Delightful Finland (Winter)

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
From Helsinki to Kemi & Rovaniemi, Santa's official Home Town
7 days
Dec - Mar
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This wonderful tour with unique accommodation starts in Helsinki then continues north to Kemi, located in the heart of Finland and home port of the magnificent Sampoo Ice breaker. After Kemi travel on to Rovaniemi, the Arctic city in the heart of Lapland and the official home of Santa Claus. Stay 1 night in an amazing Seaside Glass Villa in Kemi, and 3 nights in a Design Panorama Hut in Rovaniemi.  

Day 1 Helsinki Arrival 
Upon arrival in Helsinki, make your own way to your hotel.  Remainder of the day at leisure to explore. The many famous sights of the city include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. Overnight at the Scandic Park Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Overnight Train Helsinki – Kemi
After breakfast at the hotel, day at leisure. Today maybe explore the market place area down by the harbour, where there are food, souvenir and handicraft stalls, and fine old timber boats. This evening, make your own way to the Helsinki Central Railway Station for your train to Kemi. Overnight in a private 2 berth sleeping compartment with ensuite on board the express train.

Day 3 Kemi: Seaside Glass Villa
Early morning arrival into Kemi then transfer from the railway station to your accommodation. Kemi has been named the city of ice, and sits on Europe’s largest ice field, the frozen Bothnian Bay. Time at leisure -  perhaps take an optional visit to the wonderful Kemi Snow Castle, an amazing structure and the biggest snow fort in the world, with an area of up to 20,000 square metres, towers over 20 metres high, walls over 1,000 metres long, and up to 3 storeys! The castle is built every winter with a different architectural style and has restaurants and bars.

Or perhaps enjoy an optional  cruise on the ice breaker Sampo on the Gulf of Bothnia. The vessel was first operated as an icebreaker for the Finnish government, and has been used for tourism since 1988. The cruise offers you some exciting and memorable moments - while the huge vessel breaks ice, you can admire the beauty of the vast open ice fields all around, and the ever changing sky above. Plus you can try floating on the frozen sea, wearing special survival flotation dry suits.

Overnight in a Seaside Glass Villa - with an incredible view of the Bay, the villas have 2 walls of glass, plus a glass roof, making it very easy to search for the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed............  

Day 4 Kemi – Rovaniemi by train
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then time at leisure. Afternoon transfer from the Seaside Glass Villa to Kemi train station for your journey to Rovaniemi, the offical town of Santa Claus. Sit back and enjoy the winter scenery that passes on board this short train journey.

On arrival in Rovaniemi transfer to your accommodation.  Dinner and 3 nights in a Design Panorama Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge. The Lodge  is located by the rapids of the River Raudanjoki, just 20 minutes from Rovaniemi, in an area of quiet and dark - just right for looking for the Aurora Borealis! Each Hut is made from timber and represents modern Finnish style, inspired by nature, with a large panoramic window next to the bed. 

Day 5: Rovaniemi Day at Leisure
Breakfast and day at leisure to enjoy the ‘capital’ of Finnish Lapland.  Time to explore the town, browse the shops or perhaps visit the fabulous Artikum Museum. Dinner and 2nd night in a Design Panorama Hut.

Day 6: Rovaniemi Day at Leisure
Breakfast and day at leisure. Maybe today enjoy one of the many great optional excursions available, which include reindeer sled rides, a visit to Santa Claus Village, husky or snowmobile safaris, a trip Ranua Wildlife Park, and evening Northern Lights excursions. Dinner and 3rd overnight in a Design Panorama Hut.

Day 7: Departure from Rovaniemi
Breakfast then transfer to Rovaniemi Airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 01 December 2018 - March 2019

Includes: 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at mentioned hotel or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki - Kemi in private 2 berth sleeping compartment with ensuite; return transfers from/to Kemi Railway Station - Seaside Glass Villas; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; train one way Kemi - Rovaniemi 2nd class; transfer Rovaniemi train station to accommodation; 3 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Design Panorama Huts including breakfast and dinner daily; transfer Rovaniemi accommodation to airport.

Excludes: optional excursions 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2591.00
Single AUD$ 4339.00

Departures: 01 - 31 Dec 2018 & 20 Jan - 15 Feb 2019

Includes: 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at mentioned hotel or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki - Kemi in private 2 berth sleeping compartment with ensuite; return transfers from/to Kemi Railway Station - Seaside Glass Villas; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; train one way Kemi - Rovaniemi; transfer Rovaniemi train station to accommodation; 3 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Design Panorama Huts including breakfast and dinner daily; transfer Rovaniemi accommodation to airport.

Please note the price may vary according your dates of travel.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2423.00
Single AUD$ 4002.00

Departures: 01 - 19 Jan 2019 & 16 - 31 Mar 2019

Includes: 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at mentioned hotel or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki - Kemi in private 2 berth sleeping compartment with ensuite; return transfers from/to Kemi Railway Station - Seaside Glass Villas; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; train one way Kemi - Rovaniemi; transfer Rovaniemi train station to accommodation; 3 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Design Panorama Huts including breakfast and dinner daily; transfer Rovaniemi accommodation to airport.

Please note the price may vary according your dates of travel.

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