Arrive in Helsinki, capital of Finland, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel, viewing the Market Square, Esplanadi Park and other top city sites en route. Once settled in, enjoy an evening at leisure.
Rovaniemi | Life Among the Reindeer Herders
Fly north to Rovaniemi, in the heart of the region of Lapland. Begin your adventure here with a visit to a local reindeer farm located just outside town. Meet reindeer herders who tell you about their way of life, and stay warm with hot drinks and snacks as you listen to their tales. Next, set out on a reindeer sleigh ride through the snowy white landscape. Stop for lunch at a traditional tipi-like restaurant called a kota, savoring three courses of Lappish food made with authentic Arctic ingredients. Later, soothe your body and mind in a traditional Finnish sauna, followed by stargazing from the comfort of a Jacuzzi, perhaps being favored with your first look at the northern lights. You may also opt for a dip into the ice waters of Lake Sieri. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure.
Rovaniemi | Huskies & Hunting the Northern Lights
Start your day with a visit to a local husky farm to enjoy the eager dogs and meet the mushers, who share tips with you on how to drive a dog sled. Then, take hold of the reins yourself and go for a thrilling husky dog-sled ride, taking in the natural splendors of Lapland as you go. Tonight, set out on snowshoes with your private guide on a hunt for the spectacular aurora borealis, which may at any time light up the sparkling arctic sky.
Saariselkä | Snowmobile Safari
This morning, transfer to Saariselkä and settle in to your hotel. Enjoy time for lunch at your leisure. This evening, set out on an Arctic safari by snowmobile through the stunning natural Fell Lapland countryside, speeding across the sparkling snow and watching the skies for the northern lights.
Saariselkä | Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure. This afternoon, join your personal guide for a private horse-drawn sleigh ride, gliding through the quiet, snow-draped forests of a real-life winter wonderland. The remainder of your day is at leisure, free to enjoy your final night in Finnish Lapland.
Helsinki | A Day at Leisure
Fly to Helsinki and transfer to your hotel situated in the city center. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this fascinating, cosmopolitan Nordic city.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Transfer with an “Elf” to Help
Ask A&K to arrange greetings from a real, live elf guide in each location throughout your itinerary, the perfect way for kids of all ages to feel a close connection to this homeland of Santa Claus.
Visit “Santa Claus” at His Hideaway in Joulukka
Make plans for a family visit to Santa’s hidden hideaway in Joulukka, led by an elf who shows you the way. Watch elves at work and privately meet jolly old Santa himself.
Meet the Sami People
Enjoy a meeting with members of the local Sami people and discover their local crafts, including the making of natural dyes, vibrant textiles, and delicious jams and sweets.