the white, shimmering fells is an experience that is almost mandatory during a trip to Lapland. The husky safari starts just a short drive away from the resort and takes you on a fast-paced trip over the untouched snow of the fells and surrounding forests. This is an experience that you will never forget!

Note: We have two-person sleighs and the ride is approximately 30 minutes, covering around 5 kms. Each sleigh is ridden by one of the guests. However, during early winter and when there’s little snow, seats will be available in sleigh ridden by the guide, instead.

This evening, take a seat in the cozy Aurora sleigh and get ready to be amazed! Guided by an expert, the sleigh glides through the snowy landscape, far from any light pollution. Once you reach the destination, prepare your cameras to capture stunning photos of the magical northern night sky, if they grace us with their presences. You wait for the Northern Lights to appear in comfort by the fire, enjoying hot drinks and listening to tales until someone spots the first flare.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Searching for Santa

A set of playful, unforgettable experiences for the young and the young at heart, where the enchantment of Christmas comes alive for families at the Northern Lights Village.

Join Santa's cheerful helper Elves as your guides for a day (3 hours) filled with joyous experiences that will leave lasting memories. The magic begins with a heartwarming gingerbread baking session in the elves' cosy kitchen hut. As you enjoy creating delicious cookies, the Elves will lead you to meet Santa's magnificent reindeer, followed by a short ride through the forest.

Next, it's time to embark on a quest to discover Santa's hidden cabin. If you're able to locate the cabin, you'll be warmly welcomed by Santa himself, who will invite your family for an intimate conversation and present a symbolic gift for both the children and the adults.

Parents/Guardians are expected to actively participate in order to enhance the experience for their children - For equality reasons, we’re unable to have Santa give presents purchased by parents. This is a small group tour and the meeting with Santa is approximately 10 minutes.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Free morning with Spa Visit before children's (or adult's) snowmobiling

This morning, indulge in relaxation at the warm saunas and pools — a spa
visit is included in the package. Remember to bring your swimsuits!

For children, there is a short snowmobile ride, using a child's size snowmobile with driving instructions. Thermal clothing inc. overalls, boots & gloves, 200 m track usage, fuel & Helmet included.

Please talk to us about including an adult snowmobile ride at an additional cost.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Reindeer Express and Cross Country Ski Lesson

This morning, see how Laplanders used to move around before snowmobiles arrived in the northern wilderness. Riding in a reindeer sleigh through the wintry forest is an experience that seldom comes around in one’s life! The reindeer rides start from and end in the reindeer paddock in the Northern Lights Village.

After lunch, brace yourself for a few falls as you head out to learn cross country skiing! During this beginners’ course, your guide will teach you the basic techniques, after which you can head on the forest trail to witness the wintery beauty of Lapland.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 6 - Return to Rovaniemi

Either transfer back to Rovaniemi or perhaps visit the local ski fields for some downhill skiing.

Depending on your flight time today, you might have time to visit Rovaniemi's Santa Village and post office. Please let us know if you want to consider this option.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Double/Twin share price is per person.

Family triple is 2 adults and 1 child (age 4-14) sharing a Aurora Cabin
Family Quad is 2 adults and 2 children (age 4-14) sharing a Aurora Cabin

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
NZD 3,951
Limited availability
Standard
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
NZD 9,321
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
1 Dec 2024
19 Dec 2024
NZD 10,741
Limited availability
Family Quad Total
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
NZD 4,361
Limited availability
Standard
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
NZD 10,313
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
20 Dec 2024
7 Jan 2025
NZD 11,905
Limited availability
Family Quad Total

Important Information

We have included on purpose only the shortest activities into this package so it is suitable even for toddlers. For snowshoeing and skiing there is a high-quality toboggan for toddlers, but please note that all activities are weather-dependent and on very cold days, it might not be advisable or possible for toddlers to join. Also, please note that babies can not join any of the activities. Thermal clothing available starting from size 74 cm.

Northern Lights Village is located in a quiet spot right in the vast, uninhabited wilderness, away from the buzz of the centre. It is located 6 Km from the centre of Pyhä, you'll find services such as a supermarket, restaurants, bars, shops, and a Downhill Skiing Centre.

Infants and toddlers are recommended to limit their activities outdoors to shorter periods on cold weather days. We recommend you consult a physician to assess whether you are in a good physical condition to participate in the experiences.

Basic equipment for outdoor activities is provided by the resort at no extra cost. This includes thermal overalls, boots and gloves, as well as experience-specific gear such as helmets/balaclavas for snowmobile safaris and cross-country skis and snowshoes for active experiences.

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