Christmas in wonderland

Experience a magical Christmas holiday with private meeting with Santa & his elves in Finnish Lapland.

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva, check in. Collect the much needed thermal clothes either tonight or tomorrow morning. Dinner in the restaurant and overnight in cosy hotel rooms.

 

Day 2 – Huskies, elf kota, cookie baking and Santa with his elves

After breakfast we are off to our husky farm, with a tour of the farm and a chance to have a cuddle with some of the young pups. A 6km safari follows with adults having the chance to drive their own team while the children enjoy the view from the guide’s sleigh. Lunch will be had in the restaurant and then we head to a nearby kota where we can make our own little keepsake elves to take home. We will also make Christmas wishes to throw on the fire while toasting marshmallows and enjoying hot chocolate.

Late afternoon in the hotel we will bake Finnish traditional gingerbread cookies, make gingerbread houses and then the highlight of the day: searching for Santa in a sleigh pulled by guide’s snowmobile. A kotaawaits us where we will have pancakes and hot drinks and Elves will lead you to Santa’s cabin for your private family visit. Tonight the festivities continue with a Christmas buffet. Watch out for the surprise guest of the evening, with a sack full of presents. There will be a little something in there for everyone. Overnight in cosy hotel rooms.
 

Day 3 Reindeer farm, lunch in an ice restaurant and snow fun!

After breakfast we head out to the local reindeer farm by bus. Here you can try your hand at lasso-throwing and learn about the reindeer in the museum. After taking a safari through the silent forest we will feed the reindeer before saying our goodbyes, who knows maybe Rudolph or Dasher will be there. Next we visit the snow hotel, with its snow rooms, ice restaurant, bar and ice sculptures.

After a tour around this impressive structure we will enjoy a nice warm lunch served in the ice restaurant.* On return to the hotel it is time for fun in the snow. Test your skills at snowshoeing, cross country ski, tobogganing and for the children a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision. Evening time it is Christmas day dinner. Overnight in cosy rooms.

Tonttu kantaa joululahjoja ikkunan takana

 

Day 4 –Snowmobiles, Snow train and ice fishing

After breakfast we will head out on the snowmobiles, adults driving their own with two sharing and children pulled behind the guide in a sleigh wrapped all up cosily in blankets. After driving approx. 20km we will return to the hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon a snow train awaits to whisk you off for some traditional ice fishing and you will learn how to drill a hole in the ice. Will you be the one to make the first catch of the day? Hot drinks and cookies will be served around the fire. Dinner will be taken in the main restaurant. Overnight in cosy rooms.

Day 5 Departure

After breakfast departure to Kittilä airport.

Santa writing to his big book

*Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependant. Should the ice

restaurant not be ready or the temperature be extremely cold lunch

will be served around the fire in a traditional kota.

** Santa Service:
Bring with you your children’s letter to Santa along with a small gift
(max. value 20€) from their wish list and we will have them waiting in the cabin.
Imagine your child’s eyes light up when not only has he got their letter but he has
already got one gift from their wish list ready for them!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Return transfers from Kittilä
  • Warm winter clothing
  • 4 nights full board
  • Christmas dinners
  • Private family meeting with Santa
  • Cookie baking and gingerbread house building
  • Elf kota
  • Reindeer safari and lunch in the ice restaurant *
  • 6km Husky safari and farm visit
  • 20km Snowmobile safari
  • Snow fun activities
  • Snow train and ice fishing
  • All day tea & coffee for adults
  • Soft drinks for children
  • Children’s welcome pack

Availability:

HARRINIVA:
23-27.12.2022

 

Package duration 4 nights

 

Price starting from

 

1335€ / Adult
795€ / child 

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