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A 4 Night Lapland Family Adventure in Rovaniemi

From £5870 for a family of 3

Finland, Lapland, Rovaniemi

4 Nights / 5 Days

Maximum 5 persons per igloo

A 4 Night Lapland Family Adventure in Rovaniemi

From £5870 for a family of 3

What You'll Do

Enjoy a fun filled itinerary in Lapland. You will be able to visit Santa Clause himself, and his reindeer! You will also have the chance to search for the Northern Lights and explore Lapland on a husky sled.

Throughout the trip you will be staying in a cosy glass roofed Igloo! They are an easy walking distance to and from the restaurant and your activities are just a short walk  from the igloos.

Your trip will start with a short transfer from Rovaniemi airport to the accommodation, where you will have time to settle in and explore your surroundings and sample the Lappish hospitality and delicious Lappish cuisine before settling in to your igloo and watching the enormous star filled sky at night.

Your next day will be filled with excitement as you are off to Santa’s village with its magical Christmas atmosphere. You will then search for the Aurora Borealis on your Northern Lights wilderness tour, which is an unforgettable experience.

The following day will start with a husky safari through the winter wonderland, then you will have change to meet a Lappish Reindeer herd and take a sleigh ride, dashing through the snow with the reindeer ahead.

Finally, you take a trip on a family snowmobiling adventure that gets you off the beaten track, for a true Lapland adventure.

A magical winter wonderland adventure for all the family!

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 Claus in his village

Interact with reindeers and huskies

Experience the thrill of a family snowmobile adventure

Stay in a glass roofed aurora igloo

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 in Rovaniemi

You will be transferred from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel. There you will have free time to go and explore your surroundings and get your bearings. Enjoy getting local drinks or a meal at a restaurant and experience the culture through the traditional meals.

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

Santa's Village and Northern Lights

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.

Following this you will have the chance to see a natural phenomenon in the form of the Northern Lights on your evening hunt for the Aurora Borealis (4 hours).

This experience is almost always done in the complete dark, this way your eyes get time to adjust to the dark and you see the scenery in a completely new and beautiful way.

On the way, you will also get the opportunity to build a fire, either outside, next to a log hut or in a teepee. Your guide will teach you how to light a fire in the traditional way, using silver birch bark and flint. Once the fire is lit and the kettle is boiling, your guide will keep an eye on the moving sky. While waiting for the first greenish arches to appear above your head, they will share with you their knowledge and passion about the forest, the nature of Lapland and its wildlife, and naturally the northern lights. You will also get some hot beverages to warm you up, grill your own sausages over the open fire and enjoy your snack with the most famous Finnish mustard.

We can’t always guarantee that you will see them due to weather conditions but your local guides will try their hardest to find them for you. If not you can always try again the next night!

Accommodation:

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

Husky Safari and Reindeer Farm

After a buffet breakfast at your accommodation, enjoy your time in this winter wonderland with a safari led by your own dog team and see what Lapland has to offer (2.5 hours). With beautiful views and amazing wildlife, it is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

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).

Family Snowmobiling

Today, you’ll head right out into the Lapland wilderness, travelling like the locals do on a thrilling snowmobile ride that crosses wide open fells, quiet forests and rolling, snow-covered hills joining in on a Snowmobile safari through remote inland forests and lakes. On this 1-hour driving snowmobile safari you will enjoy some amazing scenery. You will be transported by bus to our Snowmobile Park where your expert guide will provide all the instructions you need before you set off through an unforgettable trail in the Arctic Circle area. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places during the trip. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. You will love the thrilling excitement of snowmobiling through snowy forests and beautiful nature of the Arctic Circle. Our group sizes are small and the speed and the length of the safari will depend on each group. Therefore, these safaris are suited for families as well as for those who are looking for a real adrenaline boost. The one-hour safari is one of our most popular safaris and great for families and non-experienced drivers. The snowmobile trail will take you to the most beautiful places in the arctic circle area.

In a private area, the kids will be able to spend time on a mini snowmobile and enjoy the thrill of whizzing around on their own, before being taken on a sleigh back to Santa’s Village.

Accommodation:

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

Lapland

Departure

Unfortunately, after a last breakfast and a few last precious moments in Lapland it will be time for you to be transferred back to the airport.

We hope you have had an incredible time up in the wilderness of Lapland, and have had experiences that are genuinely once in a lifetime so that by the time you arrive home, you’ve created memories that last forever.

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, these igloos are the perfect location for a winter break.

Santa’s village is hosts a few restaurants and cafes which you can visit as well as bars, there is always something for the whole family to enjoy with the amenities at the accommodation as well.

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.

  • Private transfers
  • Accommodation in premium glass-roofed igloo
  • 4 buffet breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Opportunity to visit Santa's Village and meet Santa Clause
  • Husky safari (2.5 hours)
  • Family snowmobiling adventure
  • Wilderness adventure to search for the Northern Lights (4 hours)
  • Reindeer sleigh ride (3 hours)

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.