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Dashing through the Snow

3 & 4 nights in True Lapland

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. 

Dashing through the Snow

What's included:
 

Return flight with

hot meals on board

 

Full board accommodation

 

Private family meeting with Santa

 

Small gift for children from Santa

 

Husky experience & Safari

 

20km Snowmobile adventure

 

Reindeer sleigh ride

to Santa's Cabin

 

Thermal overalls & boots

 

Time to spend with your family

in the snow

 

Santa's Wishlist

Airport & resort transfers

All taxes and government air passenger duty

Itinerary

Overview:
What's in store for your family?

Lapland's pace of life is a relaxed one, and nowhere more so than in Kilpisjarvi, the northernmost resort in Finnish Lapland. But don’t be fooled by the hushed reverence of the glistening snowscapes and silent tundra – here, there is excitement in the air. Anticipation. Magic.


Kilpisjarvi was born out of epic sagas and fabled encounters between the wise magicians and love-struck giants now immortalised in the Fells encircling the tiny village. The enchantment, the wonder, and the charm still abound – in the shooting stars and the twirling Northern Lights that dance overhead. No wonder then, there are rumours that Santa himself often frequents Lapland’s only mountainous resort. Can you find him?

A short break of 3 or 4 nights in Kilpisjarvi is the perfect family Christmas holiday, filled with a host of exhilarating winter activities that will live long in the memory.


Included Activities:

Kilpisjarvi is a set around a large frozen lake which is encircled by a mountainous periphery that stretches to the horizon. The setting is perfect then, for hosting the enticing winter activities included in our Dashing Through the Snow holiday. The safaris are full-length safaris, not ‘taster sessions’, giving you the opportunity to enjoy longer trails and journeys on the experiences. Chances for play time in the snow are plentiful; zoom down the toboggan slope or challenge the family to a snowball fight!

Places are strictly limited, however, to preserve the authenticity of this magical part of the world, so book early to avoid disappointment!

 

What we love:

  • Chances to see the Aurora Borealis on the official Northern Lights Route

  • Dashing over a frozen lake pulled by a sprinting husky team - what a view!

  • Hearing about the legends and myths of Kilpisjarvi's magic past

  • Staying in a traditional, rustic retreat at the Tundrea Holiday Village

Included:


Husky Sled Safari:

Duration: Full length

If you’re keen to make some four-legged friends whilst on holiday, then your team of eager huskies await. Sledding across a frozen lake and through the Arctic tundra is exhilarating, thrilling, and a ‘must-do’ – an ideal photo opportunity!

Snowmobile Safari:

Duration: Full length

Our snowmobile safari across Lake Kilpis is a family favourite and offers a real chance to explore the pristine snowscapes at speed. Grown-ups share a snowmobile, swapping drivers part-way through the tour, and children are pulled by a sled following behind.This staple Lapland activity is a must for all Lapland adventurers! Set off on a 20km exhilarating safari through the Lapland’s wintry wonderland, propelled by engine and excitement. Two adults share a snowmobile and children follow in a sled.

 

Reindeer Camp Visit:

Duration: Full length

Santa’s faithful reindeer await to take you by sleigh ride through the wintry wonderland to find Santa’s hidden cabin. Gently ride through the snow, meandering through crunched paths in pristine snow. Do you know the reindeer’s name?

Family Meeting with Santa:

Duration: Variable
Of course, no visit to Lapland is complete without a visit to see the REAL Father Christmas in his homeland; you’ve travelled a long way to see him. But where is he? Hop on board a reindeer sleigh and be guided to his secret cabin. Is he there? Come in and find out…



* Order of activities can vary.

Accommodation

Malla Cabins

The Tundrea cabins and apartments offer a choice of timber-built accommodation which is quintessentially Lapland. Tundrea is tucked away at the foot of the Saana Fell – arguably the most iconic fell mountain in Lapland – and sits at the banks of Lake Kilpisjarvi, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Arctic tundra.

* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

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Room Types

Malla Cabins

Sleeps 4-6

The Malla cabins (named after the legendary local giant Malla) comprise of two twin rooms and a spacious mezzanine level with two further beds, ideal for parties up to six people. A stone fire place at the heart of the cabin’s living area creates the perfect space to unwind after an adventure-filled day in the snow, and for adults to relax in after the little ones have gone to bed! Meals are served in Tundrea's restaurant, a short walk away.

 

Malla Premium Cabins

Sleeps 4-6

The Malla Premium cabins are perfect for families looking for a more luxurious getaway. Though the floorplan of the Malla Premium and Standard cabin options are the same, the interiors differ, with the Premium cabins being furnished in a contemporary Scandinavian style with traditional carvings and Aurora skyscapes adorning the walls. Meals are served in Tundrea's restaurant, a short walk away.



* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

Saana Cabins

The Tundrea cabins and apartments offer a choice of timber-built accommodation which is quintessentially Lapland. Tundrea is tucked away at the foot of the Saana Fell – arguably the most iconic fell mountain in Lapland – and sits at the banks of Lake Kilpisjarvi, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Arctic tundra.

* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

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Room Types

Saana Cabins

Sleeps 6-8

The detached Saana cabins are the most exclusive of Tundrea's offering and are perfect for larger parties, comfortably sleeping up to eight people in four twin rooms. With a generous living area for relaxing after a day’s activities and a balcony for gazing over the pristine Arctic tundra, these cabins are a fantastic option for your stay in Lapland. Meals are served in Tundrea's restaurant, a short walk away.



* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

Tundrea Apartments

The Tundrea cabins and apartments offer a choice of timber-built accommodation which is quintessentially Lapland. Tundrea is tucked away at the foot of the Saana Fell – arguably the most iconic fell mountain in Lapland – and sits at the banks of Lake Kilpisjarvi, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Arctic tundra.

* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

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Room Types

Tundrea Cabins and Apartments

The Tundrea cabins and apartments offer a choice of timber-built accommodation which is quintessentially Lapland. Tundrea is tucked away at the foot of the Saana Fell – arguably the most iconic fell mountain in Lapland – and sits at the banks of Lake Kilpisjarvi, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Arctic tundra.


* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.



Arctic Polar Village

The Arctic Polar Village offers homely comfort in a spectacular Arctic surround. Set at the edge of the small village of Kilpisjarvi, the accommodation is chalet-style and set around a central building, in which the restaurant is based. Meals are buffet-style and whilst simple, they are wholesome and filling – appropriate for the Arctic environment! The Arctic Polar Village is simple, family-run, and offers a warm welcome in traditional Finnish accommodation which has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Arctic Polar Village

The Arctic Polar Village offers homely comfort in a spectacular Arctic surround. Set at the edge of the small village of Kilpisjarvi, the accommodation is chalet-style and set around a central building, in which the restaurant is based. Meals are buffet-style and whilst simple, they are wholesome and filling – appropriate for the Arctic environment! The Arctic Polar Village is simple, family-run, and offers a warm welcome in traditional Finnish accommodation which has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Room Types

Polar Chalets

The chalets at the Arctic Polar Village offer homely comforts in a spectacular Arctic surround. There are two types of chalets depending on the size of the party. The first of these is 28m2 and sleeps up to 3 (with a child sleeping on a fold down bed). The second measures 58m2, accommodating parties up to 6 with four single beds set on a split mezzanine level. All chalets have a private sauna and some of the larger chalets have a fireplace. 


One-Bedroom Apartment: 58m2 for 2-6 people
 

Downstairs

  • 3 + 2 sofas

  • TV

  • Radio alarm

  • Fireplace

  • Bedroom

  • 2 single beds or double bed

  • Kitchen

  • Dining table for 6

  • Electric stove and oven

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher

  • Freezer + refrigerator

  • Coffeemaker

  • Electric kettle

  • Toaster


Upstairs

  • Beds for 4


Apartment for 28m2 for 2 adults + 1 child


Ground Floor 

  • Kitchen

  • Dining table for 4

  • Electric stove and oven

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher

  • Freezer + refrigerator

  • Coffeemaker

  • Electric kettle

  • Toaster

  • Change for sauna 2 / 3

  • Bathroom / toilet

  • Outdoor storage

  • Outdoor terrace


Upstairs

  • Beds for 2

  • TV

  • Spreadable sofa

Wau House

Newly built in 2021, and offering the highest standard of accommodation in the area, the Wau House at Tundrea is a pinnacle of design and luxuryin Finnish Lapland.

* Tundrea also features a lakeside hot tub, for which reservations and payment can be made locally. Meal times are often staggered during December to avoid congestion in the restaurant.

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Room Types

Based on two floors, the upper floor contains a double bedroom with glass roof, from which you may see the unfurling Northern Lights or the glistening stars.  The downstairs area has a seating area with views overlooking the iconic Saana Fell and space to sleep a further two people. 


Meals are served in Tundrea's restaurant, a short walk away. and this accommodation may therefore not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Resort

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Kilpisjarvi

Perched at the northernmost tip of Lapland, Kilpisjarvi is a remote village steeped in time-old legends and epic sagas. Once home to roaming giants who forged the landscape in their fearless pursuits, this bewildering place is now the perfect location from which to embark on a search for Santa: with myths and magic prevalent, it is no wonder the real Father Christmas is rumoured to have settled nearby.

Dates & Prices 

Below we list ALL departures on the Dashing through the Snow itinerary.
Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 2-15. 
Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.

Choose a Season

Birmingham

05-Dec-22

4 nights / 5 days

£1,279

Adult from

Child from

£1,179

Bristol

17-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£1,769

Adult from

Child from

£1,669

Bristol

09-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£1,229

Adult from

Child from

£1,129

Leeds Bradford

16-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£1,279

Adult from

Child from

£1,179

London Gatwick

19-Dec-22

4 nights / 5 days

£2,019

Adult from

Child from

£1,919

Manchester

12-Dec-22

4 nights / 5 days

£1,329

Adult from

Child from

£1,229

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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 £200 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due. Call 0161 298 7477 to book.

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