A Very Nordic Christmas in FinlandFinland
Begin your Christmas journey in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, before making your way up north to experience the raw and unspoiled nature of northernmost Sweden.
Your Stockholm hotel, which is located in the very heart of the capital, gives easy access to the main sights such as the walking street Drottningsgatan, the beautiful Kungsträdgaarden and the emblematic Old Town with the Royal Palace.
Continue your Nordic adventure to the magnificent Lofoten archipelago and enjoy the unique flora and fauna on a 30 minute journey to one of the most famous fishing villages, Henningsvaer, inhabited by only 1300 people. Explore this beautiful town, known as the 'Venice of the North' and enjoy a lunch of fish soup or cod tongue served with salad, cucumber and remoulade - the North Atlantic cod congregate here to spawn and you won't get any better than Henningsvaer cod.
Head onwards towards Lapland, the homeland of the indigenous Sami people and one bearded chap you may know as Santa Claus.
Visit the Sajos Sami Cultural Centre and parliament. Set in the heart of Sapmi in a unique natural landscape on the shore of Lake Inari, it serves as a centre for Sami self-governance, culture, education and know-how.
The journey then continues south to Sinetta, following the winding roads through the snowy forest and arriving at the unique Arctic Snow Hotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and, weather permitting, you may have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the millions of stars from the comfort of your bed.
In the evening you are invited to a traditional Lappish three-course dinner in a magnificent wooden 'Kota', where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over a huge fire pit in the center. The Aurora Borealis will be your guiding light on this 16-night tour in first class hotels.
The flight from Stockholm to Luleå is included. Regular arrival transfer from Stockholm Airport. Regular departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport.
Flights will get you into Sweden from Australia and out of Finland. Transport via airports are included in tour.
From US$7025 per person.
Please note, this tour takes place during the Scandinavian winter months and appropriate (warm!) clothing will be needed.