Welcome to an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Nordic region! This trip will take you to the vibrant cities of Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki, as well as the serene wilderness of Finnish Lapland.
In Stockholm, you will discover the rich history and culture of Sweden’s capital city, from its charming Old Town to the grand Royal Palace. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, will showcase its medieval architecture and charming Old Town. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, offers a blend of modern and traditional culture, and an opportunity to explore the Finnish design, food, and architecture.
As you step off the plane in Stockholm, you’ll be greeted by the crisp, refreshing Nordic air. After a smooth transfer to your hotel, you’ll check into your room, ready to begin your adventure. As you settle in, you’ll be able to drop your bags and start exploring this charming city right away. Take some time to wander the streets, soak up the sights and sounds of Stockholm, and get a taste of the local culture.
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for a day of exploration and discovery.
At 10:00 AM, you will embark on a private guided walking tour of Stockholm, taking you through the beautiful and historic Old Town, as well as many other interesting areas of the city. You will be introduced to some of the most fabulous views of Stockholm, as you discover hidden gems and learn about the city’s rich history and culture.
At 12:00 PM, you will visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This is a must-see attraction during your visit to the city. As the official residence of the King of Sweden and the setting for many of the monarchy’s official receptions, this grand palace offers a glimpse into the history and grandeur of Sweden. The palace provides a chance to admire its impressive architecture, beautiful interiors, and art collections. You will learn about the significance of the palace and the role it played throughout the history of Sweden. Take this opportunity to take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Royal Palace.
At 1:00 PM, after the tour, you will return to the hotel for some rest and relaxation.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you will check out of the hotel. Our guide will then meet you in the lobby for a tour to the Palace of Drottningholm, an impressive palace located on the island of Lovön, just outside Stockholm.
This Palace is considered as one of the most well-preserved royal palaces from the 17th century in Sweden. The palace is the residence of the Swedish Royal Family and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was built in the Renaissance style and it offers an impressive architecture and beautiful interiors. Visitors can admire the palace’s grand halls, the stunning theater, the Chinese Pavilion, and the beautiful gardens, which are a perfect example of a Baroque garden. Drottningholm Palace is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in history, architecture, and gardens.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the harbor at 4:00 PM. At 5:30 PM, you will depart for Tallinn on a luxury overnight ferry-boat. You will have the comfort of a sea-side cabin to rest and relax during the journey.
The ferry offers a comfortable and luxurious way to travel between Stockholm and Tallinn. The ship features a range of amenities to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. You will have a sea-side cabin, which is perfect for watching the Baltic Sea while you relax. Inside the ship, you can find restaurants that offer delicious meals, a bar, a sauna, and a duty-free shop. You can also enjoy entertainment on board such as live music, casino and children’s play area. The ship also offers an option of internet access throughout the ship. The ferry is the perfect way to travel in style and comfort while enjoying the beautiful views of the Baltic Sea.
Start your day with a mouthwatering breakfast on board, fueling up for an exciting day ahead. As the ship approaches Tallinn, you’ll feel the anticipation building. At 10:45 AM, you’ll arrive at the harbour and be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable guide, who will take you to your hotel. Once you’ve dropped off your luggage, you’ll be whisked away on a journey through the charming streets of Tallinn’s medieval Old Town.
As you explore the city, your guide will regale you with tales of Tallinn’s rich history, pointing out hidden gems and architectural marvels along the way. From the ancient city walls to the bustling market squares, you’ll be enchanted by Tallinn’s unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy.
While exploring Tallinn, you will also have the opportunity to see the Kadriorg Palace (outside) and gardens. The palace is a Baroque masterpiece built in the 18th century and it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The palace was built as a summer residence for the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and his wife Catherine I. The gardens are also a highlight, featuring a pond, flowerbeds, and sculptures. The palace and the gardens are a perfect place for a stroll and to admire the beauty of the architecture and the nature.
After your tour, you will return to the hotel for some rest and relaxation.
On Day 5, you’ll set sail for the Finnish capital of Helsinki, leaving behind the charming streets of Tallinn. Start the day with a bountiful buffet breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for the journey ahead. As you pack your bags, you’ll feel a flutter of excitement at the prospect of what lies ahead.
You’ll be transferred to the harbour, where you’ll board a ferry that will take you across the Gulf of Finland. As you sail, you’ll take in the stunning views of the Baltic Sea, feeling the cool sea breeze on your face and the sun on your skin.
At 12:30 PM, you’ll arrive in Helsinki, greeted by the bustling energy of the city. You will be transferred to a comfortable 4* hotel located in the city center, where you can check-in and settle into your new surroundings. Your journey in Helsinki has just begun, and you’ll be well-rested and ready to explore the city.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a panoramic tour of the beautiful city of Helsinki. As you explore the city, you’ll be taken in by its stunning architecture, rich culture, and vibrant energy. You’ll see iconic landmarks such as the Helsinki Cathedral, Senate Square, and the market square.
As the afternoon approaches, you’ll have some free time to explore Helsinki on your own. Take a stroll along the waterfront, visit a local market, or check out one of the many museums and galleries.
As the evening arrives, you’ll board an overnight train bound for Lapland. As the train chugs through the Finnish countryside, you’ll relax in your comfortable sleeping cabin, dreaming of the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 7. Arctic Adventure: Santa Claus Safari, Reindeer Rides, and Northern Lights Experience in Finnish Lapland
As the morning light breaks over Rovaniemi, you’ll arrive at your destination, the land of Santa Claus. A transfer will take you to your hotel where you can freshen up and check-in.
Join a tour that combines the beauty of nature, rich culture, and the magic of Christmas. The safari includes a visit to a reindeer farm, where you’ll learn about reindeer husbandry and the Lappish culture. You’ll have the opportunity of short reindeer ride and will participate in a ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle.
You will also visit the Santa Claus village, where you can meet Santa Claus, do some shopping, and send postcards from Santa Claus’ post office. The safari also includes a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant. This Santa Claus safari is a tour that is popular among visitors who want to experience the magic of Christmas in Lapland and learn about the culture and tradition of the local people.
As the day comes to a close, the safari will end, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. But the adventure doesn’t stop there, as night falls, it’s time to search for the elusive Aurora Borealis. You’ll head out on a journey under the starry sky, chasing the Northern Lights until midnight. Fry sausages while watching nature’s own theatrical performance, surrounded by the wonderful aroma of the campfire. This is a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss.
This day begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for a day of adventure. At noon, you will check out of the hotel and then be transferred to a glass igloo hotel. This unique accommodation allows you to admire the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed. Spend the night in a glass igloo, where you’ll have one more chance to witness the elusive natural phenomenon.
Begin your journey with a nourishing breakfast at the hotel restaurant, fueling up for a day of adventure. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a thrilling husky ride through the snowy landscapes of Lapland. Huskies are a type of sled dog, known for their strength, endurance, and friendly personalities. Their thick coats of fur keep them warm in the harsh Arctic climate, and their keen sense of smell makes them excellent at tracking. The ride is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of Lapland.
As the evening approaches, our driver will transfer you to the train station for your overnight trip to Turku. You will relax on the comfortable train, enjoying the picturesque landscapes as you travel to your next destination.
Begin your journey in Turku as you arrive by train at 7am and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city. After getting settled, at 10am, you’ll embark on an exciting walking tour of Turku with a private guide. The tour will take you through the city’s charming streets, past charming wooden houses and along the Aura river, and introduce you to its rich history, culture, and landmarks. You will visit the Turku Cathedral and see the old market square, learn about the city’s maritime heritage, and discover the local art and design scene.
At 12pm, you’ll visit the Fortress of Turku Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress that serves as a symbol of the city’s rich history. You’ll learn about its history and architecture and have the opportunity to explore the fortress and its grounds.
After the tour, you’ll have some free time to relax and explore the city on your own. Take a stroll through the city center, try some local cuisine like smoked fish, or go shopping for souvenirs. Turku is also famous for its traditional Finnish sauna culture, you can visit one of the many public saunas and enjoy the traditional sauna experience.
Rise and shine, as early in the morning, our driver will take you to the harbor to embark on a full-day trip by luxurious ferry from Turku to Stockholm. You’ll travel with one of the most reputable and comfortable ferry operators in the region. You will have a sea-side cabin with a private bathroom and shower, providing you with a comfortable and relaxing journey. The ferry offers a variety of amenities such as a dining and shopping area, a sauna, and a variety of entertainment options.
Upon arrival in Stockholm, our driver will take you to the hotel located in the city center, where you will spend your last night of the 12 days journey through Northern Europe. Enjoy the last evening in Stockholm, explore the city or just relax in your room and reflect on the unforgettable journey you just had.
Today marks the end of your incredible journey to Sweden, Finland, and Estonia. We hope you’ve had a memorable experience and will take home many fond memories and impressions. With your camera full of pictures of the cities you’ve visited and breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights, you’ll have a lifetime of memories to look back on.
After your breakfast in the hotel, you’ll have some free time to explore Stockholm before your transfer to the airport. Take a stroll around the city, visit any remaining sights you haven’t had a chance to see, or just soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful city.
As your journey comes to a close, we say goodbye and hope to see you again in the future. Safe travels!
All safaris and adventures described in the tour program
Meals as per program
Entry to included attractions
Return travel by overnight train between Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Turku
Ferry between Stockholm and Tallinn, Turku and Stockholm, sea view cabin. Ferry between Tallinn and Helsinki, deck seats
Accommodation in 4* hotels located in the city center
One night in glass igloo
Warm clothes for the safaris