Explore the beauty of the far North of Finland on a 7-day tour through the land of Sami and North Cape! During the trip, accompanied by expert guides, you will live all the most beautiful and characteristic places in Finland, admiring its pristine and wild landscapes. Between saunas and guided tours, you will enjoy an unforgettable holiday with Sharewood!
Departure from Milan Malpensa or Rome Fiumicino with Finnair scheduled flight via Helsinki. Arrival in Rovaniemi, meeting with the tour leader and transfer by private bus to the Hotel Pohjanhovi ****. Accommodation in reserved rooms. Buffet dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the Agamatour guide and short walk to Rovaniemi. Return to the hotel and departure by bus for a panoramic tour of the city: the “capital” of Lapland, universally known as the residence of Santa Claus. You will see the Alvar Aalto in the city center and continue to the Arctic Circle, where you will spend some free time in the village of Santa Claus, with the chance to meet him throughout the year. Start of the bus tour to the North. Stop at the top of Saariselka hill to enjoy the view, and continue to the exclusive Korpikartano hotel: the neighbors will be more than 40 kilometers away and, just a few steps from the rooms, you will see the beautiful Menesjarvi Lake. Here, before dinner in the traditional kota, there will be bicycles, canoes, kayaks and the traditional sauna at your disposal. Time for relax. Typical dinner in traditional Kota and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by bus to Inari and entrance to Siida, the interesting museum of the Lappish world and the culture of the Sami people. The next stop will be a reindeer farm, for a close encounter with these curious animals. While enjoying a coffee in a kota, breeders will present you some aspects of their life. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and time for activities, relaxation, and sauna. Typical dinner in Kota on the shore of the lake.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure for Honningsvag, crossing the taiga that gradually turns into tundra. Following the road that branches off into the Finnmark fjords, in the afternoon you will arrive at Honningsvåg, on the island of Mageroya, the last inhabited village of continental Europe. Accommodation at the Scandic hotel, and time for a walk in this quaint port village. Buffet dinner at the hotel. In the evening, excursion to North Cape. The experience of traveling along the road leading to the Cape and admiring this completely naked territory is unforgettable. Return to the *** hotel in Scandic and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, start a new adventure: with the Northern Atlantic Ocean on one side and the rocky walls on the other, you will enter the land of the Sami, which will lead you into the kingdom of the tundra between Norway and Finland. Continue through forests and moors where little or nothing has changed since the ice age. Arrival at Ivalo airport and departure for Helsinki. Arrival in the evening in the Finnish capital and overnight at the Cumulus Hakaniemi hotel ***.
Prima colazione in hotel. Inizio del giro città, durante il quale si visiterà il centro storico con la piazza del senato, il palazzo presidenziale, il Comune, il Parlamento, la Sala Finlandia che è il centro delle conferenze e dei concerti di Helsinki. La sala è stata costruita nel 1971 ed è una degli esempi più famosi dell’architetto Alvar Aalto; è inoltre la casa dell’orchestra filarmonica di Helsinki, fondata da Robert Kajanus nel 1882 e luogo dove ascoltare i migliori musicisti della Finlandia ed anche per apprezzare l’architettura distintiva e angolare impiegata negli edifici di Aalto. Si prosegue con il teatro dell’opera e al monumento di Sibelius. Pomeriggio libero e pernottamento in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private bus to Helsinki airport and departure for Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino with Finnair scheduled flights.
Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.
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