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Helsinki, Finland

The Aurora Borealis

The town of Porvoo

Helsinki, Finland

Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe and is a fusion of untamed beauty, modern design and excellent cuisine. With its vast unspoiled forests, mesmerizing lakes, crisp air, stunning aurora borealis and epic stretches of wilderness there are many things to love about the Finns and their land! You are in for a magical adventure!

Established

1550

Population

631,695

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 6 Night hotel accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at your hotel

  • 2 Group lunches

  • 3 Group dinners

  • Visit to Helsinki

  • Helsinki City Tour

  • Admission to National Museum

  • Visit to Helsinki Zoo – Korkeasaari

  • Visit to Porvoo

  • Visit to Turku

  • Turku Tour

  • Visit to Turku Castle

  • Visit to Rovaniemi

  • Visit to Sami Reindeer Farm

  • Northern Lights Hunt Tour

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel Tour Manager

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon the number of paying passengers

  • Private security upon request

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning: Departure and flight to Helsinki.

Afternoon: Welcome to Helsinki! Upon arrival, meet your travel guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in and freshen up.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

Morning: After a refreshing breakfast, explore Helsinki at your own pace with hop-on hop-off bus tour and discover the prominent sights of the city. Pass by the Sibelius Monument and the astounding Rock Church. Visit the National Museum and the Flea Market.

Afternoon: After lunch, visit the Helsinki Zoo – Korkeasaari located on the Korkeasaari Island. The zoo houses 150 animal species and more than 1000 plant species. At this time, the zoo is renowned for its conservation efforts, especially with snow leopards.

Evening: You will have free time to explore on your own and shop.

Enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants and head back to the hotel for a rest before another great day in the morning!

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will embark on a day-trip to the medieval city of Turku and admire Finland’s rural countryside on your way there. Once in Turku, enjoy a walking tour and marvel at the cobbled Old Great Square and visit Turku Castle dating back to the 13th century.

Afternoon: After lunch, you will have free time to enjoy Turku’s riverside streets, leafy parks and lovely shops.

Evening: Return to Helsinki and meet for a traditional meal in one of the local restaurants.

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Day 4

Morning and afternoon: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel! Today you will visit one of the Finland’s finest old towns – Porvoo. With its cobbled streets, quaint colorful houses along the riverbank, primeval rocks, winding rivers and centuries-old pines, Porvoo has definitely preserved its spirit of medieval times. During the tour you will explore the most exciting and scenic route, see the most beautiful sights and admire the wonderful views over the city. Stop and have a delicious lunch in one of the many local restaurants, take beautiful pictures and immerse yourself in the fairytale ambiance of Porvoo.

Evening: Upon arrival back in Helsinki, enjoy a delicious meal and return to your hotel for a rest.

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Day 5

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, you will board a flight to Rovaniemi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a short rest.

Afternoon: After lunch, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in authentic Lappish culture and visit a traditional Sami reindeer farm where you will  learn about their lives, feed them and go on a magical winter sleigh ride in the forest. Experience the tranquility of the wonderful forest as you enjoy your ride along the shimmering snowy trail on a sleigh.

Evening: Enjoy a lovely meal at a local restaurant and get a well deserved rest at your hotel.

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Day 6

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, you will explore Rovaniemi on your own, shop and enjoy the lovely hometown of Santa Claus.

Afternoon: After lunch and rest, you will go on a hunt for the Northern Lights! Observing the magnificent Aurora Borealis is once-in-a-lifetime experience. The dance of the magical Northern Lights in the sky is a natural phenomenon and Finnish Lapland is the perfect place to spot them.

Evening: Meet for a farewell dinner with your group. Return to hotel and rest before your trip back home.

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Day 7

Morning: After breakfast and check out, your group will depart for the Airport! Safe travels back home!

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