Finland is one of the world's most northern and geographically remote countries, but it is also known as the happiest place in the world (they can argue that one out with Bhutan!). At Our Local Tour, we have sourced the best small group tours of Finland, from local operators providing authentic experiences.

The geography of Finland is characterized by its northern position, its ubiquitous landscapes of intermingled boreal forests and lakes. It is true that Finland is very heavily forested, with over 70 percent of the country covered by thick woodlands. Called “land of a thousand lakes,” Finland actually has 187,888 of them.

Escorted Tours Finland

As a holiday destination, the country is well known for its winter holiday attractions. The northern territory of Lapland is probably the country’s most famous region, with thousands visiting each December hoping to meet Santa Claus. The Lapland region is certainly worth a visit. If you are looking for magical elves and flying reindeer, you are in the right place. However, there is a great deal more to Finnish Lapland than a visit to Santa Claus.

Lapland is the land of the indigenous Sámi people. Sápmi is the their preferred name for Lapland, and the adjacent areas of northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland as well as the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Explore Finland using our expert local advisors and learn about Sámi culture and history, and be sure you’re learning about and visiting with the Sámi in a respectful, ethical way.

Group Trips to Finland

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

An 8 day tour with a focus on the best sustainable tourism in Finland. Available as a set date group departure or as a bespoke departure date just for you.

Explore Finland on our Helsinki and Lakeland Nature Tour. Spend 7 nights in the land of the midnight sun discovering the natural beauty of the country.

Escorted Holidays to Finland

From dog sledding and reindeer herding to looking for the Northern Lights, as a family winter holiday goes, Finland has it all. However, it should not be overlooked as a summer holiday destination.

The capital, Helsinki can be visited year-round and expect to experience a city that is overflowing with good food, great design, interesting museums and unique architecture. We would suggest spending a night or two just to experience this modern and inviting city. It is easy to explore by foot, bicycle or the excellent public transport.

In summer, Finland is known as the land of the midnight sun. For those who venture north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set at all from May to August, while further south the sun can be visible for nearly around the clock during June and July. A nocturnal swim and sauna are a definite must under the Midnight Sun on one of our group holidays to Finland.

For families, summer in Finland is a great time to visit. There are multiple activities to keep everyone entertained from the very young to the very old but still adventerous.  One of the best ways to spend the Finnish summer is to enjoy the bright nights at a country cottage.

Get together for a barbeque, go to the sauna, and take a dip in a lake at midnight – just like the Finns do!

Group Travel to Finland

Summer is also a great time to visit some of the 50,000 beautiful islands scattered across the region. This is the world’s largest archipelago, and there are plenty of hidden gems to be discovered.

Alternatively, head to the Lakeland and experience a Finnish summer relaxing in a beautiful rustic cottage. It doesn’t have to be summer though, you can visit Lakeland in Finland all year around. There are plenty of things to do, from cruises to fishing, paddle boarding, ice swimming and skating.

Finland is a large and sparsely populated country but getting from A to B is surprisingly simple and everything runs like clockwork. Air, rail, road and water transport networks are comprehensive and reliable.
The Stewart Family
We are glad we found you when researching small group trips to Finland. It is a winter wonderland! What a great trip and thank you for all your help in organising it. Our visit to the Sami village was one of many never to be forgotten moments.