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The Northern Lights from Lapland.

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Travelers laughing on the Lapland trip.

2024 Dates

jan 13 - 21, 2024

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

Feb 3 - 11, 2024

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only 

Feb 10 - 18, 2024

2 Gal spots + 1 Guy spot + 1 single (Gals) left

Feb 17 - 25, 2024

1 single room (Guys only) left

March 2 - 10, 2024

1 Gal spot (single room) + 2 Guy spots left

March 16 - 24, 2024

Gal spots SOLD OUT + a few Guy spots left

March 23 - 31, 2024

9 days/8 nights

Starting at $4,999 USD 

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $975 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our small group trip to Lapland caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s looking to hunt the northern lights in Norway, snowmobile across Sweden, and dog sled through Finland.

​On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, you'll float beneath the stars in pools of ice, cuddle gregarious huskies, sleep in glass igloos, and make life-long friends in remotely beautiful landscapes. A mix of thrilling experiences by day and hot toddy bonding in local watering holes by night (after your daily sauna fix, of course), it’s an adventure like no other, one designed for all the intrepid spirits out there.

​It involves more moving around than some of our other trips and longer drives, but the scenery is captivating, so you can kick back and unwind. While we’ve included epic activities in each destination, you'll have more than enough time to explore the wonderful towns of Lapland on your own as well.

For the love of 

SNOW SPORTS

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS

ADVENTURE

POLAR PLUNGING

STEAMY SAUNAS
 

ENDLESS NATURE

WINTER WONDERLAND

RUGGED TUNDRA

SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE

LAPLAND

Included

  • 9 days, 8 nights, with one night stay in a glass igloo with up to four guests

  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • All breakfasts

  • In-country transportation

  • Guided tour of Lapland’s capital,

  • Rovaniemi

  • Visit to Santa Claus Village

  • Aurora ice floating

  • Dog sledding experience

  • Traditional dinner at ice hotel

  • Snowmobiling excursion

  • Walking tour of Tromsø

  • Floating sauna experience in Tromsø

  • Private group sauna session at ice hotel

  • Multiple chances to see the northern lights (due to weather, we cannot guarantee seeing them)

  • Trip Manager throughout
     
    *All activities on Lapland trips are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

not included

  • Flights (fly into Helsinki, out of Tromsø)

  • Transfer to/from airport for international flights

  • In-country flight to Rovaniemi ($100-150)

  • Mandatory trip insurance

  • Meals not mentioned (budget $400-$500 depending on consumption habits)

  • Misc. expenses (tips, taxis, souvenirs, etc.)

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day by day

*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change

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arrive

 
 

Day 1 - Helsinki
Hello Helsinki

After hitting the tarmac in Helsinki, make your way through the city, beyond the pastel hues of homes and businesses lining the old cobbled streets, to the hotel.

If you get there early, head out for a bit of midday exploration. Just keep your eyes peeled for trams when crossing the street—these carriages have been running throughout the capital for more than a century.

In the evening, you’ll make fast friends with the rest of the crew over drinks in one of Helsinki’s hippest Nordic restaurants. Welcome to Scandinavia!

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TRAVERSE

Day by day

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  Day 2 - Rovaniemi
Naughty or Ice

 

We'll grab some breakfast boxes for the road and head to the airport to catch our short flight over to the capital of Finnish Lapland and the entrance to the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi.

You'll get a feel for the town on a private tour and roam from works of Finland’s most famous architect to jaw-dropping viewpoints high in the hillsides. From there, you'll head off to check out the Santa Claus Village where reindeer sleigh rides slide off into the forest. Get in touch with your inner child—after all, this is the official hometown of the jolly ole fella and a must-visit on any Lapland holiday. Then it's time to eat up, so we'll roll out for traditional Lappish foods in an old-school tavern.

In the evening, you’ll zip up in ridiculous (but warm!) dry suits to go ice floating beneath those endless Lapland stars; if we're lucky, the northern lights will put on one of their spectacular shows.

Travelers snowmobiling in Sweden.

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Day 3 - Rovaniemi
join the pack

 

Get up and get ready for some fun; today, we’re finding the Lapland spirit by heading out into the rugged wilderness on a husky ride for the ultimate cold weather thrill.

Harness your pack of pups, wind through pine forests and over frozen lakes, and take in the winter wonderland with the best Lapland guides around. Afterward, we’ll return for some lingonberry juice and much-needed and much-appreciated puppy playtime.

That evening is free to explore Rovaniemi, so head out with the crew and find the best eats and drinks this snowcapped capital has to offer. 

People in a hot tub in Finland.

chill

 
 
Day 4 - Sinetta
in glass houses

 

Grab breakfast with friends before we hit the road for the glass igloos of Sinettä, a small town just north of Rovaniemi.

Spend the afternoon sipping cocktails by the ice bar, then throw things back to a simpler time, and head for the hills. After popping on a sled and setting arctic-speed records, slow things down a notch in the evening and unwind in a private sauna, or, if you want more of that great outdoors, hop in one of the hot tubs to soak up Lapland’s beauty.

In the evening, we’ll all get together for a group dinner and a taste of the arctic. When it’s time to hit the hay, take it all in through the glass roof of your igloo hotel; weather permitting, you may even get your own private aurora borealis dance overhead—not a bad way to round off the day.

Travelers ice floating in Lapland.

plunge

 
 
Day 5 - Kiruna
ON TO SWEDEN

 

Say goodbye to Finland, it’s time to make our way to Kiruna, a mining town and the northernmost city in all of Sweden.

We'll arrive in the afternoon, and then you can grab your first Swedish lunch and explore the sights. With great snowpack for more than seven months of the year and massive expanses of wilderness to enjoy, it's no surprise that this has become one of Lapland's premier destinations.

Grab a bite with friends in the evening, and then, if you're lucky, you'll spot those magical northern lights once more.

Dogsledding through the wilderness in Finland.

mush

 
 
Day 6 - Kiruna
SNOWMOBILING 

 

No Lapland adventure is complete with a fair share of winter sports, so suit up, it's time to roll out into the great outdoors for some snowmobiling fun with our favorite Viking guides.

Head out into the Swedish wilderness and ride on until you reach a cabin in the middle of nowhere. With the crew, you'll try some local delicacies (reindeer tongue, anyone?) and warm up before you hop back on your trusty ride and wind back along a new route home.

The afternoon and evening are free to try cross country skiing, catch the arctic sunset, or head to the one English pub in town to mingle with the locals.

Looking at the Northern Lights.

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Day 7 - Tromso
Velkommen

 

We’ll be heading out on the road again today, this time toward Tromsø, Norway, one of Lapland's cultural hubs.

Framed by snowy peaks, surrounded by arctic waterways, and filled with historic wooden homes, this is one magical Norwegian destination. After settling in, we'll all head out for drinks and a tour of what just may be the northernmost brewery on the whole planet. With more than enough taps to choose from, it's one fine way to say hey to Norway.

In the evening, hit the town with the crew as you keep your eyes peeled for more of that green magic in the sky.

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RELAX

 
Day 8 - Tromsø
Sauna at Sea

 

After a bite, we’re all going to roll out together and spend the morning checking out the town on a private tour.


You’ll have some free time before we get back together later in the afternoon, so keep exploring if you’re up to it. Try some local Norwegian specialties (hello, whale meat!) and grab a drink with the locals.


Head to the water for a floating sauna session before dinner and dive into those frigid Norwegian waters between sweats if you dare. After that, it’s time for our farewell dinner—so eat up and share some last laughs with your new friends.

 
 
Day 9 - Tromsø
Heippa

And just like that, you’ve conquered Lapland. We hope you had one incredible time; this is a special place, and we really do love it. 

We recommend scheduling a later flight, so you have time to continue exploring the city of Tromsø. If you're one of the lucky ones and have got a few more days for adventuring, keep on going—Lapland and Scandinavia have tons to offer.

Whether you're looking for some skiing holidays (there are more than enough mountains nearby to choose from), a local snowshoe tour company, or an overnight train, we're here to help.

"Aurora had but newly chased the night,
And purpled o'er the sky with blushing light."
-JOHN DRYDEN

Fast facts
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FAST FACTS

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International group travel tour for young adults, 20 somethings, 30 somethings, and millennials

For 73 days each year, the sun is visible round the clock.

International group travel tour for young adults, 20 somethings, 30 somethings, and millennials

Finnish Lapland has more reindeer than people!

Group travel tour for young adults, 20 somethings, 30 somethings, and millennials

Lapland is the best place to view the Northern Lights. 

aBOUT lAPLAND

Lapland, a region made up of the northernmost parts of Finland, Sweden, and Norway is known as one of the top destinations in the world for viewing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). With sweeping winds and a sparse human-population, this is the best place to see the magical colors of the natural phenomenon dancing overhead.

what to pack

We will send you a detailed list for all Lapland tours, but set aside:

  • Literally anything warm

  • Pants, tees, long sleeves (layers!), sweaters, warm jackets, socks, gloves, scarves, heater (jk)

  • Hat and sunscreen for protection

  • Bathing suit (saunas are a big part of the Lapland culture!)

  • Walking shoes, snow boots, hand and foot warmers

  • Backpack for day trips

  • Your camera, GoPro, and anything else to document this amazing trip!

Good to know

FINLAND

  • The national language is Finnish

  • The national currency is euros

  • In restaurants and hotels you may add a 10% tip if there is no service charge

  • The closest arrival airport is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL / EFHK)

SWEDEN

  • The national currency is Swedish krona

  • The national language is Swedish

  • Tipping is unnecessary and not expected

NORWAY

  • The national currency is Norwegian Krone

  • The national language is Norwegian

  • Tipping is not compulsory but it is common to leave 10-20% if you are satisfied with the service

  • The closest departure airport is Tromsø Airport (TOS)

TRIP NOTES

On European trips, we stay as close to historic city centers as possible. This means your accommodations will often be on the small side, quirky, and unique (we love this!).

While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.

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FLIGHTS

Flights

Fly into Helsinki (HEL)

Arrive by 3pm on day 1 or fly in a day early and explore Helsinki on your own. We highly recommend flying in a day early in case of weather-related travel delays.

Fly out of Tromsø (TOS)

Fly out of Norway at any time on day 9 or extend your trip and enjoy a few more days in Tromsø.

Want to check out flights for your trip?

Feel free to also set up flight alerts to Helsinki and from Norway so you can grab the best deal!

*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.

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