Finland: Finnish Lapland Christmas Holiday
Experience the true spirit of Christmas in Lapland
Why not escape the routine next Christmas and embark on an exciting adventure to Lapland? Spend five wonderful days in the northernmost part of Finland at the friendly Hotel Kakslauttanen and enjoy various outdoor activities in pristine snow-covered landscapes.
On this Finnish Lapland Christmas holiday you can choose to be as adventurous as you like. You might wish to race up and down fells on a snowmobile or glide across icy plains on a sled pulled by a pack of huskies. If you prefer things to be more relaxed, you could opt for a reindeer sleigh ride through the glistening forests or try your luck at ice fishing in the frozen lake. There are activities to suit all ages and abilities, so everyone can have an amazing time.
To make the Finnish Lapland Christmas holiday even more special, you will have the chance to visit Santa Claus at his cottage, help to decorate the Hotel Kakslauttanen’s tree and tuck into festive meals to really get into the joyful spirit. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights might even appear during your holiday. At the end of each day, your cosy log cabin awaits, complete with its own private sauna and fireplace. Make your next yuletide one to remember when you travel to Lapland for a Christmas holiday.
Day 1 - Arrive in Helsinki
After your arrival in Helsinki take the free shuttle bus to the airport hotel for your overnight stay and the start of your holiday.
Day 2 - Christmas Eve (24th Dec)
Today, after breakfast on you Lapland Christmas Holiday you will continue your journey with a flight to Ivalo. You will be met and transferred to the Lapland Igloo Village on your arrival. Having settled in you can visit the magical Santa's Resort on an optional (chargeable) excursion to discover all those Christmas secrets. Later after lunch there is Christmas tree decorating before you return to your cosy log cabin and maybe have a sauna. In the afternoon you can enjoy the Christmas Eve service at the Tieva chapel which is approximately two kilometres from the hotel. Upon your return you will be able to enjoy a typically Finnish Christmas Eve Dinner. Santa Claus will arrive on his reindeer sleigh in mid evening, everyone can bring their own presents and Santa will distribute them.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Christmas Day in Lapland (25th Dec) Reindeer Safari
Today after breakfast on your Lapland Christmas Holiday you can enjoy a four hour reindeer sleigh ride and enjoy lunch in the wilderness. Other optional guided excursions are also available as well.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Snowmobile Safari (26th Dec)
After breakfast today you will enjoy a exhilarating four hour snowmobile safari into the wilderness. We recommend taking a warming private sauna when you return to the comfort of your cabin, before dinner in the log restaurantMeals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Your night in a Glass Igloo (27th Dec)
Today after breakfast your day is spent at leisure, maybe take part in an optional excursion, we suggest a husky safari. Later this evening you will check into your glass igloo and spend the night scouring the skies for sightings of the magical Aurora from the comfort of your bed. The glass igloos are heated to keep you snug throughout the evenings sky watch.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 6 - Day at Leisure (28th Dec))
Spend your final dayat leisure before transferring for your evening flight to Helsinki. On arrival please take the free shuttle bus for your overnight stay at the airport hotel.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 7 - Return Home (29th Dec)
Sadly your Lapland Christmas Holiday comes to an end today, you will return to the airport terminal for your onward flight home. Hopefully you were lucky enough to see the Aurora! Did you enjoy your magical festive celebrations? One thing is for sure, this is a Christmas you won't ever forget!Meals included:Breakfast
- Flights from London Heathrow to Ivalo in Lapland
- Three nights' accommodation in a log cabin (upgrade details on request) and one night in a glass igloo
- Special Christmas Lapland a la carte - half board meals, plus Christmas lunch and dinner on the 24th December.
- Christmas Lapland holiday programe as per itinerary. Snowmobile Safari Reindeer Safari
- Luggage Handling in Resort
- Specialist Winter Clothing including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava are provided for activities.
- Two nights accommodation in Helsinki (One pre and one post tour).
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature.
ALL EXCURSIONS include equipment, transfers to and from the hotel and guiding.
Other excursions are also available such as Ice Fishing and Winter Karting, please contact one of our sales advisors for details and prices.
Please note all excursions on your christmas Lapland holidays are weather dependant!