Finnish Lapland Holiday
FROM €1975 EUR
Finnish Lapland Holiday from Rovaniemi to Ivalo
Finnish Lapland Holiday lets you make the most out of your trip to Lapland. This itinerary is designed to let you experience the magical Lapland while doing some of the best arctic adventures. From northern lights hunting and visiting Sami Village to digging up your own amethyst and riding husky dogs, we got you covered.
This itinerary was created by local experts to give you the best chance to see the highlights of Lapland. It is ready to be customised to suit your budget, interests and tastes so you can make the most out of your trip on your own terms.
The average group size for the included tours is 8 people, making the trip sustainable and letting you enjoy Finland in a more authentic and respectful way. This Lapland tour is available from early December till mid April.
Finnish Lapland Holiday Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Lapland, Northern Lights Tour
On your arrival at Rovaniemi airport a driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it and will drive you to your accommodation. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
If you arrive early and would like to do some additional activities or find information on where to eat and what to do and see, check out our destinations page. If you’d like to add any additional tours or activities to your Finnish Lapland Holiday package, please let us know.
A lot of people travel to Finland to see northern lights and in the evening it’s time for the best Rovaniemi northern lights tour. Remember that the Northern Lights are wily and unpredictable, but this tour will give you the best possible chance to see them. Your professional guide will determine where the highest possible chance for aurora sightings is. You will visit a few different locations unless your guide knows for sure that northern lights will appear on a certain location, then you’ll go there. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. Duration of the northern lights tour is about 4,5 hours. For an additional fee you can upgrade to a tour with a professional photographer.
Day 2: Reindeer and Husky Safari
Your day will start with a visit to an authentic reindeer farm. We have carefully chosen one of the most traditional reindeer farms where you will meet the reindeer herder family. You will explore everyday life in the farm, get to feed the reindeer and hear some great stories and facts about reindeer herding in Lapland and how it is an integral part of the nature and culture in Northern Finland. You can also do a short reindeer sleigh safari. Herder will also be happy to answer your questions around a warming open fire where a delicious home-made salmon soup will be served with hot drinks (vegan option possible on request), and pancakes cooked over the open fire.
After that you will continue with a drive to the Husky park where you get to meet the photogenic dogs. Huskies are born to run, and they are happy to take you on a little safari. After a safety briefing, you can glide through the snowfields of Lapland on a husky-pulled sleigh! Just sit back and snap some excellent photos. After the safari, you can spend some time with the dogs: they love cuddles and photos! This is a premium experience with visits of two authentic family-sized places, not crowded touristic places. Duration of the reindeer and husky tour is about 5 hours.
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 3: Rovaniemi to Pyhätunturi Transfer, Amethyst Mine Tour with Snowshoes
It’s time to leave Rovaniemi behind and head to Pyhätunturi. Pyhä-Luosto beautiful national park is only 1.5h drive from Rovaniemi and offers multiple activities to do from hiking to ice climbing. It also has slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and drive you directly to Pyhä.
After arrival, you will continue your Finnish Lapland Holiday with a snowshoeing trip to Lousto Amethyst Mine. This is a unique place in Lapland, hidden inside one of the hills that you can only reach by a snow-train called “pendolino”. Learn about local geology, the formation of the precious amethyst and the story of the mine. At the end of the visit, you will dig the soil to find your own amethyst that you can keep!
Photo: Juho Kuva
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Ice Fishing Experience
Your Finnish Lapland holiday will continue with a very local activity – Ice-Fishing. Ice fishing has been part of local culture in the Far North for centuries. Traditionnally it was one of the rare ways to get food in wintertime when the conditions are the roughest. Nowadays, many Finnish people still enjoy sitting on a frozen lake for hours to try to catch their lunch and relax. You will learn how to drill your own hole through ice and drop your fishing line in. Hot drinks will be provided to warm you up. This activity also helps restore the water bodies in the area by reducing the amount of fish.
Photo: Juho Kuva
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Pyhä to Ivalo Private Transfer, Northern Lights Hunting by Snowmobiles
It’s time to head even further up north, to Ivalo. It is a great base for exploring the surrounding scenery and experiencing the Sami culture and traditions. A driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Pyhä and take you directly to Ivalo, about 2.5h away. In the evening it’s time for your northern lights tour by snowmobiles. After instructions and safety briefing you will drive the Arctic wilderness till you reach a teepee. Your guide will make a fire where you can warm up and enjoy hot drinks and barbecue snacks. All you have to do is relax and admire the beautiful northern lights dancing above your head. Please do remember that the Aurora is an unpredictable natural phenomenon and we can’t guarantee that you will see them during your tour.
Included meals: Breakfast, barbecue snack
Day 6: Sami Village and Siida Museum Visit
Today you will have a chance to visit the Sami Village and Siida Museum. Learn about the Sami culture, the indigenous people of the North. The exhibitions of the Museum display informative boards, artefacts, and traditional buildings to give you a great insight of Sami lifestyle, mythology, language, interaction with the nature and many other aspects of their culture. The duration of the tour is about 6 hours. This regenerative travel experience lets you learn more about the local Sami people, their rich culture, heritage and way of life.
Photo: Arto Liiti
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 7: Farewell
Time to say goodbye and end your trip to Finnish Lapland. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport in Ivalo for your departing flight.
Interested in a private Finnish Lapland Holiday instead? Contact us for more information and a personalised offer.
The Package Includes
- 6 nights accommodation
- Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
- English speaking local guide
- Northern Lights Tour
- Husky Safari
- Reindeer Farm Visit
- Amethyst Mine with the Snowshoes Experience
- Northern Lights Hunting by Snowmobile Safari
- Sami Village and Siida Museum Visit
- Ice Fishing Tour
- Highly personalised itinerary planning
- 24/7 support from local staff
The Package Excludes
- International flights
- Tips for services and experiences
- Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
- Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
- Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and other meals listed as included in the itinerary).
- Travel Insurance
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* EUR per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
The final price will vary and is based on the month of travel.
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