Helsinki to Lapland Tour: 6 Day Finland Fairy Tale Package

Helsinki to Lapland Tour: 6 Day Finland Fairy Tale Package

Take in the capitals of both Finland and Lapland on this stunning Helsinki to Lapland tour. After two days in glorious Helsinki, you’ll travel in luxury to Rovaniemi for a long list of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ride reindeer across the Arctic Circle, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights and visit Santa Claus at his home village in Rovaniemi!

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Helsinki Winter Scene: Christmas Lights, Northern Lights
Festive Elegance at Helsinki's Esplanadi: The renowned boulevard shines under Christmas lights

Day 1 – Welcome to Helsinki

Your once-in-a-lifetime Lapland holiday begins the minute you arrive in Helsinki. Our friendly driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you directly to your stunning hotel. Forget daily commutes. You’ll be located at the heart of Helsinki in one of the city’s finest 4 star hotels.
The mesmerising Finnish capital is all yours to explore for the first day of your Finland tour. Its compact size and amazingly efficient public transport system make it perfect for a day of unforgettable sightseeing.
Recently named the Design Capital of the World, Helsinki is packed full of unique culture, cuisine and architectural beauty. Visit the Design District – 200 buildings spread across 25 streets, serving up the city’s very best creative showpieces like the Design Museum, Museum of Finnish Architecture and artisan shops.
Feast your eyes on a plethora of exotic flora at the Helsinki City Winter Garden or sample the city’s culinary delights with Michelin-starred cuisine and traditional old-world flavours. However you choose to make the most of this amazing city, day one is Helsinki at your leisure.
Don’t use up all your camera space though. The delights of Rovaniemi and Lapland are just around the corner…

Day 2 – Helsinki tour and Santa Claus Express train to Rovaniemi, Finland

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel to prepare for the second day of your awe-inspiring tour. Ready to go? Experience a panoramic 90-minute tour filled with Helsinki’s most magnificent sights.
Take in spectacular views of the historical centre, diplomatic quarters and Senate Square before experiencing the amazing architecture of the Presidential Palace, City Hall, Parliament and Opera Houses. Providing it’s open, you’ll also see the magnificent Temppeliaukio Church. Also known as the Rock Church, the exceptional Lutheran church was built directly into rock in 1969.

Helsinki to Lapland

The second day comes to a close as you depart to the home of Santa Claus himself – Lapland. Stroll to the train station, a mere 100 – 200 metres from your hotel, where your carriage awaits. You’ll travel in complete comfort on a modern Finnish train, departing in the evening. After a smooth overnight journey, you’ll arrive in Rovaniemi in the morning.
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A charming image of the Santa Claus Express train, filled with festive spirit and excitement.
Overnight Santa Claus Express Train

Day 3 – Rovaniemi & Finnish Lapland tours

Welcome to Rovaniemi – a metropolitan city like no other, situated in the winter wonderland of Lapland. Rovaniemi sits on the Kemijoki River between the hills of Korkalovaara and Ounasvaara. Located just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle, it’s the perfect base for all the incredible Lappish activities.
Upon arrival, our driver will meet you at the train station for a private transfer to your indulgent hotel. We’ve hand-picked the very best Rovaniemi accommodation for your delight. Think 4 star, located in the centre of shops, bars and restaurants.

A captivating image of the Arctic Circle board in Santa Claus Village, marking the gateway to an enchanting world.
Group frying sausages around a campfire under the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi, Finland
Cozy campfire gathering under the spellbinding Aurora Borealis in Rovaniemi – A quintessential Northern Lights safari experience.

Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights

After getting familiar with the wonderful city of Rovaniemi, it’s time for something truly spectacular. The Northern Lights are often listed as the most amazing natural wonder our planet has to offer. Now it’s your turn to search for them in the mesmerising Lapland sky.
Get ready to be whisked away on a Lapland Northern Lights tour. A bus ride from your hotel to an idyllic Lapland wilderness. Our expertly chosen secluded spot by the river will give you the best chance to see the spectacular light show put on by the gods.
To make the natural phenomenon even more heavenly, our guides will light a campfire and cook authentic Lappish sausages for you to feast upon under the serene night sky. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the breath-taking spectrum of colours dancing in the Arctic sky.

Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminating the sky above Rovaniemi, captured during a guided Northern Lights safari
Experience the magic of the Arctic night sky with a mesmerizing Northern Lights display near Rovaniemi, Finland.

Day 4 – Lapland Tours

Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on another fun-filled day of incredible adventures. That begins with theSanta Claus Safari from 10am until 4pm. Lapland is known around the world as the home of Santa Claus himself. We’ll give you the chance to meet him, his elves and the wonderful setting they call home.
Glorious nature, unique culture and a year-round Christmas spirit are all in abundance on this amazing Lapland tour from Rovaniemi.
A thrilling ride will take you to a reindeer farm for a fun and informative lesson in Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Feeling adventurous? You can even take part in a reindeer expedition across the Arctic Circle!
The Arctic Circle is a truly inimitable part of the world, where the sun can stay above or below the horizon continuously. If you choose to venture north, you’ll receive your own commemorative diploma of the crossing.

Santa Claus Village

In the early afternoon, you’ll travel by car to the Santa Claus Village. Marvel in the magical wonderland of ice sculptures, workshops, fairy lights and elf shows before meeting Santa Claus himself. Get cosy with his helpers in a magical underground grotto and send mail home with the unique Arctic Circle postmark.
While you’re here, you can enjoy a festive, hearty lunch in the cosy village restaurant before returning to your lavish hotel. Fancy some more Lappish cuisine? We have the perfect treat lined up. In the evening, you have the option of dinner at a traditional Lappish restaurant.
Admire authentic decorations with wood furniture and reindeer leather. Skilled chefs are on hand to prepare delectable Lappish cuisine in an open kitchen, using the region’s finest natural produce. The result? Fresh, delicious dishes prepared from time-served recipes, passed down the generations.
What better way to relax after dinner than the hotel’s own sauna, swimming pool or a drink in the bar? The choice is yours on this ultimate Lapland tour package.

A delightful image of Santa Claus in a winter setting, spreading cheer and joy.
Visitors enjoying a traditional reindeer sleigh ride through snowy landscapes in Rovaniemi, Finland
Embrace the magic of Lapland with an enchanting reindeer sleigh ride through Rovaniemi's winter wonderland.

Day 5 – More Lapland tours and return train to Helsinki

Santa Claus Lapland

Choose from myriad day trips on your third – yes third! – day in the stunning Lapland region. Take a moonlight snowshoe walk through the frosty Arctic countryside. Or embark on a cross-country skiing adventure in the mind-blowing surroundings.
You can even go on your own Lapland dog sledding experience at a husky farm. The powerful yet beautiful huskies will pull you through diverse surroundings as you sit back and fill your camera roll with unforgettable husky safari snaps. That’s just a taste of the plethora of outdoor activities to choose from.

Goodbye Lapland!

Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Rovaniemi and Lapland is complete. What an experience! In the evenig, our driver will take you to the train station for another comfortable overnight Santa Claus express train. Departing at 6-9pm depending on the daily schedule, your train will arrive in Helsinki at 6-9am the following day.

Train to Lapland

Day 6 – Helsinki

But wait – it’s not over just yet! Arriving in Helsinki by 9am, you’ll still have plenty of time to shop, sightsee and explore the beautiful, compact city centre. Visit the traditional market square, admire the stunning Helsinki Cathedral or tick off any attractions you didn’t manage on your first day in the capital.
We’ll organise your transfer to the airport before departure, bringing your extraordinary Lapland adventure to an end. That said, you’ll take away plenty of memories that will last a lifetime.

Embark on the ultimate festive adventure with an unforgettable trip to Lapland from Helsinki. You’ll take in the mesmerising capital of Finland over two days, including an impressive city tour, before heading Rovaniemi on a comfortable overnight train.

This incredible six-day tour package includes three days in the enchanting Lapland region, along with overnight trains, transfers, luxury accommodation in 4 star hotels and an abundance of exhilarating excursions.

Situated just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the perfect base for all your Lapland adventures. Dine under the stars and catch a glimpse of the phenomenal Northern Lights before visiting Santa Claus’ Village – a magical world of elf shows, ice sculptures and twinkling fairy-lit workshops.

Your Lapland tour package can be customized with a choice of once-in-a-lifetime activities. From a husky safari to cross-country skiing or even moonlight snowshoe walks – the choice is yours.

12 reviews for Helsinki to Lapland Tour: 6 Day Finland Fairy Tale Package

  1. 2 Califortnians

    Our adventure to Rovaniemi with Scandi Travel was truly enchanting. As two adults traveling from California, we were captivated by the beauty and magic of Lapland. The highlight was witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, a sight we will forever cherish. Santa Claus Village brought out the childlike wonder in us – it was worth it! The reindeer sleigh ride and husky safari added a delightful touch to our trip. The cozy accommodations and knowledgeable guides made our experience seamless. Thank you, Scandi Travel, for an unforgettable holiday!

  2. The Smith and Johnson Families’ Lapland Adventure

    Our trip to Rovaniemi with Scandi Travel was an absolute dream come true for both families! The kids were thrilled to meet Santa Claus and his elves, and the visit to Santa Claus Village was pure magic. The reindeer sleigh ride and husky safari were unforgettable experiences for all of us. The accommodations were top-notch, and the guided tours were informative and fun. The Northern Lights left us in awe. One small issue was the wait to meet Santa, which took about 30 minutes, but it was well worth it. Thank you, Scandi Travel, for a truly magical holiday!

  3. Ciara M.

    I just wanted to send you an email to say a massive Thank You for everything. You made the whole booking process so simple and worry free. You planned and amazing and very very memorable holiday for the two of us and we loved every minute of it!!
    I can honestly say that I will be telling all of my friends and family to go to you when booking holidays.
    Thank you again for everything
    Ciara

  4. Mae V.

    Hi,
    We enjoyed the trip. Thank you for the very good arrangement. It was really a wonderful experience for everyone.
    Thanks and warm regards.

  5. Martyn D.

    The tour was ok and we did enjoy it thank you. The transfers and buses were professional and clean. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. For oberseas travellers like us maybe a little more communication with the local attractions and lay of the land would help. A choice of hotel would be nice also for travellers wanting to have something a bit nicer or bigger. The hotel room in Helsinki although convenient was a bit small.

  6. Holly W.

    Even before we travelled, I found the scandi travel staff to be very responsive and accommodating. They tailored our tour to fit our needs and desires, despite a last minute change that required moving one of our excursions. We were always met on time by courteous, professional people at every transfer. We stayed busy without being rushed.
    I would recommend this tour and tour company to anyone!

  7. Nellie J.

    Thank you very much Scandi team!

  8. Anthony C.

    Hi, we were very satisfied with the tour. Felt your service connections were very well planned and easily identififed.

  9. Teoh G.

    Hi Scandi. It was our first time with your company. We visited Helsinki and Lapland with your 6 day tour. I must say for us and our kids living in Singapore it was a perfect winter experience. We loved the safaris and especially the Santa Claus village, we even sent a post card from there:). Breakfast in hotel was very good with a good choice of food. Hope to travel with you again. Thank you.

  10. Alison R

    – Overall, how satisfied are you with Scandi Travel’ performance regarding the processing of your tour 5 (Very satisfied)
    – How likely are you to recommend Scandi Travel to your friends or colleagues? Very Likely

  11. Xenia

    – Overall, how satisfied are you with Scandi Travel’ performance regarding the processing of your tour 5 (Very satisfied)
    – How likely are you to recommend Scandi Travel to your friends or colleagues? Very Likely
    – How can we improve our service?
    The services were of a very high quality. Nothing to improve.
    – On-line booking process Very Easy
    – How satisfied were you with the Customer support before purchasing the tour and during your travel Very Satisfied
    I sent a lot of e-mails with questions to your Customer support service and always received very detailed and clear answers.
    – How satisfied were you with the tour program? Very Satisfied
    How satisfied were you with the hotels? Very Satisfied
    Didn’t use their services.
    – How satisfied were you with the local meals? Very Satisfied
    – How satisfied were you with the local restaurants? Very Satisfied

  12. Susan H.

    – Overall, how satisfied are you with Scandi Travel’ performance regarding the processing of your tour 5 (Very satisfied)
    – How likely are you to recommend Scandi Travel to your friends or colleagues? Very Likely

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