From £3299 pp*
Best time to travel
November - January
The magic of Christmas
Spend a night in Helsinki and receive a very special invitation from Santa himself. Journey by exciting overnight train to the magical winter wonderland of Rovaniemi before heading even further North to Inari for an amazing 3-night stay to experience incredible activities and meet the big man in red! An amazing and magical itinerary for everyone; young or old, big or small.
The Ultimate Christmas Invitation
Arrive in Helsinki
Arrive into Helsinki and take your private transfer to your beautiful central hotel and check into your connecting rooms at Lilla Roberts. On arrival to your room you will be greeted with a personal invitation to head north to the beautiful wilderness of Finnish Lapland for a magical Christmas adventure! Tonight, explore the Christmas markets and the festive spirit to get you in the mood!
Overnight Train to Rovaniemi
Enjoy the city today before you head to the train station and board your overnight train to Rovaniemi. Watch the amazing scenery as you head North before it gets too dark and let the kids get excited about what they’re going to get up to!
Arrive into Rovaniemi late morning and take your private transfer to Rovaniemi city centre and to your hotel; the Arctic Light Hotel – where you will check in to your Aurora Loft room. Evening at leisure to explore the city centre and enjoy dinner in the city.
Head to Inari
After breakfast, take you private transfer to Inari. On arrival at the hotel you will check in, receive your program for the next few days and collect your winter clothing. Afterwards it’s time for a delicious dinner in the restaurant.
Don’t forget tonight you could head out to try to spot the Northern Lights in the snowy wilderness or lay back and relax in your Aurora cabin looking towards the night skies!
Huskies & Reindeer
After breakfast it’s time to head out on a magical dog sledding adventure! You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery.
The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realise that this is one of the very best ways to experience Lapland!
This afternoon it’s time to head to a reindeer farm to meet one of this area of the world’s most famous residents! On this visit you will be transferred by car to a local reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders and learn about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. You will learn how to lasso a reindeer and have a short ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.
Snowmobile and Santa
Today it’s time for more fun in the snow on a snowmobile adventure! This tour is perfect for those who have never tried snowmobiling before. First you will get familiar with the snowmobile, have full safety instructions and a driving lesson. After everyone feels comfortable, you will head out for a small journey into the nearby surroundings trough the beautiful Lappish scenery.
This afternoon is the highlight of the trip you’ve all been waiting for – meeting Santa himself! Meet Santa, enjoy a chat with him and receive a gift for everyone.
Tonight you will end your stay with a beautiful trip to the Aurora Camp. This activity takes you to the amazing surroundings of Inari. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. At the camp there is a hut with an open fire to warm you up and your guide will also serve warm drinks to keep you cosy. What a lovely way to end your stay in Finnish Lapland.
Check out this morning and take your transfer to Ivalo Airport ready for your departure flight.