Days 1, 2 – Decompress in Helsinki
Arrival in Helsinki
Winter Wonderland in Helsinki
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.
Main attractions: Helsinki Senate Square, Temppeliaukion Church (excavated in a huge rock), Sibelius Monument, Upenski Cathedral
Guided activities: Private Walking tour of Helsinki (3 to 4 hours)
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel HelsinkiStart Your Vacation
Days 3 through 5 – Rovaniemi, capital of the Finnish Lapland
Rovaniemi, Capital of the Finnish Lapland
Lapland Adventure – Snowmobiles, Huskies & Northern Lights
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.
Main attractions: Santa Claus Village, Lapland’s Provincial Museum Arktikum, the forest-themed Pilke Science Centre, Korundi House of Culture, Ranua Zoo
Guided activities: 2 Northern Lights safaris; 3 guided adventures selected by you (Husky safari, reindeer safari, Santa Claus tour, ice fishing, snowshoe adventure, among many others)
Accommodations: City Hotel RovaniemiStart Your Vacation
Days 5 through 7 – Kemi, north of the Arctic Circle
Kemi, North of the Arctic Circle
Icebreaker Ships, Northern Lights & More Adventure
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!
Main attractions: the Snow Castle and Snow Hotel, Sampo the icebreaker ship
Guided activities: brunch at the Sampo; Arctic Ocean dive (OPTIONAL; wetsuit included)
Accommodations: Snow Hotel KemiStart Your Vacation
Days 7, 8 – Return to Helsinki | Click For Summary
Return to Helsinki for Relaxation
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.Start Your Vacation