CHRISTMAS IN FINNISH LAPLAND!
4 Nights

Duration:
4 Nights
Travel Dates:
23/12/22 to 27/12/22

From

AU$3,329

Price per person

Package Details

Overview

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.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in a Standard Room
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Meals as specified
  • Visit to Snowfun site
  • Trip to Santa’s Hideaway
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Visit to Arktikum Science Centre and Museum
  • Visit to Santa Claus’ Village
  • Outer winter clothing for duration of program
  • Return transfers from Rovaniemi airport or railway station to hotel

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

 

DAY 1: FRIDAY 23 DECEMBER
WELCOME TO ROVANIEMI

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

DAY 2: SATURDAY 24 DECEMBER
SNOWFUN

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

DAY 3: SUNDAY 25 DECEMBER
DISCOVER SANTA’S HIDEAWAY

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

DAY 4: MONDAY 26 DECEMBER
ARKTIKUM & SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: TUESDAY 27 DECEMBER
FAREWELL ROVANIEMI

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

COST

Scandic Pohjanhovi ★★★★ $3,329*
Artic City Hotel ★★★★ $3,429*
Scandic Rovaniemi City ★★★★ $3,499*
Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus ★★★★ $4,059*
Single, triple and quad share prices available on request.
Other room types also available.

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