From  £3950
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Travel north of the Arctic Circle
  • Spend a night in a luxurious Glass Villa and 2-nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • Search for the elusive northern lights
  • Stand at the most northern edge of Europe
  • Go on a thrilling husky safari & ake a thrilling icebreaker cruise
  • Explore the vibrant cities of Helsinki & Tromsø
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North Cape & Northern Lights Group Tour

11 Day Tour, from £3950 per person
Itinerary Dates
2021
15 Jan  -  25 Jan
29 Jan  -  08 Feb
05 Feb  -  15 Feb
19 Feb  -  01 Mar
26 Feb  -  08 Mar
12 Mar  -  22 Mar

Explore Finland's vibrant capital before travelling up north of the Arctic circle through Finnish Lapland, across Norway’s Finnmark region and on to Tromsø on this incredible, 11-day arctic adventure - ideal for the northern lights seeker.

By day, discover spectacular landscapes as you voyage through deep fjords, across arctic tundra and past towering mountain peaks. By night, set off into the remote countryside in search of the elusive northern lights.

Along the way, try your hand at mushing a dogsled, learn about Sami culture, and stand at the edge of Europe at the North Cape plateau.

Enjoy a variety of accommodation, including the opportunity to see the northern lights from your bed with 1-night spent in a glass villa and 2-nights in an aurora cabin. The brave can even opt to spend a night at an Igloo hotel, for the ultimate Arctic experience!

These are guaranteed departure group tours operated in conjunction with our Norwegian partners and are not exclusive to Regent clients. They operate with a minimum of 1 and maximum of 20 persons.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO HELSINKI
Helsinki's harbour in the wintertime

Fly from the UK to Helsinki and make your own way into the city to check in to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, before meeting the tour leader and fellow travellers. 

 

Overnight at Sokos Vaakuna Helsinki Hotel or similar.

DAY 2
HELSINKI CITY TOUR
St Nicholas Cathedral, Helsinki

Discover the capital of Finland on a 3-hour city tour. The local guide will show you the most famous sights including the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium and Parliament. See the Sibelius monument, one of Helsinki’s most famous statues and visit the unique Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Church in the Rock

 

Overnight at the Sokos Vaakuna Helsinki Hotel or similar. (B)

DAY 3
HELSINKI TO KEMI
Glass villa in Kemi

This morning, walk across the street to Helsinki Central Station and board the northbound train towards Kemi. Journey through magical landscapes with endless snow-covered forests and lakes covered with ice. Arrive into Kemi in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the night in a glass villa with a view of the starry northern sky.

 

Overnight in Kemi at Seaside Glass Villas or similar. (B,D)

DAY 4
KEMI TO SAARISELKÄ
Aurora Cabin at Northern Lights Village

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Kemi, with the opportunity to take an optional snowmobile safari or husky safari. In the afternoon, transfer to the port of Kemi and board the majestic Arctic Icebreaker Sampo vessel that will take you on a truly unique cruise, crushing through the thick ice on the Gulf of Bothnia. Travelling further north through Finnish Lapland and towards the Arctic Circle, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Rovaniemi before continuing to Saariselkä.

 

Overnight in Saariselkä at an incredible Aurora Cabin at the Northern Lights Village or similar. (B,D)

DAY 5
HUSKY SAFARI & AURORA CAMP
Excited dog sled huskies

Embark on a husky safari through the snowy forests and fells. Driving a team of huskies over the snow is an experience you will never forget. Tonight visit an Aurora Camp by one of the local lakes and warm up in the cosy hut by the fire with a warm drink. The guide will prepare a traditional Lapland midnight snack and if you're lucky, witness the northern lights dance across the sky.

 

Overnight at Northern Lights Village or similar. (B,D)

DAY 6
SAARISELKÄ TO KARASJOK
Northern lights in northern Norway

Depart by private coach for Inari and visit the Siida Sami Museum to learning about traditional Lappish Sami culture. Continue north-west before crossing the border into Norway to arrive at Karasjok, the Sami capital and home of the Sami parliament, Samediggi.

 

Overnight at Scandic Karasjok or similar. (B,D)

DAY 7
HONNINGSVÅG & THE NORTH CAPE
The North Cape Monument & Northern Lights

This morning, head north and travel through the North Cape tunnel to reach Magerøya Island and the North Cape itself. Here you’ll find the iconic globe sculpture and you can stand with your feet on the very edge of Northern Europe. Arrive into Honningsvåg, the northernmost city in Norway in time for dinner.

 

Overnight in Honningsvåg at Scandic Bryggen or similar. (B,D)

DAY 8
HONNINGSVÅG TO ALTA
Alta's iconic Northern Lights Cathedral

Head south through the staggering 123-kilometre long Porsanger Fjord and on to Alta, the City of the Northern Lights. Visit the Alta Museum to learn all about this mysterious phenomenon before enjoying a free afternoon to explore the town or book an excursion. This evening, consider upgrading your hotel to a night at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway’s the world’s northernmost ice hotel.

 

Overnight at Scandic Alta or similar. (B)

DAY 9
ALTA TO TROMSØ
Northern lights near Tromsø

Head through scenic arctic fjords before arriving in Tromsø, ​​the former starting point for many North Pole expeditions. Enjoy free time to explore Norway's vibrant northern capital. In the evening, embark on a northern lights safari to search for the aurora borealis, which includes a light evening meal.

 

Overning in Tromsø at the Clarion Hotel the Edge or similar. (B,D)

 

 

DAY 10
TROMSØ
Whale watching in Tromsø

Enjoy a day at leisure. From Tromsø it is easily possible to admire the snow covered scenery whilst being pulled by a herd of reindeer, set sail on a whale watching cruise on the open sea, or even try your hand at snowmobiling or cross country skiing.

 

Overnight in Tromsø at Clarion Hotel the Edge or similar. (B)

 

 

DAY 11
FLY TO THE UK

This morning, check out of your hotel and make your own way to the Tromsø  airport for your flight home. (B)

 

 

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £3950 per person
(Single person supplement + £980)

Price Includes

  • Return International flights from the UK into Helsinki and home from Tromsø
  • 1 night in a Glass Villa
  • 2 nights in a Glass Igloo
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Transfers by first class coach
  • Train ticket from Helsinki to Kem (2nd class)
  • Excursion - 3 hour Helsinki Sightseeing
  • Excursion - Arctic Icebreak Sampo Cruise (Kemi)
  • Excursion - Husky Safari (Saariselkä)
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Camp (Saariselkä)
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Safari & Husky Visit (Tromsø)
  • Entrance to Siida museum, North Cape Hall & Alta Museum

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages and items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • These group tour operated in conjunction with our Norwegian partners and are not exclusive to Regent Holidays. These are guaranteed departures which operate based on a minimum of 1 and maximum of 20 persons
  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class. Regional flights may be available (supplements may apply)
Itinerary Dates  
15 Jan 2021
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25 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
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08 Feb 2021
05 Feb 2021
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15 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
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01 Mar 2021
26 Feb 2021
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08 Mar 2021
12 Mar 2021
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22 Mar 2021

Tour Route Map


  1. Finland, Helsinki
  2. Lapland, Kemi
  3. Lapland, Saariselka
  4. Norway, Karasjok
  5. Norway, Honningsvag
  6. Norway, Alta
  7. Norway, Tromso

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