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Rovaniemi, LapponiaFinland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

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Rovaniemi, Lapponia Finland

Play with Huskies & See Santa Claus in Lapland

Rovaniemi, LapponiaFinland

7 Days / 6 Nights
for Member Pricing

Play with Huskies & See Santa Claus in Lapland

Check the night sky for aurora borealis, go on husky & reindeer rides, see Santa & more on this Platinum DreamTrip.

About Your Trip

On this family-friendly, fully escorted Platinum DreamTrip, you’ll head to the Arctic Circle in Finland, the land of dog sleds, reindeer and Santa Claus. Your Lapland adventure begins with a very popular bucket-list item — the northern lights! Put on your warmest clothing and journey to the outskirts of Rovaniemi for a possible viewing of the aurora borealis that lights up the night sky in bursts of spectacular colors and shapes. While there, you’ll savor scrumptious sausages roasted over a fire. Afterward, get a taste of culture at a traditional Finnish dwelling.

In the morning, bundle up for a reindeer-drawn sleigh ride through the wintry forest. Try your hand at "driving" for a reindeer-driving license. Then, get a glimpse into St. Nick’s very merry life at Santa Claus Village. Meet the magical man himself and send a note to friends back home from his official post office. Before leaving, you’ll receive a certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle, which runs directly through the village.

Next up is a snow day filled with exhilarating activities in the Arctic Circle. Let your inner child run free as you strap on some snowshoes and take to the Lappish winter wonderland of snow-covered trees and serene open spaces. Stay toasty with a delicious lunch in a log cabin built in 1967. Then, you’ll go on an exciting morning dog-sled ride at a husky ranch before heading to SantaPark to visit Mrs. Gingerbread’s Bakery, the Elf Workshop, Ice Gallery & Ice Bar, Santa’s Office and much more. While there, try your hand at calligraphy and elf school to earn your Elf Trainee Hat!

What we love:

• Lapland is also one of the best places in the world to see the mesmerizing glow of the northern lights, which grace the sky about 200 nights per year.
• There are more reindeer — around 20,000 more! — than people in Lapland.
• The Ice Bar at SantaPark stays true to its name — virtually everything in it is made of ice, including the beverage glasses.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 7 days and 6 nights in Rovaniemi, Finland, as well as:
• Night hunt for aurora borealis; includes transportation and snack.
• Half-day trip to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; includes transportation and lunch.
• Half-day trip to the Arctic Circle; includes transportation, lunch and snowshoe rental.
• Husky safari; includes transportation.
• Visit to SantaPark; includes transportation, lunch and Elf Trainee Hat.
• Welcome reception at the hotel.
• 6 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Rovaniemi Airport (RVN), approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by September 8.

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Destination

Near the Arctic Circle in the Finnish province of Lapland is the city of Rovaniemi, home of the mythical Santa Claus. This distinction, along with unspoiled nature, vast wilderness and subarctic climate, makes it a popular tourist destination for cold-weather enthusiasts. Thanks to an abundance of lakes, woods and mountains, it offers an ideal retreat for recreational activities including ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and dog sledding.

Rovaniemi is a walkable city with plenty of attractions and a busy nightlife. The Jatkankynttila bridge (Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge) is a prominent landmark with its brightly lit pillars. A good introduction to the area’s history and culture can be found at the Arktikum Science Museum and the Korundi House of Culture. The Rovaniemi Theatre hosts about 230 performances a year, ranging from comedies and dramas to musicals.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
1-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Welcome reception at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 2

7-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Day 3

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
7-11 p.m.: Night hunt for aurora borealis*; includes transportation and snack.
• 7 p.m.: Pickup from the hotel.
• Transfer to a spot in the wilderness for a possible sighting of the northern lights.
• Eat fried sausages by a fire.
• On the way back to the hotel, stop at a traditional dwelling, meet the host and look around.
• Transfer back to the hotel, a drive of about 31 miles (50 kilometers).
• 11 p.m.: Arrive at the hotel.

Day 4

6:30-9:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Half-day trip to Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; includes transportation and lunch.
• 10 a.m.: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
• Try your hand at reindeer-sleigh driving and get a reindeer-driving license.
• Transfer to Santa Claus Village.
• Enjoy a ceremony for crossing the Arctic Circle, complete with a certificate.
• While there, you’ll have free time to meet Santa in his office, send postcards and explore handicraft and souvenir shops.
• Enjoy lunch in a restaurant.
• 2 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 5

6:30-9:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Half-day trip to the Arctic Circle**; includes transportation, lunch and snowshoe rental.
• 10 a.m.: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
• Enjoy snowshoeing.
• Optional activities include a 1-hour trek on snowshoes or Altai skis and ice fishing (at your own expense).
• Enjoy lunch in a log cabin.
• 2 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 6

6:30-9:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10-11:45 a.m.: Husky safari; includes transportation.
• 10 a.m.: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
• Go on a 1.8-mile (3-kilometer) husky ride** and learn how to control the sleds.
• Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire while talking to the head musher about the huskies.
• The husky safari ends at SantaPark.
Noon – 3 p.m.: Visit to SantaPark; includes transportation, lunch and Elf Trainee Hat.
• Explore SantaPark’s attractions, including Santa’s Office, Elves’ Post Office, Elf Toy Factory Shopping Area, Elf School and Diploma, Magic Sleigh Ride, Elf Workshop, Calligraphy School, Angry Birds Activity Area, the Amazing SantaPark Dance Show, Mrs. Gingerbread’s Bakery and Undercrossing the Arctic Circle.
• Magical music shows at the SantaPark stage.
• Visit the Ice Gallery & Ice Bar where you’ll meet the Ice Princess.
• Enjoy a buffet lunch.
Return to the hotel.
6 p.m.: 3-course dinner at a local Lappish-inspired restaurant.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 7

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

*The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and depend on certain factors such as weather conditions. Therefore, sightings cannot be guaranteed. In the event of bad weather, this activity may be scheduled for another night. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.

** If inclement weather conditions or lack of snow, the activity may be changed. See Additional Information for details and restrictions. 

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

Scandic Rovaniemi City hotel in the city center provides a good base for exploring the area. Within walking distance is Lordi’s Square, Rovaniemi Church and Lappia House. After a day of fresh air, relax in a traditional Finnish sauna or indulge in Nordic cuisine.

Hotel features:

• 1 restaurant, 1 buffet restaurant, 1 lobby bar and room service.
• Finnish sauna and fitness center.
Complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks.
• Nearby Arktikum Arboretum and Ounasvaara Hill.

Standard Double/Twin Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.

Family Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 twin beds and 1 sofa bed. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Minimum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Both room types include:
• Bathroom with shower.
• Hairdryer.
• Television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Scandic Rovaniemi City
Koshkikatu 23
Rovaniemi 96200, Finland



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

We recommend that you wear warm, comfortable footwear and clothing for all activities.

Please note:
Activities involving reindeer and huskies are not recommended for expectant mothers.

This trip is not recommended for infants due to the possibility of extreme weather conditions.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than September 8 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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