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CIJ001 - Christmas Winter Wonderland

This action packed independent Christmas holiday is perfect for families looking for a magical experience in Finland. Taking part in safaris with huskies and snowmobiles and a visit to a real reindeer farm, you have got the main modes of transport covered.

With snowshing, children's snowmobiles, cookie baking, a private visit with Santa and his elves and lunch in an ice restaurant there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Staying in intimate cosy cabins or a family hotel, this tour will give you wonderful family memories to last a life time.

Highlights

  • Head out to make Christmas wishes by the magic Christmas tree, toast marshmellows around the fire and bake traditional Finnish cookies together
  • Meet Santa on your own private family visit
  • Enjoy a Christmas buffet before Santa arrives with a sack full of presents
  • Lunch in a snow hotel and eat on tables and chairs made of ice
  • Adventure out in the the winter wonderland, snowmobiling, husky sledding and meet reindeers

Inclusions

All internal ground transport
  • 5 nights in a shared double/twin room, family cabins and single supplement available
  • Full board incl. Christmas Eve dinner and lunch in an ice restaurant
  • Airport transfers from/to Kittilä Airport on days 1 and 6 (for scheduled flights).
  • All activities listed in the itinerary: Mini Snowmobile, snowshoes, Santa's search on snowmobile, dogsled drive, reindeer sleigh ride and snowmobile ride.
  • Winter clothing provided - Thermal winter suit, winter boots, woolen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava.
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $9,811
Start Location
Kittilä, Finland
End Location
Kittilä, Finland
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Dec 201828 Dec 2018Limited availabilityAUD $9,811
23 Dec 201928 Dec 2019On requestAUD $10,112
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - 23 Dec: Welcome dinner

Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel. After a meeting with your guide to explain the days ahead you will collect the much needed thermal clothes (thermal winter suit, winter boots, woollen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava).

Dinner in the main hotel restaurant and overnight in cozy rooms or cabins.

Day 2 - 24 Dec: Santa & his elves and cookie baking

After breakfast we will head out to make our Christmas wishes by the magic Christmas tree. Marshmallows will be toasted round the fire. Cookie baking follows with a chance to try the Finnish traditional gingerbread. Lunch will be in the main restaurant. Then the highlight of the day: off we zoom on the sleigh pulled by snowmobiles in our search for Santa. A warming kota awaits us where we will have pancakes and hot drinks and Elves will lead us through the forest for your private family visit. Dinner will be taken in the hotel.

Day 3 - 25 Dec: Reindeer farm and Winter village, Christmas Eve Celebrations

After breakfast we head out to the local reindeer farm by bus. Here you can try your hand at lasso-throwing and learn about the reindeers in the small museum. After taking a 3km safari through the silent forest we will feed the reindeer before saying our good byes. Who knows, maybe Rudolph or Dasher will be there. Next we visit the snow hotel, with its snow rooms, ice restaurant, bar and ice sculptures. After a tour around this impressive structure we will enjoy a nice warm lunch served in the ice restaurant where even the tables and chairs are made of ice!

The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the hotel and surrounding area. Tonight the festivities continue with a Christmas buffet - and watch out for the surprise guest of the night with a sack full of presents. You can be sure he will have a small gift for everyone.

Day 4 - 26 Dec: Engines on, it's snowmobile time

After breakfast it's Christmas morning at leisure to enjoy some time as a family. Lunch will be in the main restaurant.

In the afternoon we will head out on the snowmobiles, adults driving their own with two sharing and children pulled behind the guide in a sleigh and wrapped up in blankets. 20km will be covered before returning to the hotel for a Christmas day evening buffet.

Day 5 - 27 Dec: Huskies and snow fun

Today we head out to the local husky farm, with a tour of the farm and a chance to have a cuddle with some of the young pups. A 6km safari follows with adults having the chance to mush their own team and children being taken in the local guide's sleigh.

Lunch will be served in a small traditional wooden restaurant with open fire. Returning to the hotel, it's time for some fun in the snow. Snowshing, cross country ski, tobogganing and for the children a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision.

Day 6 - 28 Dec: Departure day

Breakfast and departure to Kittilä airport.