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Visit Arctic Europe II

Digital fam trip - Summer 4:
Rovaniemi - Kemi - Haparanda - Luleå
7 October 2021

© Graeme Richardson

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Discover Arctic Europe from home

We start this trip in Finnish Lapland, in the hometown of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi. Then we continue our journey by the Bothnian Bay, to Kemi before we head over the border to Swedish Lapland and Haparanda. Here we will visit Kukkolaforsen, located just next to Råne River floating just between Finland and Sweden.

Kukkolaforsen is one of a few places in the world where you are allowed to fish whitefish with a bag net like this. Then we learn more about Heart of Lapland, before we travel further down the coast in Swedish Lapland, to Luleå. The largest city in Swedish Lapland, that offers a lot of awarded chefs and restaurants together with great activities and accommodation.

Online experiences for tour operators

The digital fam trip is a webinar in which a region or company presents its activities and services virtually via authentic, pre-produced videos. On October 7, you will have the opportunity to meet providers from Rovaniemi and Kemi in Finland as well as Haparanda and Luleå in Sweden.

The digital fam trip is aimed at international tour operators. Participation is free of charge. To participate you only have to fill out the form below. Registration is possible until August 11. The previous trips were all fully booked after a few days, so if you are interested you should register as soon as possible. The link to participate will be sent to you by mail shortly before the digital fam trip takes place.

More digital fam trips from Visit Arctic Europe II 

More information about all the digital summer fam trips.

Program

Thursday, 7 October 2021

  • Module 1: 09.00 - 09.45 h
    Visit Rovaniemi, Arktikum & Korundi House of Culture, Sea Lapland Travel Ltd, Experience365 - Kemi SnowCastle Resort
  • Module 2: 10.00 - 10.45 h
    Heart of Lapland, Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens AB, Haparanda Stadshotell
  • Module 3: 11.00 - 11.45 h
    Destination Luleå / Luleå Business Region, Brändön Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge, Clarion Hotel Sense, Arctic Retreat AB

Destination Rovaniemi / Visit Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®
Rovaniemi serves as a gateway to Lapland providing a booming scenery, where reality and fairytales meet. Visiting Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle at Santa Claus Office is possible every day of the year and sending messages to loved ones from the Santa´s Main Post Office or spending a day filled with magic at Santa Park. Rovaniemi the city of Christmas and snowy wonders offers a hidden gem of Arctic Summer and the Midnight Sun, as much as a rare opportunity to gaze the Autumnal northern lights and to experience the bright springtime with glittering snow drifts, with magical activities and attractions.

Take a step to the pure arctic wonder of Rovaniemi, with clear air and crystal clear arctic waters, where the activities vary from adrenaline filled snowy fun to a day filled with serenity and purity amidst the safety of local nature. Arctic culture will fill your senses and change the way you view the arctic, on the tours offered by the local culture attractions.

Your partner on the Arctic Circle is Visit Rovaniemi. Through us you have access to all information of Rovaniemi as a travel destination. Visit Rovaniemi co-ordinates marketing, events, meeting and congress services and tourist information. Be a part of the arctic magic.

Contact: Sanna Kärkkäinen

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Arktikum & Korundi House of Culture

Arktikum is a science centre and a museum where one can experience the northern nature and learn about Arctic cultures and the history of Lapland. The University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland operate within Arktikum.
 Korundi is home to Rovaniemi Art Museum and Lapland Chamber Orchestra
a place where the world unfolds from a northern perspective. Korundi's building is an old post bus depot that survived the second world war and now delivers messages through art.
 
Contact: Hannele Koskiniemi
 
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Destination Kemi

Kemi is located in Southern Lapland, in a region referred to as Sea Lapland. It is easily reachable by air, rail and road. Activities in Kemi range from snowmobile and husky safaris in the winter to kayaking and dinner cruises in the summer. The most famous of Kemi’s attractions is the icebreaker Sampo.

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Experience365 - Kemi SnowCastle Resort

Experience365 with SnowCastle Resort offers unique and quality experiences with Sea, Snow & Ice all-year-round in Kemi, Finnish Lapland. SnowExperience365 with award-winning IceRestaurant365 and IceBar is open every day of the year, main restaurant Lumihiutale serves our Modern Arctic Taste with stunning seaview.

Spend the tranquil premium night by the sea at Seaside Glass Villas with floor to ceiling windows which presents an amazing ever-changing view to the northern sea and sky or the Arctic experiences at our SnowHotel.

Let's make lifetime memories for our clients with tranquil glass accommodation, IceRestaurant365 meals with various nature programs with local people and food also during summer and autumn or with the spectacular Icebreaker Sampo cruise!  

Contact: Naoko Söderström

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Sea Lapland Travel Ltd

Sea Lapland Travel is an incoming agency and DMC, and also the regional tourism marketing company. The main activity is to sell the unique products Sea Lapland offers both for leisure and business. In wintertime we offer once in a lifetime experience, cruise on the Icebreaker Sampo, together with accommodation and delicious meals in historical and maritime restaurants. Visits to SnowCastle with overnights in SnowHotel together with snowmobile and husky safaris. In summertime we offer cruises on boats to the unique archipelago and safaris with shooting of the rapids through the longest free-flowing river all of Europe - team spirit at its best!

The services for MICE are tailored in smooth and precise cooperation with your organisation. There are locations for parties of thousands and an amount of smaller ones. All in the beauty of the unique and natural surroundings. Power your business in Sea Lapland - we make it yours to discover!

Contact: Jenni Rissanen

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Destination Haparanda

The sister cities Haparanda and Tornio, on each side of Torne River, one in Sweden and one in Finland and in two different time zones are a historical trading site. They are located strategically in the Bothnian Bay, where Torne River flows into the sea. It is a place where east and west meet, where the cultures are strong, yet beautifully mixed.

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Heart of Lapland

The DMO Heart of Lapland represent the 5 municipalities Kalix, Haparanda, Övertorneå, Överkalix and Pajala and are the eastern part of Swedish Lapland bordering Finland. We have exciting and unique suppliers, a new top modern railroad line and are great to combine with either Finland, Kiruna or the Luleå/Boden area. We represent the heart of the Tornedalian culture and offers great locally produced food, a wide range of experiences and can meet the needs of all client segments. One word: sustainable!

Contact: David Lind

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Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens AB

Experience a border-less winter holiday in the heart of Lapland Kukkolaforsen is a family-owned company that was started in 1987 in Swedish Lapland. You'll find us in the east end of north Sweden, close to Haparanda, right on the Finnish border. We are 1 destination, 2 countries, and 3 cultures!

We offer accommodation in a new build hotel and hotel standard cottages with a stunning view overlooking the river and the rapids all year around. The food we serve has a special combination of Swedish and Finnish food traditions. It is locally produced and always varied with seasons.

We are partners to, Polar Explorer, Icebreaker, best adventure in Lapland, we do 3 hours cruise in the frozen water of Bothnian sea. The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor can take a swim in the dark icy water in a flotation survival suit.  

Contact: Johannah Spolander  

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Haparanda Stadshotell

Historical family-owned hotel. Gate to Finnish and Swedish Lapland.
The charming hotel from 1900 is a dream come true for its owner-manager Susanne Wallin, who started her career at the hotel at the age of 16 and dreamed about owning it someday. The careful renovation with taste and attention to details is going on. Several dining rooms with different sizes and characters offer tasty regional specialties. Our chef with his team works to bring you a beautiful harmony of tastes. The whole team of Haparanda Stadshotell will, from the moment you walk in till the moment you check out, do their very best in order to give you a fantastic holiday experience. In co-operation with local safari companies we provide exiting and exotic activities both in Finnish and Swedish Lapland.

Contact: Susanne Wallin

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Destination Kalix

Where the river meets the sea lays the small town of Kalix. The town offers fantastic beaches, a beautiful archipelago with plenty of islands to visit, unique small town shopping, and lots of activities that attract both locals and visitors to the area. Kalix is famous for it’s caviar, Kalix Löjrom, a prized delicacy with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, issued by the European Union. It is healthy both for you and our nature, and is served at special occasions such as the Nobel banquet, royal weddings and other celebrations. Don’t miss the Roe Safari, a safari like no other where you can taste the red gold.

© Linnea Isaksson / Heart of Lapland

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Destination Luleå / Luleå Business Region

Luleå is the largest city in Swedish Lapland located close to the world’s largest brackish water archipelago with 1,312 islands, rivers and vast forestland. Luleå offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment, night-life and many White Guide listed restaurants. The seasonal contrasts vary from snow, cold temperatures and a frozen sea in winter – to sunshine, warmth and midnight sunlight in summer.

Luleå Business Region is the local DMO for Luleå in Swedish Lapland destination. We are the bustling coastal town with the seafront location at the Bothnian Bay where our two rivers ends in the archiepelago with over 1300 islands and many sandy beaches great for hiking, biking or kayaking. Visit Gammelstad Churchtown Unesco sight (old town of Luleå) or some of our great restaurants. Luleå has both several high class hotels and some cosy lodges and cabin accommodations.
 
Contant: Karin Åberg
 
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Brändön Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge

Brändön Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge are two small and personal lodges on the edge of the Bothnian Sea just north of Luleå. Offering meals and a variety of activities in summer, winter and autumn. Accommodation in hotel rooms or wooden cabins. The lodges are situated only 25-30 minutes away from Luleå Airport, transfers can be arranged.

Contact: Göran Widén

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Arctic Retreat AB

At the foot of the Raven Rapid in the Råne River valley is Arctic Retreat. This is a hidden gem in Swedish Lapland that offers you a personal and exclusive stay in luxury log timber cabins. This eco-lodge has a back to nature feeling with delicious local cuisine and warm hospitality in a beautiful forested river side setting offering an escape to another world. The focus is on a high level of personal service through-out your stay. Regardless of the days adventures, a warm dip in your private hot tub and/or a Swedish Sauna await you in the evening. In the summer, the midnight light enables us to enjoy nature 24 hours a day, and in the Autumn, when the darkness returns, Arctic Retreat is a fantastic place for viewing the northern lights. In addition, there are a wide range of fun summer and autumn adventures with professional local guides.

Contact: Graeme Richardson

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Clarion Hotel Sense

With 4 stars, 9 floors and relaxing rooms, we are at your service. Stay small and smart or large and luxurious in the formidable silhouette of the city of Luleå. Unique photo art is standard in all rooms, which also have a flat screen TV, telephone and designer furniture.

Take the opportunity to visit the lobby bar, Luleås new livingroom, a dynamic meeting place for people on the go. Out restaurant Kitchen and Table is located on the 9th floor with the best view of the city.

Contact: Emily Kivisalu

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Registration

Participation is free of charge and no software needs to be downloaded. You can register one person/ company per trip.
Afterwards we will send you a recording for internal use with your colleagues. Registration is possible until August 11.