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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Finland: Helsinki & Lapland


8 days from $15,895

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Visit Helsinki, Finland’s cosmopolitan capital, and then venture north to Finnish Lapland to enjoy a wide array of activities that capture the wonder of the region, as you drive sled dogs and ride by horse-drawn sleigh, go snowshoeing and snowmobiling, sample local culinary treats and enjoy some of the best opportunities anywhere in the world to behold the spectacular northern lights.

A&K Advantages

Visit with herders at a reindeer farm and go for a sleigh ride

Savor a three-course luncheon at a Kota restaurant

Luxuriate in a Finnish sauna and soak in a Jacuzzi, while watching for the northern lights

Tread over crisp snow beneath sparkling Arctic night skies on snowshoes

Hunt for the aurora borealis on a thrilling snowmobile safari

Drive your own sled-dog team and enjoy a private horse-drawn sleigh ride

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrival Helsinki
Day 2
PORVOO | LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
Day 3
Rovaniemi | Life Among The Reindeer Herders
Day 4
Rovaniemi | Huskies & Hunting the Northern Lights
Day 5
Saariselkä | Snowmobile Safari
Day 6
Saariselkä | Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
Day 7
Helsinki | A Day at Leisure
Day 8
Depart Helsinki

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrival Helsinki

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.

Hotel Kämp
Day 2
PORVOO | LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE

After breakfast, set out with your private vehicle and guide to Porvoo, the second-oldest town in all of Finland. Officially founded by Sweden in 1346, Porvoo has been an active center of trade since the Middle Ages, and many of its inhabitants still speak Swedish as their first language. While here, you have the chance to learn about the area’s colorful history at the Porvoo Historical Museum. After a visit to the medieval cathedral, you may wander into the small handicraft shops offering pottery, rugs and handmade shawls.

Hotel Kämp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
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, keeping 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.

Arctic Light Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
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.

Arctic Light Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
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.

Northern Lights Village
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
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.

Northern Lights Village
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
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.

Hotel Kämp
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Depart Helsinki

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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.


Jan–Mar, Nov–Dec; Priced from $15,895

Internal Air from $275
Helsinki/Rovaniemi/Ivalo/Helsinki

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included.
 

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