Stockholm – Kiruna – Helsinki – Tallinn – Helsinki

Day 1, Stockholm

Arrive in Stockholm.

A private coach will pick you up and take you to the city centre to meet with your English speaking guide. A 3-hour tour will take you to the most important sites of Stockholm: Fjällgatan for a beautiful view over Stockholm, a walk through the Old Town to the majestic Royal Palace, built in 1754, for an outside look, see the change of guards if time allows, continue to walk up Drottninggatan to Hötorget, entrance to City Hall.

After the guided tour your coach will take you to the hotel for check in.

In the afternoon take an optional tour, for instance, visit the world famous Vasa Museum.

Overnight stay at hotel in Stockholm.

Day 2, Stockholm – Kiruna

Breakfast served at your hotel.

A coach will transfer you to the airport for your flight to the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden.
Here, a coach will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel so you can check-in and leave your luggage.

Meet with your guide in the reception and go on a cross country skiing tour. The tour starts from Kurravaara and you will ski along the ice on the river down streams. The open view is wonderful and the only thing you can hear is the wind and the sound from the skis on the dry snow. Other winter-tours are also available for those not interested in skiing.

Have a rest at your hotel in the afternoon.

Northern lights excursion by snowmobile in the evening with dinner included.
A fantastic outing in the Torne river valley. The snow is reflecting the moon and the stars. The head light from the snowmobile lights up the tracks we follow, as the trees cast long shadows out in to the darkness. When we stop and turn off the snowmobiles the silence is total. Then suddenly the sky bursts out in different colors, as the Northern light appear. A truly great experience.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kiruna.

Day 3, Kiruna
Breakfast served at your hotel.
Today you will experience the genuine native Sami culture. We visit a reindeer herder and take part in feeding the reindeer and maybe try catching them with a lasso. We might also try a short sled tour behind them! Around the fire in the hut you will be served a Lappish lunch while you listen and talk to the Sami family. It’s a very special atmosphere around the fire on the furs and the time seems to have stopped.

Afternoon is free for optional tours and winter activities.

We recommend you to take a drink in the bar at Ice Hotel – one of the greatest architectural structures and finest art galleries in the world. The hotel has been redesigned and rebuilt every year since 1990 using one of the purest materials on earth – water. The designers and photographers are rightly proud of their unique artwork and designs.
For those who are interested there is possibility to participate in ice-sculpturing classes at Ice hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kiruna.

Option: Spend one night in warm sleeping bags in an ice room at Ice hotel.

Day 4, Kiruna – Stockholm – Helsinki

Breakfast served at your hotel.

Transfer by coach to the airport for your flight back to Stockholm.

Arrive in Stockholm and meet with your private coach at the airport.

Coach will take you to Old Town and Skansen.
During December there are traditional Christmas markets in both Old Town and at Skansen.

Transfer to the pier in the afternoon to board your cruise to Helsinki. Scandinavian dinner buffet served on board.

Overnight on board cruise.

Day 5, Helsinki
Breakfast served on board.

Arrive in Helsinki in the morning.

Meet with a private guide at the pier who will take you on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour to see the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament Building, the Olympic Stadium, the Sibelius Monument and much more.

After sightseeing tour coach will take you to hotel for check in.

Spend the afternoon free for leisure and some shopping in central Helsinki.

Overnight stay at hotel in Helsinki.

Day 6, Helsinki – Tallinn – Helsinki

Breakfast served at your hotel.

Your coach will transfer you to the pier to board the 2 hour cruise to Tallinn. Upon arrival a private guide and coach will meet you and give you a 4 hours introduction to the medieval town of Tallinn.

Cruise back to Helsinki in the afternoon.

Coach transfer from pier to your hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Helsinki.

Day 7, Helsinki, departure

Breakfast served at your hotel.

After breakfast it’s time to leave Scandinavia for now, hopefully you will have a lot of great memories to bring back home.

Transfer to airport by coach.