The Northern Lights & Lapland
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Hunt for the elusive northern lights and discover fascinating Finland, “Daughter of the Baltic.” Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland.
Your Guided Holiday Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation
- 11 meals - 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners
- Internal flights as mentioned in itinerary
- Select activities plus more
Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 24-30 March 2023
**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply
**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
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The Northern Lights of Finland
Meet & Greet with Santa
Feel like a kid again as you travel deep into the forest to visit Santa’s home. Just as you have always imagined, a giant red chalet covered with snow and adorned with white lights appears atop a hill as you make your way along a long wooden walkway to the front door, where you will be greeted by Santa himself!
Set out for remote areas of Kakslauttanen on a relaxing reindeer safari that takes you deep into nature with local reindeer herders. Take some time to chat with the local Sami people on your one-of-a-kind adventure on a sleigh led by Finnish reindeer!
Northern Lights Searches
Set off in the darkness on an adventure in the wilderness to search for the elusive Northern Lights. Whether on a ride on a sleigh drawn by a reindeer or enjoying the panoramic views on a trek north pausing at the best viewing spots, you will be delighted by the amazing sites along the way.
Venture to a local husky farm to meet these cute dogs. You will soon find out, just how much they love their jobs first-hand! Become acquainted with the friendly dogs, the commands and the equipment before embarking on a snow-covered adventure. With you as their leader, be whisked through the wilderness by these dogs that are eager to run.
Glass Igloo Accommodation
Set away from the lights and activity of the main resort are rows of glass igloos that look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Spending a night in one of them is magical. Guests can lie in bed and gaze at the night sky in waiting for the Northern Lights to reveal themselves. This is a night under the stars that is breathtaking, relaxing, romantic and one you will never forget.
Day 1 / Helsinki, Finland - Tour Begins
Hei Helsinki! Finland’s vibrant capital, where history converges with architectural style and combines with a laid-back vibe across beautiful islands and pristine public parks, welcomes you. This evening, gather with new friends for a welcome dinner in the city center. Hyvää ruokahalua! (Bon appetit!) Accommodation: Lilla Roberts Hotel Meals: Dinner
Day 2 / Helsinki
Join a local expert for an engaging city tour. If Finland’s heart beats in Helsinki, then Helsinki’s core is in Senate Square, home of Helsinki Cathedral, the city’s most iconic building. Walk the streets of empiric-designed Tori Quarters before enjoying some free time in Market Square, the city’s most famous international market. Become transfixed by the sprawling lawns, rocky cliffs, and ornate villas of Kaivopuisto Park. During your leisure time, explore more of Helsinki independently. Accommodation: Lilla Roberts Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 / Helsinki - Kakslauttanen - Northern Lights Search
Escape to northernmost Finland’s winter wonderland on board a flight to Ivalo and magical Lapland. Like a storybook come to life, Lapland’s culture is steeped in myth and legend. Relish encounters with reindeer and unspoiled views of the northern lights.* At the breathtaking Kakslauttanen Resort, spend two nights in your very own Finnish log cabin** indulging in your personal Finnish sauna and other unique fixtures. Trek north toward Inari on a chase for the northern lights.* Stops along the pursuit allow you the chance for a front-row seat at nature’s dazzling, electric light show.* Accommodation: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - West Village Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4 / Kakslauttanen - Santa Claus’ Home - Reindeer Safari - Northern Lights
Hit the snow and mush to breakfast aboard an authentic Finnish sleigh. From Kakslauttanen, head to the home of Santa Claus, an epicenter of Christmas cheer. Among prancing reindeer, learn about Santa’s origins during a meet and greet at his house. Under the Arctic moonlight, a reindeer farmer introduces you to some friendly Lappish reindeer that will escort you on an exhilarating reindeer safari through remote Kakslauttanen. Gain insight into the importance of reindeer herding to the Sámi indigenous culture. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish tradition, under the cover of blankets in the surround of northern Finland’s unspoiled wilderness as you continue the search for the elusive northern lights.* Accommodation: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - West Village Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5 / Kakslauttanen - Husky Safari - Northern Lights Search
Breathe in the fresh Arctic air this morning and step into the role as leader of your own dog sled team. Zoom through the wilderness on a husky safari, driving your husky guides that are as fast as they are adorable. Spend some time getting to know these amazing dogs and learn about their different commands. You’ll also be introduced to the equipment you’ll need to experience this incredible Arctic adventure at its best. Enjoy your last night in the heart of the Lappish wilderness, nestled in your incredible – and private – glass igloo.*** You may even see the northern lights* dancing overhead. Accommodation: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - West Village Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6 / Kakslauttanen - Helsinki
Say goodbye to enchanting Lapland and fly back to Helsinki. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city’s central squares and get in tune with the latest Finnish trends at a collection of charming shops. Tonight, in downtown Helsinki, toast to grand adventures and new friends. Accommodation: Lilla Roberts Hotel Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7 / Helsinki - Tour Ends
Set out for home with incredible memories and a longing to return. Meals: Breakfast
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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 29 July 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.