Santa Claus and snowmobiles in the heart of Finnish Lapland
- Meet Santa on a private visit to his log cabin home
- Join in the festive fun with cooking backing and stocking making
- Head out into the Lappish wilderness on a thrilling snowmobile adventure
Activity adventure | Christmas | Natural world | Short break | Winter
The highlight of this Santa holiday is, of course, is a trip to see the man himself, a personal encounter that begins with a ride through the forest on a snowmobile sled. You'll then be met by one of St. Nick's elven helpers and guided up a candlelit path to meet Father Christmas in his private log cabin. The rest of your stay is given over to activities, with everything from husky safaris and reindeer sleigh rides to ice fishing trips and snowmobile excursions making the most of your snow surrounds. And be sure to make use of the free toboggans that the hotel provides – guaranteed fun for all the family.
Day by day itinerary
UK to Harriniva
Fly with Finnair from London via Helsinki to Kittila, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening. On arrival you'll transfer to either Harriniva Hotel or Hotel Jeris – both cosy retreats set deep in Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. After check in, you'll be provided with thermal clothing before sitting down for dinner.
Reindeer and husky
After breakfast, transfer to a local reindeer farm, where you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeers, learn how to lasso and even experience a reindeer ride! After lunch in the ice restaurant, head out to the husky farm for a guided tour and chance to meet husky puppies before enjoying a 6km husky safari. This evening, enjoy a christmas dinner before settling into your cosy cabin or hotel room.
Meals: B D
Snowmobiles, cookie baking, snow fun and Santa
After breakfast, you'll head out on a snowmobile safari. To ensure their safety, children will sit in a sled pulled by a local guide. And, as you pause for a short break, you'll be able to bake Finnish cookies and make your own Christmas stocking, before continuing the snow-filled adventures. Try your hand at snowshoeing, ice fishing or zooming down the toboggan slope. Children will also have a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile, under supervision of course. Then, before dinner, enjoy the highlight of your snow adventure as you're whisked off in to the forest by snowmobile sled in search of Santa’s secret hideout.
Meals: B D
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and return to the airport in time for your flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
4-day luxury Christmas holiday from £1,590 incl. flights
- Return flights to Kittila
- Return transfers
- Three nights in a cabin
- Full-board basis (starting from dinner on the first evening, ending with breakfast on the last day)
- Warm winter clothing
- Reindeer farm visit, lasso lesson and sled ride
- Husky farm tour
- 6km husky sled ride
- 20km snowmobile safari
- Finnish cookie baking session
- Christmas stocking making session
- Snowshoeing, ice fishing, tobogganing
- Mini snowmobile riding (for children)
- Santa Claus visit
- One free entrance (per person) to the Arctic Spa
Price and availability
This holiday is now completely sold out for winter 2017-18. Interested in travelling next year? We will be releasing availability and pricing in early January 2018. Simply use the enquiry button below to register your interest and we will contact you as soon as prices are available.
Please note: a full activities timetable will be given on arrival
Good to know
We can arrange travel for families of any size – just enquire for more details
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply. A child is 4-12 years.
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