Discover Finland, from the cool capital of Helsinki to Lapland, the 'official home of Santa Claus' and a true winter wonderland, on a guided tour. You can choose from 27 guided coach and small group adventure tours to explore the beauty of Finland and neighbouring Scandinavian countries. Cross the Arctic Circle, travel pristine snowscapes on foot, snowmobile or dog sled and witness the Northern lights.
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7 Days Helsinki to Helsinki
Operated By: Collette
Must do experiences and highlights of a Finland tour
Cross the Arctic Circle
Across the Arctic Circle, you can ride a dog sled, take a walk on snow shoes and travel through the vast wilderness of Uhro Kekkonen National Park.
Drive a Snow Mobile
Don your thermal snowsuit and learn to ride a snowmobile before you head out on your own, like a local, to explore the native forests.
Visit Santa Claus
For the young and the young at heart, a visit to the home of Santa Claus in Lapland will give you festive joy at any time of year.
Sleep Under the Northern Lights
Keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights as you relax in your heated glass igloo in Rovaniemi. If the timing is right, the Aurora Borealis will wash the night sky in greens and blues.
Explore the capital of cool with a local guide to uncover the stylish design and architecture Helsinki is known for. Marvel at the rock carved church, the contemporary concert hall and the contrasting central railway station.
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What our clients are saying about their journeys to Finland
“Wonderful winter in Scandinavia”
We had an amazing trip through Finland and Norway over Christmas and New Year. We travelled with Insight Vacations and found the tour director Lene looked after us very well. Would have loved to spend extra time in Ivalo as I feel one night was not enough. All the hotels were clean and comfortable and the included meals were ok. It was definitely an experience to spend time in the Arctic Circle at this time of year as there is no real daylight. We were very happy booking through Global Journeys and ...read more would not hesitate in doing so again.
“Finnish Finland ”
We just loved Helsinki and the Lille Roberts Hotel which was located in easy walking distance to the town centre and markets. The local Helsinki dining experiences were good especially Emo. A brief introduction to Helsinki and local knowledge shared by our guide was reasonable. Unfortunately, the Lapland component of our tour was misrepresented which did not take into account seasonal variations to the advertised brochure. The tour was lack lustre and had too much individual time. There easily could ...read more have been more touring and places of interest included. At no time was our guide at fault; she went beyond the call of duty to make at least one day memorable for our group. Fault with this tour lands in the lap of Collette who sold an expensive tour which did not deliver.
“Wonderful voyage through Scandinavia ”
My tour through Scandinavia was more than I expected. It was very well run by a talented, professional guide who seemed to gain an understanding of what every participant wanted to see, do or know on the tour and sought to point these points of interests out to each individual which personalised our experiences. The itinerary was excellent, and whilst some days were long driving journeys, we were kept entertained by documentaries or movies relevant to where we were going or the culture we were v ...read moreisiting.
“Worthwhile in depth trip through Scandinavia”
This was our first Insight tour and also the first time we have used Global Journeys. Our booking was completed online which was easy, hassle free and efficient as we could view each stage we were at. The 3 Travel Consultants that handled our booking were very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and their attention to detail was well noted. Top marks to all 3 of them! We will definitely use their expertise again and would recommend them to others. Some days in Norway we travelled long ...read more distances between overnights stays however approximately every 2 hours we had a stop. Our Coach Driver was a true professional: driving plus keeping the coach immaculately clean every day. We were also well entertained by our very experienced Travel Director. We enjoyed the “flourishes” (special treats) that we received along the way. Norway had spectacular scenery whichever way you turned: giant mountains, fjords, waterfalls and their amazing architecture. We couldn’t get over travelling through underground tunnels or tunnels with traffic islands in them. The optional excursions offered were well worthwhile which resulted in many more memorable occasions however we did think that a few could have been included in the basic itinerary. The tour struck the right balance for us – moderate to fast paced however please note good walking shoes are a must as you walk over a lot of uneven cobblestone streets and footpaths. The hotels were all very good to an excellent standard however we were rather disappointed with the welcome dinner at Copenhagen. We enjoyed the daily seat rotation and the extra leg room on the coach. Only one disappointing aspect of the tour – we booked on a guaranteed 28-day tour and were advised on the 26th day we had 3 tours rolled into 1. (Scandinavian Heritage, a 20-day Copenhagen to Oslo then a tour commencing in Oslo and ending in Copenhagen). The latter tour continued sightseeing for another 2 days in Copenhagen after our tour ended. Therefore, over a period of 28 days we had 2 Coaches, 2 Coach Drivers and 2 Tour Directors. Our fellow travellers on the 28-day tour were also unaware of this as well until we were all told. All in all it was a very worthwhile in-depth trip through Scandinavia.