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    5 days - Independent tour for families to visit Santa before Christmas

    This action packed independent Santa holiday is perfect for families looking for a magical experience in Finland. Taking part in safaris with huskies and snowmobiles and a visit to a real reindeer farm, you have got the main modes of transport covered.

    With snowshoeing, children's snowmobiles, cookie baking, a private visit with Santa and lunch in an ice restaurant there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Staying in intimate cosy cabins or a family hotel, this tour will give you wonderful family memories to last a life time.

    Highlights include

    • Toast marshmallows around the fire and bake traditional Finnish cookies together
    • Meet Santa on your own private family visit with personally delivered gift given
    • Lunch in a snow hotel and eat on tables and chairs made of ice
    • Adventure out in the the winter wonderland, snowmobiling, husky sledding and meet reindeers
    Day 1
    Arrive in Lapland
    Day 2
    Husky and Arctic Sauna World
    Day 3
    Fall in love with the local reindeers before lunch at an ice restaurant
    Day 4
    Snowmobiles, snow fun and Santa
    Day 5
    Departure day
    Start/End Place
    Kittilä, Finland, Finland tours
    Country Visited
    Finland tours
    Duration
    5 Days
    Group Size
    2
    Type
    Special Interest
    Suitability
    Easy Christmas tour - suits families with children of all ages.
    Code
    CIJ002

    Details

    Transportation

    Transfers from Kittilä airport (for scheduled flights).

    Included
    • Return transfers from Kittilä
    • Full board and unlimited tea/coffee for adults and soft drinks for children
    • 4 nights accommodation in a hotel. Cabin upgrades available.
    • Private family visit to see Santa and Santa present/letter service
    • 6km husky safari
    • 20km snowmobile safari
    • Reindeer farm visit with reindeer ride and lunch in an ice restaurant
    • Snow fun session including tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mini snowmobile (for children) and ice-hockey
    • Christmas cooking baking
    • Arctic Sauna World
    • Protective outer thermal clothing for the duration of your stay - Thermal winter suit, winter boots, woolen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava
    • Traditional Christmas Dinner
    • Welcome pack for children
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and adult soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratuities and any items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Lapland

    Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel (approx 45 minutes). After a meeting with the staff at the hotel to explain the days ahead you will collect the much needed thermal clothes (thermal winter suit, winter boots, woollen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava).

    Head to the restaurant for the first of your included meals. The hearty buffet offering has a choice of local specialities and international favourites. Then, why not get your first taste of the frosty surrounds with some late-night tobogganing. Be sure to keep your eyes on the sky for the Northern Lights.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Overnight in cozy room. Upgrades to Jeri's cabins available at booking.
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 2 - Husky and Arctic Sauna World

    This action packed day begins with a visit to husky farm, where you will meet some of our husky pups to have a cuddle with and enjoy an exhilarating dog sled ride.

    In the afternoon you will experience the Arctic Sauna World. If you’re brave enough, you can dip in the lake and try winter swimming, known to have many health benefits

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 3 - Fall in love with the local reindeers before lunch at an ice restaurant

    Get ready to fall in love with the local reindeers. You will have a chance to feed them, learn how to throw a lasso and experience a short reindeer ride. Lunch will be served in the ice restaurant before returning to the hotel. This afternoon you will bake Finnish cookies and in the evening enjoy a traditional Finnish style Christmas dinner buffet.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 4 - Snowmobiles, snow fun and Santa

    After breakfast, head out on a 20km snowmobile safari, with two adults sharing a snowmobile and children sitting in a sled pulled by a guide.Lunch will be taken in the hotel on your return.

    The afternoon continues with snow fun. Test your skills at snowshoeing, cross country ski or zooming down the toboggan slope (you are never too old to toboggan!) Children will also have a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile, under supervision. Then the highlight of the trip as you are whisked off in to the forest by snowmobile sled in search of Santa’s secret hide out in the forest. Keep your eyes peeled as you look out for elves. As you drive near you can see moving lanterns held by the elves who sneak up to greet you. They know the secret path to Santa’s cabin and will guide your family through the lantern lit path straight to his cabin. As the children knock on his door will they wake him up from his little nap around the fire?

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 5 - Departure day

    After breakfast, independent transfer to Kittilä airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price is for 2 adults & 1 child (4-11 years old) sharing one room. Reduction applies for kids aged 2 to 3. Please contact us for a personalised quote for larger families.

    Tour starts each Sunday. For Tuesday and Thursday arrivals, we have a three night package also available.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    27 Nov 2022
    15 Dec 2022
    27 Nov 2022
    15 Dec 2022
    NZD 5,190
    On request
    Family Triple Total
    18 Dec 2022
    22 Dec 2022
    18 Dec 2022
    22 Dec 2022
    NZD 5,628
    On request
    Family Triple Total

    Important Information

    Remember to bring a gift for Santa to deliver. Please note that included lunches in Scandinavia are often hearty soups with bread.

    A full itinerary will be given in resort and changes to the program itinerary according to weather conditions may happen. Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependant. Should the ice restaurant not be ready or the temperature be extremely cold lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota.

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