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from pp Twin Share

₹332,499
Book Now Select
with only a ₹3,999 deposit pp

Single Traveller
₹443,357 pp

11 Day Nordic Winter Spectacular

11 Day Nordic Winter Spectacular

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Classic Tour
390 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing, including city tours of the Scandinavian capitals Oslo and Helsinki, the crossing of the Arctic Circle, chasing the spectacular Northern Lights, entry to Temppeliaukio Church and SIIDA Museum
✓ Enjoy the excitement of husky and reindeer safaris through the Scandinavian wilderness 
✓ Sip on an ice drink at the SnowHotel Kirkenes 
✓ 9 nights in quality, 3 and 4-star hotels throughout Norway and Finland
✓ 1 night in a magical glassed-roof Aurora cabin under Saariselkä’s starry skies, looking for the northern lights
✓ Breakfast daily, 4 dinners
✓ Fully escorted by a professional, English-speaking guide 
✓ Dedicated, comfortable coach transportation
✓ Santa Claus Express train ride from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 
✓ One-way flight from Kirkenes to Oslo 
✓ 7 day cooling off period

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Radisson Blu Seaside or Similar
Meals
Dinner

Take this day at your leisure to discover the unique charm of this quirky city. In the evening, join the rest of the group and your English-speaking Tour Manager for a welcome dinner.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

If you arrive before the standard check-in time of 3 PM local time, you are welcome to leave your luggage with the hotel reception and explore the surroundings until your room is ready. Early check-in may be possible, but it is subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion.

Hotel
Radisson Blu Seaside or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. This morning, accompanied by our English-speaking Tour Manager, we will embark on a guided tour of the Temppeliaukio Church, locally known as the 'Rock Church.' This unique structure, completed in 1969, is one of Helsinki's most iconic attractions, carved directly into solid rock. Our local guide will lead us on a two-hour tour of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, often called the "Daughter of the Baltic Sea" or the "White City of the North." During this tour, you will gain insights into Finland's rich culture, history, and traditions. We will visit notable landmarks including Senate Square with its famous Cathedral, the Market Square, the orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, the Parliament, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument, and the Temppeliaukio Church. The tour includes entrance to the Rock Church, subject to its opening. 

Hotel
Scandic Pohjanhovi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning, we will transfer from the hotel to Helsinki railway station to board the iconic 'Santa Claus Express.' This modern and comfortable train will take us from Helsinki to the heart of Lapland, the official home of Santa Claus. Onboard dining is available at your own cost, making it a pleasant journey to the pristine north. Upon our arrival in Rovaniemi, we will transfer from the railway station to the hotel for check-in.

Hotel
Scandic Pohjanhovi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, experience one of the highlights of any visit to Finnish Lapland: a thrilling husky safari in the magical snowclad countryside. The 2.5-hour Happy Trail Tour includes a 45-minute self-driven husky ride covering approximately 6-10 km. This adventure is the perfect way to enjoy the excitement of mushing a dog team. You'll meet the dogs, learn how to drive your sled, and then embark on an exhilarating dash through the enchanting snowy forest.

After the safari, you'll have time to mingle with the huskies, take some memorable photos, and enjoy a snack with juice and cookies around the fire. You'll also have the opportunity to learn fascinating facts about sled dogs and create lasting memories. To warm you up after the husky safari, we will serve hot berry juice.

Hotel
Northern Lights Village or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we will depart from Rovaniemi and visit Santa Claus' Village for a couple of hours of Christmas magic. Here, you'll cross the Arctic Circle and have plenty of time to enjoy the village's many charms and fun activities, such as meeting Santa's reindeer, perusing the souvenir shops, or exploring Snowman World. You can even send a postcard from Santa's post office, staffed by his postal elves, which will bear a special Arctic Circle postmark not available anywhere else. And, of course, you can meet Santa himself.

In the afternoon, we will continue our journey north for an inspiring stay. Tonight, we will be bedding down in incredible 21st-century igloos. These glass-roofed structures allow you to sleep right beneath the starry skies, and with any luck, the Northern Lights. Each cabin is extremely well-insulated to ensure guests remain comfortable even in the coldest temperatures.

Hotel
Santa's Hotel Tunturi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, we will depart from Pyhä and continue our journey north to Saariselkä. Along the way, we will make a quick stop in Sodankylä to view one of Finland's oldest wooden churches from the outside. Upon arrival in Saariselkä, we will check into our hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this charming village at your leisure. You might also choose to join one of the many optional excursions available locally. 

Hotel
Santa's Hotel Tunturi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's program features another highlight of any visit to Finnish Lapland: a short Reindeer Safari. You will be introduced to the ancient Lappish mode of transport, the reindeer sleigh. In the old days, this was the only means of winter transportation for the people of Lapland, with sleighs often pulled by 25 to 30 reindeer in a long caravan. During this 2-hour safari, you'll experience this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the snowy landscape, with the only sound being the soft glide of the sleigh.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure, providing more opportunities to try one of the many optional safaris or explore the area at your own pace.

Hotel
Thon Hotel Kirkenes or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we will travel to Kirkenes, with a stop in Inari to visit the SIIDA Museum, which offers an insightful look into Sami culture and the natural environment of northern Finland. After exploring the museum, we will continue our journey, crossing the border into breathtaking Norway and eventually arriving in Kirkenes.

Upon arrival, you will also have the opportunity to visit the SnowHotel Kirkenes, where you can enjoy an included ice drink.

Hotel
Comfort Hotel Børsparken or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, we'll ensure you arrive at Kirkenes Airport in good time for your flight to Oslo, the Norwegian capital. A private coach transfer will take you from your allocated hotel to the airport where you will board the included flight to Oslo. 

Upon your arrival in Oslo, another private coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to immerse yourself in the captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. 

Hotel
Comfort Hotel Børsparken or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's adventure in Oslo begins with a panoramic city tour, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Our first stop is the renowned Vigeland Sculpture Park, where we'll wander amidst Gustav Vigeland's mesmerising sculptures, each telling a unique story and reflecting the human experience in stunning detail.

Next, we'll ascend to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump arena, an iconic landmark boasting unparalleled views of Oslo and its surrounding landscapes. From this vantage point, we'll marvel at the city's beauty and soak in the breathtaking panorama.

After our guided tour, you'll have the remainder of the day to explore Oslo at your leisure. Whether you choose to stroll along the picturesque waterfront of Aker Brygge, delve into the city's history at the Oslo City Hall, or indulge in a culinary adventure at one of Oslo's many cafes and restaurants, there's no shortage of experiences awaiting you in this dynamic city. Enjoy the freedom to immerse yourself in Oslo's vibrant atmosphere and create unforgettable memories at your own pace.

Meals
Breakfast

As our magnificent journey through Northern Scandinavia comes to a close, we sincerely hope you've cherished every moment of our inspiring Classic Winter Lapland experience. Today marks the end of our adventure together.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Passengers will be departing at various times throughout the day, and standard hotel check-out times will apply, typically between 10 am to 12 pm. If your flight departs later, feel free to leave your luggage with the hotel reception and enjoy some final moments exploring the area. Alternatively, if you wish to extend your check-out time, please speak with the hotel staff. Please note that this service is subject to availability and may incur an additional cost.

Inclusions

  • 9 nights in quality, 3 and 4-star hotels throughout Norway and Finland
  • 1 night in a magical glassed-roof Aurora cabin under Saariselkä’s starry skies, looking for the northern lights
  • All transportation - coach, rail and plane
  • Santa Claus Express train in 2nd class from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 
  • One way flight in economy class from Kirkenes to Oslo 
  • Activities indicated in the itinerary including entry fees
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 4 dinners, as per the itinerary
  • 1 English-speaking tour leader throughout the itinerary (including the local flight) 
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed (except optionals)
  • All activities listed in the itinerary unless a paid optional
  • Comfortable, dedicated private transportation throughout

  • Helsinki - Embark on a guided tour of the Temppeliaukio Church, locally known as the 'Rock Church.' 
  • Rovaniemi - Experience a thrilling husky safari in the magical snowclad countryside. 
  • Pyhä - Sleep right beneath the starry skies, and with any luck, the Northern Lights.
  • Saariselkä - Experience a traditional and peaceful way of moving through the snowy landscape as part of a reindeer safari ride 
  • Inari -  Explore the SIIDA Museum, which offers an insightful look into Sami culture and the natural environment of northern Finland
  • Kirkenes - Visit the SnowHotel Kirkenes, where you can enjoy an included ice drink.
  • Oslo - Take part in a panoramic city tour, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the city's rich history and vibrant culture.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a ₹3,999.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a ₹3,999.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of ₹34,509.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of ₹69,019.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional ₹110,858.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 
You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub
During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum: 15
Maximum: 40

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

What to Pack
To ensure your comfort we suggest packing base and mid layers, along with a substantial winter jacket, a wool or fleece hat, balaclava/buff, gloves, a woolly jumper, scarf, winter boots.. Keep in mind the layering principle: it's more effective to wear several thin layers than a few thick ones.

In exceptionally cold conditions, consider wearing two pairs of gloves – a thick pair of mitts (as mitts keep your hands warmer by not separating the fingers) and a thin pair of gloves underneath for finger dexterity. For those susceptible to cold extremities, consider acquiring carbon hand and foot warmers, typically found in reputable outdoor stores.

It is highly recommended to pack (or buy in a local shop) snow spikes/cleats. These anti-slip traction accessories for your shoes will come in very handy towards navigating slippery roads and slopes. Just keep these handy as you will be expected to remove them before entering shops and restaurants.



All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • ₹12,390.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • ₹11,738.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • ₹16,194.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • ₹16,194.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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