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Visit To Sweden And Aavasaksa

Visit To Sweden And Aavasaksa

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Due to Aavasaksa's distinctive elevation above other nearby hills, it was first used by Pierre Louis Maupertuis in the French Geodesic Mission (1736–1737), and later became part of the Struve Geodetic Arc. As a result of this, UNESCO named Aavasaksa a World Heritage Site, along with the 33 other sites used in the Struve Geodetic Arc. Aavasaksa is often considered the southernmost point in Finland where the midnight sun is literally visible. The hill is surrounded by rivers running next to it: Torne River to the west and the smaller Tengeliö river to the east and north. Övertorneå or Ylitornio is a locality and the seat of Övertorneå Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 1,917 inhabitants in 2010. Övertorneå means Upper Torneå, based on a division of the Torneå parish in two parts in the 16th century. We will see old church, the building of old railway station and very nice landscape.

Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Transfer, guiding service, lunch on the fire.
  • Entry/Admission - Rovaniemi


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    • We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience: Aakenus Hotel Arctic Light Hotel Arctic resort (Loma Vekarit) Arctic Snow Hotel (+20 euro per person for transfer) Arctic TreeHouse Hotel Chalet Ounasvaara City Hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village, reception Santa Claus Hotel Santa Sport Hotel Santa`s Glass Igloo Scandic Pohjanhovi Scandic Polar Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi Sky Hotel Sokos Hotel Vaatunki Vartiosaari Hotel
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    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16524P19

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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          Aavasaksa is a sharp-edged hill in Ylitornio municipality in Finnish Lapland. It has an elevation of 242 metres (794 ft). Aavasaksa is famous for its sights both towards Finland and Sweden, and it is included to the list of the National landscapes of Finland. Emperor Alexander II of Russia visited the site in 1876. Decorative hunting cabin Keisarinmaja is one of the buildings on top of the hill; it is now used as a cafe.
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        • Helios Tour
          83
          Rovaniemi, Finland
          Joined in August 2017
        • Anastasija1985
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing place!!!
          Amazing place! Everything are inside something like mountain ⛰️ Very stylish and cozy atmosphere. Many different attractions inside. You don’t need warm clothes inside. Acrobatics show, meet Santa, Elf’s school, beautiful train ride, gingerbread decoration school , winter wonderland. Strictly recommended to order VIP tickets for family. We spend 3 hours inside!
          Written January 12, 2024
        • Road45744278976
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Better than expected
          This turned out to be better than expected actually, I'm not sure what the negative reviews were expecting. Yes, it isn't huge but they do pack quite a lot in, try seeing it through the eyes of a child. All of the staff 'elves' stayed in character but one of them absolutely made the day for my two daughters. I hope she gets recognised for this, but whoever played Elf Nelphine at the Ice Princess area was amazing. She sat and spoke to my daughters, made them laugh, made them dance and really made the trip magical for them, they still talk about her. All in all we had a great day at Santa Park.
          Written December 24, 2023
        • Tanja L
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          A bit too much of everything
          Santa Claus Village: Crowded, loud and very commercial. Full of tourist busses and souvenir shops. We couldn’t feel any Christmas spirit in this place. The Elves farmyard saved our day. It’s a bit off the crowds and has great slides for children, marshmallow barbecue and feeding reindeer. Though, the entrance fee to Elves Farmyard is hefty - everything is expensive in Lappland. Santa Park: After the experience in Santa’s Village, we didn’t expect anything from Santa Park, but got pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is expensive and very commercial in most parts. But the Elves School, Gingerbread Bakery and Workshop provide a nice setting and entertainment for younger kids. We do recommend visiting Santa Park IF you have small children (2-5 yrs probably ideal), and are looking for something to do indoors to escape the freezing cold. The tickets are good for 2 days, although you can see everything in 4-5 hrs. I recommend being there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and waiting times.
          Written December 15, 2023
        • D3029MQalexc
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do NOT let them rip you off
          Pure scam. Even if you go with children. Very overpriced for what they offer, which is a bunch of expensive shops. Santas park is insulting for the intelligence of both kids and adults.
          Written December 7, 2023
        • 194ankurc
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good visit
          Recommend Helios tours, very knowledgeable guide and a good day out at Ranua. Lots of animals and birds around despite the weather
          Written February 27, 2023
        • fasorashion
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best activity ever
          The experience I had in this activity was literally awesome! Staffs were so kind and full of hospitalities that they took many beautiful pictures for our group, besides they served hot tea and some sweets during waiting for the northern lights. Fortunately I could finally see the northern lights, I am very satisfied with this activity.
          Written December 29, 2022
        • peijup2022
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Excellent Aurora Tour
          Very nice experience! The staffs are friendly and good at taking pictures. Warm and Cozy cottage with great food and warm blueberry juice.
          Written December 29, 2022
        • 475loredanam
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          Amazing spot to view the Aurora Borealis. The cottage is so cute and cozy. Hot chocolate offered & also marshmellows. really nice experience, the team is very polite. They will even take pictures of you :)
          Written December 29, 2022
        • XaveEdison
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          A bit dissappointed
          Santa Park is actually quite small than expected. Love the Christmas Ambience but there isn't much things to do inside. The Two-day Entrance Fee is way too expensive and felt kind of a tourist trap. I don't think any tourists in the right mindset will go back on the second day anyway. Even after paying the Admission, some of the activities such as taking photo with Santa (unless you request the Elf to take a picture using your mobile device) and baking Gingerbread still need to fork out money. Nevertheless, it is still worth a visit if you are in Rovaniemi with your kids but do not expect much.
          Written December 17, 2022
        • Mauro S
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Northern Light
          Helena took us in a amazing spot in the middle of the woods and alongside a magical lake, lightened by the moon and the snow. We had the chance to catch the Northen Light and this made me an unforgettable night! Thank you Helena :) Giovanni e Mauro
          Written November 18, 2022
        • Maria V
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Norther lights hunting
          Today We had the chance of had a really nice night with Elena, that she was so Kind during the all tour and We had a very good views of the Norther light and dinner with some explanaitions of the Lapland local cultura. Thanks a lot
          Written October 30, 2022
        • Z578ZXgretas
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great zoo
          Super experience. We saw most of the animals and birds. Really big kids playground. Fazer candy shop was also a big plus. Definitely would like to visit again. Transfer service was really good
          Written October 27, 2022
        • 950sushmas
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour,totally worth it once a lifetime
          Overall the tour was great, this was one of the few tours who went out that night, as a few other tours cancelled due to cloudy weather. We got very lucky to see the Aurora, as the next 2 days was snowing and I had only 3 nights stay there, and came all the way from Australia just to see this. If not for that night, I would not had opportunity to see the Aurora, especially April begin end of season. The guide Mohammed was punctual, he picked us up and drove to a traditional Lappish cottage about 30 minutes from Santa Claus Village. He spotted Northern Lights on the way and stopped to view , and then took us to the cottage for better views and photos. Tour guide took great pictures of ours in their professional camera and later emailed the photos for no extra charge The cottage was cosy and traditional, we got served hot drinks (coffee, hot chocolate) and then Mohammed put bon fire outside and barbequed traditional sausages. They also had vegetarian option Helios was less pricier than other similar tours, but this was more than others, as others charged extra to send photos I will definitely recommend taking this tour .
          Written April 5, 2022
        • Laurence Aspen W
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent guides and a high quality experience
          We visited Korouoma National Parks with Helios Tours and our experience was excellent. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, the pick up from our accommodation was very convenient, and they accommodated our dietary requirements (vegan and vegetarian) very well. Highly recommended!
          Written March 14, 2022
        • Laurence Aspen W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic hike with wonderful guides
          This hike was excellent. The walk was not for the faint of heart - some parts were very slippery ice and very steep but as a group of keen walkers we had an amazing time. The landscape and vistas are wonderful and it was great to get out and about and spend several hours trekking through nature frozen in its majesty all around us. Our guides Lena and Kirill were so warm and knowledgeable, we met as strangers and parted as friends. They kindly provided vegan sausages, biscuits and hot chocolates for us to enjoy around the fire with the other, non-vegan attendees. If you're planning to do this walk, I'd highly recommend going with Helios Tours.
          Written March 11, 2022
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