3 nights / 4 days
Enjoy a magical private family meeting with Santa at Santa’s Workshop. Includes a Festive Feast & Party on the final evening. You also visit a REAL Reindeer & Husky farm and enjoy 1.5km/2km safaris. You can even add a 25km Snowmobile safari or Ski Taster for a fantastic Santa break.
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Family of 3 from:
Family of 4 from:
£150 per person
Christmas Fantasy - Yllas
Direct flight from UK
Return airport transfers
Thermal Overalls & Boots
Santa's Elves Hideaway
Visit a Husky Farm
with 2km Safari
Visit a Reindeer Farm
with 1.5km Safari
Fun Snow Activities
Make decorations in Elf School
Bake Gingerbread biscuits
Cook sausages on an open fire
Festive Dinner & Party
YOU CAN ALSO INCLUDE:
25km Snowmobile Safari
(4 nights only)
Yllas offers a lakeside, woodland resort with the choice of cabins, apartments or a small hotel.
Day 1 - Welcome to Lapland
Your Inghams Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland and bring you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in Yllas, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots, which you will keep for the duration of your stay. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. Join us for a welcome get-together to help you plan your activities for the next few days.
Day 2 - Santa's Workshop
Today is the day! The time has come to meet the big man himself. A magical jaunt is in store with a visit to Santa’s Elves Hideaway. Here each family will enjoy an exclusive private meeting with Santa - make sure you’ve written your letters! You can also take part in supervised festive games, cook sausages on an open fire, help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits and try making your own decorations in Elf School. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer, catch the snowmobile train or have great fun tobogganing in the snow. All children will receive a small gift - souvenirs that can be treasured for years.
Day 3 -
COMBINED HUSKY & REINDEER FARM + SAFARIS
An animal lover’s dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time. Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway. Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1½km across the snowy landscape. Delicious hot fruit juice and cake will be served.
Next it’s time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Visit the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.
On Your Last Night
Get ready for a Festive Feast! An evening of party games and a disco. Tuck into a buffet of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner plus Lappish specialities.
* Please note that Festive Dinner takes place on Day 4 for guests staying 4 nights
Day 4 - (For 4 night guests)
Today you can choose whether to book additional winter activities and safaris or try a few hours skiing on the wide, uncrowded Ylläs slopes. Pre-book our exclusive Inghams 'ski taster' package to give it a go. Perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops, relax at the hotel swimming pool (if staying at Akäs Hotel and Alp Apartments) or simply play in the snow. Then get ready for a Festive Feast in the evening (see Day 3 for details). After dinner, perhaps the Northern Lights will appear for that perfect end to your holiday.
Day 5 - Finale (Or day 4 for 3 night guests)
After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.
* Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times. Other activities such as horse-sleigh rides and visits to the SnowHotel (from mid-Dec) may also be available locally.
ALSO AVAILABLE TO ADD:
25KM SNOWMOBILE SAFARI
Experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult (over 8yrs only, subject to height restrictions) or are towed in a sled behind the guide (sleds are covered in Levi). (Children 4 and over only)
Adult/Child (age 4+): Price on request
SKI TASTER PACKAGE (Only available on 4 night break - complete beginners)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with empty slopes and friendly English speaking instructors. But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience one of our 7 night holidays.
Ski tuition for 1½ hours
Skis & boots hire all day
Free use of beginner lifts all day
(Children 5 and over only)
Adult/Child (age 6+): Price on request
* Christmas Fantasy is the name given to the Inghams Santa break.
The above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times.
Ski Taster Package is for guests 6yrs or older. We act as at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions.
Husky and Reindeer Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Safari child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs free (but £10 for transport).
Snowmobile Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Snowmobile Safari child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs free (transport must be pre-booked) but are not allowed on any Snowmobile safaris. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, photographic driver's licence with them. Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available.
Travel insurance is a condition of booking with us, and you should ensure that your chosen policy covers the activities that you plan to take part in during your holiday. Your policy should provide cover for your own personal and medical expenses, however individual policies will not cover damage to snowmobiles or skidoos and a compulsory excess will be payable directly to the supplier of the snowmobile/skidoo excursion.
Below are the accommodations used in this itinerary. Call Reservations on 0161 298 7477 to check the availability and prices for individual accommodation or room types.
Yllas Log Cabins
Highly recommended, idyllic, high-quality modern log cabins, dotted around the woods in a variety of scenic locations. Excellent cross-country skiing starts from the door. Cabins are located 2-10 minutes' walk (250-900m) to the nearest ski bus stop and from one of either the Äkäs Hotel or Kaltio Hotel. There is a large well-stocked supermarket and a choice of cafés, bars and restaurants for those who prefer to eat out. All cabins vary in appearance and location and may be round or flat log or adjoin another cabin.
Villa Armas Cabins
Excellent value, modern, well-equipped and attractively furnished cabins. Cross-country ski trails start from the door. The cabins are conveniently located 2 minutes' walk (200m) from the ski bus stop at the Äkäs Hotel.
An atmospheric, friendly hotel situated in the traditional unspoiled Lappish village of Äkäslompolo. It enjoys a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location with miles of cross-country ski trails starting from the door. Its popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment. The hotel is a 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the village centre. The ski bus (free to hotel guests) stops outside the hotel.
Akas Alp Apartments
The highly recommended Äkäs Alp Apartments are situated in the traditional unspoilt Lappish community of Äkäslompolo in a scenic and peaceful wooded location. They are owned and managed by the adjacent atmospheric and friendly Äkäs Hotel (100m away) and represent an excellent quality self-catering option. Miles of cross-country ski trails start from the door and the hotel's popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment.
Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery, Finland’s longest ski slopes, an excellent network of cross-country trails and superb choice of accommodation, including our best selection of idyllic high-quality log cabins. It offers a wide choice of activities and safaris, including exhilarating reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. The skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights.