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.
|Tour Provider||50 Degrees North|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|23 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||Limited availability||AUD $10,518|
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, spend the 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.
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.
Today is a day of rest. Snow angels, fire side hot chocolates and perhaps some Nordic skiing to fill your day.
Breakfast and departure to Kittilä airport.