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11 Days / 10Nights

Day 1: Helsinki
Upon Arrival you will be met and transfer to your hotel. Meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm. Overnight at Glo Art Hotel in Helsinki.

Day 2: Rovaniemi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. Free time in the afternoon and evening. Transfer to the train station for the overnight train trip to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities. (B)

Day 3: Rovaniemi
Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive thermal outfits, which you can keep during your entire stay in Rovaniemi. Today we will visit Santa Claus Village, located on the Arctic Circle. This evening you will enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel. (BD)

Day 4: Rovaniemi
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing. Patience is key. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! After this nice experience, we will return to the city by snowmobile! Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner. Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel. (BD)

Day 5: Rovaniemi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. We arrive at the husky farm where the breeders will tell us about the life of the huskies, and the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you enjoy a hot drink. Later there will be a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. We continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. Afterwards enoy a magical ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. In the evening there is a possibility to join an optional Northern Lights tour. Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi hotel. (B)

Day 6: Rovaniemi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. There are around 50 different species represented in the park. During your walk in the park, you might see polar bears, lynxes, moose etc. Upon return to Rovaniemi, have a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take us back to Helsinki. Overnight in cabins with private or shared facilities. (B)

Day 7: Helsinki
Breakfast box on board. Arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. Day at your leisure in Helsinki or join the optional day excursion to Tallinn. Overnight at GLO Art Hotel. (B)

Day 8: Helsinki
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Helsinki until late afternoon when we embark on Silja Lines overnight cruise to Stockholm. Buffet dinner onboard. Overnight in outside cabins.

Day 9: Stockholm
Breakfast buffet onboard. Sightseeing tour of the Swedish capital’s highlights including Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobblestoned lanes, charming small squares, colourful medieval buildings, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. The tour ends at your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon there will be free time to continue exploring Stockholm. Overnight at Scandic Klara hotel. (B)

Day 10: Stockholm
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Stockholm to explore further. Pay a visit to the famous Stockholm Ice Bar, where you can enjoy a drink in the planet’s first permanent ice bar, made of ice from the Ice hotel in Swedish Lapland. Overnight at Scandic Klara hotel. (B)

Day 11: Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later transfer to the airport. Following this it is time to say goodbye. (B)

General conditions:

  • Due to the high demand for Christmas in Rovaniemi, a non refundable deposit of 50% of the full amount of the tour is required in order to make the reservation.
  • For security reasons, children under 14 years or shorter than 1,40m are not allowed to ride the snowmobiles, but can be seated in a sleigh behind the snow mobile.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing the room with the parents.
  • Reduction for a child under 12 years in the same room as 2 paying adults

Untitled Spreadsheet
  March-September 2018        
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ 3rd Person in Extra Bed Child With No Extra Bed  
  Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019 $5,440 $7,990 $4,695 $4,310
  Optional Tour:    
  Day 5 December 26 Wed. - Northern Light Safari $139    
  Day 7 December 28 Fri. - Full Day Tallinn Excursion $178    
  Supplement for driving (1 person per snowmobile on day 4) $120    
  • Traditional Finnish Christmas Dinner.
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle.
  • Snowmobile tour, ice fishing, husky sledge ride, reindeer sledge ride.
  • New Year’s Eve with fireworks in Stockholm.
Services Included:
  • 7 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the program.
  • 2 overnights on the night train in cabins with private/shared facilities
  • 1 overnight on board Silja Line in outside cabins with private facilities.
  • English-speaking tour-leader throughout the tour.
  • Meals included: Buffet breakfast daily and 4 dinners as per itinerary.
  • Local guides for the sightseeing tours of Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • Thermal Winter clothing for the stay in Rovaniemi (overall, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves etc.)
  • Visit to Santa Claus village
  • Visit to Husky farm including 2 km husky-sleigh ride.
  • Visit to reindeer farm including 500 meters reindeer–sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 people per snowmobile)
  • Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park.
  • Entrance fee to Stockholm Ice Bar including one drink
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