Luxury Lapland

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Arctic Tree House Rovaniemi, Glass Villa in Kemi, Sampo Ice Breaker cruise and more
6 days
Dec - Apr
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This tour offers you unforgettable and exclusive overnight stays, with 2 nights in the marvellous Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi and 1 magical night in a Seaside Glass Villa in Kemi. The tour starts in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. From here, travel by overnight train north to Rovaniemi, the artic city in the heart of Lapland and official home of Santa Claus. Then on by train to Kemi, the city of ice located by the Finnish coast, and home to the magnificent Sampo Ice Breaker.  

Day 1 Helsinki Arrival 
Upon arrival in Helsinki, transfer to your hotel.  Reminder 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 Hotel Haven or similar.

Day 2 Overnight Train Helsinki – Rovaniemi
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 Rovaniemi. Overnight in a private sleeping compartment on board the express train.

Day 3: Rovaniemi Day at Leisure
Upon arrival into Rovaniemi train station transfer to the Arctic Treehouse Hotel. The hotel provides a unique blend of luxury comfort in the heart of Arctic nature, combined with local Lappish traditions and modern Scandinavian design. Enjoy meticulously designed accommodation and nest-like cosiness, as well as the panoramic views from the huge windows of the forest and the Arctic skies, and perhaps of the Northern Lights. 2 nights at the Arctic Tree Hotel. 

Day 4: 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.  2nd overnight at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel.

Day 5: Rovaniemi – Kemi, Sampo Icebreaker Cruise* and Overnight Glass Villa
After breakfast, transfer back to the train station, to catch the train from Rovaniemi to Kemi. Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery on this short train ride.

After arriving in Kemi, transfer to your accommodation, the stylish Seaside Glass Villas.  This afternoon enjoy a cruise on the famous Sampo, a Finnish icebreaker built in 1960 with a long and distinguished service record. On board the Icebreaker enjoy a guided tour, from the Captain’s bridge all the way down to the engine rooms, followed by a hot soup lunch served in the ship´s restaurant. The ship then makes a one hour stop, so you can take a swim in the Arctic sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit and floating safely with expert supervision. At the end of this unique cruise experience, the ship's captain presents each participant with a certificate! 

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 6: Departure from Kemi
Breakfast and transfer to Kemi Airport, and end of arrangements.   

Departures: daily from 01 December 2018 -  10 April 2019 

Includes: Arrival transfer from Helsinki Airport to hotel; 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at the Hotel Haven or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki-Rovaniemi in private sleeping compartment; transfer from Rovaniemi train station to hotel; 2 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel including breakfast daily; train from Rovaniemi-Kemi; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; 4 hour Sampo Ice Breaker excursion* with lunch;  transfer from the Seaside Glass Villas to Kemi Airport. 

* Please note the Sampo Cruise only operates on certain days. If the Cruise is not operated during your dates of travel an alternative excursion will be offered to you.

Excludes: optional excursions 

This tour can be done in reverse - please enquire.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3434.00
Single AUD$ 5287.00

Departures: 01 - 19 Dec 2018 & 14 Jan - 31 Mar 2019

Includes: Arrival transfer from Helsinki Airport to hotel; 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at the Hotel Haven or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki-Rovaniemi in private sleeping compartment; transfer from Rovaniemi train station to hotel; 2 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel including breakfast daily; train from Rovaniemi-Kemi; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; 4 hour Sampo Ice Breaker excursion* with lunch;  transfer from the Seaside Glass Villas to Kemi Airport. 

Please note the price may vary according to your tour of travel.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3350.00
Single AUD$ 5097.00

Departures: 08 - 13 Jan 2019

Includes: Arrival transfer from Helsinki Airport to hotel; 1 nights accommodation in Helsinki in a standard room at the Hotel Haven or similar including breakfast; overnight train one way Helsinki-Rovaniemi in private sleeping compartment; transfer from Rovaniemi train station to hotel; 2 nights accommodation in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel including breakfast daily; train from Rovaniemi-Kemi; 1 nights accommodation in Kemi at the Seaside Glass Villas including breakfast; 4 hour Sampo Ice Breaker excursion* with lunch;  transfer from the Seaside Glass Villas to Kemi Airport. 

Please note the price may vary according to your tour of travel.

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