Christmas in Finnish Lapland

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This unforgettable journey for young and old takes you beyond the Arctic Circle to Finnish Lapland. The northern lights will be dancing over Santa’s hometown as you create a lifetime of Christmas memories.

Itinerary

On arrival at Rovaniemi airport or railway station, receive a warm welcome from your Christmas host. On the way to the hotel, a short stop to pick up the winter clothing you’ll need to stay snug and warm during your holiday. Check-in to your hotel and receive your Christmas program. Children will receive a Kid’s Own Passport to collect stamps from different events throughout their stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Meals: Dinner

Today, experience a real white Christmas full of fun at the fabulous Snowfun park. Choose from a myriad of thrilling activities including a snowmobile safari, a forest tour by four-wheeled scooter, tobogganing, kick sledding or skiing. Ice fishing, ice golf and snow hockey are also on the agenda for the adventurous or you may prefer to relax by the campfire with a hot drink, or even fry sausages and enjoy a lovely bowl of hot soup in a Sámi-style tent. This evening, enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas buffet dinner. Santa is sure to take some time out from his busy schedule to meet all the children either before or after your meal!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy a well-earned sleep-in after last night’s feast or join a traditional Lutheran Christmas Day church service delivered in Finnish. Later, travel deep into the majestic forest for a fun-filled day with a distinct focus on the festive season. Glimpse shy forest animals and look out for traces of Santa himself – fresh sled tracks and perhaps a present that may have fallen from his sleigh – as the coach heads along the winding trail. Help Santa’s elves feed forest birds and decorate Christmas trees before lunch and a hot beverage at a quaint hut. After lunch, Santa’s reindeers arrive to take you on a test drive. If you manage this Lappish mode of transportation, you will be issued with your very own International Reindeer Driver’s Licence! And since you are at the Arctic Circle, you cannot leave without participating in a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. Follow the winding trail back to your hotel where an international Christmas Day buffet-style dinner is served.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Learn more about the fascinating history, culture and traditions of the Arctic region at the Arktikum, an internationally renowned museum and science centre. Journey on to Santa Claus’ Village, right on the Arctic Circle, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts and send a postcard home from Santa’s very own Post Office! Enjoy lunch in a cosy restaurant, before returning to your hotel.
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Your extraordinary Christmas experience sadly comes to an end after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Rovaniemi airport or railway station for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast

Departs 23 December 2022

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TRIP DETAILS AT A GLANCE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend Christmas in Finnish Lapland
  • Meet Santa in his hometown of Rovaniemi, cross the Arctic Circle and send a postcard from Santa’s Post Office
  • Gain your Reindeer Driver’s License
  • Try a range of winter snow activities
  • Join a traditional Finnish Christmas Day church service
  • Feast on a delicious traditional Christmas dinner