NEW! 7 Days in FINLAND ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Lapland, Glass Igloo, Northern Lights, Santa Claus | Travel Vlog

We spend a week in the Winter Wonderland of Finland – Starting in Lapland, we visit the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, meet THE Father Christmas, experience a husky ride, and take an Ice Breaker Cruise in the Baltic Sea, walking on the ice and swimming in the freezing cold waters too. Then we drive further north into Lapland, deep in the Arctic Circle to stay in a glass igloo and log cabin trying to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in the sky, following a reindeer ride.

Finally we finish in Helsinki, Finlands Capital and take a day trip to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia just across the water via Ferry.


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๐Ÿ‘‰* Rovaniemi Hotel we stayed, very central, close to tour operators, shops, restaurants:

๐Ÿ‘‰* Great looking Rovaniemi alternative hotel, just outside the town centre:

๐Ÿ‘‰* Glass Igloo and Log Cabin we stayed (Chalet, 4 adults was our room):

๐Ÿ‘‰* Luxury glass igloo alternative in Levi Town (2 hours drive north from Rovaniemi or domestic flight to Kittilรค Airport):

๐Ÿ‘‰* Excellent Very Central Helsinki Hotel we stayed at (not shown in video):

๐Ÿ‘‰* Great Hotel in Helsinki Airport if need to stay for early morning domestic flight (we stayed here but not shown in video):

ACTIVITIES & TOURS (Others would need to be arranged through JEE Travels)

๐Ÿ‘‰* Santa Claus Village Reindeer & Husky ride (I can’t confirm this is the same Husky ride as there are a couple in this area but it gets good reviews):

๐Ÿ‘‰* Ice Breaker Cruise:

๐Ÿ‘‰* Rovaniemi BBQ Northern Lights Tour:

๐Ÿ‘‰* Tallinn, Estonia day trip from Helsinki:

Visited in December

Mostly shot on iPhone 14 Pro with some iPhone 13

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00:00 Finland in Winter
1:20 Arriving into Lapland
2:04 Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi
3:47 Husky Ride
4:18 Meeting Santa Claus
5:34 Rovaniemi & Discount
6:20 Ice Breaker Cruise
8:31 Hunting Northern Lights
9:59 Winter Wonderland
11:00 Glass Igloo
12:03 Reindeer Ride
13:16 Log Cabin
14:52 Helsinki
15:52 Tallinn, Estonia Day Trip

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