Soroptimist Winter Adventure in Rovaniemi
9-13 December 2018
In the winter months, Northern Finland is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with peaceful snow-covered forests, vast frozen lakes and the Aurora borealis dancing overhead. This five-day guided adventure allows you to experience the best of it: try Finland’s favorite winter sports, learn about culture and traditions, taste local foods and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
- Meet Santa Claus
- Husky Safari in the snow covered forest
- Snowshoe adventure and camp lunch in nature
- Explore Arktikum, a science and popular culture destination
- Visit to a reindeer farm
Dec 9: Night train from Tampere to Rovaniemi
Dec 10: Arrival in Rovaniemi, city sightseeing walk, visit to Santa Claus Village and introduction to Finnish sauna
Dec 11: Husky Safari, Nordic walking and visit to Arktikum Museum
Dec 12: Snowshoe tour, camp lunch, visit to a reindeer farm and farewell dinner
Dec 13: Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport
Accommodations the first night are in a sleeping cabin of a long distance train from Tampere to Rovaniemi. Two people will share a cabin with bunk beds and shared toilets.
The following three nights will be spend in twin rooms in a standard hotel in downtown Rovaniemi and will include a large breakfast buffet, free Wi-fi and access to the sauna.
This tour is limited to 10 people, available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
How to join:
- Complete the booking form.
- We will send you an invoice for 30% of the total cost, due within one week. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
- You will receive a final invoice for the remaining 70% which will be due 9 October 2018.
Please note, the tour price includes VAT and train travel from Tampere to Rovaniemi. Return flights out of Rovaniemi are not included. See the full tour program for a full list of what is included.
Winter Gear Rental
Personal winter gear rental package: €50
Some adventurers prefer not to buy personal outdoor winter clothing. If you are travelling light or just prefer not to add to your closet, we are happy to offer a winter gear rental package that will help keep you warm in arctic conditions.
Preliminary booking is required to ensure appropriate sizes are available. The winter gear package includes:
- Thermal underlayer (trousers and shirt)
- Woolen socks
- Fleece or heavy sweater
- Winter jacket
- Winter trousers
- Winter boots
- Small hat + big hat for extra cold weather
- Gloves + mittens