Alluring Finnish Lapland

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Availability : Daily, December-March

Alluring Finnish Lapland

Highlights Include:

  • Sleeping in a glass igloo under the stars (and hopefully the Northern Lights!)
  • Visiting the Finnish Lapland city of Rovaneimi at the Arctic Circle
  • Reindeer visit 
  • Arctic wilderness exploration
  • Finland’s capital city Helsinki

Photo: Arctic Snowhotel

Tour Details

From: $3,236 per person | Single supplement from $700

7 days

2022/2023 Departures: Daily, December – March

Enjoy the beauty of winter at the Arctic Circle in the town of Rovaniemi in Northern Finland. Stay in amazing accommodations at the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos – you can sleep in a uniquely designed ice room, plus a night in a spectacular “glass igloo.” View the multitude of stars – and perhaps the Northern Lights – from the comforts of your bed!  This trip includes time in Finland’s vibrant capital, Helsinki.

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Itinerary
This is a sample independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Fly Helsinki to Rovaniemi

After arriving into Helsinki Airport in Finland, continue by air north to Rovaniemi, located in Finnish Lapland. Independent transfer from airport to city center hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to relax and check out the town. Overnight in Rovanieimi

Day 3Reindeer Farm - SnowHotel | Meals: B D

This morning enjoy a short excursion to a local reindeer farm to visit with & feed the reindeer – plus a short sleigh ride. Learn about reindeer herding, which is a significant part of life & culture in Lapland. Return to town, then meet the shuttle for transfer to the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos, set in the wilderness just outside of Rovaniemi. Afternoon to explore this impressive property, which includes 30 snow/ice rooms of varying designs, an ice bar, ice chapel and even an Ice Restaurant! Enjoy dinner in one of the two other restaurants on site. Option to visit the Sky Bar or partake in an evening sauna before you sleep in a snow/ice room in a special sleeping bag. Overnight at Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Day 4Snowshoeing and Glass Igloo | Meals: B

You are woken up this morning with a cup of hot berry juice. You may wish to enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna this morning before breakfast. Early afternoon Snowshoe excursion (2 hours) – the guide will show you how to walk with these arctic shoes in the beautiful landscape of near-by lake as well as a path through snow-covered forest. During the excursion you will have a break by campfire to enjoy some hot drinks and roast sausages by the fire. (Note: this can be replaced by another optional excursion, if you prefer.) The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy your surroundings. There are three restaurants + two bars on site. Tonight your accommodation will be in a glass igloo, which offers heated floors and a 360-degree thermal glass roof that allows for sleeping under the stars or, if you’re lucky, under the Northern Lights! Overnight at Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Day 5Rovaniemi to Helsinki | Meals: B

You will be transferred to the Rovaniemi airport for your flight to Helsinki. Upon arrival at the Helsinki Airport, transfer independently to your hotel – or pick up your Helsinki Region Card at the airport and use it on transport into town. The rest of day is at leisure to enjoy the city on your own. Helsinki is uniquely situated on the Baltic Sea, where it has for centuries protected Finland from invaders. Built upon this foundation, the city offers both historic sites like the sea fortress Suomenlinna, as well as modern art like the Sibelius Monument and the Kiasma Museum. Overnight in Helsinki

Day 6Helsinki | Meals: B

Use your Helsinki Card to explore Finland’s capital city and surrounding area. The Helsinki Card offers free public transit around Helsinki, free or reduced entrance to most museums & attractions, discounts at restaurants, and more! The series of trams that cover the whole city help visitors to navigate the capital. Overnight in Helsinki

Day 7Depart Finland | Meals: B

Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US. Or, extend your stay in Finland or Scandinavia!

Included
  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including air taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Round trip flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi including air taxes
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers in Rovaniemi as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Reindeer Farm Visit
  • Snowshoeing excursion
  • Helsinki Region Card (24-hours)
Not Included
  • Additional airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, and luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Ice Fishing – The guide will take you to a near-by lake where you will learn how to drill a hole through a thick ice. With luck, you might catch a fish!
  • Electric Snow Scoot Safari – The guide will give you the instructions before you head out on a fascinating ride. During the safari, can enjoy hot drinks and roast sausages over a campfire.
  • Visit to Santa Claus Village – a must-see and popular place in Rovaniemi! You can visit Snowman World, cross the magical line of Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus himself, visit his official post office and do some souvenir shopping. The day excursion includes a soup lunch in Snowman World’s Snow restaurant. 
  • Ice Restaurant Dinner at Arctic Snowhotel – a unique experience as a venue, with delicious meals prepared from local ingredients. Tables and benches are made of ice, plus snow decorations on the walls of the restaurant. The dessert is served on an ice plate shaped like a snowflake. Remember to dress warmly! 
Notes
Please inquire for details
  • Option to swap out the cold/ice room night with an additional Glass Igloo overnight (at additional cost)
  • Special rates for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a naturally occurring phenomenon, and therefore sightings are not guaranteed.
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