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Scandinavia: See reindeer, northern lights on this Arctic tour

December 12, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Reindeer sledding is one of the winter activities on Travcoa's tour of Sweden and Scandinavia.
Reindeer sledding is one of the winter activities on Travcoa's tour… (Travcoa )

Desperately seeking reindeer? Long after the Christmas season has ended, Travcoa leads a March tour of Finland and Sweden to see the real animals in their native Lapland. Participants on the 15-day Scandinavian trip meet the Sami, the indigenous people who herd reindeer, and learn some of their traditions by celebrating St. Maria's Day with them.

Excursions via snowmobile, dog sled and even reindeer-pulled sleighs explore the arctic landscape. Highlights include crossing the Arctic Circle, spending a night in the famed Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, viewing the northern lights too touring Helsinki, where the trip begins, and Stockholm, where it ends.

Date: The tour leaves March 7.

Price: $14,390 per person, double occupancy; solo travelers add $1,990. It includes lodgings, all meals, tour director, tours, excursions, airport transfers and more. International airfare is extra.

Contact: Travcoa, (800) 992-2003
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