Polar Adventure 2017.
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Vehicle: providedPrice: on request
The routes, hotels and program items are subject to change, in which case equivalent alternatives will be available. No refund can be made for program events not attended. The provided vehicles are fully comprehensively insured with a deductible of 1.000,00 Euro.
Experience winter at its most beautiful. The five-day adventure begins after participants arrive at Rovaniemi airport with an evening drive to Kemi on the Gulf of Bothnia. The following day it’s onto the snowmobiles and out onto the frozen sea to meet the icebreaker Sampo.
After dinner in the LumiLinna Snow Castle and a second night’s stay in the harbour town of Kemi, the tour continues along snow-covered back roads through Rovaniemi and on to Luosto. En route, you’ll visit the Arktikum museum for an impression of just how tough life is at the top of the northern hemisphere. A place where bears have been known to peer through the kitchen window of remote cabins in winter, and Arctic foxes leave their footprints in the fresh snow outside lodges.
The second topic of the day: An exclusive driver training with only five vehicles on the Arctic Driving Center (400 hectares) with circular tracks, long handling parcours and winterly uphill and downhill gradients. It is not possible to have more driving pleasure on an afternoon during the winter in finland.
Your driving skills are put to the test not only on the wintry roads, but also on the ice-karting circuit on the following day. And again on a one-day snowmobile tour through snow-laden woods.
No trip to the Arctic Circle would be complete without a ride on a sleigh pulled by dogs or reindeer. It’s as much a part of the experience as the magical snow-covered forests, the icicles hanging outside the windows and the picture-book fern frost. Feel the snow crunch beneath your feet with every step.
At the end of the five-day-adventure, every participant has the chance to see Father Christmas on the way to the airport of Rovaniemi, who calls the Arctic Circle home and who answers the letters of over 700,000 children from all over the world each and every year.
During the course of the tour, we'll be staying in hotels as well as two nights in cosy lodges with a private sauna. Breakfast, dinner and some lunches are included in the price.
We will provide you with a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GLS-, GLE-, GLC-SUV when you arrive. All vehicles are fitted with winter tyres. All you need to do is bring your luggage.
Weather warning: temperatures in the Arctic Circle can drop to minus 30° Celsius or below. But because the cold is absolutely 'dry', these temperatures do not feel as uncomfortable as say minus 3º Celsius in mainland Europe. Nevertheless, warm clothes and appropriate footwear are essential.
For driving snowmobiles and other activities, every participant will be given a special thermal suit on arrival. The rest of the time, standard winter clothing will be sufficient.
Flights are not included in the price of the tour. Low-cost flights are available from many airports in Germany or by booking online. We do however advise that you book these flights well in advance, because only a limited number of spaces are available.
Please arrive in Rovaniemi no later than 6 p.m. on day one of the tour and book your return flight from Rovaniemi for no earlier than 12 noon on the final day of the tour. Please do not book flights until we have sent you written confirmation that you will be participating in the tour.
arrival in Rovaniemi and drive to Kemi. The vehicles provided for the tour will be ready for collection at Rovaniemi airport from 6 p.m. The evening drive to the harbour town of Kemi is around 120 kilometres. Dinner and overnight accommodation in the Cumulus Hotel.
we drive snowmobiles across the frozen sea to an offshore meeting point where we all climb aboard the icebreaker Sampo. In the late afternoon we make the return journey to the hotel in Kemi on snowmobiles. Group dinner in the LumiLinna Snow Castle. Overnight accommodation in the Cumulus Hotel.
We drive some 250 kilometres on wintry roads to Luosto. After visiting the Arktikum museum, you will have lots of fun while driving on the 400 hectares of the Arctic Driving Center.
Overnight accommodation in log cabins with open fire and private sauna.
Day 4Full day of riding snowmobiles and dog sleds through the snow-covered forests. In the late afternoon, there will start a ice-karting challenge.Overnight accommodation in log cabins with open fire and private sauna.
Morning drive back to Rovaniemi (approx. 120 kilometres), meet Father Christmas independently and return flight of the participants.
The price includes:
four nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and two lunches/lunch in the woods, soft drinks at mealtimes, ride on snowmobiles, dog sleds and reindeer sleighs, day trip on the icebreaker Sampo, costs for the supplied G-Classes, Mercedes-Benz GLS-, GLE- or GLC- SUV´s including fuel (two drivers per vehicle), support from the organisational team, travel insurance for cancellation and medical expenses (for participants resident in Germany).
The price does not include:
mini-bar and telephone costs in the hotels, alcoholic drinks at mealtimes, any extra costs not listed, such as additional sports activities and return flight to Rovaniemi.
Because only a limited number of places are available on this tour, we recommend that you register as soon as possible. You will then receive automatically the application form.
Once we have received the form, you will be sent a booking confirmation and an invoice for a deposit of € 1000 towards the total cost of the tour. The balance will be due 42 days prior to the departure date, and a travel cancellation insurance policy will then become effective.
Please do not book flights until we have sent you written confirmation that you will be participating in the tour.
drivers must hold a valid driving licence, cat. 3/cat. B.
Dates for tour 1+2: March 2017
Closing date: November 2016
Price: on request
Organiser: Tufa GmbH, Gewerbestraße 10a, 78345 Moos
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