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Visit Arctic Europe II

Digital winter fam trips

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Visit Arctic Europe II (VAE II) is the cross-border cooperation project between Finnish and Swedish Lapland and Northern Norway. The main purpose of VAE II is developing our arctic region as an all year round sustainable and high-quality destination. 

Normally, we would love to invite you to our area in person, but as we cannot travel quite yet, we would like to invite you to Visit Arctic Europe II Digital Fam trips 2021 to explore the Arctic. The purpose of our fam trips is to show possibilities for cross-border combinations between Northern Norway, Finnish and Swedish Lapland.

What the destinations of Visit Arctic Europe have to offer? 

This is the area with lots of space, nature, outdoor experiences, and warm hospitality. It’s a  scarcely populated area, where keeping the social distance is not a problem. We have safe and small accommodations, clean air and water and hygiene and other safety measures are non-negotiable.

What is a digital FAM trip: 

The aim of the digital fam trip is to get to know destinations, products and services. Providers in the region present their products virtually. In addition to the presentation of the region, there is also the opportunity to exchange ideas with the providers on site. As a tour operator, you can directly ask questions you have for the providers. These are connected via video and are available to answer.

How to participate:

Participation is free of charge. You can register one person / company / per trip. Afterwards we will send you a recording for internal use with your colleagues. 

In order to be able to participate in the digital fam trip, no software needs to be downloaded. A good Internet connection is required, as well as the ability to play sound. We recommend using Google Chrome to participate in the digital fam trip.

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RECORDINGS WINTER 6 - 8

Winter 8:
Enontekiö - Kautokeino - Alta - Hammerfest - Northcape

15.-16. June 2021 
The program takes places on two consecutive days. As the morning session is already fully booked you can only sign up for the afternoon sessions. The exact program follows.
Fully booked: Morning sessions 15. and 16. June: 9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3 modules per day
Afternoon sessions 15. and 16. June: 13.00 - 16.00 h (CET), 3 modules per day

This trip showcases the possibilities across the borders of Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. We start our trip in Hetta– a Finnish village in Enontekiö close to the Norwegian border, and continue through the landscapes of Finnmark Plateau to Sami village of Kautokeino. From there we follow the road to Alta and further to the coast of Finnmark, where we visit northernmost town – Hammerfest and northernmost point of Europe – Northcape. We invite you to meet companies participating in Visit Arctic Europe 2 along this journey and experience their hospitality and nature based activities digitally.

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VAE Norwegen Hammerfest Winter outside

Winter 7:
East to West: Posio - Salla - Pyhä-Luosto - Senja - Harstad - Vesterålen - Lofoten

8.-9. June 2021 
The program takes places on two consecutive days. Both sessions fully booked. You find the exact program on the registration page.
Fully booked: Morning sessions 8. and 9. June: 9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3-2 modules per day
Fully booked: Afternoon sessions 8. and 9. June: 13.00 - 16.00 h (CET), 3-2 modules per day

This trip is a great opportunity to get to know the most eastern parts of the VAE II region in Finnish Lapland as well as the most western parts of the arctic region in Northern Norway. The trip starts from the magic of Posio, goes to the middle of nowhere Salla and continues to the idyllic Pyhä-Luosto region. From there we make a virtual transfer to the arctic coast of Norway starting with the island of Senja, known as Norway in miniature. From there we go to Harstad situated on Norway’s biggest island and further on to Vesterålen well known for whales. Finally we finnish our east-west journey on the spectacular Lofoten islands. We invite you to meet companies participating in Visit Arctic Europe 2 along this journey and experience their hospitality and nature based activities digitally.

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Winter 6:
Boden - Pajala - Ylläs - Muonio

1.-2. June 2021 
The program takes places on two consecutive days. You can sign up for one of the days. You find the exact program on the registration page.
Fully booked: Day one - 1. June: 9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3 modules
Day two - 2. June: 9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3 modules

Many travelers around the world have Arctic Europe on their bucket list, and we totally understand why they do. This trip will let you meet and learn from a selection of entrepreneurs from Swedish Lapland and Finnish Lapland, taking part in Visit Arctic Europe II.

We will start on the Swedish side in Boden and then take the road further to Harads and Pajala before getting over the border to the Finnish side where we will get to meet companies from both Ylläs and Muonio.

All of this, you will experience from the safety of your home. Looking forward to meet you!

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VAE Heart of Lapland winter sun © Heart of Lapland

Winter 5:
The Arctic Route Luleå - Kiruna - Abisko - Björkliden - Riksgränsen - Narvik - Målselv

4.-5. May 2021 - fully booked
4.5.: 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes
5.5.: 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

Repetition - fully booked
4.-5. May 2021
4.5.:13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes
5.5.:13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

This trip showcases the possibilities along the Arctic Route in Swedish Lapland and Northern Norway. We start from Luleå on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. From there we travel north to Kiruna and Abisko to experience the magical snowy landscapes climbing up towards the mountains. After visiting Björkliden and Riksgränsen we cross the border to Norway and towards the fjords and sea in Narvik.

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Winter 4:
The Arctic Route Rovaniemi - Kemi - Haparanda

27. April 2021 - fully booked
9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

Repetition - fully booked
28. April 2021
9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

This trip showcases the possibilities along the southern part of the Arctic Route. We start from Rovaniemi – the hometown of Santa Claus and travel to Kemi to visit the Snow castle. From there we cross the border to Sweden and visit companies in Haparanda and the Heart of Lapland region.

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Winter 3:
The Arctic Route Tromsø - Lyngen - Kilpisjärvi - Levi

19.-20. April 2021 - fully booked
 19.04.: 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes
 20.04.: 9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

Repetition - fully booked
19.-20. April 2021 
19.04.: 13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes
20.04.: 13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes

This trip showcases the possibilities along the Arctic Route in Northern Norway and Finnish Lapland. We start from the coast of Northern Norway – Tromsø to the spectacular area of Lyngen before we’ll head to Kilpisjärvi – the border of three countries. From there we travel to Levi in Finnish Lapland for winter fun.

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Lapland Hotels Kilpis Winter copyright Lapland Hotels

Winter 2:
Ivalo - Inari - Utsjoki - Nuorgam - Kirkenes

22. March 2021 - fully booked
Approx. 9.00 - 13.00 (CET, Central European time), 3 breaks of 15 minutes

Repetition - fully booked
23. March 2021
Approx. 9.00 - 13.00 (CET, Central European time), 3 breaks of 15 minutes

This trip is a great opportunity to get to know the most northern parts of Finnish Lapland as well as the most eastern parts of Northern Norway. The trips starts from Ivalo and Saariselkä, going north to the village of Inari that is the heart of the Sámi culture in Finland. Even further north we will get a view of Utsjoki and Nuorgam. Crossing the border to Norway we finnish our journey in Norway’s gateway to the east, Kirkenes.

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Winter 1:
South and North: Skellefteå - Arjeplog - Bodø - Svalbard

16. March 2021 - fully booked
Approx. 9.00 - 11.00 (CET, Central European time), 1 break of 15 minutes

Repetition - fully booked
17. March 2021
Approx. 9.00 - 11.00 (CET, Central European time), 1 break of 15 minutes

In this fam trip we want to show you the contrasts of VAE-area in winter time – very south - from Skellefteå by the Gulf of Bothnia in to the Norwegian coast and Bodø, and very north – Svalbard. These two completely different destinations are hard to combine in one trip, but as we do it digitally, you’ll have this privilege to experience them both. We invite you to see the possibilities from coast to coast along the Silver Road – from Skellefteå via Piteå and Arjeplog to Bodø. Svalbard invites you to see the magic of the darkest season.

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Schweden Arjeplog Winter