Your journey will start from Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and famously known as the home of Santa Claus. From there, you will travel to Kilpisjärvi, located in the heart of Lapland, where you will get an authentic experience of the place and spend a night in a Glass Igloo. Afterwards, you will proceed towards Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway, 350 km north of the Arctic Circle and known as “the Paris of the North”.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights
  • Visit the Santa Claus Village
  • Learn about Sami Culture and History
  • Go Reindeer herding

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Rovaniemi

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Day 2


Transfer to Rovaniemi city centre and check in at your hotel.
Lapland is the perfect place to relax and, at the same time, live exciting moments by trying out various activities such as snowmobiling, reindeer safaris or dog sledding.
A stay in Lapland will remain engraved in your memories for a long time. Located on the Arctic Circle, this small town is perfect for a holiday alone or with a family and offers visitors a wide range of first-class services.

Day 3


Start the day by visiting the Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle. Explore the village and meet the local star, the Santa Claus, in his official home. Have a personal meeting with Santa, and you can buy a photo of this memorable encounter.
You can also go to Santa’s post office to send a letter to yourself or a loved one with the official stamp of Santa. Wander around the various souvenir shops and enjoy the magic atmosphere in the village.
Another option is to visit the interesting Arktikum museum and learn about the Sami, the original people of Lapland, or many optional winter activities, such as rides with snowmobiles, huskies or reindeer tours or evening excursions focused on the Northern Lights observation.

Day 4


Today, you will transfer to Kilpisjärvi and experience the most authentic Lapland, away from the mass tourism locations, where nature reigns supreme.
Staying in a Glass Igloo is a real lifetime experience where you will have the chance to stare at the sky and take in the shades of the arctic lights all night long while relaxing in the comfort and privacy of your bed. With luck and a clear sky, the Aurora Borealis will dance in the sky above your igloo.

Day 5


This morning, you will live a moment in the life of a Sámi reindeer herder. The tour takes you to the tundra of the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, where a local reindeer herder spends his days tending to his flock. Their location is unknown to all but the herder himself, but thanks to modern technology, your driver-guide can pinpoint their whereabouts – and off you go on a unique journey to the empire of reindeer. You’ll be comfortably seated in the passenger sled while your guide drives the vehicle, allowing you to admire the magnificence of the nature surrounding you. Upon meeting the herder, you’ll be surrounded by his reindeer – dozens, even hundreds of them. Curious by nature, the reindeer tend to come up close, close enough so you can feed them and close enough for outstanding photo opportunities. After a lunch break, you will also experience traditional ice fishing.
Then transfer with your driver, crossing the borders with Norway, reaching Tromsø.

Day 6


Located at 69 degrees north – Tromsø is 320 km above the Arctic Circle. Visitors are amazed when they discover that this city has hotels with international standards, lively cafes, world-class seafood restaurants, an active cultural life, exciting nightlife, a spectacular Arctic Cathedral, museums and captivating art galleries.
There are many chances for you to enjoy your day: walking around Tromsø, visiting museums, one of our optional winter activities.

Tonight, chase the Northern Lights. Where you head depends on the latest aurora and weather forecasts. The experienced guides will find the best photo stops with excellent conditions and scenic backdrops. Of course, there is no guarantee that the lights will come out and dance for you as these are natural phenomena, but we promise the guides will use their experience to maximize your chance of a successful chase.

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Day 7

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

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When to travel

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If you’re planning to visit Finland, it’s important to consider the weather and time of year. Finland has a temperate climate, with distinct seasons. The best time to visit depends on your interests and activities. If you’re interested in winter sports, such as skiing or snowboarding, then the best time to visit would be from December to March. However, if you’re interested in exploring the countryside and forests, then the summer months of June to August are the best time to visit. During this time, you can enjoy the long days and mild temperatures, as well as the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, be sure to pack accordingly and enjoy all that Finland has to offer.

Add on’s

There are many add-on holiday options to this Arctic Route itinerary; for example, you could head to Sweden and visit the Lapland region. or head south to the Scandinavian capitals of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki.

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