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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,

1 dinner

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.

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17th -27th

£5,750 

February 2023

10 Nights |2 Nights Helsinki | 7 Nights Lapland | 1 Night Helsinki | 10 Breakfast  | 9 Dinners |Airport Transfers | Daily Activities & Experiences |Guided Excursions | 

LAPLAND 2023/24 

17th -27th

£5,750

November 2023

10 Nights |2 Nights Helsinki | 7 Nights Lapland | 1 Night Helsinki | 10 Breakfast  | 9 Dinners |Airport Transfers | Daily Activities & Experiences |Guided Excursions |

LAPLAND 2023

8th - 18th 

£5,750

December 2023

10 Nights |2 Nights Helsinki | 7 Nights Lapland | 1 Night Helsinki | 10 Breakfast  | 9 Dinners |Airport Transfers | Daily Activities & Experiences |Guided Excursions |

LAPLAND 2023

12th - 22nd

£5,750

January 2024

10 Nights |2 Nights Helsinki | 7 Nights Lapland | 1 Night Helsinki | 10 Breakfast  | 9 Dinners |Airport Transfers | Daily Activities & Experiences |Guided Excursions |

LAPLAND 2024

26th - 5th

£5,750

February 2024

10 Nights |2 Nights Helsinki | 7 Nights Lapland | 1 Night Helsinki | 10 Breakfast  | 9 Dinners |Airport Transfers | Daily Activities & Experiences |Guided Excursions |

LAPLAND 2024

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Helsinki to Finnish Lapland

The journey beyond your dreams

Magical Lapland Adventure 2023

2 nights Helsinki | 7 nights Lapland | 1 night Helsinki| 9 Breakfasts | 8 Dinners | Daily Activities | Guided Experiences | Cultural Experiences|Lapland Airport Transfers

Cost Per Person £5,750

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Land of the Northern Lights

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Breathtaking Moments

Winter in Lapland is a time that challenges the mind with the seemingly endless darkness from 3 pm and the nights seem to be of endless darkness yet in the darkness we are able to see what is never visible in the daylight because actually there is sunlight from thousands of suns far far away. In a place with no light pollution, the sun sends greetings in the dark. Particles from violent storms on the surface of the sun travel towards the earth and collide with our magnetic field and create a solar storm we call the Aurora Borealis or the northern lights. There is an air of excitement as we head out to search the heavens for a glimpse of these heavenly lights. Suddenly we see the bright light glimmer on the horizon. We pause and then the sky is filled with the dancing Aurora. They shimmer and dart across the sky, sometimes faint and other times so colourful that the heavens seem alive. Seeing them we forget the outside world and drift with our thoughts. This is a moment we will never forget.

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More Reindeer than people

Home of the Reindeer

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Roaming Free

There is something magical about Reindeer that illuminates a softness in every heart. Maybe its those fond memories of childhood when we wrote a letter to santa and waited for Rudolph and his friends to come with santa. Lapland is the land of the Reindeer and the indigenous Sami. There are over 200,00 reindeer in Finnish Lapland and you are guaranteed to see them on any of our adventures. For the Sami people, the Reindeer is revered in Sami culture because for thousands of years these perfectly adapted Arctic survivors have provided families with meat and milk; hides for clothing, shoes and tents; bones and antlers for tools, handicrafts and weapons; and sinews for sewing. This is reflected in the language: there are thought to be about 1,000 Sami words devoted to reindeer appearance, behaviour and habits.

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Home of the Sami People

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The Sami

 The Sami are indigenous people who inhabit Sápmi, their preferred name for Lapland, and adjacent areas of northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland, as well as the Kola Peninsula of Russia. They are speakers of the Sami languages, which are endangered, and their unique way of life is something beyond most people's imagination. No journey to this part of the world would ever be complete without learning, meeting and listening to their stories and understanding the actual value of indigenous languages, peoples and, of course, the Power of the Yoik.

The Sami know and live in this hostile landscape and it is a privilege  to learn more about their way of life beyond the Arctic circle and the implications of climate change which even threatens their world and that of. the Reindeer.  

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Cherish the moment in silence

Land of the soft light

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Rejuvinate in the afterglow

 

Lapland is a journey into a pristine environment where silence is golden, and all our adventures are created to enable you to experience nature at its best. This is the time to reconnect with your heart and your inner soul. Breathe the pure air, reflect and embrace a magical world filled with enriching experiences and in doing so, find your inner happy place.

Lapland’s location above the Arctic Circle also means that during the winter season, the sun never rises above the horizon which means there is no light for a couple of weeks and this is known as the polar nights. These extreme contrasts in light are caused by the rotation of the earth in relation to the position of the sun and the further north you go the greater the contrasts.

Imagine that feeling in January of seeing the sun return and feeling it on your face is so overwhelming and is like seeing the sun for the first time in your life. In the winter there is the twilight light and the most beautiful light., almost like a long, slow sunrise without the sun. If there is a clear sky there is a soft pink light that gets spread over the landscape and it is so beautiful.

This is a photographers dream to try and capture the hues and the stillness in the landscape. ~Every moment in this cherished land is one to savour

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Home of Santa

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Heartfelt Moments

Heading to Lapland is always something filled with excitement and the unknown and nothing could be more rewarding than a visit to Father Christmas. Lapland and the far north have been home to Santa, and every year, thousands of families make their way to his home in the far north. Maybe you wrote a letter to Santa when you were a child and sent it off, hoping to receive your wanted gift at Christmas time. Over hundreds of years, the story of Santa has evolved and was originally inspired by Santa-like figures from the Norse god Oden. Through the centuries these stories and myths developed and in the 16th century were combined with St Nicholas to create the Santa figure we are familiar with today. The original home of Santa was said to be the north pole but the people of Finland recognised that the north pole was a cold and inhospitable place where no herd of reindeer could live so in 1927, on Finnish radio by broadcaster Marcus Rautioit was announced that Santas workshop had been found in Korvatunturi fel.

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Journey beyond the Arctic Circle

The Tour

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