Arctic Experience.

Arctic Experience.

Location: Finland

Days: 5

Vehicle: GLS, GLE or G-Class (provided)

Price: from 3.880,- Euro

Conditions for participation (PDF)


  • LumiLinna Snow Castle
  • Driver training at the Arctic Driving Center
  • Snowmobil Tour
  • Ice-Cart-Challenge
  • trip on the icebreaker “Sampo”

Arctic Experience.

Participants in the Arctic Adventure in March 2017 will experience winter at its finest. The adventure on this five-day tour begins on arrival at the airport in Rovaniemi with an evening drive to Kemi on the Gulf of Bothnia. The next day features a snowmobile ride across the frozen sea to a reindeer farm and to the Sampo icebreaker ship that is waiting for the participants at sea.

After dinner at SnowCastle LumiLinna and a second night in the port town of Kemi the trip continues on snow-covered back roads to Luosto via Rovaniemi. Along the way the participants visit the Arktikum museum, which gives an insight into how tough life can be here in these far northern climes – a place where in winter you might see a bear looking through the window of your secluded log house or the tracks left behind in the snow by an Arctic fox.

The highlight is an exclusive driver training course, featuring just five vehicles, at the 400-hectare Arctic Driving Center with its practice curves and bends, its long handling tracks and its wintry climbs and descents. Afternoons of motoring don't get any more fun than this.

The participants' driving skills are called on the next day too during the 'ice carts' challenge'. And, of course, earlier in the tour on the snowmobile ride through the snow-covered forests. A dogsled ride is among the other adventures to look forward to in these wintry woods.

To cap a busy five days, on their way to the airport in Rovaniemi the participants can visit Father Christmas, who lives at the Arctic Circle and each year answers more than 700,000 letters from children around the world.


During the tour, we will be staying two nights in hotels and two nights in luxury lodges that have their own sauna. The price includes breakfast, all evening meals and some lunches.

The GL, GLE and G-Class vehicles will be provided. All vehicles will be fitted with winter tyres. Participants only need to bring their luggage.

A note about the cold: temperatures at the Arctic Circle can easily reach minus 30° Celsius or lower. But because this cold is completely dry, it does not feel as unpleasant as minus 3° Celsius in Germany, for example. However, warm clothing and appropriate footwear are essential. Participants will be provided with special thermal suits for the snowmobile ride and other activities.

The price includes: four nights’ accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, lunches on three days, soft drinks at mealtimes, snowmobile ride, dog- and reindeer sledding, day trip to the Sampo icebreaker, costs for providing the GLS, GLE or G-Class vehicles* including fuel (two drivers per vehicle), support and assistance from the organisational team, travel insurance with cancellation cover (for participants who reside permanently in Germany).

The price does not include: minibar and telephone costs in the hotels, alcoholic drinks at mealtimes, any extra costs not listed, including for additional sporting activities and for the flights to and from Rovaniemi.

Organiser: Tufa GmbH, Gewerbestraße 10a, 78345 Moos

Key facts*

Vehicles: GLS, GLE or G-Class (provided)

Requirements: Valid driving licence (class B/3)

Duration: Five days


  • 10 March to 14 March 2017 (tour 1)
  • 17 March to 21 March 2017 (tour 2)

Closing date for registration: 20 December 2016

Number of participants: Max. five vehicles per tour

Start/finish points: Rovaniemi/Finland

Tour price:

  • €3,880 for one person sharing a double room
  • €4,200 for one person in a single room

* The dates, routes, hotels or items on the itinerary may change depending on when your tour takes place. Equivalents will be provided if this is the case. We regret that no refunds can be provided for unused components of the tour.



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