Finland : Helsinki >> Rovaniemi >> Ivalo >> Helsinki >> Dates - 8th Feb'19 - 16th Feb'19

Helsinki 2 night >> Rovaniemi 4 Nights >> Ivalo 2 nights >> Helsinki 1  

 

  • Backpacking trip - you travel with a budget,  stay in backpack hostel's with other travelers coming from different countries, you explore the culture of the different country, explore the city - either by walk or by local transport, try the different local cuisine, enjoy the nightlife.

  • Hostels - Where you stay are a very social hostel, so it's not only about meeting people from India but also people from the rest of the world.

  • Trip Description - Travel + Meet new people + See city like a tourist + Socialize + Explore + Eat + Walk + Dance + Drink + Enjoy 

  • Couples/Sole Female travelers are welcome but keep note you would be staying in backpack hostel’s where you would be staying in mixed dorms of either 6/8/10 bed shared by both male and female. Hostels have common bathrooms as well. 

  • Solo female travelers - please let us know at the time of booking if you want to stay in an only Female dorm.

  • Trip cost -  105,000 INR Inclusive of GST

  • Minimum group size: 8, Max group size: 12 

  • The trip can be customized as per your dates, budget. Please reach out on the email or number mentioned.

  • For itinerary queries please contact naman.mayoite@traveltodiscover.co or call at 9741000732.

 

Trip Itinerary

 

Memories of Last Northern Lights - Dec 2016 - LINK 

 

Memories of Last Northern Lights - Dec 2017 - LINK  

 

  • The trip starts in Helsinki. All travelers have to reach Helsinki by 8th Feb'19 afternoon or evening.

  • Meeting point for all is Hostel.

 

Day 1: Trip starts in Helsinki 

 

  • You need to reach Helsinki by afternoon or evening.

  • Check-In hotel - The hotel would be centrally located and would be close to all the places we would be exploring. The capital city has a lot to offer.

  • You are heading to Finland capital so start your travel by visiting the  - Aleksanterinkatu – one of the main street of the city.

  • Visit the Helsinki Cathedral 

  • Enjoy the cafe culture and nightlife of this city.

  • The night is all yours, and if you have nothing to do please head to A21 decades bar to try some cool drinks. 

 

Day 2: Helsinki 

 

  • Start your day with Breakfast at the hotel 

  • Check out - drop bags at the train station lockers and head out for a day trip to Suomenlinna island

  •  Take a ferry and head to UNESCO World heritage site - Suomenlinna 

  • After return in the evening and head for a Free walking tour of the city and get to know this city.

  • Relax till evening and then head for a great Sauna experience which is a must when in Finland

  • Late night after a sauna experience - head to train station and board your overnight train to Rovaniemi

 

Day 3: Rovaniemi - Lapland - Time to Visit Santa Claus - Arctic Circle Northern Light Belt

 

Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, is home to an eclectic – and unusual – an array of museums

  • Reach in morning 

  • Stay In boutique hostel - The hostel would be centrally located and would be close to all the places we would be exploring.

  • After settling in start exploring the beautiful Rovaniemi town. Make yourself comfortable - relax and enjoy the very first day at leisure.

  • Visit the local markets and try some local Finnish Lapland food.

 

Day 4: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

  • Today, after breakfast head for a tour of the Santa Claus village where you visit and meet Santa Claus in person

  • Explore the whole village till Lunch and then return by late afternoon and get ready for your Northern light tour in the evening.

  • The evening you all head out for a guided tour of Northern Lights Chase - Bonfire + Cookies + Hot tea and another guidance of a very professional photographer

 

Day 5: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

  • Take a slow day, explore this beautiful city - visit all the three museums of Lapland which gives you great insight about Polar life and Northern lights as well. 

  • Explore the art and crafts museum and also the design side of Finnish culture 

  • In the afternoon - head for a snowmobile tour - optional activity 

  • Or head for a self-spotting Northern light tour in the city hidden spots 

  • Enjoy the nightlife of this incredible city

 

Day 6: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

  • After Breakfast, get to know the wildlife of the Polar region and head for a day to Ranua wildlife park for spotting some Polar Bears. A must visit experience 

  • Last evening - relax unwind - if willing then head for a Finnish Sauna experience in deep woods ( Can be arranged - expect around 180 Eur per person ) - a great way to end your trip.

 

Day 7: Ivalo  

 

  • After an early breakfast catch the bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo and your head up to North of Finland 

  • Reach by afternoon 

  • Lunch in the center

  • Check-in: explore Ivalo 

  • In evening head for a self-guided Northern light chase tour

 

Day 8: Ivalo 

 

  • After breakfast  explore the city and local market 

  • Relax in your Sauna in an apartment 

  • Enjoy the night with celebrations at local bar and bid goodbye to the North of Finland

 

Day 9: Helsinki

 

  • After breakfast - Catch a morning flight from Ivalo to Helsinki and reach by afternoon​​​​

 

The trip ends at the airport, you can stay and enjoy the capital city or can head back to India.

 

Inclusions: Apart from Lots of Happy moments + Photographs + Smiles we will share + Jokes we will make + New Friendships + Journey

 

  • Stay in backpack hostel in Helsinki to and fro

  • Train from Helsinki Rovaniemi in the sleeper berth in a male / female compartment

  • Stay in Rovaniemi in a great boutique hostel - Female Dorms or Mixed Dorms

  • Northern Light tour for 1 night in Rovaniemi - With Chase, Campfire 

  • Rovaniemi to Ivalo bus transfer

  • 2 night stay in Apartment in Ivalo in two bedroom  

  • Return transfer from Ivalo to Helsinki by flight on 16th Feb - reach by afternoon 

 

Exclusions:

 

  • Flights from India to Finland both ways

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa fees 

  • Large Glass Igloo stay with Breakfast and Dinner included for 1 night in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort ( Very famous Igloo resort ) and 1 night stay in Apartment two bedroom - with Sauna 

  • OR Stay in the Small cabin in East village with Breakfast and Dinner included for 1 night in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort ( Very famous Igloo resort ) and 1-night stay in Apartment two bedroom 

  • Lunch & dinner and drinks at all times 

  • Anything not mentioned 

  • Due to bad weather - if any route changes or plan change -- the extra cost would be incurred individually *

 

Terms & Conditions

 

  • You are an adult and you have to take full responsibility for yourself at all times and respect other culture.

  •  If you are caught doing anything illegal you would be facing the consequences alone, travel to discover will not come into the picture.

  • You have to follow all the instructions told by the trip leader at all times.

  • When you are traveling alone you have to tell the team about your whereabouts.

  • You have to abide by all rules and regulation of another country.

  • You would be traveling with other people, you have to respect everyone's privacy.

  • We have a plan/itinerary for the whole trip but some things might get changed according to the situation please be prepared.(like flight delays etc)

  • No refund in case of cancellation of flights of interconnecting flights/trains.

  • We would be staying in backpacker hostel all the time and would be sharing the room with other people, you are responsible for your own stuff and yourself

Let's Go Somewhere-----Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost-----To Travel Is To Live ~

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