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New Year Week Adventure 2022-2023

Finland

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New Year journey to Lapland

This New Year adventure tour offers unique cultural insights, chances to learn about local traditions at a reindeer farm, a dog sled ride experience. Seize an opportunity to hunt for northern lights, observe arctic wildlife and visit Santa at the famous Santa Claus Village.

Itinerary

27th of December: Arrival at Rovaniemi

Upon arrival at Rovaniemi airport meet the driver and take a transfer to the safari office for welcome information and winter adventure gear. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

28th of December: Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and let’s go for a snowmobile safari in the beautiful white landscape. Great opportunities for taking nature pictures and enjoying beautiful views. Light lunch is provided during the day. Then we will go for ice fishing. Drilling ice holes and fishing through the ice. We might catch a fish. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

29th of December: Visit Ranua Wildlife Park

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and we will transfer to Ranua Wildlife Park. It is a great chance to see all wild animals living in Lapland in an almost natural environment. Polar bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines, golden eagles, snowy owls, arctic foxes, reindeers, moose and many other animals. Lunch during the day. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

30th of December: Husky safari and snowshoe trip

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit a local husky farm and get familiar with huskies. You also learn how to drive a husky team. 2 hours driving safari in the wilderness, all adults may drive and those who prefer may sit as passengers. This is a ride of your life! Lunch. Afterwards, we make our way to go on a snowshoe trip in the snowy forest and listen to the sounds of silence. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

31st of December: New Year’s Eve – Reindeer Day

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit a local reindeer farm. Let’s go on a long reindeer safari in the snowy wilderness, together with local people living with reindeers and wearing traditional clothes. Memorable and authentic day. Gala dinner. There will be a rich buffet table full of Lapland delicacies in your hotel. After dinner, we will be transferred to the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights and celebrate the New Year. Hopefully, we will have some luck to witness this northern phenomenon. We will also experience some old Finnish shamanism and see our future in a piece of tin. There will be fireworks at midnight, champagne. This is a New Year of a lifetime (To see Northern Lights you need luck)! Overnight in Rovaniemi.

1st of January: Wednesday New Year’s Day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, time at leisure. At noon, we will visit Santa Claus Village. We will receive the Arctic Circle crossing certificate and meet Santa in his office. Afterwards, we will go for lunch and also visit Santa’s Post Office. Santa village at the Arctic Circle is the best place for shopping souvenirs and experience the Christmas atmosphere. Also, visit the snowmobile museum and Snowman’s world. Lunch in Santa’s village. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

2nd of January: Arktikum Museum and Arctic Snow Hotel

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel we will visit the Arktikum Museum and Arctic Snow Hotel. See the provincial museum of Lapland and get familiar with Sami culture. See how people live in the arctic and follow a multimedia show about Northern Lights. Lunch. During the visit to the snow hotel, you see a restaurant where even tables are made of ice. Also, check out their ice sauna. Amazing visit to the kingdom of snow and ice.

3rd of January: Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, take airport transfer.

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What's included

Accommodation

3* hotel in Rovaniemi

Meals

Daily breakfast at the hotel except day 1

Lunches 28 Dec- 2 Jan

Dinner: 28 Dec- 2 Jan including Gala dinner on the 31st of December

Guided tours

Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

Ranua Wildlife Park

Husky safari and snowshoe trip

Local reindeer farm

Arctikum museum

Transport

Airport transfers

Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus

Support

Guidance services

Organizer’s liability insurance

Safari desk support

Adventure gear

Clothes and boots and all winter gear

Entrance tickets

Ranua Wildlife Park

Arktikum museum

Not Included

Visa fees

International flights

Meals not mentioned

Optional tours and activities

Personal expenditures

Highlights

Northern Lights hunt

Сrossing the Arctic Circle

New Year celebrations in the Arctic

See wild animals at Ranua Wildlife Park

Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

Husky safari and snowshoe trip

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Our reviews

Jacinta Ami

Australia

Highly recommend!! Well organised, friendly and knowledgeable staff who go out of their way to make sure you have the best experience! If you ever intend on visiting Russia, definately try this company!

Rick, Emily and John Stewart

Australia

Impeccable service, incredible Trans Siberian! In fact, the great services provided by your team started from my first correspondence with Julie. She has been very professional with providing details of the itinerary and assuring and re-assuring that the trip will be well-planned, It was because of her assurance that gave us the confidence to take the next step and book our Trans Sibetian holiday. And everything ran like clockwork from Moscow to Vladivostok. The Russian people were extremely friendly throughout. The Trans Siberian was a great experience and fulfilled our dreams. The scenery and ever changing vistas were spectacular. The train facilities were adequate but perhaps a shower facility in 1st Class would have been nice. I will recommend your services in the future!

Rami Selim

Egypt / Australia

Thanks you Abby and Varvara and all the other staff members of World of Discoveries for making our stay in Russia over 2 and a half weeks easy, comfortable and memorable. Thanks for the great organisation with transfers and accommodation. Thanks also for organising a phone sim card for each one in our group. It made our life much easier to stay in touch with each other and with our family and friends back home. We loved our stay in Russia and will certainly come back soon.

Alison Danesh

Iran / USA

We just returned from the World Cup in Russia where we followed Team Iran. This involved travel to three different stadiums many miles apart. Thank goodness we booked through World of Discoveries! They arranged our lodging and transport. They even set us up with local English speaking guides to take us to see the interesting and historical sights of this beautiful land. We had a blast. We met new friends, ate great food, drank great vodka and cheered our team on. It was a trip of a lifetime.

Chris Balogh

Australia

These guys has made my World Cup dream a reality and also provided a spectecular tour of Kazan, Samara & Sochi along the way! The team who made it happen were fantastic, organised, attentive and even fulfilled requests like having window seats on all 3 of my domestic flights not to mention the smooth transportations to and from airports. If you ever want to visit FIFA World Cup, “World of Dsicoveries” is the best way to go!!!!

Peter Gay & Andrew Carroll-Keays

Australia

Travelled on the TransMongolian Railway in Feb/Mar. Not too cold. Just take usual ski gear. Great scenery. Organisation was absolutely excellent. Every transfer and every guide were on time. The hotels were all very good. The Russian Sim (provided by the company) was great for keeping in contact with each other and the support line.

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