Finnish Lapland Tour Under the Northern Lights | 8 Days

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Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Kakslauttanen, Inari (Finland)

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Until April, 2018

Finnish Lapland is a wonderful land of the Northern Lights.

This comprehensive tour begins in the heart of Finland’s capital, Helsinki, and taking in Kakslauttanen and Inari in Finland’s most northerly region. Enjoy the thrill of a husky safari, visit historic Rovaniemi, be amazed at the pristine air of the Finnish Lapland wilderness and even marvel at nature’s most spectacular phenomenon, Lapland Northern lights on the Northern Lights Tour. You’ll even get to meet Santa Claus himself on this most magical of adventures, as well as gaining insight and experience of the traditions of Lapland Finnish life and the indigenous Sami people.

Day 1: Welcome to Helsinki, Finland

Your adventure of Finnish Lapland under the Northern Lights starts in Helsinki. After arrival you will check in at  one of Helsinki’s finest and most comfortable  hotels. Then the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy. You will explore this modern city of North Europe. You may visit some of the local shops, bars and world-renowned restaurants.

Day 2: Helsinki and Rovaniemi

After  breakfast you take a panoramic bus tour of Helsinki. It departs at 11:00 am. Headsets are supplied on board  throughout the tour to ensure you experience the maximum enjoyment of the surroundings. You see the historical city center, City Hall, the Presidential Palace, Senate Square, Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall and the Uspensky Cathedral. The bus will stop at the Sibelius Monument and the Church in the Rock, as long as it is open at the time of the tour. At 9: 50 pm,  you take the  train Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland.

Day 3: Northern Lights Tour

You will arrive in Rovaniemi at 10:40 am  and transfer to your  hotel. The day is then your own to explore this city,  the heart of Finnish Lapland. At 9:00 pm you are asked to meet for the Northern Lights Tour and adventure. You’ll be transported by car into the Lappish wilderness. You’ll walk through the snowy landscape to a remote spot on the banks of a beautiful river. This will give you the best chance of catching this most spectacular of nature’s displays, the Lapland Northern Lights. Enjoy sausages cooked on the camp fire and soak up the magical atmosphere.  After this, you’ll be returned to your hotel by  car.

Day 4: Rovaniemi, Santa Claus Village and Kakslauttanen

After enjoying a full  breakfast, a magical day begins. You depart at 10:00 am for the Santa Claus Safari via snowmobile. Arriving at a reindeer farm you’ll learn about Lappish culture, traditions and how to look after reindeer. You’ll then have the opportunity to embark on a reindeer ride across the Arctic Circle. After the ceremonial crossing of the Circle, we’ll transport you by car to the world-renowned Rovaniemi Santa Claus Village. You will meet Santa Claus. There will also be an opportunity to send postcards home bearing the famous Arctic Circle postmark. Also you will enjoy a delicious  Lappish lunch at the restaurant.  After your day of adventure, you’ll back to your hotel. You will departure to Kakslauttanen by bus at 5:00 pm. Hotel   check in Kakslauttanen is at 8:30 pm followed by a  dinner locally at 9:00 pm.

Day 5: Kakslauttanen

After  breakfast at 10:00 am you will take on a breathtaking two-hour husky safari.We will be give you warm thermal clothing.  So, no need to worry about the cold. The dogs are a happy, friendly team who like nothing better than showing visitors.  Enjoy your speedy sledge adventure! W’ll provide you instruction on how to drive the sledge, how to turn and stop. With two people to a sledge, you’ll have plenty of practice in driving the team of dogs. After the ride, you will warm up with some hot coffee and get to learn about the life of a husky dog in Finnish Lapland. At 1:00 pm, you will have a  Finnish lunch, and then have the afternoon to explore Kakslauttanen before enjoying a local  dinner at  9:00 pm.

 Day 6: Kakslauttanen – Inari

You’ll enjoy an early  breakfast before departing from the hotel by bus for Inari at 9:10 am. You’ll arrive at 11:35 am and transfer to your  hotel.
Inari is the cultural capital of the north with an unequalled atmosphere and history. Here you’ll enjoy a truly magical experience. You’ll step into the culture of traditional Finnish Lapland and the indigenous Sami people. It’s an experience you’ll remember for life. At 2:00 pm, we’ll  invite you as a guest into a local Inari resident’s home. Your hostess is the lovely Tula. She lives in a remote location on the shore of Lake Muddus with the reindeer she farms. You’ll meet and feed the herd while learning about reindeer husbandry and Tuula’s life.  You’ll also get to observe the traditional method of creating Sami fur boots.

Day 7: Inari – Rovaniemi

After your  breakfast  you visit Silda, at the heart of the Sami area of Finland. Here you can immerse yourself in Sami culture and the diversity of Lapland’s natural beauty. You can visit the Nature Centre of Metsahallitus and the National Museum of the Finnish Sami. There is a restaurant available on site for your enjoyment and refreshment. You depart at 12:10 pm by bus to Rovaniemi, arriving at 5:30 pm. Your overnight return  train to Helsinki departs at 9:15 pm.

Day 8: Final Day of  Lapland Tourism

On the final day, you will arrive at Helsinki at 7:50 am and here your tour concludes.

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Tour Highlights:

Day 1: Welcome to Helsinki, Finland

  • Hotel in Helsinki

Day 2: Helsinki and Rovaniemi

  • Breakfast, Helsinki
  • Panoramic bus tour of Helsinki
  • Overnight train Helsinki – Rovaniemi at 9:50 pm

Day 3: Northern Lights Tour

  • Arrive in Rovaniemi at 10:40 am
  • Transfer to hotel, Rovaniemi
  • Northern Light tour, Rovaniemi

Day 4: Rovaniemi, Santa Claus Village and Kakslauttanen

  • Breakfast, Rovaniemi
  • Santa Claus Safari, Rovaniemi
  • Snowmobile safari, Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer farm, Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer ride, Rovaniemi
  • Lappish lunch, Rovaniemi
  • Bus tour Rovaniemi – Kakslauttanen at 5:00 pm
  • Hotel in Kaksauttanen at 8:30 pm
  • Dinner at 9:00 pm, Kaksauttanen

Day 5: Kakslauttanen

  • Breakfast, Kaksauttanen
  • Husky safari, Kaksauttanen
  • Finnish lunch at 1:00 pm, Kaksauttanen
  • Dinner at 9:00 pm, Kaksauttanen
Day 6: Kakslauttanen-Inari
  • Breaksfast, Kaksauttanen
  • Bus tour Kaksauttanen – Inari
  • Hotel in Inari
  • Visit Inari resident’s home at 2:00 pm

Day 7: Inari-Rovaniemi

  • Breakfast, Inari
  • Visit Silda, Inari
  • Depart by bus Inari – Rovaniemi at 12:10 pm
  • Overnight train Rovaniemi-Helsinki at 9:15 pm

Day 8: Final Day of Lapland Tourism

  • Overnight return train to Helsinki at 7:50 am

What is included:

  • Panoramic bus tour of Helsinki
  • Hotel 4* in Helsinki, Finland (1 night)
  • Hotel 4* in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland (2 nights)
  • Glass igloo and log cabin in Kakslauttanen, Finnish Lapland (2 nights)
  • Hotel 3* in Inari, Finnish Lapland (1 night)
  • Overnight train Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Helsinki
  • Bus trip Rovaniemi-Kaksaluttane-Inari-Rovaniemi
  • English speaking guide
  • 4 Meals
  • Safari outfit
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile
  • Visit Inari resident’s home
  • Visit Silda

What is not included:

  • Any transportation to or from Helsinki
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre Hotel, Finland


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Scandi Simonkentta 4* Hotel in Helsinki

Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel


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Tradition Hotel Kultahovi in Inari

Kakslauttanen

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