Experience views of the northern skies from the cozy comfort of a glass igloo.
Santa Claus Village.
Hunt the skies for the spectacular colours of the northern lights.
Join a thrilling Husky Sled expedition.
Reindeer.
Discover the famous maritime culture of Helsinki, Finland.
Imagine the nightly spectacle of colours from a Sami reindeer skin tent (optional excursion).
Marvel at Helsinki Cathedral, sitting high above the capital, Finland.
Santa's igloo, Arctic Circle.
Take a ride on a reindeer sleigh in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland (optional activity).
See the frozen landscapes of Oulu, Finland.
Santa's igloo, Arctic Circle.
Join the excitement of a snowmobile excursion.
Search for the northern lights in the skies above Helsinki, Finland.
Lulea, Sweden.
Meet the traditional Sami reindeer herders on an optional tour.
Lulea, Sweden.
Admire the historic architecture and medieval squares of Stockholm, Sweden.
Stockholm's old quarter showcases its maritime history.
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Lapland & Northern Lights

Operated by TripADeal
Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Stockholm & more
Sleep in a glass igloo under the spectacular northern lights
Experience a thrilling Husky ride, snowmobile excursion & more
Dates: 19 Dec 2024 - 1 Apr 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights & 1 internal flight
9 nights hotel & glass igloo accommodation
Daily breakfast throughout the tour
Arrival airport transfer
Overview
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Overview

You’ve heard the stories and you’ve seen the pictures. Now it’s time to experience the wonders of Lapland and the northern lights in person. From urban exploration in Helsinki to adventures in Lapland, this 12-day package will create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
Fulfill a lifelong dream by seeking the northern lights, one of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth. Discover the best of Helsinki at leisure, exploring the vibrant seaside city encased by beautiful islands. Visit Santa Claus’ village in Rovaniemi, spend two nights gazing at the sky from the comfort of a cozy glass igloo, take an unforgettable snowmobile excursion through the frozen landscape, enjoy a Husky expedition through the snowy landscape and so much more.
With return international flights, quality hotel accommodation, two nights in a glass igloo under the northern lights and daily breakfast, this trip has it all!
Want more? Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early in Helsinki, Finland and Stay Behind in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Lapland and the northern lights at this magical time of year
  • Visit Sweden and Finland for your true winter wonderland experience
  • Spend a full day at leisure in Helsinki
  • Follow the northern lights on a coach tour excursion
  • Enjoy a winter sauna Jacuzzi with Finnish snacks
  • Marvel at the views on a two-hour snowmobile excursion into the wilderness
  • Indulge in the festive spirit whilst admiring the snowy white landscape
  • Stay in Rovaniemi, the heart of Lapland
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Husky safari
  • Explore Santa Claus' Village, meeting the man himself
  • Spend two nights in the magical Glass Igloos, admiring the northern lights as your drift off to sleep
  • Discover Stockholm, Sweden, with a full day at leisure
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 1 x internal flight from Lulea to Stockholm
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights in quality hotel accommodation
  • 2 nights in magical glass igloos
DINING
  • Daily breakfast is included throughout the tour
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2 - Day 10)
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Transfer from Helsinki airport to hotel (Day 2)
  • Return transfers on Day 10 (Hotel to airport and airport to hotel)
  • All other select transfers mentioned in the itinerary
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Helsinki, Finland

Today, fly from Australia (or New Zealand) to Helsinki, Finland.
Please note: Some flights may depart on Day 2 and arrive on Day 2.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Helsinki, Finland

Upon arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transferred to your hotel. If it is too early for check-in, luggage can be stored at the hotel until your room is ready. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Finland’s southern capital city.
The tour leader will advise you on a time when everyone has arrived to enjoy a welcome drink and an exciting briefing about your upcoming trip!

Overnight: Scandic Grand Marina, Scandic Park Hotel or similar, Helsinki

Meals included: None

Day 3 Helsinki - Free Day

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city encased by beautiful islands and great green parks. Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore this magnificent city, the museums, bustling bars and wonderful architecture in this sea-facing city situated on the peninsula in the Gulf of Finland.

Optional Activity: Helsinki city tour - $170 AUD per person
Enjoy this comprehensive tour taking in the most important and interesting parts of Helsinki. Visit Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Opera House, the Helsinki Music Centre and Central Library Oodi. 1-2 stops are possible during the tour, such as Senate Square and the Sibelius Monument. Please note: Entrances are not included. (Approximately 3 hours)

Overnight: Scandic Grand Marina, Scandic Park Hotel or similar, Helsinki

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Helsinki - Porvoo - Jyväskylä - Sauna Experience

This morning, enjoy breakfast before continuing your journey to Jyvaskyla (approximately 270 kilometres). On route, stop off at Porvoo, a popular tourist destination, characterised by its colourful wooden houses, narrow alleys, and charming atmosphere. The city has a rich history, and its Old Town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, continue to Jyväskylä, stopping at a Winter sauna, Jacuzzi and bathing experience in the beautiful scenery of Lake Päijänne. The log-built saunas are in an idyllic setting surrounded by nature. After the memorable experience, enjoy some light snacks before continuing to the hotel.
After your relaxing day, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in the beautiful Lakeland region city in Finland. In these winter months, the landscape is covered in a blanket of snow and has breathtaking views, national parks and unique nature.

Overnight: Original Sokos Hotel Paviljonki, Jyväskylä or similar, Jyväskylä

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Jyväskylä - Oulu - Northern Lights Expedition

This morning after breakfast, continue your magical winter wonderland journey to Oulu (approximately 340 kilometres). This snowy picturesque town is the gateway to the Lapland region. The town is full of thrilling winter activities including snowshoeing and ice fishing and has museums, shops, pure wilderness, fluffy snow and lots of excitement.
Your tour guide will be able to assist you in booking any additional activities in Oulu while you are on tour. In the evening, wrap up warm and be met by your tour leader. Journey by coach into the wilderness to hunt for the northern lights, following the clear skies, looking for the natural phenomenon. Be prepared to witness this spectacular light show that covers the sky in magical colours.
Please note: The northern lights rely on good weather conditions and clear skies.

Overnight: Scandic Oulu City Hotel or similar, Oulu

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Oulu - Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village

This morning after breakfast, continue your journey to Rovaniemi, the heart of Lapland (approximately 240 kilometres). Check in to Santa’s luxurious glass igloos, which are located at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. This holiday village also includes reception and the Restaurant Arctic Eye. The new glass-roofed igloos offer a whole new opportunity to experience Lapland’s ever-changing nature whilst enjoying the comforts from inside.
Later, visit Santa Claus’s Village which is located on the Arctic Circle and pay a visit to the man himself, Santa Claus. Explore Mr & Mrs Claus' cottage along with their hardworking reindeer and catch a glimpse of Santa’s secrets. Head to Santa’s office and embrace the colourful world of beautiful cards, unique stamps and gifts. The cosy atmosphere invites you to write your greetings to friends and family all over the world. Here they will be stamped by hand with a special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. Browse the gift shops for unique Finnish handicrafts, souvenirs and gifts and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime Lapland Experience.

Optional Activity: Reindeer excursions & Sleigh Ride - $250 AUD per person
Enjoy a trip to the Reindeer Camp, this great trip gives you an insight into the tradition of reindeer herding in Lapland. For a few hours, you will take on this role as you feed the animals and enjoy a short sledge ride pulled by these magnificent animals.
This evening you see Lapland at night through your cosy glass igloos. This is the ideal way to watch the Northern Lights as you drift off to sleep.

Overnight: Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle or similar, Rovaniemi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Rovaniemi - Snowmobile Excursion

This morning, enjoy breakfast before embarking on a two-hour snowmobile safari into the arctic wilderness. A safari guide will give you a briefing and driving instructions before you pair up to start your snowmobile safari. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive through the snowy forests and across the frozen marshlands and lakes. Breathe in the fresh icy air whilst appreciating your silent surroundings.
Enjoy another cosy night in the glass igloos in the heart of Lapland.

Overnight: Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle or similar, Rovaniemi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Rovaniemi - Haparanda or Lulea - Husky Safari

Today, after breakfast, check out of your igloos and continue your journey to Haparanda or Lulea, Swedish Lapland (approximately 255 kilometres). On route, drive via Kemi, known for its maritime heritage, unique attractions, and the gateway to the Arctic region. After, continue to Haparanda or Lulea. Upon arrival, when the room is ready check in to your hotel.
Welcome to Swedish Lapland and the perfect place for another adventure with rolling hills, roaring rivers and vast woodlands covered in a blanket of white fluffy snow. In the afternoon, embark on an exciting Husky Safari. Wrap up warm with the additional winter clothing provided by your guide before embarking on this magical experience. Enjoy the breeze, hold on tight and dash across this magical winter wonderland. Your sled will be guided by strong, friendly Alaskan huskies, they will take you across snow-covered terrain, frozen lakes and through wild forests. Keep on the lookout for Moose and Reindeer whilst taking in the magnificent scenery.
Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Swedish Lapland.

Overnight: Elite Stadshotellet, Haparanda Stadshotell Hotel or similar, Swedish Lapland

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Haparanda or Lulea, Swedish Lapland

Enjoy a day at leisure or choose to embark on an optional activity. Your tour leader will be available to assist you, giving advice on the best way to spend your day!
In the evening enjoy another excursion to follow the Northern lights and enjoy your last night in the heart of Lapland.

Optional Activity: Approximately 4-4.5 Hour Sami Visit - $500 AUD per person
This tour is an experience of a lifetime. Go deeper into Sami culture and spend a couple of relaxing hours for all your senses. Listen to the sparkling fire while you enjoy a three-course dinner from Sami cuisine. This will be a genuine gathering around the fireplace in the lavvu (tent house) where you will learn about the Sami history and culture. Take part in the Joik – the traditional Aami way to musically tell a story and to remember the old ways. In the corral, you will be able to feed the reindeer. With some luck, you might also get to view the northern lights.

Overnight: Elite Stadshotellet, Haparanda Stadshotell Hotel or similar, Swedish Lapland

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Haparanda or Lulea - Stockholm, Sweden

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred to Lulea Airport in time for your domestic flight to Stockholm.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred from Arlanda Airport to your hotel. Luggage can be stored at the hotel if the room is not ready for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or choose to embark on an optional activity.

Optional Activity: Stockholm City Tour - $190 AUD per person
The city of Stockholm, built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, exudes a unique charm in its combination of 13th-century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm’s islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east, where the archipelago with its 30,000 islands awaits exploration. It is not surprising that the city has earned the nickname 'Beauty on Water'. Renowned for its beauty, Stockholm is also the hub of the Baltic area with easy access to the Nordic capitals as well as the Baltic countries.
The capital is a big city with a small-town personality. With its handy size and short walking distances, it is easy to cover a lot in a short amount of time. The sightseeing tour, which includes outside visits to the Old Town and the City Hall with its blue and golden halls known for hosting the Nobel festivities, makes for a memorable morning tour.
Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere as you wander the narrow and cobbled streets of Old Town, or as the locals say, 'Gamla Stan'. During the stroll through Old Town, pass by the seven-hundred-year-old Cathedral of Stockholm, seat of the archbishop, while also getting a chance to see Stortorget, where 'the Stockholm Blood Bath' took place.

Overnight: Scandic Malmen, Scandic Anglais or similar, Stockholm

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Stockholm, Sweden - Australia

This morning, check out of your hotel and make your own way to the airport to correspond with your international flight back to Australia (or New Zealand).
Some guests may depart later in the day and will be able to store their luggage at the hotel until they are ready to depart.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 12 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some customers may arrive +1 day.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 1st April 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $2,600 applies. 
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability. 
 
Departure Dates 
2024 
December: ^03, ^10, ^^^19, ^^^29 
 
2025 
January: ^^07, **21, **28
February: 03, **11, 18, *22, 25
March: 04, 07, 11, 16, *18, ^25
April: *01
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges  
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $350 per person.
• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $800 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $1,100 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^^^ incur a high season surcharge of $1,550 per person.
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth: $200 per person
Auckland: $400 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Lufthansa, Emirates, Finnair, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and partners (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Domestic Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Route: Lulea - Stockholm
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Emirates: $580 per person 
• Qatar: $525 per person 
 
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early Options
Helsinki, Finland - $300 per person
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
• 1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
• 18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
• 1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
• 23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
• 6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
• 28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
 
Stay Behind Options
Stockholm, Sweden - $300 per person
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
• 1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
• 18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
• 1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
• 23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
• 6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
• 28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
• 16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
 
Stopover Packages 
* Doha
Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way
 
* Dubai
Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way
 
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Doha MotoGP: 6 - 12 March 2024
• Doha Grand Prix: 28 November to 2nd December 2024
• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): 04 December to 10 December 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
 
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
3-4 Star Properties (Self-Rated)
- Helsinki: Scandic Park Hotel, Scandic Grand Marina 
- Jyväskylä: Original Sokos Hotel, Scandic Hotel Jyväskylä 
- Oulu: Scandic Oulu City Hotel 
- Rovaniemi: Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle Igloo 
- Swedish Lapland: Haparanda Stadshotell, Elite Stadshotellet 
- Stockholm: Scandic Malmen, Scandic Anglais 
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 6 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin (subject to availability).
 
General information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 36 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
Day 3: Helsinki city tour at $170 AUD per person
Day 6: Reindeer Farm visit and sleigh ride at $250 AUD per person
Day 9: 4 - 4.5 Hour Sami Visit at $500 AUD per person
Day 10: Stockholm City Tour at $190 AUD per person
 
Please note:
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. 
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Mandatory city tax
• Winter Clothing Hire: Winter clothing will be included for the Husky and Snowmobile activities. Additional winter clothing can be hired in Rovaniemi for 2 days if required for an additional cost.
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Finland & Sweden
In Finland and Sweden the average temperature between December and April is around -4°C. December can be quite cold, so travellers should be aware of this and pack accordingly with warm layers, coats and boots to get ready for this magical snowy winter experience.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A moderate level of fitness will be required. 
May involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas

A tourist visa for Europe is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

SCHEDULE OF FEES
Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice