Finland

About your trip

Overview

Explore Finland's magical blend of vibrant cityscapes and serene natural beauty. From Helsinki's architectural splendors to the Northern Lights in tranquil Lapland, this Nordic paradise offers contrasts to delight every traveler. Experience endless summer days, mystical Polar nights, and the harmony of modern design with unspoiled wilderness. Immerse yourself in rich cultural traditions, from relaxing saunas to exploring pristine islands. Join us in Finland, a land of enchanting forests and lakes, for a journey of wonder and discovery.

Embark on a captivating journey through Finland, a land where urban elegance and natural wonder coalesce. Begin in Helsinki, the seaside capital adorned with green parks and architectural marvels. Discover the city's charm, from Helsingin Tuomiokirkko to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, and absorb the unique atmosphere of this Nordic gem. Venture to Porvoo's old town, a picturesque ensemble of cobblestone streets and wooden houses, before immersing yourself in the serene beauty of Savonlinna in the Finnish Lakeland. Here, explore the historic Olavinlinna Castle and the breathtaking Saimaa Lake system, home to the rare Saimaa Ringed Seal. Journey north to Oulu to experience the rich tapestry of Finnish folklore and culminate your adventure in Rovaniemi, the magical Arctic capital of Lapland. Whether it's meeting Santa Claus or basking in the midnight sun, this Finnish voyage promises an unforgettable blend of cultural immersion, historical exploration, and natural allure.

What's Included

  • Authentic Accommodations as mentioned or similar
  • Private Ground Transportation
  • Local Dining Experiences
  • Exclusive Experiences & more
  • All admissions with an English-speaking local expert

What's not Included

  • GST -5% (or as applicable) payable to Govt. of India
  • TCS as applicable at the time of booking
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • Visa fees and charges
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks,
    laundry, telephone calls, soft drinks, gratuities, shopping, etc.
    unless otherwise specified
  • anything not mentioned in the included section

JOURNEY

FLIGHT
(Please remember to book separately)
Friday, May 24
Welcome to Helsinki
Saturday, May 25
Exploring the Heart of Helsinki
Sunday, May 26
From Helsinki to Porvoo and Savonlinna
Monday, May 27
The Wonders of Savonlinna
Tuesday, May 28
Savonlinna to Oulu
Wednesday, May 29
Oulu to Rovaniemi
Thursday, May 30
Arctic Wonders in Rovaniemi
Friday, May 31
Departure

Journey at a glance

Friday
May 24

Welcome to Helsinki

Arrive at Helsinki Airport and check into your hotel. Helsinki, a city where the sea meets urban charm, awaits. This seaside capital is a tapestry of lush green parks and beautiful archipelagos. Spend your first evening exploring the city’s vibrant streets or simply relax and soak in the unique atmosphere of this Nordic gem. Overnight in Helsinki for a restful start to your Finnish adventure.

Saturday
May 25

Exploring the Heart of Helsinki

Helsinki greets you with its blend of Scandinavian functionality and compact charm. Embark on a city tour to discover landmarks like the grand Helsingin Tuomiokirkko, historic Market Square, the unique rock-hewn Temppeliaukio Church, and the ornate Uspenskin Cathedral. Wander through the historic quarters, bustling with cafés and restaurants, capturing the essence of local life. In the afternoon, a ferry ride to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress reveals a historic side of Helsinki, offering stunning views and a glimpse into the past. Overnight again in Helsinki, where the city's rhythm lulls you into dreams of Finnish tales.

Sunday
May 26

From Helsinki to Porvoo and Savonlinna

Journey to the charming town of Porvoo, famous for its old wooden town and riverside warehouses painted in warm ochre hues. Stroll through its cobblestone streets, bustling with art, music festivals, and unique flea markets. Later, drive towards the Lakeland region to reach Savonlinna, nestled amidst the expansive beauty of Lake Saimaa. Here, the intertwining of nature and culture offers a serene escape. Overnight in Savonlinna, a haven of tranquillity and natural splendor.

Monday
May 27

The Wonders of Savonlinna

Your day in Savonlinna starts with a visit to the 15th-century Olavinlinna Castle, an emblem of medieval architecture. A cruise on the Saimaa Lake system introduces you to Finland’s largest lake's pristine beauty. Engage in outdoor activities like hiking or cycling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare Saimaa Ringed Seal. Experience a Linnansaari National Park safari, exploring the archipelago's natural beauty. Overnight in Savonlinna, where history's whispers meet nature's serenity.

Tuesday
May 28

Savonlinna to Oulu

Depart Savonlinna for Oulu, a city boasting diverse natural sights. En route, visit Puijo Tower for panoramic views that stretch over Kuopio and the surrounding lakes. As evening descends in Oulu, immerse yourself in Finnish folklore, an experience that connects you deeply with the nation's myths and legends. Overnight in Oulu, where stories and nature blend into the night.

Wednesday
May 29

Oulu to Rovaniemi

Explore Oulu’s main shopping street, Rotuaari, before driving to Syöte National Park. Here, the Korpikolvan polku Nature Trail offers insights into local wildlife and their natural habitat. Continue your journey to Rovaniemi, the Arctic capital of Finnish Lapland. Overnight in Rovaniemi, where the Arctic adventure begins.

Thursday
May 30

Arctic Wonders in Rovaniemi

Visit Santa’s Village and meet the legendary Father Christmas and his reindeer. Explore the village, enjoy shopping, and savor lunch in this magical setting. In summer, take advantage of the midnight sun with hiking or ATV quad biking, making the most of the extended daylight. Overnight in Rovaniemi, under the spell of Lapland’s enchantment.

Friday
May 31

Departure

After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Take a transfer to the airport, filled with memories of a journey that took you from Helsinki’s vibrant heart to the Arctic wonders of Rovaniemi. As you board your flight, bid farewell to Finland, a land of contrasts and natural beauty.

Our Favourite Hotels

Hotel F6, Helsinki

Built around an octagonal courtyard, this hip boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from lively Market Square and 1 km from Finnish Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral. Bright, compact rooms have sophisticated color schemes, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; some rooms have sofas. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, and some include balconies, espresso machines and/or plush decor. Room service is available.

Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän, Rantasalmi

A minute's walk from Lake Saimaa, this upmarket resort is 10 km from Rantasalmen Seurakunta, a church. Featuring stone and wood-paneled walls, rustic-style, polished rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemaking facilities. Some add balconies. Suites feature pull-out sofas, whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes, plus living and dining areas. Upgraded suites add lake views or saunas. Cabins are also available.

Lapland Hotels Oulu, Oulu

Lapland Hotels Oulu offers you a chance to experience Lapland in the heart of a city. The hotel is situated in the centre of Oulu, next to the Cathedral and the historical Ainola park, and its 160 rooms have been decorated with skill and style to suit the taste of even the most quality conscious guests. The design of our rooms was influenced by nature and the stories of Lapland. The party and conference facilities of Ynninkulma bring the atmosphere and the story close to you.

Hotel Metsähirvas, Rovaniemi

Metsähirvas offers the ideal accommodation for the discerning leisure or business traveler along the River Kemijoki. In our hotel you will find comfortable and beautifully decorated Scandinavian-inspired rooms that are perfect after a tiring trip. In addition, our extra services ranging from sauna to restaurant will complement this idyllic accommodation experience, providing you with an ideal holiday or business trip.