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

Icebreaker cruise 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

Northern lights igloo

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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 […]

Dashkova Residence 3*, St. Petersburg

Dashkova Residence St. Petersburg

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Stay in one of St. Petersburg’s most historic buildings, dating all the way back to the 18th century. The Dashkova Residence 3* combines modern interiors and amenities with a historical ambience – and all just a short walk from the heart of the majestic city. Hotel features and services include: Soak up Russian history at […]

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 […]

Discover the Magic and Beauty of St Petersburg with Scandi Travel

Sightseeing tour during the Baltic cruise

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One of our favourite destinations here at Scandi Travel is St Petersburg. Known by many as “Venice in the North”, it is a timeless city which offers a unique taste of imperial Russia, the traditional land of the Tsars. In 2019, Scandi Travel’ Russia visa-free cruises to visit St Petersburg will commence operating from March […]

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

Visit Santa Lapland

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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

Lapland trees

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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 […]

5 Fascinating Sled Dog Facts

There’s nothing that quite matches the unforgettable experience of dog sledding. Otherwise known as ‘mushing’, the truly enchanting tradition has been going strong for thousands of years. It’s still enjoyed today by locals and tourists alike. It’s fun, it’s exhilarating and it’s something you will remember forever. But what about the hero of this tradition? […]

How to Experience the Magic of Lapland for Your Honeymoon

Magic of Lapland

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What better way to celebrate your new marriage than experiencing the magic of Lapland with the one you love? The crisp, clean air, beautiful snowy landscapes and once in a lifetime adventures make Lapland the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic, peaceful trip or in search of some adventure […]