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7 DAYS ARCTIC FAMILY WONDERLAND

Helsinki, Inari, Kirkenes, Oslo

Family Travel, Winter Holiday, Multi-Generation

Highlights

  • Stay in unique accommodation in Lapland, such as the glass-roofed Aurora Cabin where you could watch the Northern Lights from your own bed
  • Avoid the crowds in quieter locations, with excellent opportunities for spotting the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a diverse range of outdoor activities to enjoy the wild beauty of Lapland, while embracing the culture of the locals
  • Savour the freshest king crabs right from the fjords on a King Crab Safari

Enjoy a family getaway to the Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, while immersing in the authentic way of life and searching for the Northern lights.

From Helsinki, journey to the wildly beautiful region of Inari, where you will stay in a cosy Aurora Cabin with glass roof to enjoy the night sky from your bed, ideal for catching the Northern Lights! There will be plenty of fun-filled activities for the families to enjoy out to the unspoilt wilderness, from Husky Safaris, Ice-fishing, Snowshoe treks and Snowmobile adventure. Next, head to Kirkenes in Norway, a town bordering Russia and Finland, known for its unique SnowHotel – enjoy a drink at the ice bar after your king crab fishing tour! From this remote corner of the world, fly to Oslo to see why this capital fast becoming one of Scandinavia’s coolest hotspot. This trip is ideal from December – March.

From

SGD 13,080 Per 2 Adults

7 Days 6 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki
Helsinki
N.A.

Upon arrival in Helsinki, meet your driver at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a private walking tour of Helsinki, starting with the sights around Senate Square such as the Lutheran Cathedral, the University, Presidential Palace, City Hall and the harbour area with Market Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Stroll through the shopping streets, Esplanade Park, and even to the Rock Church and more.

If you arrive about 1 month before Christmas (till 24th December), the city is lit up with lights and decorations in celebration of the festive season. Bask in the festive ambience and warm conviviality while exploring the atmospheric Christmas markets.

Day 02 Helsinki / Ivalo / Inari

Helsinki / Ivalo / Inari
Inari
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

After breakfast, transfer to Helsinki Airport for your domestic flight to Ivalo, where you will be transferred to your wilderness lodge in Inari (approx. 40min).

In the evening, we go on a 2.5hr Aurora Snowshoe Safari (small group basis) where you will be heading to the magical winter forest, until you reach a perfect place, away from light pollution, for gazing at the night skies!

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Join on a 2.5hr Aurora Camp (small group basis) trip to one of the specifically chosen camp spots to try and catch the northern lights. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge, pulled by a guide’s snowmobile. Sit by an open fire and warm drinks while waiting for the sky to show its magic.

Day 03 Inari

Inari
Inari
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Go on a 4hr Ice-fishing experience with Snowmobile Sleigh (small group basis). Start a scenic drive through the countryside to Lake Inari in a snowmobile sleigh pulled by a snowmobile driven by your guide. Upon arrival at the lake, you will learn about ice-fishing, with your guide sharing interesting facts about life up in the north and show you the steps to catch fish. Lunch will be prepared over an open fire (if you are lucky, you can taste your own catch!) and enjoy some warm drinks. 

In the evening, head out for a 2.5hr Aurora Snowmobile Safari (small group basis). Night snowmobiling is an exhilarating experience – you will head out in search of a good location to spot the Aurora Borealis. If we are lucky, you will see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Stop and admire one of nature’s more brilliant displays. There will be warm drinks to keep us warm and comfortable during the activity.

Day 04 Inari / Kirkenes

Inari / Kirkenes
Kirkenes
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Enjoy a 2hr Husky Safari through the beautiful Lake Inari region, one of the ‘must do’ experiences when visiting Lapland. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for your adventure, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery. Enjoy the excitement of the dogs before the start, and the serene silence once they get to do what they love – run in the snowy scenery. Enjoy lunch in the hotel before or after the activity. This experience is based on two people sharing a sled – one guest will mush while the other sits in the sleigh, and positions will be changed halfway.

In the afternoon, transfer into Norway to the Kirkenes Snowhotel (approx. 285km, 4hrs).

Upon arrival, check in to your unique Gamme Cabin, whose design is modelled after a traditional hunting and fishing hut from the region. You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the snow hotel that is rebuilt every year from scratch, and enjoy drink at the ice bar!

Day 05 Kirkenes

Kirkenes
Kirkenes
Breakfast, King Crab lunch & dinner included

A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes on this group tour – 3hr King Crab Safari. This is your chance to catch, learn how to cook, and most importantly, feast on this mysterious creature – the King Crab. The Arctic King Crab is one of the most sought-after meals in top restaurants, and yet here, you get to eat it fresh right from the fjord. Join in to help saw the hole in the ice and bring up the catch with your experienced guide, who will demonstrate how to prepare the crab. Next, be transferred to a beautiful farmhouse by a lake on a snowmobile sledge, where your King Crab meal awaits by a cosy log fire. Although the presentation is simple, the superb, white leg meat and claws with their particularly juicy and naturally sweet taste make this meal in a league of its own.

Day 06 Kirkenes / Oslo

Kirkenes / Oslo
Oslo
Breakfast included

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kirkenes Airport by the hotel shuttle bus (on a group basis), where you will board a flight to Oslo.

Upon arrival in Olso, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Meet your private driver and guide for a 3hr Orientation Tour of Oslo, which can be tailored to focus on your interests. You will see some of the city’s most important and interesting sites, such as the Viking Ship Museum which houses 3 impressive viking era burial ships that were excavated from archaeological sites, Vigeland Sculpture Park showcasing more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, and Holmenkollen Ski Jump Hill, with amazing views over Oslo.

Day 07 Departure from Oslo

Departure from Oslo
N.A.
Breakfast included

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Oslo further, before your private transfer to Oslo airport for your departure flight.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative cost per group

2 adults
From S$ 13,080
2 adults & 1 child
From S$ 15,280
2 adults & 2 children
From S$ 18,380
Single Supplement
From S$ 2,480

Season: December – March
Hotel Haven • Wilderness Hotel Inari • Kirkenes Snowhotel • Amerikalinjen

Helsinki

Helsinki

Hotel Haven (Superior Room)

Just steps from Helsinki’s famed Market Square, this elegant and refined retreat is housed in the second-oldest stone building in the city, retaining five protected original living spaces that allows guests experience life in a historic merchant house. Guests can enjoy an array of well-appointed rooms with excellent F&B options and a 24hr gym with hour gym with state-of-the-art equipment. (Renovated: 2009; Rooms: 137)

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Inari

Inari

Wilderness Hotel Inari (Aurora Cabin)

This wonderful resort in Inari benefits from a wonderful lakeside location, with panoramic windows from the restaurant offering scenic views of the lake. There is an exquisite blend of pristine nature with Arctic activities and quality accommodation ranging from wilderness rooms, log cabins, aurora cabins and panorama chalets.

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Kirkenes

Kirkenes

Kirkenes Snowhotel (Gamme Cabin)

At 69°N, this is the world’s most northerly snow hotel, located along Langfjorden where Norway meets Russia and Finland. Choose between staying in one of the ice rooms for a truly unique experience, or the Gamme Cabins that is based loosely on traditional Sami hunting huts with a contemporary touch. (Opened: 2006; Rooms: 14)

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Oslo

Oslo

Amerikalinjen (Superior Room)

Built in 1919 as offices for the Norwegian America Line, this historic building has been transformed into a modern-day boutique hotel with beautiful room, great dining outlets, a chic jazz club, upscale amenities and stellar service in one of the city’s most vibrant and artistic neighbourhoods. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 122)

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Category 2

Indicative cost per group

2 adults
From S$ 13,380
2 adults & 1 child
From S$ 15,680
2 adults & 2 children
From S$ 18,980
Single Supplement
From S$ 2,580

Season: December – March
Hotel Kamp • Wilderness Hotel Inari • Kirkenes Snowhotel • The Thief

Helsinki

Helsinki

Hotel Kamp (Deluxe Room)

Since 1887, this grand hotel has been an integral part of Finnish history, politics, arts and business life. Blending both Western and Eastern European culture, the hotel has 179 elegant luxurious guest rooms with a classy late 19th century character. (Renovated: 2018; Rooms: 179)

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Inari

Inari

Wilderness Hotel Inari (Aurora Cabin)

This wonderful resort in Inari benefits from a wonderful lakeside location, with panoramic windows from the restaurant offering scenic views of the lake. There is an exquisite blend of pristine nature with Arctic activities and quality accommodation ranging from wilderness rooms, log cabins, aurora cabins and panorama chalets.

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Kirkenes

Kirkenes

Kirkenes Snowhotel (Gamme Cabin)

At 69°N, this is the world’s most northerly snow hotel, located along Langfjorden where Norway meets Russia and Finland. Choose between staying in one of the ice rooms for a truly unique experience, or the Gamme Cabins that is based loosely on traditional Sami hunting huts with a contemporary touch. (Opened: 2006; Rooms: 14)

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Oslo

Oslo

The Thief (Superior Room)

This luxe Norwegian seaside gem feels like a chic art museum with works from renowned artists such as Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol sharing space with futuristic video art. If that doesn’t heist your heart, the stylish rooms, nearby beach, rooftop terrace, and pampering spa treatments will. (Opened: 2013; Rooms: 116)

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Domestic Flights (Economy)

Indicative cost per group

2 adults
Approx. S$ 1,000
2 adults & 1 child
Approx. S$ 1,410
2 adults & 2 children
Approx. S$ 1,820

Season: December – March
– Helsinki – Ivalo
– Kirkenes – Oslo
Note: please speak to our experienced Travel Designers who can advise bundling your domestic flights with international fares.

COST INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private transfers for all destinations as described in the itinerary, unless otherwise stated
    – Return transfers between Helsinki Airport and hotel
    – Inari to Kirkenes
    – Return transfers between Oslo Airport and hotel
  • Private tours as per itinerary (no admissions included)
    – 3hr Helsinki Walking Tour
    – 3hr Oslo Orientation Tour with driver and guide
  • Small group tours in Lapland as per itinerary
    – 5hr Aurora Snowshoe Safari or Aurora Camp
    – 4hr Ice-fishing Experience in Snowmobile Sleigh with lunch
    – 3hr Aurora Snowmobile Safari
    – 3hr Husky Safari with lunch
    – 3hr King Crab Safari with lunch
  • Local taxes and service charges

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, bar, spa services
  • Phone and internet charges

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