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Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

1. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Depart after 10:00 AM and visit Santa Claus in his main office in Lapland. Discover a place where it is Christmas all year round. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office.  Also, the Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus's Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle, at its position in 1865, is painted across the park. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for all visitors. Cross the circle and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Have the opportunity to taste the traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at Santa's place.

Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

2. Helsinki: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Helsinki with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-6 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Northern Lights Hunting With Lappish BBQ in Rovaniemi

3. Northern Lights Hunting With Lappish BBQ in Rovaniemi

The Northern Lights dancing up above is such a powerful and unique natural phenomenon - it changes lives down on Earth. Being one of the best places to spot the Auroras, Finnish Lapland is the ideal place to see them. Your guide provides you with a pick-up/drop off at your hotel/accommodation, and then you will be taken away from the city, about 20-25 km away, to a beautiful natural lakeside landscape, where there`s no light pollution, the ideal place to spot this beautiful natural phenomenon. Once there, you will be provided with a traditional Lappish BBQ with Blueberry Tea, and your guides will explain all you need to know about the Northern Lights.

Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

4. Helsinki: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

See the Helsinki tourist attractions that interest you most and avoid wasting time on an organized tour with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 22 stops on the itinerary over a 24-hour or 48-hour period. You could choose to admire the unique rock architecture of the Temppeliaukio Church, visit the Parliament House, admire the neoclassical architecture in Senate Square or search for a bargain in Market Square. Enjoy an onboard audio commentary available in 10 languages and avail of excellent views from the top deck of your double-decker bus. Don't worry if the weather isn't great as the bottom deck is completely protected from the elements.

Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

5. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

6. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action! Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Levi: Lapland Reindeer Safari

7. Levi: Lapland Reindeer Safari

Delve deep into the wild of Lapland on this reindeer safari from Levi. You will be transferred from your hotel to the silence of a snowy forest, where the reindeer will be waiting for you in their tranquil winter surrounding. Throughout the program you will be told all about these wonderful creatures, and will also have the chance to feed them with lichen. Following that it will be time to climb into your sledge and enjoy a ride through the snow, with the reindeer taking the lead. The route is around 1.5 kilometers, and you will move at a sedate pace whilst listening to the rhythmic sounds of the reindeer's hooves on the snow. Following your safari, warm up with a hot drink and cookies by the fire, before listening as your guide tells you about the role of reindeer in traditional Lappish culture. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transported back to your hotel at the Levi Ski Resort.

Helsinki Archipelago: Sightseeing Boat Tour

8. Helsinki Archipelago: Sightseeing Boat Tour

Admire the main attractions of Finland's crown jewel on the Historical Helsinki route. Don't miss a beat as your boat weaves through the waterways of the Helsinki archipelago. Bask in the natural beauty, amazing architecture, and clean air of this Scandinavian gem. Depart from one of Helsinki's most famous sights, Market Square, and head out to sea. See famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Fortress of Suomenlinna, as well as the Finnish ice breakers and Korkeasaari Zoo. Enjoy both natural and man-made phenomena during this maritime experience. Enjoy views of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Helsinki, including Eira, Katajanokka, and Kruununhaka. Listen to historical tales of local lore from your guide about all the various hot spots, before the journey ends where it began, at Market Square.

Levi: Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari

9. Levi: Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari

Start with pickup from your hotel in Levi and travel to a reindeer farm for a short visit and sledge safari. Taste a traditional hot berry drink and interact with huskies on this day trip to a reindeer farm. Visit a reindeer farm and ride a reindeer sledge while observing the winter wonderland. After a ride, warm up in traditional kota, drink hot berry juice, and listen to stories about the northern reindeer. After visiting the reindeer farm, make your way to the home of the wonderful huskys. Learn all about these beautiful and loyal dogs and enjoy the opportunity to hug and pet them! After a safety briefing and instructions, enjoy the excitement of riding a husky-pulled sled. Then, hop onto your minibus for drop-off back to Levi, where your tour ends.

Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

10. Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

Immerse yourself in truly authentic Lappish culture with the country’s magical, gentle reindeer. Experience the tranquillity of the local forests as you travel along the glittering snowy trail on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. After being picked up from your hotel, you will meet the local reindeer herders and familiarize yourself with their culture and everyday life. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer and take pictures with them. Then, you will depart the farm in a storybook wooden sled, wrapped up in warm blankets, for a short journey with the reindeer into the forest. To show all your friends back home, you’ll receive a certified reindeer sleigh driving license. After returning from your mystical ride, cuddle up in the cozy traditional Lappish hut while listening to the farmer as they share stories of the local history and culture. Taste some steaming beverages and cookies, the all-time favorite for locals to warm up in the winter time.

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