Hunt for the elusive northern lights and discover fascinating Finland, “Daughter of the Baltic.” Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of Finland with overnights surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team.
One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland with The Sisterhood – Women Only Travel Group!
We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!
Upon arrival, your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall to transport you to our hotel. You’ll have an entire day and night for rest, rejuvenation, and independent exploration. This evening, we’ll meet informally for a cocktail hour. Hotel: Lilla Roberts Hotel Helsinki
Hei Helsinki! Finland’s vibrant capital, where history converges with architectural style and combines with a laid-back vibe across beautiful islands and pristine public parks, welcomes you. Today, you have more free time to explore independently with your newfound BFF’s! This evening, we’ll gather with our new Sisters for a Welcome Dinner in the city center. Hyvää ruokahalua! (Bon appetit!) (B, D) Hotel: Lilla Roberts Hotel Helsinki
Today, we’ll join a local expert for an engaging city tour. If Finland’s heart beats in Helsinki, then Helsinki’s core is in Senate Square, home of Helsinki Cathedral, the city’s most iconic building. We’ll walk the streets of empiric-designed Tori Quarters before enjoying some free time in Market Square, the city’s most famous international market. See the steel monument dedicated to the composer Sibelius. During more leisure time, we’ll explore more of Helsinki together with our Sisters. (B) Hotel: Lilla Roberts Hotel Helsinki
This morning, we’ll escape to northernmost Finland’s winter wonderland onboard a flight to Ivalo and magical Lapland. Like a storybook come to life, Lapland’s culture is steeped in myth and legend. Relish encounters with reindeer and unspoiled views of the northern lights. At the breathtaking Kakslauttanen Resort, you’ll spend two nights in your very own Finnish log cabin (single or double occupancy), indulging in your Finnish sauna and other unique fixtures. We’ll trek north toward Inari on a chase for the northern lights. Stops along the pursuit allow will allow us the chance for a front-row seat at nature’s dazzling, electric light show. (B, D) Hotel: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – West Village, Kakslauttanen
Today, let’s hit the snow and mush to breakfast aboard an authentic Finnish sleigh. From Kakslauttanen, we’ll head to the home of Santa Claus, an epicenter of Christmas cheer. Among prancing reindeer, learn about Santa’s origins during a meet and greet at his house. Under the Arctic moonlight, a reindeer farmer introduces you to some friendly, Lappish reindeer that will escort you on an exhilarating reindeer safari through remote Kakslauttanen. We’ll gain insight into the importance of reindeer herding to the Sámi indigenous culture. Later, we’ll sip warm berry juice, a Finnish tradition, under cover of blankets surrounding northern Finland’s unspoiled wilderness as we continue the search for the elusive northern lights. (B, D) Hotel: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – West Village, Kakslauttanen
Breathe in the fresh Arctic air this morning and step into the role as leader of your own dog sled team. Zoom through the wilderness on a husky safari, driving your husky guides that are as fast as they are adorable. We’ll spend some time getting to know these amazing dogs and learning about their different commands. You’ll also be introduced to the equipment you’ll need to experience this incredible Arctic adventure at its best. Enjoy our last night in the heart of the Lappish wilderness, nestled in your incredible – and private – glass igloo. You may even see the northern lights dancing overhead. (B, D) Hotel: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – West Village, Kakslauttanen
his morning we’ll say goodbye to enchanting Lapland and fly back to Helsinki where you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city’s central squares and get in tune with the latest Finnish trends at a collection of charming shops. Tonight, in downtown Helsinki, we’ll toast to grand adventures and new friends. (B, D) Hotel: Lilla Roberts Hotel Helsinki
Set out for home with incredible memories and a longing to return. (B)
This is an active itinerary packed with a combination of long, active days, several early hotel departures and long journeys by coach. The itinerary may also involve multiple flights and travel by non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, rickshaws/pedicabs, bicycles etc. Some accommodation may be based on authentic home stays, overnight camping and/or some basic rural hotels adding to the authenticity of the experience. Alternatively, it could include concentrated periods of more strenuous physical activity. Guests should be capable of walking 2-3 miles at a time over potentially difficult, uneven terrain which may include hills. Guests should have the appropriate levels of ability, fitness and good health to safely enjoy the trip.