Private tour of Helsinki and Rovaniemi - Firebird Tours ®

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Trip Overview

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.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.96 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotel
    6 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    Group transportation for group tours
    2 local flights
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 1 guided city tour with private transportation
    4 guided group tours outside cities
    2 visits to sights
    Snowmobile, husky, reindeer rides
  • 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.

No meals included.

Day 2
Helsinki City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver who take you on a 4-hour wonderful city tour around the most fantastic attractions of Helsinki.

During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral.

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.

Day 3
Arrival in Rovaniemi & Aurora Trail

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. At the open landscape, you can also try snowshoes to walk further out on the frozen lake and have a wider vision of the sky. Group transportation by car is included.

  • Please note: winter clothing is provided for the tour

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village

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 available only to March 31, 2018

After the tour you are transferred back to the hotel.

Breakfast and snacks are included.

Day 5
Northern Lights Seeking in Reindeer Sledge

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.

Folliwing 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.

Day 6
Husky Safari

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.

Day 7
Departure from Helsinki

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.


Included

6 nights at 4-star centrally located hotel

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

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

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;
  • 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 5, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

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

Important: this tour runs from November to March only due to weather conditions.

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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$2,798
Deposit $560
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$3,098
Deposit $620
Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$2,798
Deposit $560
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$3,098
Deposit $620

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Everything went like clockwork!

We’re home, still buzzing about our trip of a lifetime. Craig and I don’t like crowds of people, so going at this time of year and doing a private tour was perfect. The organization by Firebird was unparalleled, everything went like clockwork. All of our transfers were waiting for us at every pickup point which took ...

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We had great service and a nice trip overall

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Everything was handled in a timely manner and was taken care of. Even when we had questions and asked for changes to the pickup times, it was all worked out. Our guide in Tromso was excellent. She went above and beyond to help us get medicine from a pharmacy since our son was quite sick at...

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Adventure of a lifetime to Finnish Lapland all to the thanks of Firebird Tours

My Firebird Tour agent worked with me for several months to arrange the "perfect" tour for me & my husband to Finland (Finnish Lapland Trip, December 2016). Everything I wanted plus more. We were pampered every step of the way---private drivers, private tour guides, top of the line hotels; everything was A+++++ But ...

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October 16, 2016

Everything went like clockwork!

We’re home, still buzzing about our trip of a lifetime. Craig and I don’t like crowds of people, so going at this time...

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Doug Register

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October 16, 2016

We had great service and a nice trip overall

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Everything was handled in a timely manner and was taken care of. Even when we had ...

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Patricia Millington

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October 16, 2016

Adventure of a lifetime to Finnish Lapland all to the thanks of Firebird Tours

My Firebird Tour agent worked with me for several months to arrange the "perfect" tour for me & my husband to Finland ...

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