Helsinki & Rovaniemi Holiday
FROM €1150 EUR
Helsinki and Rovaniemi Holiday
This Helsinki and Rovaniemi Holiday is designed for anyone who want’s to discover the highlights of the south and north. From unique architecture and world-know design to northern lights hunting and Santa’s village visits, we got you covered. Tour Helsinki city centre and visit a totally new country by taking a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia. Head up north to Lapland to experience the magical Lappish nature and meet the Arctic animals. Let your Helsinki and Rovaniemi holiday start and join us to discover the vibrant, lively and engaging city of Helsinki and breathtaking Lapland on a journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
This itinerary was created by local experts to give you the best chance to see the highlights of Finland. 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 and departing whenever you choose. This Helsinki & Rovaniemi holiday is available from September to April.
The average group size for the included tours in Rovaniemi is 8 people, making our trips sustainable and letting you enjoy Finland in a more authentic and respectful way. There’s a minimum amount of people required for this trip to take place.
Helsinki & Rovaniemi holiday Itinerary
On your arrival at Helsinki 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 30 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 Complete Finland Vacation package, please let us know.
Today you will do a city tour of Helsinki centre. Tour includes everything there is to know about the Finnish culture and history and focuses especially on the life of the locals. Helsinki is a compact city and best approached on foot. Walking tour is also by far the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way to conduct sightseeing.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Today you visit a totally new country and go on a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn is a lively yet peaceful, photogenic and charming city full of wonderful sights and rich culture. A city that combines the modern world with ancient churches, medieval streetscapes and noble merchants’ houses. The UNESCO listed Old Town is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. Cobble stoned streets, narrow alleyways and charming courtyards, all can be seen during your 2-hour city tour included in the Helsinki and Rovaniemi holiday package. After the tour you have some free time to explore Tallinn independently. A stone’s throw away you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers, trendy bohemian neighbourhoods, manicured 18th-century park and promenades.
In the evening it’s time to head back to Helsinki to catch your Santa Claus Express Train to Lapland. Travelling by an overnight sleeper train is an experience on its own. Besides being the most sustainable way of travelling, overnight train also lets you spend the day to do actual touring, while saving money on your accommodation. The journey takes about 12 hours. After your arrival, the next morning, in Rovaniemi, a driver will meet you at the train station and take you to your accommodation. As you will arrive early in the morning, the check in won’t be possible yet but you can leave your bags at the hotel and go out to explore the magical Lapland.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Free time: We know that one of the highlights of Rovaniemi is visiting Santa Claus in his village office. Today you will have a chance to travel to the official village of Santa Claus on your own. There you’ll finally get to meet Santa Claus and visit the Official Santa’s Post Office where you can write and send letters to friends and family. You can also receive your certificate of crossing the arctic circle there and of course you will have plenty of options for souvenir shopping, there are a lot of shops there. As visiting Santa’s village is free and it’s very crowded there during winter months we don’t offer this as a tour but we suggest you visit this on your own.
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.
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. During winter months, when there’s snow, 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. During winter months, when there’s snow, 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
Time to say goodbye and end your Helsinki and Rovaniemi holiday. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your departing flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Interested in a private Helsinki and Rovaniemi holiday instead? Contact us for more information and a personalised offer.
- 5 nights accommodation
- Airport Meet & Greet
- Train station and port transfers
- Ferry and train tickets
- Breakfast each morning (except during overnight train) at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
- English Speaking local guides
- Helsinki City Tour
- Tallinn Day Trip
- Northern Lights Tour
- Husky and Reindeer Tour
- Highly personalised itinerary planning
- 24/7 support from local staff
- 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
- COVID Vaccinations Pre Arrival
- Departure COVID testing, if required, which we can help organise
* 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.