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Christmas Wonderland

4 nights over Christmas 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 Wonderland

What's included:
 

*  Return flights
(via Helsinki)


*  Return airport transfers

*  4 nights in a 
remote Lapland hotel

*  Full Board

*  Snowmobile Search
for Santa's Home

*  Private Cabin Meeting
with Santa

*  Husky Farm & 6km Safari

*  Snow Fun Activities

*  20km Snowmobile Safari

*  Elf Kota

*  Reindeer Farm & Sleigh Ride

*  Lunch in an Ice Restaurant

*  Cookie Baking & Crafts

*  Cold weather clothing

*  Small & Personal itinerary

Itinerary

Our Opinion:

"Our Christmas Wonderland holiday is an ideal short Christmas trip, featuring plenty of outdoor activities that are typical of the region, all with a sprinkling of festive spice. The private meeting with Santa is something your children will never forget: every moment, from greeting the elves to meeting the man in red, is designed to be as traditional and un-commercialised as possible."  -  Amy Hope

Christmas Wonderland is part of the "Small & Personal" collection.

Itinerary

Day 1

 

Arrival and Introduction

 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Harriniva. There will be time to settle into your room before dinner and a welcome meeting with your representative who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

Meals - Dinner

 

Day 2

 

Huskies, Snow Fun and Santa with his Elves

 

After breakfast, your winter adventure gets underway with a visit to the onsite husky farm. You’ll tour the farm and have the chance to cuddle with the puppies before going on a brilliant 6km safari into the wilderness. Adults will drive their own team while the children can enjoy the brilliant views from the guide’s sleigh.
 

Following lunch, you’ll make the most of this winter wonderland with some fun in the snow. Try your skills at snowshoeing and cross-country skiing - some of the most popular pastimes in Finland. Next, see who can be the fastest when you toboggan down the slopes and finally, let the children take the driver’s seat on a mini snowmobile.
 

This afternoon, it’s time to embark on a wonderful search for Father Christmas. You will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile to reach a traditional kota (tepee). Here, you will find the elves who will give you pancakes and hot drinks before going to Father Christmas’s cabin for a very special private meeting.
 

Tonight is Christmas Eve and as is the tradition in Finland, the main festivities take place on this day. The restaurant will serve a Christmas buffet and there may even be a special guest carrying a present for everyone.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3

 

Snowmobiling and Elf Kota on Christmas Day

 

Following breakfast, it’s time for an adventurous exploration of the frozen landscape. Adults will drive their own snowmobile (two people per machine) and children will ride in a cosy sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile as you head out for approximately 20km to see more of the wilderness. Please note, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

After lunch, you will head to a nearby kota where you will make your own keepsake elves to take home with you. There will also be an open fire to toast marshmallows and enjoy hot drinks before making Christmas wishes to throw on the fire.

Tonight, enjoy Christmas together as a family with a special dinner in the restaurant.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4

 

Reindeer Farm, Lunch in an Ice Restaurant, Cookie Baking & Crafts

 

After breakfast, you will be transferred by bus to a nearby reindeer farm. Here you will try lasso-throwing and learn all about the history of these wonderful animals in the museum before enjoying a sleigh ride through the winter forest. You will have time to feed the reindeer before your lunch at the wonderful snow hotel. Walk around the awe-inspiring snow rooms with ice sculptures before taking a seat in the ice restaurant* for some warm food.

Upon returning to the hotel, you can enjoy making traditional Finnish gingerbread cookies and Christmas crafts before dinner in the restaurant this evening.

* 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.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5

 

Harriniva to UK

 

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to make your way home.

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

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 Wonderland itinerary.
Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 4-14. 
Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.

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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 of £400 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due. Call 0161 298 7477 to book.

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