Festive Lights under Nordic Nights

Tour ID: PS3

Tour Info

Duration: 16 Days
/ 15 Nights
Seasons: Winter
Available: 12 December 2024

Be transported into the fantasy world of Lapland – where the festive season is filled with magic & light. We’ve combined visits to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, an overnight train trip to Rovaniemi (the capital of Santa Land) with a week in the Finnish countryside, creating the most spectacular of holidays. It’s picture postcard perfect – snow covered landscapes, Santa, huskies & reindeer. With snowmobiling, skiing, candles flickering in the snow, hot chocolate around cosy fires & Northern Lights – this promises to be the experience of a lifetime, perfect for the young and the young at heart!

Partially Guided

From $7,250 pp

Highlights:

✔ Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn & Helsinki
✔ Christmas Markets
✔ Search for Northern Lights
✔ Husky & reindeer sleigh rides
✔ Meeting Santa

Price Includes:

Accommodation based on twin/double share. Single Supplement applies
✔ Airport transfer Copenhagen
✔ 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Copenhagen inclusive of breakfast
✔ Overnight hotel accommodation Stockholm inclusive of breakfast
✔ Overnight cruise Stockholm to Tallinn
✔ 2 Nights hotel accommodation Tallinn inclusive of breakfast
✔ Ferry Tallinn - Helsinki
✔ 2 Nights hotel accommodation Helsinki inclusive of breakfast
✔ Sightseeing tours Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn & Helsinki
✔ Overnight train Helsinki - Rovaniemi
✔ Six nights selected accommodation in Lapland
✔ Visit Santa Village in Rovaniemi
✔ Transfers to Lapland resort
✔ Breakfasts in Lapland
✔ Two dinners plus special venue dinner
✔ Christmas Dinner
✔ Meeting Santa
✔ Present from Santa
✔ Biscuit baking for children
✔ Search for the Northern Lights
✔ Scenic chairlift ride to top of the Fell
✔ Reindeer safari with lunch
✔ Husky safari
✔ Amethyst mine visit by snow tractor
✔ Fun in the Snow
✔ Outdoor suit and boots
✔ Day train Rovaniemi to Helsinki

Itinerary

Arrive Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel.

This morning you’ll set off on your walking tour with a guide taking you to the Copenhagen ‘Must Sees’. Lots to see, stories to be told and picturesque houses with their splashes of colour. And who know, you may even get a sighting of our own Princess Mary when you wander past the Palace. Afternoon at leisure.

Arrive Stockholm and transfer to your central hotel.

Built on 14 islands, in Stockholm you’re never far from the water. Sights of interest are the Vasa Museum, the Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more.

Christmas time in Stockholm – it’s snow and the smell of roasted almonds as you wander down the streets, Christmas bells, and music. Your local guide this morning will take you around and introduce you to the Swedish way of celebrating at this time of the year.

Day at leisure for own sightseeing. Still time to go back to the Christmas Markets and a have a hot glögg and buy that item you thought yesterday would just be an impulse buy.. Early evening departure on overnight cruise to Tallinn.

Arrive Tallinn and transfer to your hotel. Tallinn is a delightful medieval city where the fusion of glass skyscrapers, ancient church spires and baroque palaces create a vibrancy to be experienced. It’s a small city and easy to get around on foot.

After breakfast this morning, set off with your guide on a walking tour of the old city. Afternoon at leisure to explorer the nooks and crannies which make this city as enchanting as what it is.

Check out after breakfast and transfer to Helsinki by ferry. The festive season is a special time to visit Helsinki – it’s a time where streets are illuminated with myriads of lights and store fronts dressed with beautiful festive displays. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Christmas Market.

Your Tour Escort joins you today.

Helsinki is a beautiful city – compact and easy to move around. This morning you have a audio coach tour past the most interesting parts of Helsinki – the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. See the Sibelius Monuments and the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church).

Early evening departure by overnight train to Rovaniemi. Don’t forget to visit the on board restaurant for a drink with the locals and to try Finnish meatballs and mash.

Morning arrival in Rovaniemi. Before we head off to Pyhätunturi, you’ll have a chance to visit the well known Santa Village and if you have young children, a visit to Santa Park is going to bring the the magic of Christmas to life.

Next stop Pyhätunturi, one and a half hours away. Prepare yourself for fun and magic over the next few days in this winter wonderland. Activities are usually arranged for mornings to leave afternoons free to relax or try other wonderful activities in your resort. Bring out the child in you and go tobogganing, try downhill and cross country skiing, fat biking, ice carting or snowshoe walking – it’s all right there for you to enjoy. In between all this activity don’t forget to try some hot chocolate and for the adults, with a dash of Minttu to warm your toes!

Dinner is included this evening.

This special day has to be the highlight of your tour—it’s time to meet Santa! Be transported into a world of fantasy to a cottage hidden in the forest where Santa takes time to relax before setting out to deliver presents around the world. He’ll be expecting you and probably knows what you’ve been up to this year. How—it’s the elves of course who wander the world checking the boys and girls, young and old. But he’s a kindly fellow and he won’t leave you without a special reminder of the day you got to meet him.

Dinner this evening will be a sumptuous Christmas feast with a sweeping selection of hot and cold buffet. Remember to save your appetite!

Good chance this morning to take a ride by chair lift to the top of the Pyhätunturi. It’s the perfect place to take those jaw dropping Instragram pictures with spectacular views of the surrounding area. If you start to feel chilly, pop into the cosy Tsokka restaurant for a hot chocolate and a waffle.

Situated 20 minutes from Pyhätunturi in the village of Luosto, is the worlds’ northernmost Amethyst Mine. It’s a very special place on top of the fell (small mountain) providing a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. Even the transfer to the Mine is unusual – in a carriage behind a snow tractor. After a presentation on the Mine, it’ll be time for you to dig for your own lucky stone. This one’s another winner with the kids.

Time to meet Lapland’s most famous animal – reindeers. After a talk on reindeer husbandry set off on a sedate sleigh ride through the snow laden forest. Sit back, relax and absorb the silence and beauty of your pristine surroundings. Round your experience off with a lunch of steaming soup.

This evening, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we set off in search of the Northern Lights.

This special day has to be the highlight of your tour—it’s time to meet Santa! Be transported into a world of fantasy to a cottage hidden in the forest where Santa takes time to relax before setting out to deliver presents around the world. He’ll be expecting you and probably knows what you’ve been up to this year. How does he know? Well it’s the job of his elves who wander the world checking the boys and girls, young and old, to report back to him before he sets off delivering presents. But he’s a kindly fellow and he won’t leave you without a special reminder of the day you got to meet him.

Dinner this evening will be a sumptuous Christmas feast with a sweeping selection of hot and cold buffet. Remember to save your appetite!

Dreaming of being a husky musher? They’re a strong spirited bunch these huskies who pull up to five times their weight without any effort. After an introduction to the huskies and driving instructions, it’s time to test your skills when you set off with a passenger in the sleigh pulled by your own husky team. Expect a speedy ride—hold on to your beanie!

Optional activity: Snowmobiling. Set off on your motorcycle on skis following your guide across the lake and through snow laden forests. A thrilling and exhilarating experience. Drivers must be in possession of valid driving licence.

Dinner this evening will be in a special venue beside a lake. Before dinner, it’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sauna and take a dip in the lake through a hole cut out of the ice. Come on – give it a go!

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to this magical place called Lapland. Transfer to Rovaniemi and travel by day train to Helsinki. If you prefer to fly to take the overnight train, this can be arranged for your account.

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Partially Guided

From $7,250 pp

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