Finland Northern Lights Tour. Holiday Cruises to Finland

Finland Northern Lights Tour. Holiday Cruises to Finland

Enjoy some of the most amazing Northern Lights views in Scandinavia on your winter Finland tour

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Trip Overview

Scandinavia is full of wonders. We invite you to witness one of the most spectacular ones in Finland, the Northern Lights. Seeing this enchanting dance of colorful lights in the night sky is an experience second to none. And when paired with a wide range of authentic local activities like dog sledding, Northern lights tours in Finland are the best option for your winter getaway.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.96 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    6 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 flight
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    1 snowmobile safari
    1 reindeer sleigh and husky ride
  • MEALS
  • 6 buffet breakfasts
    1 lunch
    2 dinners

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Helsinki

Welcome to the glorious capital of Finland - Helsinki! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your modern well-designed hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant or start exploring the nearby attractions.

Day 2

Helsinki City Tour

Following a delicious breakfast you go on a wonderful city tour with your professional private guide who shows you the most outstanding sights that Helsinki has to offer in just 4 hours.

After the tour you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free, so you can continue exploring Helsinki on your own, or take one of our optional tours.

  • Optional tour #1: Modern Helsinki (duration 4 hours).
    The tour starts in a popular Design district from the exploration of the famous Esplanade - an absolutely must-visit place that has plenty of unique stores available only in Helsinki.
  • Optional tour #2: Authentic Finland (duration 4 hours).
    During the tour you visit a typical Finnish farm where you will witness the daily routine of contemporary Finnish farmers and see the herds of various animals.

Day 3

Arrival in Rovaniemi

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and continue your journey to new adventures. Your private driver transfers you to the airport for a quick flight to the Mortherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi (tickets are included).

Upon arrival you are transferred to your newly opened boutique hotel in the center of Rovaniemi. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, take a walk around the charming city streets, or have a good rest to prepare for an exciting program that awaits you tomorrow.Rovaniemi. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, take a walk around the charming city streets, or have a good rest to prepare for an exciting program that awaits you tomorrow.

In the evening we invite you to enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience at an authentic Lappish restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide. The atmosphere of an old Finland along with a set menu of delicious dishes will grant you with lots of emotions. After dinner you return to your hotel.

Day 4

Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village

This day starts with a 1-hour snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you meet traditionally dressed people, learn more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture and enjoy a short reindeer sleigh and husky ride.

  • Note: Due to unsuitable weather conditions (e.g. there is no snow or it is raining), a snowmobile ride and reindeer sleigh will be replaced with a visit to the Arktikum Museum.

After the farm you continue your trip to Santa Claus Village where you enjoy a buffet lunch in one of the local restaurants. Then you have some free time to buy some traditional Finnish souvenirs, send postcards with special Arctic Circle stamp from Santa Claus main post office or visit to the Snowman World where you can attend a real ice bar.

  • Note: Please pay attention that Snowman World is available only from December.

After the tour you are transferred back to the hotel.

Day 5

Transfer to Ivalo

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your driver who takes you to the picturesque Ivalo region famous for its amazing Northern Lights experiences. 

Upon arrival to the village of Saariselkä you are transferred to its famous Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Resort. After check-in you have the rest of the day free to explore the surrounding area on your own. In the evening you enjoy dinner at your hotel.

  • Optional extra day: Trip to Tankavaara Gold Village.

After the tour you return to your hotel.

Day 6

 Arrival to Inari & Visit to a Sami Family

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to your final destination - the authentic Inari region known as the center of Sami culture.

Upon arrival you leave your luggage in the centrally located hotel. You meet your guide and walk to the Sami Museum. During the 1-hour guided tour of the museum you learn about the people and nature of Northern Lapland. You then have two additional hours to explore the interesting museum on your own or to have lunch (not included).

  • Optional lunch: We recommend you to have lunch in the unique Sarrit museum restaurant that serves delicious dishes made of the best products the North has to offer.

In the afternoon your driver picks you up at the Sami Museum and transfers you to a remote location by Lake Muddus where you visit a local Sami Family. In 3 hours you are introduced to its reindeer herd, that you can pet and feed, while the hostess tells you about the importance of reindeer for Sami people. In the warmth of her house you find out about the fascinating process of creating traditional Sami fur boots of reindeer hide and learn what life is really like in the far north.

After this exotic experience you return to your hotel for check-in* and have the rest of the day free.

  • Note: Early check-in is not included.

Day 7

Departure Day

Today is the final day of your exciting Northern Lights adventure. After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the Ivalo airport for your flight back to Helsinki.

We hope you enjoyed your Finland experience and will plan your next trips with Firebird Tours!


Hotels

6 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the fascinating regions of Finland - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 1 dinner in Rovaniemi and 1 dinner in Saariselkä;
  • Buffet lunch at Santa Claus Village;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Tours with professional English-speaking guides*;
  • Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi and Ivalo - Helsinki;
  • Visit of Santa Village and Snowman World* in Rovaniemi;
  • Visit of a reindeer farm and a short reindeer sleighing;
    Visit of a husky farm and a short husky ride;
  • Visit of the Sami Museum in Inari;
  • Visit to a local Sami family;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

*Note: All the group tours are subject to weather conditions and can be replaced with possible alternatives.

**Note: Please pay attention that Snowman World is available only from December 2.


Not included:  international flights, all other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours, all personal expenses and tips.

Tour Highlights

  • Snowmobile safari in Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer sleigh and husky ride
  • Visiting Santa at Santa Claus Village
  • Overnight at a Glass Igloo Resort
  • Visit to a Sami Family in Ivalo

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • Bringing some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Premium package
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,649
Deposit $730
Premium package
$3,991
Deposit $799
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Package type Price
Premium package
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,649
Deposit $730
Premium package
$3,991
Deposit $799

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