Tour Code: GE001S
Helsinki International Airport
On Arrival Meet the Local Driver and Transfer to the Hotel. After Check in Free for Rest of the Day. Standard Check in Time: 1500 hrs
Overnight in Helsinki
0930: Morning meet the Local Driver and Guide
0930-1230: Later Depart for Half Day Excursion to Helsinki Sightseeing Tour. Afternoon Free for Own Leisure, Shopping and Explore the City.
1900: Evening Board the Santa Express Overnight Train
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY – By Bus you will see the most interesting parts of Helsinki, including the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall, and the stunning Opera House. Stop at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or at the Sibelius Monument (if the church is closed). On Walking tour through the streets of the beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Stroll around Helsinki’s historical city centre while your guide shows you the best the city has to offer. Your group stops at the city’s most significant sights such as the Senate Square, the cathedrals, the Government Palace, Temppeliaukio Church and the Helsinki Market Square with its vibrant atmosphere, overlooked by the presidential palace and overlooking the Baltic Sea. In addition to the most important sights, your knowledgeable guide will teach you all about Finnish customs and traditions as well as current trends, Finnish design and everyday life. As the tour is limited to 10 people, you will receive personalized attention and get a chance to ask all the questions that pop into your head. So put on your most comfortable shoes and go discover Helsinki.
0900: On Arrival at Rovaniemi Transfer to your hotel
1030: Later in the Morning Depart to Enjoy the Reindeer safari & Visit to Santa Claus Village
Tour Highlights Lapland is well-known for Santa Claus and his reindeer. What a great way to see both by joining us for a reindeer safari to the Santa Claus Village! Sitting in the sleigh pulled by the reindeer we make our way from the Reindeer Farm to Santa’s Village along the snowy trails of the wintry forest. In the village we have some free time to meet Santa in his office, send postcards from the Santa Claus Main Post Office and explore handicraft and souvenir shops. Awarded a Reindeer Driving Licence and a Certificate for Crossing the Arctic Circle, you will not forget this experience. Transfers are done by car. (Reindeer ride approx. 30 minutes)
1030: Morning Depart to Enjoy the 10 KM Husky Safari. After the Tour Free for your Own Leisure and Explore the City
1900: Evening Assemble for Northern Light Tour
Tour Highlights Morning Husky Safari: Wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short drive from town, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch. (Husky drive approx. 1h 15mins)
Evening Northern Lights Tour: Please take your camera and tripod and hop on – and go catch those beautiful colours! The drive out from the city and light pollution will last for about 30–45 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. If we are lucky, you will be able to see the Northern Lights already on the way. The appearance of the Northern Lights is not guaranteed, but if it’s an evening with a clear sky, they are often visible. Even without the Auroras, the arctic sky is filled with stars and it’s very beautiful. You always need some luck to see the Northern Lights and their behaviour is always unpredictable. Great surprises can happen!
1000-1100: Morning check out and Later in the Board the Train to Helsinki
1800: Evening Arrive Helsinki and Transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Helsinki
Morning Check out and Transfer to the Airport according to your flight timing