FEBRUARY - MARCH 2021
BETWEEN THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS LIES A PLACE
WHERE EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE
FROM FROZEN WATERFALLS TO THE NORTHERN LIGHTS,
EXPERIENCE THE MAGICAL WONDERLAND OF LAPLAND!
DAY 1 - Roveneimi
DAY 2 - Sampoo Ice Breaker and Ice Castle
After breakfast, we will continue our journey south to Botnia Bay. There, we will sail the Sampoo Ice Breaker in the frozen sea, where we'll get off the ship "in the middle of the sea," to the huge ice surfaces. The bravest of you can swim in special floating suits in the freezing water to earn bragging rights of swimming in the Arctic. There is no doubt that it is a once in a lifetime experience. After returning to the harbor, we will visit the famous Ice Castle. The castle, which is rebuilt every winter, is considered the best ice castle in the world. Overnight accommodation will be in Rovaniemi.
DAY 3 - Korouoma Frozen Falls Nature Reserve, Sleds, and Saariselka
DAY 4 - The Extreme Journey, Into the Wilderness Begins
DAY 6 - Wilderness of Finland
DAY 5 - Heading North, to the Norwegian fjords
DAY 7 - Saariselkä - Rovaniemi
Full board (except the day of arrival and departure)
Arctic gear, which includes a suit, shoes, gloves and a pair of socks.
Snowmobile Safari, including fuel and protective helmets (two pax on snowmobile).
Husky dog sleds.
Koroma frozen waterfalls reserve.
Cruise on the Sampoo Ice Breaker and visit to the Ice Palace.
Guidance from our expert team
Personal Expenses, such as drinks during meals, telephones, laundry, in-room movies, and room service.
Add on: Single rider on snowmobile - €350 (pre-order only).
Add on: Single room supplement, conditional upon approval - €340
Insurance of any kind
Everything not mentioned in included section
Meals - Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, lunches in the field.
The food served in Lapland is the local cuisine
The number of guides will vary according to the size of the group
* Credit card payment will be charged €60 extra
From registration up to 90 days before departure: €150 will be charged per passenger.
From 89 to 60 days before departure: €490 per passenger.
From 59 days to 35 days before departure date: €1500 will be charged per passenger.
From 34 days to departure: no refund will be provided.
The departure is dependant on a minimum number of participants.
You must purchase a comprehensive and extended insurance policy that covers all the activities during the trip you signed up for, including personal insurance, luggage, full medical coverage for adventure travel, including rescue from dangerous and remote places
Important note: Phototeva does not insure or provide insurance coverage for travelers or their equipment. Participants must purchase full insurance for all the usual and adventure activity expected on the trip, including accidents and medical insurance. The participants are responsible for purchasing the required insurance coverage. It is very important to take care of this as soon as possible.
As the name suggests – this is an extreme trip, in icy and snowy conditions. The expedition includes various physical challenges such as riding snowmobiles, walking on snow and ice, visiting a nature reserve with frozen waterfalls, etc. Participants who sign up for this journey hereby acknowledge that this is a challenging, tough and potentially dangerous trip that could result in injury or even worse.
Participants must be in good physical and mental health in order to deal with mishaps, extreme weather conditions and other problems that might occur. They must do everything in their power to maintain their health during the journey, and listen to the instructions of the guides. The participants understand that there may be glitches along the way that could cause delays. In addition, the number of guides per group and the expedition itself require a minimal number of participants. Participants must be at least 1.50 meters in height and 16 years old in age
Phototeva does not insure the participants or provide insurance coverage. Participants must purchase full insurance coverage for all of the regular and extreme activities expected during the expedition, including accident insurance and medical insurance. The participants are responsible for purchasing the required insurance, and the sooner the better. The co-payment for damaged snowmobiles is up to 980 EUR per vehicle.
We offer an arrangement of mutual liability for participants who want it.
Participants must purchase full medical insurance that covers all the activities in the trip, including coverage for extreme and winter sports.
Although we’ll do everything in our power to get the best results for the trip – including seeing the northern lights and other planned activities, it should be noted that since we are subject to factors that are out of our control, such as weather and nature, we may not come back with all the footage and activities listed above. Nevertheless, keep in mind that in recent years, all the expeditions were very successful and completed the entire itinerary as planned. In any case, the guides will determine the itinerary based on the conditions on the ground.
If the participant has a medical problem that may interfere with or prevent him/her from taking part in the various trip activities, he/she must notify the company before registration and tell the guide at the start of the trip.
In some cases, you will be required to provide a doctor’s note from the attending physician in order to join the trip. Without this permission, you cannot participate.
If a visa is required, it is the responsibility of travelers to make sure it is obtained. Phototeva will not be responsible for the refusal of entry for visitors or even the entire group. The decision is made only by local authorities.
The trip is contingent upon a minimum number of participants.
It is agreed that Phototeva relies on local service providers. Changes and updates can occur without prior notice
Changes and schedule delays may occur due to reasons including, but not limited to, extreme weather, animal location, mechanical faults, local government decision, and more. The final decision on the schedule will be determined by the training team.
In very rare cases, the instructor may be replaced before the start of the trip.
In rare cases, Phototeva may cancel the trip at any stage and provide a refund.
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Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland. Lapland's cold and wintry climate, coupled with its relative abundance of conifer trees such as pines and spruces means that it has become associated with Christmas in some countries, most notably the United Kingdom, and holidays to Lapland are common towards the end of the year. Rovaniemi Airport is the third busiest airport in Finland. The term "Lapland" is considered offensive by some Sami people, who prefer the area's name in their own language.
Size: Total100,366 km2
- Land: 92,667 km2
- Water: 7,699 km2
Human Population: 179,997
Temp. during stay: -15°C / 5°F
Regions of Finland