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23-31 January 2023

Northern Lights, Lapland

Every winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the aurora borealis dances across the sky in a spectacular natural light show. Now imagine gazing up and seeing the rippling multi-coloured curtains of light arc across the night sky for yourself.

Finland, Lapland more specifically,  is one of the best destinations in Europe to see the aurora borealis.  Lapland’s northern latitude means that it lies within the “northern lights belt” or “aurora zone”, a band encircling the earth at latitudes of 65-72°N. In this region the aurora borealis can be seen with the greatest intensity and frequency.

As well as chasing the northern lights, Finland is the perfect place for enjoying activities in the snow like dog sledding. You also have the chance to meet Santa in his homeland, and stay in a hotel made of ice and snow. 

Please contact us directly to book your spot

Phone: 941.302.1413
Email: Taryn@CompassRoseTravelDesign.com

Total Cost: $3,580.00 per person sharing

Inclusions:

  • 8 x BB in hotel types mentioned  
  • Private transfers and bus at disposal: 
    • Helsinki: 3 h at disposal + 2 X airport transfers 
    • Rovaniemi: 1 X airport transfer + 1 X transfer Rovaniemi – Sinetta + 1 X transfer Sinetta – Kiruna 
    • Kiruna: 1 X airport transfer 
    • Stockholm: 4 h at + 2 X airport transfers 
  • 1 x Daily Lunch Buffet 
  • 3 X activities: 
    • Aurora Ice floating 
    • Visit husky farm and 2 km ride 
    • Snowmobile adventure 
  • Entrance ticket to Helsinki Rock Church, Arctic SnowHotel, Stockholm City Hall 

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage services 
  • Early check-in if needed 
  • Other transfers than mentioned 
  • Other meals than mentioned 
  • Other entrance fees than mentioned. 
  • Tips 

Please Note:

  • Vaccinated travelers from all countries (including the United States) are now permitted to enter Finland.
  • To qualify as a vaccinated traveler, you must have received the last dose of a valid COVID-19 vaccine at least 7 days prior to arrival, OR a certificate of recovery with a single dose of vaccine, OR an EU COVID certificate showing COVID-19 recovery within 6 months. These requirements apply to everyone born in 2006 or earlier. These requirements do not apply to Finnish citizens, permanent residents of Finland, and those entering Finland for “essential” reasons.
  • Non-vaccinated travelers from the United States are permitted to enter Finland for essential reasons only.
  • All Covid restrictions are expected to end on 10 April 2022

Let's Take A Look At The Journey

Day to Day Itinerary: 

23 January: Welcome to Finland
Upon arrival at Helsinki Airport, you will be met by a representative for private road transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel Glo Art (comfort rooms) or similar. – Breakfast is included.

24 January: Helsinki
Meet your English speaking guide and start 3 hours sightseeing tour of Helsinki. 

Helsinki, the sustainable capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green urban areas. Helsinki marches to a wonderful and unique beat of its own with dynamic food, design, architecture – and sauna! – scenes. Helsinki and its Nordic culture are made by the locals.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight in hotel Glo Art (comfort rooms) or similar.– Breakfast is included.

25 January: Helsinki to Rovaniemi with Aurora Ice Float
After breakfast, meet your driver for road transfer to Helsinki Airport.

Flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi – airfare not included

Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to Santa Claus Holiday Village

Lunch Buffet included at the Christmas House

This evening you will enjoy an Aurora Ice Floating Excursion.

Dip yourself into frozen lake under the Auroras and let your mind rest, sounds bizarre doesn’t it! Tonight, this is possible when we go for a private secret venue. This guided floating is totally safe with a high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. The circumstances are truly arctic! If the weather is clear, we can see beautiful stars and may even get to marvel magnificent Northern Lights!-  Includes Winter clothing, transfers, ice floating suit, hot drinks, guiding in English

Overnight in hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village (superior cottages) or similar. – Breakfast is included

26 January: Visit to a Husky Farm and 2km Husky Ride
Welcome to the husky farm, the musher and his dogs are waiting for you! The lovely 2 km husky speedy ride will take you through the snowy winter landscapes. Enjoy the peace and be in total harmony with the animal and the nature. Once you are back at the farm, you get to visit the kennel, it’s a great opportunity to take photos. You will also enjoy some hot drinks with the musher to learn more about the life of huskies in Lapland.

Overnight in hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village (superior cottages) or similar. – Breakfast is included

27 January: Rovaniemi to Sinetta and Glass Igloos
This morning, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to Sinetta.

Afternoon visit to the Arctic Snow Hotel.

Overnight in the Arctic Snow Hotel and Glass Igloos (Glass Igloo) or similar.– Breakfast is included along with traditional Finnish Sauna

Northern lights watch: we have a guide working all night to see the northern lights and will notify our guests through our alarm system in case there are northern lights visible. Turn alarm button “on” inside your igloo and you will be notified.

28 January: Sinetta to Kiruna and Snowmobile Adventure
After breakfast, you will meet your guide for private road transfer to Kiruna.

Upon arrival in Kiruna, you will enjoy an afternoon Snowmobile Adventure.  Experience northern Sweden´s magnificent winter nature in broad daylight. You drive a snowmobile across the frozen Torne River, hilly landscapes and ice-covered lakes. Your guide takes you to elevated grounds with amazing views, shows tracks in the snow from wild animals and perhaps you spot some arctic wildlife along the way. A traditional Swedish fika is included.

Overnight in IceHotel (Iceroom 2 bed) or similar. – Includes breakfast, entrance to Icehotel and instructions on how to spend a night i -5 C and loan of warm outer clothing (snowsuit, boots, balaclava and mittens) between November and April. 

29 January: Kiruna to Stockholm
After breakfast, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to Kiruna Airport

Flight from Kiruna to Stockholm – airfare not included

Upon arrival in Stockholm, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel Clarion Sign (standard room) or similar. – Breakfast is included

30 January: Stockholm
Meet the local bus and English speaking guide and start 4 hour sightseeing tour of the city. 

This Northern city is one of the most stunning capitals in the world. It is situated on 14 islands and is surrounded by water so clean that you can swim and fish right in the heart of the city. This makes it a real Beauty on Water. 

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisureOvernight in hotel Clarion Sign (standard room) or similar. – Breakfast is included

31 January: Depart from Stockholm
After breakfast and check out, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to Stockholm Airport, in coordination with your flight home.

 

Please contact us directly to book your spot

Phone: 941.302.1413
Email: Taryn@CompassRoseTravelDesign.com