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Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

1. Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

Enjoy a unique experience at a Snow Hotel with this tour from Rovaniemi. Ride in a climate controlled bus to a hotel that is created from ice. Take a tour of the hotel's chilly interior before sitting down to a delicious meal in its ice restaurant.  Depart from the meeting point in the early evening and relax during a 30-minute drive to the Arctic snow hotel. Before dinner, take a tour through the hotel and its Arctic curiosities, like the snow sauna.  Learn about the structure's constructions, operations, and special features from your guide and have the chance to order a shot served in a glass made from ice from the ice bar. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for dinner. Savor Lappish starting with a velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons, and tar vinegar which is served with crispy flatbread and ciabatta. Choose from main courses like Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce, and seasonal vegetables, or braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, crayfish sauce, and seasonal vegetables.  Have something lighter with main courses like Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and seasonal vegetables or fried cold-smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed kik peas, and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce. Complete your meal with a sweet lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue. Return to Rovaniemi at the end of your tour. 

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

2. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

Join a professional Aurora Borealis photographer and learn the tricks of the trade for capturing that perfect Northern Lights moment. The professional photographer will take the best shots for you. Head up to 100 km away from the light pollution of the city, into the mystical forest. Your tour guide will explain how the Northern Lights are formed and tell ancient tales from the local and Lappish cultures. The photographer can provide guidance in setting up the best shooting angles, shooting screens, camera settings, and more.  Sit down for a campfire BBQ and grill some local favorites and delicacies of reindeer sausage and hot blueberry juice. The photographer will also take photos of you and the Northern Lights, so you will have a record of this wonderful moment. After the trip, you will receive your Northern Lights photos by email so that you may download them without any additional cost.

From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

3. From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

Get picked up in the evening from Santa's Hotel and drive for 30 minutes before arriving at the Arctic SnowHotel, which offers an excellent opportunity to view the northern lights. The venue is a complete winter wonderland set in the heart of Lapland's most beautiful natural scenes. Before dinner, your guide will tell you about the construction, operation, and special features of the SnowHotel during a memorable guided tour through the hotel rooms and the Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna. Your guide will also tell you about the northern lights. During the evening, it is also possible to walk around the hotel area on your own and warm up at the Sky Bar, which has a second floor with a glass roof through which you can hopefully spot the auroras. Afterwards, settle in for a lovely fixed dinner in the stylish restaurant.  Later, order a shot from the Ice Bar served in a glass made from ice (at your own expense). While waiting for the northern lights to appear, spend part of the evening in a warm Lappish tepee, where you can sip coffee and tea, and roast some sausages on the open fire. The dinner menu is as follows: Starter: • Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream, and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers, and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broadbean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: •Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries, and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

4. Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

Begin your Finish snow sauna experience with pickup from a central meeting point at 4:45 PM. After a 30-minute transfer, arrive at the stunning Arctic SnowHotel. During a guided tour, explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, the hotel’s beautiful rooms, and other arctic specialties. After the tour, get ready for your sauna experience. Your guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and give you ample time to try it out, along with the unique snow sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, all completely in private.   Next, enjoy a delicious meal served in a magical Lappish atmosphere next to an open fire at Kota restaurant. Make use of free time to explore the hotel at your leisure and warm up at Sky Bar. Admire the bar’s glass ceiling and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dinner Menu Starter: Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broad bean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

5. Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube or enjoy the beautiful snow and ice sculptures in the Ice bar and Snow restaurant. After some fun time with the activities, it is time to prepare for a unique dinner in the snow restaurant. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for an unforgettable dinner. Savor Lappish dishes as your culinary experience commences with a rich mushroom soup served with fresh bread and finished off with a delicious lingonberry-caramel bavaroise. Dinner menu: Starter: Velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons and tar vinegar Crispy flat bread and ciabatta Main course options (please choose one): - Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce and season’s vegetables - Braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, cray fish sauce and season’s vegetables - Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and season’s vegetables - Fried cold smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed chickpeas and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce Dessert: Soft lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue

Helsinki Airport (HEL): Premium Lounge Entry

6. Helsinki Airport (HEL): Premium Lounge Entry

Located in the non-Schengen Area of Terminal 2 in Helsinki Airport, Plaza Premium Lounge Helsinki boasts the first in-lounge playroom set within a modern and bright lounge ambiance, complemented with breathtaking apron views. Get 3-hour access to the lounge and take a break before or between flights, a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. Make use of all the lounge facilities catering to the needs of travelers, such as comfortable seating, a live kitchen, a bar, shower rooms, charging stations, complimentary WiFi, and computer workstations.

Rovaniemi: Half-Day Snowmobile & Ice Fishing Experience

7. Rovaniemi: Half-Day Snowmobile & Ice Fishing Experience

Get closer to the beautiful scenery of the Arctic, cross the frozen lakes and drive the snowmobile through the forests, impossible experiences to have in a car. Drive a snowmobile through northern Finland's magnificent winter landscape. Amazing views, white landscapes, and ice-covered lakes await on your exciting snowmobile adventure through the wilderness. Ice fishing is a unique way to be part of nature and enjoy the natural environment. Drill a hole in the ice lake, wait for the Arctic fish to hook up and experience the Finnish lifestyle. At the same time, make a bonfire on the snow, prepare grilled salmon and pork sausage with Lappish bread!

Ranua Zoo + BBQ lunch in Rovaniemi, Lapland

8. Ranua Zoo + BBQ lunch in Rovaniemi, Lapland

Visit the only Zoo in the arctic, Ranua Zoo. Here you will be able to encounter animals that are local to this arctic region. The most popular are the moose and the polar bears. The zoo also shows you over 200 famous local animals, such as forest reindeer, wolves, and the arctic fox. One of the best ways to appreciate the animals is while they are eating, the zoo display feeding times in their brochure. Watch while the wolves and polar bears enjoy their meals before you enjoy your own. Don’t forget the many types of owls that are hard to spot in nature will be there. Afterward, enjoy a campfire at the zoo forest park and eat a delicious Lappish barbecue of wood fire grilled Lappish pork sausage and blueberry juice. Then return to your hotel after you have finished seeing everything at this wonderful zoo.

Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

9. Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

Departing early in the morning from Rovaniemi, you will be picked up from your hotel and head 116km to the sea coast of Kemi. The journey takes about 1 hour and the sightseeing along the way is amazing. A Lappish lunch will be provided. Situated right on the Bothnian Bay, the majestic castle of Kemi rises up as in a fairy-tale world of the frosty Finnish winter. Each year in January, local professional designers are in charge of designing and reconstructing the unique and massive Snow Castle. It starts to melt only when the shiny sunlight starts to peek out through the clouds in the springtime. Along with the looming castle walls, which are over twelve feet high, the area also features a hotel, art gallery, and chapel, where some people even travel across the globe to hold an exquisite marriage ceremony. Each portion of the castle is lit with colorful lights that add splendor to the ethereal ice walls. Many artists come to lend their talents to the castle by creating ice sculptures throughout the waterside structure as well. Children and anyone with the spirit of a child may experience the delight and excitement the two original snow-mascots Arttu and Terttu offer at the Snow Castle daily.

Lapland: Canoeing Trip with Reindeer and Husky Farm Tour

10. Lapland: Canoeing Trip with Reindeer and Husky Farm Tour

Enjoy the opportunity to visit the Husky Farm and see these lovely, energetic and beautiful huskies. If the weather is cool enough, you will enjoy a ride in a carriage pulled by the Huskies. After a short ride to a forest lake, you will embark on a beautiful canoeing trip to explore the wonders of the lakes and slowly slide across the lake. Afterward, visit a local reindeer farm. The deer herders will explain the reindeer day for you. You will be able to feed the reindeer and take nice pictures while listening to funny stories about their daily life.   Finally, you will enjoy blueberry juice and reindeer sandwich. This is sure to be a memorable day for you and your family.

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The Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ is absolutely incredible. Our guides, Kun & Raymond were so knowledgeable, friendly & funny. Chasing the northern lights requires patience and this team will do whatever it takes to get you the most epic shot—like staying out until 2am, which they did for us! They even taught us how to capture the lights on our own phones/cameras. We left with magical memories & truly remarkable photos.

Amazing experience! Our group loved hanging out with Raymond and Kun. They were so enthusiastic and would not leave until we saw the northern lights! They were invested in making sure we had a great experience. I still can't believe how great the photos turned out. This tour was completely worth it! Even if you don't see any auroras it is a lot of fun.

Experience at the top, very pretty and atypical for the ice hotel. Sauna and jacuzzi at the top. Small flat pick up earlier than 11:30 p.m. after the restaurant the time is long. But otherwise I recommend we liked it a lot.

Very patient tourguides in hunting the northern lights and beautiful pictures with the aurora dancing in the sky

Fantastic such a wonderful place to visit,the guide was remarkable would definitely recommend a visit