We Love —
- On this 5-night tour, start in Helsinki, the charming harbour-side city known for its design buildings, before boarding an overnight train to Kemi.
- Spend a memorable night in a Snow Suite at the Kemi Snow Hotel, crafted completely from ice and snow with intricate carvings in each room.
- Finally, settle into your luxury Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge in Rovaniemi, where glass walls allow you to view incredible landscapes and (fingers-crossed) an impressive light show!
Your Destinations —
Visit the squares and cathedrals that make up the older aspects of this city, while making sure not to miss out on the legendary contemporary design scene. The city's gourmet side is also flourishing, with new gastro eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus popping up at dizzying speed. Discover this city's quirky charm during your stay and fall in love with the style of life that so many have fallen in love with during their travels.
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Arrival in Helsinki
Day 2: Helsinki - Overnight stay on the Lapland Express Train to Kemi
Day 3: Kemi
Day 4: Kemi - Rovaniemi
Day 5: Rovaniemi
Day 6: Rovaniemi - Departure
Your Itinerary —
During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.
Upon arrival in Helsinki, make your own way to the Original Hotel Sokos Presidentti 4*. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city with beautiful islands and great parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back, yet at the same time, is refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs. You will spend this day at your leisure, exploring the town or enjoying an excursion.
Overnight stay at the Original Hotel Sokos Presidentti 4*.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today is another day where you can discover Helsinki before making your way to the train station in the evening to catch the overnight train up north, to Kemi. This journey will depart from Helsinki at roughly 23:13 pm and will arrive in Kemi at approx 09:34 am the following morning (schedule subject to change).
Overnight stay on the Lapland Express Train.
Upon arrival in Kemi, a shared transfer will be waiting to take you from the railway station to your next hotel. The Snow Hotel, which is a part of the SnowCastle, has unique, beautifully decorated snow rooms and offers a true arctic adventure. Each year, the hotel is rebuilt, meaning unique, different designs are showcased each year! With an average temperature of -5°C, guests here sleep on ice beds covered in fluffy rugs and fleecy sleeping bags, making this a superb and comfortable stay. The Snow Hotel is part of the enormous SnowCastle, a highly unique venue for visitors in search of wonderful winter activities. On this day, you will also enjoy a complimentary 1-hour snowmobiling taster session.
Overnight stay in a Snow Suite at the Kemi Snow Hotel.
After breakfast, you will take a shared transfer from your hotel to Kemi railway station for your 90-minute train journey north-east to Rovaniemi. Upon arrival into the "official" hometown of Santa Claus, take a shared transfer to your unique accommodation, located just a 20-minute journey from town. This magical property is the gate to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination that's ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and boasts a variety of hiking destinations and excursion possibilities. You'll then spend the rest for the day at leisure, exploring the town or taking part in optional excursions.
Overnight stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.
Following breakfast, spend the day at your own leisure. With a variety of activities to choose from, talk to the staff at the hotel about what you can get up to in Rovaniemi. Some of our suggestions include visiting Santa Claus Village, the Arktikum Science Museum, a Reindeer Farm, a snowmobile safari into the forest or a Husky Safari into the Arctic Circle Wilderness. With a plethora of excursions and activities on offer, this winter wonderland is sure to excite!
Overnight stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.
After breakfast, a shared transfer will be waiting to take you from your hotel to Rovaniemi Aiport. Board your return flight back to the UK with amazing memories of Lapland!
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Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following hotels during their stay.
1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Original Hotel Sokos Presidentti 4* on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis
The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* is ideally located next to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, close to the Parliament House. This hotel provides quick access to local cultural events, shopping, work meetings or visits to relatives. Families with children will love the Natural History Museum across the road, not to mention the hotel's playroom and swimming pool.
1-night stay in a Private Compartment on the Santa Claus Express Overnight Train on a Room Only Board Basis
1-night stay in a Snow Suite at the Kemi Snow Hotel on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis
2-night stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis
All Rooms Sleep up to
Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Included Excursions —
Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.
1-Hour Snowmobiling Taster Session in Kemi
Your Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.
3-Hour Husky Safari into the Deep Forest in Rovaniemi
2-Hour Northern Light Flight in Rovaniemi
3-Hour Reindeer Safari in Rovaniemi
3-Hour Northern Lights Bus Hunt in Rovaniemi
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Return shared transfers are included as per itinerary alongside the overnight train from Helsinki to Kemi for flight-inclusive offers.
These are broken down as follows:
-Return shared transfers from Kemi to railway station to Snow Hotel
-Train from Kemi to Rovaniemi, capital of Finnish Lapland
-Shared transfer from Rovaniemi train station to Arctic Wilderness Lodge
-Shared transfer from Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge to Rovaniemi Airport
-Transfer from train station to Arctic Circle Lodge
Train time from Helsinki departs approx. 23:13, arrives Kemi 09:34 following morning (schedule subject to change). All phone numbers for emergency contacts for transfers will be included on the travel documents issues before departure.
Please note: Transfers in Helsinki are not included.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.