9 Days 8 Nights Helsinki to Kirkenes – Artic Circle and Beyond

(25 February – 04 March 2024 & 16-24 March 2024)

A tour starting in Helsinki and travelling through Lapland to Kirkenes, Norway. Enjoy all winter activities that Lapland offers along witht a very high chance of seeing northern lights. Icebreaker cruise, husky sleigh safari, rein deer farms, king crab safari, snowmobile, winter campfire, enjoy and indulge the very best of arctic circle.


Arrive in Helsinki and check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time the rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Pre tour accomodation or an arrival transfer is available on request.

Enjoy your overnight stay at a centrally located hotel.

Overnight in Helsinki.

This morning you will meet your tour leader and fellow travelers after breakfast at 09:00. After a short introduction by your tour guide you will continue with your luggage by bus to Porvoo. Enjoy a walking tour around the old city of Porvoo with your guide. After a lunch break continue to Helsinki City tour visiting the highlights of Helsinki; Sibelius Monument, Oodi Library, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Market square, Esplanadi park and more. In the evening board the sleeper overnight train to Kemi.

Overnight onbard train.

Arrive in Kemi train station and meet your driver. Then continue for icebreaker cruise for 3 hours. Halfway on the frozen Bothian bay, enjoy a swimming session in the ice cold water wearing a special survival swimming outfit that keeps you afloat.

Overnight in Kemi.

Today you will travel to Rovaniemi. Arrive Rovaniemie after 2 hour drive and continue to Santa Claus Village where you can visit Santa Claus at his office to have a chat and photo taken. You can also visit Santa’s office to send a post card for the next christmas.

In the afternoon you will visit a reindeer farm run by Sami people, the indiginious people of Lapland. Meet the reindeer herders and talk about arctic life before riding reindeer sleigh through the frozen frorest of Lapland. In the late afternoon check into your hotel in Rovaniemi and free time foe evening. Later in the evening meet your guide at the lobby for an Aurora picnic in a campsite in the forest around a campfire with sausages, snacks, warm drinks and mashmallows! If you are lucky you may see the magical aurarora borealis  dancing in the arctic sky!

Overnight in Rovaniemi.

This morning you will enjoy a snowmobile safari along the frozen river and snow covered forest for 2 hours. Later continue to Saariselka where you will stay in a nearby village of Muotka in a glass cabin, speacially designed to observe the northern lights out of the comfort of your hotel.

Overnight in Muotka.

This morning you will continue to Kirkenes in Norway. Arrive in Kirkenes and visit ice hotel before the king crab safari.

On this exclusive arctic excursion​ we aim to give you the best King crab fishing adventure. We will take you out on the fjord ice by snowmobile and sleigh to find the great beast. You will step out on the frozen fjord and help the fisherman pull the traps from the deep through the hole in the ice. The journey will culminate in a warm, rustic farmhouse restaurant by the fjord, where you will enjoy a kingly meal, served the Norwegian way – fresh, juicy and irresistible!

After breakfast, travel to Inari in Finland where you will visit Siida museum dedicated to Sami people and their culture. The museum is dedicated to the culture and history of the Sámi people, who are the indigenous people of Lapland and other parts of Northern Europe.One of the highlights of Siida Museum is the open-air museum, which features several traditional Sámi buildings, including a reindeer corral, a turf hut, and a hunting cabin. Visitors can learn about the traditional ways of life and culture of the Sámi people by exploring these buildings and seeing the artifacts on display.

In the afternoon visit a husky kennel and enjoy husky sleigh safari. An experience in the nature with Arctic Huskies is a memory you won’t forget! Enjoy the silence while mushing your dog team through the Lappish wilderness. The sleigh is shared by 2 people (1 person as driver, another sitting comfortably on reindeer fur). Half way you have the possibility to change places. The 2 hrs Husky Safari track is 10 km, and the actual driving time is around 45 minutes to 1hr.

Oernight in Ivalo.

Today you will take a flight from Ivalo to Helsinki. Transfer from your hotel to Ivalo airport. Take the domestic flight for over an hour and then arrive in Helsinki Airport.

Transfer to your hotel in Helsinki downtown area. Your guide will drop you at your hotel and the service of the guide ends. The rest of the day is free at your leisure to enjoy shopping or exploring more in Helsinki.

Overnight in Helsinki.

Free at leisure until transfer time to airport for onward journey home.

  • 7 nights accommodation in local 3.5* hotels
  • 1 night onboard sleeping train (Helsinki – Kemi)
  • 1 way economy class domestic flight (Ivalo – Helsinki)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tours and activities as per itinerary
  • Services of English speaking guide from Day 1 – Day 8
  • Overland transportation
  • Return international flight tickets + airport taxes
  • Tipping for local guide & driver
  • Porterage, laundry, room services, mini bar, etc
  • Additional meals & beverages
  • Peak season surcharges
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary and/or deem personal in nature
  • Minimum 2 pax to go
  • Sit-in-Coach basis
  • Rate is valid for February – March 2024 travel
  • Maximum hotel room occupancy is 3A OR 2A + 1C
  • Infant between 0-24 months are required to pay for Airfare only
  • Children rate applies to those between 3 to 11 years only
  • Standard Terms & Conditions apply

9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS HELSINKI TO KIRKENES – Artic Circle and Beyond

(Price in Ringgit Malaysia, per person basis)

Adult Twin Share from

RM20,3990025 February - 04 March 2024

Adult Twin Share from

RM24,7990016-24 March 2024

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