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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 he...“

Timetravels

Timetravels

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Tampere, Finland
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TOURS
3
AGE RANGE
18-30
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
3h
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Timetravels has started from ultimate student trips to Russia in 2006 and soon expanded to many other destinations. Currently, we operate in Northern Lapland, Russia, Baltics, Scandinavia, Central & Eastern Europe. In 2014, we were awarded for high-quality service a...

Timetravels has started from ultimate student trips to Russia in 2006 and soon expanded to many other destinations. Currently, we operate in Northern Lapland, Russia, Baltics, Scandinavia, Central & Eastern Europe. In 2014, we were awarded for high-quality service and financial trustworthiness. Today, Timetravels permanently employs 15 travel industry professionals and serves annually over 15 000 customers from about 70 different countries. We listen carefully to our customers in order to constantly improve travel experience and launch new fascinating activities.

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16 Timetravels Reviews

Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Average
13%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • CS
    Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Saariselkä
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 8, 2018
    We had an amazing trip. Finland is a magical place and its impossible not to love the location and stunning scenery. We were lucky enough to see the aurora bore…
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  •  reviewer 2
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 4, 2018
    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.
  • U
    Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Saariselkä
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 12, 2017
    Very good our guide uuno is excellent and full of energy and fun and our driver vesa is perfect in driving .Thanks for everything
  • JG
    Northern lights adventure to Lapland, Saariselkä
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2017
    I went on the Lapland adventure from 11/24-11/30. It was a magical experience. Our cabins are spacious and include a sauna and kitchen. The activities keep you …
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  •  reviewer 5
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 25, 2017
    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 activ…
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  •  reviewer 6
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 26, 2017
    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 stu…
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  •  reviewer 7
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 14, 2017
    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 …
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  • EJ
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 5, 2017
    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 trave…
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  • K
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    3.0 - Average
    Written on December 30, 2016
    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 …
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    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!
  • CP
    Northern lights adventure to Northern Lapland, Vasatokka
    3.0 - Average
    Written on December 30, 2016
    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.

About Timetravels

Timetravels has started from ultimate student trips to Russia in 2006 and soon expanded to many other destinations. Currently, we operate in Northern Lapland, Russia, Baltics, Scandinavia, Central & Eastern Europe. In 2014, we were awarded for high-quality service and financial trustworthiness. Today, Timetravels permanently employs 15 travel industry professionals and serves annually over 15 000 customers from about 70 different countries. We listen carefully to our customers in order to constantly improve travel experience and launch new fascinating activities.

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