English, Australian| $ USD
We had a great time. We rate it a 9 out of 10. Only reason it was a 9 was the bird-life that was disappointing. But we went during the wrong time of year to see the migrating birds and only saw local birds.
Highlights: Finland was not crowded. Liked the hotels and all the guides. Everyone we needed to interact with spoke good English. The Radisson Blu had a great breakfast buffet and the rooms were large by European standards. The guides were timely, knowledgeable, proud to show us their country. The weather was good so nothing was cancelled.
The trains were clean, ran on time and smooth. We would not have changed a thing on what we chose to see and where we went. Highlights included: Reindeer farm and Arctic museum in Rovaniemi, Liminganlahti (Oulu) Bird Sanctuary (visitor center was new and the finest we have ever seen, even though the actual birds on site were sparse), cruise on the Archipelago in Turku.
Issues: we only had one glitch in Oulu where the selected hotel was 150 km away from where we wanted to be (and Taxi’s refused to take us there). But after some hassle, including calling the hot line in Sweden, we managed to have the hotel changed to Radisson Blu in Oulu and change the pick-up point with the guide for the next day.
Would we use you again: definitely! Thanks for all your assistance and responding on short notice to our request for a custom tour.
Published, Nov 04, 2015