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3 Night Festive Adventure in Forest Riverside Cabin, Saariselkä

From £4673 per family of 4*

Finland, Lapland, Saariselkä

3 Nights *flights not included

4-5

3 Night Festive Adventure in Forest Riverside Cabin, Saariselkä

From £4673 per family of 4*

What You'll Do

Escape to the Arctic circle and the official home of Santa Claus, on a Christmas holiday where you'll stay in a magical forest retreat, 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 log cabin accommodation. Nestled in the snow-covered pine forest, your cabin will allow you uninterrupted views of the dark polar sky.

In these luxury log cabins, modern construction and traditional pine logs are skill fully combined to create uniquely warm and stylish accommodation. The Riverside Log Cabin has a spacious comfortable living room area for relaxation, with its own fireplace, and accommodation for up to five people. There is a  direct view of the Arctic Fell River and even a private sauna!

Take part in thrilling family activities, from speeding 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 magical activity for all the family, where you will be swept away in the 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 a magical forest setting

Stay in a beautiful, cosy riverside cabin with its own sauna

Take 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 log cabin, which has a comfortable living room area for relaxation, its own fireplace and sauna, and accommodation for up to five people with a wonderful view of the Arctic Fell River .

Accommodation

Riverside Cabin

Meals: Dinner

Reindeer Farm Visit & Meet Santa

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

Then it will be time to experience the magic of Lapland, as it is time to go in search of Santa Claus in his forest home!  A snowmobile sleighride will take you through the forest on a quest to discover Santa’s hidden cabin. once you reach his cottage  you’ll be warmly welcomed by Santa himself, who will invite your family for an intimate conversation and present a small symbolic gift to the children.

Satisfyingly wearied and chilled from a day in the clean fresh air, you will return for another delicious dinner and warm up by the open fire, and spend  the evening at your leisure, waiting for the spectacular Aurora Borealis to burn across the clear night sky.

Accommodation

Riverside Cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Husky Safari

After breakfast, today you will set out on a thrilling 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 bucket list safari safari. The dog sled is shared by two people who can take turns driving the sled ( ”mushing”) whilst the other sits back and enjoys the ride and the scenery. Jump on a sled and enjoy the thrill of rushing through the snow!

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.

Accommodation

Riverside Cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Farewell

Today is 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 we look forward to 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. Your forest retreat is around 15min drive into the Wilderness from Saariselka town centre.

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 the forest and tranquil nature will ensure your holiday is one to remember.

This is your perfect forest wilderness retreat with high-quality service, meals and accommodation. With only 40 rooms, 20 glass igloos and 13 cabins, you can expect a friendly personalised service.

There is a main building which houses the restaurant, bar and a cosy lounge with decorated Christmas trees and warm log burners. The log cabins are scattered around the main building in the forest and a just a short walk away.

 

  • 3 nights accommodation in a Riverside Log Cabin with sauna
  • 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 3hrs (1hr driving time)
  • Reindeer Farm visit and Sleigh Ride
  • Searching for Santa Experience
  • Your own Private Sauna

FAQs

This is a Family Christmas trip which includes meeting Santa - running 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 for your whole stay

Upon check in at your resort you will be given your personal schedule of exciting activities and your departure transfer time.

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. There is also a smoke sauna with access to the deck and a river dipping area. This can be booked for 45 mins slots.

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 store 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.

The Riverside Log Cabin has comfortable living room area for relaxation, own fireplace and accommodation for up to five people. A direct view of the Arctic Fell River and a private sauna. Log Cabin Features:

- Living room with kitchenette
- Sauna and bathroom with shower and toilet
- Bedroom downstairs with a double bed
- Bedroom in the loft with 3 single beds
- Toilet on the loft level