Finland Winter Wonderland10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Helsinki, Finland
Upon arrival, meet your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your centrally located hotel.Hotel Kamp - 2 Nights
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 3To 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)
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)
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 6To 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 7To 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)
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)
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 10Depart Rovaniemi
Bid farewell to Finland as you meet your driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Finland Winter Wonderland
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