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The Northern Lights of Finland

8 DAYS
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Hunt for the elusive northern lights and discover fascinating Finland, “Daughter of the Baltic.” Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local herder. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland.

Your Tour Includes
  • 3 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 11 Meals
Included Highlights
  • Helsinki
  • Senate Square
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Lapland Region

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights


Meals

11 Meals

6 Breakfasts

5 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Accommodations

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Lilla Roberts Hotel

Nights 1-2

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - West Village

Nights 3-5

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Lilla Roberts Hotel

Night 6

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Rating

47 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.7
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    There were some things that could have been better. Namely the food at the Lodge and planned events.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour manager, very well organized. Loved the planned activities.Also liked having down time to explore on own or rest. Food was very good. Accommodations were very nice. Lapland was a blast!!!
    Karen Bramblett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed seeing what all of Finland looked like I had been to Helsinki before the sled rides were great I especially liked the tank ride
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a great. Tour, was on our bucket list
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    100 percent of the trip was great!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I was in Finland, what else can I say?
    William Scull
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We got to see everything we signed up for
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    He was excellent and very helpful throughtout
    Nabil Hilwa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Actually close to 5 stars. Everything was great, service was good. There was a long list of items to bring to get ready for the snow. Emphasis was on clothing, we were overdressed. Main thing the ice cleats, a small gadget for our boots wasn't mentioned or not so clear. Important to have for slippery ice. We all wanted to buy one from the hotel shop, but they said they were out! Two from our group fell on ice.
    Joyce Ling
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was well planned with top notch accommodations and guides. Included excursions were great experiences.
    Jeffrey Burkett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour guide. Super experience
    John Schweichler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour guide went out of her way on several occasions to make sure we had a memorable experience. The day tour took us to places that may not be on a typical tourist route. Restaurant were exceptional as well, but the outdoor experiences in Kakslauttanen were the highlights. The dog sled runs were our favorite day time activities & of course the northern lights were the primary reason for the trip.
    J Balmer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    They took excellent care of us from the moment we arrived in Finland until the trip was over and we were back home.
    John Lazor
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We wires blessed ! I had almost given up hope of seeing the lights because weather conditions were so unfavorable but at dinnertime our last night conditions changed and the entire resort went into ' they're coming ' ~~~~~~~ ' they're here ' mode !!! It was AWESOME !!! The one thing that needs to change ASAP is finding a good place away from the resort to see the lights in the dark. We were taken to a spot that was great for about 10 minutes . Then a logging truck with an enormous very bright light field came through, then a tour bus, then a private van, then another tour bus . Neither human eyes nor camera equipment could adjust successfully that many times.
    Elizabeth Young
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    I loved Helsinki and Lapland! My favorite thing in Helsinki was the Christmas markets. I enjoyed being a short walk from them, and having enough free time to explore and enjoy them. My favorite things in Lapland, beyond seeing the Northern Lights, were the reindeer sleigh ride, and the snow tank. The snow tank was offered by the hotel and not the tour though.
    Elizabeth Wagner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Snow tank was the most unique and spectacular.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every part of this experience was hassle free and memorable.
    Susan Steele
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Husky dog sled ride. I was driver!!! Awesome!!!
    Rose Ulrich
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Mushing with the huskies!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed every minute of trip. Dog mushing my favorite. Cabins a little too far for older visitors unaccustomed to walking in snow. Lodge provided van pickup and drop off service to and from cabins
    Joyce Todd
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Most memorable experiences were getting to Lapland, the resort, the activities planned were as described and if weather caused a change we’re still exciting... meeting* the huskies and ging* on a 5 mile hike...seeing and touching the reindeer
    Laura Pepper Doyle
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved this trip! Would recommend asking for tour guide Abby, she KNOWS almost everything about the Northern Lights!
    Mary Atkins
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Northern Lights were spectacular, but I found the Husky Adventure (Dog Sledding) was a highlight!
    Billy Atkins
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Dog sledding and the night reindeer sled rides were the best.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Lapland, beautiful! Loved the reindeer safari at night, the dog sled ride and an optional tour we took, going out at night in "the tank" to look for northern lights, was wonderful!
    Joyce Lieber
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The sleigh ride under the stars. The dog sled experience was exciting
    Francis Cannon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    excellent itinerary, saw Northern Lights every night
    Sandra Esty
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Really loved the lodge and the cabin. Had a great time on the excursions, especially the dog sledding. Thoroughly enjoyed the Helsinki guided tour. Maria, our guide was very informative. Kristan Rafdal, our tour manager was excellent.
    Steven Daniel
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Northern Lights were spectacular
    Dorothy Nemeth
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The beautiful scenery, experiences like the reindeer sleigh ride and mushing a dog team were awesome. The accommodations were excellent and the night in the glass igloo was unique. Seeing the Northern Lights was a plus!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The most memorable was the dog sled ride and seeing the Northern lights.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The dog sled ride. The reindeer safari was a complete disaster.
    Shirley Martin
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Flying off the dog sled I was driving, terrifying and exhilarating experience all at the same time. Seeing the Auroras.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. This is a great trip. Unlike any other trip I've ever been on.
    Daniel Bradley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    MOST unique trip I've ever taken, and I've been to lots of places. Very few people have been north of the Arctic Circle to stay in a glass igloo and sleep under the stars while searching for the Northern Lights. Happily, we saw them the first night we were there. The dog sled experience is a MUST. Such a great memory- the dogs are amazingly strong, and the view of snow covered trees, the peaceful setting gliding through the woods - it is a "MUST DO" experience.
    Michelle Bradley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful trip. Can’t see where you could improve it? !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Virginia Neidermeyer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Awesome actually seeing the Northern Lights!
    Cindy Wittbrodt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Staying in the glass igloos!
    Christianne Wittbrodt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    See husbands review as we did it together
    Patricia Schinella
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent location and accommodations all travel and excursions done well. Especially liked the interaction with the dogs and reindeer
    Anthony Schinella
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide (Craig Waith) was excellent: very knowledgeable, pleasant, kept us well informed, kept things running on schedule, etc. The places we stayed in were great, and the experiences (reindeer safari, city tour, dog sled ride, Santa visit) were perfect.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour director made it enjoyable
    Richard Bokan
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    The main purpose of taking this tour is for the lights. Advance reading indicated that within the Artic Circle there is a good chance of seeing the lights 2 out of 3 nights. Our experience found that true, but the lights were missed by many (particularly by all in the upgraded kelo cabin) due to poor communication and information. In fact, others who did not upgrade owe their vision to a fellow- traveler who notified them. With only 11 of us and the tour manager having everyone's cell phone numbers, there is no excuse for not setting up better communication. There are no phones between cabins or from cabin to desk in Lapland (were were NOT told about this in advance) and so group members who were more remote couldn't communicate with the rest without a group text/phone being set up.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Helsinki is a beautiful city with so much to see. Loved it Lapland and the Arctic Resort fun and incredible different. Only negatives was ice on all paths to cabins and kells. Unsafe conditions even in our New Hampshire tested hiking boots.
    Irene Gavriluk
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    The tour was terrible; it was definitely not as advertised.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Please see my previous reply.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Feeding reindeer, sleeping in an igloo, sauna in cabin

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