You will be greeted by a driver and then transferred from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel. You will get to relax and be able to enjoy a nice family meal before your adventure really begins tomorrow.
After serving in the Royal Marine Commando's for 5 years and working as a professional sailing & outdoor instructor, I was looking for a place to fulfill my vision and dreams. I found it here in the Finnish Lapland, where I can share the natural phenomena, opportunities, and beauty this amazing place has to offer. Lapland is also a great place for me to raise my family. Local nature connects people as you can share beautiful moments with strangers in very peaceful environments. Winters here are long, and without doubt this is the hardest job I have ever done. But I love it and I can promise the warmest of welcomes and an amazing time!
Start the day off with a breakfast buffet. Following this, you will taken to a reindeer farm where you will be given a guided tour and learn all about the famous Finnish animal.
Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, so central to Sami culture and symbolic of life in the far northern reaches of Finland. After the tour, experience a ride in a sleigh from one of these gentle animals, and hiss through the silent trees and the pure, cold air.
You will then have a warm lunch of locally made soup, bread, coffee and kampanisu. Your lunch will be paired with some storytelling and you will also have the chance to learn some more about the area from a local.
After your day of adventure, you will be taken back to your hotel where you will have some time to relax before having dinner.
Today, you will be visiting a husky farm where you will learn all about huskies and just how important they are to the Finnish people. You will start the day with breakfast again before being taken to the husky farm.
A local will guide you around the farm, where you will learn all about huskies and how to use them to pull a sledge as well as hearing some stories about the dogs. Following this, you will embark on a 5km husky ride where you can use the mushing skills you would have learnt to guide the dogs. These beautiful, energetic dogs will take you on a tour of the incredible landscape and you’ll get to spend time interacting with these affectionate animals.
Then, embark on an exciting 2 Hour snowmobile ride around the snow covered forests of Luosto.
Your expert guide will help you get the hang of your snowmobile, then lead you on a stunning adventure around the part of the world that is one of Europe’s last remaining wild places.
You will then return to the hotel where you will have dinner and have some time to relax by the fire or enjoy some well earned relaxation time in the sauna.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, the whole family will get the chance to meet Santa himself. You will be able to ask him questions, learn about life in Finland and all the traditions and cultures associated with the country. Your kids can show him their Christmas lists and it will be a moment none of the family will forget.
You will then head back to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation. Go to the spa, sit in the sauna or even just spend time exploring the grounds surrounding the hotel, it’s up to you!
Then, 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.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred back to Rovaniemi Airport for your flight out of Finland.
Please note the daily itinerary here is an example – all the activities mentioned will be included in your stay, but the days and times may vary. You will receive your own detailed itinerary on arrival.