Finland Fantasy
Finland | Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2023

Madhavi
Madhavi R.
India | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2023

Caesar in Helsinki was a good guide
Soumenlinna was also a good visit

All the guides for activities in Rovaniemi were good......
Each adventure had its own charm-
Camp fire in the log cabin while waiting to spot the aurora
ride with the huskies
Sauna with a dip in the lake
Arctic float gazing at the aurora and the starry night sky

I wasn't a big one for reindeer feeding but it was something I have never seen so.... it made it complete.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Lilla Roberts
Helsinki

It was very well located and comfortable. They were accommodating and gave us 2 rooms with a common door. Walking distance to all sights and markets

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distances to all good food places...and groceries and shopping and feery
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were very comfortable
Overnight Train

Train was late by 5 hours due to track work. Although the cabins were spotless and comfortable for a cozy ride. Cafeteria with large glass windows was the meeting place for many friends and families

Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Rovaniemi

The cabin was at a height from which you had an eagles view of the town. Maybe even see the aurora. Walking distance to the Santa village.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to sant village with eating places
Staff
Very helpful about anything we requested.packed us breakfast on the day we had to leave very early
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Helsinki and Suomenlinna Private Tour
Helsinki and Suomenlinna Private Tour
Helsinki

Caesar our guide was very knowledgeable . He spoke as he walked us to all the sites He took us on the ferry to the island and explained along the way . We eneded up having a delightful meal at the market, which was his suggestion

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private Aurora Photography Tour
Private Aurora Photography Tour
Rovaniemi

On time to pick us up. One look at us and the guide realized we wouldn't last the cold, so he got us suits for cold weather with boots and off we went to a private log shed far away in his vehicle. He lit a lovely campfire and it was beautiful starry night, caught a bit of the aurora with his professional camera, not so visible to the naked eye. Fed us with sausages and marshmallows and got chocolate and was willing to wait as long as we wanted..

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Autumn Husky Ride on Wheels
Autumn Husky Ride on Wheels
Rovaniemi

Felt as though we were riding on a chariot driven by huskies instead of horses. We were taken by shuttle to a hotel where we were given jackets pant and boots to help with the cold and prevent our clothes from getting dirty. We walked across to the kennel .Dogs were so excited and were ready for the ride through the farm land. Very enjoyable. Very cold despite gloves so took turns steering as hands were getting numb.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Reindeer & Wilderness Sauna Experience
Reindeer & Wilderness Sauna Experience
Rovaniemi

Feeding the reindeer was not my cup of tea but joined in. It was fun..can be quite daunting when you feed them, as the reindeers come towards you with their antlers.... Should have worn some boots as our shoes got real dirty The Finnish Sauna by the lake in cold weather was another first and wonderfully refreshing. To jump into ice cold water in the lake after the Sauna made you transcend your comfort zone . Once done was rejuvenating!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Aurora Ice Floating
Aurora Ice Floating
Finland

SURREAL The guide fitted is up with gear for the cold air by the campfire, then the telly tubby like floatation suit for the lake. Drive was comfortable. Needed a bit of light at the camp initially. Demo was done by the guide. It was just amazing flooding in 1C in a lake with the starry sky and the aurora over head.... The guides were so patient and let everyone float as long as they wanted. They set up a campfire and regaled the tourists with theirs jokes and stories

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Moonika Apart
Moonika
Moonika Apart
Local specialist in Estonia | Replied on Oct 11, 2023

Thank you for your feedback Madhavi! I'm glad to hear you had a great time on your trip with us. I hope to have you as our guests again in the future.
Best,
Moonika