"Sea Lapland by snowmobiles", 4 nights

Dates: 21.1. – 9.4.2017

Region: Kemi – Tornio

Program description:

1. DAY

WELCOME TO LAPLAND!

  • Arrival to Kemi Airport
  • Snowmobile safari Airport – Savotta:
  • Our guide will welcome you at the airport in Kemi and show you where to change your clothes to dress up with thermal clothing (snowsuit, thermal shoes, socks, gloves and balaclava) and helmets. After an introduction into snowmobile driving given by your guide we will start the snowmobile safari to Savotta. Savotta is one of our wilderness venues with restaurant and sauna facilities, situated only 9km from Kemi on a wonderful island. The bells from our Reindeers living in Savotta will give you a feeling of being welcomed. Snowmobilesafari to Savotta, sauna and a delicious 3. course dinner prepared from traditional finnish ingredients like salmon, game, mushrooms and forest fruits.
  • Bus transfer to Hotel Merihovi/ Hotel Cumulus, situated in the city centre
  • Check in
  • Overnight

2. DAY

SAFARI TO SAMPO ICEBREAKER AND DINNER IN SNOWCASTLE

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Snowmobile safari to Sampo:
  • Snowmobile safari to the Sampo icebreaker begins. You´ll speed along the snow-covered ice to meet the magnificent Sampo in the middle of the ice field of the Gulf of Bothnia. You will board Sampo, where a guide will give you a tour of the ship from the captain´s deck to the engine room. You can watch how Sampo breaks ice up to a metre thick. Everyone has the possibility to swim in the icy sea in thermal dry suits. You will also enjoy a delicious meal in Sampo´s restaurant. After this unique experience, ship’s Captain will reward you with a certificate. After the cruise you will continue the safari back to Kemi.
  • Possibility to combine with visit of Reindeer Camp or winter fisher.
  • Let’s get ready for the dinner in Snow Castle! We will have a guided tour of the Snow Castle to discover this great architectural snow building.
  • 3. Course dinner at SnowCastle
  • Overnight in Hotel

3. DAY

SAFARI TO HUSKY FARM AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN KIVALO

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Snowmobile safari Kemi –  Ulla’s Huskyfarm – Kivalo, sauna, dinner:
  • This safari combines the best of the arctic activities: snowmobiling and husky ride.
  • We will ride the snowmobiles across the ice-covered sea and variable terrain to the husky farm.
  • Here you will join a fantastic husky safari through the Finnish woods. Huskies will bark us welcome; they are ready to take us into exciting trip in the silent snowy forest. Ulla will give us the driving instructions and we will start our trip. We will ride through the white landscape in sleigh pulled by husky team.  After this active safari Ulla will invite us to her Kota to enjoy hot drinks and cookies. We will hear stories about dogs and their training techniques. After the visit of the husky farm you will continue the safari by snowmobile towards our traditional hunting hut called Kivalot in the middle of a beautiful nature protected area. Sauna and delicious 3.course dinner at Kivalo.
  • Bustransfer to Kemi 
  • Overnight in Hotel

4. DAY

RALLY CARS AND TRADITIONAL FINNISH DINNER

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bus transfer to Rally program
  • Rally car competition:
  • The best extreme-experience ever!! Try Your skills as a rally car driver! During this program You´ll drive on racetrack by yourself, and experience the unforgettable speed of the rally cars! We´ll organize a competition between all the participants. You have 15 minutes time to practice, and after there will be the real competition. How fast are you able to drive? After You´ll get a ride from our rally car driver. Who´ll drive faster? Incredible experience which You won´t forget! The best driver from the group will be prized.
  • Transfer back to Kemi.
  • 3.Course dinner in traditional Finnish restaurant.
  • Overnight in Hotel

5. DAY

DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Airport                                                                                                     
  • Departure

Group size min 10 adults

Price: on request

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2016-17 – GROUPS MIN 10 PERSONS
The following terms and conditions shall be applied for services offered and delivered for groups (minimum 10 persons) during all seasons by Taxari Travel Agency Ltd, in Kemi and any other area of where the services are delivered.
Service and prices:
Taxari Travel Agency Ltd reserves the right to change the prices in case of unforeseen increases in costs (including but not limited to taxes, fuel prices etc.) beyond the control of Taxari Travel Agency Ltd. The given prices include VAT according to the Taxation Laws and Regulations of Finland. Taxari Travel Agency Ltd uses subcontractors in transfer and safari services.
Liability and liability insurance:
Taxari Travel Agency Ltd shall exercise pro-activity, contingency, due diligence and appropriate health and safety measures in accordance with the laws and regulations of Finland and the Finnish standards of recommended practices of programme services at all times when delivering offered services under these terms and conditions. Taxari Travel Agency Ltd has a General Third Party Liability Insurance for bodily injury and property damage according to the terms and conditions of Pohjola Insurance Company Ltd.
Safaris:
All snowmobiles used in the safaris are insured as required by Finnish law and the coverage is subject to the above mentioned Motor Liability Insurance terms and conditions. Under the provisions, any person suffering bodily injuries is entitled to receive compensation for the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and handicap, in accordance with the terms and conditions of Motor Liability Insurance and laws and regulations of Finland. Compensations are based on tariffs in accordance with laws and regulations of Finland and orders of the Finnish authorities. If an injured party has willfully or out of gross negligence caused his/her own injury, the injured party is not entitled to compensation.
As the responsible safari organizer, Taxari Travel Agency Ltd or its subcontractors reserve the right to change the routing, schedules and duration of the excursions if necessary, due to prevailing weather conditions, or if deemed advisable due to safety reasons and for the comfort of the participants. Taxari Travel Agency Ltd also reserves the right to discontinue the safari if a participant/participants are in poor health or are otherwise seen as a potential danger to himself/herself or to others.
Other injuries:
Taxari Travel Agency Ltd. may only be held liable for personal injuries or material damage arising from accidents that have happened during the delivery of the offered services and which are caused by negligence of Taxari Travel Agency Ltd or its employees or sub-contractors or by the provision of faulty equipment. Taxari Travel Agency Ltd is not liable for any accidental damage or injury which has to be indemnified under the travel insurance of a customer. Personal travel insurance is always highly recommended.
Program services can be physically demanding and the participants may be exposed to vibrations. If the Consumer is having any type of health problems, including but not limited to, heart disease, back problems or similar, or if the Consumer is pregnant, she/he should contact, prior the participation, the medical experts to make sure whether the medical experts consider him/her to be able or not to participate in the program. It´s the responsibility of the Consumer to consult Taxari Travel Agency Ltd whether he/she is capable to participate on health or any other point of view.
Confirmation:
Deadline date for the reservation is mentioned in our confirmation or in the e-mail. After we have received your reservation confirmation, a non-refundable 20% proforma invoice will be sent electronically, unless otherwise requested. Reservation is considered confirmed when the first invoice is issued by Taxari Travel Agency Ltd. In case the 20% deposit is not received by the due date, we withhold the right to cancel the reservation.
Payment:
Proforma invoice applies to accommodation, safaris, and the Icebreaker Cruise reservations. Reservation is considered confirmed when the 20% proforma invoice is received by Taxari Travel Agency Ltd.
30% proforma invoice is due 100 days prior to the group’s arrival.
50% proforma invoice is due 35 days prior to the group´s arrival.

Cancellation of the reservation (partly or totally):
More than 35 days prior to the group´s arrival – 30% reservation fee to be charged.
34 – 15 days prior to the group´s arrival – 50% of the total amount to be charged.
14 – 0 days prior to the group´s arrival – 100% of the total amount.
Changes:
All cancellations / changes / re-confirmations must be made in writing and dated ( e-mail), within the office hours in Finland (9-16, +2 GMT). Changes later than 14 days prior to groups arrival: Taxari Travel Agency Ltd. withholds the right to charge extra cost for changes.
Passenger / rooming list:
To be sent to our office 14 days prior to the arrival. Necessary information: full name, gender, day of birth (dd.mm.yyyy) and nationality.
Force Majeure:
The SnowCastle, Icebreaker Cruise and safari services are subject to weather permitting. Neither Party shall be held liable for any default, damage or loss due to a Force majeure condition or any other unreasonable impairment of the Party operations due to a similar cause (including but not limited to war, strike, weather, lack of snow and ice, or other natural conditions).
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction:
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Finnish Law.
The Finnish Courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute, controversy or claim related to such a demand. The District Court of Kemi-Tornio (in Finnish: Kemi-Tornio käräjäoikeus), situated in Kemi, shall be the court of first instance. Severability if any part, term or provision of these terms and conditions are partly or wholly held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of other provisions, extent part and remainder of these terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

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