Finland Northern Lights Private Tour | Winter Holidays in 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
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms: 5 nights
    Glass Igloo: 1 night
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • Guided city tours
    1 snowmobile safari
    1 reindeer sleigh and husky ride
  • MEALS
  • 6 breakfasts

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.

Not included.

Day 2
Helsinki City Tour

Following breakfast at your hotel, your private guide takes you on a wonderful 4-hour walking tour to show you the best Helsinki ​can offer.

During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town, visit the famous Rock Church and take a short tram ride.

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.

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 Mortherland 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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm and Husky Park & Santa Claus Village

Today you enjoy a fantastic group tour during which you visit famous Lapland sights and try exciting northern activities.

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 have some time to visit the Snowman World and attend a real ice bar in it. You can also buy some traditional Finnish souvenirs and send postcards with special Arctic Circle stamp from Santa Claus main post office.

  • Please note: Snowman World is open from beginning of December to end of March.

After the tour you are transferred back to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Transfer to the Igloo Village

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the igloo village located away from the city lights.

The unique accommodation allows watching the Northern Lights and starry skies in warmth and comfort. After check-in, you are welcomed to enjoy the Nordic beauty of the surrounding area on your own.

  • Note: the indicated glass igloo accommodation is an example of the properties used for our tours, and might be updated to similar glass igloo properties based on availability.

Breakfast is 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 at your centrally located hotel and have a 1-hour guided tour at the Sami Museum and Nature Center that provides you with a deep insight into the culture, traditions, and nature of Northern Lapland. You then have two additional hours to explore this museum on your own.

  • 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 have a group visit to 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 their 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.

Breakfast is 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!

Breakfast is included.


Included

2 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels, 4 nights at unique hotels like Glass Igloos

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Luxury accommodation at remarkable hotels in the fascinating regions of Finland - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Lapland Region and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Tours with professional English-speaking guides*;
  • Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi and Ivalo - Helsinki;
  • Private tours: Helsinki city tour and visit of the Sami Museum in Inari;
  • Group tours and activities: snowmobile safari, visits to Snowman World* and Santa Claus Village, reindeer sleigh and husky ride, visit to a 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 8, 2018 to March 31, 2019
(weather permitting).

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 (price per person)
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,649
Deposit $730
Premium package (price per person)
$4,051
Deposit $811
Package type Price
Premium package (price per person)
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$3,649
Deposit $730
Premium package (price per person)
$4,051
Deposit $811

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The balance Firebird planned each day was perfect

We had a great time. It was a joy being with my daughter. Funny, there was another mother-daughter traveler in our group whom we really liked. In fact, everyone who had ever been on a tour before said our group was the best. Everyone was thoughtful and enjoyable to be with. The group had the perfect mix of ages, ...

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The tour was very well organized and fulfilled all expectations

The tour was very well organized and fulfilled all expectations. Guides always arrived on time and they were knowledgeable and pleasant. Choice of hotels was excellent, transfers good and modes of transport were great (so nice not having to travel by bus). Destinations and places visited were interesting and enjoyable. ...

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Thanks so much for a superb experience! - Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords with Helsinki, 2017

Wonderful! Awesome! I usually do all our trip planning. When I started my planning for Norway and Iceland i thought I was so close to other countries that it would be a shame if we left them out. Enter Firebird. They had the perfect trip in their choices for what I wanted to do in the Read more

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The balance Firebird planned each day was perfect

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October 16, 2016

The tour was very well organized and fulfilled all expectations

The tour was very well organized and fulfilled all expectations. Guides always arrived on time and they were knowledgeable...

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Thanks so much for a superb experience! - Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords with Helsinki, 2017

Wonderful! Awesome! I usually do all our trip planning. When I started my planning for Norway and Iceland i thought I was ...

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