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Finland Winter Wonderland
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Finland Winter Wonderland

10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey

Helsinki, Saariselka, Luosto & Rovaniemi

Explore the far north on this family-friendly journey to Finland. After touring the stylish capital of Helsinki and browsing its wonderful Christmas Market, fly to Lapland and immerse yourself in the landscapes of the Arctic. Embark on a guided, evening snowshoe tour, where you will have the chance to see the Northern Lights, go on a dogsledding adventure, experience a traditional Finnish sauna, take a cruise aboard an icebreaker and visit the home of Santa Claus!

  • Day 1
    Arrive Helsinki, Finland

    Upon arrival, meet your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your centrally located hotel.

    Hotel Kamp - 2 Nights
  • Day 2
    Helsinki

    Meet your guide for a private overview of Helsinki, including the Temppeliaukio Church, the Orthodox Cathedral of Uspenski, the Sibelius Monument, the Senate Square, the Olympic Stadium and the famous Finlandia Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto, and the wonderful open-air market. Continue to the St. Thomas Christmas Market, which is made up of nearly 120 stalls full of handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, and Finnish desserts and drinks.

    Hotel Kamp (B)
  • Day 3
    To Saariselka

    This morning, fly to northern Finland. Upon arrival, meet your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your hotel. Relax before meeting your guide in the evening for a snowshoeing adventure. During a break, enjoy some warm berry juice and keep an eye out for the breathtaking Aurora Borealis.

    Santa's Tunturi Hotel - 3 Nights (B)
  • Day 4
    Saariselka

    Bundle up this morning and experience a sleigh ride through the snowy landscapes, where the only sound you will hear is the ringing of reindeer bells. Enjoy a hot drink by the fire before heading back to your hotel, where you can warm up with a traditional Finnish sauna.

    Santa's Tunturi Hotel (B)
  • Day 5
    Saariselka

    This morning, meet your guide and embark upon a dogsledding journey. The head musher will also speak about the life and training of these Arctic animals as you enjoy a hot drink and lunch served by a campfire.

    Santa's Tunturi Hotel (B, L)
  • Day 6
    To Luosto

    Strap on your skis and glide along the tracks through the pure whiteness. Halfway through your journey, stop for a cup of hot berry juice, then meet your driver who will accompany you to Luosto, where you will stay in a spectacular glass igloo.

    Santa's Aurora Hotel - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 7
    To Rovaniemi

    Head south to board the Sampo icebreaker for a cruise in the frozen Gulf of Bothnia, a visit of the ship and a delicious lunch. The true highlight is taking a dip in the freezing waters clad in a special full-body thermal suit, designed to keep you cozy, dry and buoyant.

    Arctic Light Hotel - 3 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 8
    Rovaniemi

    After breakfast, board a high-speed train to a nearby amethyst mine, where you learn about the local beliefs connected to the amethyst and then visit a digging area to discover a personal lucky amethyst stone. This evening, travel to a special igloo restaurant by horse-drawn sleigh and savor a delicious four-course meal.

    Arctic Light Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 9
    Rovaniemi

    Start your day with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm to learn about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. Take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon, visit Santa Claus Village. You will also have an opportunity to shop, send postcards from Santa Claus' post office, meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch.

    Arctic Light Hotel (B, L)
  • Day 10
    Depart Rovaniemi

    Bid farewell to Finland as you meet your driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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