3 Night Family Adventure in Lapland

Highlights

  • Enjoy the magical atmosphere of Lapland
  • Take an exciting Reindeer Sleigh ride
  • Experience being a musher on your own Huskie Sled
£1687 for 2 People
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What you'll do

Welcome to Rovaniemi

When you touch down at Rovaniemi airport, we’ll be waiting there to transfer you directly to the comfortable Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus.

Take some time to settle in, unpack or explore, Rovaniemi centre is just on your door step.

Accommodation

Hotel Santa Claus

 

Santa Claus Village and Reindeers

Today why not take the short journey by taxi to Santa Claus Village (around 15 minutes) and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. Spend as much time as you wish walking around and enjoying all that his village has to offer, you can see Santa’s post office where all the letters from children all over the world are sent, sorted and delivered, the elves workshop, many independent shops with Christmas souvenirs, Lappish crafts and of course Santa’s office, where you can go along and meet Santa Claus.

In the afternoon be prepared for your visit to a local reindeer farm to meet the famous gentle Lappish creatures up close. Before you set off you will be kitted out with warm outer wear and boots, so you can stay cosy and warm as you explore the Taiga forest by sleigh on your reindeer safari (around 3 hours). Once you arrive with your guide to the farm, you will be invited to take your seat in the reindeer sleigh. The sleigh is suitable for adults and children to sit together and as you glide through the snowy forest and white scenery, you may spot some other arctic animals, or at least see their tracks in the snow. When you come back from the safari, which is around 2.5 kms, a warm cup of coffee or tea and traditional snacks will wait for you on the farm. The herder will explain all about their lifestyle and the tradition of reindeer husbandry in Lapland. This is the best time to ask questions and feed your curiosity!

Accommodation

Hotel Santa Claus

Meals 

Breakfast

Husky Safari

After a buffet breakfast at your accommodation, get ready for your husky safari. First of all you will be given warm clothing (recommended as it can be very cold during the safari), and then your guide will drive you to a lovely local husky farm, around 30 minutes drive from Rovaniemi set amidst the magical snowy forests and surrounding landscapes.

At the farm, you will be welcomed by the mushers and the excited barking of their lovely dogs. You will be introduced to your dog team and will be given the safety instructions and some tips how to drive the sleigh. Once ready, you will embark on your husky sled ride, two people per sleigh, dashing through the winter scenery for about 45 mins. You are always 2 adults maximum for the sleigh ride (one driving, and one passenger sitting in the sleigh) and you will have the opportunity to switch the driver and passenger halfway if you wish.

After the safari, the mushers will take time to share with you an insight into their life style, explain about the job of a musher, how they train their dogs and answer all your questions around an open fire. All the dogs are photo enthusiasts, so do not forget to bring your camera with you !

Accommodation

Hotel Santa Claus

Meals

Breakfast

Departure

Today, wake up for one more breakfast in the Lappish wilderness, before you check out and are transferred back to Rovaniemi airport.

We are sure that you’ve had an incredible stay in Lapland, and have created memories that will last a lifetime with your family

Meals 

Breakfast

What's included

Included

  • Private transfers to and from Rovaniemi airport and your hotel
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • 3 Days Buffet Breakfast
  • Reindeer Sleigh Ride (3 hours)
  • Husky Safari (2.5 hours)
  • Warm outerwear is provided for you to borrow for your outdoor activities
  • Free time to visit Santa's Village
  • If your booking is between 22nd December - 8th January, your evening meal is included in your stay
Your local host

Andy and Team

Andy and his team are keen outdoor enthusiasts and are excited to show you the amazing wildlife, ice and snow activities here in Rovaniemi. The team have all lived in Rovaniemi for several years - or have been born here - and know the area inside out.

Andy and Team image

Location

Explore the beautiful town Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland! With stunning views of the snow covered rolling countryside of Finland, it is the perfect location for a winter break.

Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland and is a vibrant town with shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy. The perfect base to enjoy all your winter activities.

There are direct flights from the UK to Rovaniemi in the Winter months, and Rovaniemi airport is just a short 15 minute drive from the centre of the town.

FAQs

What is included in the hotel rooms?

Size : 28-31 m2
Bathroom with shower and bathtub
Air-conditioning, wi-fi, tv, minibar, hairdryer, iron, kettle, coffee/tea set
Double or twin beds, plus two sofa beds.

Is warm clothing provided?

During the activities, guests will have access to thermal overalls and boots for that activity which are then returned after activity is over. They are extra clothing to add on your actual clothes and we recommend you to wear good inner layers, a warm hat, two pairs of thick socks and winter gloves. When you are not on activities you will also need warm outer layers as the temperature can be very cold.

What are the child ages?

Child ages are 3-12.

Please notify us if you are bringing an infant under 3 years old.

Is there a bus to Santa Claus Village?

From Rovaniemi to Santa Claus village there is a frequent service throughout the day and the journey takes between 15 and 20 min one way. The reception will be able to give exact times during your stay.
The bus stop is a 3-5 min walk from the hotel. There are two buses which go to Santa Claus village -  the number 8 and the Santa Express,  both stop at the same bus stop. The price of the ticket is currently €3.60 per adult and €2 for a child age 5 +. The ticket is valid for 1 hour and so you can return on the same ticket, but realistically the return will be more than 1 hour later and so the same price will apply for the tickets for the return journey.  Taxis are also readily available and the cost one way is around €25.

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