Reindeer mounted on sleighs in snow for Christmas, Finland.

White Christmas in Scandinavia: A Holiday Tour of Finland and Norway

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Finland, Norway

Places Visited

Finnish Lapland, Oslo, Saariselkä, Kirkenes...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Bask in the ambiance of the North Pole with a Christmas in Scandinavia on an exclusive tour of Finland and Norway. Your 10-day Scandinavian excursion celebrates the fascinating winter around the Arctic Circle as it reveals an enchanting untamed landscape and marvelous myths that reflect the captivating countryside. Hunt for the dancing colors of the Northern Lights then call for Santa’s reindeer during a reindeer safari. Warm your hands around traditional mulled wine, visit bustling Christmas...

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Trip Highlights

  • Escape into the secluded scenery of Finland and Norway with luxurious, hospitable, and unique accommodations that showcase the surrounding wonders of the natural landscape
  • Witness the natural marvels of shifting colorful light across the night sky when you hunt for the Aurora Borealis in the Arctic Circle
  • Follow in the footsteps of Santa Clause with a reindeer sleigh ride safari across the snow-paved expanse of Finland’s Lapland
  • Experience the intriguing dramatic landscape and captivating historical techniques of fishing for king crab during a private expedition accompanied by a delicious king crab lunch in Norway
  • Discover the peaceful sounds and exciting rush of dog sledding across the vast snowy Lapland landscape
  • Explore the far reaches of Finland’s Lapland and listen to the fascinating myths of the traditional Sami people on a snowmobile safari
  • Indulge in the vibrant ambiance and fascinating flavors of Christmas in Helsinki, Finland, and Oslo, Norway when visiting the Christmas markets

Detailed Description

On this custom tour of Scandinavia, you will unravel the mystique of the Arctic Circle during your enticing Christmas adventure of Finland and Norway. The snowy expanse and isolated villages of Finland’s Lapland and Norway’s Kirkenes fjord will provide the backdrop to the enchanting natural beauty far from the vibrant architecture of Helsinki and Oslo respectively. The details of trees dipped in arctic snow and reindeer grazing in on protruding leaves bring a brand-new world into the light. From dogsleds to traditional tribes, king crabs to war memorials, the northern majesty of Finland and Norway host rare unseen charms perfect for a distinct winter vacation.

Helsinki will provide the best introduction to Finnish culture and the start of your 10-day tour. At Christmas the city bursts with festivities in the form of holiday markets, ice rinks, and fabulous decorations. Enjoy time exploring the wonders of the city on your own as you discover the wealth of local heritage, the creative architecture, and the particular aesthetics of the city that overlooks the Baltic Sea. The Lapland will welcome you into the open landscape of the north at a hotel designed for comfort and panoramic views of the unfettered sky. Your time near the village of Saariselkä will embody the adventurous spirit of the untamed landscape, marvelous wildlife, and unique local customs. Embrace the fascinating exploration of Lapland by participating in a reindeer safari, snowmobile excursion, and dog sledding tour as you find different elements of culture and new details in the scenery with each outing.

The scenery between Finland and Norway is as captivating in its rugged drama as the quiet snow-paved expanse of Lapland. The scenic drive between Saariselkä and Kirkenes will immerse you in the rolling fells before it reveals the spectacle of Norway’s craggy northern coastline near the Russian border. Enjoy the comforts of a hotel designed to highlight the luxuries of contemporary hospitality and the allure of Norway’s wild seascape along the Arctic Circle. Kirkenes has a unique position, fascinating surroundings, and a bustling king crab fishing trade. Learn the art of catching king crab before you feast on the local and international delicacy in a traditional Norwegian restaurant. While in Oslo, you will have the day to uncover the splendors of the welcoming capital city that is known for a rich history, colorful architecture, gorgeous natural scenery, and celebrated year-round cafes.

Starting Price

$4,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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