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Witness the incredible Northern Lights in Finland

The North Cape & Northern Lights

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Witness the incredible Northern Lights in Finland
Experience the allure of Scandinavia and combine the highlights of Finland and Norway during this 11-day escorted tour. Visit the vibrant city of Helsinki, enjoy winter activities, see the fascinating Northern Lights, explore the beautiful North Cape and more.
Winter
Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Experience accommodation in a glass villa and igloo

Visit an Aurora camp and experience the Northern Lights

3-hour city tour of Helsinki

Explore the North Cape cliff (depending on the weather condition)

Indulge in authentic Scandinavian experiences and discover winter magic during this thrilling, 11-day tour of Finland and Norway. Start your journey in Helsinki, Finland’s capital and largest city. Named as a World Design Capital in 2012, Helsinki is brimming with neoclassical and Art Noveau-influenced buildings. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the most popular landmarks including the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Parliament and more. From Helsinki, board the northbound train Kemi traversing through snow-covered forests and lakes. Located in the Lapland region, Kemi is home to the world’s largest snow castle and the majestic Sampo icebreaker. Explore the town at your own pace or enjoy winter activities such as snowmobile or husky safari. In the afternoon, board the mighty Sampo vessel and cruise to towards the Arctic Circle until you reach Saariselkä. In Saariselkä, enjoy a husky safari through snow-blanketed forests and fells. In the evening, see the incredible Northern Lights. Then, travel to Karasjok in Norway with a stop in Inari. Stay overnight before you continue to Karasjok, a village in northern Norway and home to the Sami people. From Karasjok, continue to the gorgeous North Cape, the northernmost point of the European mainland. Then, head to the Honningsvåg where you still stay overnight. Travel to Alta, a beautiful town in the northern coast where you can see the Northern Lights or visit the historic rock carvings at Hjemmeluft. Finish your holiday with a stay in the cultural city of Tromsø.

2021 Depature Dates

  • 15, 22 & 29 January
  • 5, 12, 19 & 26 February
  • 12 March
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Included

1-night accommodation in a glass villa with shower/wc
2-night accommodation a glass igloo with shower/wc
7-night accommodation in first-class hotels
Daily breakfast, 5 half-board dinners, 1 dinner at a local restaurant, 1 light dinner & 1 lunch
English-speaking tour leader
Sightseeing as per program
Train from Helsinki to Kemi (2nd class)
First class coach for transfers
Toll roads and local taxes
Entrances & activities as per program

Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrival in Helsinki

Upon arrival to Helsinki, make your own way to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure, before meeting your tour leader and fellow travelers at the hotel, for a welcome drink.

Day 2
Helsinki

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Discover Helsinki, the capital of Finland on a 3-hour city tour. Your local guide will show you the most famous sights such as the Senate Square with the Helsinki Cathedral, the market square, the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium and the Parliament. See the Sibelius monument, one of Helsinki’s most famous statues and dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Lastly, visit the unique Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the “Church in the Rock”. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 3
Helsinki – Kemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning, walk across the street to Helsinki Central Station and board your northbound train towards Kemi. Journey through magical landscapes with endless snow-covered forests and lakes covered with ice. Arrive to Kemi late afternoon and transfer to your hotel in Kemi. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the night in a glass villa with a view of the starry northern sky.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Kemi – Rovaniemi – Saariselkä

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Kemi, with the opportunity to take and optional snowmobile safari, husky safari or one of the many other exciting excursions offered. In the afternoon, transfer to the port of Kemi and board the majestic Arctic Icebreaker Sampo vessel that will take you on a truly unique cruise, crushing through the thick ice on the Gulf of Bothnia. Travelling further north through Finnish Lapland and towards the Arctic Circle, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Rovaniemi before continuing to Saariselkä and the Northern Lights Village.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Saariselkä
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today, you will enjoy a husky safari through the snowy forests and fells. Driving a team of huskies over the white, shimmering fells is an experience you will never forget. In the evening, you will visit an Aurora camp by one of the local lakes. Here, you warm up in a cozy hut by the fire, enjoy a warm drink and prepare a traditional Lapland midnight snack, and if lucky and the sky is clear, experience the fascinating Northern Lights.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Saariselkä – Inari – Karasjok

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning departure by private coach, via Inari, where a stop and entrance to the Siida Sami Museum is included. Continue north west and later crossing the border to Norway, and shortly afterwards arriving to Karasjok, the Sami capital, with strong ties to the Sami culture, a home of the Sami Parliament, “Samediggi”. Overnight and dinner in Karasjok.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Karasjok – Honningsvåg – North Cape

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Early morning departure and the journey continues North, bound for the North Cape. Travelling through the North Cape tunnel, you reach the Magerøya Island on which the North Cape is situated. The North Cape cliff itself will be visited today (subject to weather conditions).

Arrive to Honningsvåg and enjoy dinner before your overnight in the northernmost city in Norway.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Honningsvåg – Alta

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today head south, and travel back along the Porsanger fjord, bound for Alta, “The Northern Lights city of Norway”. In the afternoon, visit the Alta Museum to see the expositions about the local history of Northern Lights. The remainder of the afternoon evening is free. Why not try your luck and join in on a local Northern Lights safari in and around Alta? In Alta, you have the chance to upgrade and experience and overnight stay in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (supplement applies).

Breakfast
Day 9
Alta – Tromsø

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today, drive along the arctic fjords bound for Tromsø, former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. Free time before evening Northern Lights safari, where a light dinner will be included.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Tromsø
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Day at leisure in Tromsø.
Breakfast
Day 11
Departure

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Own departure arrangements.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese
Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
10 nights
from AUD6,929
per person, twin share
Helsinki (Every Friday)
15 January - 12 March 2021

This offer is subject to availability. Prices depend on confirmation from local service providers. Reservations and final cost will be advised upon confirmation of reservations request. The package price is a from price and should be used as a guide only.

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