New Year’s Eve in the Arctic Circle holiday
Description of New Year’s Eve in the Arctic Circle holiday
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PlanetLapland is characterized by its unspoiled nature, forests, vast swamps, and many lakes. It is in our interest and in the interest of the whole humankind that Lapland's nature is protected and preserved for future generations. Join us in our goal to take care of nature and wildlife. We follow strict leave no trace policy and we encourage you to do the same. Let's leave nothing that doesn't belong in nature behind us. Our guides will collect any trash from you and feel free to give them anything you need to throw away. They will make sure it is disposed or recycled properly.
In order to limit waste production, we use recyclable or reusable dishware during our tours. Thankfully, tap water in Finland is of very good quality, therefore we use tap water. Our guides bring this water in reusable thermal bottles for our customers. This tour is operated in winter and the temperature is usually below zero. The guides will bring enough water for everybody. If you prefer your own bottle, we recommend you to bring a reusable thermal bottle which you can fill in our office.
During the tour, you will taste local food such as grilled salmon or reindeer sausage. We usually shop in a market across the street, so we do not produce any food shopping-related emissions.
We cooperate with 3 different husky farms, so we ensure that the dogs have their rest breaks during the working days as well a longer break during the season. It is common that a farm does not operate 2-3 weeks even during the season. In our husky farms, the dogs have appropriate accommodation in kennels. In any case, the capacity is limited and we do not run the husky tours in unsuitable weather conditions nor add another starting times.
PeopleWe are a family-owned tour operator, specializing in Lapland. Our permanent employees, contribute fully to the local economies.
We closely cooperate with local providers of activities (above all local reindeer and husky farms), accommodation, equipment, and souvenirs. For example, this package includes a stay in Hotel Aakenus which has local Finnish ownership and it is owners are dedicated to creating a cozy and warm atmosphere. The hotel is located close to the city center.
We cooperate with locally owned companies, where mushers take care of the well-being of dogs daily.
In our small souvenir store, we sell souvenirs made in Finland and Lapland. All our postcards are made by a local company in Rovaniemi.
We recommend and encourage our customers to buy local souvenirs. You will have a great opportunity to do so in Santa Claus village, where many of Finnish and Lappish companies as well as small producers sell their products. We also recommend you to visit the local museum - Arktikum, where you can learn a lot about the Arctic lifestyle, life, history and culture of indigenous Sami people.
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