Trip Overview

Finnish Arctic Adventure

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 102 Reviews
Private tour to Finland

Traveling to Scandinavia is like stepping into a fairy tale. We invite you to see the greatest wonder of the region, the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Enjoy fascinating winter activities and let yourself be enchanted by the mindblowing natural landscapes and the magical dance of lights in the night sky. Believe us, meeting reindeer, visiting Santa's residence in Lapland, all topped with seeing the Aurora lights is the best choice for your winter vacation!

Finnish Arctic Adventure

8 days3 cities
Finland1 country
Private tour to Finland
From
$3,499
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 102 Reviews

Traveling to Scandinavia is like stepping into a fairy tale. We invite you to see the greatest wonder of the region, the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Enjoy fascinating winter activities and let yourself be enchanted by the mindblowing natural landscapes and the magical dance of lights in the night sky. Believe us, meeting reindeer, visiting Santa's residence in Lapland, all topped with seeing the Aurora lights is the best choice for your winter vacation!

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Helsinki

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the marvelous capital of Finland - Helsinki! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax after the trip or start exploring the city on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Helsinki City Tour
City tour
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 Helsinki hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
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Set right in the center of Helsinki, the Klaus K Hotel boasts fantastic facilities and incredible service. All guestrooms are equipped with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and luxury beds. Guests are invited to have breakfast at the Lounge or to dine in the Restaurant Toscanini.

Welcome to Helsinki

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

plane
Helsinki
Rovaniemi
1 hr 30 min

Unquestionably, taking a plane is the most time-saving way to travel between the Finnish capital and the beautiful city of Rovaniemi. One of our trusted drivers will take you to the airport and meet you upon arrival.

Rovaniemi

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Rovaniemi & Aurora Trail
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from the Helsinki hotel to continue your Scandinavia journey. 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 hotel in the center of Rovaniemi for check-in.

Later we invite you to a magical winter forest where you have a chance to enjoy a blaze of Auroras. Primetime for watching the Nordic Lights is between 9 pm and midnight, so your group tour starts late in the evening. While you enjoy the winter fairy forest, your guide prepares some snacks and hot drinks for you at our outside camp. 

Group transportation by car and transfers from your hotel and back are included.

  • Note: winter clothing is provided for the tour

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 4
Snowmobile Safari & Santa Claus Village
Day tour
Day tour

Today you enjoy a fantastic group tour during which you visit famous Lapland sights and try exciting northern activities. This day starts with a brief introduction to snowmobiling after which you start driving to the wilderness.

In the middle of the ride, you are invited to warm up near an open fire and enjoy grill sausages with warm drinks. Snowmobile safari with a stop takes about 3-4 hours.

  • Note: in order to drive a snowmobile please make sure to have your driver license with you.
  • 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 safari, 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's main post office.

  • Note: Snowman World is open from the beginning of December to the end of March.

After the tour, you are transferred back to the Rovaniemi hotel and the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Northern Lights Seeking by Reindeer Sledge
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Today you have the afternoon at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own. In the evening you are invited for a reindeer safari through a fairy-tale winter forest. 

During the group tour, you learn why the reindeer sleigh is a traditional mode of transport in Lapland and get one more unique chance to catch the Nordic Lights as the ride takes place at night-time away from the city lights.

After about a 1-hour ride you arrive at a reindeer farm. Here you are treated with a cup of coffee with a sweet bun, as well as with stories about the lifestyle of a reindeer herder.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your Rovaniemi hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Note: winter clothing is provided for the tour

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Rovaniemi

Placed in the north of Finland, Rovaniemi offers much to be charmed with. People come here to get to know more about the authentic Sami culture and to visit Santa Claus in his residence.

car
Rovaniemi
Lapland Region
30 min

A comfortable car ride with an experienced driver is a great way to travel from the motherland of Santa Claus to the beautiful Lapland Region. On your way there, you will dozens of authentic villages and breathtaking dales.

Lapland Region

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Husky Safari & Transfer to the Igloo Village
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast in the hotel, you start your day with a trip to a husky farm. Here you meet and make friends with the lovely huskies - enthusiastic arctic sled dogs that greet you with barking and jumping. You then have short instructions on safety and driving and enjoy a group guided husky safari.

The route of about 15 km (9 miles) takes you through a fantastic winter landscape. During the stops, you can change places as a driver and passenger. After the adventure ride lasting 1-1.5 hours, you spend some time at the husky farm. Your group is invited to gather around the campfire to hear the mushers telling about life with the huskies.

  • Note: winter clothing is provided for the tour

After the tour, you pick up your luggage from the hotel, and your driver takes you to your next destination, the Igloo Village.

You arrive in the glass Igloos Village which is beautifully located close to the Arctic Circle. 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.

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Unique Hotel Experience
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What can be a better addition to your Scandinavia experience than staying at a one-of-a-kind property? This region boasts unique accommodation options, including entire hotels made of ice and snow, igloos with glass roofs which are perfect for observing Northern Lights, as well as unusual tree hotels for uniting with nature.

Welcome to Lapland Region

Being the northernmost and actually the biggest region in entire Finland, Finnish Lapland attracts a growing number of tourists with numerous leisurely activities, including Northern Lights seeking.

plane
Lapland Region
Helsinki
2 hrs

Without a doubt, taking a plane is the most time-saving way to travel between these two beautiful cities. One of our professional drivers will take you to Rovaniemi airport and meet you upon arrival in Helsinki.

Helsinki

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Transfer to Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you check out from your Igloo hotel in the Lapland and meet your private driver who transfers to Rovaniemi airport for a flight to Helsinki. Upon arrival in Helsinki, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure Day
Transfer
Transfer

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

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

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
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Set right in the center of Helsinki, the Klaus K Hotel boasts fantastic facilities and incredible service. All guestrooms are equipped with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and luxury beds. Guests are invited to have breakfast at the Lounge or to dine in the Restaurant Toscanini.

Welcome to Helsinki

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotels in Helsinki and Rovaniemi;
  • Glass Igloo accommodation in the Lapland region;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport and hotel transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Tours with professional English-speaking guides*;
  • Economy tickets for the return flight: Helsinki - Rovaniemi;
  • Private tour: Helsinki city tour;
  • Group tours and activities: the Aurora Trail by car, Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village, Northern Lights Seeking in a Reindeer Sledge and Husky Safari;
  • Entrance tickets to the Rock Church and Snowman World;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Important: This tour runs from December to March only due to weather conditions.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest
  • Your own professional local guide-drivers
  • Snowmobile safari in Rovaniemi
  • Reindeer sleigh and husky ride
  • Visiting Santa at Santa Claus Village
  • Overnight at a Glass Igloo Resort

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.
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