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Nordic Cities And Lapland

  • Helsinki, Rovaniemi Lapland, Stockholm7 days
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Two Nordic cities full of old and new, and a step in to the Arctic beauty of Finish Lapland, often called Europe’s last wilderness. A chance to discover Helsinki and its layers of art-nouveau and Nordic minimalism, in to the Lapp region of endless forests, fells, and great silences, and Stockholm – a glittering archipelago landscape and one of the most beautiful major cities in the world.

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Both countries and capitals offer cultural contrasts and breathtaking landscapes. From Finnish heritage and modern design in Helsinki and shimmering island beauty in Stockholm, to the land of the Lapp, the Sami, in the north - this tour is Nordic at its best.

Nordic cities and Lapland

Break in to a sweat in a traditional Finnish sauna in Helsinki and take a dip in one of the public baths.

Learn about the Sami (Lapp) people at the Arctic Research Centre at Rovaniemi

Stockholm’s central island, Gamla Stan, is a medieval myriad of winding, narrow lanes and small café-lined squares.

Places covered 7 Days
  • Day 1 & 2 Helsinki, attractions and sightseeing
  • Day 3 - 5 Finnish Lapland – Rovaniemi – attractions & sightseeing
  • Day 6 & 7 Stockholm, sightseeing and attractions
  • Days Details
  • 1 & 2 Helsinki, attractions and sightseeing The harbour is the heart of the city. Watch the giant ferries glide into port – it is a defining memory and an essential Helsinki experience. See the beauty of this stunning Nordic city on a sightseeing tour with live commentary from a knowledgeable guide. The city tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical centre with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Marvel at curvaceous and quirky metallic Kiasma – an elegant contemporary building and a symbol of the city’s modernization. Learn about traditional Finland at the Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo island museum with a collection of historic traditional houses, manors and outbuildings transferred here from around Finland. Enjoy the art nouveau architecture at Katajanokka, an island that is divided from the mainland by a narrow canal. Relax with a sauna and swim at the Yrjonkadun Uimahalli art deco baths – a fusion of soaring Nordic elegance and Roman tradition.Check out modern Finnish designs at the central design district between Esplanadi and Punavuori. The Unesco World Heritage listed ‘fortress of Finland’- Suomenlinna – dating from the mid 1700s is just 15 minutes by boat from the kauppatori (harbour) and is a great half-day out from the city. Take a 1950s-style train from Helsinki to Porvoo, home of Finland’s national poet, J.L. Runeberg. His house, now a museum, is kept as it was when he died in 1877. Take your pick of bars and clubs in cool downtown Helsinki. The Arctic Icebar is carved out of ice, including tables and bars.
  • 3-5 Finnish Lapland – Rovaniemi – attractions & sightseeing Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. The summer in Lapland is short but the summer days are long. Take a midnight sun safari and admire breathtaking views over Lapland and its taiga forests. Listen to stories about local nature and life in the wilds while barbequing by an open fire. A moose-watching safari is a fascinating nature trip – moose are one of the largest land mammals in Europe. Learn about the Sami (Lapp) people at the Arctic Research Centre and chill out with them as they lead you to their reindeers, show you a spot of lasso-swinging, and teach you all about their handicraft and Sami cooking. One of the Rovaniemi’s architectural wonders is Lappia-Taio, the Aalto-designed concert and congress centre that houses the world’s northernmost professional theatre. The Sodankyla region about an hour’s drive from Rovaniemi – is one of the oldest Sami settlements. The Midnight Sun Film festival draws crowds during the height of the summer. Take a reindeer sleigh ride or even pan for gold as you spend a day with the Sami people at the village of Inari, the centre for Finland’s Sami culture. Take a midnight sun safari by jetski. The rivers are calm and it is one of the best ways of exploring the beautiful areas of Rovaniemi from the water. See traditional Finnish houses, summer cottages and native animals. Admire the animals at Ranua Zoo, Lapland’s Arctic Wildlife Park, a couple of hour’s drive from Rovaniemi. See animals from the northern regions from polar bears to reindeers.
  • 6 & 7 Stockholm, sightseeing and attractions Sightsee at your leisure on a ‘hop-on hop-off’ boat stopping as often as you like, take a historical canal tour and learn about the history of Stockholm, or a classic boat tour that travels under 15 bridges and passes 2 locks. Explore the old town, Gamla Stan, and its glorious labyrinth of cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard coloured town houses and handsome meeting squares. See the beauty of the Vasa wooden ship at the Vasa Museum, and stroll through 5 centuries of Swedish history at Skansen –the world’s first open-air museum. Take in the Stockholm City Hall with its 44m long hall glowing with golden mosaics, or the Milles garden, home of sculptor Carl Milles. Visit Drottningholm Castle, or simply enjoy city’s unique landscape on foot or by boat, after all, there’s water everywhere in Stockholm! Easy to get to by bus or train, take in the charm of Sigtuna that hugs the northern shores of Lake Malaren and is quaintness in itself with ancient cobblestone streets and highlights of Viking remains. If time, visit the enchanting historical city of Uppsala, part medieval and part Gothic, with its Gothic style cathedral and northern old town that boasts impressive 6thcentury burial mounds.
€ 1,500 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 2-5 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable

-First arrival and last departure transfers

-Entrance and excursion costs as indicated

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to Selfdrive or Exclusively Private basis .

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Scandinavia is glorious during the warm summer months – enjoy boat trips around archipelagos, cruises and hikes through the Norwegian fjords, festivals galore in Denmark, and summer lakeside cottage havens in Finland. The summer sun doesn’t set in Scandinavian Lapland so head outside for a feast of forests, lakes, rivers and outdoor fun. It’s a different place in the winter - hop on a sleigh to see the Northern Lights, ski in Lapland from February to May, meet Santa in Finland at Xmas-time, and head-off for cultural city-breaks in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen & Helsinki all year-round.

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