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How to Visit St. Petersburg Without a Visa (Visa-Free)

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From its grand architecture and historic culture to breath-taking scenery, St. Petersburg is truly one of the world’s greatest cities to visit. However, to do so, tourists usually need to get a visa, which can mean hours of effort and weeks of waiting. Not anymore. In this post, we’ll explore how you can visit St. […]

Why Book With Scandi Travel?

25 Mar
Visa Free tour to St.Petersburg with Scandi Travel

Scandi Travel is your premier independent Nordic Tour and Travel Company. For unique and luxury trips, tours, accommodation, transport, and amazing experiences right across the Baltic, we are here to deliver. Whether you aspire to cruise the canals of St Petersburg, sleep under the Northern Lights in Lapland, or cruise across the Baltic Sea to […]

What Scandi Travel does in relation to COVID-19

You may not know it but each year we perform thousands of tours in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway and Russia. On each of these tours, caring for the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority. Because of that, the situation with the COVID-19 has our full attention. We are very grateful that […]

8 Things You Should See, Do & Eat in Lapland

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Lapland is one of the most magical places on Earth. And if you haven’t experienced it yet, you’re truly missing out. There is so much to see, do and eat. But where’s the best place to start? Covering the northernmost region of Finland, Lapland is a real-life winter wonderland. With its unspoilt landscapes and mythical […]

Top Lapland Activities for Families

Lapland Activities for Families

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Lapland Activities for Families: it’s not just a unique wilderness in the far corner of the world; it’s a veritable cornucopia of amazing experiences and things to do. Whether you’re a lone-adventurer, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family group travelling with children, you will find the perfect tourist experience in this northern […]

What’s the Best Way to Experience the Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi?

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As the only vessel of its kind dedicated to tourism, the Kemi-based Sampo Icebreaker is an experience like no other. It’s got abundant history, plenty of power and gives passengers the most spectacular views. But what exactly do you get to see and do on the ship? How is best to experience it? And what […]

Northern Lights from a Glass Igloo: Everything You Need to Know

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Watching free-flowing waves of vivid greens, pinks, purples and yellows dance around a star-spangled sky, it’s easy to see why the Aurora Borealis is crowned as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. The phenomenon is exclusive to the Northern Hemisphere, with Scandinavia coveted as one of the best places on the planet to experience […]

Discover another World in Inari

15 Aug
Try all winter activities during the Finnish Lapland trip

One of the many places just waiting for you to discover, and which Scandi Travel is proud to guide you to, is Inari in the wilderness of Finland’s Lapland.   Inari is located in the far north of Lapland, and is a village in Finland’s largest and most sparsely populated municipality. It is situated on […]

Nevsky Aster Hotel 3*, St. Petersburg

Welcome to the Nevsky Aster hotel – the perfect base for exploring Russia’s royal city. The comfortable hotel is located just off St. Petersburg’s main street, the Nevsky Prospekt, and provides a wide range of amenities in a relaxing setting, to help you enjoy your Russian getaway. Hotel features and services include: [Images] As part […]

How to Experience the Magic of Lapland at Christmas

Christmas in Lapland

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As the official home of Santa Claus himself, Christmas is undoubtedly the best time to experience the magic of Lapland. The enchanting northern region of Finland is packed full of exciting experiences, fascinating culture and breath-taking views. Whether it’s a romantic break for two or a family trip to see Santa, there’s plenty to see, […]

Great Finland Hiking Areas

Finland Hiking

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Getting out and embracing nature and new places is one of the best things about travelling, and Finland is tailor-made for enjoying the great outdoors. Obviously Lapland trips in winter offer a myriad of snow sports and activities, but even outside winter, Lapland and southern Finland offer spectacular opportunities to get outside in the fresh […]

Visiting Santa’s Village in Lapland: Everything You Need to Know – Part 2

Santa Claus Finland

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Opened in 1965, Santa Claus Village in Finland has continued to attract thousands of visitors every year. The stunning landscapes, cosy wooden lodges and, of course, the big man himself are just some of the reasons tourists flock to the amazing Arctic Circle year-round. While the Village is open for visitors all year, there’s no […]

Visiting Santa’s Village in Lapland: Everything You Need to Know – Part 1

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There’s no better way to experience the true magic of Christmas than with a trip to the home of Santa Claus himself. Breath-taking snowy landscapes, delightful wooden lodges and mesmerising dark skies lit up by the spectacular Northern Lights – Lapland is a place where magic comes to life. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a […]

Lapland Trees: A Tourist’s Guide

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From fuzzy reindeer pulling Christmas sleighs to the rainbow-coloured Aurora Borealis dancing in the night skies, Lapland is one of the world’s most enchanting regions. Wherever you roam, you can bet that Lapland’s trees will play a central role in creating a magical atmosphere. In fact, Finland is one of the most forested countries in […]