Lapland - The Magical Journey
"Do not go where the path may lead; go where there is no path and leave a trail."
Few places awaken the inner child in us like Lapland. It is a place for adventure and where the magic of nature unfolds before your very eyes. To stand here surrounded by silence as you watch the dancing Aurora is a moment that will live with you forever. Lapland is an astonishingly beautiful place, and the first moment you step foot beyond the Arctic circle, you know you, indeed, are somewhere remarkable.
Coming to Lapland is a journey of a lifetime and one of those places on your bucket list of places to venture. The only way to describe Lapland is that there is tranquillity and a true sense of peacefulness. There is time to reflect, experience and appreciate nature and sit in awe at all around you. Lapland is a personal journey for the soul and one where memories are truly made that last forever.
It is a place filled with a sense of magic and the sounds of nature. The hues of a winter sun barely rising above the horizon emits a delicate, ethereal glow that beautifies the landscape in soft pinky bluish glows. The trees hang frozen and take on mysterious forms, and as we pass them by, the imagination begins to see mystical shapes and creatures.
If you truly want to experience something special then join us on our Magical Lapland Adventure.
Day 1 - Arrive Helsinki
Make your way to the capital of Finland and the beautiful, historic city of Helsinki. From the moment you arrive in this bustling capital you will immediately find yourself absorbing the ambience and beauty of this coastal capital. Following check-in to your comfortable hotel, we meet up for a brief welcome drink before setting out to dine in a fine restaurant and toast the beginning of an incredible journey into the Arctic Circle.
2 nights accommodation,2 Breakfasts,
Day 2 - Helsinki
Our day begins with a leisurely breakfast before we head out into the fresh air of Helsinki with our local guide to explore Helsinki by following the city’s eco-friendly values on this guided tour of the Finnish capital. Travel by tram, foot, and ferry as your guide takes you around the city’s landmarks, sharing information about Finland’s history and culture. You’ll visit sites including the Olympic Stadium, Sibelius Park, Uspenskin Cathedral, and the 18th-century Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to get an essential experience of Helsinki.
We will stop for lunch before we then give you free time to explore further the wonders of this city, its markets, shops and fine eateries.
Dinner on own
Day 3 - Finnish Lapland
After breakfast, we head to the airport and our flight to Lapland. After a short journey of just over an hour, we touch down beyond the Arctic circle. We are greeted at the airport and board our private snowmobiles for the thrilling ride to our accommodation for 4 nights. This is the beginning of the greatest adventure. We arrive at our accommodation, check in and meet for a welcome drink before we settle in for a fantastic dinner. After dinner, we head out into the night and try and catch a glimpse of the Aurora.
4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Day 4 - Finnish Lapland
Today our adventures continue after breakfast, and we head out into the incredible finish wilderness to experience nature at its best. Our guide will take us on this magical journey with the incredible huskies. You will be able to experience the true meaning of nature from our local guide who lives and works in this area. We will make a fire on some snowy hilltop overlooking and incredible landscape as we hear stories of ancient Lapland, the way of life and the culture as well as taste a locally prepared lunch in the finest of company and of course the Huskies.
Activities, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Finnish Lapland
Our journey and adventures continue into the wilderness and a truly wonderful, authentic reindeer herding experience. We head out on our snowmobiles to meet and spend time with a local Sami herder and get to experience first hand this unique lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about the value they place on Reindeer and how special they are to them. Their way of life is hard and in a modern world constantly under threat with tourism and encroachment on their way of life. Lunch is provided. Returning back to our accommodation to relax before we head out to an exclusive experience of wilderness dining and the opportunity to get on the snow shoes before dinner and search for the merry dancers or the Aurora. After dinner we take in the magic of the day as we reflect over a quiet drink the wonders we have seen.
Excursions, Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
Day 6 - Finnish Lapland
Another day in the far north beyond the Arctic circle and new adventures as we head out into the wide open spaces with the Siberian huskies and take the rein as we zip through this pristine world of snow covered trees and frozen lakes. There is something so warming in meeting the huskies and watching their excitement as they prepare to head off. The noise, the anticipation is something to truly experience. We arrive back at our accommodation for some down time before dinner and another night out searching for the Aurora and witnessing that greeting from a distant sun in the middle of winter.
Excursions, lunch, dinner
Day 7 - Kirkenes
Our journey continues further north to Kirkenes, which is known as the capital of the Barents Region. Kirkenes is the last stop on the Hurtigruten and Havila coastal routes, and the winter darkness extends from November 21 to January 21. We will spend two days here and explore the incredible snow hotel, ice sculptures and the king crab. We arrive at our accommodation early afternoon and settle in before a fine dinner and then an adventure out into the cold night in search of the Aurora . Kirkenes is one of the best places in the world to see the amazing from September to March.
With 200 aurora nights per year and with the help of our experienced guides, you will have the best chance possible of hunting the northern lights. On this bus tour, our driver will take you far from the light pollution, and drive east towards the Russian border, west toward Finland, or south into the Pasvik valley, depending on the aurora forecast.
2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1lunch, 2 dinners and activities
Day 8 - Kirkenes, Norway
Today we try our hand at ice sculpting and discover the magical art of ice sculpting with your very own block of ice Imagine creating your sculpture out of your very own piece of pristine ice from the nearby Torne River. Early afternoon we will take you out on the fjord ice by snowmobile and sleigh to find the great beast. You will step out on the frozen fjord and help the fisherman pull the traps from deep through the hole in the ice. Maybe the northern lights will flicker across the sky as you get a picture taken with the biggest catch of the tour? It would not be uncommon, as every day is a potential aurora day in the north.
The journey will culminate in a warm, rustic farmhouse restaurant by the fjord, where you will enjoy a kingly meal served the Norwegian way - fresh, juicy and irresistible!
After a wonderful dinner, we spend the night in the snow hotel. Snowhotel Kirkenes, Norway, opened for the first time in 2006 with 8 rooms and a small ice bar (and a reindeer).
Staying here is the ultimate challenge to tick off your bucket list. With a constant temperature of - 4°, you are in for a cold and magical night. True, many stay the night in the coolest hotel in Kirkenes because it is a once in a lifetime experience. But believe it or not, most people sleep very well there. All you need is a warm thermal sleeping bag and some good, simple tips on how to stay warm, and you will sleep like Snow white.
Excursions, breakfast, lunch ,dinner
Day 9 - Finnish Lapland
We journey from the far north, making our way back into Finnish Lapland. Along the way, we stop for photos before visiting a local museum and learning about the local Sami culture before stopping for a fine Finnish inspire lunch and some free time to explore some local shops. We check into our accommodation and have some free time to relax, take a sauna or have a jacuzzi or even a toboggan ride. Early evening we head out into the wilderness for a snowshoe hike ins search of the aurora before a splendid farewell dinner in a remote restaurant in the middle of a forest.
1 Night Accommodation, Activity, Dinner
Day 10 - Finnish Lapland - Helsinki
Our last day in Lapland, and we have another snowy adventure to experience before we make our way to the airport and begin our journey back to the land we know. A local lunch sees us bring to a close this part of our journey that has enthralled us in every way. Our transfer to the airport gets us there in good time for some last-minute shopping before we make our way to Helsinki. We check into our local hotel before having a farewell dinner and a toast to a magical journey to beyond the Arctic circle.
1 Night Accommodation, Activity, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Finnish Lapland - Helsinki
Today we bid farewell to Finland and newfound friends. We take with us fond memories of an incredible place, people and nature. Our local transfer gets us back to the airport in good time to begin the journey home from beyond the Arctic circle.
2 nights Helsinki | 7 nights Lapland | 1 night Helsinki| 10 Breakfasts | 8 Dinners | Daily Activities | Guided Experiences | Cultural Experiences|Lapland Airport Transfers
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