Experience Finland in Summer on this trip combining city life and pristine nature. Start off in the charming Finnish Capital Helsinki, exploring its most interesting sights or perhaps enjoying a drink at one of Helsinki’s numerous bars and bustling night cafés. Board a train north to Vuokatti and experience the wonder of train travel through Finland, with stunning landscapes rolling past your window. In Vuokatti, discover the Lappish wilderness. Enjoy a relaxing hike through the forest, spot brown bears and set off on a exhilarating husky safari by cart on wheels.
Fly to Helsinki and transfer on your own to the Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki for 2 nights.
Spend the day exploring Helsinki. The Finnish capital is simply bursting with culture and activities sure to keep you busy. By day, why not admire Helsinki’s mix of history and forward-thinking, with grand classical architecture reflecting the city’s past and innovative, modern buildings showing that it always has one eye to the future. By night, we recommend a visit to the opera or a drink at one of Helsinki’s numerous bars and bustling night cafés. (B)
Today transfer from Helsinki central station to Kajaani. On arrival, transfer from Kajaani railway station to the Hotel Vuokatti & Suites on your own and check in for 5 nights. (B)
In the morning, enjoy a relaxing hiking tour through the scenic route across the hills. Walk though the Lappish forest, see beautiful lakes and learn more about Vuokatti region from your guide. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Ask one of our Finland specialist to book an optional activity. (B)
Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel and in the afternoon embark on a bear watching excursion. Transfer from your hotel to a wooden hide within the forest, where you can safely wait for the appearance of bears. There is one seat for everyone with a camera hole and the hide has a dry toilet. Packed picnic food* is provided for the evening. (B,D*)
Transfer to the Husky Centre and experience dog sledding in summer. Learn more about huskies from your guide and embark on a 1.5Km ride on a specially adapted cart on wheels pulled by huskies. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, you have a free day to spend either relaxing and appreciating the scenic countryside or choosing to partake in some optional excursions. Perhaps opt to embark on another husky safari or simply relax and enjoy the Lappish nature. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)