Trip Overview

Finnish Lapland & Northern Lights

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 102 Reviews
Private tour to Finland

Set off on an amazing Northern Lights journey in Finland. Arrive in Helsinki and have a guided tour before moving far north to the Motherland of Santa Claus. Take it easy - enjoy carefully planned winter activities and the best Aurora Borealis seeking tours. No need to rush, all you need is here set up for you.

Finnish Lapland & Northern Lights

7 days2 cities
Finland1 country
Private tour to Finland
From
$2,798
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 102 Reviews

Set off on an amazing Northern Lights journey in Finland. Arrive in Helsinki and have a guided tour before moving far north to the Motherland of Santa Claus. Take it easy - enjoy carefully planned winter activities and the best Aurora Borealis seeking tours. No need to rush, all you need is here set up for you.

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Day-By-Day

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 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.

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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 back to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully designed optional tour.

  • Optionals: Optional Tour Modern Helsinki | Optional Tour Authentic Finland

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
3 hrs 50 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
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Rovaniemi & Aurora Trail
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour

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 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.

  • Please note: winter clothing is provided for the tour

Breakfast is included.

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

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

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.

  • Please note: In order to drive a snowmobile please make sure to have your driver license with you.
  • Please 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 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 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 and snacks are included.

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Day 5
Northern Lights Seeking in Reindeer Sledge
Day tour
Day tour

Today you have afternoon at leisure to explore the surrounding area on your own.

In the evening you are invited for reindeer safari through a fairy-tale winter forest. During the group tour you learn why 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 an 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 a lifestyle of a reindeer herder.

Following the tour you return to your hotel.

  • Please note: winter clothing is provided for the tour​
  • Please note: alternative activities are available for this day, please contact your Destination Specialist if you are interested

Breakfast and snacks are included.

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Day 6
Husky Safari
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast you check out, leave your luggage at the hotel lobby and travel to a husky farm. Here you meet and make friends with the lovely huskies - enthusiastic arctic sled dogs which 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 camp fire to hear the mushers telling about life with the huskies. 

  • Please 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 the airport for the flight to Helsinki.

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have some rest after a long busy day. 

  • Please note: alternative activities are available for this day, please contact your Destination Specialist if you are interested

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.

plane
Rovaniemi
Helsinki
3 hrs 50 min

A plane is the fastest way to travel between the scenic city of Rovaniemi and the beautiful capital of Finland. All planes provide comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, and generous luggage space. You’ll be taken to the airport and met upon landing.

Helsinki

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Departure from Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer

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 Helsinki 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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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 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;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation 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.​

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 guides and drivers
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Best choice of northern nights seeking tours arranged specially at aurora prime time
  • Adventure rides on all of the popular winter means of transport
  • Tour route provides for convenient arrival and departure with international flights

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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