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
|22 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||Fully Booked||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.
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.
Returning to the hotel, after lunch, it's time for some fun in the snow. In the afternoon we head to a nearby kota where we can make our own little keepsake elves while making pancakes over the fire.
This morning it is time for fun in the snow after breakfast. Test your skills at snowshing, cross country ski,tobogganing and for the children a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision. Lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon we bake Finnish traditional gingerbread cookies.
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 1.5 km 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! (If it is too cold or the ice restaurant isn't ready, lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota)
The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the hotel and surrounding area.
Breakfast in the restaurant. Today it is time to start your engines and follow the guide through snow covered forests, over frozen lakes and swamps, amongst the fells. Driving distance is about 20km and you will drive 2 persons per snowmobile. Lunch will be served in the restaurant.
In the afternoon the guide will take you to the lake to try your luck with ice fishing. Dinner is served in the main restaurant.
This morning you can spend at own leisure. After lunch we will build and decorate our own gingerbread house. Tonight your traditional dinner will be served in a kota or lakeside restaurant around the open fire.
Breakfast in the restaurant. Today you will have a free day to spend as you wish. Lunch and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant.
Breakfast and departure to Kittilä airport.