Arctic Wildlife at Ranua

from £693
including flights
3–4 nights Jan-Mar, Dec

Overview

Nestled in a beautiful forested location, Ranua Wildlife Park, just south of the Arctic Circle, is home to a whole host of native and other wildlife. Here you can observe wolves, lynx and moose and even have the chance to help feed the polar bears! With different duration's available and the option to include winter activities, you will have plenty of time to relax and share precious experiences with family and friends.

Highlights

  • Unlimited entry to the Wildlife Park (included)
  • Enjoy a husky safari through the wilderness (optional)
  • Take a night-time snowshoe safari (optional)
  • Breakfast with polar bears! (optional)
  • Take a day trip to Rovaniemi (optional)

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi
  • Accommodation in semi-detached cabins with private bathroom
  • Daily entrance to Wildlife Park
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary if inclusive package

Full description

This great value-for-money winter break, lets you spend quality time together and share wonderful experiences that you'll treasure; it's not every day you get the chance to have breakfast with polar bears!

Based in comfortable two bedroom semi-detached villas just across the road from the Ranua Wildlife Park, you'll enjoy unlimited entry throughout your stay, giving you plenty of opportunities to get to know its 50 animal species. The villas, which can sleep up to 6, have a fully-equipped kitchen and lounge with log burner, and the addition of a private Finnish sauna will have you feeling like a local in no time!

There are several winter activities to choose from - some have been included in our activity package, but the program is flexible so you can do as much or as little as you please for those who may wish to relax and soak up the peaceful winter surroundings. Perhaps enjoy an optional day trip to nearby Rovaniemi (with lunch) where you can sample the Finnish design shops at the Arctic Circle, visit the Arctic museum and exhibition centre or, the favourite for kids of all ages, Santa Village! As well as the more active pursuits such as snowmobiling, husky sledding; snowshoeing and nordic skiing.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price (no activities) Child Price (no activities)
Dec 2019 - March 2020 3 nights £693 £582
Dec 2019 - March 2020 4 nights £838 £704
Dec 2020 - March 2021 3 nights £726 £602
Dec 2020 - March 2021 4 nights £876 £728
Departure Duration Twin Price (activities included) Child Price (activities included)
Dec 2019 - March 2020 3 nights £949 £773
Dec 2019 - March 2020 4 nights £1,085 £890
Dec 2020 - March 2021 3 nights £974 £783
Dec 2020 - March 2021 4 nights £1,118 £904

Alternative durations and occupancies are available, please ask our Sales team for details. Prices during festive period (23 Dec - 10 Jan) are subject to a peak season supplement.

What's Included

  • Return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air
  • Accommodation in semi-detached cabins with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts and dinners (dinner is a set menu)
  • Unlimited entry into Ranua Wildlife Park
  • Airport transfers
  • Winter clothing
  • 20 km husky safari (inclusive package only)
  • Nightime snowshoe safari (inclusive package only)
  • 2 hour snowmobile safari (inclusive package only)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
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Flights
The prices above are based on certain booking classes with Norwegian air from Gatwick to Rovaniemi with flights operating on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only. Should these booking classes not be available a supplement will apply. There are also direct flights from Gatwick to Rovaniemi with Easyjet on Wednesday and Sunday, and direct flights from Manchester to Rovaniemi with Easyjet on Monday and Thursday. There are also daily flights with Finnair operating between London Heathrow (Terminal 3) and Rovaniemi via Helsinki. These flights may carry a supplement.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Rovaniemi

Fly to Rovaniemi and transfer to Ranua, check into the Gulo Gulo Villas for a 3 or 4-night stay. Transfer time approximately 1 hour.

Day 2: Husky Safari (20km)

You will first receive detailed information on how to mush the team of huskies. Then, the comfortable sledges head from Gulo Gulo towards the winter wonderland. A sled can transport two adults and a child. You have the opportunity to drive your own team of huskies, and change drivers halfway. After the safari, you can ask theguides anything you have always wanted to know about sled dogs, who love to run fast and pull a sled, thus offering visitors an unforgettable experience to enjoy the ancient, natural way of travelling in the wild.

Day 3: Snowmobile safari and night-time snowshoe safari.

A day for a snowmobile safari (approximately 2 hours) - Learn the basics of snowmobiling before setting off through the forest on well-marked snowmobile trails. Your guide will lead the way over frozen lakes and snow clad forests. Children 4-14 years can either share the snowmobile with their parents or be in a sleigh pulled by a guide on snowmobile. All drivers must have a valid driving licence. After dinner your guide will lead you on a snowshoe walking adventure in the pitch-dark forest using a headlamp to navigate your way. Hot juice by a fire is served half way round. If we are lucky, you can see the northern lights in the sky.

Day 4: At leisure or depart Ranua

Guests on a 3 night stay have a transfer to Rovaniemi for the inbound flight. For those on a 4 night stay, the day is at leisure to enjoy the wildlife park or relax in the cosy cabin. Perhaps embark on another optional winter excursion.

Day 5: depart Ranua

On the 4 night break, check out and transfer to Rovaniemi for the flight home.

Holiday Village Gulo Gulo, Ranua

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Grade: Standard

Type: Self Catering

Delightful and spacious villas adjacent to the wildlife park.

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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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