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Posted date 21.06.2022

Christmas In Finnish Lapland

 

 

In northernmost Finland, bordering Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea, you’ll find a sparsely populated winter wonderland called Lapland. Well known for it’s most famous inhabitant (and his reindeer) this region is a vast sub-arctic wilderness, boasting a “full house” of natural phenomena including the Midnight Sun AND the Northern Lights.

These effects in the sky, combined with a blanket of white on the ground and a stillness that hangs in the crisp, clean air makes for a surreal Christmas experience that’s almost impossible to forget; and 2022 could be your chance to take it all in with our exclusive offer.

 

Scroll down for the day-by-day itinerary, inclusions & pricing!

 


DAY 1: WELCOME TO ROVANIEMI


 

On arrival at Rovaniemi airport or railway station, receive a warm welcome from your Christmas host. On the way to the hotel, a short stop to pick up the winter clothing you’ll need to stay snug and warm during the outdoor activities. Check-in to your hotel and receive your Christmas program. Children will receive a Kid’s Own Passport to collect stamps from different events throughout their stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Meals: Dinner.

 

DAY 2: SNOWFUN!

Today, experience a real white Christmas full of fun at the fabulous Snowfun park. Choose from a myriad of thrilling activities including a snowmobile safari, a forest tour by four-wheeled scooter, tobogganing, kick sledding or skiing. Ice fishing, ice golf and snow hockey are also on the agenda for the adventurous or you may prefer to relax by the campfire with a hot drink, or even fry sausages and enjoy a lovely bowl of hot soup in a Sámi-style tent. This evening, enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas buffet dinner. Santa is sure to take some time out from his busy schedule to meet all the children either before or after your meal! Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 


 


 

DAY 3: DISCOVER SANTA’S HIDEAWAY

 

Enjoy a well-earned sleep-in after last night’s feast or consider joining a traditional Lutheran Christmas Day church service delivered in Finnish. Later, travel deep into the majestic forest for a fun-filled day with a distinct focus on the festive season. Glimpse shy forest animals and look out for traces of Santa himself – fresh sled tracks and perhaps a present that may have fallen from his sleigh – as the coach heads along the winding trail. Help Santa’s elves feed forest birds and decorate Christmas trees before lunch and a hot beverage at a quaint hut. After lunch, Santa’s reindeers arrive to take you on a test drive. If you manage this Lappish mode of transportation, you will be issued with your very own International Reindeer Driver’s Licence! And since you are at the Arctic Circle, you cannot leave without participating in a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. Follow the winding trail back to your hotel where an international Christmas Day buffet-style dinner is served. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 


 


DAY 4: ARKTIKUM & SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

 

Learn more about the fascinating history, culture and traditions of the Arctic region at the Arktikum, an internationally renowned museum and science centre. Journey on to Santa Claus’ Village, right on the Arctic Circle, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts and send a postcard home from Santa’s very own Post Office! Enjoy lunch in a cosy restaurant, before returning to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 

 

 


On day 5 your extraordinary Christmas experience sadly comes to an end after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Rovaniemi airport or railway station for your onward journey.

 


Pricing & Inclusions


4 nights accommodation in a Standard Room

Buffet breakfast daily

Meals as specified

Visit to Snowfun site

Trip to Santa’s Hideaway

Reindeer sleigh ride

Visit to Arktikum Science Centre and Museum

Visit to Santa Claus’ Village

Outer winter clothing for duration of program

Return transfers from Rovaniemi airport or railway station to hotel