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Winter short break in Finland

Lakebound Tampere, an hour north of Helsinki, is just 90 minutes from the capital by train (included in the price of your trip). This popular city retains a charming small town appeal, and is home to the world’s only Moomin Museum. In case you’re not familiar with these cute, hippopotamus-like characters, they were created by the Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson and have featured in some of the world’s best-loved fairytales. The museum explores Jansson’s life, the stories behind the Moomins, and even lets you try your own hand at comic book art in a studio. Transferring to a vacation resort by Lake Vanaja, you’ll embark on a thrilling ride aboard a sledge drawn by huskies, then learn the ...Read more >
From 2,600 excluding flights

Family vacation in Finland

A family vacation week in the Finnish Lakeland ending to a day in the one and only Moomin World. The vacation resort offers a unique combination of peace of nature and a lot to do. All these activities are free for hotel guests: beach, table tennis, billiard, basketball, petanque, frisbee golf, canoe, gym, playground, inside sports hall, mini golf, board games, fishing, pedal cars, bicycles, pedal boats, SUP boards, darts, tennis, football field and beach volleyball. In addition to the free selection of activities provided by the hotel, you will have a day tour to the city of Hämeenlinna with its Medieval Castle followed by a river canoeing trip with a local guide. A very exciting ...Read more >
From 2,849 excluding flights

Christmas or New Year 2023 in Lapland

This wonderful family vacation in Lapland is a gem in every sense. Spend Christmas or New Year 2022 in Lapland in the company of reindeer, huskies, Northern Lights and, of course, Father Christmas. Days are packed with adventure, while the night skies are often lit up by the spectacular aurora borealis. Keep looking up... You'll stay in Tankavaara, a center of gold-mining in the region during the summer, in a lovely family-run hotel with a unique gold miner-themed restaurant. However, responsible tourism has the potential to act as an economic counterweight to the destructive practises of mining, and there are few more enjoyable ways to explore Lapland as a family than on a trip such as ...Read more >
From 1,230 excluding flights

Finland rail vacation, tailor made

On this rail vacation, you have a chance to experience the most scenic rail routes in Finland. Your tour starts from Helsinki by train to Parikkala. If you take the morning train, it is possible to stop between the trains either in Verla Unesco World Heritage site close to Kouvola or to visit the Parikkala Sculpture Park with 560 concrete statues and a magnificent garden by a self-learned sculptor Veijo Rönkkönen. I Parikkala-Savonlinna This train ride was nominated as the most beautiful train journey in Finland among the Finns. During this one-hour local train ride through our national landscape, you'll understand the name "land of the thousand lakes" which Finland is often called (even ...Read more >
From 897 excluding flights

Family winter activity vacation in Finland

This winter activity tour takes you up north to the most southern Arctic hills by rail from Helsinki. The rail journey to Oulu takes 6 hours and transfer from Oulu less than 2 hours. This vacation is a combination of an overnight husky safari with a 3-day ski or snowboard school making this vacation ideal for families with children from 7 years up to 16 years. Instead of the ski school you can also choose other winter activities. In our sample itinerary, we start by dogsledding but we can also start by the skiing part and leave dogsledding last as you wish. Unless you are able to take an earlier train, you will arrive by midnight to the husky farm and sleep the first night there. After ...Read more >
From 2,162 excluding flights

Cycling vacation in the Finnish Archipelago

After arrival in Turku and getting your bicycles from a rental shop next to the railway station, you are ready to start the cycle tour from island to island. You can book this island hopping tour with or without luggage transfers. During this round trip in the archipelago, you will start by following the shorter archipelago ring road starting from Naantali, a charming little seaside town 15km from Turku. Already next day you will leave the mainland and cycle 41km in hilly terrain to the Aasla island and take an archipelago ferry over to the Island of Seili with a long history as a sanatorium. During the 17th and 18th century the patients suffering from leprosy and mental illnesses never ...Read more >
From 1,100 excluding flights

Midsummer in Finland vacation

Midsummer  is the most important party of the Finnish summer. We are celebrating the nightless nights. The more north you go, the lighter the nights are. At Midsummer the Finns get to their summer cabins with their families, have sauna and barbeque together. An important tradition is the Midsummer fire, which is set on fire at Midnight. In summer and especially at Midsummer Finns like to dance. LIve orchestras are playing at country-side dance halls all over the country. Only 3km from the hotel there is a dance hall, where a legendary groups are performing regularly. Revontuli Resort  is located by the most beautiful Finnish lake n Hankasalmi, 49km east from the city of Jyväskylä in ...Read more >
From 1,485 excluding flights

Guided winter vacation in Lapland

This adventurous tour takes you from the Finnish Lapland all the way to Tromso in northern Norway - or the other way down. You will travel by bus from Kittilä to Hetta and from Hetta to Kilpisjärvi and finally, from Kilpisjärvi to Tromso. This is one of the Arctic bus routes available in the Nordics. On the way, you will experience a lot - a husky safari, a day in the life of a Sámi reindeer herder in 5th generation, a snowmobile safari in the amazing landscape of Kilpisjärvi, and a whale watching safari (December-January) or a Polar Fjord and fishing cruise (February-March) in Tromso. You have several chances for seeing the northern lights as you will stay two nights in igloo ...Read more >
From 2,530 excluding flights

Family self-drive tour in Finland

Enjoy a round-trip tour of western Finland, beginning and ending in Helsinki, with this self-drive vacation that is aimed at adventurous families with children aged 12 and under. A short drive from Helsinki Airport after picking up your rental car brings you to a sports hotel, where you’ll spend a couple of nights. A range of lake activities is available to you, as is sightseeing in the old capital, Turku, nearby. See the castle, the archaeological excavations of Aboa Vetus, or the museum ship. Continuing on to Naantali, a definite highlight of the tour is sure to be a visit to Moominland. The world of Tove Jansson’s cute and iconic hippo-like characters is brought to life on a fairytale ...Read more >
From 3,700 excluding flights

Autumn northern lights short break

Very potential season for northern lights but after the 22nd of September it gets more challenging for outdoor activities so we packed this tour full of local Sámi culture. You will meet charming and talented local Sámi people during your tour. Sámi people are indigenous people living in the northernmost Lapland of  Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. Please note! This tour can be adapted to your wishes. Hotel Korpikartano  served as a Menesjärvi Sami village school until 2005. As the disctances are long in Lapland, there was also a dormitory, where the children lived during the school year. The owners have renovated the old school to a comfortable hotel, which offers just a suitable ...Read more >
From 1,329 excluding flights

Finland self drive vacation, National Parks

Incredibly, there are almost 200,000 lakes in Finland – 40 to every 100 square kilometres. On this tailormade, self-drive tour which can range from four to nine days depending on your preferences, you’ll explore several of them through a series of magnificent national parks and protected areas. A recommended nine-day itinerary follows. After a couple of days in Helsinki, during which you can visit the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Fortress and take either a culinary or music-themed tour of the capital. From Helsinki you’ll drive to glorious Repovesi National Park, staying in a wilderness (no electricity!) cabin by a lake. Here you can take a guided kayaking tour in search of otters and ...Read more >
From 1,440 excluding flights

Helsinki to Porvoo cycling vacation in Finland

You will first meet your guide at the Helsinki Central Railway Station. Then pick up your bikes and head for cycling tour around the “Old Town Bay”. The Old Town Bay is where Helsinki was originally built. Your guide will tell you about the history of Helsinki while cycling through the parks around the bay. On your way you'll stop for a lunch. After dinner you will head to Summer night kayaking in the eastern archipelago of Helsinki. The kayaking is guided by local professional guides. Your guide will give you instructions and tell you more details about the tour. Enjoy this wonderful experience in the Helsinki archipelago while respecting the surrounding nature. You'll spend the night ...Read more >
From 885 excluding flights

Finland winter vacation, tour skating

Much more fun than winter sun, this family vacation in Finland is packed with exciting activities that you, and your kids, will absolutely love. Available in February and March, the trip takes place in a resort on Lake Saimaa, where winter sports are in abundance. In fact, this is renowned as the best place in Finland for ice skating, but there is a host of other things you can try here too, from snowshoeing to kick sledging. Your first full day sees you journey out across the frozen lake to the island of Kaarnetsaari. How you get there is entirely up to you: sledging, skating, horsedrawn sleigh perhaps? Along the way you’ll pause for a delicious lunch of hot soup, and even try some ice ...Read more >
From 888 excluding flights

Finland and Helsinki family vacation by train

With more and more people taking to the train as an environmental measure, there’s no better way to explore the landscapes and culture of Finland than by rail. This fabulous Finland family vacation lets you conveniently travel on a round-trip from Helsinki, with kid-friendly carriages, in a relaxed and eco-friendly fashion. Spend time in idyllic national parks such as Repovesi (perfect for a little cycling) and Linnansaari, which is composed of hundreds of islands and islets. Here you’ll tour the archipelago by motor boat, pausing for an island lunch by an open fire, and later by a giant canoe. Depending on your travel dates, on reaching the beautiful town of Savonlinna you’ll take a ...Read more >
From 1,998 excluding flights

Lake district of Finland vacation

This tour takes you through the beautiful Finnish lake district ecologically by bike and train. It introduces you to the local history, arts, architecture, culture, and cuisine on your way to the traditional Finnish landscapes. And let's not forget activities such as kayaking, cycling, and stand-up paddling. You'll visit a medieval castle, an old vicarage, lookout towers, an arts center, and Alvar Aalto - an architecture museum. Besides all the things happening on your vacation you will have time to relax in centrally located hotels and cozy B&Bs. This is a chance to experience the Finnish summer at its best. More of your path here: Hämeenlinna is a small town by lake Vanajavesi. The ...Read more >
From 1,940 excluding flights

Christmas in Finland, log cabin stay

Do you prefer your own privacy in a log cabin rather than a hotel vacation? This 4-night vacation package offers you a cosy log cabin with the best, family-friendly activities on snow in the northwestern Lapland. The ski village is called Äkaslompolo and it is located in the area of the large Ylläs ski resort spreading around the Ylläs fell. There is a cozy small log cabin for 1-4 people available for Christmas. The cabin is not serviced but we have included catering bringing you breakfast ingredients and preparing one dinner or you at the cabin. On the other nights, you will have dinner in 3 different kinds of restaurants, two of them in walking distance. All transfers are shared. The ...Read more >
From 2,280 excluding flights

Helsinki and Rovaniemi Christmas vacation with Santa

Looking to do something a little different for Christmas this year? A family vacation in Finnish Lapland will enchant you. Begin in the capital, Helsinki, when the city is at its prettiest, as you tour the Christmas market in search of traditional delicacies and handicrafts made by local artisans: the perfect stocking fillers. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Helsinki, including a yummy confectionery factory, before you head further north to Lapland, aboard a night train with connected family cabins: this is a wonderful experience in itself. You’ll arrive in Kemijarvi in time for breakfast, then the group will split into two, with the first moving on to the Joosula guesthouse, and the other to ...Read more >
From 2,300 excluding flights

Helsinki city break, winter sports & gastronomy

This tailor made Helsinki city break is a wonderful combination for people who want to enjoy the culture and life and soul of Finland’s vibrant capital city, but also experience the nearby natural environs either during summer or winter. In the capital itself, we can arrange tours to see its Art Nouveau architecture, for which the city is famous, as well as museums and galleries. We also invite you to take a culinary tour of the city. We can also recommend cultural events such as concerts, opera or sports depending on your desired time of travel. We offer various options for your time outside the city on this short break too, depending on your interests and also the seaso. You can opt for ...Read more >
From 634 excluding flights

Helsinki tour in Finland

On the Helsinki City Walk you will see and visit all the main attractions in the city center of Helsinki, for example the Senate Square and the Market Square. Another option is to take a guided cycling tour around the western side of Helsinki. This tour is a little more sporty and makes most of the beautiful coast line of our capital city. You also have time for visiting a museum or for example Suomenlinna sea fortress. Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide from the previous day will let you know how to get to this historically important island. A sustainable way of moving around Helsinki is by bike. Our guide will meet you at your hotel take you to the starting point ...Read more >
From 1,130 excluding flights

Wildlife photgraphy tour in Finland

Book a week-long summer photo tour of Finland. During the week you’ll have opportunities to work with two professional nature and wildlife photographers Timo Seppäläinen and Lassi Rautiainen. Your tour starts from Savonlinna where you will take a sunset boat trip on lake Saimaa observing and photographing Saimaa ringed seals. The population of these endangered seals is estimated to be 430-440 at the moment. Your photographer guide Timo is a very experienced nature photographer and will take care you are not disturbing the animals. On the car drive to Kuhmo, you will stop at Koli National Park. The landscape which opens up from Koli is said to be the national landscape of Finland. ...Read more >
From 2,300 excluding flights
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