Aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar region, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. If you notice the night sky is clear and starry, your chances of seeing the light are good. The light shine every other clear night between Octobers to early April. In this program, you have a chance to spot the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) from Day 3 to Day 6 at Arctic Circle areas. (Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon and subject to weather conditions)
Day 01 Kuala Lumpur ~ Doha ~ Oslo QR 853 ( 0205 / 0510 ) – 8h05m + QR 175 ( 0645 / 1140 ) – 6h55m
Depart to Oslo, is the capital city of Norway and one of the most exciting winter holiday destinations!
|Breakfast: MOB // Lunch: Own arrangement // Dinner: Norwegian Cuisine|
Hotel: Oslo. Radisson Blu Alna Hotel or SML
Day 02 Oslo (2h15m) ~ Kirkenes
|After breakfast, take a domestic flight to Kirkenes, far up in the northernmost stretch of Norway—even further North than the Arctic Circle—lies Kirkenes. Then enjoy 【King Crab Safari 】– named as the world’s best experience!|
Our original and famous King crab safari is one of our specialties! Join us on safari by snowmobile sledge to catch the legendary King crab. An experienced guide will show us how to saw a hole in the ice and to catch a crab – a catch is guaranteed! Savor this fresh delicacy in the traditional farmhouse (Includes:warm clothing, helmet and Snowmobile ledge).
A visit to Kirkenes Snow hotel. Visit the coolest hotel in the world! To see the beautifully decorated snow suites and the largest ice bar in Norway. Admire the snow and ice art and pay a visit to the souvenir shop dedicated to native craft.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: King Crab Cuisine // Dinner: Norwegian Cuisine|
Hotel: Kirkenes. Thon Hotel or SML
Day 03 Kirkenes (199km) ~ Lake Inari, Lapland (40km) ~ Ivalo
|After breakfast, Experience an Ice Fishing Safari on Lake Inari, the largest lake in Lapland. Learn to fish like the locals! Ride on snowmobile across the impressive frozen Lake Inari, you will follow your guide to the best spots for drilling a hole in the ice. Then it’s a case of sitting patiently in the vast white landscape, hoping for something to bite!(Includes: hot berry juice or coffee and warm clothing).|
A lifetime experience to spend a night in the unique Glass Igloo! From inside of glass igloos, you can admire the northern light and the twinkling of the blinking starry sky with your loved one, with a comforting warmth room temperature inside the igloo (The toilet is inside the igloo, the shower and a female and male sauna are available in separate building).
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Laplander Cuisine // Dinner: Laplander Cuisine|
Hotel: Ivalo. Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo or SML
Day 04 Ivalo (289km) ~ Rovaniemi
|After breakfast, Experience the Husky Farm visit and the Husky sledge!|
Visit the 【Husky Farm】, get closer to the puppy and get to learn how the huskies train to become sled dog in husky safari. Experience the husky sledge through the wilderness, drawn by these eager and friendly dogs (Includes: A demonstration and training how to ride on husky sledge, hot drink and warm clothing).
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Laplander Cuisine // Dinner:Chinese Cuisine|
Hotel: Rovaniemi. Rantasipi Pohjanhovi or SML
Day 05 Rovaniemi
|After breakfast, proceed to Rovaniemi is a gateway to the arctic wilderness and to witness the Northern Lights. Also known as the official town of Santa Claus.|
【Snowmobile Safari】 (2 people in one vehicle). The best way to get to the nature. Enjoy snowmobiling along the frozen rivers and through forests covered with snow. You also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful view of the river valley from the top of the hills. (Includes: warm clothing and helmet).
【Arktikum (include entrance) 】: Is a museum, science center, attraction and a popular cultural destination. The exhibitions provide the history, nature, people, climate and culture of Lapland as well as of Arctic knowledge. Next, Visit the 【Santa Park and Santa Claus Main Post Office】, Santa Park is an exciting fantasy world filled with the warm atmosphere of Christmas. There are many souvenir shops, cafes, restaurant as well as Santa’s Main Post Office for you to send a postcard to your friends and relatives around the world (Includes: Arctic Circle Crossing Certificates). After that, sit the Santa Claus Office, you can see and make a wish with the old man every day of the year. Our elves can create a lasting memory of your meeting with Santa Claus (Includes: Photo with Santa Claus base on per family per photo)
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Laplander Cuisinen // Dinner: Typical Lavish Salmon Cuisine|
Hotel: Rovaniemi. Rantasipi Pohjanhovi or SML
Day 06 Rovaniemi ~ Overnight train to Helsinki
|After breakfast, visit【Ranua National Park】 (include entrance): meet the polar bear and 200 other representatives of Arctic animal species such as brown bear, snowy owl, wolf, wolverine, mink, arctic fox, otter, and many more. These animal species live in a natural and a near wilderness environment. Then experience the greatest Reindeer Safari in Lapland! Visit an authentic reindeer farm and meet people living on the farm and their wild and trained safari reindeer. Get close to the reindeer and participate on a reindeer safari sledge in the wilderness while enjoying beautiful landscapes (Includes: an arctic cross ceremony by a Lavish dressed in traditional costume and a hot drink) Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable overnight train ride on the VR Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki (ETD: 1915 / ETA: 0900), 2 people in 1 double decker berth with shower and toilet facility).|
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Typical Reindeer Cuisine // Dinner: Chinese Cuisine|
Hotel: Overnight Train (Bunk Bed) or SML
Day 07 Helsinki
|After breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Helsinki to see 【the Rock Church】, 【the Sibelius Monument】, 【the Senate Square】 and 【the Uspenski Cathedral】. Then, spend some free time to do shopping in the 【capital city of Finland】. Look for the famous designer brand of Marimekko, which a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colors since 1951. The company designs and manufactures apparel, bags, textiles, kitchenware and many more!|
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Finnish Cuisine // Dinner: Chinese Cuisine|
Hotel: Helsinki. Sokos Presidentti or SML
Day 08 Helsinki Doha QR 302 ( 1640 / 0005+1 ) – 6h25m
|Time to bid farewell to these exciting destinations and bring home an unforgettable experience of the Arctic Circle! |
Day 09 Doha Kuala Lumpur QR 846 ( 0230 / 1500 ) – 7h30m
|A warm welcome home!|
★Special Cuisine: Arctic King Crab, Reindeer meat, Lavish Salmon, Hot Berry Juice