Harriniva's motto is Best In Wilderness so it stands to reason we also offer the best with our Santa packages.
When you come to stay with us we don't offer two night breaks with activities crushed into one day, nor do we put you in a field with short taster rides. All our packages include real safaris, farm visits and no need for booking extra activities unless you are wanting an extra safari.
We know that for many this is a trip of a lifetime and this is what we aim to provide. You can choose to stay either in Harriniva hotel rooms or our cozy cabins in Jeris hotel, both offer the same exciting activities program.
It is always important to check what you have included in your holiday so here is a brief summary of our Wake up Santa package:
Transfers: You choose the flight and we will meet you. We offer transfers from all flights landing into Kittilä airport.
Winter clothes: Not only do we loan winter suits and boots, you will get hats, balaclavas, inner and out gloves and woolen socks, essential for the arctic climate.
Meals: Full board. Dinner from the night you arrive to breakfast on the day you leave. Also including a festive Christmas buffet.
Huskies: Visit one of our two husky farms. Meet the dogs, including the puppies before joining a full 6km safari with adults mushing their own team and children in our guides sleds.
Reindeer: Take a trip to our very own ancient reindeer farm dating back to 1940. Learn about the reindeer in the museum before feeding them, learning to lasso throw and enjoying a gentle 1,5km ride through the forest.
Snowmobiles: Zoom off on a full 20km safari through the Lappish landscape, two adults per snowmobile and children pulled by sled.
Snowfun: Try you hand at snowshoes, cross country ski, ice fishing, tobogganing and even a children's mini snowmobile so they can drive their own.
Cookie baking: Join us in the warm for traditional Finnish cookie baking.
Arts and Crafts: Christmas stockings and traditional crafts are all included in the program.
Santa: The main highlight of the trip. As you are whisked off by snowmobile in to the forest, a private family meeting awaits. Imagine your child's eyes light up as not only do they meet Santa but he has one of the gifts on their Santa letter. *
Winter Village: Visit our small winter village completely made of snow and ice. Take a peek in the snow igloos and pull up a chair at the ice bar, even enjoy a warming lunch in the ice restaurant. **
Our team: All of our safari guides our highly trained and experienced with many of them having years of service with us season after season.
There are plenty of other little extras along the way but we will not tell you everything now, we don't want to spoil the surprise!
* You can bring a toy from their wish list (We ask you keep the value of the gift around €25)
** Please note the Winter village is constructed every year and is weather dependent