Program Rovaniemi 18-22 January 2015

Aurora Expedition Lapland

Lapland, the north of Finland is often defined as Europes last wilderness. However, it is a wilderness with services and infratructure that makes remote places accessible. It is the perfect destination for observing the Northern Lights. Staying in a wilderness resort gives you the possibility to keep an eye on the dark northern sky at night and to explore the surroundings by snowshoes at your leisure.

Itinerary

Sunday 18 January 2015

  • Travel to Rovaniemi
  • End of afternoon, arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, on the Arctic Circle
  • Transfer by comfortable bus to our wilderness resort venue
  • Welcome dinner in traditional Lapland restaurant
  • First night of Aurora Spotting and photography on the Lake at the venue

Monday 19 January 2015

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to reindeer farm and 1 hour reindeer safari
  • Afternoon: Aurora Photography workshop by renowned astrophotographer Martin Stojanovski
  • Dinner, again in traditional Lappish style
  • Evening Aurora Safari to the best spots in the area, by car
  • Aurora watching with campfire (great foreground for pictures!)

Tuesday 20 January 2015

  • Breakfast
  • After breakfast we transfer to a local husky farm for a husky safari in the frozen wilderness
  • Lunch along the track, over a campfire
  • Afternoon snowshoe trail to explore the wilderness area around our venue
  • Pre-dinner sauna
  • Dinner at the Lappish restaurant
  • Aurora watching and photography on the lake or in the hills

Wednesday 21 January 2015

  • Breakfast
  • Morning snowmobile safari over hills and frozen lakes
  • Lunch along the snowmobile trail, over a campfire
  • Afternoon sauna (included every day!) and outdoor hot tub (optional)
  • Goodbye ‘Shaman’s Dinner’ with local food, folk stories and music
  • Evening drinks under the Northern Lights on the lake deck

Thursday 22 January 2015

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport
  • Optional visit to the beautiful Arktikum Centre before departure
  • Travel back home

All-inclusive package

Included in this exclusive Aurora Expedition package:

  • Accommodation in twin rooms in typical ‘barn’ houses in double rooms
  • All meals as mentioned above (breakfast and dinner) at the restaurant
  • All excursions as mentioned, except when indicated as optional
  • All transfers from/to airport and excursion locations
  • Arctic clothing rental for the entire stay
  • Evening sauna during two evenings
  • Co-host and National Geographic astrophotographer Martin Stojanovski as our exclusive Aurora guide
  • Co-host and Arctic Expedition Leader Remco Timmermans as our exclusive Arctic guide

Excluded from the package:

  • Flights to and from Rovaniemi
  • Optional excursions or activities
  • Drinks during meals
  • Lunches when not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

The price for this package is € 1,295 per person, based on two people sharing.

Registration

Registration is simple. Click on this link to open the registration form. Print it out, fill it in, sign, scan (or take a photo) and return by email to AuroraTweetup2015@winterhiking.nl or remco.timmermans@expeditionfactory.com.