Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Discover the wonder of Finland’s northern lights while travelling by snowmobile and snowshoe across a classic white winter landscape.

Journey Overview

Discover the wonder of Finland’s northern lights while travelling by snowmobile and snowshoe across a classic white winter landscape. By day, learn all about Lappish culture with a visit to both a reindeer and husky farm in Rovaniemi, a city just south of the Arctic Circle and famous for having a very high number of auroral displays. After dark, search for aurora borealis in the velvet night skies. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to ride a sleigh, mush a dog sled and try your hand at ice fishing.

Journey Highlights

  • Take in some of Helsinki’s most iconic buildings at eye-level and from the SkyWheel
  • Ride a reindeer sleigh across spectacular frozen landscapes in Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus
  • Learn to drive your own dog sled through the snow
  • Search for the magical northern lights by snowmobile and by snowshoe
  • Try ice-fishing on a frozen lake surrounded by magical snow-covered wilderness
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Helsinki

Welcome to Finland’s vibrant seaside capital, Helsinki! On arrival, you are met by your A&K Guardian Angel and transferred by private vehicle to your luxurious hotel.

Hotel Kamp

Day 2: Helsinki

You are driven around the city today, to take in its many landmarks including the unique and striking Sibelius Monument, constructed in memory of Finnish composer and violinist Jean Sibelius. See the largest stadium in the country – which hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics – as well as two of Helsinki’s most famous churches. The distinctive white Lutheran Cathedral is a national icon whose roofline features statues of the 12 apostles that gaze down from the roofline onto visitors, while atmospheric Temppeliaukio is a church hewn out of solid rock, with excellent acoustics and a beautiful domed roof made of copper.

Cap off the day with a ride on the 40-metre SkyWheel, which offers aerial views of the colourful and charming Finnish capital. Your evening is yours to explore on your own.

Hotel Kamp | Meals: B

Day 3: Rovaniemi

After breakfast, board a flight to Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus and a centre of Lappish culture. Your introduction to Lapland begins at a reindeer farm just outside of town, where you are welcomed by herders who will tell you about their way of life. Keep warm with a hot drink and snack, before embarking on an unforgettable sleigh ride across a snowy white landscape.

Return to your hotel for the evening, with free time to relax the Finnish way. Try a traditional sauna perhaps, followed by some stargazing from a hot tub. Alternatively, boost your circulation with an invigorating dip in the icy waters of Lake Sieri.

Arctic Light Hotel | Meals: B

Day 4: Rovaniemi

It’s a dog’s day out today, with a visit to a husky farm. Meet the mushers and get some tips on how to operate a dog sled. Then it’s your turn to slip into the driver’s seat and embark on a thrilling ride with a pack of clever canines across the snow.

This evening, traverse the spectacular frozen landscape by snowmobile, keeping your eyes on the skies for a glimpse of the ethereal northern lights.

Arctic Light Hotel | Meals: B

Day 5: Saariselka

Transfer to Saariselka after breakfast and settle into your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure so fuel up and get some rest, because this evening, you’ll be going on a guided snowshoeing adventure. Make tracks this time on foot, hunting for aurora borealis in the inky night skies.

Northern Lights Village | Meals: B

Day 6: Saariselka

Climb back aboard a snowmobile today, travelling through magical snow-covered forests to reach a small lake. Drop a line down a hole cut in the ice, and hope to land perch or whitefish, just like a local. Warm your fingers around a fire, and tuck into a hearty meal of soup, rye bread, berry juice and cookies before heading back to your hotel where you spend your final night in Finnish Lapland.

Northern Lights Village | Meals: B

Day 7: Helsinki

Fly back to Helsinki, where you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to discover more of this attractive, cosmopolitan city at your own pace.

Hotel Kamp | Meals: B

Day 8: Depart

Meet your driver after breakfast this morning, for your final airport transfer.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

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Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Hotel Kamp, A Luxury Collection Hotel is a landmark in Helsinki and has been the choice of royalty and heads of state for many years. It ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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