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6 days / 5 nights, Ivalo – Saariselkä – Inari – Tankavaara – Rovaniemi – Helsinki

Departures: June 10, 17, 24, 30 / July 07,13,19, 25, 31 / Aug 06, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26

Finnish Lapland lies largely above the Arctic Circle. It is a vast area of tundra, fells, rivers, lakes and forests. During summer river valleys burst into flower, bathed in the golden light of the Midnight Sun, providing a perfect retreat from the hectic city life. Our tour allows you to experience the peace and tranquility of pristine wilderness, take part in exciting nature-bound activities and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Lapps. Visit some of the major resorts in Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi, the capital city, Ivalo and Inari, a centre of Sami culture, and Saariselkä. Light is an awe-inspiring force in Lapland's spring and summer. Enjoy the magic of the Midnight Sun when the sun does not set below the horizon; you have long hours of daylight to enjoy your holidays! The magic of Lapland casts its spell and the open fells offer the visitor calm and serenity.



(private car)

Transfer on your own to the airport for your flight to Ivalo. Transfer from Ivalo airport to Saariselkää by private car with driver. Girdled by a chain of gently rolling fells, the holiday village of Saariselkä offers a wealth of overwhelming experiences in unspoiled wilderness. Yet, it has all the modern conveniences. Overnight at the Hotel Riekonlinna.


(car, boat, 160 km)

Today’s excursion will acquaint you with the Lapp culture and history. You set off with a safari guide by jeep bound for Inari village. The road winds through the forests and along the shoreline of the vast Lake Inari. Visit a Lapp museum and enjoy a boat cruise along the River Ivalojoki, savor the beautiful arctic landscapes along the way. Enjoy lunch around an open campfire. Return to Saariselkä and overnight at the Hotel Riekonlinna.

Duration of the excursion: 5 hours.



Today you visit a local reindeer farm, your host will tell you about the old tradition of reindeer husbandry and the Lapp lifestyle. Try throwing a reindeer lasso and enjoy coffee and cake in a Lapp tepee. Overnight at the Hotel Riekonlinna.

Duration of the excursion: 2 to 3 hours.


Lapland's Gold Rush (coach, 310 km)

After breakfast, we head towards Rovaniemi, an town on the Arctic Circle. Stop on the way in Tankavaara Gold Village, south of Saariselkä. Lapland’s first gold rush took place here in the late 19th century. Try your luck in panning for gold. Lunch en route to Luosto. Overnight at the Quality Hotel Santa Claus in Rovaniemi.


The World of Good Old Santa (private car, boat )

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a 6-hour sightseeing tour of Rovaniemi. Later we pay a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here the spirit of Christmas is kept alive every day of the year! Time for some shopping and lunch in a cozy restaurant. This afternoon there will be a boat trip along the River Kemijoki, enjoy the exhilarating passage in a wooden river boat. Visit a local reindeer farm and take place in a special Lapp ceremony commemorating your historical crossing of the Arctic Circle. Return to Rovaniemi by boat. Overnight at the Quality Hotel Santa Claus in Rovaniemi.

Duration of the excursion: 6 hours


Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to Rovaniemi Airport by private car and English speaking driver. Your adventure in Lapland has come to an end.



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Departure Dates

Departures: June 10, 17, 24, 30 / July 07,13,19, 25, 31 / Aug 06, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26

Prices in US Dollars

Lapland Explorer, 6 days

Per person in double room, based on two travelers


Single supplement


Child under 12 years in extra bed, sharing room with two adults





  • 5 nights hotel accommodations

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 3 x luncheons

  • Airport transfers in Ivalo & Rovaniemi by private car

  • Sightseeing, excursions and visits with guide as per itinerary

  • Motor coach transportation Ivalo - Rovaniemi together with the North Cape Tour group

  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included

  • International Airfare

  • Domestic Airfare Helsinki - Ivalo / Rovaniemi - Helsinki

  • Airport taxes

  • Services of a tour leader

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • $ 25 Service fee

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Helsinki

  • Silja Line Cruise Helsinki - Stockholm

  • Silja Line Helsinki - Tallinn

Please note:

This is a non-escorted tour.

Sightseeing and excursions are with English speaking guides.


List of Hotels

Night 1, 2 & 3

Hotel Riekonlinna

Saariselkä / Finland


Night 4 & 5

Quality Hotel Santa Claus

Rovaniemi. / Finland

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