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Harriniva Santa Break

3 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.

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Itinerary

Overview

This magical Christmas break in the Arctic wilds of Finnish Lapland is one children and adults alike will remember forever. You’ll meet Lapland’s friendliest antlered residents and sled through silent forests, mush your own team of eager huskies, and, of course, meet Father Christmas himself. Wilderness fireside dinners and festive baking add to the charm, and days are end with – luck depending – the Northern Lights’ dazzling constellations. It’s all knitted together with a stay in a rustic wood-panelled cabin, private transfers and all-inclusive meals – escorted throughout by your own personal Best Served Scandinavia host. 

Harriniva Santa Break is part of the "Small & Personal" collection.

Pre-Christmas Itinerary

Day 1

 

UK to Harriniva

 

After your flight to Kittila, accompanied by your Best Served Scandinavia host, you’ll be met by your local guide and taken, via private coach transfer, to Harriniva, nestled high above the Arctic Circle. Your cosy hotel, perched alongside the frozen banks of the river Muonio, awaits, with a wood-cabin aesthetic that's pure Scandinavia. Rooms are reassuringly rustic, their pine-clad interiors completely in tune with the forested Lappish surroundings. Indulge in dinner at the wood-panelled restaurant, enjoying hearty, home-cooked dishes – a wonderful prelude to late-night tobogganing where you'll race through the frozen firs. You may even, with luck, be joined by the shimmering, raking lines of the aurora. You can even subscribe to an aurora wake up service to rouse you for a personal lightshow. 

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Dinner

 

Day 2

 

Reindeers & Snowshoeing

 

This morning you'll meet Lapland’s most emblematic residents after transferring to Torassieppi and Finland's oldest reindeer farm, where they'll be ready and waiting for a ride through the glacial forest. It's a tranquil pace as you feed them and even try your hand with the herder's lasso before enjoying a Finnish lunch in a traditional kotaby an open camp fire – it’s the perfect fuel for your action-packed afternoon. Glide on snowshoes on the thick snow blanket, and for further thrills there’s cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice hockey and even mini-snowmobiling for children – and everyone's kept toasty warm alongside hot drinks, cookies and marshmallows around the open fire. A festive Finnish Christmas dinner awaits this evening, comprising of hearty, traditional Lappish dishes. After, there’s the chance to head on an optional private riverside sauna and hot tub experience under the Arctic sky – pre booking is a must.

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3

 

Snowmobiling, Husky Safari & Meeting Father Christmas

 

After breakfast, it’s time to head back out into the Arctic playground for a thrilling snowmobile safari. Glide through the ice-slicked forest while children are pulled on a sled just behind, with stops, of course, to play in the deep snow blanket. After lunch, you’ll be introduced to another of Lapland’s most emblematic animals as you head to a husky farm where your eager team await to tow you through the frosty tundra, the silence only interrupted by their friendly yaps. The festive anticipation is palpable with cookie baking and Christmas crafts before it's time for a magical nighttime snowmobile sled journey to the woods, where Father Christmas himself awaits. Indulge in pancakes over an open fire first before a personal meeting with Lapland's most famous man in red. Presents clutched tightly, a final dinner is served in the cosy restaurant before a night of exciting Christmas games – with another appearance by a very special guest.

Stay - Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4

 

Harriniva to UK

 

After your final breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. 

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. 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 Harriniva Santa Break 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

11-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£1,630

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Child from

£1,330

London Heathrow

14-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£1,630

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£1,330

London Heathrow

11-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£1,780

Adult from

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£1,475

London Heathrow

14-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£1,780

Adult from

Child from

£1,475

London Heathrow

17-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£2,120

Adult from

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£1,725

London Heathrow

20-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£2,120

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£1,725

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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 £150 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due. Call 0161 298 7477 to book.

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