- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
From 07 May Until 03 Sep 2024
- First Class or Superior accommodation
- Hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
- Daily breakfast and certain dinners
- Transportation (Coach/Train/Ferry)
- Professional Tour Director and guide service
- Daily Must-See-Sightseings with VIP Access
- Airport transfer services
- Gratuities to Tour Directors/guides
- International air ticket
- Safety net protection
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ARRIVE IN HELSINKI, FINLAND
Welcome to Helsinki! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
HELSINKI - OULU
Perfection on the Peninsula HELSINKI Guided sightseeing. Flight to Oulu (B,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Finland's southern capital of Helsinki is poised on the peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, where striking architecture and Nordic cuisine delight visitors. See the beautiful cathedral and Sibelius Monument in this historic and picturesque setting
The Creative Edge HAILOUTO Orientation. Free time. (B) ENHANCED FREE TIME FREE TIME TIP Consider an optional excursion to Hailuoto, the largest island in the Bothnian Bay. The island started to rise from the sea approximately 2,000 years ago and continues to do so. Eventually the island will adjoin mainland as the rising shoreline is constantly changing to form a living conservation area. The manmade environment in Hailuoto, characterized by well-preserved traditional buildings, together with its unique natural features, has earned Hailuoto the designation as one of Finland's national landscapes-and the only national landscape covering the entire municipality.
OULU - ROVANIEMI
Santa Claus is Coming to Town ROVANIEMI Visit Santa Claus Village. Cross the Arctic Circle and [LF] get the Arctic Circle Certificate (B,D) 127 mi / 205 km LOCAL FAVOURITE LEGENDS & LORE About a hundred years ago, a passer-by started spreading the word about the true location of Santa's real home. Since then, Santa has traveled to the Arctic Circle to meet with kids from 1 to 92 to hear Christmas wishes in his remote Santa's Village in Rovaniemi. Enjoy a visit with Old St. Nick and receive your official Arctic Circle Certificate documenting your crossing this hemispheric line.
ROVANIEMI - IVALO
North to the Cape ROVANIEMI Scenic drive en routo to Ivalo (B,D) 180mi/ 290km TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY ROADS Perhaps it is the most traditional road trip in Lapland, which heads along the E75 highway northwards from Rovaniemi towards the North Cape.
IVALO - KARASJOK, NORWAY - HONNIGSVAG
Norwegian Good KARASJOK [LF] Visit a husky farm and enjoy traditional snacks of the Sami culture. (B,D) 242mi/ 390km LOCAL FAVOURITE CULTURE & TRADITION Learn about the special relationship between musher and dog with a visit to a local husky farm. Hear about arctic survival gear, sleds, racing equipment, and working with the sled dogs. Visit the puppy yard and linger with the friendly adult racing dogs. Whether or not you're a passionate dog-lover, you'll gain respect and admiration for these hard-working dogs and their remarkable fortitude under the care of expert mushers.
HONNIGSVAG - EXCURSION TO THE NORTH CAPE - ALTA
The Old Men & The Sea HONNIGSVAG Visit North Cape Hall and visitor centre. (B) 168mi/ 270km TOUR HIGHLIGHT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD The North Cape cliff has long been a popular and important navigation mark for shipping traffic in the north. In 1553, an English expedition set sail under the command of commander Richard Chancellor to find the North-East passage to China. They did not succeed, but the old sea charts after this expedition are the first to mention the name, North Cape. The North Cape Hall complex is built mainly out of stone. The globe at the top of the building has become the symbol of Nordkapp. It marks that you are at the end point of Europe - the northernmost of the continental mainland. This is a treasured place for photography and contemplation. This is the culmination of all journeys.
ALTA - TROMSO
Written in Stone ALTA Visit the Rock Carvings Museum (B) 186mi/ 300km TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT TREASURES Experience Northern Europe's largest and richest rock carving site, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Here you can walk on pathways arranged around the rock carving area. Fantastic view over the Alta Fjord. The 2000 to 6200 years old rock carvings show the life of hunters and fishermen. The rock carvings in Alta were made on the smooth rock surfaces at the water's edge. As the land gradually rose, and new rock surfaces came to light, the artists made use of these for their carvings.
Shining Lights TROMSO Orientation walk includes the Arctic Cathedral. Farewell dinner at the hotel (B,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT ICY ARCHITECTURE The Arctic Cathedral stands proud at the end of Tromso bridge, clearly visible from the centre of the town. Strip lights have been positioned between the eleven lamella panels that make up the church walls. When darkness falls, the church's unusual shape is visible from all parts of Tromso to represent the light in the long, dark winter days.
Safe travels until we meet again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|Price Per Person (From)
|7 May - 16 May 2024
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|4 Jun - 13 Jun 2024
|18 Jun - 27 Jun 2024
|2 July - 11 July 2024
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|23 July - 1 Aug 2024
|6 Aug - 15 Aug 2024
|20 Aug - 29 Aug 2024
|3 Sep - 12 Sep 2024