This tour to Finland will delight all the family at any time of the year. During the summer months see the Midnight Sun with a river cruise to Ounasvaara fell, one of the best viewpoints to experience the magical 'white nights'. In the winter, enjoy the magic of Christmas with a visit to Santa Claus Village. There are also opportunities to meet with the native wildlife at the Arctic Wildlife Zoo, tour a reindeer farm, cruise both the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers in traditional riverboats and set foot across the Arctic Circle.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Rovaniemi via Helsinki with Finnair. On arrival, transfer to the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi for 4 nights (Double rooms). Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take an optional hiking tour or visit a reindeer farm. (N)
Take a mid-morning cruise on a traditional riverboat along the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers. Along the way, stop at a traditional Lappish family home, followed by a visit to a local reindeer farm where you can enjoy a Lappish lunch and participate in a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle. This afternoon, visit the Santa Claus Village with time at leisure for shopping before returning to your hotel. (B)
Morning and afternoon at leisure to relax or perhaps enjoy Finland's nature with an optional berry picking or fishing trip. This evening, board a traditional riverboat and cruise down the River Kemijoki. Dinner will be served before a drive to the top of Ounasvaara fell to experience the Midnight Sun (weather permitting). A glass of sparkling wine will be served as you enjoy the magical atmosphere of a 'white night'*. (B)
You will be driven to Ranua (1 hour) to visit the Arctic Wildlife Zoo, an opportunity for an up-close encounter with the native wildlife. Observe wolves, lynx and moose and help feed the polar bears. Enjoy a light lunch in the zoo's restaurant. Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B, L)
Transfer to Rovaniemi airport for your return flight to London via Helsinki. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
The Midnight Sun can be seen from early June to early July. Outside of this period the evening river boat cruise will be replaced with a 'Summer Night at the River' tour.
Your arrival and departure transfers as well as your excursions may be shared with other parties, who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Where indicated, the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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FFS2018: 4 Nights