5N/6D CHARMING FINLAND
From SGD 1638
Our tour starts in the capital city of Finland – a very cool welcome to Helsinki. The city of Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish king Gustav Vasa. In 1917, Finland gained its independence and Helsinki became the capital of the new Republic. Helsinki is a vibrant, cultural and modern city, highly characterized by the presence of water. From Helsinki you proceed North, to Kemi. Kemi is located in the heart of Finland and is home to the magnificent Sampoo Ice breaker. After Kemi continue further north to Rovanemi, the artic city in the heart of Lapland. Rovaniemi is considered, by many to be the home of Santa Claus.
Day 01: Arrival in Helsinki
Arrival in Helsinki and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Our suggested top ten list includes: – The Temppeliaukio Church (The Rock Church), Helsinki Cathedral, Esplanade Park, The Sibelius monument, Havis Amanda Fountain, Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Presidential Palace (Presidentinlinna), Kiasma Art Museum and Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress (outside city centre)
Accommodation at the Scandic Park or similar
Day 02: Overnight train Helsinki – Kemi
After breakfast enjoy your remaining hours in the delightful capital – you have enough time to continue ticking away at the suggested sights of interest. Departure from Helsinki is at approximately 19h30 to Kemi. Meals are available on board the train.
Accommodation on board the train.
Day 03: Sampo Ice Breaker Excursion
06h30 you arrive to Kemi. Proceed to the hotel Merihovi – Today you will create lasting memories as you enjoy a 4 hour excursion on board the *Sampo Ice breaker. *(please note Sampo Ice breaker departure dates as detailed at the end of the itinerary). At about 13:25 you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the ice breaker. A traditional lunch (either reindeer or salmon) is served on board. During the ice breaker excursion you will have an opportunity for ice swimming – definitely recommended. Return to Kemi at approximately 18h00 and transfer back to the hotel. If you are still feeling adventurous, we recommend a dinner in the snow castle, located within close proximity of your hotel. (not included)
Overnight at the hotel Merihovi or similar
Day 04: Kemi – Rovaniemi by train
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and the rest of this day is at your own leisure. This afternoon your departure by train will be at 15h10. Journey time to Rovaniemi is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Enjoy the scenery that passes on board this short train journey.
Accommodation at the Rantaisipi Pohjanhovi hotel or similar (2 nights)
Day 05: Rovaniemi (Visit the Santa Claus Village)*
Breakfast at leisure and full day to explore the ‘capital’ of Finnish Lapland. Activities such as reindeer safaris, husky safaris and snow mobile safaris are available. Please see the activity options in our Rovaniemi city break. During this day – don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Santa Claus village. There is allot to see and do in Rovaniemi from simply enjoying your surroundings or partaking in fun filled adventures.
Day 06: Departure from Rovaniemi
After breakfast, say good bye to this magical country.
- 1 night accommodation in Helsinki
- Train journey with sleeping compartment (en suite) upper deck from Helsinki – Kemi
- Bus transfer Kemi – Sampo – Kemi
- Sampo Icebreaker excursion with lunch *does not operate daily
- 1 night accommodation in Kemi
- Train from Kemi – Rovaniemi
- 2 night’s accommodation in Rovaniemi
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Price is per person on sharing basis
- Prices are valid from 1 December 2017 – 30 April 2018
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
- Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other charges
- Special prices apply for the Christmas and New Year’s period (20.12.2017 – 04.01.2018)