FINLAND

8 days

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Program: 

Day 1: HELSINKI

Arrival in Helsinki, transfer and check in to the hotel. Take the day at ease and get acquainted to the weather and surroundings. Take a walk in the city and rest overnight.

Day 2: HELSINKI

Breakfast. City tour (3h). Vehicle and guide. Helsinki is one of the most modern and culturally progressive cities in the world and is famous for its design and architecture. Take full advantage of this opportunity to discover beautiful Helsinki. Here, you will have the chance to visit: the Senate Square and Lutheran cathedral, the elegant Uspenski Cathedral, the famous fish market, the monuments to Havis Amanda and composer Jan Sibelius, the famous church in the Temppeliaukio rock, and much more. You will also visit Seurasaari (known as “Squirrel island”), an open-air museum located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometers from the heart of Helsinki. The island is an oasis in the middle of the city and the museum, open in summer, displays the traditional Finnish way of life with its cottages, farm houses and manors from the past four centuries that have been brought here from all over Finland. The tame birds and squirrels provide a warm welcome to all visitors. The museum has 85 different buildings that tell about the lives and folk traditions of the local people in times past.
- extra: Entrance ticket to the Rock Church: 3-5 € per person

* option: Suomenlinna is a historical maritime fortress and one of Finland’s most popular sights, attracting more than 700,000 visitors every year. Suomenlinna has something for everyone – walls, cannons, tunnels, a submarine, museums, cafés, restaurants and even a brewery! Many find the 15-minute ferry crossing to the fortress one of the most enjoyable parts of the visit. It offers you a unique chance to see and take pictures of Helsinki from the sea. The fortress is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Finland.
Included: all transfers, guide, sightseeing, ferry tickets. 

Day 3: HELSINKI

Breakfast. Free day to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, go shopping, persuing your own interest or just rest.

* option: Visit Tallinn, Estonia. Take a day trip to Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. Tallinn lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Book this return trip in advance to secure your preferred crossing and save transport worries on the ground. Then, cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy to explore the city and especially Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, and enjoying the museums, shops, and restaurants.
Included: all transfers, ferry, 2h guided walking tour in Tallinn. 

Day 4: HELSINKI – ROVANIENI (LAPLAND)

Breakfast. Take your bags and catch your train to Rovaniemi. Private transfer to train station. After evening arrival in Rovaniemi you will have private transfer to hotel. Overnight stay

Day 5: ROVANIEMI (SANTA CLAUSS VILLAGE - AURORA HUNT)

Breakfast. See top Rovaniemi attractions on a panoramic tour with a professional guide and travel to the Santa Claus Village. You will have opportunity to meet Santa Claus, send Santa-stamped greetings, visit the elves' workshops and join an Arctic Circle crossing ceremony.

At evening Aurora hunt - 3-hour adventure from Rovaniemi ups your chances of withessing this extraordinary natural phenomenon. Absorb the silent winter setting and stay warm with a hot drink and sausages sizzled up on a campfire. Look for the lights, and if luck is on your side, enjoy a memorable display of the luminescent ribbons as they dance overhead.
*Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Day 6: ROVANIEMI (REINDEERS – SNOWMOBILE AURORA HUNT)

Breakfast. Reindeer Farms are an important part of Lapland’s life and culture. This tour will take you to visit the local reindeer farm nearby Rovaniemi and meet the real reindeer herders, who will tell you about their way of life hand by hand with nature. There are many great possibilities for taking photos during tour in the farm, you can feed the reindeers with their favourite snacks and have a short sleigh ride (500 meters) pulled by a reindeer along the beautiful forest trails. Warm drinks with a pastry are served indoors at the farm, while you listen to interesting stories about reindeer herding and wilderness life in Lapland.

Searching for the auroras 3 hrs snowmobile safari. You will be at a premium Aurora Borealis sighting location at the best time to spot the magic lights. Driving through the dark landscapes is an awesome experience itself but if the sky is clear and you are lucky, you can experience the beautiful show of northern lights, a star-studded sky or mystical full moon. Our goal is a wilderness camp at a location where you have clear view on the northern sky. Good stories, a tasty snack and hot beverages are guaranteed, even if the Auroras would fail us tonight!
2 person on snowmobile (extra for 1 person on snowmobile and for people without driver license).
*Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Day 7: ROVANIEMI

Breakfast. Free day to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, go shopping, persuing your own interest or just rest.
* option 1: Husky farm and safari You will be picked up by car and transferred to a husky farm for a thrilling dog sled ride through the frosty forest and over snowy meadows. The dogs howl and pull at their harnesses to get moving, and as soon as the anchor is lifted, the dogs fall silent and eagerly start pulling the sled through the woods and over the plains. Two people share one sled and takes turns in driving. Back at the farm, you will enjoy a hot beverage together with the musher before you will be transferred back to the hotel. 85 € per person
* option 2: Ice fishing. Ice fishing is very popular among the native population of Lapland. There are many frozen lakes and rivers in Rovaniemi where you can test your luck and catch some fish. Our fishing guide will pick you up from the hotel and take to the fishing location. He will coach you on the fishing techniques and show the main tricks. During fishing, you will have a small picnic in the wild nature: warm up by the fire, grill sausages and enjoy a warm drink. 90 € per person
- both tours are possible on this day

Day 8: ROVANIEMI

Breakfast. Free time before private transfer to Rovaniemi airport from where you will take flight(s) to your original destination.

 

PRICE OF THE ARRANGEMENT: on request; fully customized

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Private transfer from airport to your hotel in Helsinki (day 1)
  • private tour of Helsinki with guide and vehicle (day 2)
  • Train ticket Helsinki - Rovaniemi + private transfers in/from train station in both cities (day 4)
  • Santa Claus village tour (day 5)
  • Aurora chasing tour (day 5)
  • Reindeer farm and safari tour (day 6)
  • Snowmobile Aurora chasing tour (day 6)
  • Private transfer from hotel in airport in Rovaniemi (day 8)
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Helsinki + breakfast
  • 4 nights in 3* hotel in Rovaniemi + sauna + breakfast
  • Guides
  • Sightseeing of places mentioned in itinerary

EXCLUSION:

  • International and domestic flights
  • tours marked with * option
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa