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Emily "I really enjoyed my trip to Vasatokka! Communication from the guides was good, as was using Facebook to connect with other travellers, however, as someone travelling solo it would have been great if the group had been created maybe a few days earlier to help connect people! I booked all extra activities and almost all of them dramatically exceeded by expectations, especially the trip to Norway, Sa..."
Excellent
18 reviews
Starts
Helsinki
+6 Destinations
Arctic / North Pole
Ends
Helsinki
Map

Highlights

  • Meet Santa Claus in Rovaniemi
  • Try ice-fishing at the Lake Fox
  • Go on a night snowmobile safari
  • Feast on Norwegian cuisine
Age range
up to 55 year olds
Accommodation
Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Polar, Adventure, Arctic, Northern Lights
Start and end in Helsinki! With the polar tour Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Helsinki, Finland and 4 other destinations in Europe. Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

18 Reviews

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  • AH
    Written on January 14, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a great trip... even with the long coach journies. The guides made it really fun and were always happy to answer any questions or provide support. Accommodation was good, with lots of facilities like a games room and sauna. The food was plentiful,... Read more

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  • LQ
    Written on December 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    There was a good range of activities on the tour and overall I had an enjoyable time. The accommodation was great, I stayed in a cabin which was warm and cosy. However I felt some of the additional tour activities did not give value for money. For example... Read more

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  • Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka reviewer 3
    Written on December 25, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    just amazing. everything was well organized

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  • Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka reviewer 4
    Written on January 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It is more than I expected. It is the best tour I ever had, and even in future, I don't think so, any tour can outplay it.

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  • Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka reviewer 5
    Written on November 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I was on the 27/12 - 2/1 trip to Vasatokka. Overall very good trip! I've done quite a few tours so I know a good one when I see one. The timing of all the activities were fine and I liked the fact that you can pick and choose which activity you want to do... Read more

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  • Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka reviewer 6
    Written on March 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall, I really enjoyed the trip! It was well-paced and planned out. The long bus ride will be worth it at the end of the trip. Bring the most comfortable stuff you have to sleep overnight. Our tour leader Eugene was very friendly and knowledgeable. The... Read more

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  • Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka reviewer 7
    Written on February 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience was nothing less than amazing! My flatmate and I went in with open minds and were ready to embrace this tour! It was more than we could have even imagined! Yes, the bus ride was long, of course we didn't sleep that great but at the end of the... Read more

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  • EJ
    Written on January 5, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed my trip to Vasatokka! Communication from the guides was good, as was using Facebook to connect with other travellers, however, as someone travelling solo it would have been great if the group had been created maybe a few days earlier to... Read more

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  • K
    Written on December 30, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    This trip was average, if that. I am an experienced traveller and have done multiple tours with other tour companies. I doubt I will be doing another tour with time travels or through tour radar based on this experience. The itinerary seems clear, but many... Read more

    Timetravels commented on this review
    Hi Karen Thank you for traveling with and thank you for your detailed feedback. It will help us to improve our services. Even though we provide low-cost tours to our destinations we still believe, that it is possible to gain high customer satisfaction rates. The budget of the tour of course sets some limitations. During the winter season just one overnight in hotel, e.g. in Rovaniemi, Tromso, Saariselkä, Levi etc. costs 200-300 €/night. So just about the cost of our entire tour, which includes 4 nights of accommodation, bus transportation and even a tour to the Arctic Ocean (1200 km). Our mission is to provide a Lapland experience for young people - aged 20-35 y.o. and actually - in Vasatokka they have better chances of seeing Northern lights than in ski resort glass igloos, where one overnight costs 800 €. One downside of this package is the bus transportation, which we have tried to do as comfortable as possible by having a warm, safe, winter equipped bus with wifi. For groups like this using plane or train would add the cost by several hundreds of euros - and we must keep the costs down for this customer segment. For sure in future we can offer options to start the tour from Rovaniemi or Ivalo - some people are already taking flights directly to Lapland. When it comes for reindeer safaris and husky activities - in Lapland it is possible to book also longer VIP safaris, but then the prices are several times higher and group sizes way smaller. When it comes for the half board food (breakfast +dinner) we charge 60 euros for 8 meals. Here again the budget sets some limitations - on a normal ski resort, with 60 euros you can barely afford a dinner for 1-2 persons. Vasatokka can achieve this budget because it is a non-profit youth-recreational center. Regarding the communication before the trip - we send 3 transactional e-mails before the trip - a welcome email and invitation to book extra activities, invitation to the FB group and to choose roommates and then the final e-mail with latest details and news. All the information is duplicated on the trip-specific FB group. Unfortunately, the transactional e-mail system we are using has sometimes deliverability problems with some e-mail clients. As our messages contains attachments, pictures and links, some mail systems mark them as spam. We are currently figuring out ways with our IT partners to avoid these problems by either using different solutions or backing up the e-mails with SMS messages, like Airbnb and some other companies are doing. We deeply regret the situation that you did not receive them. We thank you again for the feedback - and we will certainly stress out more clearly that this tour suits the best students and young people. What this tour may lack in accommodation and transportation quality, it compensates in team spirit, genuine nature experience and one of highest possibilities in Finland to see Northern lights. Our mission is to arrange affordable but amazing Lapland adventures and constantly improve our services. Seeing Northern lights belong to everyone!
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  • CP
    Written on December 30, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    Great tour!!! So much fun and the activities were once in a life time. Must have some videos for the bus though. That was pretty poor.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Departure day
    Start point Helsinki Railway Station Square (In front of Casino), Mikonkatu 18, 00100 Helsinki, Finland 21:00
  2. Day 2: Santa claus Village (included)
  3. Day 3: Arctic Challenge (included), Snowshoe Hike 30€
  4. Day 4: Trip to Arctic Ocean (included)
  5. Day 5: Reindeer Farm 30€, Night Snowmobile 90€
  6. Day 6: Husky Safari 75€
  7. Day 7: Arrival home
    End point Helsinki Railway Station Square (In front of Casino), Mikonkatu 18, 00100 Helsinki, Finland 10:00

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  • Accommodation

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    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • In which months does this tour run?

      Lapland trips only run in winter: November-December and February-March.

      In summer we do not have Lapland trips because of temperature above +15 and 24 hours daylight.

    • Could you give me an overview of how this tour looks like?

      These trips are low-budget trips, aimed for students.
      The departure is from Helsinki in the evening on the departure day and there is an overnight ride to the destination in Lapland. The arrival journey back to Helsinki is also by bus. The accommodation is in a dormitory or cottage, shared with other people.

      The main package includes:

      - Round Trip to Lapland by Bus from chosen departure place
      - Accommodation 4 nights in chosen category (Dorm or Cabin)
      - A Bus Trip to the Arctic Ocean in Norway
      - Visit of the world famous Kemi Snow castle
      - Visit of the Santa Claus Village
      - Visit of the Saariselkä ski resort
      - Tourleader services in Vasatokka

    • What is the age range of most of the passengers on this tour?

      The age of passengers on the tour you mentioned is mostly between 20-25 years old.

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    • William14th November 2018
      This is my first trip using a tour company and I must say that the professionalism and customer service provided was exemplary. Too many individuals to name, but the whole team deserves hearty congratulations. Very pleased with the pricing, hotels and itinerary.

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    Start and end in Helsinki.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Timetravels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 March 2019 the full payment of $474 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $474 for Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Vasatokka, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,268 km.
    • Helsinki (Finland)
    • 705 km
    • Rovaniemi (Finland)
    • 225 km
    • Saariselka (Finland)
    • 57 km
    • Inari (Finland)
    • 156 km
    • Bugoynes (Norway)
    • 194 km
    • Saariselka (Finland)
    • 225 km
    • Rovaniemi (Finland)
    • 705 km
    • Helsinki (Finland)

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