£50 per person
Balance 12 weeks before
3 & 4 night breaks in Kuusamo & Ruka
Flights from Gatwick & Manchester
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Kuusamo is nearby Ruka’s more peaceful sibling – nature takes a front seat in this place, whether you’re talking scenery or activities. Walking trails weave through forests of snow-smothered pines and vast frozen lakes. Or, if you want to spend some time indoors, you can visit the Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. This exhibition hall’s the first of its kind in Finland, and showcases some seriously impressive pictures.
Once you’ve landed at Kuusamo Airport, you’ll be handed your thermal gear, before being whisked off to your hotel in Kuusamo and Ruka. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore – you could opt to grab a toboggan and hit the slopes, or take a stroll through snowy fields and forests.
Your morning's all about snowsports. You'll kick things off with a husky-pulled sleigh ride, so you can sit back and take in the snow-dusted views. Then, have a go at the likes of toboganning, or help the elves make some snow sculptures. You'll also get to watch a husky performance, and even pet the dogs. Next, you'll warm up around a roaring campfire with some snacks and hot drinks, while one of Santa's elves tells you a story. In the afternoon, it's time for the main event - a trip to meet the man in red. You'll listen to Santa tell tales about his life, before he gives you a festive gift. After that, you'll have some free time to fill with your choice of activities.
Day 3 (or Day 4 for 4 nights trips)
You'll start your day with a visit to a reindeer-filled forest, where you'll have a chance to feed Santa's helpers. Next, you'll get to have a go at zooming around on a snowmobile. You'll have your breaks around the campfire, with a hot drink in one hand and a snack in the other. You'll finish things off with a festive finale, which includes a traditional Christmas dinner and games, and a festive fireworks display.
Day 4 (or Day 5 for 4 nights trips)
* Those of you on a 4-night trip have a full day of free time today. You can opt to spend it playing in the snow, or choose to book a place on one of our excursions.
After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.
Note: Arctic Adventurer can be teamed with any of our accommodation in Kuusamo or Ruka. The order of events may change slightly from trip to trip, but all the activities will be included at some point during your holiday.