Once you arrive, meet up with a local city guide for a sightseeing tour around the alluring city. Drive past the bustling Market Square and absorb its scents, sounds and atmosphere, then drop by the Senate Square for a unique and cohesive spread of neoclassical architecture, where you can take in the sights of the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the National Library of Finland and the main building of the University of Helsinki all in one place. Continue on to the Sibelius Monument, a structure resembling organ pipes that is dedicated to world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Last but not least, visit the Temppeliaukio Church, where the interior walls are created naturally by rock, giving rise to its nickname as the ‘Rock Church’.
Enjoy the day free at leisure to explore Helsinki on your own, where there’s plenty to do and see. You may wish to take up an optional excursion to Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, via ferry for the rich cultural scene and the stunning medieval and historical structures.
Board a domestic flight to Ivalo, a small village in the municipality of Inari in Finland that is home to the northernmost airport in Finland and the whole of Europe. We will drive to up north and cross border into Norway, reaching Kirkenes, a small town but famous for it king crab. Tonight, embark on a phenomenal King Crab Safari with Aurora Hunting, where you will get a chance to catch the Northern Lights and the Arctic King Crab with your own hands (metaphorically, not literally) and learn how to cook and eat these huge creatures that can grow up to 15 kilograms in weight. Depending on the weather conditions, you will head out to the fjord either by snowmobile sledge or boat. Indulge in a hearty dinner and savour the sweet freshness of your king crab. Note: the appearance of the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed as it is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is subject to weather conditions.
Enjoy a scenic drive along the way with a gorgeous scenery featuring the snowcapped mountains and crystal-blue fjords of Norway before you cross the border back into Saariselka, Finland. This afternoon, get set for a night of wonder as we make arrangements for you to stay in a comfortable and unique glass igloo for tonight’s accommodation. Be mesmerized by the clear starry skies as you cuddle up in the warm, toasty bed, and admire the unmarred beauty of the surrounding snowy landscapes. If conditions permit and sighting is good, take a walk in search of the Northern Lights with your Tour Manager.
Your day of adventure begins with a visit to a husky dog farm, where you will be greeted with the sight of these friendly and enthusiastic dogs. Discover more about these amazing huskies as well as life on the farm, before taking off on a husky safari where they bring you racing through the layers of snow. After dinner, embark on a thrilling Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) chase as you move around on
snowmobiles through the dark landscape. If Lady Luck is on our side, you will be able to witness Earth’s most magnificent and colourful lights show – a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget. Note: We are unable to guarantee that you will observe the Northern Lights as it is a natural phenomenon and is subject to weather conditions. Only two persons to each snowmobile, and the driver must be 18 years old and above with a valid
Fulfil your childhood dreams as we depart for Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus and land of fairytales. Pay a visit to Santa Claus Village where you can peruse through the numerous souvenir shops and send a postcard from the Santa’s Main Post Office to receive a special Arctic Circle stamp. You will also be awarded with an Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate as proof of your journey across the Arctic Circle. On top of that, meet Santa Claus in the Christmas House of the Santa Claus Holiday Village and receive a lasting memory of the meeting in the form of a high quality photo. Last but not least, embark on an unforgettable reindeer sleigh ride and grab the opportunity to earn your very own reindeer driving license. Tonight, join us for a Northern Light Chase by bus and seek out the mysterious green light everyone wants to see. And if luck is with you, get ready for an amazing light show to remember!
Visit the Ranua Wildlife Park, which consists of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. Follow a local guide as he leads you around to see bears, reindeers, wolves, gluttons, lynxes, moose, birds and Finland polar bears up close and personal, and learn more about these Nordic and Arctic animals. Make your way back to Rovaniemi to rest for the night.
Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional.
*minimum group size may apply
*it is subject to time permit
• Tallinn: €150-€180 (seasonal price subject to ferry availability)
These additional activities enrich your experiences; however it is entirely optional and will be at your own discretion. Minimum group size may apply and subject to schedule.
• A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure.
• The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in
the event of unforeseen circumstances.
• Winter activities are subject to weather conditions.
• During major events, accommodation may be re-located to outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.
Do note that the third bed for triple room may be a "roll-away" bed.
The below chart serves a guideline and may not be applicable to all destinations.
For maximum comfort, we highly recommend a family of four to stay in two rooms.
If extra bed are not available, passengers will be put into : 1 Standard Double / Twin Room + 1 Standard Single Room
As it was our first time travelling with such extreme weather conditions, we were worried about a lot of things. Thanks to Andy, he ensured that he were aware of what to wear and bring prior to the trip and eased a lot of our worries with his efficient replies and vast knowledge of the tour. During the trip, travelling with Andy proved to be a breeze and he was a great pillar of support and trust to us, always making sure that we were well taken care of and we always knew ahead of what to expect during the tour.We also had many great meals thanks to his recommendations and we definitely made full use of our time there with his great time management! A responsible tour leader is an essential part of any tour and we are so glad that we have Andy. Noone gets neglected no matter you are 18 or 80 with him. We would recommend Andy and Euholidays for a great holiday experience!
Another happy experience with EU holidays. It was a well planned and well spent holiday!A very big Thank You!!! to our tour manager, Eddy Loh for taking good care of us, ensuring all things went smoothly.A very cheerful manager , encouraging us when we didn't see the northern lights the first night. It's his positiveness that brings us a few nights of northern lights experience. CHEERS!Regardless of any sudden requests or situations, Eddy always go all out to manage or handle it. There was once the bus did not appear and Eddy walk all the way out in the cold (-17°c) to get the bus driver.We have to agree that Eddy have the most beautiful voice. "HENG, HUAT, ONG!" KUDOS to Eddy!Not forgetting Tammy who have helped us with the booking. Thank you!Overall, great experience and we are happy customers.
This was my first time joining a group tour with EU holidays. Special thanks to John for bringing some of the Aurora-hunting enthusiasts out in Rovaniemi during his own free time to try help us catch a 3rd glimpse. Though it was futile due to thick clouds, truly appreciate his efforts & gesture. He also took good care of the group during the check-in and tax refund procedures. Well done!
Ricky was very responsive to our queries and needs and clearly cared enough to make all the tour members at ease with one other by encouraging everyone to go for the snow sledding, organising activities such as casual icebreaker sharing sessions on the bus, jio us for card games during those long travelling journey to help to kill time.He gave good recommendations of makan places when we need to settle our own meals and other attractions/shopping places nearby our hotel which we can go explore during our free time.After we checked into the Kelo glass igloo, he came by each igloo to check if we are familiar with the use of our private sauna despite the freezing cold.One of the attractions on the itinerary is Ranua wildlife park, he constantly reminds us to be careful on the slippery pavement and he made sure the pace of the local guide is just nice for everyone. He will alert us of those slippery corners by staying put at those spots and ensure we walked passed safely.On the last day, our tour group were split into 2 groups as a small portion of them went for the icebreaker cruise tour. The initial plan was both groups to meet at the airport, but he specially came back to our hotel after the cruise tour. He made sure the remaining tour members boarded the airport transfer bus and instructed the bus driver on the location of the drop off point at the airport.Appreciate his thoughtfulness, sincerity and kind gestures. Great scenery, great company. Truly one of my most memorable trips.Ricky, hope you can fulfil your dream one day. Dream BIG and continue to work hard and persevere on!
Mr Ricky Woo is an awesome tour manager. He is very passionate in his job. He is cheerful, positive, humourous and charming. He made effort to greet and contact us via text messages and e-mails a few weeks before the tour started. Providing us with information on the optional tours and meet up points.During the tour, he never fail to update us with our wake up and breakfast timing, and schedule for the day etc. He even made the effort and initiative to create a whatsapp group chat for everybody.He is also very caring and thoughtful to all of us especially towards the older folks in our tour. He is very sincere and has a big heart. He is always helping everybody to take photos and videos without us asking. Sacrificing himself in the freezing cold weather to help take pictures and videos when everybody is sledging down slope. He did this for 30 minutes straight!A huge thank you to him! We all had an interesting and wonderful ice breaking session on one of our long bus ride and it made everybody bonded and got closer together as a group.He even made the effort to check our tour mates birthdays and surprised them with a birthday cake. Such a thoughtful guy! Thanks to his luck, we managed to catch the aurora thrice on this trip too!He is indeed the King of Europe, very knowledgable and informative. We will definitely choose him again if we ever go on tour with EU. Thank you for making our first group tour holiday a memorable one!
Huge thanks to Ricky who has managed and led the tour magnificently well during our holiday. My family and I have enjoyed ourselves immensely on the itinerary - husky ride, kelo igloo, reindeer sleigh, Arctic zoo, king crabs etc, and the additional arrangements he made for us to view the aurora again on our last night (not forgetting the photographer hired to capture those amazing shots). We were extremely fortunate and lucky to catch the aurora thrice during our journey.Thank you for the wonderful adventure and journey for the past 10 days! �
My friend and I had an awesome and enjoyable trip, especially the aurora chasing. We managed to capture the aurora on 3 nights! This is all worth the money spent.We would like to thank our tour manager, Ricky, for his professionalism, helpfulness and patience. Before departure, Ricky has been constantly updating us on important reminders, hotels, optional tours. A group chat was also created by Ricky for ease of communication and sharing of photos. Ricky has also made an effort to prepare a detailed itinerary for each of us which clearly shows the timeline of activities for each day.The tour is well-paced and ample time was given to enjoy each attractions/activities. Never once we are rushed by our tour guide.Ricky is also very chatty and kept us entertained on the coach. Despite the cold freezing weather, he is always ready to help take photos for his tour members.We also appreciated his kind gesture of helping to carry heavy shopping bag, luggage, and also bringing additional shoes spikes and portable weighing scale for those who need it.Moveover, a birthday cake was specially prepared for my friend and another tour member!The tour would have been perfect if the included lunch/dinner can be of better standard.Overall, it was a memorable trip for us. And once a again, Thank you Ricky!
This was our first time joining group tour with EU holidays. Thanks to our tour manager, Ricky Woo, has led the group of 30 people very well. I'm really surprised that he can remember & call all the members' name which was really not an easy task.Ricky is very friendly & professional, he takes good care for all of us during the trip (Finland, Estonia, Norway & Sweden). Really appreciate his effort to help take photos for all of us in such a freezing cold weather without putting on his gloves & his toy cards to kill our time in the Long journey ferry trip back from Tallinn and also to introduce ourselves so as to get our tour members to bond together.He also made special arrangements by surprising 2 members who are celebrating their birthdays this month which was really nice.We were very lucky to see Aurora Borealis on 2 occasions (snowmobile adventure & Kelo glass igloo) & had so much fun in the activities such as snowmobile adventure, husky sledding, Santa Claus reindeer sleigh ride & ice breaker & not forgetting eating the King Crabs.The trip was well-organised & went smoothly under his good management. Thumbs UP for Ricky & thanks for giving us a wonderful time. Keep up your good work & don't give up in pursuing your dreams & also my dreams as well (u know right?)Once again thank you Ricky & all our group members for making the trip a memorable one.
We just ended our group tour and we have to say that we are deeply impressed by Ricky Woo dedication and professionalism as a tour manager.Right before the tour we are constantly updated with information with regards to the tour. From the start of tour once we met up at the airport, everything was done very systematically with utmost efficiency. This professionalism and efficiencies continued till the end of tour. No time wasted and we were never ever rushed.He gave very clear concise instructions to every tour members everyday, like meet up time, departing time, where we will be going, what will will be having etc. To top it up he will give us all a morning call everyday.I believe he also handled several request from tour members which was all done with a smile on his face. Constantly during the tour he would volunteer and help tour members with photo and video takings as well, all done in the freezing cold of Finland and Norway.Ricky Woo has a big heart. I can see that he would take good care of the older folks in the tour group. Preparing extra ice grips for them and those that has bad grip on their shoes during our Zoo visit.On one of the longer coach journey, he shared with us his story and we had a ice breaking session by introducing ourselves. Though awkward at first, this somehow got all the tour members closer.He even prepared a birthday cake on our last night in Rovaniemi for two of the tour members. Once again this show how big a heart he has. To top it all off he arrange an additional aurora hunting that comes with an expert guide and photographer.Personally for us that is one of the highlights, trying on snow shoes and having hot dogs and marshmallow with hot berry tea at the campfire in the wilderness is just icing on the cake!Now that our tour has ended, both me and my partner will definitely miss his cheerfulness, sense of humor, and big heart! Will definitely recommend him to anybody interested in joining a tour.Ricky Woo is definitely an asset to the company, I believe EU Holiday will excel even further with his dedication, professionalism, efficiencies, bigheartedness, thoughtfulness, and cheerfulness.We look forward to our next holiday with EU and we will definitely choose to be on a tour with him as our tour manager again.
Prices shown are just guideline and are not guaranteed until purchase is completed.
Price shown are in SGD
Prices based on twin sharing, and does not include airport taxes and fuel surcharges, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
All tours subject to group size for confirmation
Land arrangement excludes flight arrangements, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
Tour fare does not include visa charges. Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country. Please refer to http://cibtvisas.sg for visa requirement and charges
09/11/2018 10D7N WINTER FINLAND + KING CRAB SAFARI