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Winter Fairy Tale 6 Day tour, Helsinki to Lapland and Back provided by Scandi Travel

Winter Fairy Tale 6 Day tour, Helsinki to Lapland and Back

Winter Fairy Tale 6 Day tour, Helsinki to Lapland and Back
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Visit an elegant Helsinki which the capital of Finland and Rovaniemi (Lapland’s capital city) this Christmas for a range of exciting adventures: from a reindeer ride across the Arctic Circle, to a Northern Lights campfire expedition, and the highlight – visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Helsinki Our driver will meet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to  hotel. Your accommodation in Helsinki will be in heart of Helsinki, in one of the best 4* hotels of the city.  Day 2 – Helsinki tour and Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Finland Your day begins after breakfast with a bus Panoramic 1,5-hour tour of Helsinki. Multi-lingual audio headsets are provided onboard. You will pass through the historical centre, diplomatic quarters and Senate Square, experiencing the amazing architecture of the Presidential Palace, Parliament and Opera Houses, City Hall and the magnificence of the Church of the Rock(providing if it is open). You have chosen to travel to Lapland via the overnight train; your travel voucher will include train tickets. The station is a mere 100 meters from your hotel. The modern and comfortable train departs Helsinki at 10pm and arrives at Rovaniemi at 11:20am. More about trains... Day 3 – Visit Rovaniemi. Explore Lapland Safaris Upon your arrival our driver will meet you at the train station for the private transfer to hotel. Your Rovianemi accommodation will be at one of the best Rovaniemi hotels. Located close to shops, bars and restaurants, these are modern 4-star hotels in the city centre.  The evening of Day 3 involves a Campfire Northern Lights Search Tour. A 50 kilometer transfer from the hotel to an idyllic wilderness spot, by the side of a river, will maximize the chances of seeing theNorthern Lights– a nature show put on by the gods at their leisure! Fry sausages by the campfire and wait for this natural performance to reveal itself. Day 4 Lapland Following breakfast, your day of adventure begins with the Santa Claus Safari, which runs from 10.00 until 16.00. A snowmobile ride will take you to a reindeer farm for a fun and informative lesson in Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Uou can participate in a reindeer expedition across the Arctic Circle, you will even receive a commemorative diploma of the crossing! Travel by car during the early afternoon to the Santa Claus Village– this magical wonderland of ice sculptures, workshops, fairy lights and elf shows introduces you to Santa Claus himself. Day 5 – Lapland Tours In the evening our driver will bring you to the train station. An overnight train back to Helsinki will depart from Central Railway Station at 6 - 9pm and arrive in Helsinki at 6 - 9am the following day (schedule can be slightly changed). Day 6 – Helsinki Arrival to Helsinki at 9am. We'll organize your transfer to the airport before departure.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Helsinki Our driver will meet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to  hotel. Your accommodation in Helsinki will be in heart of Helsinki, in one of the best 4* hotels of the city.  Day 2 – Helsinki tour and Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Finland Your day begins after breakfast with a bus Panoramic 1,5-hour tour of Helsinki. Multi-lingual audio headsets are provided onboard. You will pass through the historical centre, diplomatic quarters and Senate Square, experiencing the amazing architecture of the Presidential Palace, Parliament and Opera Houses, City Hall and the magnificence of the Church of the Rock(providing if it is open). You have chosen to travel to Lapland via the overnight train; your travel voucher will include train tickets. The station is a mere 100 meters from your hotel. The modern and comfortable train departs Helsinki at 10pm and arrives at Rovaniemi at 11:20am. More about trains... Day 3 – Visit Rovaniemi. Explore Lapland Safaris Upon your arrival our driver will meet you at the train station for the private transfer to hotel. Your Rovianemi accommodation will be at one of the best Rovaniemi hotels. Located close to shops, bars and restaurants, these are modern 4-star hotels in the city centre.  The evening of Day 3 involves a Campfire Northern Lights Search Tour. A 50 kilometer transfer from the hotel to an idyllic wilderness spot, by the side of a river, will maximize the chances of seeing theNorthern Lights– a nature show put on by the gods at their leisure! Fry sausages by the campfire and wait for this natural performance to reveal itself. Day 4 Lapland Following breakfast, your day of adventure begins with the Santa Claus Safari, which runs from 10.00 until 16.00. A snowmobile ride will take you to a reindeer farm for a fun and informative lesson in Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Uou can participate in a reindeer expedition across the Arctic Circle, you will even receive a commemorative diploma of the crossing! Travel by car during the early afternoon to the Santa Claus Village– this magical wonderland of ice sculptures, workshops, fairy lights and elf shows introduces you to Santa Claus himself. Day 5 – Lapland Tours In the evening our driver will bring you to the train station. An overnight train back to Helsinki will depart from Central Railway Station at 6 - 9pm and arrive in Helsinki at 6 - 9am the following day (schedule can be slightly changed). Day 6 – Helsinki Arrival to Helsinki at 9am. We'll organize your transfer to the airport before departure.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 117694P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
6 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Helsinki train station Location Address: Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki Directions: Rovaniemi Return Location: Helsinki
  • Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa
Additional information
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: Helsinki train station Location Address: Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki Directions: Rovaniemi Return Location: Helsinki
  • Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa
Duration
6 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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schester
Perth, Australia120 contributions
Exceptional from start to finish
Dec 2019
My 72yr old Mother and I booked with Scandi in 2018 for a tour but had to cancel at the last minute. We then re-booked with Scandi again in 2019 for our tour in December. Both times from the booking process, the payment process, all communication and the receiving of travel documents was exceptional from start to finish - can not fault this company at all. All our questions were answered promptly and nothing seemed too difficult for Scandi to organise. Our tour itself was amazing and extremely well organised, from transfers to tours, meeting points, all instructions were clear and everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful. Our tour covered everything we wanted to do in Finland - we got to experience the Santa Claus Express Train, Santa Claus Village, Reindeer Farms, Husky rides, ride snow mobiles, stay in glass igloos and had some fantastic meals. We missed out on the Northern Lights, but that just means we have to go back! Both hotels arranged by Scandi were excellent and centrally located. Our day trip to Tallinn was excellent and there was no stress at all. Have been so very impressed by Scandi and the Winter Fairy Tale 6 day tour that I can not recommend it more highly.
Written December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Traveler5757
California9 contributions
5 Day Visaless travel to St Petersburg
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was an amazing trip. The hotel in St Petersburg was very nice and ideally located. The breakfast was fantastic and we even ended up having dinner at the hotel one night. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful - even helping us find local places to eat and recommending activities. However, it would have been better to have the Hermitage tour in the morning rather than the afternoon so we could have spent the rest of the day on our own in the Hermitage. Also, our tour ended in Tallinn, Estonia rather than back in Helsinki where we started and it was a pain to get back to Helsinki.
Written July 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robyn N
3 contributions
Great way to see St Petersburg if you only have a short time
May 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed taking the cruise ship from Helsinki to St Petersburg and back for our one day tour of the city. With only the weekend available this was the perfect way to do it. The majority of the travel was overnight and we had the entire day to sight see. The ship was very comfortable with several dining options. Had I known there were several restaurants I might not have opted for the full buffet breakfasts and dinners on both ends of the trip but the food was very good anyways, just more than we needed as buffets often are. We had expedited transfers off the ship and went straight to the front of the customs line on the way into St. Petersburg, that was an unexpected benefit. I think it caught our tour guide by surprise too,as she was not expecting to see us so soon. But she was wonderful and just used the extra time to show us more of the city. I was also surprised that we had our own dedicated driver and tour guide, I thought we would be part of a group. She was excellent and although there was a set agenda she was willing to be flexible to whatever our interest were. St. Petersburg is a beautiful city and we just got an overview of all there was to see there but enjoyed it thoroughly. Would definitely recommend. I also think this tour was priced better than others I looked at that didn't include the tour guide so it pays to shop around. I would definitely recommend this tour if you have a short amount of time and would like to get a taste of what St. Petersburg is like. The tour company was very responsive to questions via email and all was very organized and went according to plan or better.
Written May 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A.M Thomas
2 contributions
8 Day Tour - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Kakslautannen, Inari
Feb 2019 • Friends
This was a very well-organised tour and we saw and did a lot in only 8 days. The transport was punctual and efficient; the accommodation was good, with a special mention for the beautiful hotel in Inari and the very comfortable and well-located one in Helsinki. Scandi Travel replied promptly to all our queries pre-tour, and responded very quickly when my friend left her bag in a taxi during the tour, sorting the matter out within minutes and getting her bag delivered back to us before our next connection.
The various safaris and trips were interesting. We particularly enjoyed the Sami lady and her reindeer in Inari, and the reindeer farm in Rovaniemi, although we could have well done without Santa’s Village, little more than a glorified shopping outlet. The husky sledding and snowmobiling were perhaps a little more hands-on than we expected from the descriptions.
We packed a lot into 8 days and covered a lot of ground. The last day in particular, returning from Inari to Helsinki, with 5 hours on a bus immediately followed by 12 hours on an overnight train, was pretty gruelling, and we were thankful to have the two extra days in Helsinki we had booked in order to recover. If there had been an option at an extra cost to fly back and spend an extra night in Inari, I would happily have taken it. Similarly, a late checkout on the day we took the overnight train to Helsinki would have been a welcome option to hanging about in the hotel lobby that evening.
Overall, however, a very good tour, very comprehensive, well planned and organised.
Written March 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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schester
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Exceptional Tour Company
My 72yr old Mother and I booked with Scandi in 2018 for a tour but had to cancel at the last minute. We then re-boo
Lucy_6791
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Well worth it!
We did the visa-free Helsinki to St Petersburg trip, and although I didn't know what to expect, it went very smooth
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St Petersburg day trip
Excellent day trip, picked up at the ferry terminal and driven off to see the various sights of St Petersburg. We
bronxtech
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Helsinki to St. Petersburg
Our stay in St. Petersburg was fantastic. Our guide, Olga was terrific. She was very informative with regard to th
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Visaless 3 Day Trip to St Petersburg
The agency did an excellent job organising my trip and finding a tour guide who was without compare. The ferry to
Lawrence C
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St Petersburg Tour
My wife and I took the 72-hour trip to St Petersburg. The tour itself was excellent, hitting as many of the attract
joaobrito
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Confortable enough
IN general my experience with the ferry from Helsinky to St Peterbourg, our stay in st Peterbourg and from St Peter
dandylahma
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Excellent experience. Highlight of our Scandinavian holiday
Everything ran smoothly from the start. Made our way from helsinki to tallinn without any issues or need to worry a
PennyLane1969
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Winter Fairy Tale tour. Helsinki - Lapland and Back
Through ScandiTravel, we experienced the most amazing and magical holiday we could have wished for!! Aleksi from Sc
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Winter wonderland experiences
Thank you so much for the excellent service you provided in organizing our trip to Lapland! Everything ran smoothly
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