Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival in Helsinki, meet your private driver who transfers you to your centrally located hotel.
Day 2: City Tour
Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide who takes you on a wonderful 4-hour walking tour to show you the best Helsinki can offer.
During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town, visit the famous Rock Church and take a short tram ride. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 3: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Helsinki.
Day 3: Arrival & Aurora Trail
Welcome to to the Motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi!
Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel in the center of Rovaniemi for check-in.
Later we invite you to a magical winter forest where you have a chance to enjoy a blaze of Auroras. Primetime for watching the Nordic Lights is between 9 pm and midnight, so your group tour starts late in the evening. While you enjoy the winter fairy forest, your guide prepares some snacks and hot drinks for you at our outside camp.
Group transportation by car and transfers from your hotel and back are included.
Please, note: winter clothing is provided for the tour
Day 4: Snowmobile Safari & Visit of Santa Claus Village
Today you enjoy a fantastic group tour during which you visit famous Lapland sights and try an exciting northern activity.
This day starts with a brief introduction to snowmobiling after which you start driving to the wilderness. In the middle of the ride, you are invited to warm up near an open fire and enjoy grill sausages with warm drinks. Snowmobile safari with a stop takes about 3-4 hours.
Please, note: In order to drive a snowmobile please make sure to have your driver licence with you.
Due to unsuitable weather conditions (e.g. there is no snow or it is raining), a snowmobile ride and reindeer sleigh will be replaced with a visit to the Arktikum Museum.
After the safari, you continue your trip to Santa Claus Village where you have some time to visit the Snowman World and attend a real ice bar in it. You can also buy some traditional Finnish souvenirs and send postcards with special Arctic Circle stamp from Santa Claus main post office.
Please, note: Snowman World is open from beginning of December to end of March.
After the tour, you are transferred back to the hotel.
Day 5: Husky Safari & Northern Lights Seeking in Reindeer Sledge
After breakfast you check out, leave your luggage in the hotel lobby and travel to a husky farm. Here you meet and make friends with the lovely huskies - enthusiastic arctic sled dogs which greet you with barking and jumping.
You then have short instructions on safety and driving and enjoy a group guided husky safari. The route of about 15 km (9 miles) takes you through a fantastic winter landscape. During the stops you can change places as a driver and passenger. After the adventure ride lasting 1-1.5 hours you spend some time at the husky farm. Your group is invited to gather around the camp fire to hear the mushers telling about life with the huskies. After the tour you return to your hotel.
In the evening you are invited for reindeer safari through a fairy-tale winter forest. During the group tour you learn why reindeer sleigh is a traditional mode of transport in Lapland, and get one more unique chance to catch the Nordic Lights, as the ride takes place at night-time away from the city lights.
After about an hour ride you arrive at a reindeer farm. Here you are treated with a cup of coffee with a sweet bun, as well as with stories about a lifestyle of a reindeer herder.
Folliwing the tour you return to your hotel.
Please, note: winter clothing is provided for the tours
Day 6: Train to Kemi
After breakfast you check out, meet your driver and travel to the station where you take a short train ride to Kemi.
Day 6: Arrival & Visit to Snow Castle
Upon arrival, you are transferred to your unique hotel for check-in.
Later you are invited to visit the Snowcastle which is completely built from ice and snow, both made of sea water. During the tour you learn the secrets of the Castle's building and see the venues hidden inside the snowy walls, including the world's largest Snow Restaurant. Warm drink is included.
Please, note: Snow Castle is available from late December to mid-April.
Day 7: Departure
Following breakfast you check out and have a station transfer.
Day 7: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have some rest after the trip.
Day 8: Departure
Today is the final day of your exciting Northern Lights adventure. After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the Helsinki airport for your flight back home.
We hope you enjoyed your Finland experience and will plan your next trips with Firebird Tours!
*Note: all the group tours are subject to weather conditions and can be replaced with possible alternatives.
Important: this tour runs from December to March only due to weather conditions.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.
Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.