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  • Embark on a thrilling adventure to Finish Lapland with a luxury stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge - here glass walls allow you to view incredible landscapes and (fingers-crossed) an impressive light show!
  • Included on this remarkable 3, 4 or 5-night stay, you'll enjoy a 4-hour excursion to visit a local reindeer farm, take a snowmobile ride through the wilderness and embark on a husky sleigh ride, all followed by a private sauna session!
  • Why not extend your holiday by starting in Helsinki, the charming harbour-side city known for its design buildings, before boarding an overnight train to Rovaniemi.

Your Destinations

Rovaniemi

Spend two nights 20 minutes outside Rovaniemi (the "official" hometown of Santa Claus) in a stunning location right by a river in the middle of the forest, and experience a proper winter wonderland landscape in Lapland. Surrounded by the beautiful rapids of River Raudanjoki, the lush forest and pristine nature, your Lodge offers traditional Finnish log cabin accommodation.

Helsinki

Finland's capital is an eclectic mix of East and West, set on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. A neo-classical gem with an art nouveau quarter, laced with Alvar Aalto's spectacular modern architecture. Discover smart pavement cafés on Esplanade, gourmet restaurants at a fraction of London's prices, and concerts and ballet at Finlandia Hall.

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.

Our Offers

Offer 1: Wild Rovaniemi only (3, 4 or 5-night stay)

OR

Offer 2: Helsinki, Overnight Train and Wild Rovaniemi 

5 Nights
1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* in Helsinki 
1-night stay in a Private Comparment on the Lapland Express Overnight Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
3-night stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge 3* for the Wild Rovaniemi stay

6 Nights
1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* in Helsinki 
1-night stay in a Private Comparment on the Lapland Express Overnight Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
4-night stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge 3* for the Wild Rovaniemi stay

7 Nights
1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* in Helsinki 
1-night stay in a Private Comparment on the Lapland Express Overnight Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
5-night stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge 3* for the Wild Rovaniemi stay

The below itineraries describe Offer 2 with an included stay in Helsinki and Overnight Train. 

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Helsinki
Day 2: Helsinki - Overnight stay on the Lapland Express Train to Rovaniemi
Day 3: Arrival in Rovaniemi
Day 4: Rovaniemi
Day 5: Rovaniemi
Day 6, 7, or 8: Departure

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below. Please note that this itinerary is for Offer 2. When selecting just the Wild Rovaniemi tour, you will start on Day 3, travelling directly to Rovaniemi.

Day 1: Arrival in Helsinki
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*.

Day 2: Helsinki - Rovaniemi via Overnight Train
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 Rovaniemi. This journey will depart from Helsinki at roughly 6 pm or 9 pm and will arrive in Rovaniemi approximately 12 hours later on the following morning (schedule subject to change). Overnight stay on the Lapland Express Train.
Day 3: Rovaniemi
Upon arrival into Rovaniemi, you will take a shared transfer from the airport to your accommodation (Offer 1 only).  When selecting Offer 2, you will need to make your own arrangements to get to your accommodation from the trainstation. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.

Day 4: Rovaniemi
After breakfast, you will spend the day exploring and enjoying your included Snow Fun Day Combo. Head out into the wilderness and unearth the incredible landscapes of this winter wonderland. You will first stop at the local reindeer farm where you will get to experience a short but exciting reindeer sleigh ride. You'll then warm up in the Lappish tepee called “kota”, where hot Lappish berry juice and cookies will be served. Here, you'' get to take part in the mysterious Arctic Circle Ceremony.

After heading out on snowmobiles, you will go to the local husky camp to find out more about the dog sledding in the Arctic areas. As a highlight of the experience, you will get to ride in the sleigh pulled by a team of lively and sporty huskies. Warm drinks will be served at the same time as when you will listen to the stories about the dogs, their breeds, pedigrees and daily life in the kennel. Don't worry, you'll have a chance to pet the dogs and take a lot of photos.

On your return back to Rovaniemi, you will get to take a moment to relax and unwind with 45-minutes to rejuvenate in the soothing private sauna! Overnight stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.
Day 5: Rovaniemi
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, or another 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.

Day 6, 7 or 8: Rovaniemi - Departure
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! 

On Day 4, this tour should take about 4 hours, including preparations. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30 - 40 minutes. The average speed during the short tour is limited due to the safety and traffic regulations. Two adults will ride on one snowmobile. Children will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile.

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

Your Tour Hotels
Stylish, and wonderfully revamped, the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* showcases Finnish phenomena in an innovative way. In each of the hotel's comfortable and sleek rooms, you can immerse yourself in Finnish Sisu, midsummer, a fairytale forest, total tranquillity or a winter storm, right in the heart of Helsinki. 

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 Lapland Express Overnight Train on a Room Only Board Basis

Your Tour Hotels
All aboard the Night Train! Enjoy a Private Compartment with private facilities when you travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. A restaurant car is open until late and early in the morning — watch the views go by as the sun rises with a coffee! Your Private Compartment has luggage space, a private bathroom, a power outlet and more to ensure you can travel in comfort to Rovaniemi.

3, 4 or 5-night stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge on a Half Board Basis

Your Tour Hotels
A romantic atmosphere, sounds of silence and excellent cuisine make these lodges the perfect holiday cottage for those who want to enjoy pure nature and hunt for Northern Lights not too far from Rovaniemi. These huts place guests right in the midst of nature with glass walls that look out to the crisp outdoors, giving you the ideal chance to view the Northern Lights. Immersive yet totally cosy, the Panorama Design Huts boast a distinctly modern Lappish look, inspired by nature’s building materials.

All Rooms Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found. On the overnight train, children will share the compartment with their parents. They will also have to share one of the parents’ berth which is about 1 metre wide.

Your Journey to Finland

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

Please note: Non-stop flights from Gatwick to Rovaniemi will be on Wednesday and Sunday.

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 from Rovaniemi airport are included on the Wild Rovaniemi offer only (Offer 1). 

On Offer 2, there are no transfers included in Helsinki. Shared transfer from the Rovaniemi Railway Station to accommodation, and shared transfer from accommodation to Rovaniemi Airport are included.

The overnight train is included from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The train will depart from Helsinki at with 6 pm or 9 pm approx, arriving in Rovaniemi 12 hours later on the following morning (schedule subject to change). All phone numbers for emergency contacts for transfers will be included on the travel documents issues before departure. 

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. 

Weather

Jan
min : -7°C max : 0°C
Feb
min : -8°C max : 0°C
Mar
min : -5°C max : 1°C
Apr
min : 0°C max : 7°C
May
min : 5°C max : 15°C
Jun
min : 9°C max : 18°C
Jul
min : 11°C max : 21°C
Aug
min : 10°C max : 18°C
Sep
min : 6°C max : 14°C
Oct
min : 2°C max : 7°C
Nov
min : -1°C max : 2°C
Dec
min : -5°C max : -1°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Standard Room at Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* or similar in Helsinki (Offer 2 only)
  • Breakfast (Offer 2 only)
  • Overnight train in Private Comparment from Helsinki to Rovaniemi on the Lapland Express Train (Offer 2 only)
  • Room Only (Offer 2 only)
  • Panorama Design Huts at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge 3* during Wild Rovaniemi Stay
  • Half Board
  • Snow Fun Day Combo (4 hours)
  • Complimentary 45-minute private sauna at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
  • Thermal clothing, snowshoes and forest skies included for duration of the stay
  • Return shared transfers from the airport (Offer 1 only)
  • Shared transfer from the Rovaniemi Railway Station to accommodation (Offer 2 only)
  • Shared transfer from accommodation to Rovaniemi Airport (Offer 2 only)

Not Included

  • Transfers in Helsinki
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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