Day 1: Helsinki
- Transfer airport – hotel 4* in Helsinki
The driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You’ll be staying in one of the city’s finest 4* hotels in the heart of the city.
Day 2: Helsinki – Rovaniemi
- Helsinki panoramic bus tour
- Overnight train Helsinki-Rovaniemi
After breakfast, you will have a wonderful sightseeing tour of the city of Helsinki. You will discover the main attractions of the historic city center. You will see the famous Cathedral of the Assumption surrounded by neoclassical buildings such as the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. You will also see the Sibelius Monument and the Rock Church.
As dawn breaks, prepare for a charming train ride that will whisk you away to Rovaniemi, the renowned capital of Lapland and home of the legendary Santa Claus.
Day 3: Rovaniemi
- Arrival in Rovaniemi
- Private transfer to hotel
- Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel
- Aurora Borealis adventure
Begin your day with a scenic train ride to Rovaniemi, the thriving heart of Lapland and the famed home of Santa Claus, an integral part of this enchanting tour.
Our diligent driver will greet you right at the platform, ready to transport you to your centrally situated hotel accommodation. The afternoon is yours to leisurely uncover the charming nuances of this quaint town.
As nightfall approaches, brace yourself for a 50-kilometer journey north of Rovaniemi, a voyage that enhances your chances of witnessing the captivating spectacle of the Northern Lights. This extraordinary light display has held humans in awe since time immemorial, spawning myriad legends and folktales. It’s been said that those fortunate enough to behold the Northern Lights are blessed with lifelong happiness.
Under the shimmering night sky, your guide will prepare delicious sausages over an open fire, recounting fascinating tales and legends of the Northern Lights, enriching your understanding of this magical phenomenon.
Day 4: Santa Claus Village
- Reindeer ride
- Arctic Circle Diploma
- Santa Claus Safari
Following a hearty breakfast, gear up for a truly memorable experience: the Santa Claus Safari. Your incredible journey commences with a snowmobile ride* to a local reindeer farm. Here, you’ll gain insight into the pivotal role reindeer herding plays in the Sami culture. Experience a magical reindeer sleigh ride across the Arctic Circle, after which you’ll receive a unique diploma to commemorate your adventure.
Next, you’ll be transported to the enchanting Santa Claus Village, a whimsical wonderland brimming with merry elves in festive attire, dazzling lights, and awe-inspiring ice sculptures. You’ll get a chance to meet the jolly old man himself, Santa Claus, and whisper your deepest wishes to him. Beyond this, the Village offers thrilling discoveries, engaging games, delightful encounters, and a tantalizing lunch to be enjoyed at one of its charming restaurants.
*Please note, during the period from 01 December to 06 January, due to logistical reasons, the snowmobile will be replaced by bus transportation.
Day 5: Rovaniemi – Helsinki
- Private transfer to the railway station
- Overnight train Rovaniemi-Helsinki
Begin your day leisurely, savoring breakfast, before stepping out to immerse yourself in Lapland’s breathtaking snow-kissed scenery. The day is entirely yours to meander through the charming town and its environs or perhaps opt for an additional Lapland winter tour to deepen your exploration.
As dusk settles, we’ll facilitate your departure, providing a pick-up service to the train station. Here, you’ll board a plush sleeper train bound for Helsinki, set to depart at 9:00 p.m., setting the stage for your last leg of the journey.
Day 6: Helsinki
- Arrival in Helsinki
As the clock strikes around 9:00 a.m., anticipate your arrival in the vibrant city of Helsinki, marking the end of your scenic train ride. Here in the Finnish capital, a new chapter of exploration awaits.
We at Lapland Visit Tour Operator wholeheartedly hope that our curated journey has offered you unforgettable experiences, from the mesmerizing Northern Lights to the unique wildlife encounters. As you bid goodbye to the captivating landscapes of Lapland, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next adventure, promising more hidden gems and thrilling moments.