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Winter Helsinki, Tallinn and Lapland Tour

7 days
6 nights

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PER PERSON :
$ 2,950.00 (double occupancy)

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Daily during the following periods:
Oct 01 - Mar 31 

Hotels:

4* centrally located in Helsinki 
4* Snow Hotel in Rovaniemi (described below)

Private, comfortable and spacious (20 m2) igloo with a thermal glass roof, warmly insulated, all-sky vision, heated floors, adjustable twin beds, a bathroom with a shower cabinet, Aurora Borealis alarm. 

 

Included:

3 nights at 4* hotel in Helsinki. Daily Breakfast
2 nights at hotel located in Rovaniemi city center
1 night in Arctic Snow Hotel with free WI-FI and sauna
Daily breakfast
Private Airport Transfers
English Speaking Guide for sightseeing as per itinerary
Round-trip ferry tickets (Helsinki – Tallinn)
Pick-up from ferry terminal upon arrival to Tallinn, Old Town Walking Tour & City Sightseeing by bus/car

Itinerary:

ESCORTED WINTER TOUR OF HELSINKI, TALLINN AND LAPLAND IS A UNIQUE JOURNEY TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE FULL OF UNFOGETTABLE ADVENTURES

Day 1  : Arrival in Helsinki

Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Check-in at a 4* hotel in Helsinki. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Helsinki.

Day 2  : Helsinki

Private Helsinki Tour & Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Breakfast at the hotel. On the mainland, a morning private car tour focuses on the architecture, history and everyday life of Helsinki. It begins at Senate Square. This magnificent historical center is a great example of 19th century architecture. The Senate Square offers a view of the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, which towers above the square and the main building of the Helsinki University, the National Library and the Government Palace. In the middle of the square is a statue of the tsar Alexander II. Further we pass by the impressive Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, which also served as the Imperial Palace during Tsarist times, the Ateneum Art Museum, part of Finnish National Gallery, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. A pause will be made at the bustling Market Square, where you will get a glimpse of the busy happenings at the unique Old Market Hall and have a chance to do some shopping. The tour winds up with a visit to the Temppeliaukio “Rock“Church, a truly unique structure built right into the rock. We’ll also make a short pause to see the monument to the famous Finnish composer Sibelius.

Afternoon tour starts with the visit to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. The Suomenlinna Sea Fortress was built in the 18th century as a key part of the Swedish empire’s naval defense system. Russian tsar Peter the Great decided to set foundations of the new Russian capital St. Petersburg at the end of the Gulf of Finland and changed the balance of security on the northern Baltic Sea. During your visit, you’ll get to see its well-preserved stone walls, tunnels and the dry dock. The irregular network of bastions will give you a good idea of how changing epochs and changing political tides have influenced the fortress’ development. There are also dozens of mysterious, underwater sites around the fortress. Though they cannot be visited, your guide will tell you their stories as well as other interesting secrets that Suomenlinna hides. 

Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 3  : Tallinn

Day Trip to Tallinn with Old Town Tour & City Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will take a relaxed ferry ride over to Tallinn. Enjoy a private pick-up from the port and discover Tallinn with our experienced local guides.

We will start by panoramic drive to the lovely Kadriorg Park & Palace area famously built by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. The lush green 300- year old park also offers seasonal treats of a rose garden, a picturesque Swan Pond and an insight to the modern day Estonian administration - the Presidential Chancellery. Leaving the Kadriorg area with its colorful wooden houses behind, we will pay a visit to the most significant symbol of the Estonian nation- the Song Festival Grounds. Listed by UNESCO as one of the World

Day 4  : Helsinki – Rovaniemi

Private Aurora Borealis Tour

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.  Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Rovaniemi. Arrival at noon to Rovaniemi Airport (RVN). Private transfer from the airport the newly renovated Scandic City Hotel in the city center.

21:00 – 01:00   A private car will take you 50 km away for the Aurora chasing adventure. After stepping out of the car in the middle of nowhere, we will walk down to the river experiencing the surrounding sleeping nature.  We will reach the best spot to see the northern sky, but be patient as the auroras love playing hide-and-seek; we never know if or when they will show up!

While enjoying the peace of nature we will fry sausages surrounded by the great aroma of the fire. Before returning to civilization, we will drop by a cozy old building where hosts will warmly welcome us and show us their dwelling, which takes us back into the past.  

Overnight in Rovaniemi (B)

Day 5  : Rovaniemi

Arctic Delight – Visit to Santa’s Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm

Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Mr. Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s Official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoy delicious lunch. After lunch, we will head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm where we will meet reindeer, try a short reindeer sleigh ride, take part in special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony and in the evening return to the city by snowmobiles. Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate will be given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.

Overnight in Rovaniemi (B)

Day 6  : Rovaniemi

Huskies Farm Safari & Snow Igloo

09:15 -11:45       Car transfer to huskies farm where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you.  Before departing on the 10 kilometer safari you will be given instructions on how to control the sleds. Driving 2 per sledge. Once you return to the farm, enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat away with the head musher about these amazing northern animals.

In the afternoon, private transfer to Arctic Snow hotel. Accommodation in 2 person igloos. 30 Km from the city, Aurora alarm & ICE RESTAURANT dinner included. 

Overnight at the Snow Hotel (B, D)

Day 7  : Rovaniemi – Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport for flight to Helsinki to connect to your International Flight. (B)