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

By Scandi Travel
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Ages 4-99
Duration: 6 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Drinks


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  • Helsinki, Helsinki, Uusimaa
Pickup details
  • Location Name: Helsinki train station Location Address: Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki Directions: Rovaniemi Return Location: Helsinki
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117694P1

    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • Scandi Travel
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      Tampere, Finland
      Joined in January 2019
    • sfahey4
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience and company.
      We just returned home after completing a 8 DAY TOUR TO HELSINKI – ROVANIEMI -INARI with Scandi Travel and what an incredible experience! The itinerary was perfect. That’s what drew me to Scandi Travel to begin with, they covered all the main things I wanted to see/do for my time in Finland/Lapland. Everything went so smoothly, not a single hiccup or trouble along the way. I can honestly say the trip was perfect. Scandi Travel’s communicating was also great. We had lots of questions in the lead up (and a few along the way) and everything was answered in a friendly and timely manner. The trip itinerary gave us plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights, which we did end up seeing in Inari. The accommodation, guides used, companies used for day trips, were amazing. Can’t say a single bad word about our experience - would definitely recommend!
      Written February 24, 2024
    • Truffaut111
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent trip and fantastic customer service
      Scandì travel provide excellent customer service. Everything ran smoothly on our trip to Lapland over Xmas. The only issue I had was the quality of the hotel bedroom we had during our stay. I would recommend them and use them again for future trips.
      Written January 5, 2024
    • 390pavithrap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour manager
      Our five day trip to Finland and Estonia was very well organised and made for a very stress free time to enjoy the sightseeing tours and take in the amazing scenery. The hotel accommodation was excellent and the overnight ferry also added to our wonderful holiday adventure. No details were overlooked and a daily message from Antero, our tour manager was a beautiful touch to make us feel we were in good hands. I highly recommend Scandi Travel.
      Written September 30, 2023
    • mayacV7810UW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Finn Experience
      Scandic Travel was very efficient and the guides were great. Kudos to Serge for helping me navigate a new experience and keeping track of the “red elephant “, my large suitcase. For sure I’ll use Scandic Travel again if I make another trip to Finland!
      Written August 19, 2023
    • AshleyH10610
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible arrangement
      Our tour is Winter 8 days Lapland holiday… Among them, we spent 2 nights in Kakslauttanen arctic resort, it is a very terrible experience. Travel agency arrange us to took a long distance bus and stop at Highway, hotel didn’t pick up us so we have to carry all our suitcases working for five minutes to the reception, under -2°C Freeze dark night ! When we arrived, we saw the reception closed, we are terrified. no one there! And we use international telephone to call hotel to pick us up , wait about 30 minutes, please use your imagination how terrified we are! But, Resort manager treat us very good, she understands that we are terrified, so upgraded us to the glass Igloo.
      Written January 28, 2023
    • lucysH3367VB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Finish Tour
      We are a family of five with three children age 8, 7 & 4. We booked a custom made 6 day tour with Scandi Travel and our agent was Aleski. We had an amazing time in Finland and all aspects of our trip were takien care of by Aleski, who was always very helful and informative. Our favourite part of the trip was the magical stay we had at Ranua.
      Written January 19, 2023
    • schester
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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-booked with Scandi again in 2019 for our tour in December. Both times from the booking process, the payment process, all communication (Aleksi was amazing) 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. Have been so very impressed by Scandi that I can not recommend them more highly.
      Written December 22, 2019
    • world_travel_plus2
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 did spend more time than we wanted in the Heritage museum though as we have no interest in art. I wouldn't recommend paying for the buffet dinner as the queues to get into the dining room were long and the same in the dining hall so no a pleasant dinner. Best going to one of the restaurants for table service and much cheaper too. Worth upgrading to the superior breakfast as the dining area is much smaller and pleasant.
      Written September 29, 2019
    • bronxtech
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helsinki to St. Petersburg
      Our stay in St. Petersburg was fantastic. Our guide, Olga was terrific. She was very informative with regard to the history of St. Petersburg and Russia and amazing in how efficiently she got us through the Hermitage and other museums/palaces that were on our itinerary. She was a superb guide through all the buildings. Enabling us to circumvent many of the long lines was greatly, greatly appreciated. She also responded to some additional requests, like seeing the Metro in St. Petersburg and giving us recommendations for nearby restaurants. In addition, she was very nice to chat with and we felt she was fully engaged with being sure our visit was enjoyable. Our Hotel, the Golden Triangle, exceeded our expectations in every way -- cleanliness, breakfast and staff. The ferry was the only thing that was a minor disappointment -- and beyond your control -- in that the ship was well-worn and not up to standards of other ships we traveled on. The staff was helpful and having priority disembarkation was VERY good, since the time at passport control entering Russia for others appeared to be hours, rather than the 30 minutes or so that we had to wait. Very much appreciated that you took care of that! All in all, we were very pleased with everything else on our trip and would highly recommend Scandia Classics Tour to our friends.
      Written September 6, 2019
    • shellybl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 St Petersburg is a bit chaotic boarding and disembarking but that is not the fault of the agents. Passport control in St Petersburg at the ferry terminal is slow so be prepared for lines. I had priority disembarkation for which you pay extra but it was definitely worth it. The tour was jam packed - I wish I'd had more time! My one big issue with the agency is that they provided no guidelines for tipping guides in Russia and as the package does not break out costs it is hard to tell what is appropriate.
      Written September 1, 2019
    • Lawrence C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 attractions as practicable given the time available. The guide was outstanding and very knowledgeable. She definitely made the visit worthwhile. The only caveat for other travelers is to be prepared for a fair degree of chaos on trying to board and disembark the ferry. This by far was the most frustrating part of the trip. Otherwise, well worth the travel.
      Written August 10, 2019
    • joaobrito
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Confortable enough
      IN general my experience with the ferry from Helsinky to St Peterbourg, our stay in st Peterbourg and from St Peterbourg to Talin was according to my expectations. Maybe, some more information about the check-in and check-out in order to make it more confortable, would very much important.
      Written August 8, 2019
    • dandylahma
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 about anything. On arrival we met our superb tour guide Helen. She was a fountain of knowledge and was easy to chat to between the sites, which there were no end to. Kept us both highly interested throughout the walking tour and gave us excellent information and tips for after the tour ended on what to see and do in our free time. All round excellent trip. And a note to Helen, coming to the end of our trip Tallinn is still our favourite we've visited. Most of which was down to the excellent experience and guidance we got from you.... Although the "doves" have some serious competition with the lions here in Stockholm
      Written June 3, 2019
    • PennyLane1969
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 ScandiTravel was very friendly and patient responding to all of our questions, we got detailed explanations and even though we booked a pre-designed tour, it was no problem to add special requests to complete our experience. Everything was very well organized, each time the driver was on time and friendly and all the times given on our itinerary worked out perfectly. The Tours were professional and again, very well organized! I would recommend to everyone to book the husky experience, those dogs are just the best! We added as well a night in the glass igloo, worth every cent as we saw during 3 hours the most amazing Northern Lights. In the future, I will for sure book again a similar holiday, and 100% I will book it with ScandiTravel!
      Written March 10, 2019
    • SVarn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Winter wonderland experiences
      Thank you so much for the excellent service you provided in organizing our trip to Lapland! Everything ran smoothly. All drivers were on time and all excursions were accurately described and exceeded expectations. We even had a chance to try snowshoeing thru Aurora Safaris in Inari (right next to our hotel. They offer a wide variety of excursions.) We will definitely recommend your services to our traveling friends!
      Written March 6, 2019
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    Adele C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Hello future travelers
    We have just done the 8 Day Northern Europe Tour, Tallinn, Turku and Finish Lapland with Scandi Travel. If I could give 10 stars ⭐️ I would, Scandi Travel were amazing from start to finish. I found them through a Google search, we are in Ireland so it was a bit daunting and scary to book incase it was a scam but I can 100% say they are definitely a legit business, from the minute i booked with them I was put at ease straight away, their communication was excellent. When we started our holiday we were assigned Serge who was our personal assistant, he guided us through the week through text messages and was there for us if we had any problems or questions, we got to meet him in person in Helsinki and he couldn't do enough to make us enjoy our holiday. All the guides we met along the way were exceptional at their jobs and shared their knowledge and love of their countries with us. We got to see and do so much it truly was a holiday of a lifetime. All hotels and accommodation was perfectly picked out for us, lovely hotels. My best advice to anyone thinking of booking with Scandi Travel is........don't hesitate just book it
    Adele and Alan
    Ireland 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪
    Written August 10, 2023
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    schester
    Perth, Australia137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Traveler5757
    California9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Robyn N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    A.M Thomas
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Shimacat
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    The tour was the 7 DAY LAPLAND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR: HELSINKI, ROVANIEMI, KEMI AND ICEBREAKER CRUISE WITH ICE SWIM (correct link not available when doing this review)

    We had the most amazing time in Helsinki and Lapland, all facilitated by excellent organisation and friendly Scandic Travel staff. We added an extra day in Rovaniemi to space out activities which was a good idea. Both the husky sledding and Sampo ice breaker cruise in Kemi were fantastic - huskies so excited. The icebreaker is a great experience including being able to walk on and float on the frozen sea.

    In Rovaniemi we did the reindeer sleigh ride and snowmobiling in the Arctic night - fun activities with campfires, hot drinks and food to add some warmth to the trip. We had dedicated pickups arranged by Scandi Travel for each activity including getting to and from the overnight train and hotels. Our guide in Helsinki (Antero), was available to answer any questions during the whole tour. The Scandic Hotels were all well equipped and many options for breakfast.

    We had very cold temperatures during our visit and a lot of snow. This didn’t detract from the experience and actually made it more of a delight. Seeing Helsinki with full snow is amazing and urge anyone to do these tours. Scandi Travel made the whole trip very easy. Their level of detail with the itinerary was much appreciated and we didn’t have to worry about how to get to our next destination at any stage. Would definitely recommend them and also Finland as a country to visit, it’s wonderful!
    Written January 13, 2024
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