June 3 to 9, 2022
There are many reasons to love Rovaniemi – spellbinding nature and phenomena, Lappish traditions and culture, urban life and wild activities. A variety of cultural institutions, tourist attractions, shopping centres, sports facilities, restaurants and bars have earned Rovaniemi a reputation as the vibrant provincial capital of Lapland.
International flights to Helsinki
07:25 AY 531 to Rovaniemi
Meet your Finnair host Mr Sebastian Grossmann at the gate before boarding
Arrival at Rovaniemi Airport
Meet Ms Salla Tauriainen, Visit Rovaniemi (Tel: +358 40 7762418) at the airport
Transfer to Arctic Light Hotel
Breakfast & Check-in
Arctic Light Hotel is the essence of supreme comfort and be appreciated for offering a personalized stay on the Arctic Circle
11:00 Riverboat transfer to Arktikum by Lapland Safaris
12:00 Guided tour (1 hour) in museum & Science Center Arktikum
Arktikum exhibitions lead guests on an adventure to Finnish Lapland and the Arctic region. The exhibitions provide a comprehensive section of the history and culture of Lapland as well as of Arctic knowledge
13:00 Riverboat transfer to Kotisaari Island for lunch
Now we have change to visit the picturesque island, which is operated by Lapland Safaris. Between the late 19th century and 1980, Kotisaari Island was a meeting point for the lumberjacks of Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Now it's a tourist attraction, which can be reached by a daily boat and one of the lumberjack buildings has been turned into a tavern
15:00 Back at hotel & Free time & Time for afternoon nap
18:00 Visit to hotels in city centre
Hostel & Café Koti is situated right in the city center of Rovaniemi. Rooms have their own bathrooms and light breakfast is included in the private room price
Scandic City Rovaniemi
A calm and cozy hotel right in the centre of Rovaniemi. The stylishly refurbished rooms and extensive room selection cater for all needs
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, located in the center of Rovaniemi, is a high-class, international hotel featuring Lappish hospitality
19:00 Dinner at Roka Wine & Kitchen.
The culinary cornerstone of Roka Kitchen & Wine Bar is in relaxed Northern Finnish cuisine with a twist of European flavours. Our respect for ingredients shows on the plate
21:00 Midnight Sun Golf at Santa Claus Golf Course.
The summer golf season starts in May and continues until the beginning of October. In June and July you can play around the clock under the midnight sun as the sun does not set at all. The reindeer that roam freely on the golf course, might join you on your round
00:00 Return to city centre
Late morning & Free time
14:00 Efatbiking at Ounasvaara Hill – Admire the amazing Lappish landscape!
Roll Outdoors offers bike rentals and guided tours in the city of Rovaniemi. The trails and the hill of Ounasvaara are our favorite playgrounds when talking about mountain biking. They are just a 5-minute ride away from city centre
Visit to local handicraft workshop – Meet the locals!
There are long traditions of making arts and handicrafts out of local materials like wood and reindeer antler in Lapland. You are invited to visit the artisan workshop and home of Mrs. Irene & Mr. Ari Kangasniemi to have deeper understanding on local way of living and having a chance to make our own
souvenirs. Coffee, tea and home-made blueberry juice served during the visit
16:00 Visit to Lapland Brewery – Let's pick locally made sauna drinks with us!
Lapland Brewery is Finland's northernmost brewery. It is Inspired by the Wilderness of the North – this is where great ideas for great beers comes from. Fresh aroma for the beer comes from naturally clean Lappish water, winds, touch of the Northern light, Midnight sun and Polar Night
17:00 Saturday Sauna & Cosy barbeque dinner - Let's enjoy a traditional sauna evening by a lake!
Sauna bathing is part of the Finnish identity just as essentially as rye bread is part of the customary diet. Sauna bathing does not only clean the body but also purifies the mind. The basic sauna ritual is the same as it always was: warming up, sweating, taking löyly vapour and whisking, washing and cooling off
During the evening we will enjoy cosy barbeque dinner
22:00 Midnight Sun Photography tour by Beyond Arctic
During June and July, the Sun does not set below the horizon. We experience some dumbfounding displays of colours as they slowly settle over the horizon. On this tour we will take you to the best locations around Rovaniemi to experience and photograph this unique natural phenomenon
01:00 Return to city centre
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
10:00 Transfer to Santa Claus Village
Christmas magic can be experienced year-round Santa Claus Village. This magical latitude has attracted travelers since 1950's and since that crossing the Arctic Circle, 66°33′45.9′′, has been on the bucket list.
*Meet Santa Claus
* Cross the Arctic Circle on your own style
* Send your post cards from Santa Claus' Main Post Office
* Meet reindeer in Santa Claus Reindeer Park
* Shop at Iittala and Marimekko brand stores
* Have a cup of coffee in some of the restaurants
12:30 Transfer to Rovaniemi airport
14:15 AY 534 to Helsinki
15:30 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Meet your bus driver in arrival hall
Transfer with Åbergin Linja coach to city center
Check-in at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Helsinki
18:30 Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Kati Paasi (tel: +358 50 479 3459) at the hotel lobby
A short walk to Esplanadi park
19:00 Dinner at restaurant Kappeli
Kappeli was built in 1867 in the middle of Esplanadi, in the heart of Helsinki. It was the place to be – and the place to be seen. It started out as a place where people came together, and it has stayed that way ever since. Kappeli witnessed the Golden Age of Finnish Art. Art that still adorns the walls. Today, Kappeli offers a unique restaurant experience including a bar, café, restaurant, banqueting rooms in the cellar and an outdoor terrace
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
10:00 Lobby Call, meet your Helsinki Partners hosts Ms Tia Lehtinen (tel: +358 40 533 9568) and Ms Heidi Johansson at the hotel lobby
10:00 -13:00 Helsinki City Tour
The tour focuses on the fresh and surprising character of Helsinki. During the tour you will be introduced to the main attractions of Helsinki as well as to some of the hot spots of the local design scene and explore different types of urban phenomena and venues. You will also discover a few delicious secrets of Helsinki's food culture. Explore and be inspired!
13:00 Clarion Hotel Helsinki site inspection
The Clarion Hotel Helsinki stands out from the crowd. With the 16-floor towers, the Clarion Hotel Helsinki is an impressive landmark offering a vibrant meeting place in the city. The hotel has 425 stylish rooms, an events venue for up to 1,000 people and a Kitchen & Table restaurant
13:30 Lunch at restaurant Story Telakkaranta
Brand new addition to the Story restaurant group enjoys an unbeatable location by the sea in the fashionable Punavuori district. Story Telakkaranta is an unbeatable combination of beautiful and lively premises, top chefs and confectioners, professionals in wine and service & love for the craft and fresh ingredients
15:00 Departure by bus to Turku
17:30 Check-in at Scandic Hamburger Börs
19:00 - 21:30 Dinner served at the hotel
Midnight Sun Event Program in Turku and Naantali
Breakfast at the hotel
Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Tarja Koivisto in hotel lobby
12:30 Departure by bus to Fiskars Village
14:00 Guided tour in Fiskars and visits to design boutiques
16:30 Drive to Mustio Manor
Guided tour in Mustio Manor
20:00 Transfer to Helsinki Airport
21:00 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
10.6. 00:15 AY 131 to Singapore / 00:45 AY 143 to Bangkok
Thank you for visiting Finland!