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See the beauty of the fjords with fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Finland. Your adventure begins in Oulu, a perfect mix of northern nature, urban city culture and original local flavor. From Oulu, visit a fishing village and an authentic organic brewery. Continue on to Tornio, into Lapland where you’ll visit a reindeer farm and the chance to meet Santa Clause in his hometown of Rovaniemi. Get your Christmas list ready to deliver personally to Santa. Join us to experience Finland’s exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Finland you’ll treasure forever.
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ARRIVE IN OULU, FINLAND Welcome to Oulu! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
OULU–EXCURSION TO HAILOUTO The Creative Edge HAILOUTO Ferry crossing to the island for a guided visit of the Marjaniemi fishing village followed by lunch and a guided visit to an organic brewery with tasting.
Breakfast Lunch 68 mi/ 110 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Hailuoto is the largest island in the Bothnian Bay. The island started to rise from the sea approximately 2,000 years ago and continues to do so. Eventually the island will adjoin mainland as the rising shoreline is constantly changing to form a living conservation area. The manmade environment in Hailuoto, characterized by well-preserved traditional buildings, together with its unique natural features, has earned Hailuoto the designation as one of Finland’s national landscapes—and the only national landscape covering the entire municipality.
OULU–TORNIO A city of reindeers & borderless opportunities OULU Free time this morning.TORNIO Visit a reindeer farm.
Breakfast 84 mi/ 135 kmFREE TIME TIPSNATURAL WONDERS Consider an optional excursion to witness the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)--one of nature’s most dazzling phenomena, visible in just a few places in the world. Join your guide in one of the best locations to witness this incredible sight in the skies over Lapland.
TORNIO-EXCURSION TO ROVANIEMI HoHoHo ROVANIEMI A full-day excursion to Rovaniemi includes a visit to Santa Claus Village.
Breakfast 155 mi / 250 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE About a hundred years ago, a passer-by started spreading the word about the true location of Santa’s real home. Since then, Santa has traveled to the Arctic Circle to meet with kids from 1 to 92 to hear Christmas wishes in his remote Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi. Enjoy a visit with Old St. Nick and receive your official Arctic Circle Certificate documenting your crossing this hemispheric line.
TORNIO–KEMI–OULU Let it Snow! KEMI Visit the Snow Experience.OULU Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Dinner93 mi / 150 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT WINTER WONDERLAND Step into a winter wonderland any day of the year in Kemi. Walk on the snowy floors and admire the amazing ice sculptures as their themes and colors change before your eyes. Slip down the ice slide, sit by the ice tables, and snap selfies in this snowy scene.
OULU Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.