Trip Overview

Great Winter Lapland

Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 122 Reviews
Private tour to Sweden, Finland

Immerse yourself in a winter fairytale in the most fantastic destinations of Swedish and Finnish Lapland. During your amazing 9-day tour explore the best sights of Stockholm, take in the beauty of nature while staying in an Ice Hotel in Kiruna, visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, view incredible Northern lights and learn all about the Sami culture in Inari.

Great Winter Lapland

9 days6 cities
SwedenFinland2 countries
Private tour to Sweden, Finland
From
$4,896
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 122 Reviews

Immerse yourself in a winter fairytale in the most fantastic destinations of Swedish and Finnish Lapland. During your amazing 9-day tour explore the best sights of Stockholm, take in the beauty of nature while staying in an Ice Hotel in Kiruna, visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, view incredible Northern lights and learn all about the Sami culture in Inari.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

first destination

Stockholm is a truly vibrant city with style in its genes. It is the best place to experience the beauty, simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Experience the cosmopolitan capital with 700 year old secrets.

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

Welcome to the royal capital of Sweden - Stockholm! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Stockholm City Tour with Vasa Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a 4-hour city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm. During the tour with a private guide you see the City Hall, explore the brilliant Old Town of Stockholm, that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe. Together you continue the tour to see the famous Royal Palace and the Stockholm Cathedral.

Following a short ferry ride, you take a chance to explore a world-famous museum - the Vasa Museum located on the island of Djurgarden. It displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that sank on its maiden voyage. It is rated as the most visited museum in entire Scandinavia.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore Stockholm on your own or enjoy one of our optional evening recommendations.

*Note: public transportation is included in the tour.

Breakfast is included.

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King's Garden Hotel, Stockholm
4

The stylish King's Garden Hotel is located in the heart of the scenic capital of Sweden and prides itself on an individual approach to every client.

plane
Stockholm
Kiruna
3 hrs

A 3-hour flight is the fastest way to travel from the capital of Sweden to the city of Kiruna. All Swedish planes are modern, safe, and offer everything you need for a comfortable ride.

Kiruna, Sweden

Kiruna

second destination

The northernmost town in Sweden, Kiruna, is the perfect mix of culture, heritage, nature and modern technology, awaiting you in the beautiful province of Lapland.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the Ice hotel
Day 3
Flight to Kiruna
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for a quick flight to Kiruna (flight tickets are included). Upon arrival you have a private transfer to the original Ice Hotel - the world’s first and largest hotel built entirely of snow and ice. 

  • Note: Warm accommodation in a traditional hotel is available on request.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can enjoy the surrounding nature on your own, spend this evening relaxing at the sauna or even practice in ice sculpting. 

  • Optional tour: Northern Lights snowmobile tour with dinner
    Northern Lights snowmobile tour is a wonderful option for your evening in Kiruna. Join your specially trained guide for a nightly excursion in search of the Northern Lights.​

Breakfast is included.

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Unique Hotel Experience
4

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.

train
Kiruna
Lulea
3 hrs 30 min

A train ride in Sweden is a memorable experience. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Swedish countryside passing by outside the train window. Our local drivers will take you to the station and meet you upon arrival.

Lulea, Sweden

Lulea

third destination

Located in the Lapland region in northern Sweden, the coastal town of Lulea is one full of astonishing nature, numerous sites bustling with people and active exploring opportunities.

1 day in the village
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a forest hotel
Day 4
Train Ride to Lulea & Harads Village Tour
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station to board a train that takes you to Lulea (train tickets are included).

Upon arrival you are transferred to the charming village of Harads to leave your luggage at the unique Tree Hotel nestled in the middle of the forest.

You are then invited to enjoy a walking tour around the village. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Bear dinner with a Sami Story
    In the glow of the fire experience the Sami Bear Ceremony. Hear the ancient Legend of the Bear, learn about the Sami rituals, hunting traditions, and celebrations, including Sami songs.
  • Optional tour: Tour of the Storforsen Nature Reserve
    The Storforsen Nature Reserve is home to Northern Europe's largest rapid, which doesn't freeze even in the extreme cold. At Storforsen, you walk an easy 2 km nature trail of wooden walkways.

Breakfast is included.

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Unique Hotel Experience
4

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.

car
Lulea
Rovaniemi
3 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the scenic views of Sweden and Finland as your driver takes you from Lulea to the motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi. On your way there, you’ll pass dozens of authentic Scandinavian villages and numerous breathtaking landscapes.

Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi

fourth destination

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.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a hotel
Day 5
Transfer to Rovaniemi & Free Evening
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and continue your journey to the Mortherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi (private transfer is included).

Upon arrival you are transferred to your newly opened boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Rovaniemi. The rest of the day is free, so you can 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.

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Day 6
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm and Husky Park & 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 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 introductory reindeer sleigh and husky ride.

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.

After the tour you are transferred back to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

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.

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, Finland

Lapland Region

fifth destination

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.

1 day in the Lapland Region
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the Glass igloo
Day 7
Transfer to the Igloo Village
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Unique Hotel Experience
4

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.

car
Lapland Region
Inari
40 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magnificent panoramas of the Finnish countryside passing by outside the car window as one of our trusted drivers takes you to the largest municipality in Finland.

Inari, Finland

Inari

sixth destination

Located in Finland's Lapland region, petite Inari is the hub of Sami culture and a destination, noted for seeing the Northern Lights.

2 days in the Inari region
Detailed itinerary
1 day in a hotel
Day 8
Transfer to Inari, Visiting the Sami Museum & a Local Sami Family
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

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 to 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.

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.

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Day 9
Departure from Ivalo
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Great Lapland adventure! After breakfast you are transferred to the Ivalo airport for your flight to Helsinki. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Optional extension: We recommend you to extend your journey further to Helsinki. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Jukkasjarvi, Harads, Rovaniemi, Lapland Region and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm;
  • Group tours and activities: Snowmobile safari to reindeer farm with a short reindeer sleighing and husky ride, Visit of Santa Village and Snowman World*;
  • Visit of the Sami Museum in Inari;
  • Economy class flight tickets Stockholm - Kiruna and Ivalo - Helsinki;
  • Regular class train tickets Kiruna - Lulea;
  • Support line during the trip.

*Note: Please pay attention that Snowman World is available only from December 14th.

**Note: Reverse program is also available. Contact your travel specialist for details.

***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

  • Staying at the Ice Hotel in Kiruna
  • Snowmobile safari to reindeer farm with a short reindeer sleighing and husky ride
  • Visit of Santa Claus Village and Snowman World in Rovaniemi
  • Watching Northern lights
  • Visiting the Sami Museum in Inari

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and 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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