HAPPY IN SCANDINAVIA
6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
SHARED ROOM : FROM $3100
or $3600 Private Room
(Norway, Finland Sweden)
Featuring 3 countries, husky safari, reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and glass igloos
Join us on this amazing 7D/6N adventure across Norway, Finland, and Sweden! This trip is priced at $3100 shared room and $3600 single room.
Lapland is utterly magical in the winter.
Everything is tucked under a blanket of snow, and on clear nights, the Aurora Borealis often lights up the sky. There’s also an abundance of adventure we will explore.
- Visit 3 countries in 1 trip
- Husky Safari
- Reindeer Sleigh Rides
- Glass Igloo Stays
- Ice Hotel Visits
- Funicular Rides
- Meals, transportation, and accommodations listed in itinerary
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time. Travel insurance and personal spending are travelers responsibility.
What’s Not Included:
Services not mentioned in itinerary
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Day 1 :
Welcome to Tromso, Norway!
Welcome to Norway! Upon arrival at the Tromso airport, a shuttle will take you to the hotel. Later this evening we will meet for a welcome reception to meet your guide, Happy Ambassador, and the rest of our group.
Overnight in Standard Room at Thon Polar
Day 2 :
Husky Safari and Travel to Kilpisjärvi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will depart this morning to enjoy a Husky Safari. Upon arrival at the kennel, you will be suited with a comfortable and warm winter suit, winter shoes, and mittens to keep you warm during your dog sledding adventure. After a short introduction on how to handle the dogs and sleds, we will set out into the wilderness in pairs.One will be the “musher” (driver), and one will be in the sled. You change places halfway, so both get to experience the thrill of mushing and the comfort of the sled. The huskies love to run, but be aware that you will have to play your part in helping the team up the slopes and difficult terrains. This is a fun and exciting experience, where you will also get a bit of a physical workout.After a fun and exciting trip, you arrive rosy-cheeked and smiling back at the camp, where hot soup and drinks await!
After lunch, we will depart for Kilpisjärvi. Kilpisjärvi is where the three nations of Norway, Finland, and Sweden meet. Driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Here we will stay in beautiful chalets in Finnish Lapland. Dinner will be included at the hotel.
Kilpisjärvi hosts some of the best conditions for viewing the northern lights, so make sure to head out at night for a peak. Please keep in mind, seeing the northern lights is dependent on weather and nature conditions. We recommend downloading the Aurora Alert app. It will notify you when the northern lights are active in your location.
Meals: B, L, D
Overnight in Chalet at Santa’s Chalets Rakka
Day 3 :
Reindeer Sleigh Rides & Glass Igloos in Finland!
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then, we will embark on a reindeer sleigh ride which is a wonderful experience to enjoy the traditional Lappish way of travel and learn about reindeer husbandry culture. As you cuddle up beneath blankets in a reindeer sleigh and let these magnificent animals take you on a journey to the depths of the white forests, all that seems to be missing is the narrator’s voice from the background – that’s how close to something you’d read in between the covers of an enchanting book the experience is. After lunch, we will embark for Levi and explore different part of Finnish Lapland. Driving time is approximately 3.5 hours. Tonight we have the very special experience of sleeping under the Arctic Sky will overnight in Glass Igloos at the Northern Lights Village!
Meals: B, D
Overnight in Aurora Cabin HB at Northern Lights Village Levi Oy
Day 4 :
Snowmobiling & Travel to Sweden!
Today, we will enjoy a 4-hour snowmobile ride. We will ride 2 people per snow mobile and take turns driving. Thermal overall, boots, mittens and helmets are provided for the safari. Guides will take us through the wilderness. The route goes along easy tracks, giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful arctic nature on the way. The guides will show you the best spots for photographs or just admiring the scenery with some warm drinks! After lunch, we will depart for Kiruna to experience Swedish Lapland! The driving time is approximately 4 hours. Once we arrive at Camp Ripan, we will enjoy dinner.
Camp Ripan is home to the Aurora Spa, winner of the “2020 Best Unique Experience” from World Luxury Spa Awards. We recommend enjoying the spa. For guests staying at Camp Ripan, there is a discounted spa entrance fee of 395 SEK/person (approximately $38 USD). Entrance includes The Spa Ritual Stävan with coffee mask, birch leaf scrub, foot bath with foot salt and iron ore pellets. Bathrobe, towel, locally produced skin and hair care products, tea and fruit.
Meals: B, D
Overnight in Chalet Giron at Camp Ripan
Day 5 :
Ice Hotel & Narvik, Norway
After breakfast today, we will make our way to the Ice Hotel. The original and world-famous Icehotel is open year-round and we offer a hotel and ephemeral art exhibition in a unique natural cycle, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The story of Icehotel starts in 1989 when it became the world’s first and largest hotel made of ice and snow.Each year the winter hotel is reincarnated in a new guise, carefully designed and handcrafted by around 40 artists from all around the world. We will get to tour all the amazing rooms and artwork created. Get your cameras ready — because this is amazing!! After our visit of the Ice Hotel ends, we will depart back to Norway. Driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. We will overnight in Narvik. Narvik is a beautiful town located on a fjord. It is very scenic and beautiful. The city of Narvik is located in Northern Norway, and it is surrounded by majestic nature. Tall mountains soar above the blue Ofotfjord, and they are perfect for hiking and skiing. In winter the northern lights dance across the night sky.
Meals: B, D
Overnight in Standard Room at Quality Grand Narvik
Day 6 :
Narvik War Museum & Fjellheisen Cable Car in Tromsø
This morning, we will visit the Narvik War Museum. The museum has a large collection from WWII. The museum tells the stories of WWII in North Norway and the dramatic fight for Narvik i 1940. After the museum visit, we will depart to return to Tromso. Driving time is approximately 3.5 hours. Once we arrive to Tromso, we will take the Fjellheisen Cable Car. We will have the amazing experience of having dinner on top of Fjellheisen and say our farewells.
Meals: B, D
Overnight in Standard Room GRP at Thon Polar
Day 7 :
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, shuttles will take guests to the airport.
Most international flights to Tromsø go via Oslo, but there are direct flights from London-Gatwick, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT – $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 90 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 90 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.
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