Finland : Helsinki >> Yllas >> Rovaniemi >> Ivalo >> Dates - 18th Dec'18 - 28th Dec'18

Helsinki 2 night >> Yllas 3 nights >> Rovaniemi 4 Nights>> Ivalo 2 Nights 

 

  • 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 - 1,50,000 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 18th Dec'18 afternoon or evening.

  • Meeting point for all is Hostel.

 

Day 1: Trip starts in Helsinki 

 

  • You need to reach Helsinki by 18th Dec afternoon or evening.

  • Check-In hostel - The hostel 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 during Christmas time so start your travel by visiting the  - Aleksanterinkatu – the official Christmas street. 

  • Explore the Thomas market for all the festive vibes it has to offer.

  • Evening - head to center to a good local bar and enjoy the night with some beers and get to know this city more.

  • The night is all yours.

 

Day 2: Helsinki

 

  • Finns are coffee lovers - Start your day with a good Breakfast and coffee

  • Let's do a little sightseeing - for all art and architecture lovers - Kiasma museum is great, or visit the Design Museum 

  • Head for a concert at one of the most beautiful churches in Helsinki - not to be missed - Temppeliauko Church or known as Rock Church

  • For food /Lunch, head to Kallio district 

  • Later explore some beautiful streets of Finland and try to get your hands on some good stuff all depending on your taste.

  • The evening makes a visit to the very famous Christmas market at Senate Square and strolls across the beautiful shops with a Glogi drink.

  • The night is all yours

 

Day 3 & 4 & 5: Yllas 

After an early breakfast take a flight to Yllas and you head to another nature paradise in North of Finland - YLLAS

 

  • Reach by afternoon

  • Check-in into a very beautiful hostel which is right in the middle of nature

  • Get to know the basic of Skiing as it has a ski resort, go for Cross-country skiing 

  • Fat biking and exploring on your own or Go for husky rides 

  • Enjoy Sauna at stay / Relax in middle of nature 

  • Visit the beautiful village of Äkäslompolo 

  • Free Days to relax in nature

 

Day 6: 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

 

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

  • After settling in exploring the beautiful Rovaniemi town and in evening head for a beautiful ceremony at the Santa Claus village to see Santa leave with his elves for a tour of the world for giving out gifts.

  • The evening explore some Christmas markets in the city

 

Day 7: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

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

  • Enjoy the Christmas with the rest of the city, In the evening head to the Rovaniemi Cathedral for evening mass and then Christmas Dinner.

 

Day 8: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

  • Merry Christmas, Morning Prayers

  •  Relax - make a visit to the Rauna National park today as its a holiday so it would be best to visit the Park

  • The evening you all head out for a guided tour of Northern Lights Chase 

 

Day 9: Rovaniemi - Lapland 

 

  • After Breakfast, start your day by visiting the Arktikum Science Museum and Rovaniemi Art Museum - the northernmost museum of Europe with lots to see and learn. 

  • Relax - head out for Shopping - Boxing Day 

  • Last night in Rovaniemi - always a big party after Christmas 

 

Day 10 & 11: Ivalo  

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo

 

  • After an early breakfast, You head up to North of Finland 

  • Check-in: stay in Apartment

  • Visit the Ivalo city center 

  • You are free to choose among the activities you want to do. Snowmobiling, Husky Safari etc

  • Next two days enjoy Ivalo and your stay in a beautiful apartment

 

Day 12: Head to Helsinki with an early morning flight from Ivalo  

 

  • Trip ends

 

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

 

  • Guidebook Finland

  • All Stay at backpack hostels, apartment in Ivalo

  • Breakfast wherever applicable 

  • Internal transfers between different cities either by train or bus or flight

  • Northern Light chase tour in Rovaniemi

  • Visa assistance in the documentation

 

Exclusions:

 

  • Flights from India to Finland both ways

  • Return transfer from Yllas to Helsinki

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa fees 

  • 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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