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12D Let’s Go Aurora Finland & Norway + Hurtigruten Cruise (Winter Itinerary)

Highlights:

  • Welcome drink in Snow Igloo
  • Hammerfest ~ Northern most town in the world
  • Chance to become a member of the exclusive Polar Bear Society and be rewarded with their special Polar Bear pin (at own expense)
  • Glass Igloo (confirmed) with attached bathroom
  • Night Aurora Hunting Safari by Snowmobile and King Crab Safari (3 hour activity)
  • Santa Claus Village
  • Crossing of Artic Circle Certificate
  • Overnight in Tromso
  • Sail on the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea (closest to North Pole as you can be)
  • Helsinki City Tour ~ Senate Square, White Cathedral, Market's Place, Sibelius Monument, Temppeliaukion Church

Experience:

  • Winter Horse Sledging (FIRST in Singapore)
  • Husky Sledge (2 hour activity)
  • Reindeer Farm (400m ride at own expense)
  • Reindeer Feeding

SINGAPORE - HELSINKI (MOB)

*Assemble at the airport for your long haul flight to the capital of Finland- Helsinki.

HELSINKI / SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE / WINTER HORSE SLEDGING / ROVANIEMI (D)

*Transit to Rovaniemi - considered to be the home of Santa Claus.

*Visit Santa Claus Village where you will have an opportunity to post a postcard from the Main Post Office. All postcard sent from there will get a special Arctic Circle Stamp on them.

*Collect an Arctic Circle Certificate with your name and date to prove you have crossed the Arctic Circle.

*Photo opportunity with Santa Claus (at own expense).

*Ride the traditional horse sledge (400m), pulled by instructor and understand the life and habits of an Irish Cob.

*Northern Light Hunting #1 by tour manager. A walk of about 15 minutes is required.

ROVANIEMI / RANUA WILDLIFE / HUSKY DOG FARM / NORTHERN FINLAND (B / L)

*Excursion to Rauna Wildlife Park (World’s Northern Most Zoo) which consists of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individual animals. You will have the chance to be in close contact with various Nordic and Arctic animals like bears, reindeers, wolves, gluttons, lynxes, moose, birds and Finland polar bears!

*Welcome drink of Hot Chocolate in the Snow Igloo (valid only with the opening of the igloo estimated from 01st Dec - 31st Mar. If Snow Igloo is not available, Hot Chocolate will be served in the restaurant).

*A ranger will guide and explain to you with their in-depth knowledge of the different Arctic animals.

*Husky Dog Farm (2 hour activity total) - Meet the adorable husky dogs and have a closer look at them. The guide will tell you about their life habits and particular features of the husky dog. The culmination of the tour is a ride in a dog sledge!

*As you travel north, the chance to see Northern Lights is greatly increases.

*Transfer to the glass igloo for our overnight stay- this is an unforgettable experience not to be missed!

*Northern Lights Hunting #2 by Tour Manager. A walk of about 15 minutes is required.

NORTHERN FINLAND / REINDEER FARM VISIT / NORTHERN FINLAND (B / L)

*Transfer to Reindeer farm in the late morning. *Our wonderful Sami guide will teach you about all the characteristic of their reindeers.

*Hands on experience to feed the Reindeers.

*Ride the traditional Reindeer Sledge (400m) and be rewarded with a Reindeer driving license.

*End the visit with the most traditional Reindeer Soup served the Sami culture way.

*Northern Lights Hunting #3 by Tour Manager. A walk of about 15 minutes is required.

NORTHERN FINLAND / KIRKENES (B / KING CRAB)

*Cross the border and transfer to Norway.

*Northern Lights hunting #4 – With our very experienced guide, we will go on a snowmobile safari to the Siberian taiga forest in the Pasvik valley.

*As we hunt the Northern Lights, we will also have an opportunity to see how a King Crab is caught.

*We will end the safari with an ‘all you can eat’ King Crab feast, served the Norwegian way with mustard and wine.

KIRKENES / HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE (B)

*Transfer to the seaport to commence on the famous Hurtigruten cruise.

*The cruise makes port stops at Vardo, Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Oksfjord and Skjervo.

(Note: Hurtigruten Cruise is not a luxurious cruise liner, however it offers the highest chance to catch the northern lights due to limited light pollution. Cruise port stop is weather dependent and vary with different cruise ship, reverse itinerary passengers will stop at Honningsvag - North Cape, instead of Hammerfest)

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE / HAMMERFEST / TROMSO (B)

*Hammerfest - Northern most town in the world.

*Get the chance to become a member of the exclusive Polar Bear Society when you visit Hammerfest in person and be rewarded with a Polar Bear Pin (at your own expense).

*Arrive in Tromso late tonight.

TROMSO NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNTING (B / D)

*In the morning, you are free at leisure. You may wish to join a whale watching excursion or visit Mt Floya which provides a panoramic view of the city of Tromso.

*After dinner, embark on a 5 hour Northern Lights Hunting #5 with dedicated Northern Lights  Hunter/Photographer.

*If the weather is good, we will also provide photo taking for you and your family at no extra cost (Limited to one / person).

TROMSO / HELSINKI (B)

*Today, take a flight to Helsinki.

(Note: There is no direct flight to Helsinki and you may have to transit 1-2 times).

HELSINKI (B / L)

*Helsinki City Tour- Visit Senate Square and White Cathedral. Continue to Market’s Place, the coastal streets of Helsinki. Make a photo stop at Sibelius Monument, created by Eila Hiltunen in honour of the composer, Jean Sibelius. Then, visit Temppeliaukion Church which is constructed out of solid rock.

HELSINKI - SINGAPORE (B / MOB)

*Free at leisure till transfer to airport for your return flight to Singapore

SINGAPORE

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Includes:

  • Return Economy Class air-ticket
  • Meals & Sightseeing as per itinerary

Excludes:

  • Airport Taxes
  • Service Fee for Tour-leader, Local Guide and Driver's Tipping
  • Compulsory additional excursions fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance, Visa and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
Remarks

NOTE:

  • Lapland hotels has no star grading - equivalent will be provided.
  • The sequence of itinerary may change due to the limitation of glass igloos and domestic flights.
  • Money Back Guarantee - Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon, we will try all humanely possible ways to ensure you can catch the lights. However, if none of the group members/tour manager manage to catch the Northern Lights during the trip, we will refund S$800/couple travel voucher.
  • Snow hotel has an age limit of 7 years old. Sleeping bag is provided in case you feel cold. Bathroom and shower are located beside the snow hotel. We reserve the rights to alter the snow hotel accommodation between Finland and Norway.
  • Hurtigurten Cruise ports stop vary with different cruise ship used. It is not a luxurious cruise, however it provides the highest opportunity to catch the Northern Lights with its limited light pollution. Being on the open sea, it is subjected to weather conditions. 
  • 在不可预知的情况下,行程,膳食及住宿先后的顺序受变动或更改,恕不预先告知。 
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