Trip to Lapland chasing the Northern Lights – Finland

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Availability : 31 January - 03 February / 04- 08 February / 04 - 08 March 2019
Ivalo
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Set off in search of the Northern Lights!

A fascinating journey in the extreme North of Finnish Lapland, to share the traditions of the Sami people and to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. The days in Lapland will entertain you with all the typical activities of the region, like safaris on snowmobiles and sled dogs, or visits to reindeer farms; you will spend a whole day in Inari, the village of ancient Sami, the last European indigenous ethnic group. During the trip, training sessions and photographic workshops will be held by the professional photographer Gabriele Menis on the field in order to try to capture the best of the Northern Lights and the natural beauty of the Arctic. What else are you waiting for? Go in search of the northern lights!

Itinerary

Day 1The adventure begins - Monday, 4 March - Italy - Helsinki - Menesjarvi

Departure from Milan Malpensa or Rome Fiumicino airport, boarding Finnair scheduled flights for the
Lapland via Helsinki. Arrival in the late afternoon at Ivalo airport, the northernmost in
Finland, about 300 km north of the Arctic Circle, meeting with the guide and
about an hour transfer to Menesjarvi, an isolated lake where you will spend the four nights of
observations. Each participant will receive the special thermal clothing to be used for
all the stay in Lapland.
Dinner in the hotel restaurant. In the evening, walking on the frozen lake, you will have a spectacular
visual in case of appearance of the northern lights. Night owls will have the chance to spend time in
smaller kotas heated by fire. During the observational and photographic session,
the assistance of the professional photographer will always be available.

Day 2Tuesday, 5 March - Menesjarvi, snowmobile safari

Buffet breakfast. Once you will have reached the snowmobiles parked on the lakefront in front of the hotel and
once you will have put on the helmets after a short briefing, you will leave for the safari lasting about 3 hours. Two people on
each snowmobile will alternate driving through frozen lakes to reach the lake. A quick stop for a camp lunch around the fire and
continuation of the safari among breathtaking sceneries in uncontaminated nature where encounters with reindeer and wild animals are frequent.
Return to the hotel and have some time for relaxation and a sauna. You will also have the chance to take part in a professional training workshop, held by the professional photographer. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and in the
evening the photographic easels on the frozen lake will be laid out, and the dawn will await. During the
observational and photographic session, the assistance of the professional photographer will always be available. Overnight.

Day 3Wednesday, 6 March - Menesjarvi and the sled dogs

Buffet breakfast. You will reach the sled dogs farm by bus, continuing the day in “Jack London” style. After a short but essential briefing on how to ride the sleds, you will set off for a two-hour safari in the woods, surrounded by peace and silence. After the safari, you will return to the farm, where the “Musher” will show you the characteristics of the breeding techniques. Lunch at the hotel; after that, you will have some time to relax and enjoy the sauna: there will also be the chance to have a photographic workshop on the Northern Lights. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and night observing the sky on the lake, with the provided assistance of the professional photographer.

Day 4Thursday, 7 March - Inari, the land of Sami people

Breakfast. You will reach Inari by bus, after a short stop at Sajos -the building hosting the Sami parliament- and at the interesting Sidaa museum. Buffet lunch at the museum. After lunch, your new destination will be a reindeer farm, for a tour on sleighs. After that, the breeders will show you the secrets of their lifestyle while you’ll enjoy a warm cup of coffee.
In the afternoon, you will get back to the hotel for some relax. Dinner in the traditional Kota and night completely dedicated to sky observations, with the assistance of the professional photographer available at all times.

Day 5Friday, 8 March - Ivalo - Helsinki - Italy

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport in Ivalo and flight from Helsinki to Italy.

Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.

The price includes

  • Finnair Economy flights Italy/Ivalo/Italy, max. luggage 23 kg and hand luggage 8 kg
  • Agamatour tour guide
  • Transfer to/from the airport in Lapland
  • Thermical equipment for the whole stay in Lapland
  • 4 nights at the Korpikartano Hotel in Menesjarvi
  • 1 dinner in Kota
  • 3 dinners at the hotel restaurant
  • 1 light lunch in the forest
  • 1 soup lunch in hotel
  • 1 lunch at the Sami museum
  • 4 buffet breakfasts
  • Photographic workshops and assistance with professional photographer Gabriele Menis
  • Access to the sauna at the hotel
  • Snowbike safari - 3h
  • Sled dogs safari - 2.5 hours
  • Visit to the Sami Parliament
  • Visit to Siida Museum
  • Visit to a reindeer farm
  • Photographic vademecum provided before departure

The price does not include

  • Contract management fee (10€ per person, mandatory)
  • Personal tips, drinks and extras
  • Extra tours and activities
  • Airport taxes: from Milan € 150.00 from Rome € 155.00 subject to reconfirmation of the ticket issue and possible fuel surcharges
  • Personal medical and luggage insurance
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes"

Partner terms and conditions

Price changes relating to contracts already stipulated
We will refer to:
1 to changes in airfares and fuel costs as well as
communicated by the carriers;
2 to changes and increases in fees and taxes, such as landing fees,
disembarking or boarding at ports or airports as notified by the Authorities
competent;
3 to currency fluctuations with an incidence on 80% of the price of the tourist package
and on 90% of the purchase price of ground services only.
Price changes will be communicated by fax or e-mail and the quotas of
participation updated on the website www.agamatour.it.

Payments (Article 7 of the General Conditions): at the time of booking is required
a deposit equal to 25% of the total amount of the trip. The balance is due 30 days before
of departure.
For packages including airfare, the rate of which can only be guaranteed with
the immediate issue, at the time of booking, payment of the amount is required
total ticket and related airport taxes. The penalties foreseen in case of
variation or cancellation of the ticket office issued, are applied according to the rules
indicated by the airline.
Some service providers require different, and more restrictive, payment conditions
will be communicated at the time of booking request.
Any variation of services requested by the Customer, after confirmation by the Customer
of the Organizer, is subject to a charge of € 30.00 to practice as reimbursement of expenses.
Penalties: in the case of unjustified termination (Article 10 paragraph 4 of the General Conditions) yes
will apply the following penalties, regardless of the payment made
the advance:
25% of the total amount up to 60 calendar days before departure.
50% of the total amount from 59 to 30 calendar days before departure.
75% of the total amount from 30 to 15 calendar days before departure.
No refunds after these terms.
Some service providers require different, and more restrictive, penalty conditions than
will be communicated at the time of booking request.
Travel with Italian assistance guide Agamatour on site from 15 November 2018 to 15
January 2019
50% of the total amount up to 30 calendar days before departure;
75% of the total amount from 29 to 15 calendar days before departure;
No refunds after these terms.
Travel with Italian assistance guide Agamatour on site from January 15 to 15
November 2019
25% of the total amount up to 60 calendar days before departure;
50% of the total amount from 59 to 30 calendar days before departure.
75% of the total amount from 29 to 15 calendar days before departure;
No refunds after these terms.
The calculation of the days for the application of cancellation penalties starts on the day
following the date of communication of the cancellation and does not include the day of
departure.
Individual Management Odds and Insurance Policy premiums, too
Optional, they are never repayable even if included in the Participation Fees.
Substitutions
The change of the name of the Customer who renounces with the one of the substitute can not
be accepted by a third service provider, in relation to some types of services,
even if carried out within the term referred to in art. 12, paragraph a, of the General Conditions
of Contract. The Organizer will therefore not be responsible for any failure
acceptance of modification by third party service providers. Such failure
acceptance will be promptly communicated by the organizer to the interested parties
before departure.
Italian citizens of age,
For all destinations listed on the site, except Russia and Greenland, the
identity card valid for expatriation. However, you must not use any ID cards
paper format, renewed with stamps affixed by the Municipality to which they belong, or those in
electronic format renewed with the extension sheet issued by the Municipality, nor the cards
of identity whose validity has been extended until the day of the date of birth, such as
ordered by the Decree – Law of 09.02.2012, n. 5, art. 7, paragraph 1, (Circular of the
Ministry of the Interior n. 2 of 10.02.2012).
Underage Italian citizens
From 26 June 2012 all Italian minors who expatriate must be provided with a document
of individual identity. Therefore, starting from the aforementioned date minors, even if registered on
passports of parents before 25 November 2009, must be in
possession of individual passport or identity card valid for expatriation, i
these documents (passport and / or identity card) must include the parents’ data.
If parental details are not given on the passport or on the child’s identity card, yes
recommend traveling with a “family status” issued on a recent date.
For those under 14 who travel without parents, special permission is required
(Accompany declaration); consult the site of the State Police for
standards and for forms. Citizens of other nationalities are invited to check the necessary documents at the
Consulates of the countries affected by their itinerary.
Special requirements: the Customer is invited to communicate, upon registration,
to the Organizer any special needs (food allergies and / or intolerances,
particular diets, disability conditions, etc.) in order to allow the appropriate
reports to the Suppliers of the services provided in the purchased tourist package.
Failure to report in time may make it impossible to provide services
adequate.
Air fares: during the year, tariff levels other than
those indicated and / or used for the calculation of the quotas published in this catalog,
as well as special promotional rates. Communications and updates will be provided in
that sense in order to allow its application in compliance with their rules. Rates
include the baggage allowance of kg. 20 or that indicated by the specific carrier
Issue of air tickets: The carriers set different terms and conditions for
the issuing of air tickets and for their eventual re-issuance (for example in case of
surnames and names given incorrectly or of substitution of the Customer originally registered).
In particular for the re-issue, it is possible that the interested Carrier requires a
supplement.
Taxes on air tickets: the fees to be applied to the airline ticket, if not otherwise
indicated, are never included in the quotas, are subject to frequent variations,
communicated at the time of booking and in any case reconfirmed at the issuance of the
airline tickets.

Sharewood can also provide for:

  • Airline ticket office
  • Transfers on site
  • Reservation of any extra nights (aside from the selected package)
  • Cancellation insurance policy
  • “Assistance / Medical / Luggage” insurance policy
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