Day 1: Helsinki
- Check in hotel 4*, Helsinki
The 4-star Holiday Inn City Center hotel in the center of Helsinki will be your first stop on your vacation. During your free time, you can walk around the city and see the sights or enjoy traditional Finnish food at local eateries.
Day 2: Helsinki – Rovaniemi
- Breakfast, Helsinki
- Bus sightseeing tour of Helsinki (2 hours)
- Overnight train Helsinki – Rovaniemi
After breakfast, you’ll take a 2-hour bus tour of Helsinki’s best sights. On Senate Square, you can see the Government Palace, the University of Helsinki, Soderholm, and the Helsinki Cathedral. Visit the parliament building, the Assumption Cathedral, and the amazing Rock Church, which is carved right into the rock.
In the evening, you will take a modern and comfortable train to Rovaniemi. Arrive in Rovaniemi just before lunchtime.
Day 3: Rovaniemi
- Arrival in Rovaniemi
- Transfer to hotel
- Northern Lights search safari
Your journey begins as you step off the train in Rovaniemi, nestled just on the edge of the Arctic Circle, with dawn just breaking. Waiting for you at the station will be our dedicated driver, who will whisk you off to your centrally-located hotel accommodation. The rest of your afternoon is yours to do with as you please; whether that be wandering through the snowy streets, appreciating the twinkling winter adornments, or simply getting to know the charming town better.
As dusk falls, get ready for an exhilarating adventure – a Northern Lights snowmobile safari awaits you, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the mesmerizing dance of the Aurora Borealis.
Day 4: Rovaniemi – Kemi
- Breakfast, Rovaniemi
- Reindeer ride
- Transfer to the station
- Bus or train Rovaniemi – Kemi (2 hours)
- Overnight in Cumulus Hotel 3 *, Kemi
Start your day savoring a scrumptious breakfast before you embark on a delightful Lapland reindeer ride, a truly unique opportunity to encounter these majestic creatures up close.
Once the afternoon arrives, our courteous driver will escort you to Rovaniemi Central Station. From there, either a train or bus will conveniently take you on a two-hour journey to the picturesque city of Kemi, situated on the shore of the scenic Gulf of Bothnia. Your comfortable accommodation will be at a centrally-located hotel in Kemi, placing you right in the heart of this charming coastal town.
Day 5: Kemi, the Gulf of Bothnia
- Breakfast, Kemi
- Husky ride
Kemi, your vibrant destination, brims with an extensive selection of shops, delectable restaurants, and lively bars, ensuring a variety of choices for every taste.
As morning unfolds, prepare for an exceptional highlight of our tour package: an adrenaline-fueled husky safari. Our experienced guide will escort you on this remarkable journey, where you’ll steer your own sled pulled by a team of eager, energetic huskies through the ethereal Lapland wilderness. The sounds of paws crunching the snow and the breathtaking landscape will offer an unforgettable Arctic experience.
Lapland visitors particularly adore Kemi for two unparalleled attractions: the magical Snow Castle and the awe-inspiring voyage aboard the Sampo Icebreaker. Get ready for these unique experiences, as they’re on your exciting agenda for tomorrow!
Day 6: Icebreaker Sampo
- Breakfast, Kemi
- Icebreaker Sampo Cruise
- Transfer to the Kemi railway station
- Overnight train Kemi- Helsinki
The day starts with another spectacular breakfast buffet, followed by a transfer to the icebreaker Sampo. This is a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the icy seas and glaciers of the Gulf of Bothnia. This is followed by a boat tour and, for the brave, a swim in the icy water (wetsuits provided), as well as an afternoon visit to the Snow Castle. These are massive snow-white walls, ice and snow works of art, the Snow Restaurant, the Snow Chapel, and the Snow Hotel. This is an authentic arctic adventure!
Transfer to the train station in the evening for a relaxing overnight journey back to Helsinki.
Day 7: Helsinki
- Arrival in Helsinki
You’ll arrive in Helsinki at the end of your trip to Finnish Lapland. If you have the time, you may want to take a stroll through the city’s historic center before resuming your journey home.