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Finland’s Lapland & the Northern Lights

December 1 – 8, 2022

$4059 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

$4059  per person based on DBL occupancy

No Singles Available, ask about being paired with a roommate!

(Maximum 4 people per room)

**Tax and fuel surcharge subject to change

Price Includes:

  • All Hotel accomodations
  • Touring
  • All Taxes (including all air and hotel taxes, security fees, and current fuel surcharges)

Price Does Note Include:

  • Round trip air from DFW to Helsinki (flight schedules are not available until January 2022 – total airfare is estimated at $1700 per guest)
  • Internal flights HEL-IVL/IVL-HEL
  • Excess baggage
  • Lunches and meals other than specified
  • Expenses of personal nature and incidentals
    at the hotels
  • Transportation, sightseeing and admissions other than specified
  • Tips and gratuities ($3 – 5, or Euro equivalent, per day, per person suggested for Travel Director and Coach Driver and $2 per day, per person suggested for Local Experts)
  • This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

DEC 1, 2022 | Depart for Helsinki

DAY 1 | DEC 2, 2022
ARRIVE HELSINKI
Welcome to Helsinki. With its lush parks and pretty seaside buildings, this beautiful city is set to be your home for the next two nights. On arrival, take your one group transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
Meal: Welcome Reception
Hotel: Clarion Hotel Helsinki or similar,
2 nights

DAY 2 | DEC 3, 2022
HELSINKI SIGHTSEEING AND
FREE TIME
This morning, join a Local Expert for a sightseeing exploration of Helsinki. See the government buildings and Helsinki Cathedral around Senate Square. Continue to the Tori Quarter, the center of commerce and social life in the city, before enjoying some free time in Market Square, a major shopping location for locals and visitors alike. The rest of the day is free.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3 | DEC 4, 2022
HELSINKI TO IVALO AND ON TO SODANKYLA (3 NIGHTS)
Today you’ll take a scenic flight to Ivalo. Continue to your hotel located in the magical landscapes of the Taiga Forest, offering breathtaking views and an ideal location for northern lights viewing. Later, chase the northern lights on a 2-hour snowmobile safari. Your guide will lead you through the snowy forests to the high terrain to spot the Northern Lights* far away from any artificial lights. Back at your hotel, you have more opportunities to look out for the dancing northern lights as you gaze through the glass ceiling from the comfort of your room.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Wilderness Muotka Aurora Cabins,
3 nights

DAY 4 | DEC 5, 2022
SANTA CLAUS’ HOME AND
REINDEER FARM
Visit the home of Santa Claus, deep in the heart of the forest, where you can experience Christmas throughout the whole year. Next hear interesting stories about reindeer herding and wilderness life as you visit a reindeer farm. Enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride and receive a “Reindeer driving license” as a memory. Tonight, continue the search for the elusive northern lights.*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 | DEC 6, 2022
HUSKY SAFARI
A husky safari is a truly thrilling experience, especially when you have  the chance to be a musher in control of your own team of dogs. Experience the excitement of the dogs as they eagerly wait to pull you through the breathtaking Lappish scenery.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 | DEC 7, 2022
IVALO TO HELSINKI
On your final day, fly from Ivalo to Helsinki. The rest of the day is free to explore Helsinki at your own pace. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Clarion Hotel Helsinki or similar,
1 night

DAY 7 | DEC 8, 2022
DEPART HELSINKI
It’s time to say farewell to your fellow travelers as you take your one group transfer to the airport.
Meal: Breakfast

* Aurora viewing not guaranteed. To drive, the participant must be 18 years old or more, and have a full drivers license. Minors aged 15 and up may sit on the snowmobile but under no circumstances will be allowed to drive. Thermal overalls, winter boots, gloves, balaclavas and helmets will be provided.

Wilderness Hotel Muotka

A HOLIDAY DESTINATION SURROUNDED BY UNSPOILT NATURE NEXT TO KIILOPÄÄ, IN THE SAARISELKÄ FELL AREA. COME EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF MUOTKA.

Wilderness Hotel Muotka is a quiet and nature-friendly hotel with a wide range of services in the Kakslauttanen area of ​​Saariselkä. The trails and paths to Urho Kekkonen National Park and the Saariselkä fell area leave directly from us. An illuminated cross-country ski run starts in our yard, and in winter the ski network is about 200 km long. The center of Saariselkä is 14 km away and Ivalo Airport is 35 km away. With us you can stay in high-quality hotel rooms, atmospheric log cabins and romantic northern lights. We rent mountain and hiking bikes as well as snowshoes and arrange guided hikes.

 

Muotka Aurora Cabin

EXPERIENCE THE STAR-FILLED SKY FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN BED

With a direct view to the Northern sky, our Aurora Cabins are the most unique way to experience Lapland. The laser-heated glass-roof directly above the bed ensures that you can enjoy the view even during the lowest temperatures. Our Aurora Cabins are equipped with twin beds and high-quality convertible sofas. Each cabin has a bathroom with shower.

 

Flights are included, flight numbers & times are TBD. Will be available in Jan 2022.

A $1000 per person deposit is due at time of booking.  Final payment is due Sept. 1, 2022.

Prices represent a 5% discount for payment by check or money order.  Rates are 5% higher if using a credit card and require an authorized signature.  We accept MC, VISA, & AX, If cancelled before Sept 1, 2022, a penalty of $600 is assessed.  If cancelled after Sept 1st, 2022, trip is non-refundable.  Once tickets are issued, they are non refundable/non changeable.  Please understand that vendors are very strict with regard to cancellation.  No exceptions can be made.

RESPONSIBILITY: SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such services and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, cancellations, vendor bankruptcy, war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes or any Act of God occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, pandemics, or for any reason whatsoever. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are actually responsible for providing the travel services purchased. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not accept any responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes. All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour. Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding the provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound. SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.

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