Arctic Delight
04 Nights / 05 Days
INR 76,000
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  • Day 01 : Arrive Helsinki

    Upon arrival Helsinki airport (flight excluded), transfer to hotel in a private car/van with an English speaking driver. Overnight at Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar.

    Meal : No


    Day 02 : Helsinki - Rovaniemi

    Breakfast in hotel 3 hrs private car/van with English speaking driver ONLY for city tour. City Tour covers all the major sights of Helsinki. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa. In 1748 the building of the Suomenlinna Fortress began. This drew more people to the city and gave it a more cosmopolitan air. As a result of the war of 1808-1809, Sweden was forced to cede Finland to Russia. In 1812 Tsar Alexander declared Helsinki the capital of autonomous Finland. In 1917 the city was to become the capital of the independent Republic of Finland. In safeguarding its historical heritage, Helsinki has again and again been forced to reassess the past. Cultural influences from both East and West have moulded the life of the city, which has nevertheless preserved an outlook on life that is inherently Finnish. Over the years the city has spread and its population multiplied, yet nature is still close at hand - the sea and islands are dominant features of the landscape. Among the most striking features of the Helsinki architecture are the largish areas built in a uniform style. The city thus has whole blocks and even districts representing Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, and National Romantic, functional or modern architecture. The oldest area in Helsinki that has been preserved intact is the Senate Square, reminiscent of St. Petersburg in its neoclassical style. In the 1970s Helsinki acquired some important new public buildings - e.g. the Finlandia Hall, the City Theatre, the new National Opera, the official residence of the Finnish President and the Temppeliaukio Church - which are now important landmarks on the Helsinki street scene. The City Tour includes all essential sights in the city centre including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome. Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favorite venue for concerts. Including a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock). Tour end in airport Flight for Rovaniemi excluded. Upon arrival Rovaniemi, transfer to hotel in a private car/van with an English speaking driver ONLY. Overnight at City Hotel Rovaniemi or similar.

    Meal : Breakfast


    Day 03 : Rovaniemi

    Breakfast at hotel. ARCTIC DELIGHT – Visit to Santa’s Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Mr. Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s Official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoying a lunch in one of the restaurants. After lunch, we head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, try a short reindeer sleigh ride, take part in special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony and after a splendid day we return back to the city by snowmobiles. Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari. Duration: 6 hours Departure: 10:00 Operated: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Includes: Winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and safari 2 persons/snowmobile, driving approx. 15-25 km, visit to reindeer farm, short reindeer sleigh ride and reindeer driving license, Arctic Circle ceremony and Certificate, hot drinks, visit to Santa’s Village by car, meeting with Santa Claus, lunch, guiding in English. AURORA SKY DRIVE – To the wilderness by car The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are possible to be observed in the Polar zone of the world. Our location on the Arctic Circle gives us the best possibilities to try and see them. Our guide will drive you out of the city reaching the perfect spots offering us the best open sky vision to enjoy the Lappish picnic hopefully under the Auroras. Transfers by car. Duration: 3 hours Departure: 20:30 Operated: From Monday to Saturday Includes: Winter clothing, car transfers, Lappish picnic, hot drinks, guiding in English Notice: Reservations subject to weather conditions on the spot. Overnight at City Hotel Rovaniemi or similar.

    Meal : Breakfast


    Day 04 : Rovaniemi

    Breakfast at hotel. THRILL OF THE NIGHT – Evening husky safari As the night falls and the stars start to twinkle we drive out from the sleeping city to a husky farm where happy sled dogs are waiting for us. Learn how to mush your own team of huskies as we start our journey in the dark, hoping for the Aurora borealis to appear and the stars to light our path. Stop for a break in the wilderness and take photos. We drive two persons per team, but there is a possibility to change the driver along the way. The average length of the trail is 12-17 km, but the weather conditions and the skills of the participants may affect the length of the ride. After the safari, we warm up with a hot cup of berry juice and listen to the stories of husky musher’s life before the car transfer to the city. Duration: Approx. 3 hours Departure: 19:00. Operated: Mondays and Wednesdays Includes: Winter clothing, car transfers, husky farm visit, 1,5 - 2 hours husky safari of 12-17 km, 2 persons/team, children in sleigh, hot drinks, guiding in English Overnight at City Hotel Rovaniemi or similar.

    Meal : Breakfast


    Day 05 : Departure Rovaniemi

    Morning transfer to airport in a private car/van with English speaking driver.



  • Tours Includes :

    •   Arrival transfers from Airport – Hotel.
    •   01 overnight in hotel in Helsinki including breakfast.
    •   03 hrs car with driver and English speaking guide in Helsinki.
    •   Arrival transfer in Rovaniemi.
    •   03 Nights stay in Rovaniemi including breakfast.
    •   Arctic Delight tour.
    •   Aurora Sky Drive tour.
    •   Thrill of night tour.
    •   Departure transfer.


    Tour Excludes :

    •   Visa and Overseas Travel Insurance.
    •   International air tickets.
    •   Tips and Gratuities.
    •   Personal expanses e.g. (tel., beverages, laundry, room service…etc
    •   Any item which is not included in the itinerary.
    •   Meals other than those specified and mentioned in the inclusions (if any).
    •   Mineral Water during the entire trip.
    •   Beverages during meals.
    •   Any items not mentioned above.
    •   Service Tax 4.50%



  • Price Validity : Till 30 September 2016

    Price Starting from INR 76,000/- Per person on twin sharing basis



  • Destination

    Hotel

    Category

    Helsinki

    Sokos Hotel Presidentti / Similar

    4 Star Hotel

    Rovaniemi

    City Hotel Rovaniemi / similar

    4 Star Hotel




  • Terms and Conditions :

    •   Initial Booking amount of INR 20,000/- is non-refundable.
    •   50% Tour Cost 45 days prior to departure.
    •   100% Tour Cost 20 Day prior to departure.


    General Information :

    •   All rates are quoted net, Per Person in INR.
    •   The above rates might be changed in case of increasing sales, government taxes, or entrance fees.
    •    Please be informed that with effect from 1st June 2016 Indian government will levy 4.50% service tax on all Outbound services, on the total price.
    •   Hotel Official check in time: 15:00 hrs and checkout time at 12:00 noon.
    •   Cost of expenses of personal nature such as, laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges etc., is not included
    •   The tour leader/tour guide escorts you according to the itinerary; he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
    •   Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.
    •   Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusions list are not included
    •   In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard
    •   We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of Similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary.