Cultural Encounters and Northern Reflections

WAAE Summit 2012, 7 - 10 November 2012

Optional Tours 
Memory from Lapland
Excursion to the local souvenir workshop and Santa Claus Village

Everything starts with a visit to a local home and a special handicraft workshop. During this visit you have an opportunity to make a unique souvenir of the reindeer horn. This material has been used for ages to make different kind of objects for everyday use. In the afternoon we will visit Santa Claus Village. You meet Mr. Santa Claus himself, and you have also chance to do some shopping.

Time and duration:
Wednesday 7 November at 10-14 (4 hours)
Group size: min. 6 persons
Price: 107 €/person

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Forest Challenges  (CANCELLED)
Quad safari and Frisbee golf at Pohtimolampi

Enjoy the outdoors and drive your quad past breathtaking scenery. Having got geared up, your guide gives you full driving and safety instructions for quad driving and our safari begins. You follow a curvy trail up into the hills, where you can see the pure wilderness of Lapland all around you. After a safari and a snack by the campfire it is time to challenge your companions to play Frisbee golf! Fun and challenges at the same time.

Time and duration:
Thursday 8 November at 10-13 (3 hours)
Group size: min. 6 persons
Price: 88 €/person

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 Excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park (CANCELLED)

Your guide will meet you in the reception of your hotel to drive to the Ranua Zoo (82 km). There the three kilometre long path takes you through the zoo where you will see over 50 species of northern and arctic animals, e.g. otter, hawk, moose and arctic fox. In the Ranua Zoo you can also find famous polar bear Manesse, brown bear Palle-Jooseppi and black raven Jaska! Buffet lunch will be served in the restaurant of the zoo. After the lunch you have time to visit souvenir and wine shops – don’t forget the Fazer store so buy sweets!

Time and duration: Friday 9 November at 10-15 (5 hours)
Group size: min. 6 persons
Price: 129 €/person

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