FINLAND

Arctic Wildlife at Ranua

Lynx, Ranua wildlife park
from £1085 4 or 7 nights | Dec - Mar Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec - Mar

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 help feed the polar bears! During this inclusive 4 night or week long holiday enjoy authentic winter activities and have plenty of time to relax, sharing some precious experiences with family and friends.

Who for? Couples, friends and families looking for a winter holiday with activities as well as leisure time

Highlights

  • breakfast with the polar bears! (included)
  • a range of winter activities including snowmobiling, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing (included)
  • day trip to Rovaniemi (included)
  • unlimited entry to the Wildlife Park (included)
  • Direct flight from London Gatwick

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 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!

Enjoy a 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!

A snowmobile safari is included along with tuition in two relatively easy winter pursuits; snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing (the equipment will be available to use throughout your stay). On the week package you have free time to relax and enjoy the surrounds or add other optional excursions such as a reindeer safari. And of course, being this close to the Arctic Circle, the northern lights could make a grand appearance.

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Itinerary & Accommodation

4 night Arctic Wildlife at Ranua
Day 1: arrive 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: Wildlife Park Tour
An early start to accompany the Park Ranger on polar bear feeding duties then have a guided tour of the wildlife park (approximately 3 hours). Early afternoon try your hand at cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing (approximately 2 hours).

Day 3: Snowmobile safari
A day for a snowmobile safari (approximately 3 hours) - choose between a visit to a reindeer farm or a forest trip into the pristine surrounds. Lunch is included on the trail. 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.

Day 4: Rovaniemi day trip
A day trip to Rovaniemi with lunch included.

Day 5: depart Ranua
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Rovaniemi for the flight home.
7 night Arctic Wildlife at Ranua
Day 1: arrive Rovaniemi
Fly to Rovaniemi and transfer to Ranua, check into the Gulo Gulo Villas for a 7-night stay. Transfer time approximately 1 hour.

Day 2: Wildlife Park Tour
An early start to accompany the Park Ranger on polar bear feeding duties then have a guided tour of the wildlife park (approximately 3 hours). Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Outdoor activities
After breakfast, time to try cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing (approximately 2 hours).

Day 4: Snowmobile safari
A day for a snowmobile safari (approximately 3 hours) - choose between a visit to a reindeer farm or a forest trip into the pristine surrounds. Lunch is included on the trail. 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.

Day 5: At leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure or take an optional excursion.

Day 6: Rovaniemi day trip
A day trip to Rovaniemi with lunch included.

Day 7: At leisure
At leisure or time to take an optional excursion.

Day 8: depart Ranua
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Rovaniemi for the flight home.
Notes

Please note: this is an outline only - the order of the itinerary is subject to change. Brown bears hibernate and may not be active until later in the season. Equipment for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and winter clothing is available for use by guests throughout their stay. Entrance to the Wildlife Park and transportation to the nearby town of Ranua is also complimentary throughout.

The weather in Finland can be unpredictable and therefore can cause substantial delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Finland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.

Accommodation Options

Gulo Gulo Villas, Ranua

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Self-catering

These luxury two-bedroom villas each sleeps up to a maxi…

Prices & Dates

4 night Arctic Wildlife at Ranua

Per person prices fromDec to Mar 2017-18
Twin £1,085
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £793

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes.

Christmas Period (4 nights)

Per person prices from

Dec 17

Twin £1,304
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £935

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes; a hunt for the perfect Christmas tree, gingerbread baking, decoration making and after a traditional Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa with a small gift for every child.

New Year's Eve & Epiphany (4 nights)

Per person prices fromDec 17
Twin £1,198
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £877

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes; Gala dinner with a glass of sparkling wine, fireworks and melting horse shoes made out of tin to tell your fortune for the coming year - a traditional Finnish custom.

On epiphany, January 6th, the above price will apply.

7 night Arctic Wildlife at Ranua

Per person prices fromDec to Mar 2017-18
Twin £1,510
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £1,077

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes.

Christmas Period (7 nights)

Per person prices fromDec 2017
Twin £1,730
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £1,207

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes; a hunt for the perfect Christmas tree, gingerbread baking, decoration making and after a traditional Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa with a small gift for every child.

New Year's Eve & Epiphany (7 nights)

Per person prices fromDec 2017
Twin £1,624
Child (4 - 14yrs) sharing with 2 adults £1,160

Prices include return direct flights between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air (Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures); accommodation in Gulo Gulo Villas; activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing; half board with set menu and 2 lunches; airport transfers and taxes; a Gala dinner with a glass of sparkling wine, fireworks and melting horse shoes made out of tin to tell your fortune for the coming year - a traditional Finnish custom.

On Epiphany, January 6th, the above price will apply.

All prices are subject to availability.

Flights

The prices above are based on certain booking classes with Norwegian air from Gatwick to Rovaniemi with flights operating on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays only. Should these booking classes not be available a supplement will apply. There are also daily flights with Finnair operating between London Heathrow (Terminal 3) and Rovaniemi via Helsinki. These flights may carry a supplement.

Notes

  • Due to the timings and availability with Finnair it may be necessary to overnight in Helsinki whilst in transit, especially at peak festive times. Please ask our sales team for the options available.
  • Scheduled flights are based on the lowest available airfare and should this be unavailable a supplement will apply, which you will be notified of at the time of confirming your booking.

Direct flight from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi

Norwegian Air Flights operate from 01st December 2017 to 23rd March 2018 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Departs Gatwick at 05.50, arrives Rovaniemi 11.10
Departs Rovaniemi at 11.50, arrives Gatwick 13.30

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