12D LET’S GO AURORA FINLAND & NORWAY + HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE

TOUR CODE : EWFN 12

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

  • Hammerfest
  • Winter Horse Sledging (FIRST in SINGAPORE)
  • Glass Igloo
  • Night Aurora Hunting Safari by Snowmobile and King Crab Safari
  • Husky Sledge Experience
  • Visit to Reindeer Farm
  • Visit to Santa Claus Village
  • Crossing of Arctic Circle Certificate
  • Sail on the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea

ACCOMMODATION

4 STAR HOTEL

SPECIAL MEAL

  • 9 Breakfast
  • 3 Lunch
  • 3 Dinner
Day 1 : DEPARTURE / HELSINK
(MOB)
Assemble at airport for your long haul flight to the capital of Finland – Helsinki.
Day 2 : HELSINKI / SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE / WINTER HORSE SLEDGING / ROVANIEMI
(D)
– Transit to Rovaniemi – considered to be the home of Santa Claus.
– Visit to Santa Claus Village where you will have an opportunity to post a postcard from the Main Post Office. All postcards send from there will get a special Arctic Circle Stamp on them.
– Collect an Arctic Circle Certificate with your name and a special Arctic Circle stamp with the date to prove you have crossed the Arctic Circle.
– Photo opportunity with Santa Claus (own expenses) Ride a traditional horse sledge (400m), pulled by instructor and understand the life and habits of an Irish Cob
– Northern Light Hunting by tour manager. A walk of about 15mins is required
Day 3 : ROVANIEMI / RANUA WILDLIFE / HUSKY DOG FARM / NORTHERN FINLAND
(B/L)
– Excursion to the Rauna Wildlife Park (World’s Northern Most Zoo) which consist of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. You will have the chance to be in close contact with the various Nordic and Arctic animals like bears, reindeers, wolves, gluttons, Iynxes, moose, birds and Finland Polar Bear. Welcome drink of Hot Chocolate in the snow igloo (valid only with the opening of the Igloo estimated at 1st Dec – 31st Mar, if the Snow Igloo is not available, Hot Chocolate will be served in the restaurant)
– A ranger will guide you and explain to you with indepth knowledge of the different Arctic animals
– Husky Dog Farm (2hr Activity) – meeting the dogs and have a closer look at them. The guide tells you about their life habits and particular features of the husky dogs. The culmination of the tour is a ride in a dog sledge
– Travel north, the chance to see the Northern light is greatly increase
– Transfer to High End Deluxe Glass Igloos with Aurora Alarm for our overnight stay – this is an unforgettable experience not to be missed
– Northern Light Hunting by tour manager. A walk of about 15mins is required
Day 4 : 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 characteristics 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 Light Hunting by tour manager. A walk of about 15mins is required
Day 5 : NORTHERN FINLAND / KIRKENES
(Buffet Breakfast, Eat all you can King Crab Safari)
– Cross the border and transfer to Norway
– With out 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 end the safari with an all you can eat King Crab served the Norwegian way with Mustard and wine.
Day 6 : KIRKENES / HURTIGURTEN CRUISE
(B)
– Transfer to the seaport to commence our famous Hurtigurten cruise
– The cruise will do port stop at Vardo, Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Oksfjord, Skjervo
(Cruise post stop is weather dependent and very with different cruise ship, reverse itinerary passengers will stop at Honningsvag – North Cape, instead of Hammerfest)
Day 7 : HURTIGURTEN CRUISE / HAMMERFEST / TROMSO
(B)
– Hammerfest – Northern most town in the world
– 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 (own expense)
– Arrival Tromso late night.
Day 8 : TROMSO NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNTING

(B/D)
– Morning, free at leisure. You may wish to join whale watching excursion or visit Mt Floya which provides a panaromic view of the city of Tromso
– After dinner, embark on a 5hrs Northern Lights Hunting tour with a dedicated Northern Lights Hunter/Photographer. Chances is greatly enhanced as the professional will monitor the clouds activity in deciding the best route.
– If the weather is good, we will also provide phototaking for you and your family at no extra cost (we will provide one group picture and one scenery picture per person)

Day 9 :TROMSO / HELSINKI
(B)
Domestic flight to Helsinki
** Do note that there is no direct flight to Helsinki and may transit 1-2 times
Day 10 : HELSINKI
(B/L)
Helsinki city tour: Visit Senate Square, White Cathedral.
Continue to Market’s Place, the coastal streets of Helsinki. Photo stop at Sibelius Monument, created by Eila Hiltunen in honour of composer, jean Sibelius. Visit to Temppeliaukion Church which is constructed out of solid rock.
Day 11 : HELSINKI / HOME
(B/MOB)
Free at leisure till transfer to the airport for your return flight back home.
Opportunity for you to join a full day excursion to Tallin with lunch subject to your flight departure time (own expense)
Day 12 : HOME

IMPORTANT NOTE
The sequence of the itinerary, meals and hotel arrangement are subject to the final adjustment of the local ground operator and flight schedule is subject to airline in use.

Departures & Prices

JANUARY 2019

Tour Code Departure Adult (Twin) Child With Bed Status
01EWFN1210/19AY 10 JAN 2019 19199 19199 LIMITED
Day Flight Code From To Departure Arrival
10 Jan AY 132 SIN HEL 2345 0545+1
11 Jan AY 531 HEL OUL 0855 1000
18 Jan TBA TOS HEL TBA TBA
20 Jan AY131 HEL SIN 2355 1710+1

Service Fee and Additional Excursions

  1. Service fee – Euro 139
  2. Seaport tax
  3. Ranua Wildlife Park
  4. Domestic flight airport tax

Total: Euro 320

Trip Inclusive

  • Return economy air fare.
  • Accommodations (As per itinerary)
  • Tours and sightseeing entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Airport & Fuel Taxes (Subject to changes).
  • Tipping / Gratuities for Tour Leader, Tour guide and Driver

Trip Excluded

  • Porterage service at hotel / airport
  • All Personal Expenses and other items not mentioned in the program
  • Any other entrance fees and extra meals & drink not mentioned in the program.
  • Excess baggage fees.
  • Travel insurance

REMARKS

  • Sequence of itinerary may change due to limitation of glass igloos and domestic flighs
  • Money Back Guarantee – Northern Lights is a natural occurring event, 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 this trip, we will refund SGD$80/couple in travel voucher
  • Weather condition in Lapland is very unpredictable, roads and attractions may close at short notice, we will proceed with the alternative routings in such scenarios based on the best possible situation
  • Inside cabin on Hurtigurten Cruise is provided, however cruise ship do upgrade passengers at random
  • Lapland Hotels has no star grading – equivalent will be provided
  • Tour manager will make the best possible decision when hunting the Northern Lights and if the weather conditions in not favourable, will cancel the walk
DISCLAIMER Images featured are for provisional purpose only. We reserve the right to alter the sequence or change or amend the itinerary if necessary, with or without prior notice. The above information is correct at the time of printing and for references only. All flight and hotel are provisional and will be subject to final confirmation. *Term and conditions apply when you purchase this full package / ground tour, kindly please refer to the term and conditions at the back page of invoice, separate document attached.