Finland lies in North Europe, bordered by the countries of Russia and Sweden to the east and west respectively. It is flanked by the Baltic Sea at its southern crescent and bound in by Norway to the North. Land of the midnight sun, it is most famed for the Northern Lights that can be viewed from its Arctic Lapland province.
The beauty of Finland lies in its romantic wilderness – as a thousand picturesque lakes and rivers dots a landscape that is lush with thick forests. Hiking, canoeing and kayaking, as well ski resorts make the place a haven for adventure lovers. Yet its cities are chic and alive with musical performances and world class designs and architecture. The ultimate appeal to the avid traveller are its saunas, cottage homes, wood chopping locals topped by sausage eating and beer drinking.
From the elegant capital of Helsinki in the south, with its vibrant night life, island restaurants, stately and contemporary architecture and urban outlook, to the solitary, snow covered lands to the north, Finland is truly a country of contrasts.
As you cross the Arctic Circle you get to meet reindeers, take a dog sledge ride, and above all view the fantastic Aurora Borealis, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The months of June to July you get to see the midnight sun at its strongest, while a winter vacation would mean no sun at all, as the land is submerged in darkness for six months!
The Finland terrain is mainly a lowland at less than 600 ft above sea level, except off the southwest coast. The Finnish Lakeland is the area with the most lakes. Saimaa, Finland’s largest lake, is also the fourth largest in Europe. 78% of the country is covered with forests that mainly comprise pine, spruce, birch, and other species. Finland is among the largest producers of wood in the world, and the largest in Europe.
Day 1:Helsinki arrival
Arrive Helsinki and transfer on own to downtown hotel. Finland’s capital offers a wide variety of things to experience ranging from an array of architectural gems, art, design and cultural offerings to great shopping facilities. Proximity to the sea and forest gives Helsinki its distinctive ambience.
After your breakfast, you will go for a Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.Then after having your lunch , you will enjoy Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.In the evening visit the Uspenski Cathedral .Spend the night at Helsinki.
Day 3:Helsinki - Turku
Pick up your rental car. To get the most out of the rural heritage landscapes in the stretch between the modern metropolis Helsinki and the historic town of Turku, leave the main roads and head for the quiet byways. This is where the King’s Road tourist route winds through fascinating small towns, charming villages and scenic countryside. The historic road, which once linked the Kingdom of Sweden with the Russian Empire, offers a wealth of cultural heritage sites worth a visit, including, the Mustio Manor, the Fiskars Ironworks and the ruins of the Raasepori Castle. As the oldest city and the former capital of Finland, Turku is home to the most remarkable medieval landmarks of the country including the Castle and the Cathedral. Aboa Vetus Museum shows the history of Turku and remains of early settlements. The wooden workshop houses of the Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum tell tales about the trades and city life of days gone by.
Day 4:Turku - Urjala - Tampere
Head for Tampere, driving through green farming lands, and stop in the Nuutajärvi Glass village. Finland’s oldest glassworks is today a producer of world-renowned Finnish art glass. The Glass Museum shows the history of glass and glassmaking in Finland, and besides seeing glassblowers at work, visitors will also have the opportunity to try glassblowing. Continue a leisurely drive to Tampere. With an industrial heritage, Tampere has an array of museums that show the culture of the working class such as Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing. Vapriikki museum center is located in an old industrial complex by the Tammerkoski Rapids and Sara Hildén Art Museum houses a fine collection of modern art.
Day 5:Tampere - Jyväskylä
At Jyväskylä route it is worth making the detour to Mänttä. After breakfast , visit The Craft Museum Of Finland is home to an outstanding private art collection. The old wooden church at Petäjävesi with a history dating back over 250 years is a fine example of vernacular architectural tradition.After having delicious lunch.In the evening, you will enjoy and visit the Mäki-Matti Family Park.Spend the night at Jyväskylä.
Day 6:Jyväskylä - Mikkeli
In Mikkeli the Kenkävero handicrafts center, earlier the largest wooden vicarage in Finland, is well worth a visit.After having breakfast , you will visit the Mikkeli Art Museum.Then having delicious lunch. In the evening , you will visit the Mikkeli Cathedral. Spend the night at Mikkeli.
Day 7:Mikkeli - Punkaharju
Head for Punkaharju, after breakfast go for its magnificent ridge area Punkaharju Ridge. After having lunch ,you will visit and enjoy the Water Park Kesämaa.Spend the night at Punkaharju.
Day 8:Punkaharju - Lappeenranta
In the historical fortress area of Lappeenranta there are workshops of local artists and craftsmen. After breakfast ,you will visit and enjoy the Angry Birds Activity Park. Then having lunch and rest. In the evening , you will visit the St. Mary’s Church Of Lappee.Spend the night at Lappeenranta.
Day 9:Lappeenranta - Helsinki
From Lappeenranta it is possible to continue back to Helsinki via Kotka, a town with maritime heritage, and visit the imperial fishing lodge built on the banks of the Langinkoski Rapids. Another option is to drive via Kouvola and then turn off to Jaala to visit the unique Verla Mill Museum and Village. Other points of interest along the journey include the old ironworks village in Ruotsinpyhtää dotted with red 18th-century workers’ houses, and the idyllic old quarter of Porvoo with its narrow cobblestone lanes and handicrafts boutiques. Return rental car or take it to the airport the next morning.
Enjoy a nice breakfast at your hotel. Transportation will then be provided to Airport in time for your departure flight.
- Comfortable hotel accommodation.
- Taxes and service fee.
- 24-hour emergency customer help line.
- Tour price does not include entrance fees or any meals except breakfast.
- Personal travel insurance.
Highlights of the tour
- Return airfare with tax, 2 nights accommodation in Helsinki, 2 nights accommodation in Turku, 1 nights in Jyväskylä, 1 nights accommodation in Tampere, 1 nights accommodation in Mikkeli, 1 nights accommodation in Punkaharju, 1 nights accommodation in Lappeenranta, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing as per itinerary, airport transfers.
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- Initial deposit – rs. 80,000/- to confirm your booking with us.
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- Remaining full payment 15 days before departure- 100% of the tour cost.
- Date of booking to 30 days the cancellation charges will be 25% of the tour cost.
- 30 to 15 days – the cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost.
- 15 to 7 days – the cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost.
- Less than 7 days – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
- No show – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
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