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Santa in Rovaniemi

3 & 4 nights in Rovaniemi

Overview

Staying in a cosy log cabin among Finland’s wintry wilds, this short break takes in all of Lapland’s most iconic activities. You’ll meet Santa and his elves, enjoy sleigh rides pulled by reindeer and plunge into the snowy wilderness on snowmobiles and dogsleds. And, given Rovaniemi’s location on the Arctic Circle, it’s ideally positioned for spectacular Northern Lights displays, taken in on optional expert-led excursions. In between, you’ll dine on hearty Lappish gastronomy, with plenty of opportunity to relax by your cabin’s log fire or head out tobogganing.  

Santa in
Rovaniemi

What's included:
 

Flights from London to Rovaniemi 

(via Helsinki) including luggage

 

Return airport transfers

 

3 or 4 nights' chalet 

accommodation in Rovaniemi

 

Half board: breakfast and evening dinner

 

Visit to Santa's Hidden cabin 

 

Private meeting with Santa

 

Gingerbread baking

 

Short reindeer sleigh ride (400 m)

 

Mini snowmobiling and outdoor snow playground 

 

Traditional rice porridge with hot drinks.

 

1-hour husky 

sledding excursion

Itinerary

Included activities:


Day 1 » UK/Rovaniemi

Fly out to Rovaniemi in the Finnish north where a shared transfer will bring you to your delightful log-cabin home. All timber beams and roaring fires, it’s an idyllic contrast to the icy wilderness outside. This being Finland, it even features a private sauna. You’ll also have some time to make use of the next-door ski centre, or try out the toboggans provided in each cabins. You’ll then enjoy a taste of hearty Lappish cuisine with the first of your included dinners.

Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat, Finnish Lapland

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 » Rovaniemi

After a leisurely breakfast, you will enjoy one of the region’s most iconic activities – husky sledding. Departing from a nearby farm, you’ll get to meet the dogs and admire their boundless energy before striking out into the wilderness. Driving two per team, you’ll have the chance to have a go at mushing yourself; routes are tailored to the weather conditions and individual abilities. There’s also plenty of opportunity to just stop and take in the beauty of the wintry landscapes, its silence interrupted only by the enthusiastic yelp of the dogs. At the end of the tour, at an extra cost, there's the option to remain in Rovaniemi for a few hours. Perhaps take in its excellent, and educational, Arktikum Science Museum, where exhibits showcase Finnish Lapland's unique natural world, and the customs and history of the people that call it home.

Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat, Finnish Lapland

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 » Rovaniemi

We have saved the best til last. Today you’ll head out to meet Santa at a hidden retreat in the snow-dusted woods. A short bus ride brings you to meet a Reindeer Herder, the Mother of the Woods, the Forest Queen, and – of course – Santa Claus, tucked away in a secret wooden house. While you're here, get into the Christmas spirit as you bake gingerbread cookies, take a magical reindeer sleigh ride, go mini snowmobiling and more. And when it's time to meet the man in red, you'll have plenty of time to take photos and let the children unwrap a very special gift. In the evening, for an extra cost, perhaps head out on a Northern Lights tour, joining an expert guide who’ll work out the ideal spot – based on up-to-the-minute forecasts – to catch the aurora. Keep warm with hot drinks and a traditional Lappish picnic while, luck-permitting, the inky skies fill with sweeping greens and dancing reds. Alternatively, relax at the hotel with your included dinner at the Royal Reindeer.

 

Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat, Finnish Lapland

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4 » Depart Rovaniemi

Following your last breakfast, make the 15 minutes’ transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

* 4 nights is same as above with an extra day.

Accommodation

Ounasvaaran Lakituvat

Brushing up against the Arctic Circle in the heart of Finnish Lapland, these stylishly rustic chalets are perfectly positioned atop the Ounasvaara Fell, overlooking Rovaniemi and its pristine surrounds.

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Room Types

EAT

All chalets come with a kitchen, perfect for families looking to self-cater. There's also a good selection of restaurants in Rovaniemi, serving up all manner of Lappish treats, from Arctic char to succulent reindeer.


SLEEP

Suitably cosy yet typically stylish, each log cabin-style chalet features exposed beams, pine-clad walls and log-burner fireplaces, all of which sets the scene for a surprising assortment of amenities. The aforementioned kitchens are modern and sleek, while spacious living rooms come with TV, radio-CD player and WiFi. And, in true Finnish style, each chalet has its own sauna, the perfect place to warm up after exciting days of snow-bound fun.


DO

Rovaniemi plays host to all manner of wintertime adventures, from reindeer safaris and husky-sled adventures to snowmobiling, snowshoeing and Northern Lights excursions. And, toboggans are included with the rooms, perfect for some good old-fashioned family fun. You're also right on St Nick’s doorstep, and visits to his winter village, complete with elven helpers and even an official post office, make for a truly magical experience. What’s more, with the Ounasvaara recreational area close by, you'll have direct access to 10 ski slopes and some 200 kilometres of cross-country trails. And, if you’re visiting in summer, there’s plenty to keep you entertained with berry picking, Fat Biking and even Arctic survival days.

Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland. It’s a small, compact city that comes with a real buzz of modern shopping malls, lively bars and restaurants serving up everything from traditional cooking to French cuisine. It’s also got the rather big draw of having Santa Claus on hand – not to mention Arctic wilderness that’s perfect for snowsports and sleigh rides. ​ It’s Christmas all year round at Santa Claus Village, about 8 kilometres north of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. It’s a novelty to send greetings from the Post Office here, and there’s the chance to learn about the history of Christmas traditions.

Dates & Prices 

Below we list ALL departures on the Santa in Rovaniemi itinerary.
Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 2-12. 
Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.

Choose a Season

London Heathrow

05-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£1,975

Adult from

Child from

£975

London Heathrow

12-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£1,775

Adult from

Child from

£975

London Heathrow

15-Dec-21

4 nights / 5 days

£2,225

Adult from

Child from

£1,060

London Heathrow

19-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£2,375

Adult from

Child from

£1,175

London Heathrow

26-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

£2,375

Adult from

Child from

£1,175

London Heathrow

29-Dec-21

4 nights / 5 days

£3,975

Adult from

Child from

£1,375

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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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