Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi

Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi

Lapland Winter Holiday Tour Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Kemi | 6 Days

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Subject to season and number of people in the booking.

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Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Kemi (Finland)

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Until April, 2018

Tour Program:

Day 1: Arrive in Helsinki

You will make your own travel arrangements to Helsinki where your Northern Lights Tours of Finnish Lapland will begin. Upon arriving in Helsinki, our driver will meet you at airport and  transfer to hotel. You will check into the Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel or a similar centrally-located hotel such as Scandic Simonkentta Hotel.
Once checked in to your hotel, you can use the remainder of the day and evening to relax and prepare for the full days to come.

Day 2: Travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Lapland

Enjoy  breakfast at the hotel then be ready to embark on an exciting tour of Helsinki. Upon boarding the comfortable tour bus, you will be greeted by your host. This tour of the city lasts a tad less than two hours during which your host will point out and describe Finland’s capital city of Helsinki’s remarkable sights.
Included are: Parliament Building,  Senate Square, the Uspensky Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, the Temppelixaukio (Rock) Church and the Sibelius Monument. You will have your afternoon free to spend as you like.
You will depart Helsinki this evening at 10:00 pm and travel by a comfortable  double-decker train through the night to Rovaniemi, the commercial center and capital of Lapland.

Day 3: Experience Rovaniemi, Lapland

Rovaniemi is a captivating city centrally located in Lapland. This true winter wonderland is located between the Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara Hills on the banks of the Kemijoki River. It is not far from the Arctic Circle. Lapland has much to offer, and Rovaniemi is the perfect central location.
Upon your train’s morning arrival in Rovaniemi at 11:20 am, you will have private transfer to your hotel. Accommodations will be at either the renowned Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel or the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel. All efforts will be made for you to have an early check-in. Both of these 4-star  hotels offer modern accommodations. Also the hotels are suitably located close to shopping in the city centre, restaurants, and entertainment.
Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Aurora Borealis Safari. Once you are settled into your hotel, you will head out by car to embark on some amazing adventures.

This two-in-one safari will take you into the evening:

Reindeer Sleigh Ride– You will visit a real reindeer farm where you will have the unique experience of traveling in the long-established winter means of travel in Lapland. A sled led by reindeer will take you through a winter wonderland of unspoiled, snow-white forests. After your magical sleigh ride, you will sit around a campfire and take pleasure in hot coffee and delicious buns. While you relax and enjoy the atmosphere, one of your guides will explain about how reindeer herders spend their days.
Aurora Borealis Safari via Snowmobile– Your next big adventure of the day will be an exhilarating snowmobile ride through the fabulous Arctic night. You will whisk through the snowy white forests and over the ice of a frozen river where you can enjoy the remarkable sight of thousands of bright stars in the moonlit sky. If you are lucky, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights will appear! Upon the finale of your once in a lifetime snowmobile experience, you will enjoy warm drinks and snacks around yet another campfire. Your guide will impart in-depth information about the Aurora Borealis and Lapland.

You should be back to the hotel in time for a warm dinner, and a few drinks at the bar should you choose. Before bed, you may decide to have a genuine Nordic experience by basking in the sauna or have a swim in the heated swimming pool.

Day 4: Embark on Lapland Tours

The morning of day four is one where you get to choose what you would like to do, of course after your breakfast. Our “Outdoor Activities” page has a listing of available Lapland tours winter safari options. Included you will find adventures such as Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing, Cross-Country Skiing, and more.
In the afternoon, you will travel by car to the bus station. A comfortable bus will take you to the town of Kemi, on the Gulf of Bothnia. Accommodations in Kemi will be at the  Cumulus Hotel, or something similar. Check-in and enjoy a leisurely evening.

Day 5: Sampo Icebreaker Cruise and Return Train to Helsinki

Shortly after your  morning meal you will go to the mighty  Icebreaker Sampo. This magnificent vessel will take you on Kemi’s greatest tourist attraction and adventure through the thick ice of the Gulf of Bothnia. You will experience the booming sound of the ships more than 3500 tons of steel crushing through the ice. You can tour the ship. And if you are feeling brave you can even take a plunge in the ice-cold sea.
Upon returning from your cruise, you will have the afternoon to explore the beautiful, pristine town of Kemi. The Snow Castle is a must see!
At the end of this busy day, you will journey to the train station via private transfer. You will return to Helsinki by an  overnight train.

Day 6: Back in Helsinki

In the morning, your will arrive back in Helsinki where the tour will conclude. You may want to do some last minute souvenir shopping or leisure sightseeing before departing from your fabulous holidays in Lapland.

Port of Helsinki

Port of Helsinki

Reindeer Driving in Rovaniemi, Lapland

Reindeer Sleigh Ride

Aurora Borealis' Glory, Lapland

Aurora Borealis’ Glory in Lapland

Snowmobiling in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

Snowmobiling, Finnish Lapland

Icebreaker Sampo in the Gulf of Bothnia

Icebreaker Sampo in the Gulf of Bothnia

Happy swimmers at the Gulf of Bothnia

Happy swimmers at the Gulf of Bothnia

Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi Port

Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi Port

Igloos to see Aurora Borealis

Igloos to see Aurora Borealis

Restaurant in Snow Castle, Kemi

Restaurant in Snow Castle, Kemi

Tour Highlights:

Welcome to Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region where you are guaranteed to have the magic winter holiday of a lifetime! While Finish Lapland tourism is a worldwide favorite, this on-of-a-kind 6 day winter adventure is one you’ll never forget.

Day 1: Arrive in Helsinki

  • Transfer from Helsinki airport to hotel
  • Hotel 4* in Helsinki

Day 2: Travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Lapland

  • Breakfast in hotel, Helsinki
  • Panoramic audio guide tour of Helsinki (around 1.5 hours)
  • Overnight train Helsinki – Rovaniemi at 10:00 pm

Day 3: Experience Rovaniemi, Lapland

  • Arrive in Rovaniemi at 11:20 am
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel 4* in Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer Sleigh Ride
  • Auroro Borealis Safari
  • Snowmobile safari
  • English speaking guide
  • Campfire with snack and beverage during safari
  • Winter safari outfit

Day 4: Embark on Lapland Tours

  • Breakfast in hotel, Rovaniemi
  • Outdoor activities, Rovaniemi
  • Transfer by car to the bus station
  • Comfortable bus Rovaniemi – Kemi
  • Arrive in Kemi
  • Check in Cumulus Hotel, Kemi

Day 5: Sampo Icebreaker Cruise and Return Train to Helsinki

  • Breakfast in hotel, Kemi
  • Sampo Icebreaker Cruise, Kemi
  • Plunge in the Gulf of Bothnia, Kemi
  • Private transfer to the train station, Kemi
  • Overnight train Kemi- Helsinki

Day 6: Back in Helsinki

  • Arrive in Helsinki

What is included:

  • Hotel 4* in Helsinki, Finland (1 night)
  • Hotel 4* in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland (1 night)
  • Hotel 4* in Kemi, Finnish Lapland (1 night)
  • Bus sightseeing tour, Helsinki
  • Overnight train Helsinki-Rovaniemi
  • Bus trip Rovaniemi-Kemi
  • Overnight train Rovaniemi-Helsinki
  • English speaking guide
  • Safari outfit
  • Reindeer sleigh ride, Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer farm, Rovaniemi
  • Snowmobile, Rovaniemi
  • Icebreaker Sampo Cruise, Kemi

What is not included:

  • Any flight to or from Helsinki
  • Airport transfer in Helsinki
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation:

Scandic Simonkentta 4* Hotel

Scandic Somonkentta 4* Hotel
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Holiday Inn City Centre 4* Hotel


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Scandic Rovaniemi 4* Hotel


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Cumulus Kemi Hotel


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