Private Package Tour to Winter Lapland by Firebird - Firebird Tours ®
Northern Lights in Finland
Finnish Lapland
Stockholm Old Town
Dog-sledding in Lapland

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Trip Overview

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, go on a snowmobile safari and visit Santa at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, view incredible Northern lights in Kakslauttanen and learn all about the Sami culture in Inari. Best time to travel: The tour is available from November until March.
Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    8 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    2 train trips
    1 flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided city tours
    Snowmobile Safari
    Visit of Santa Claus Village
  • MEALS
  • 8 breakfasts
    1 lunch
    2 dinners

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Stockholm

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.

Day 2
Exploring the Old Town of Stockholm

After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm. 

During the tour you explore the brilliant Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and the City Hall (no entrances included).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Skansen & Vasa Museum tour
    Explore two world-famous museums during a 3-hour guided tour. You start with the Vasa Museum - displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship. Then visit Skansen - the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden.
  • Optional tour: Archipelago cruise
    The Stockholm Archipelago is made up by over 30 000 islands. Spend a scenic day on board - the best way to see all parts of the Stockholm archipelago.
  • Optional activity: Visit to the Ice Bar
    The Icebar by Icehotel in Stockholm is an exclusive and highly popular location. The cold interior is stylishly decorated with statues carved out of ice blocks.
Day 3
Flight to Kiruna

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.​
Day 4
Train Ride to Lulea & Harads Village 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 with a kick-sled ride. 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.
Day 5
Transfer to Rovaniemi & Free Evening

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.

Day 6
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 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.

  • Optional activity: Sauna, ice hole and hot tube tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing evening authentic Finnish style in a sauna located on a beautiful riverside. In the beginning of your tour learn about the Finnish sauna, its traditions, and benefits from a sauna master. Then during 3 hours immerse yourself in the soothing atmosphere of the warmth of the pre-heated sauna and hot tub and relax in the silent surroundings under the northern sky. Experience the best steam in the saunas, which are heated by wood, including the exotic tent sauna. Once you have warmed up, plunge into the ice hole for a refreshing dip. The adrenalin rush after the dip is a very pleasant one and you can continue to enjoy the sauna and the hot tub.

Day 7
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.​
Day 8
Transfer to Inari & Visiting the Sami 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.

After the tour your return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Optional tour: Reindeer & Sami Handicraft
    Be warmly welcomed into the home of an Inari local. Come and be a guest in the home of an Inari local, where you will get a real sense of Lapland way of life.
Day 9
Departure from Ivalo

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!


Included

8 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

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

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Jukkasjärvi, Harads, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä and Inari;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

*Note: Please pay attention that Snowman World is available only from December 14, 2017.

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

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

Tour Highlights
  • Staying at the Ice Hotel in Kiruna
  • Kick-sled ride in Harads
  • 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 while staying at the Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Resort
  • 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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,532
Deposit $907
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,299
Deposit $1,060
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,532
Deposit $907
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,299
Deposit $1,060

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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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