Midnight Sun in Finnish Lapland, 10. - 14.6.2015

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Wednesday 10 JUNE

Flights from home destinations to Helsinki Airport
16:25 AY 429 from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
17:45 Arrival to Rovaniemi
Welcome to Rovaniemi, the Capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi is an urban oasis amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities and fairytales come together.
Boat tour on Rovaniemi River
Transfer to Lapland Hotel Bear´s Lodge,  sauna and dinner
Transfer to Ounasvaara
Overnight in Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara

Thursday 11 JUNE

Breakfast and check out
Visit to Artikum, Rovaniemi area info
Bus transfer to Luosto
Luosto is a small village about 110 North from Rovaniemi. It is located in the heart of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. The unique fell chain between Pyhä and Luosto comprising 12 fell-tops covering 35 km is a breathtaking sight. In the summertime, the Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a hiker’s paradise. It contains a total 150 km of marked routes, from which visitors will find one to suit their fitness lever or mood.
Lunch
Hike to the Amethyst Mine (including information and “gems” farming)
Amethyst mine on top of Lampivaara hill is located in the immediate vicinity of the Luosto recreation centre, in the middle of Lapland’s beautiful landscape. The sustainable Lampivaara Amethyst mine is possibly the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. The mine at the top of the hill introduces you to the fascinating world of gemstones. You will hear stories told for millennia, and get to dig for your own lucky amethyst, that has waited 2000 million years to be found.
Dinner in Luostotunturi
Midnight Sun Film Festival experience
The National Council for Cinema awarded the State Prize for Cinema to the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä for the high quality of its programming and the nurturing of the cinematic art. The year 2015 will mark the Festival’s 30th anniversary.
Overnight in Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi

Friday 12 JUNE

Visit to reindeerfarm
Lunch
Transfer to Saariselkä
Saariselkä Resort is located in the Municipality of Inari in Northern Lapland. It is a compact village by the Urho Kekkonen National Park and surrounded by fell highlands. Saariselkä is a cluster of services and activities, yet only a couple of steps from the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness.
15:00 Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna presentation
Light hiking in Saariselkä
19:30 Dinner in Riekonlinna
Overnight in Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 Transfer to Lemmenjoki in Inari
10:00 Riverboat trip to Lemmenjoki
The village of Lemmenjoki is situated 45 km to the west of Inari, on the banks of the River Lemmenjoki. The area is famous for its history of gold-prospecting and the marvelous nature of the Lemmenjoki National Park
Visit a local Sámi family and see the Ravadas Falls
Lunch
14:30 Transfer to Ivalo
15:00 Visit to Siida Sami Museum
SIIDA is the home of the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre. With its cultural and nature exhibitions, it is both a meeting place and an exhibition center. SIIDA provides the visitor with new experiences and information on Sámi culture and nature of Northern Lapland
16:30 Coffee/tea and pastry in Restaurant Sarrit
17:15 Transfer to Saariselkä
19:30 Transfer to Laanila
Inspection and Dinner at Laanilan Kievari
Overnight in Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna

Sunday 14 JuNE

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
Check-out
09:00 Saariselkä Resort inspection
10:00 Transfer to the Airport Ivalo
11:50 AY557 from Ivalo to Helsinki
14:20 Arrival to Helsinki Airport
Flights to home destinations