Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District and diverse museums. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country's Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.
Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
Singapore Changi Airport
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 5 Dinners, 2 Meals on Board
Overnight stay in a Glass Igloo, Reindeer Ride, Snowmobile Ride, Husky Sleigh Riding
Once you arrive, meet up with a local city guide for a sightseeing tour around the alluring city. Drive past the bustling Market Square and absorb its scents, sound and atmosphere, then drop by the Senate Square for a unique and cohesive spread of neoclassical architecture, where you can take in the sights of the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the National Library of Finland, and the main building of the University of Helsinki all in one place. Continue on to the Sibelius Monument, a structure resembling organ pipes that is dedicated to the world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Last but not least, visit the Tempellaukio Church, where the interior walls are created naturally by rock, giving rise to its nickname as the "Rock Church".
Enjoy the day free at leisure to explore Helsinki on your own, where there's plenty to do and see. You may wish to take up an optional excursion to Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, via ferry for the rich cultural scene and the stunning medieval and historical structures.
Board a domestic flight to Ivalo, a small village in the municipality of Inari in Finland that is home to the northernmost airport in Finland and the whole of Europe. Enjoy a scenic drive along Lake Inari before you cross the border into Norway to reach Kirkenes, a small nondescript town with plenty to see and do. Admire the gorgeous scenery featuring snow-capped mountains and crystal-blue fjords, and if luck is on your side, you may even be able to witness the enthralling Northern Lights.
Note: the appearance of the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed as it is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is subject to weather conditions.
Embark on a phenomenal King Crab Safari experience, where you will get to catch the Artic King Crab with your own hands (metaphorically, not literally)and learn how to cook and eat these hugh creatures that can grow up to 15 kilograms in weights. Depending on the weather conditions, you will head out to the fjord either by showmobile or boat and try to catch a king crab through a hole in the ice. Even if you do not succeed in catching one, our group of experienced divers will ensure that you return to shore with a catch in hand! Indulge in a hearty seafood meal and savour the sweet freshness of the king crab as you watch a multimedia presentation by a king crab specialist. After which, journey back to Finland and get set for a night of wonder as we make arrangements for you to stay in a comfortable and unique glass igloo for tonight's accommodation. Be mesmerized by the clear starry skies as you cuddle up in the warm, toasty bed, and admire the unmarred beauty of the surrounding snowy landscapes.
Your day of adventure begins with a visit to a husky dog farm, where you will be greeted with the sight of these friendly and enthusiastic dogs. Discover more about these amazing huskies as well as life on the farm, before taking of on a husky safari where they bring you racing through the layers of snow. After dinner, embark on a thrilling Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) chase as you move around on snowmobile through the dark landscape. If Lady Luck is on our side, you will be able to witness Earth's most magnificient and colourful lights show - a once-a-lifetime experience you will never forget. Snacks and hot drinks will also be provided to ensure your comfort throughout the long night.
*Note: We are unable to guarantee that you will observe the Northern Lights as it is a natural phenomenon and is subject to weather conditions. Only two persons to each snowmobile, and the driver must be 18 years old and above with a valid driving license.
Fulfil your childhood dreams as we depart for Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus and the official hometown of Santa Claus and land of fairytales. Pay a visit to Santa Claus Village where you can persue through the numerous souvenir shops and send a postcard from the Santa's Main Post Office to receive a special Artic Circle stamp. You will also be awarded with an Artic Circle Crossing Certificate as proof of your journey across the Artic Circle. On top of that, meet Santa Claus in the Christmas House of the Santa Claus Holiday Village and receive a lasting memory of the meeting in the form of a high quality photo. Last but not least embark on an unforgettable reindeer sleigh ride and grab the opportunity to earn your very own reindeer driving license.
Visit the Ranua Wildlife Park, which consists of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. Follow a local guide as he leads you around to see bear, reindeers, wolves, gluttons, lynxes, moose, birds and Finland polar bears up close and personal, and learn more about these Nordic and Arctic animals. Make your way back to Rovaniemi to rest for the night.