We take you to Lapland Safely with your wellbeing in priority!During the last few months all of us have been gone through some rough & uncertain times. Meeting friends, traveling and visiting new places have been a taboo and going abroad for an exchange semester or the trip of your dreams felt like a dream that might never come true. Our team at 90degreesnorth consists of pure travel souls and we completely understand how hard it must have been for many of you to be in the one and same place for several months beside the fact of many other difficulties that arose with Covid-19. We are realists and know that the pandemic is NOT over yet, but we will try to slowly get back to track and try to benefit of the advantages our destination Lapland has to offer.
At 90degreesnorth we’re looking forward to welcoming back our travellers as soon as you’re ready to hit the road again. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from Folkhälsomynndighet, the Swedish heath service, and, as members of the Swedish Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols.
Don’t worry. We were students ourselves who know the ways of Budget travel and we have designed trips that don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
These are precautionary measures that will constantly be adapted in accordance with guidelines. We will always take necessary steps to ensure our travellers’ wellbeing, but rest assured that none of this will affect the incredible cultural experiences you’ll immerse yourself in, the unique accommodation you’ll visit or the friendships you’ll make on the road. This is still 90degreesnorth - lifelong memories always guaranteed.
We promise to make it happen
We’ve adapted trip arrival times to ease congestion between people so your Trip Manager can conduct a welcome meeting, covering what can be expected on your trip and all the necessary wellbeing precautions.
Trip Managers will submit a Self-Health Declaration prior to the trip as well as post trip. Our industry leading training has been adapted and enhanced to include a dedicated module on dealing with Covid-19. (find out more in our FAQs below). They, and our Traveller Support team are available 24/7 throughout the trip should any situation arise.
We’ll be adapting group sizes to comply with regional distancing requirements and for the peace of mind of all of our travellers.
Our Buses are thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of your trip. Our drivers are trained on the latest hygiene protocols and will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seating areas and overhead rails on a daily basis. Furthermore, buses will be used as in usual years slight difference here every second seat will be closed while you travel on the bus.
It is important that travellers bring their own face masks to comply with regional guidelines. It is also a good idea to have your own hand sanitiser, though there will be some available on the coach at all times.
Boarding and disembarkation protocols will be adapted to ensure physical distancing is maintained and our Trip Managers & Drivers will be available for guidance should you require it.
We will only work with trusted partners that are like-minded and care about the well-being of our travellers and are fully compliant with locally mandated standards. you are afraid of crowded cabins and in general of messy roomies? Don’t worry we got you covered as well. We took special measures and there will be only half the amount of people in one cabin that could usually stay there
Each supplier must be fully compliant with locally mandated standards. We’ll arrange priority entrance whenever possible and ensure physical distancing throughout. All our Local Guides will have been trained on hygiene protocols and provided with the same checklists and standards your Trip Manager will adhere to.
We’ll ask all travellers to monitor their health throughout their trip, with protocols in place in the event someone becomes ill or displays symptoms of COVID-19.
If a traveller exhibits symptoms of COVID-19
Our Trip Managers will have been trained and have detailed protocols to follow in this event. Read more about these protocols in the FAQs below.