Other Departures: Manchester - £1039
Manchester - £4149 total for a family of 4 (baggage included in the flights)
Bristol / Gatwick - £3939 total for a family of 4 (baggage included in the flights)
Hotel Santa Claus
Day 01: Welcome to Rovaniemi
When you touch down at Rovaniemi airport, we’ll be waiting there to transfer you directly to the comfortable Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus. Take some time to settle in, unpack or explore, Rovaniemi center is just on your doorstep.
Day 02: Santa Claus Village and Reindeers
Today why not take the short journey by taxi to Santa Claus Village (around 15 minutes) and enjoy the 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 be prepared for your visit to a local reindeer farm to meet the famous gentle Lappish creatures up close. Before you set off you will be kitted out with warm outerwear and boots, so you can stay cozy and warm as you 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 km, 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!
Day 03: Husky Safari
After a buffet breakfast at your accommodation, get ready 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 amidst 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 safety instructions and some tips on 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 lifestyle, explain 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!
Day 04: Departure
Today, wake up for one more breakfast in the Lappish wilderness, before you check out and are transferred back to Rovaniemi airport. We are sure that you’ve had an incredible stay in Lapland and have created memories that will last a lifetime with your family
Lunches and Dinners
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- Private transfers to and from Rovaniemi airport and your hotel
- 3 Nights Accommodation
- 3 Days Buffet Breakfast
- 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's Village
- If your booking is between 22nd December - 8th January, your evening meal is included in your stay
- Buffet Breakfast