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FINLAND

Chasing The Aurora : A Magical Journey

Trip Overview

Discover the captivating allure of Finland, a land where winter transforms the landscape into a mesmerizing wonderland.

Situated in Northern Europe, Finland is a country of unparalleled natural beauty and unique experiences.

On self-drive road trips through this snowy paradise, you’ll encounter the mystical Northern Lights painting the night sky with vibrant hues, witness the mesmerizing auroras dancing across the Arctic sky. and embark on thrilling reindeer safaris, explore snow-covered forests, forging a connection with nature like never before. Feel the adrenaline rush as you navigate through the icy waters aboard an icebreaker cruise, and immerse yourself in the pristine white beauty of snow-covered landscapes. For the young and young at heart, Santa Claus Village awaits, where the magic of Christmas comes to life. Finland is not just a destination; it’s a winter wonderland waiting to be explored, promising memories that will warm your heart even in the coldest of temperatures.

About the trip

Travel Dates
8th to 16th February, 2025
Duration
9 Days
Trip Cost
7,25,000/- Per Person ( Considering two people in one car on twin sharing basis)
Trip Style
Self-Drive Road Trip
Vehicle
Toyota RAV 4
Driving Distance
1500 kms (approx.)
Landscapes
Forests, Archipelagos, Northern Lights, Lakes and Waterways
Activities
  • Tour skating route experience or snowshoeing
  • Arctic Icebreaker cruise
  • Husky Farm visit and Safari
  • Reindeer Safari in Wilderness
  • Electric Snowscooters and Ice Karting
  • Probability of seeing Northern Lights

Route Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight stay

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Day 2 Helsinki to Imatra

Guided Helsinki sightseeing tour
(Harbours, Senate Square, Lutheran Cathedral, Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Monument. Church-in-the-Rock)
Exploring Imatra
(Imatrankoski rapids, rugged river banks, Kruununpuisto Park, Art Nouveau style castle)
Enjoy sauna in the apartment
Imatra is dominated by Lake Saimaa, the River Vuoksi and the Finnish border. The tourism can be said to have started in 1772, when the Russian empress Catherine, the Great visited Imatra to admire the rapids.)

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Day 3 Imatra – Savolinna – Oulu

Visit to Olavinlinna Castle
Tour skating route experience or snowshoeing in Oravi
Wilderness picnic at a fire place along the route
Village Oravi is located in between the National Parks Linnansaari and Kolovesi. It has one of most beautiful ice trails in Finland.

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Day 4 Oulu to Tornio

Exploring Old Town of Oulu
Arctic Icebreaker cruise in Remi
Drive to Torino
Arctic Icebreaker Cruise would be done on Icebreaker Sampo which is the world’s only A1 Super class passenger icebreaker. The cruise will take you to the frozen sea where the scenery is just one of a kind.

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Day 5 Tornio – Rovaniemi – Saariselka

Husky Farm visit and Safari, mingling with the dogs
Visit to Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi
Santa Claus has made Lapland in Northern Finland his home for centuries, the Arctic Circle is close to his heart because many Christmas secrets are rooted in this magical place. Entering the Santa Claus Village is like stepping right into the pages of a storybook, a moment filled with curious joy and wonder. Meeting with Santa Claus and his elves at Santa’s Office or in his red Christmas House. Santa Claus is the nicest man in the world, who enjoys meeting and chatting with his friends of all ages from near and far. Crossing the Arctic Circle where the line is marked and even getting a certificate confirming the feat.
Probability of seeing Northern Lights

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Day 6 Saariselka (Day break)

Reindeer Safari in Wilderness
Experiencing Lappish huts
Learning about reindeer and reindeer herding
Reindeer driving is originally a tradition of Sámi, the only indigenous people in Europe. As a part of this experience you will hear a little about the reindeer, after which you will be able to sit in pairs in a reindeer sleigh, in the warmth of a reindeer skin and a blanket. When you ride the reindeer, the most reliable transportation in the Arctic, you can identify with the travelers of yesteryear and enjoy the true silence of nature.
Probability of seeing Northern Lights

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Day 7 Saariselka – Ivalo Airport (50 kms) – Helsinki

Breakfast on own
Electric Snowscooters and Ice Karting
Undertaking an adrenaline-fueled adventure in Ivalo’s winter wonderland embarking on the exhilarating experiences of Electric Snow scooters and Ice Karting. Brace yourself for the thrill of high-speed rides across the snowy landscapes and the excitement of racing on icy tracks, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of the Arctic.
Flight to Helsinki

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Day 8 Helsinki

Exploring Helsinki
New Year Celebration
Overnight stay

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Day 9 Helsinki

Drop off at airport

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