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A 3 Night Family Adventure in Rovaniemi

From £4186 for a family of 3

Finland, Lapland, Rovaniemi

3 Nights / 4 Days

Maximum 5 per igloo

A 3 Night Family Adventure in Rovaniemi

What You'll Do

A trip for the whole family to enjoy. You will have the chance to visit Santa in Santa Claus Village and meet his reindeer and get to experience the beautiful winter wonderland swishing through the snow on a husky safari.

Throughout the trip you will be staying in a glass Igloo, where the Northern lights can be seen  directly from the comfort of your bed, should they choose to appear!

The cosy igloos are within easy walking distance of the restaurants for  breakfast and dinner and for the activities there will be just a short walk to the pick up points.

Your adventure will start with some free time after a transfer from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel. You will be able to explore and check your surroundings, and enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Your next day will be filled with excitement as you are off to Santa’s village with its magical Christmas atmosphere and to meet the man himself! You will also meet the reindeers and take a ride on a reindeer sleigh.

The following day you can enjoy your time on a husky safari swishing through the snow in this winter wonderland.

Throughout your stay there are opportunities to play in the snow, toboggan down slopes and  immerse yourself in this christmassy landscape enjoying a real Christmas adventure!

Please note: Whilst all the activities mentioned will be included in your trip, the order of the activities may vary and your personal itinerary with be given to you on arrival.

Experience
Highlights

Opportunity to enjoy a magical visit to Santa's village

Take a reindeer sleigh ride in winter wonderland

Meet the Huskies and go on a Husky safari

Your Local Host:

Theo

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!

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

On arrival in Rovaniemi you will be collected and taken by private transfer to your hotel. There you have free time to explore your surroundings, the breathtaking snowy landscape, and get your bearings. Enjoy local drinks or a meal at the restaurant and experience your first taste of lappish hospitality and delicious Lappish cuisine.

Accommodation throughout:

Your choice of a Premium Igloo (sleeps 3), or a Premium Igloo with an alcove (sleeps 5).

The glass igloos are wonderfully comfortable igloo-type houses, elegantly decorated with a touch of luxury, set in a beautiful landscape of snow and pine trees.

The premium igloo has two beds and an extra bed for an adult or child, a seating area and a bathroom with shower. The premium igloo with an alcove has an extra space to fit a double bed, two singles and an extra roll away bed so that it can sleep 5.

There are some interconnecting igloos, great for larger families. These are the premium igloo with sauna (sleeps 3 max) and the premium alcove igloo (sleeps 5 max).

There is under-floor heating, keeping it cosy and warm even when its it freezing outside! The bathroom has a shower, and there is a TV, but best of all the heated aurora ceiling, which gives you an amazing night time view of the inky black starry skies and if you are lucky the chance to see the northern lights!

Amenities:

Air-conditioning and floor heating

Bathroom with shower

Tablet with Aurora Alarm, chat and room service

Minibar, kettle, tv, heated glass ceiling, slippers, bathrobes, hair dryer

 

glass roofed cabin lapland

Santa Claus Village and Reindeers

Today you will have the morning free so this is your chance to visit the man himself, Santa Claus! Take the short walk from your igloo to Spend time in Santa’s Village and enjoy the magical 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 you will be collected for your visit to a local reindeer farm to meet the famous gentle Lappish creatures up close and 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! Before leaving and heading back to Rovaniemi, you may ask your guide to spend a bit more time in the farm if you would like to.

Accommodation:

Your choice of a Premium Igloo (sleeps 3) or a Premium Igloo with an alcove (sleeps 5)

double room in an alcove in a lapland igloo

Husky Safari

After a buffet breakfast at your accommodation, you will be picked up 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 amongst 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 !

For all our activities the groups are limited to maximum 8 people, as it is important for us to provide you with the best experience as possible. This way, your guide will get to know you and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. We also strictly select our partners based on ethical and responsible principles, to promote a more authentic and respectful tourism in Lapland.

The husky safari experience will take approximately 2.5 hours.

The afternoon is free to play in the snow, or borrow a toboggan and thoroughly enjoy your time in this magical Christmas atmosphere.

 

Accommodation:

Your choice of a Premium Igloo (sleeps 3) or a Premium Igloo with an alcove (sleeps 5)

double bed in an igloo

Departure

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

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

Location Information

Santa’s village is a 15 minute drive from the town of Rovaniemi. With stunning views of the beautiful, white and rolling countryside of Finland, and glass roofs to see the endless arctic sky, these cosy igloos are the perfect location for your wonderful visit to see Santa Clause and take part in exciting Arctic activities.

Fly into Rovaniemi airport, where you will be transferred to your accommodation. Most direct flights fly from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, with some direct flights going out of Newcastle for those searching for a northern airport.

  • Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in a premium Aurora igloo
  • 3 days buffet breakfast and 3 dinners
  • 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 Village

FAQs

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.