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FINLAND - Northern Lights & Arctic Sky with Glass Igloos near Rovaniemi (5 days)

50 Degrees North

Luosto, Finland To Rovaniemi, Finland

Valid for Departures: 01 Dec 2019 - 15 Apr 2020

FINLAND - Northern Lights & Arctic Sky with Glass Igloos near Rovaniemi (5 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora None

Day 1: Arrive Luosto and settle into your hotel room with fireplace


Arrive Rovaniemi and bus transfer 1.5 hr to Luosto, about 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.


Luosto is located in the middle of Finnish Lapland and is home to new Santa's Aurora Hotel. Sit back and enjoy the open fires in the lobby on your arrival.


This village has several dining options in the evening. We recommend the restaurant at Hotel Aurora or Hotel Luostotunturi. Be sure to relax in your private little sauna to warm up this evening before bed.

Day 2
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 2: Husky Sledding


This morning you will head off for a wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short transfer by car, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch.


After the Husky ride you have a free day to explore this small village. Optional excursions available (depending on the weather) include cross country & downhill skiing, visiting the Amethyst Mine, snow sculpture or even ice climbing.

Day 3
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 3: Reindeer sledding & Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile


After lunch, you will have a reindeer sleigh ride. Transportation by car to a reindeer farm to try this traditional way of travelling through snowy forests. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a bun around a campfire and learn about the life of reindeer herders. Duration 1h 45min.


During the afternoon, you will move to a new glass-roofed Arctic View room. These rooms offer a totally new room experience bringing you closer to the Lappish landscape than any other hotel room or glass igloo before. Get close to the winter polar nights and Aurora Borealis.


Arctic View Glass rooms are equipped with shower, WC, water boiler with coffee and tea, TV, aurora alarm phone, wifi and hair dryer. Rooms can be fitted with one extra bed. All other hotel services as reception, breakfast, lobby bar and restaurant in main building of Santa's Hotel Aurora are only a few steps away from your Arctic View room.


This evening, experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river. With a little luck, you’ll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savour a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland. Duration with transfers 3 hours.

Day 4
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 4: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness


Come and experience the crisp, frosty winter day by driving through the snow-covered forest by snowmobile! You'll receive driving instructions and safety rules – and then you are ready for adventure. This experience introduces you to the unforgettable Lappish nature as you snowmobile through snowy forests and over frozen lakes. On route enjoy a peaceful break and warm berry juice. Duration: 2 hours


The afternoon, you have free time - sit back & enjoy your Arctic glass igloo..

Day 5
Rovaniemi, Finland
None Breakfast

Day 5: Return to Rovaniemi airport & depart


After breakfast, transfer to the Rovaniemi airport. If you wish to explore this Santa town, please speak to us about options.

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Description


Imagine sleeping in a sophisticated warm room with a glass igloo attached as the Northern Lights dance above you.... On this short Finnish holiday, spend the days participating in adventurous activities such as husky sledding & reindeer safaris before bedding down under the Arctic Sky.


Explore the small Finnish town of Luosto, eat at local restaurants & enjoy the enchanting snow covered fell (forests) close by.


Day 1: Arrive Luosto and settle into your hotel room with fireplace


Day 2: Husky Sledding


Day 3: Reindeer sledding & Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile


Day 4: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness


Day 5: Return to Rovaniemi airport & depart

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

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50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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Iceland

By: Grandma


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Everything went perfectly. Tours were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald
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Competent but not great comunicators

By: Bobiz


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Guides and transportation were very good. They were not responsive to our requests for restaurant reservation....they made some...and then ignored other requests.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz
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Thank you Anna & 50 Degrees North

By: Michelle T.


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2018

Anna was super helpful when we encountered some minor issues on our trip - she was readily available to help . We had an absolutely amazing time in Sweden & Finland. I would highly recommend visiting this area- I would only recommend going a bit later as we didn’t have much snow even in early December :(
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon
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Knowledgeable up north

By: Hectar


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

They really know the area. They put us in the right hotels and the guides the booked were wonderful. Everything was easy to understand and get around.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Bouche
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Swedish Lapland

By: Martin & Kelly


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2019

We had no idea what to expect when going to Lapland and up to the Arctic Circle but we're thankful Victoria had us working with 50 Degrees North. They were great through the entire process to include our time at Camp Ripan, The Ice Hotel & in Abisko. We didn't go to the Arctic Circle for anything but chasing the northern lights and the companies 50 Degrees used to help us do that were spot on. While in Kiruna we met reindeer, snowmobiled at night under the lights, ate by fireside in a cabin with no electricity and dog sledded with an amazing group of tour guides and wonderful dogs. On our way up to Absiko we sadly had a train cancellation and while we were able to go later in the day 50 Degrees made sure we were all set. Once in Absiko we were able to experience the lights two times more with a dinner at the Abisko Light Station (over dinner) + a photography course with Harry and Lights over Lapland. Amazing trip and thankful Victoria & 50 Degrees did to give us those memories.
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hardison-Sterry
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Scandinavian Specialists ...

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Fifty Degrees North was contacted by Amanda Klimak of Largay Travel to arrange a personalized tour for me and my wife to Finland and Russia. Fifty Degrees North basically offered prepackaged private tours, "Glass Igloo Stay in Finland", and "St. Petersburg and Moscow in Style" which, with my questions and input, we customized to a limited degree. While the overall trip was well planned and enjoyable, some of the activities were quite touristy (reindeer farm visit, Izmailhovsky Market, tour of Vladimir, etc), and not particularly special or luxurious. Given that I never made cost an issue, I would have hoped that more unique and individualized activities could have been proposed. I must say the private guide (Marina Karpova) and car and driver in St. Petersburg was outstanding, and by comparison the guide in Moscow was less so, although acceptable. And having now experienced the "Golden Ring" tour of Vladimir and Suzdal (particularly the Azimut Hotel) I would not recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan
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Iceland

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 05 May 2019

We travelled to Iceland with 50 Degrees North and joined a modified vehicle bus tour that took us off the beaten track through the highlands and to many amazing waterfalls and sites. They organised us to visit the Blue Lagoon on the way to our hotel. The tour included very good quality accommodation and meals. It was more active than a standard bus tour but could have offered more activities...the hiking options were limited as our group consisted of people who were not able to participate. We understand the guide needs to accommodate different levels of fitness and he did so very well. It would be great to have a tour designed for active people so that more options were possible...especially hiking. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking at Landmannalaugar and a dip in the natural hot springs. This was breathtaking and an unforgettable highlight...fire & ice. We extended our stay in Reykjavik to go ice climbing but a helicopter/ice cave tour would be a great option. We loved Iceland! Thank you!