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3 Night Festive Adventure in a Lakeside Aurora Cabin, Inari

From £4673 per family of 4*

Finland, Inari, Lapland

3 Nights *flights not included

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3 Night Festive Adventure in a Lakeside Aurora Cabin, Inari

From £4673 per family of 4*

What You'll Do

Escape to the Arctic circle and the official home of Santa Claus in Lapland, on a Christmas holiday where you can discover thrilling husky rides, explore the frozen landscape by reindeer, and with luck, witness the magical spectacle of the Northern Lights

Your festive family adventure begins the moment you touch down in Ivalo airport, where you’ll be picked up and transferred to your beautiful glass-roofed accommodation. Nestled in the snow-covered pine forest, your cabins allow you and the family uninterrupted views of the dark sky of the polar night.

With clear skies and the right conditions, you will be able to witness nature’s most spectacular light show, the aurora borealis, all from the comfort of your cosy cabin and the base for the remainder of your stay.

Take part in thrilling family activities, from hissing along snow-covered tracks and frozen fells on a husky sled, to exploring the winter wonderland on that most Christmas-themed of transportation – a reindeer drawn sled.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas holiday in Lapland without setting off in search of the man himself, a family-orientated activity that will provide the festive magic for those kids (and adults) who are still swept away by the spirit of Christmas.

*Based on a family of 4  travelling from 1st – 15th December

A full example itinerary is detailed below, activity timings can differ slightly, your own personal schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Additional activities available:

Snowmobile Safari – 2 hours

Ice Fishing Trip with Snowmobile Sleigh including lunch*

Aurora Snowmobiling

Experience
Highlights

Experience one of nature's great wonders in total comfort and luxury

Stay in a beautiful, heated, Aurora cabin

Combine tranquillity, pure air and beautiful nature for a truly special Arctic experience

A magical visit to see Father Christmas himself!

Meet the Huskies and go on a Husky safari

Your Local Host:

Maaret and Team

Our hotels are in nature´s most beautiful places: by lakes and rivers, away from light pollution and busy city life.

We value nature, good service and quality in everything we do. We want our guests to feel special during their stay with us. We serve our guests every step of the way, helping with airport transfers and offering high-quali Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Land in Ivalo airport, where you will be met and taken directly to your accommodation for the duration of your Christmas holiday. Drive through the ethereal pine forest, and arrive at your very own cabin, nestled within the still, white forest.

Take some time to settle in, unpack or explore, then you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

You will be staying in a beautiful glass roofed aurora cabin, which provides panoramic surroundings of this Christmas winter wonderland and the pitch black polar night sky. With any luck, you’ll be able to witness the spectacle of the Northern Lights on your very first night in Lapland.

Accommodation

Aurora Cabin

Meals: Dinner

Reindeer Farm Visit & Meet Santa

On this visit you will be transferred by car to a local reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders and learn about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. You will learn how to lasso a reindeer and experience a ride in a sleigh from one of these gentle animals, and hiss through the silent trees and the pure, cold air.

For the kids, they’ll be able to experience some real Lapland magic, as they meet the ‘real’ Santa in his home!  A snowmobile sleighride will take you through the forest on a quest to discover Santa’s hidden cabin.  If you’re able to locate the cabin, you’ll be warmly welcomed by Santa himself, who will invite your family for an intimate conversation and present a symbolic gift for the children.

Satisfyingly wearied and chilled from a day in the open, you’ll head for another warming, hearty dinner, warm your bones by an open fire, and spend the evening at your leisure, waiting for the spectacular Borealis to burn across the clear night sky.

Accommodation

Aurora Cabin

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Husky Safari

After a hearty breakfast, set out on a husky safari, swishing through the silent, snow-covered forest on your own private sleigh.

Meet these beautiful, energetic dogs that will take you exploring through the glistening  wilderness, on a safari you are sure never to forget. The dog sled is shared by two people who can take turns driving the sled whilst the other sits back and enjoys the ride and the scenery. Jump on a sled and enjoy the thrill of the snow and speed! Transfers to farm are included.

The Husky experience will take approximately 3hrs (1 hour driving time) which will give you the afternoon at your leisure. Why not rent Snowshoes or Cross Country Ski’s to explore the trails and paths that snake through this untouched, pristine part of the world and discover dramatic fells, hidden clearings and frozen lakes.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Accommodation

Aurora Cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Farewell

Your final morning in the Lapland. Wake up at a leisurely time  (check-out isn’t until 11 AM), and enjoy a final breakfast by the log fire as you reflect on the wonderful adventure you’ve had with us.

We’ll transfer you back to the airport, and look forward to maybe seeing you again!

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Location Information

You will fly into Ivalo airport which is well connected by Finnair.

The transfer time from Ivalo Airport is approximately 35-45 minute drive.

Far north of the Arctic Circle, the area you’ll be staying in is a vast expanse of pristine pine forest that is home to bears, golden eagles, wolverines, and thousands of reindeer. The magical landscapes of taiga forest and tranquil nature will ensure your holiday is one to remember.

This is your perfect wilderness retreat with high-quality service, meals and accommodation and where you can expect a friendly personalised service.

 

  • 3 nights accommodation in an Aurora Cabin
  • Shared Transfers to and from Ivalo airport
  • Full board meals at the onsite restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guide for all organised activities
  • Snowsuits, gloves and boots for the duration of your stay
  • Husky Safari and Farm visit (app. 1 hour driving time)
  • Reindeer Farm visit and Sleigh Ride
  • Searching for Santa Experience

FAQs

Family Xmas trip which include meeting Santa run all through December until 6th January.

Child pricing applies to ages 4-14 years. Ages of 15+ will be classed as an adult.

Thermal overalls, boots and gloves are included in all our packages.

Upon check in at your resort you will be given your full schedule of exciting activities.

You can hire a Aurora alarm for the duration of your stay, at a small charge

Yes, they offer a public Sauna, with separate times for men and women (pay locally). The Resort has an on-site restaurant, bar and reception

Yes! WiFi is a complimentary service of the resort. The Wi-Fi works in lobby and restaurant area.

Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 11:00

The resort can storage your luggage in the reception while you’re waiting for check-in or while you’re waiting for transportation after check-out.

Breakfast Buffet 8:00-10:00*
Lunch Buffet 12:00-14:00*
Dinner Buffet 18:00-20:00*

Buffet times may vary during the seasons and between the destinations. The reception will inform you the specific times upon arrival.

Our winter packages start on the 14th November and by this time there should be enough snow, however there is no guarantee. Saariselka is very likely to experience early snow fall due the its proximately north and its height above sea level.

In the unlikely event that there isn't enough snow, the activities will still run but as an Autumn variation.