Kosher tour to Lapland, February 10-17, 2022

Lapland, once in a lifetime winter adventure….experience nighttime snowmobiling in search of the Northern Lights, a magnificent Husky Dog Safari, a journey on a huge ice breaker in the Gulf of Finland

Lapland, once in a lifetime winter adventure….experience nighttime snowmobiling in search of the Northern Lights, a magnificent Husky Dog Safari, a journey on a huge ice breaker in the Gulf of Finland… and much more.

You will explore the wonders of this winter wonderland. First stop though is Helsinki, where you will spend Shabbat with the local Jewish Community. You then fly to Rovaniemi to begin your action-packed week that includes…..speeding over frozen lakes on snowmobiles; cruising on the frozen Gulf of Finland on the Sampo – Finland’s giant ice breaker; enjoying the “sound of silence” riding through snow covered forests on sleds drawn by reindeer; visiting the Ranua Zoo, the northern-most zoo on the planet; the thrill of riding on sleds drawn by magnificent husky dogs.


Thursday, February 10, 2022

Dinnertime arrival Your tour begins with dinner at the Helsinki Synagogue – right across the street from our hotel Overnight: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki.

Friday, February 11, 2022

A half day tour of Helsinki, which includes sites of Jewish and general interest. Including the City’s beautiful synagogue; Senate Square, the site of many of Helsinki’s most important historical and cultural landmarks; Temppeliaukio Kirkko, a church that is built right into a solid brick wall and is one of the most distinctive architectural structures in Finland. Learn about the crucial part General Mannerheim. Finland’s chief of staff and President during World War 2, played in saving the country’s Jews. Free afternoon to walk around the city center and prepare for Shabbat. We will spend Shabbat with the Jewish Community of Helsinki. Overnight: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki

Shabbat, February 12, 2022

Davening and all meals at the synagogue. Late check-out from the hotel after Shabbat. Board your flight to Rovaniemi, the Capital of Finnish Lapland.

Overnight: Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi.


Sunday, February 13, 2022


Along the Reindeer’s Path: This is a day to remember(as will every day this week)….You  will travel by bus to the local reindeer farm where the reindeer herder and his reindeer will take us on a ride of a lifetime. Sitting comfortably in a reindeer sleigh, you will travel through snowy forests and frozen lakes. A hot cup of coffee will be served around a campfire, where you will have an opportunity to learn about the life of the reindeer and their herder. Visit to a Lappish Home: After lunch and a short rest, you will visit the Lappish home of a local artist, where you can observe their work and learn about their handicrafts, and about their life in Lapland in general. Overnight: Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi.   


Monday, February 14, 2022   


Snowmobile Safari and Ice Fishing at a Wilderness Lake: After learning how to drive a snowmobile, you set off on a trail along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where we can admire the beautiful countryside of Lapland. You will follow this trail through snow-covered fields until we arrive at a small wilderness lake, where you will try your  luck at traditional ice fishing….and should you catch a fish, we will fry it over our campfire. Visit to the Ranua Zoo: After lunch, you will travel by bus to the Ranua Zoo, the northern-most Zoo in the world. Ranua’s excellent zoo focuses almost entirely on Finnish animals, although there are also polar bears and musk oxen. A boardwalk runs past all the creatures, which include minks and stoats, impressive owls and eagles, wild reindeer, elk, bears in a big paddock (they hibernate from November to March), lynx and wolverines Overnight: Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Husky Safari Today you will learn how to handle our very own team of huskies. The friendly barks of these great animals greet us at the local farm…but as soon as the safari of dogs departs the farm, they settle down and start to work. The huskies love to run. Enjoy the surrounding nature and the sledge ride in silence. You will stop for a break in the wilderness and take photos, pet the dogs and hear amazing stories about these special dogs. The average length of this safari is 12-17 kms., but the weather conditions and the skills of the participants may affect the length of the ride. The Arktikum Science Museum: Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum, science centre attraction and popular culture destination. Arktikum exhibitions lead guests on an adventure to Finnish Lapland and the Arctic region, in light of the Arctic research of today and the future. The exhibitions provide a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of Lapland and Northern and Arctic life. Experience the Northern Lights by Snowmobile – A Night Safari: You will experience the Arctic night, driving through the snow-covered forest and along a frozen river. Driving a snowmobile at night is a once in a lifetime experience. With a little luck you  will travel under a bright, clear sky lit by the moon and stars. Perhaps the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis – will appear to show us the way. You will sip warm beverages by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland. Overnight: Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Ice Breaker Cruise and the Kemi Snow Castle: The mighty Icebreaker Sampo operates on the Gulf of Bothnia right outside the city of Kemi. A cruise on the Sampo ship offers you the most exciting, memorable moments in the arctic nature; while this huge vessel breaks ice, you may admire the beauty of vast open ice fields all around, and the ever-changing sky above. The sun may reflect back from the white snow cover, or as twilight sets in, it may set down in rays of warm colors of yellow, orange and red. On board the Sampo you will have a guided tour from the Captain’s bridge all the way down to the engine rooms. Before returning to port, the ship will make a one hour stop to enable each visitor to participate in the swimming event comfortably dressed in impermeable survival suits. At the end of this unique cruise experience, the Captain will present the Sampo Cruise Certificate to each and every one. After the cruise, you will visit the Kemi Snow Castle, the biggest snow fort in the world. It is rebuilt every winter with a different architecture in Kemi, Finland. There is no point in describing this unbelievable man-made structure. You have to see and experience it to believe it.

Overnight: Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi 

Thursday, February 17, 2022   


After an action-packed week….we fly back to Helsinki and home!


Price per person:

Double occupancy: $5,800

Single occupancy: $6,500

Price includes: 5* accommodations per itinerary, all kosher meals, Shabbat in Helsinki, flight to/from Rovaenmi, tours and activities per itinerary.

Extra: International flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, items of personal nature.

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