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.
City:
Helsinki, Rovaniemi
Duration:
7 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,998
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

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. 

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Day 2
Helsinki City Tour

After 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.

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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 Motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi (tickets are included). 

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Day 4
Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village

This day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you learn more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. 

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Day 5
Transfer to Ivalo

Today you are transferred to the picturesque Ivalo region famous for its amazing Northern Lights experiences. 

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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.

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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 to take a flight back to Helsinki. We hope you enjoyed your Finland experience and will plan your next trips with FireBird Tours! 

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Price

$2,998
Deposit $600
Classic package
Based on double occupancy
$3,998
Deposit $800
Premium package
Based on double occupancy

What's included

Premium package

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the most 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;
  • 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.

Not included: international flights, all other meals, optional tours, personal expenses and tips

Classic package

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the most fascinating regions of Finland - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 1 dinner in Saariselkä;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi and Ivalo - Helsinki;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, all other meals, optional tours, personal expenses and tips

Itinerary

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.

No meals included.

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).

During this tour you will be able to explore one of the most famous museums of modern art in Europe - the Kiasma Museum. Then you will experience the atmosphere of the Rock Church and a famous Sibellius Monument. You finish the tour with an exploration of a popular Design district - an absolutely must-visit place as it has plenty of unique stores available only in Helsinki.

Optional tour #2: Authentic Finland (duration 4 hours).

During the tour you visit a real modern meat farm where you will be able to see the life of contemporary Finnish farmers and meet different animals. After that you will proceed to open air museum of old Finnish lifestyle - wooden houses, local churches, handicraft. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Finnish culture!

Breakfast is included.

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 Motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi (tickets are included). 

Upon arrival you are transferred to your newly opened boutique hotel in the center of Rovaniemi. After check-in you have free time 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. 

Premium package: Breakfast and dinner are included. 

Classic package: Breakfast is included, dinner is optional. 

Day 4: Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village

Premium package: 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 2, 2016.

Classic package: This day is free. Trip to Santa Claus Village & Snowman World is optional.

After the tour you are transferred back to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

*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 to take a flight back to Helsinki.

We hope you enjoyed your Finland experience and hope to plan your future trips with FireBird Tours!

Breakfast is included.

NOTE: Departure time will be adjusted according to your flight. An extra night in Helsinki is available upon request.

Premium package

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the most 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;
  • 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.

Not included: international flights, all other meals, optional tours, personal expenses and tips

Classic package

  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the most fascinating regions of Finland - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 1 dinner in Saariselkä;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi and Ivalo - Helsinki;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, all other meals, optional tours, personal expenses and tips

Helsinki, Finland

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Thank you for planning the trip of a lifetime. Everyone in our group had a great time on the trip. The itinerary that you have planned for us was just what we were hoping. We were already excited about the trip after receiving the itinerary. The trip more than exceeded our expectations. Scandinavia has a lot to offer.

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Our thanks again and if you want a grade, it would be an A+

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About the tour to Scandinavia, it was FANTASTIC

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We had a wonderful time on our Luxury Private Scandinavian Tour! Definitely one of our best trips ever thanks mainly to Firebird Tours! Everything went smoothly - all drivers and guides were on time and did a great job. All hotels were good - some don't have air conditioning which was my only complaint. I ...

Firebird was good at adapting their program to meet our desires

Our group consisted of two couples. We found Firebird Tours on the web and began working with the company about 6+ months before our departure. Our sales assistant was very patient with us as we kept changing and modifying and refining what we wanted to do. We finally decided to take the private tour option and include...

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our arrival dinner in Bergen after our flight was delayed. Our tour guide in Stockholm/Uppsala/Sigtuna was delightful and we all enjoyed the extra information she went over and above to provide. ...

Northern Lights Adventure, February 2017

I just wanted to say thank you! I had an amazing time and met so many amazing people. My guides were the best! Northern Lights did not want to be seen but the experiences were amazing.

Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords with Helsinki, September 2015

It was a wonderful trip! Everything went on well. Thanks for making this a memorable and pleasant experience for us.

Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords with Helsinki Extension

Still recovering from a very long trip home - almost 40 hours due to several delays on tarmacs at Heathrow and Dubai. Heathrow had a software malfunction for luggage sorting and we have only received our luggage today. Apart from this we had a great time. The guides in each city/village were good. The highlight for us ...

Thanks for a perfect vacation!

We had a very enjoyable trip and everything went as planned including drivers waiting for us. Hotels were in great locations and all treated us very well. We had a great time and thanks for putting together this excellent trip. We thought the guides were all five star but the guide in Copenhagen left us at the Little ...

Scandinavian Capitals with Free Helsinki Extension, 2015

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Winter Wonders of Sweden & Norway, February 2016

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This trip will always be a once in a lifetime highlight for us

Overall, outstanding Epic Fjords and Seas of Norway trip! Some comments--- Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret room towards end of trip much nicer than room beginning of trip Breakfast bar excellent. Supper bars not always done well ie. pizza raw. Staff overall very helpful.Thought city map Oslo would have been ...

We had a great trip to Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords

We had a great trip. We really enjoyed it. It was adventurous and beautiful. It was a wonderful experience we will not forget. The weather could of been a little better but we did get some good weather here and there. Unfortunately you can't control the weather. Thanks for arranging everything it went very smoothly.

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We had a wonderful time with perfect weather and generally no problems with connections and hotels.The itinerary was well laid out and as a whole just the right amount of time in each area for us. We did take a couple of side trips on our own that enhanced our trip. I only have a couple of wee suggestions for future ...

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Based on 123 Reviews

Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords with Helsinki and St. Petersburg

Thank you for planning the trip of a lifetime. Everyone in our group had a great time on the trip. The itinerary that you ...

Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather ...

Our thanks again and if you want a grade, it would be an A+

You did a great job setting up our visit to Denmark & Berlin (Fairy Tale Denmark with Hjorring + Berlin). Our flight from ...

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About the tour, it was FANTASTIC, everything about the tour was good. Our guides could not have been more helpful with all ...

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Package type Price
Classic package

Based on double occupancy

$2,998
Deposit $600
Premium package

Based on double occupancy

$3,998
Deposit $800