Additional Information for The Northern Lights of Finland Tour
The days and order of sightseeing may change to best utilize your time on tour.
Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00 p.m. Rooms may not be available prior to that time.
Museum visits and shopping may be affected by observance of religious or local holidays.
Single and triple accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Travel with just 24 passengers on this Explorations tour where a smaller group setting means a more personal travel experience.
Coaches which may not be lavatory equipped may be used on this program. In this case, stops are made during travel periods.
Because the northern lights are a winter event, you will be walking and waiting outdoors while looking for them. It is recommended that you wear sturdy non-slip snow footwear and warm clothing including thermals, hat, scarf and gloves.
*The northern lights are in the Northern Hemisphere from September through April and are only visible when the sky is clear and free of clouds. As this tour is weather dependent, sightings of the northern lights are not guaranteed.
Outdoor activities and structures are weather dependent and may be unavailable or rescheduled. Outdoor activities in months of October, early November or April may vary depending on snowfall. If there is not enough snowfall, the husky safari will be substituted for a husky meet and greet and hike experience. The reindeer safari will be substituted with a horse drawn carriage northern lights search.
**Finnish log cabins (small cabins) are equipped with 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, a dining space, two bathrooms (inclusive of sink, toilet and shower), private sauna and private fireplace.
***Glass igloos are equipped with only a private sink and toilet. A privacy curtain lines the base of the bedroom inside the igloo. Guests will have access to a public sauna house to use the shower on their last morning.
Interflights are not included in the land price of your tour and must be purchased through us.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. If you purchase our Travel Protection Plan, the deposit is only $250 per person plus the cost of the Insurance. Second deposit of $2000 per person due by January 12, 2018. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Final payment due by November 13, 2018.
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Explore Finland's second oldest town, medieval Porvoo; located only a short distance from Helsinki. Drive along the scenic Porvoo River and admire the town’s iconic red painted storage houses. Accompanied by a local guide, learn the traditions and history the town holds with its strategic location along the river as you explore the old section, city hall and the cathedral. Catch a glimpse into 19th century Finnish life. Enjoy leisure time to explore the boutique shops that line the narrow cobblestone streets of this charming town. Duration: Approximately 5 hours. Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
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