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  • On this six-day tour, start in Helsinki, the charming harbour-side city known for its design buildings, then board an overnight train and set off for Kemi. 
  • Spend a memorable night in the Kemi SnowHotel, crafted completely from ice and snow with intricate carvings in each room.
  • Explore the famous Arctic Circle and get to view incredible landscapes and (fingers-crossed) an impressive light show!
  • This offer has been selected as one of our very best 2018 sellers in celebration of the end of the year! Each has been hand-picked for its superb offering.

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For every booking of one of our "Best Of 2018" selected offers, you will be automatically entered in our competition which means your holiday could be entirely refunded! The winner will be drawn on January 10th 2019 and will be contacted by email. This competition is valid from 1st December 2018 until 9th January 2019, with the prize winnings of up to £5,000 to be refunded. Find out more on our social media or through the link here. (to ensure the t&cs open in a new tab rather than direct away from the site)

Your Destinations

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 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.

Kemi

Located on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, is famed for being the Ice Capital of Finland. With its massive Sampo icebreaker, plying through the frozen Arctic waters, Kemi is home to the largest Snow Castle in the world (and one of your hotels!) Carved from snow each year, this marvellous hotel provides its guests with unique rooms and unforgettable nights surrounded by snow and ice. Kemi is one of those villages that knows how to do winter right. Choose from a huge range of activities such as ice swimming or snowmobiling tours over the frozen sea. If you're lucky, you may get to experience the brilliant Northern Lights dance across the sky over the glacial ocean!

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, so travellers are able to experience a proper winter wonderland landscape in Lapland. Surrounded by beautiful rapids of River Raudanjoki, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, your Lodge offers traditional Finnish log cabin accommodation. 

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival - Helsinki
Day 2: Helsinki - Kemi on overnight VR train
Day 3: Kemi
Day 4: Kemi - Rovaniemi by train
Day 5: Rovaniemi
Day 6: Rovaniemi - Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Helsinki
Upon arrival in Helsinki make your own way to the centrally located Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4*. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city with beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs. This day is at your leisure to explore the town or take an excursion. 

Overnight in Solo Sokos Hotel Torni (or similar), Helsinki.
Day 2: Helsinki - Kemi on overnight VR train
Wake up to a delicious breakfast served at the hotel. Today is another day to 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 at approx 23:13 and arrival will be at approx 09:36 the following morning. 

Overnight in a private compartment on the VR Night Train from Helsinki to Kemi.
Day 3: Kemi
Upon arrival in Kemi, a shared transfer will be waiting for you and take you to your next hotel. The SnowHotel, which is a part of the SnowCastle, has unique, beautifully decorated snow rooms and offers a true arctic adventure. With an average temperature of -5°C, sleep on ice beds covered in fluffy rugs and fleecy sleeping bags, making this a superb and comfortable stay. The SnowHotel is part of the enormous SnowCastle, a highly unique venue for visitors in search of wonderful winter activities. 

Overnight at the SnowHotel Kemi.
Day 4: Kemi - Rovaniemi by train
After breakfast, you will take a shared transfer to Kemi railway station for your 1-hour 30-minute (approx.) train journey north-east to Rovaniemi. Upon arrival into the "official" hometown of Santa Claus, take a transfer to your unique accommodation located only a 20-minute journey from town. 

This magical property is the gate to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and has a variety of hiking destinations and excursion possibilities. You have the rest for the day at leisure to explore the town or opt-in for some activities.  

Overnight stay in a Panorama Design Hut.

Day 5: Rovaniemi
Following breakfast, today is at 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 Visit, a snowmobile safari into the forest or Husky Safari into the Arctic Circle Wilderness. With a plethora of excursions and activities, this winter wonderland is sure to excite! 

Overnight stay in a Panorama Design Hut. 
 
Day 6: 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!

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation with this offer.

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4*, Helsinki

You will stay in a Standard Room with breakfast at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4* or similar, for 1 night. 

In the heart of Helsinki, stay at the Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, a four-star property with unique character and style. Adorned with artwork displayed throughout the hotel, every room has a tale to tell. Dine on delicious meals at the hotel's restaurant, get comfortable on your designer furniture and paw mattresses in your room or pay a visit to the local bars and pubs that are just moments away.

VR Night Train from Helsinki to Kemi

You will stay in a Private Compartment with private W/C on board the VR Night Train from Helsinki to Kemi, for 1 night.

Note: No breakfast is included at this overnight accommodation.

All aboard the Night Train! Enjoy a Private Compartment when you travel from Helsinki to Kemi. 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 power outlet and more to ensure you can travel in comfort to Kemi.

SnowHotel, Kemi

You will stay in a Superior Snow Room with breakfast at the SnowHotel Kemi, for 1 night.

The SnowHotel is a completely unique experience: stay in the largest snow castle in the world, rebuilt each year to a new design, ensuring your time there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Enjoy meals around glistening ice tables, clad in reindeer fur. There is a Northern Lights Alert Alarm so you needn't miss one of the most beautiful spectacles of Finland: the dancing, colourful lights across the black, night sky. (Please Note: During 01/12/18 - 19/01/19 the Snow Hotel will be closed.)

Wild Nordic Lodge, Rovaniemi

You will stay in a Panorama Design Hut with breakfast at the Wild Nordic Lodge in Rovaniemi, for 2 nights. 

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.

The cabins at the Wild Nordic Lodge 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 are designed by the Finnish company Pine Art Production and boast a distinctly modern Lappish look inspired by nature’s building materials.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Journey

Flights: 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.

Train: Your overnight journey from Helsinki to Kemi on a VR Train and your train from Kemi to Rovaniemi are both included in this offer.

Transfers: Transfers are not included from Helsinki Airport to your hotel and hotel to Helsinki train station.

You have the following transfers included:
Shared transfer from Kemi railway station to Snowhotel
Shared transfer from Snowhotel to Kemi railway station
Shared transfer from Rovaniemi railway station to Wild Nordic Lodge
Shared transfer from Wild Nordic Lodge to Rovaniemi airport

Weather

Jan
min : -7°C max : -2°C
Feb
min : -8°C max : -2°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

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Location Information

The address of the Solo Sokos Hotel Torni: Yrjönkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
The address of the SnowHotel: Lumilinnankatu 15, 94100 Kemi, Finland
The address of the Wild Nordic Lodge: Vaattunkikönkääntie 219, 96900 Rovaniemi, Finland

Distance from Helsinki Airport to Solo Sokos Hotel Torni: 20 km / 36 mins
Distance from Rovaniemi Airport to Wild Nordic:
 19 km / 16 mins

Distance from Helsinki Rail Station to Solo Sokos Hotel Torni: 750m / 8mins
Distance from Kemi Rail Station to SnowHotel Kemi: 1.7km / 5mins
Distance from Rovaniemi Rail Station to Wild Nordic Lodge:
 25 km / 22 mins

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

These properties are not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

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

  • 1-night in Standard Room with breakfast at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni 4* or similar
  • 1-night in a Private Compartment with private W/C on board the VR Night Train from Helsinki to Kemi
  • 1-night in a Superior Snow Room with breakfast at the SnowHotel Kemi
  • 2-nights in a Panorama Design Hut with breakfast at the Wild Nordic Lodge in Rovaniemi
  • Breakfast throughout (except on night train)
  • Overnight journey from Helsinki to Kemi on a VR Train (23:13-09:36)
  • Train from Kemi to Rovaniemi (1h30)
  • Shared transfer from Kemi railway station to Snowhotel
  • Shared transfer from Snowhotel to Kemi railway station
  • Shared transfer from Rovaniemi railway station to Wild Nordic Lodge
  • Shared transfer from Wild Nordic Lodge to Rovaniemi airport
  • Return flights into Helsinki, return from Rovaniemi

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Excursions, trips, entrance fees, permits and guide service
  • 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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