The Northern Lights of Finland

February 16 - 23, 2019

 

Itinerary       Pricing       Inclusions

 

Highlights: Helsinki, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Ivalo, Lapland Region, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finnish Sauna, Meet & Greet with Santa, Reindeer Excursion, Northern Lights Searches, Husky Safari, Glass Igloo Accommodation

 

  

 

Day 1: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Overnight Flight

Day 2: Sunday, February 17, 2019 Helsinki, Finland - Tour Begins

Your adventure opens in Helsinki, a city with a vibrant architectural style that blends classicism and functionalism. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city center. (D)

Day 3: Monday, February 18, 2019 Helsinki

Join a local expert for an engaging city tour. Visit Senate Square, the heart of Helsinki. Designed by famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel, it is home to the city’s most iconic building, the Helsinki Cathedral. Continue your exploration on foot as you make your way through the historic streets of Tori Quarters, where the old city meets the new. Enjoy some free time in Market Square and discover the local flavors. Next, see Kaivopuisto Park, an ornate neighborhood overlooking the sea that is home to beautiful embassies and villas. This afternoon, explore Helsinki on your own. Or, choose an optional excursion to Porvoo and catch a glimpse of 19th century daily life in this charming town; a scenic drive along the Porvoo River brings you to the town’s iconic red painted storage houses traditionally used to store delicacies from foreign lands. (B)

Day 4: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Helsinki - Ivalo - Kakslauttanen - Northern Lights

Search Board your flight for Lapland, Finland’s rugged northern region. Known for its unique culture, this mythical land offers up views of the northern lights, reindeer encounters, and Arctic treasures. This afternoon, explore the splendor of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort for a 3- night stay. Enjoy the glass and snow igloos, an ice chapel, Finnish sauna and intricate native artwork. Spend the next two evenings in your personal Finnish log cabin** equipped with a private fireplace and sauna. Join your fellow travelers on a northern lights trek as you travel north towards Inari, making stops along the way for the best views of the northern lights.* Stop to gaze at the sky above and be amazed at the dancing colors in the sky. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. (B, D) 

Day 5: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Kakslauttanen - Santa Claus’ Home - Reindeer Safari - Northern Lights

Awake amidst the dramatic scenery. Experience the nature around you as you mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh. Learn the origins of Santa Claus during a meet and greet at his home. The Christmas cheer is an undeniable component of the Lappish culture. This evening, prepare for an Arctic adventure exploring the remote areas of Kakslauttanen on a reindeer safari. A reindeer farmer introduces you to your companions, the Finnish reindeer! Sip a traditional Lappish drink of warm berry juice as you sleigh through the unspoiled wilderness. Cozy under the blankets, continue your search for the northern lights.* (B, D)

Day 6: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Kakslauttanen - Husky Safari - Northern Lights Search

Begin an exquisite day in the Arctic as commander of your own dog sled team! Cute, fast and born to lead; these huskies will show you the way through the snowcapped scenery. Become acquainted with the dogs, the commands and the equipment before embarking on your adventure. Enjoy your last night in Kakslauttanen in the most unique way. In the heart of Lappish wilderness, you may find the northern lights* dancing over your private glass igloo.*** (B, D)

Day 7: Friday, February 22, 2019 Kakslauttanen - Helsinki

This morning say farewell to Lapland as you board your flight back to Helsinki. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the city’s central squares, charming shops, and the latest Finnish trends. Finally, celebrate your journey during a farewell dinner in downtown Helsinki. Share your memories, photos and unforgettable Lappish experiences. (B, D)

Day 8: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Helsinki - Tour Ends

Set out for home with many incredible memories and a longing to return. (B)

 

Book Now & Save $150 Per Person:

Double $5,999; $5,849*

Single $6,899; $6,749

Triple $5,949; $5,799

For bookings made after Dec 18, 2018 call for rates.


Included in Price:

Round Trip Air from Orlando Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

 

Not included in price:

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $290 per person

 

Limited Availability. All space is on a first come first serve basis.

 

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from MCO

  

Collette Experiences

• Overnight among vineyards and farmland in the heart of the Alentejo region.

• Stop in historic Evora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal."

• Venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations.

 

Must-See Inclusions

• Spend three nights on the sunny coast of the Algarve.

• Stay for three nights at a coastal resort on the Portuguese Riviera.Tour Lisbon, Portugal's capital that overlooks the Tagus River.

 

Culinary Inclusions

• Experience local cuisine and wine while immersed in the moving sounds of Fado.

• Indulge in a winery tour and a tasting of the Alentejo region's wines.

 

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