Festive Family Adventure

3 nights at Ranua Wildlife Park

Free Access to Ranua
Wildlife Park included
Dates & Prices


A 'Small & Personal' programme based at Ranua Wildlife Park.  Excellent activities, a private meeting with Santa & unlimited access to the park and it's Arctic animals.

Festive Family

What's included:

Return flights (via Helsinki)


Airport transfers


Superior Accommodation


Half Board


Entrance to Ranua Wildlife Park


5km Husky Safari


3km Reindeer Safari


Visit Father Christmas in his cabin


Cold weather clothing


Fully qualified guides and instructors


Operator's View

"Ranua is such a wonderful choice for a family holiday! I love the wonderful modern apartments here and with the tailor made trip you can choose from a great range of fun activities. The husky safaris are great fun here but so are the evening excursion and snowmobiles! Your kids will love being able to go to the wildlife park too and meeting the polar bears. Simply magical!" Amy Hope

Festive Family Adventure is part of the "Small & Personal" collection.

3 night itinerary

Day 1


Arrival, Transfer & Welcome


Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, you will be transferred (approximately 45 minutes) to your delightful apartment accommodation, a short distance from Ranua Wildlife Park.

Please note: In December, we will not be offering a full board upgrade to include lunch, but guests can arrange and pay for this locally. In our experience, the restaurant can become busy during the festive lunchtimes, with outside visitors to the park, and we have found that most families prefer to make their own lunch arrangements in their wonderfully equipped apartment kitchens. One free taxi ride to the local supermarket is included in your stay, and reception can arrange this for you either at check-in or the following day, so you can easily stock up on supplies. Breakfast and dinner are included in all our holidays.

Your guide will outline the programme ahead, and you will also be provided with the cold weather clothing which will be yours for the duration of your stay. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.


Day 2


Ranua Wildlife Park and Reindeer Sleigh Ride

Following breakfast, you will have time to explore Ranua Wildlife Park, home to a huge range of animals including moose, golden eagles, otters, Arctic foxes and of course polar bears!

The owners of the park have put a significant amount of effort into creating the spacious enclosures for these animals which are as close in design to their natural habitats as possible. Children will learn a great deal about the animals from the displays and can come back to see their favourites whenever they like, as you will have unlimited access to the park during your stay.

To get even closer to the animals, you can upgrade to a guided tour of the park. This special activity will take you behind-the-scenes and families may also be able to join in with feeding some of the smaller animals. See our personalised tab for further details. 

This afternoon, you will start getting into the Christmassy mood with a reindeer sleigh ride. Relax as the calm reindeer draw your sleigh over a distance of about three kilometres, lasting around 40 minutes.

Once dinner is done, you have the evening to relax. As you’re in prime Northern Lights territory, why not book onto an activity that gets you out into the wilderness and on the hunt for the magical light display? 

Day 3


Husky Safari & Father Christmas Visit

Husky Safari - This is a truly wonderful way to journey across the snow-laden landscape of Lapland! You will travel in a sled pulled by your own eager team of huskies (two adults and one child per sled) with the chance for the adults to take it in turns to drive. After your adventure, there will usually be a chance to pet the dogs and take pictures, as well as asking the mushers any questions you may have.

The holiday highlight will take place in the afternoon. You will be transported into the white woods on a snowmobile-pulled sleigh, eventually reaching a peaceful cabin among the trees. Welcome to the home of Father Christmas – you will be received by the man in red himself! Sitting by the fire he will chat with the children and listen to their Christmas wishes. Each family will get to meet Santa separately, making for a wonderfully personal experience.

Following this, you will be taken back to the Ranua Holiday Village. Dinner will be served in the restaurant, and you can go to bed with unforgettable Christmassy memories!

Day 4




After breakfast, you will have a few hours to relax before being transferred to Rovaniemi airport for your flights home.  Ranua, the animals and Father Christmas will be waiting to see you next year.



Gulo Gulo Holiday Village

The superior apartments are beautifully decorated with all modern comforts for families. In total, there are twenty-eight holiday apartments at Gulo Gulo, which are housed within ten semi-detached building backing onto a lovely forest landscape.


Room Types


The superior apartments are beautifully decorated with all modern comforts for families. In total, there are twenty-eight holiday apartments at Gulo Gulo, which are housed within ten semi-detached building backing onto a lovely forest landscape.

The ground floor accommodation comprises of an open-plan living room with flat screen TV, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker and kettle (you may want to take your own tea and coffee to enjoy in your apartment).

There is one twin bedroom downstairs as well as the bathroom which includes a shower, toilet and drying cabinet for clothes. There is also a private sauna which is a real treat. The accommodation also features a hairdryer and ironing facilities if required.

On the first floor, there is a second twin bedroom as well as an open loft area with two smaller extra beds (suitable for children) as well as a shower and toilet. All linen is of course provided.

The apartments have their own decking area which can come in very handy for viewing the local wildlife or (fingers crossed!) maybe even the Northern Lights.




Located around 4km from the small town of Ranua, the Gulo Gulo Holiday Village takes its name from the Latin word for Wolverine, one of Finland’s rare native animals and is an ideal family base. The wildlife theme continues throughout due to the accommodation’s proximity to the Ranua Wildlife Park which guests have unlimited access to throughout their stay. 

Dates & Prices 

Below we list ALL departures on the Festive Family Adventure 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


Reservations: 0161 298 7477

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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