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6 days - Boutique Beana Laponia | Rovaniemi | Snowmobiling

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. You also get the use of private tracks for the dogsledding safari.

Day 1
Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia
Day 2
Dogsledding in the Meltaus region on private trails
Day 3
Snowmobiling and Aurora Borealis evening adventure
Day 4
Optional day tour to Rovaniemi
Day 5
Reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride
Day 6
Departure day
Start/End Place
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
6 Days
Code
CHW002

Details

Transportation

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

Included
  • Winter clothing set during your stay at Beana Laponia
  • 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 on private tracks, 3 hour snow mobile safari, reindeer farm visit with 3km sleigh ride and Aurora evening.
  • Nordic + include 5 nights in Jr Suite
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees 
Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 2

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. All on private tracks! 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.

Note: Husky safaris require reasonable good physical condition and are not suitable for guests suffering back/ knee or leg programs and not suitable during pregnancy.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 3

Experience the Arctic beauty by snowmobiling today. This 3-hour snowmobile safari will take you through the wilderness of Northern Finland. Driving along the snowmobile tracks, two people share a snowmobile. The distance driven depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Stop for hot beverages along the way.

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

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 4

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.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 5

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.

If you successfully complete your 3km ride,  participants will receive reindeer driving licence! Duration approx 2,5 hours including transfers by car.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 6

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

Meals
1 Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Price per person.

'Standard' price per person based on sharing a standard room
Accommodation options for other room categories on request
Nordic + includes 5 nights in Jr Suite

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017
USD 2,943
Available
Standard
1 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017
USD 3,802
Available
Superior
3 Jan 2018
8 Jan 2018
3 Jan 2018
8 Jan 2018
USD 3,090
Available
Standard
3 Jan 2018
8 Jan 2018
3 Jan 2018
8 Jan 2018
USD 3,994
Available
Superior
9 Jan 2018
8 Apr 2018
9 Jan 2018
8 Apr 2018
USD 2,943
Available
Standard
9 Jan 2018
8 Apr 2018
9 Jan 2018
8 Apr 2018
USD 3,802
Available
Superior

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?

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Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/

Practical Information for travelling and packing for Scandinavian Winter

Recommended Scandinavian Winter Tour Packing List:

  • Warm wind and water proof jacket and trousers large enough to fit thick woollen jumper/clothing underneath
  • Rain trousers – waterproof and breathable material
  • Warm windproof cap/hat
  • Warm gloves or mittens. Mittens where all fingers except the thumb are together are often warmer than gloves.
  • Windproof gloves or mittens, which you can pull over the warm gloves
  • Warm scarf
  • 2 pairs of long woollen underwear (Merino wool in a few different thicknesses is perfect)
  • 1-2 warm woollen jumper(s), or one jumper and a warm fleece
  • Woollen or fleece trousers
  • 2-3 pairs of warm woollen socks
  • Warm & sturdy footwear with good grip
  • Clothes for indoors, i.e. a shirt, T-shirts and jeans or cotton trousers
  • Back pack for day trips (approx. 30 litre)
  • Light footwear/trainers (mainly for indoors)
  • Sun screen & Lip salve (the sun reflects off the snow and the air is dry)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand warmers
  • Nordic Grip anti-slip soles for walking on ice
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle - thermo, or include a cover to keep warm (or you can stick it into a warm sock)
  • Travel documents (including insurance)
  • Photo ID
  • Note book and pencil
  • Camera, memory cards and charger
  • Chargers for other gadgets
  • Extra batteries for your cameras as they are used fast in cold conditions.
  • Adapters

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