Trip reference number: 135963

Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Santa In Lapland Harriniva Break, Finland

From: £1270.00

Holiday overview

Tired of waiting for Father Christmas to drop in for his annual, oh so fleeting visit? Then take the family to see him for yourself. Meet Santa, enjoy a husky safari, bake cookies, feed reindeers and more – all on this memorable festive holiday. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your children will never forget. What's more, we've also included a thrilling snowmobile safari to help showcase the very best of Finnish Lapland's snow-dusted wilderness.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Air traffic control prevents Santa from living near a major airport, so our flights take you via Helsinki before connecting to the tiny remote town of Kittilä, deep in the Arctic Circle. From here you’ll be transferred to Hotel Harriniva, a cosy wilderness retreat, tucked away on the Finnish border.

Day 2: Reindeers & huskies

After breakfast, transfer to a local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer, where you will have an opportunity to feed them, learn how to lasso and experience a short reindeer sled ride. After lunch in the ice restaurant, head for the husky farm for a guided tour and a chance to meet the adorable puppies. Then, hop on a sled and enjoy an adrenaline-filled six-kilometre husky safari.

Day 3: Snowmobiles, cookie baking, snow fun and Santa

The surrounding wilderness is a magical expanse of fir trees, needles and branches hanging heavy with snow, a white blanket that muffles sound and creates an ambience unique to the Arctic. Pause for a short break to bake Finnish cookies and make a Christmas stocking, before continuing with adventures in the snow. Try your hand at snowshoeing, ice fishing or zooming down the toboggan slope. Children will also have a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile, under supervision of course. And, on one evening, you’ll make your way on a sled through the forest to visit Santa Claus himself in his log cabin. An elf will greet you and lead you to meet Santa, who will hear all your Christmas requests and maybe even hand out a few early presents to well-behaved guests. If you’re especially good, you might just be rewarded with a glimpse of the Northern Lights as you return to the hotel.

Day 4: Departure

Say a fond farewell to Santa, Rudolph and the elves as you head for home, filled with Christmas memories.

Holiday pricing

What's included

  • Return flights to Kittila
  • Return shuttle airport transfers
  • Three nights at Hotel Harriniva
  • Full-board basis (starting from dinner on the first evening, ending with breakfast on the last day)
  • Warm winter clothing
  • Reindeer farm visit, lasso lesson and sled ride
  • Husky farm tour
  • 6km husky sled ride
  • 20km snowmobile safari
  • Finnish cookie baking session
  • Christmas stocking making session
  • Snowshoeing, ice fishing, tobogganing
  • Mini snowmobile riding (for children)
  • Private family Santa Claus visit
  • All day tea and coffee for adults
  • All day soft drinks for children

Prices & Availability

Santa in Lapland Harriniva Break: 

2021 from   £1,270 pp £965 pp               

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Please note: a full activities timetable will be given on arrival.

Good to know

We can arrange travel for families of any size – just enquire for more details. Please note the order of activities may vary - the final itinerary will be confirmed on arrival at the hotel.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on a family of 2 adults & 2 children sharing a family room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply. A child is 4-12 years.

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