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: Flight to Rovaniemi
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and continue your journey to new adventures.
Day 3: Arrival
Welcome to to the Motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi!
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel in the city center and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm and Husky Park & Santa Claus Village
Today you enjoy a fantastic group tour during which you visit famous Lapland sights and try exciting northern activities.
This day starts with a 1-hour snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you meet traditionally dressed people, learn more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture and enjoy a short reindeer sleigh and husky ride.
After the farm 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: 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
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: Departure
Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the igloo village located away from the city lights.
Day 5: Arrival
You arrive to the glass igloos village located close to the Arctic Circle. The unique accommodation allows watching the Northern Lights and starry skies in warmth and comfort. After check-in, you are welcomed to enjoy the Nordic beauty of the surrounding area on your own.
Please note: the indicated glass igloo accommodation is an example of the properties used for our tours, and might be updated to similar glass igloo properties based on availability.
Day 6: Transfer to Inari
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and continue your journey to new adventures.
Day 6: Arrival & Visit to the Sami Family
Welcome to Inari - the authentic Inari region known as the center of Sami culture.
Upon arrival, you leave your luggage at your centrally located hotel and have a 1-hour guided tour at the Sami Museum and Nature Center that provides you with a deep insight into the culture, traditions, and nature of Northern Lapland. You then have two additional hours to explore this museum on your own.
In the afternoon your driver picks you up at the Sami Museum and transfers you to a remote location by Lake Muddus where you have a group visit to a local Sami Family. In 3 hours you are introduced to its reindeer herd, that you can pet and feed, while the hostess tells you about the importance of reindeer for Sami people. In the warmth of their house, you find out about the fascinating process of creating traditional Sami fur boots of reindeer hide and learn what life is really like in the far north.
Note: Group visit to a local Sami Family is availale on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
After this exotic experience you return to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.
Note: Early check-in is not included.
Day 7: 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 Ivalo airport for your flight back to Helsinki.
Day 7: Departure
You have a flight back home from Helsinki airport.
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.