New Year’s Eve in Rovaniemi

6 days | 5 nights

Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland, located at the Arctic Circle. This Nordic region has eight different seasons, each with its special light, temperature and natural phenomena. The changing seasons offer excellent settings for all kinds of activities and walks through the snow-covered forests and on frozen rivers: reindeer safaris, dog sledding safaris and snowmobile safaris. Try ice fishing on a frozen lake or spend a night in an ice room with a constant temperature of -5 degrees – the choice is yours!

from 1795 €

28 December 2021Transfer from Rovaniemi Airport/Train StationMore information
29 December 2021Santa Claus Safari with lunchMore information
30 December 2021Husky Safari 10 km

Visit to the Aurora Borealis Camp

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31 December 2021Ice Fishing by Snowmobile

Festive New Year’s Dinner followed by Mystical New Year’s Party

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1 January 2022Visit to Arctic SnowHotel with dinner in the Ice RestaurantMore information
2 January 2022Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport/Train StationMore information


Transfers between Rovaniemi Airport and your hotel on arrival and departure
Accommodation five nights at the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in the centre of Rovaniemi
Half-board (breakfast and dinner as from 30 December 2021)
Festive dinner on 31 December 2021
Mystical New Year’s Party on 31 December 2021
Santa Claus Safari by Snow Mobile and reindeer sledding including lunch
Husky Safari – 10 km
Visit to the Aurora Borealis Camp
Ice Fishing by Snowmobile
Evening excursion to the Arctic SnowHotel and dinner at the Ice Restaurant
English-speaking tour guides during all activities
Warm clothes during the entire stay in Rovaniemi

Not included

Dinner on 29 December 2021
Airline tickets to Rovaniemi
Cancellation insurance
Beverages during meals (except on 31 December 2021)
Local transport to Snowman World
All services not indicated as “included”

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Standard twin for two adults (two twin beds)

Price per adult: 1995 EUR

Standard triple for two adults and one child (two twin beds and one extra bed)

Price per adult: 1895 EUR
Price per child (4-14 years): 1495 EUR

Standard queen for two adults and two children (one queen bed and one double sofa bed)

Price per adult: 1795 EUR
Price per child (4-14 years): 1395 EUR

28 December 2021 – 2 January 2022

Photo by Juho Kuva - Copyright Visit Finland Mediabank

28 December 2021

Transfer from Rovaniemi Airport/Train Station to your hotel in the centre of Rovaniemi.
Five nights at the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Breakfast and dinner from 29 December 2021

29 December 2021

Santa Claus Safari including lunch (10:00-16:00)

The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus’ Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus’ main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cosy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle!

Photo and copyright Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd

Photo and copyright Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd

30 December 2021

Husky Safari (10 km – Departure at 09:15 AM)

After a short drive from town, we will arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, we will be given instruction on how to control the sleds. Children will be travelling in a large sleigh driven by a guide. One adult will be standing behind a sleigh as a driver and one will be sitting on a sleigh as a passenger. Drivers can be changed during the safari. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once we return to the ranch.

Visit to the Aurora Borealis Camp (21:30-24:00)

Tonight we will go to the Aurora Borealis camp located away from the city lights with an unlimited view at the northern sky. At the camp, there is an open-air Aurora Borealis theatre, where a film and spectacular photos of the Northern Lights are presented. We will also have time to roam around the resort, take a brisk snowmobile sleigh ride, or can just lay back by an open fire admiring the northern sky. And don’t forget to enjoy the traditional reindeer burgers in the Kota teepee! With a little luck, the sky is clear and the moon, stars, and even the Northern Lights may show up.

31 December 2021

Ice Fishing by Snow Mobile (09:30-13:30)

We head north on a snowmobile trail that takes us along the frozen River Ounasjoki up into the hills, where we can admire the snowy forests and wilderness of Lapland. Following the trail through white, snow-covered fields, we will arrive at a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as the guide prepares you to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over a campfire.


Festive New Year Buffet at the restaurant followed by Mystical New Year’s Party (22:30-00:30)

We will welcome the New Year 2020 at Lapland’s magical border of the Arctic Circle. Fire, ice, darkness, snow, lights, music and dance are the combined elements that create a magical event for the whole family. The mysterious fortune tellers fuel the atmosphere as the New Year approaches and Santa Claus himself will also pay us a visit! Enjoy the giant snow disco, snow bars, mighty fireworks and the spectacular New Year Dance Show.

01 January 2022

Visit to the Arctic SnowHotel and dinner at the Ice Restaurant (16:45-20:30)

The tour includes return transfers, a guided tour of the Arctic SnowHotel, where the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the snow hotel and, finally, a three course dinner in the Ice Restaurant. The Ice Restaurant built of snow and ice provides a unique setting for an unforgettable dinner prepared from local ingredients.

02 January 2022

Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport/Train Station.


6 days | 5 nights

from 1795 €