Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Helsinki
Your tour begins with an optional arrival transfer to your hotel in Helsinki before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
Stay Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (4 star)

DAY 2 Helsinki
Discover Helsinki on sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital. You will have the opportunity to see the Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, Market Square, Presidential Palace, the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the Olympic Stadium. Lastly, visit the unique Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the “Church in the Rock”. B
Stay Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (4 star)

DAY 3 Helsinki – Kemi
This morning, board the northbound train to Kemi. Travel through magical landscapes with endless snow-covered forests and lakes covered with ice. On arrival in Kemi in the late afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel situated by the frozen sea, offering incredible views. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the night in a glass villa with a view of the starry sky. BD
Stay Seaside Glass Villas (4 star)

DAY 4 Kemi – Rovaniemi – Saariselka
Take the morning to discover Kemi before a transfer to the famous Sampo Arctic Icebreaker, for a truly unique cruise. This is a unique opportunity to witness the thundering sound of more than 3,500 tons of steel crushing the thick ice of the Gulf of Bothnia, and maybe even take a dip in Europe’s largest ice field! Travel further north through Finnish Lapland, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Rovaniemi before continuing to Saariselka for a unique stay in a glass igloo . BD
Stay Northern Lights Village, Aurora Cabin (3 star)

DAY 5 Saariselka

Your first adventure is an exhilarating husky safari through the snowy forests and fells. Driving a team of huskies over the white, shimmering fells is an experience you will never forget. In the evening, you will visit an Aurora Camp by the lake. Here you warm up in a cosy hut by the fire enjoying a warm drink and a traditional Lapland midnight snack. If the conditions are right you will see the lights dance across the sky. BD
Stay Northern Lights Village, Aurora Cabin (3 star)

DAY 6 Saariselka – Inari – Karasjok
Morning departure, via Inari, to visit the Siida Sami Museum. This museum is dedicated to the Sami culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. Continue north-west, crossing the border into Norway and arriving in Karasjok with its small population of approximately 3,000 inhabitants, and some 60,000 reindeer! BD
Stay Hotel Scandic (3 star)

DAY 7 Karasjok – North Cape – Honningsvag

This morning you will travel through the North Cape tunnel to Mageroya Island to visit the North Cape cliff (subject to the weather conditions). BD
Stay Scandic Hotel Nordkapp (3 star)

DAY 8 Honningsvag – Alta
Travel south along the Posanger fjord, bound for Alta. In the afternoon visit the wonderful Alta Museum to see the exhibitions on the history and traditions of the indigenous Sami people and the Northern Lights. The remainder of your day is free. B
Stay Scandic Hotel Alta (4 star)

This evening there is an opportunity to upgrade to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (at additional expense). Please enquire with Beyond Travel for further details.

Experience the Igloo Hotel - the worlds northernmost ice hotel, built from the ground up every year with different themes. Everything is made of pure snow and ice, the rooms, the beds, even the glasses in the bar. The surfaces are decorated with ice sculptures and friezes, beautiful artwork created by talented local artists. Wander among handcrafted ice sculptures or take an ice drink in the bar.

DAY 9 Alta – Tromso

Today, drive along scenic Arctic fjords to Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic and former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. This city is situated in the heart of the Northern Lights zone and is known as one of the best places on earth to experience this mysterious phenomenon. Tonight chase the lights on a Northern Lights Safari. BD
Stay Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)

DAY 10 Tromso
Discover Tromso and its highlights today with a full day at leisure. Visit the Polar Museum, which contains the history of the Arctic explorers Amundsen, Nansen and Scott; wander the historic centre with its centuries-old wooden houses; see the Arctic Cathedral with its soaring stained glass windows. You can also embark on more arctic wilderness adventure by joining an optional Reindeer Safari or husky safari. B
Stay Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)

DAY 11 Tromso
Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. B

  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager
  • 1 night, Glass Villa accommodation
  • 2 nights, Glass Igloo accommodation
  • 7 nights, 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • 2nd class rail: Helsinki – Kemi
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners

Guided Tour

  • Helsinki

Winter activities

  • Sampo Icebreaker Cruise
  • Husky Safari
  • Northern Lights Camp tour (Saariselka)
  • Northern Lights Safari (Tromso)


  • Siida Sami Museum
  • North Cape Hall
  • Alta Museum


15 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
05 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
The North Cape & Northern Lights 11 days - Escorted Tour
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)

To enjoy the included experiences in our North Cape & Northern Lights tour we request that you arrange Travel Insurance which covers winter sports, snowmobile tours, boat trips, fishing tours, husky safaris, and general winter activities.