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Igloos at arctic resort hotel

New Tour for 2018!
Collette Vacations
6-Night Northern Lights of Finland Guided Tour, round trip from Helsinki
2018 DEPARTURES: November 23, 28 & 30; December 3, 6 & 8
2019 DEPARTURES: January 7, 10, 12 & 24; February 18; March 23; April 4 & 11; multiple dates from October to December
From $3,999(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy (airfare not included)
Includes hotel accommodations; 10 meals; on-tour motorcoach transportation
On-tour round-trip flight from Helsinki to Ivalo not included and must be purchased through Collette Vacations to participate in this tour. Single and triple accommodations are not available for this tour. Extra nights in Helsinki are available for an additional charge.

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Collette Northern Lights of Finland itineraryPlan now to set off in search of the shimmering Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, on a new Collette guided vacation of Finland this fall. Learn about Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a three-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition. Meet Santa Claus in his home. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, leading your own dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland.

Package includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in Helsinki
  • Two-night stay in a Finnish log cabin in Kakslauttanen
  • Overnight stay in a glass igloo in Kakslauttanen
  • 11 meals (buffet breakfast daily & five dinners)
  • Welcome Dinner in Helsinki
  • Farewell Dinner in Helsinki
  • Sleigh ride
  • Reindeer Safari
  • Dog sled ride
  • Tour Manager and Local Guides
  • On-tour motorcoach transportation

Itinerary

Day 1 — Helsinki
Your adventure opens in Helsinki, a city with a vibrant architectural style that blends classicism and functionalism. This evening gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner in the city center.

Day 2 — Helsinki
Join a Local Guide for an engaging city tour. Visit Senate Square, the heart of Helsinki. Designed by famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel, it is home to the city’s most iconic building, the Helsinki Cathedral. Continue your exploration on foot as you make your way through the historic streets of Tori Quarters, where the old city meets the new. Enjoy some free time in Market Square and discover the local flavors. Next see Kaivopuisto Park, an ornate neighborhood overlooking the sea that is home to beautiful embassies and villas. This afternoon explore Helsinki on your own, or choose an optional excursion to Porvoo and catch a glimpse of 19th-century daily life in this charming town. A scenic drive along the Porvoo River brings you to the town’s iconic red-painted storage houses traditionally used to store delicacies from foreign lands.

Day 3 — Helsinki – Ivalo – Kakslauttanen
Board your flight for Lapland, Finland’s rugged northern region. (On-tour flight is not included and must be purchased through Collette Vacations to participate in this tour.) Known for its unique culture, this mythical land offers up views of the Northern Lights, reindeer encounters and Arctic treasures. This afternoon explore the splendor of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort with its glass and snow igloos, ice chapel, Finnish sauna and intricate native artwork. Spend the next two evenings in your personal Finnish log cabin equipped with a private fireplace and sauna. Join your fellow travelers on a trek as you travel north towards Inari, making stops along the way for the best views of the Northern Lights (weather and atmospheric conditions permitting). Stop to gaze at the sky above and be amazed at the dancing colors in the sky.

Day 4 — Kakslauttanen
Awake amidst the dramatic scenery. Experience the nature around you as you mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh. Learn the origins of Santa Claus during a meet-and-greet session at his home. The Christmas cheer is an undeniable component of Lappish culture. This evening explore the remote areas of Kakslauttanen on a reindeer safari. A reindeer farmer introduces you to your companions, the Finnish reindeer! Sip a traditional Lappish drink of warm berry juice as you sleigh through the unspoiled wilderness. Cozy under the blankets, you can continue your search for the Northern Lights (weather and atmospheric conditions permitting).

Day 5 — Kakslauttanen
Begin an exquisite day in the Arctic as commander of your own dog sled team! Cute, fast and born to lead, these huskies will show you the way through the snowcapped scenery. Become acquainted with the dogs, the commands and the equipment before embarking on your adventure. Enjoy your last night in Kakslauttanen in the most unique way. In the heart of Lappish wilderness, you may find the Northern Lights dancing over your private glass igloo (weather and atmospheric conditions permitting).

Day 6 — Kakslauttanen – Helsinki
This morning say farewell to Lapland as you board your flight back to Helsinki. (On-tour flight is not included and must be purchased through Collette Vacations to participate in this tour.) Your afternoon is free for you to explore the city’s central squares, charming shops and the latest Finnish trends. This evening celebrate your journey with your fellow travelers during a Farewell Dinner in downtown Helsinki. Share your memories, photos and unforgettable Lappish experiences.

Day 7 — Helsinki
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

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