Finland & Sweden


Christmas in Finland - Sweden for New Year's

From $4207 Per Person

Guided, 11 days/10 nights
One departure only: TBA 2019-2020

Spend an idyllic Christmas and New Year’s in a land where the urban scene is crisp yet cozy and the countryside features miles of glittering snow dotted with traveling reindeer. Experience the magic of winter in Finland as you fly through the trees behind your team of huskies, cross the Arctic Circle, or try your hand at ice fishing, Nordic style.  Snowflakes settle on your nose as you wander Gamla Stan – Stockholm’s Old Town – with its cobblestone charm and ancient appeal. Travel by train, ship, and snowmobile as your guide brings you on a holiday adventure to remember.

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One departure only: TBA 2019-2020

Saturday, December 22: Arrive Helsinki

Transfer from Helsinki Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Meet your tour guide and fellow travelers in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm. 

Accommodation at Glo Art Hotel

Sunday, December 23:  Train to Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. Free time in the afternoon and evening. Transfer to the train station for the overnight train trip to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities.

Accommodation onboard  overnight train to Rovaniemi

Monday, December 24: Arrive Rovaniemi - Christmas Eve

Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive thermal outfits, which you can keep during your entire stay in Rovaniemi. Today we will visit Santa Claus Village, located on the Arctic Circle. This evening you will enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. 

Accommodation at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel

Tuesday, December 25: Rovaniemi - Christmas Day 

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing. Patience is key. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! After this nice experience, we will return to the city by snowmobile! Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner. 

Accommodation at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel

Wednesday, December 26: Rovaniemi - Huskies, Reindeer, and Northern Lights

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. We arrive at the husky farm where the breeders will tell us about the life of the huskies, and the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you enjoy a hot drink. Later there will be a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. We continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. Afterwards enjoy a magical ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. In the evening there is a possibility to join an optional Northern Lights tour. Overnight at Scandic Rovaniemi hotel.

Accommodation at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel

Thursday, December 27: Train to Helsinki 

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. There are around 50 different species represented in the park. During your walk in the park, you might see polar bears, lynxes, moose etc. Upon return to Rovaniemi, have a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take us back to Helsinki. Overnight in cabins with private or shared facilities. 

Accommodation onboard overnight train to Helsinki

Friday, December 28: Arrive Helsinki

Breakfast box on board. Arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. Day at your leisure in Helsinki or join the optional day excursion to Tallinn (if interested, please inquire). 

Accommodation at Glo Art Hotel

Saturday, December 29: Helsinki - Stockholm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Helsinki until late afternoon when we embark on Silja Lines overnight cruise to Stockholm. Buffet dinner onboard. 

Accommodation onboard ferry to Stockholm, seaview cabin

Sunday, December 30: Stockholm

Breakfast buffet onboard. Sightseeing tour of the Swedish capital’s highlights including Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobblestone lanes, charming small squares, colorful medieval buildings, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. The tour ends at your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon there will be free time to continue exploring Stockholm. 

Accommodation at Scandic Klara Hotel

Monday, December 31: Stockholm - New Year's Eve

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Stockholm to explore further. Pay a visit to the famous Stockholm Ice Bar, where you can enjoy a drink in the planet’s first permanent ice bar, made of ice from the Ice hotel in Swedish Lapland. Celebrate New Year's Eve on your own this evening watching the fireworks display put on by the city of Stockholm.

Accommodation at Scandic Klara Hotel

Tuesday, January 1: Depart Stockholm

The services of the tour ends this morning with Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfers to the Stockholm Arlanda Airport to connect with homeward flights.

Your Trip Includes the following:

Not included: 

Single supplement $1951

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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