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FINLAND - adult's only luxury lodge stay near Rovaniemi (6 days)

50 Degrees North - Norway, Finland and Iceland

Rovaniemi, Finland To Rovaniemi, Finland

Valid for Departures: 01 Dec 2020 - 08 Apr 2021


Day 1
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Dinner

Day 1: Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia

Beana Laponia is located by the Ounasjoki river in the area of Meltaus in Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi airport is south 45 minutes away. Alternatively Kittila is an 1 hour 30 minutes drive to the North.

Check in, relax and get to know your fellow travellers over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner of local produce.

Day 2
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Dogsledding in the Meltaus region

Today, you will have the opportunity to mush your own team of 5-6 dogs under the full guidance and instruction of our professional sled guides. The sleds hold one musher and one passenger; the dogs are friendly, nimble and extremely strong.

Our dog farm is next door to our hotel so we can leave directly into the beautiful snowy forests, skirt lakes and rivers, climb hills and explore fells. Before the tour begins you'll meet the dogs, help prepare the sleds and be briefed on safety. This safari will deliver you back to the hotel for a buffet lunch. The afternoon is yours.

Day 3
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Snowmobiling and Aurora Borealis snow shoe walk

Experience the Arctic beauty by snowmobiling today. This 3-hour snowmobile safari will take you through the wilderness of Northern Finland.

Depending on the program and the weather, head out tonight for a late night program of snowshoeing and Aurora viewing. Rug up for a campfire, hot drinks and story telling about the Northern Lights.

Day 4
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Optional day tour to Rovaniemi

Fancy meeting Santa? Perhaps you are interested in venturing into the city of Rovaniemi. The capital of Lapland is a little less than one hour’s drive away. The first stop is the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle where you can experience the wonders of the Christmas spirit. The highlights of the day are meeting Santa Claus and souvenir shopping from the wide range of local products from Lapland.

You can then head towards Arktikum, a wonderful modern museum exhibiting the unique flora, fauna, weather and culture of the Arctic in an illustrative way.

Head back to Beana Laponia and enjoy the peace & quiet of your wilderness hotel. This is an optional day tour - if you would prefer to stay at the hotel, you are more than welcome.

Day 5
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride

Today, enjoy a more peaceful day with a reindeer safari. Take the time to savor the snow-covered landscape during a wonderfully peaceful 3km sleigh ride. We will get close to these beautiful creatures. Your guide will tell you about reindeers, their indigenous Sami culture and life in the Arctic.

Day 6
Rovaniemi, Finland
Beana Laponia Breakfast

Day 6: Departure day

After breakfast, return to the airport. Be sure to talk to us regarding visiting some of the other unique areas of Northern Finland.

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Beana Laponia is a brand new boutique hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland, designed for adults only. Surrounded by a mesmerising snowy landscape, the Beana Laponia offers a wilderness hideaway with an abundance of winter activities on its doorstep.

With just 11 bedrooms, you can enjoy a relaxing Northern Lights break, away from the crowds. Locally sourced produce is served in the hotel's restaurant - enjoy reindeer dishes, freshly caught salmon seasoned with a variety of local berries.

Beana Laponia translates as 'Dog Lapland' and with their own pack of dogs on the land near the hotel, you can get to know the dogs before going on your sledding adventure.

Day 1: Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia

Day 2: Dogsledding in the Meltaus region

Day 3: Snowmobiling and Aurora Borealis snow shoe walk

Day 4: Optional day tour to Rovaniemi

Day 5: Reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride

Day 6: Departure day

Important information

Daily program may change closer to the date but all activities outlined will be included.This hotel is not designed for children.

This tour can be easily modified to include a stay at similar lodge or unique accommodation option in the area. Or perhaps consider skiing afterwards at Levi Resort?

What's Included


  • Transportation: Airport transfers from Rovaniemi to Beana Laponia (45 mins), transfers can be arranged to visit Rovaniemi.

    Winter clothing set during your stay at Beana Laponi

    Free use of toboggans, snowshoes & kicksleds

  • Sauna daily between 4pm - 6.30pm & one private evening sauna which includes sauna, jacuzzi, cooling room & outdoor hot tub.

    Full board at Beana Laponia from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 6 (drinks and alcohol is not included).

  • Winter activities - 3 hour Husky Safari, 3 hour snow mobile safari, reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride, snowshoeing and Aurora evening.

    Nordic + include 5 nights in Jr Suite

  • 24-hour emergency service

    Taxes and service fees Meals included

    This tour includes 14 meals; 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.

Not Included

  • International flight tickets, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

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.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at


Sustainable tourism and responsible travel are at the forefront of the 50 Degrees North philosophy. We aim to create and maintain sustainable business practices that not only provide economic benefits for the local populations in our destinations, but also respect and protect nature, cultural heritage, and local values, with the aim of preserving all of these for future generations.

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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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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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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 & 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!
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iceland quick trip

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

fun but a bit chaotic
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Iceland trip

By: Melissa

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Was wonderful and everything went perfectly with all tours, pick ups and activities.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Excellent operator

By: S & A

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

50 Degrees North did a fantastic job. Everything on our trip went smoothly with no issues. Our trip to Iceland was amazing and we plan on returning to check out more of this beautiful country thanks to the work done to make this trip a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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By: Southern traveler

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2019

We covered a lot of territory. It was a good general tour for the area.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster
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Norway in a Nutshell

By: Keith H

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2019

50 Degrees North did a great job. Excellent choice of hotels in the best of positions. Spot on ground transport arrangements, transfers and flight. Good guides with the "meet and greet" option being a particularly good idea for do it yourselfers. Helps tremendously to orientate and set you on the right path without being committed to a guided tour. Would definately use them again.
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Wonderful places to stay in Norway

By: Carol and Jim

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019

50 Degrees North placed us in gorgeous hotels, and arranged very interesting and knowledgeable drivers for us. When there was a minor mix-up with arrival times, they sent a fruit platter to our room as a gift - unexpected but a really nice touch!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Caes
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Iceland August 2019

By: Avril Foster

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

50 degrees North organised a great itinerary for us to self drive around Iceland.
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A good mix

By: MEl

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2019

Our self drive was very good with interesting adventures and visits. Good guidance and good guide. Day in Thorsmörk with Arctic Trucks and our guide Jelmar was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Tom Gehrels
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50 Degrees North

By: Bub

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2019

I would recommend this company with reservation. Overall they did a good job but when we had a couple of problems it was Patricia not them who helped us.
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By: Hurtigruten

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

The tour was fascinating with a combination of train sea and bus travel.
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Best Trip Ever!

By: Rachel

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2019

50 degrees North did a great job in planning the trip with Victoria! Would recommend them to everyone!
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hardison-Sterry
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Lovely tour company

By: Bob Harris

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2020

They put together an excellent tour for my family of Northern Finland. Stayed at the Inari Wilderness Hotel which is a beautiful property, but has sub par food and the staff are very unhelpful.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker
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Hege is the man!

By: Patricia Baker

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2020

My travel agent, Susan Teeple, worked with Hege to help me experience an amazing time in Finnish Lapland. It was everything I could possibly have wanted. Hege was good about listening to Susan and communicating with her. Working together is how great things get done and Hege came through very nicely. Sincerely, Patricia Baker
Travel Advisor:  Susan Teeple