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4 Night Festive Adventure in Forest Riverside Cabin, Saariselkä

From £6639 per family of 4*

Finland, Lapland, Saariselkä

4 Nights *flights not included

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4 Night Festive Adventure in Forest Riverside Cabin, Saariselkä

From £6639 per family of 4*

What You'll Do

Nestled in the midst of the snow covered forest in tranquil Lappish nature, this is a winter escape like no other. An exclusive boutique resort with substantial pine log cabins scattered between the trees. Step outside into the deep powdery snow and meet the reindeer and huskies, try snowshoeing and meet Santa Claus himself in his magical forest cottage.

Your festive family adventure begins the moment you touch down in Ivalo airport, where you’ll be picked up and taken to your beautiful log cabin accommodation. Nestled in the snow-covered pine forest, there is a large log cabin housing a lovely restaurant, bar and lounge area, with cosy log burners, decorated christmas trees and amazing winter views over the pine forest and the river.

You can relax completely in your forest retreat, enjoy premium drinks from the bar and delicious meals made with fresh local ingredients. The children are also well catered for, creating a magical experience for all the family. By day you will embark on exciting outdoor activities like meeting the huskies and cantering off on a snow safari by sled, or getting to know the reindeer herders at their farm where you can take a relaxing sleigh ride through the forest. Of course you will also have time to visit Santa Claus himself in his magical forest cottage.

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!

*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:

Ice Fishing Trip with Snowmobile Sleigh including lunch*

Experience
Highlights

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

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

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

On arrival at Ivalo airport you will be met and taken directly to your accommodation for your magical Christmas break. 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 , after breakfast you will be transferred by car to a local reindeer farm, where you will meet the Sami  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 snow in the silent forest and the pure, cold air.

Later on it is time for the festive magic to begin as you embark on the journey to find Santa Claus himself! You will ride in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile through the forest on a quest to discover Santa’s hidden cabin.  When 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 for the children.

Satisfyingly wearied from a day in the open, you’ll head for another warming dinner, in the elegant restaurant with cosy log burners, 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 to a local husky kennel, where you will embark on an exciting 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 of a lifetime!  The dog sled is shared by two people who can take turns driving the sled whilst the other can  sit back and enjoy the ride. Small children will sit in the sleigh snuggled under warm blankets. Jump on a sled and enjoy the thrill of the snow and speed!

The Husky experience will take approximately 3hrs with around 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, or have fun in the snow, tobogganing or in a friendly snowball fight!

Accommodation

Riverside Cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Snowmobile Safari & Aurora camp

Today your morning activity is perfect for those who have never tried snowmobiling before. First you will get familiar with the snowmobile, have full safety instructions and a driving lesson. After everyone feels comfortable, we will head out for a small journey into the nearby surroundings through the beautiful Lappish countryside. Children will be sitting in a sleigh pulled behind the guides snowmobile.

Back to the resort for a generous and well deserved Lunch, enjoy a relaxing break – maybe try a finnish sauna ( bookable locally) and take a break before the afternoons Aurora experience!

This activity takes you to the amazing forest surroundings. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp site. At the camp there is a hut with an roaring open fire to warm you up on a cold night of Aurora hunting. At the camp pancakes will be prepared on the open fire, and there will be warm drinks to keep you warm. The camp has a minimum amount of light pollution, so it is perfect for viewing the Northern Lights that will hopefully show up in the sky.

Accommodation

Riverside Cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Farewell

Today is your final morning in 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. Your destination is around 15min drive into the Forest from Saariselka town centre.

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 the forest and tranquil nature will ensure your holiday is one to remember. The boutique accommodation is on the banks of the river, creating a magical atmosphere with gushing water and deep snow covered forest.

The accommodation is in luxury magical log cabins and glass roofed aurora igloos, stylishly decorated and with high quality furnishings.

The on site restaurant serves delicious meals made with fresh local produce, and there is a bar and cosy lounge with Christmas trees, festive decorations and cosy log burners.

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  • 4 nights accommodation in a Riverside Log Cabin with sauna
  • Shared Transfers to and from Ivalo airport (private optional)
  • 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
  • Family Husky Safari
  • Reindeer Farm visit and Sleigh Ride
  • Searching for Santa Experience
  • Snowmobile Safari
  • Aurora camp

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.

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