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Christmas in Lapland

4 nights in beautiful Harriniva

Overview

Non-commercialised trip includes a reindeer sleigh search for Father Christmas, a private family meeting with Santa, husky and snowmobile adventures, full board, and festive dinner. Enjoy tobogganing and kick sledges in the Arctic wilderness. Stay in small hotels, lodges and cabins in this beautiful remote region perched on the edge of a vast wilderness just waiting for you to explore. 

Christmas
in Lapland

What's included:
 

Return flights from London Heathrow to Kittila (via Helsinki)
 

Return coach airport/hotel transfers

4 nights accommodation in a
Wilderness Plus room

 

Full board including Festive Christmas dinner and unlimited tea/coffee for adults and soft drinks for children
 

Protective outer thermal clothing for the duration of your stay
 

Reindeer farm visit, lasso lesson and short sled ride
 

Lunch in an ICE restaurant*
 

Private family visit to see Santa and Santa present/letter service

20km snowmobile safari

Christmas crafting, cooking baking & gingerbread house making and marshmallow toasting

6km Husky Safari

Snow fun session including tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mini snowmobile (for children) and ice-hockey

Services of local qualified guide

Itinerary

Overview

Departing on December 23rd, this fabulously festive break allows you and the family to experience the magic of a Lapland holiday, right over Christmas. Flying out to Finland’s frozen north, you’ll make your cosy base at the pine-clad Hotel Harriniva, where you'll be treated to a full spread of included activities. Think snowmobile safaris, husky sledding and reindeer sleigh rides, topped with a private meeting with the elves and Santa himself. Alongside your hearty full-board dining, you'll even be treated to lunch in a snow village entirely carved from ice. Throw in the likes of marshmallow toasting, cookie baking and a delicious Christmas dinner, and you've got the ultimate festive holiday, especially if you manage to spot the Northern Lights. 

Christmas in Lapland is part of the "Small & Personal" collection.

Day 1  -  23rd December

 

UK to Harriniva

 

Depart the UK on your flight to Kittila in Finnish Lapland, where, on arrival, you'll be met by your local guide. An included transfer will then bring you through the snowy swathes to Harriniva and your delightful wilderness lodge hotel. Check into your room and depending on your arrival time collect your winter clothing this evening or first thing in the morning.  Head to the restaurant for the first of your included meals. The hearty buffet offering has a choice of local specialities and international favourites. Then, why not get your first taste of the frosty surrounds with some late-night tobogganing. Be sure to keep your eyes on the sky for the Northern Lights.

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Dinner

 

Day 2  -  24th December

 

Huskies, Elf Kota, Cookie Baking & Santa

 

It’s Christmas Eve, and with the celebrations well under way, you’ll be brought to visit Harriniva's huskies, mushing a dogsled through the snowy trails with the kids being brought out by the guides. Don't worry, there's also plenty of time for a cuddle with the puppies. Lunch back at the hotel.
 

After lunch, head down to a cosy kota hut to toast marshmallows by the open fire, drink hot chocolate and engage in some arts and crafts, making your own Christmas keepsake. Then try your hand at cookie baking and gingerbread house making back at the hotel.
 

Finally, a snowmobile sled ride will bring you out to Father Christmas, his elves showing you the secret path to his log cabin. And, after enjoying a private audience with the man himself and pancakes cooked over the open fire, it all culminates in a festive Christmas Eve dinner and a return visit by a surprise guest, bearing gifts for everyone.
 

While the Finns might not do crackers and hats, the chance to walk off your delicious meal in the hotel’s snow-laden grounds – hopefully accompanied by the aurora’s spectacular swirls – is, we think, far more magical.

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3  -  25th December

 

Christmas Day with Reindeer Farm, Ice Restaurant Lunch and Snow Fun

 

Christmas Day and this year’s will be especially exciting as you begin the day with a visit to Finland's oldest reindeer farm. After an included transfer, you'll be brought out for a sleigh ride through the forest and across the frozen lake before you feed the reindeer and learn how the herders use their lasso. Your next stop is a village entirely made of ice, with a bar, restaurant and beautifully carved igloos all adorned with beautifully lit sculptures. It's the stunning venue for your included lunch.
 

 

Returning to Harriniva, you'll have a full choice of winter fun, ranging from snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to ice hockey and tobogganing. There are even mini-snowmobiles for the little ones. 
 

A Christmas Day dinner is served in the restaurant and be sure to keep an eye out for a dancing display of the aurora - perhaps from the riverside hot tub (supplement applies).

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4  -  26th December

 

Snowmobile Safari & Ice Fishing

 

Boxing Day is always a firm favourite, and today starts in spectacular style as you strike out into the wilderness on snowmobiles – expert instruction included. Driving in pairs, and swapping half way, you’ll venture deep into the wild remotes, pausing for photo opportunities and to play in the knee-deep snow. Children will be pulled along in a sled behind your guide.
 

Return to Harriniva for lunch, then this afternoon you'll take the snow train to a special spot, learn how to drill a hole in the ice and wait for your catch of the day to bite. Hot drinks and cookies are served around an open fire to keep you warm (and perhaps to cook your catch).
 

Dinner is served in the restaurant - and hope that the Northern Lights light up your final evening in this winter wonderland.
 

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5  -  27th December

 

Depart for Home

 

After breakfast, return your snowsuits before your included transfer back to Kittila and your flight, via Helsinki, home. 

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Riverside Cabins

Riverside log cabins offer special Lapland experience and a bit of a privacy on your holiday. In winter you can enjoy the Northern Lights from your own cozy terrace and in summer the Midnight Sun will color the view even more beautiful. The cabin is ideal for active adventurers and peace loving enjoyers when all the services and nature are just next doors.

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Room Types

Riverside log cabins offer special Lapland experience and a bit of a privacy on your holiday. In winter you can enjoy the Northern Lights from your own cozy terrace and in summer the Midnight Sun will color the view even more beautiful. The cabin is ideal for active adventurers and peace loving enjoyers when all the services and nature are just next doors. Bedroom (2 beds), living room with pull out sofa + kitchenette (induction stove, fridge), toilet, sauna, loft with 2 beds and terrace. Minimum - 4 people - Max 4 adults and 2 children

Hotel Harriniva

Set amidst the Lappish landscape is the Hotel Harriniva. When you are searching comfortable hotel accommodation with facilities, we provide you different kind of options from single room to suite with sauna.

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Room Types

WILDERNESS SUITE LARGE

Spacious wilderness style room with a touch of Lappish quality, refurbished in 2018. Located on the ground floor, closeby reception.

  • Double bed and 2 separate beds in mezzanine

  • Unfolding sofa for 2 adults or 3 children

  • Seating area

  • Bathroom with toilet and shower

  • Hairdryer

  • Ecological Finnish hair and body products

  • Mini fridge

  • Ground floor, closest to reception


WILDERNESS SUITE

Spacious wilderness style room with a touch of Lappish quality, refurbished in 2018. Little smaller than the large Suite. Located on the ground floor, closeby reception.

  • Double bed in mezzanine

  • Unfolding sofa for 2 adults or 3 children

  • Seating area

  • Bathroom with toilet and shower

  • Hairdryer

  • Ecological Finnish hair and body products

  • Mini fridge

  • Ground floor, closest to reception


WILDERNESS PLUS ROOM

Wilderness style room with a touch of Lappish quality, refurbished in 2018.

  • Double bed

  • Unfolding sofa for1 adult or 2 children

  • Bathroom with toilet and shower

  • Hairdryer

  • Ecological Finnish hair and body products

  • Ground floor, closest to reception


SAUNA ROOM PLUS

Wilderness style room with a touch of Lappish quality, refurbished in 2018. Located on the ground floor, closeby reception.

  • Double bed

  • Unfolding sofa for 2 adult or 3 children

  • Seating area

  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and sauna

  • Hairdryer

  • Ecological Finnish hair and body products

  • Ground floor, closest to reception


SAUNA ROOM

Cozy log style room

  • Room with double bed

  • Unfolding sofa for 1 adult or 2 children

  • Seating area

  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and sauna

  • Hairdryer

  • Ground floor or first floor

Resort

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Harriniva

Perched on the banks of the Muonio River, this simple yet cosy wilderness hotel comprises 64 comfortable rooms, some with private saunas, whose wood-cabin aesthetic is pure Scandinavia. It's also a convenient base for exploring the very best of the region's wild remotes, with activities ranging from husky sledding to Northern Lights safaris, and, in summer, hikes under the midnight sun.

Dates & Prices 

Below we list ALL departures on the Christmas in Lapland itinerary.
Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 4-12. 
Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.

Choose a Season

London Heathrow

23-Dec-22

4 nights / 5 days

£2,200

Adult from

Child from

£1,630

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Booking Details

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Payments Details

If outside 14 weeks of departure this holiday can be booked by paying a deposit. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due. Call 0161 298 7477 to book.

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