The city tour covers all the major sights of Helsinki including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of solid rock and topped with a copper dome. Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favourite venue for concerts.
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport and take the flight to Rovaniemi. Arrive at Rovaniemi and transfer to the hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
Overnight at Rovaniemi.
Designed by Eila Hiltunen, Sibelius Park was constructed to honour Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. He was known for his set of seven symphonies and compositions such as Finlandia, the Karelia Suite and Valse Triste. He was one of the composers in the world who had candidly been able to capture the nature, history and myths of his own people in his notes. The Sibelius Monument is the most visited and loved attractions of Helsinki, which is made to look like a pipe organ. Take a tour of the park and gaze at this work of art at the monument, one of the well-known attractions of the city.
Praised for its creativity and extraordinary use of natural space for a church, Temppeliaukio Church an architectural marvel of Helsinki. With glorious natural light glazing through the dome, the church is also used as a concert hall due to its acoustics created by rough and rugged rock surfaces of the interior. Widely known as Rock Church, the magnificent structure was established in 1969. One of the unique churches of the world, it is undoubtedly a must-visit place in Helsinki.
Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Santa Claus himself, visit Santa’s Official Post Office, indulge some shopping and enjoy lunch (on your own) in one of the restaurants. Head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeers, try a short reindeer sleigh ride and take part in the special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony. "Crossing of the Arctic Circle" certificate is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari. Head back to the city on snowmobiles.
Overnight at Rovaniemi.
Located in the capital city of Lapland in Finland, Santa Claus Village has some magical sights and attractions that offer an authentic Christmas experience. Well-known around the world, the village is considered as the hometown of Santa Claus and is built atop Arctic Circle. This is a once in a lifetime chance which will be etched to your memory forever. Before you leave, meet the jolly man himself and send a postcard from Santa Claus’s official post office.
Finland gives you a magical chance to cross the Arctic Circle on a snowmobile that runs through Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. A circular latitude which runs through the north of the Equator, Arctic Circle is the southernmost latitude from where the sun stays below or above the horizon for 24-hours. It’s undoubtedly an unforgettable experience in itself!
A magical phenomenon, the Northern Lights are a sight to behold. It’s not easy to catch a glimpse of these surreal lights, but when you do, you’ll be speechless. Nature’s most spectacular show, Rovaniemi is the best place to hunt the Northern lights. But when the skies are clear and dark, depend on your luck and keep your eyes wide open.
Spend the morning and afternoon at leisure.
As the night falls and the stars start to twinkle, drive out from the sleeping city to a husky farm where happy sledge dogs are waiting for you. Learn how to mush your own team of huskies as you start your journey in the dark, hoping for the Aurora Borealis to appear and the stars to light your path. Stop for a break in the wilderness and take photos. Drive two persons per team, but there is a possibility to change the driver along the way. After the safari, warm up with a hot cup of berry juice and listen to the stories of husky musher’s life.
Overnight at Rovaniemi.
Note: The average length of the trail is 12-17 km, but the weather conditions and the skills of the participants may affect the length of the ride.
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