8 Day Private Winter Tour of Finland
FINLAND LUXE WINTER
Embark on a beautiful, private winter adventure to experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Finnish Lapland.
Exotic. Lapland, the northern part of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, is home to sights and adventures that most people only dream of experiencing.
This tour is your ticket to the winter adventure of a lifetime, where you will explore Lapland’s wilderness and learn about its traditions. In Lapland, you can ride an ice-breaker ship, cross the Arctic Circle, chase the Northern Lights on snowmobiles, race on a dog sled, cross the wilderness on snowshoes and spend the night at the Ice Hotel. There you will also learn about the Sami, who are the only indigenous people in Scandinavia that are recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and are hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.
NOTE: This itinerary can be slightly modified or reordered in order to accommodate for flights to and from North America. Package prices vary depending on date of travel.
Included In The Luxe Experience
5 nights at centrally-located, hotels with daily breakfast
2 nights in Kemi, including a night at the SnowCastle
Roundtrip flights between Helsinki and Rovaniemi
Train transportation between Rovaniemi and Kemi
7 guided tours led by knowledgeable local guides
A brunch mini-cruise at the Sampo icebreaker ship
Private roundtrip airport transfers in Helsinki
All of our services to plan and implement your trip, and support while traveling
Start your adventure by decompressing and relaxing after the long flight with a couple of days in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. This modern, unique and impressively clean city will furnish you with delicious Scandinavian food, eye-grabbing architecture, and culture for all tastes. A private tour of the city will ensure that you visit all the highlights.
Your Lapland Adventure is about to start! Situated only about 6 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi and its outskirts offer you a variety of tremendously exciting activities. Select from husky safaris, reindeer safaris, chasing the Northern Lights on snowmobiles, snowshoeing – to name a few – and we will build days and nights filled with winter adrenaline for you.
Traveling with kids? Then remember that Rovaniemi is also the “official” home of Santa Claus and you can even visit his shop! There you will also find the “Northernmost Zoo” on Earth, with an amazing collection of polar creatures.
Become one of the few people on the planet to be able to say: “I have been to the north of the Arctic Circle!” when you reach the town of Kemi. Once there, take the concepts of “exotic” and “adventurous” to their limits by spending the night at the SnowCastle (rooms made entirely of ice and snow) and riding the Sampo icebreaker ship, which will give you the chance (optional) to dive into the freezing Arctic Ocean! They will even give you a certificate to attest to your bravery!
After so many incredible adventures, you are now ready to return to Helsinki for your last night and for your flight back home, the following day.
Click on the blue bars above to read about all you will experience in this program.
Prices are in USD, per person, for a private program based on the number of travelers in your party
Arrival In Helsinki
Start your adventure with a couple of days in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. A modern, unique and impressively clean city.
Winter Wonderland In Helsinki
A private walking tour of Helsinki will ensure that you visit all the highlights, including Temppeliaukion Church which is excavated in a huge rock.
Rovaniemi, Capital of Finnish Lapland
Begin your Lapland adventure in Rovaniemi, situated only about 6 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
Chase the Northern Lights, go on husky & reindeer safaris. If traveling with children, a visit to Santa Claus Village is a must.
Kemi, North Of The Arctic Circle
Become one of the few people on the planet to be able to say: “I have been to the north of the Arctic Circle!” when you reach the town of Kemi.
Icebreaker Ships & Northern Lights
Spend the night at the SnowCastle (rooms made entirely of ice and snow) and riding the Sampo icebreaker ship!
Return To Helsinki For Relaxation
After so many incredible adventures, you are now ready to return to Helsinki for your last night and an opportunity to relax after a packed few days in Lapland.
Finish your experience in comfort with a private ride to the airport for your return flight.
After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to your hotel in Reykjavík. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kickoff dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes. Your group tour of Iceland has officially started!
After breakfast, join a driving tour of Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!
Day 3 is dedicated to Iceland’s Golden Circle, which is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Fridheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Following your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to Landeyjahöfn harbor and board a ferry to the Westman Islands. The short 45-minute boat ride will give you a new perspective of Iceland’s south coast. When the ferry docks on the main island, Heimaey, you might even spot a brave sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs surrounding you! Enjoy a delectable dinner at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, your cozy accommodation for the evening.
Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.
Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.
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If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.
With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.
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In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.
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