MARCH 22 – 29, 2019
8 Days, 7 Nights
Arrival in Helsinki
Welcome to Helsinki!
Morning arrival in Helsinki for all guests.
After checking into our airport hotel, you will have the opportunity to settle in and rest and enjoy at leisure.
Later this afternoon, we will head to the city center to leisurely explore some of the highlights (see below) followed by our welcome dinner:
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Uspenskin Cathedral
- Temppeliaukio Church
We will call it in early as we have a morning flight to catch!
- Welcome Dinner
Off to Lapland
Rise and Shine!
We are flying up North to the town of Ivalo in the Finnish Lapland this morning. Get ready for some stunning views from the sky!
Upon arriving, we will take the resort transportation to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, and check into our magical accommodations!
Settle in and soak in the gorgeous environment before we set off for a snowshoe walk.
Tonight, we will try our luck at our first (of hopefully many) Aurora Borealis sightings. And that’s not all, the hunt will be on a Reindeer Safari!
Explore Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
A full day of exploring Saariselkä, this is Lapland at its best! After breakfast, we will enjoy the day horseback riding through the wilderness forests.
After which, you will have a few hours to explore on your own, enjoy the igloo or partake in one of the following optional activities:
- Husky Safari (2 hours): $200
- Snowmobile (2 hours): $180
- Ice Fishing (4 hours): $200
- Nordic Ski Lesson with Instructor (1 hour): $100
This afternoon, we will experience the serenity of a Finnish Smoke Sauna, exclusively reserved for us. To cool off from all the sweating in the sauna, you can sit out in the cold, roll in the snow or….jump in the ice hole! Either way, it will be an experience you will never forget!
Off to Rovaniemi
After breakfast, we will hop on a local bus and head south to another Finnish Lapland town, Rovaniemi.
After checking into our gorgeous hotel, we will cross the Arctic Circle (literally walk over it) and meet the “Real” Santa Clause at Santa’s Village! Here you will be able to shop for all things Christmas at your heart’s content and pick up some unique and extraordinary gifts that can only be found at Santa’s home!
This evening, we get our third chance to sky gaze for the gorgeous Aurora Borealis. Bundle up, it’s going to get cold!
After breakfast, we will head to an unique experience, Ice Floating! Experience the magic of cabin life, Finnish Lake and what it feels like to float in an insulated body suit with freezing waters all around you! One of the calmest experiences, ever!
Once back in town, you will have a chance to explore and shop on your own or choose from one of the optional activities below:
- Cycling riverside/city tour (1 hour): $80
- Arctic Fatbike (2.5 hours): $90
- Ice Fishing (4 hours): $125
- Ice Carting (1 hour): $80
Tonight’s dinner will be followed by a Forest Walk scouting Aurora Borealis and ending in another wonderful Finnish Sauna experience. Be sure to bundle up!
Return to Helsinki
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight back to Helsinki.
Staying in the heart of the city, we will be able to explore many of the city’s highlights today:
- Old Market Hall
- Unique Shopping
- Urban Sauna
- Design Museum
Rest up tonight as well have a full day ahead tomorrow.
Optional Day Trips
Today is devoted to day trips from Helsinki! You will have two options to choose from: option 1 will be with us and is included in your tour price, option 2 is on your own and requires additional fee.
Option 1: Suomenlinna
UNESCO World Heritage Site
18th Century Sea Fortress
Option 2: Tallinn, Estonia
Day Trip via Ferry Ride
After the day trips are over, tonight we will have our final dinner together, which in and of itself will be a culinary delight!
- Farewell Dinner
Early morning Sunrise capture for anyone interested (weather permitting). After our final breakfast together, we will head to the airport.
It’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Finland and to each other. We hope you will have created a lifetime of amazing memories that will make you want to return to another Spirited Navigators Tour in the future!
Finland is not often on one’s bucket list, but we adore Finland. It is one of our favorite countries! When we decided to go to Finland the first time, we were not 100% sure of what to expect. Having been to the other Nordic countries, we naturally assumed it would have similar characteristics. We are happy to share that upon arrival, we were truly smitten! The Lapland is one of the most serenely stunning, wildly untouched places in the world. It is the epitome of “Winter Wonderland” and nothing about it is pretentious. In fact, Finland is the exact opposite of that. It knows the beauty it holds, but is very humble about it; you can feel it in the atmosphere no matter where you are in the country.
Finnish Lapland is one of the most ideal places in the world to view the enchanting Aurora Borealis. With visibility nearly 200 nights of the year, your chances of spotting the magic in the vast open skies above the snow covered forests or from inside your own glass igloo is impeccable! The plethora of activities will keep you active and busy but in contrast the experience of the authentic and famous Finnish Saunas will leave you wanting to come back for more!
While Lapland holds the quiet winter magic, the vibrant seaside capital, Helsinki, offers quite the opposite. Known for design, architecture, culture, parks, lakes, coastline and unique shopping, the city is packed with experiences that are not found in all cities around the world as one comes to expect from typical big cities.
Finland is as adventurous as it is relaxing – truly the best of both worlds!
We cannot wait to show you the various facades of one of the most consistently top rated countries of the world! We know you will fall in love with it as instantly as we did!
Customized Welcome Kit
Essential items to make your trip more enjoyable
Spirited Navigators Tee
customized size & style
Comprehensive Packing List
we will tell you exactly what you need to bring
Services of Spirited Navigators
Dedicated guide/service throughout the trip to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly
Helsinki: 3 nights
Kakslauttanen: 2 nights
Rovaniemi: 2 nights
all forms of transportation, including internal flights
Full details provided closer to trip
All prices based on double occupancy
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December 10, 2018
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