Aurora Glass Igloo and Ranua Wildlife Park

from £1473
including flights
5 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

Nestled in a beautiful forested location, Ranua Wildlife Park and its wonderful cabin accommodation, 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! During this inclusive 5 night holiday enjoy authentic winter activities, have plenty of time to relax, visit the wildlife park and stay in the wonderful Arctic Fox Glass Igloo’s for a night keeping watch for the elusive aurora.

Highlights

  • Overnight in Arctic Fox Glass Igloo
  • Visit Ranua Wildlife Park
  • Perfect location for Northern Lights
  • Thrilling winter activities included

What's Included

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi
  • Accommodation in cabin with private bathroom and sauna
  • Overnight in Arctic Fox Glass Igloo with private bathroom and sauna
  • All transfers
  • Meals based on half board
  • Excursions mentioned in itinerary

Full description

This great value-for-money winter break, combines many exciting experiences that you’ll treasure.

The first four nights are based in comfortable two bedroom semi-detached villas just across the road from the Ranua Wildlife Park, with 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 four activities included, giving you a taste of arctic life with dog sledding, a snowmobile safari, snowshoeing in search for the northern lights and cross-country skiing. It is also possible to add extra trips - even getting close to the Polar bears at the park!

Enjoy the last night at the Arctic Fox Glass Igloo’s located 6km from the wildlife park on the shores of Lake Ranuanjärvi, away from any artificial lights. You will be transferred there to spend time in your new surrounds before heading back to the Wild Arctic restaurant at Ranua Park for the evening meal. Then, overnight in the very comfortable Igloo’s to gaze in to the night sky looking for the magical aurora to appear - each Igloo has been built with unobstructed views to the far reaching northern skies. The accommodation has a cabin style interior with kitchenette, bathroom and private sauna, and the bedroom area under the heated glass dome, which melts away any snow from obscuring your view.

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Prices & Dates

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

Departures Duration Twin Child
01 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 5 nights £1,473 £1,115

Direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Norwegian Air and on Wednesday and Sunday with Easyjet. The duration of the trip can be altered with less or more time in either of the properties.

What's Included

  • Direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air
  • transfers from and to the airport, including Arctic Fox Igloo's
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Holiday Village Gulo Gulo in cabins with private bathroom and sauna
  • Accommodation for 1 night at Arctic Fox Glass Igloo with private bathroom and sauna
  • Meals based on half board
  • Husky Safari (2 hours)
  • Snowmobile Safari (2 hours)
  • Night time Snowshoe Safari (45 minutes)
  • Cross-country skiing (2 hours)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive in Rovaniemi

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

Day 2: Husky Safari (20 km)

First you will receive detailed information on how to mush your own team of huskies before heading 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 the guides 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 on the 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: Time at leisure

A day at leisure to enjoy the wildlife park or relax in the cosy cabin. Perhaps embark on another optional winter excursion.

Day 5: Cross-country skiing and Arctic Fox Igloo

Try the art of cross-country skiing on the trails around the park and holiday village. Once you get the hang of it, glide through the forests and enjoy the snow clad scenery, keeping a look out for tracks in the snow and any wildlife. In the afternoon transfer from Ranua to the Arctic Fox Igloo’s and get settled before later heading back to the Wild Arctic restaurant for the evening meal. Afterwards, the night is spent under the glass interior keeping watch for the northern lights overhead.

Day 6: Depart Arctic Fox Igloo's

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Rovaniemi for the flight home.

Gulo Gulo Villas, Ranua

Grade: Standard

Type: Self Catering

Delightful and spacious villas adjacent to the wildlife park.

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