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    8 days - Independent Christmas tour for families

    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 snowshoeing, 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.

    Highlights include

    • Toast marshmallows around the fire and bake traditional Finnish cookies together
    • Meet Santa on your own private family visit
    • Enjoy a Christmas buffet before Santa arrives with a sack full of presents
    • Lunch in a snow hotel and eat on tables and chairs made of ice
    • Adventure out in the the winter wonderland, snowmobiling, husky sledding and meet reindeers
    Day 1
    19 Dec: Welcome dinner
    Day 2
    20 Dec: Husky adventure & cookie baking
    Day 3
    21 Dec: Snowshoes & Elf kota visit
    Day 4
    22 Dec: Torassieppi Winter Village and reindeer & Aurora snow train
    Day 5
    23 Dec: Engines on, it's snowmobile time
    Day 6
    24 Dec: Gingerbread House building and Santa visit before Christmas Dinner
    Day 7
    25 Dec: Free day
    Day 8
    26 Dec: Departure day
    Start/End Place
    Kittilä, Finland, Finland tours
    Country Visited
    Finland tours
    Duration
    7 Days
    Type
    Special Interest
    Suitability
    Easy Christmas tour - suits families with children of all ages.
    Code
    CIJ001

    Details

    Transportation

    Transfers from Kittilä airport (for scheduled flights).

    Included
    • Return transfers from Kittilä
    • Full board including Festive Christmas dinner and unlimited tea/coffee for adults and soft drinks for children
    • 7 nights accommodation at Hotel Jeris
    • Private family visit to see Santa and Santa present/letter service
    • 9km husky safari
    • 30km snowmobile safari
    • Reindeer farm visit with 3 km reindeer safari and visit and lunch in the Winter Village
    • Snow fun session including tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mini snowmobile (for children) and ice-hockey
    • Snow fun activities & ice fishing
    • Christmas crafting, cooking baking & gingerbread house making and marshmallow toasting
    • Elf kota with marshmallows (cooking marshmallows around a fire in a traditional ski hut)
    • Guided snowshoe walk
    • Aurora snow train
    • Protective outer thermal clothing for the duration of your stay - Thermal winter suit, winter boots, woolen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava.
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratuities and any items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - 19 Dec: Welcome dinner

    Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel (approx 45 minutes). After a meeting with the staff at the hotel 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).

    Head to the restaurant for the first of your included meals. The hearty buffet offering has a choice of local specialities and international favourites. Then, why not get your first taste of the frosty surrounds with some late-night tobogganing. Be sure to keep your eyes on the sky for the Northern Lights.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Overnight in cozy rooms or cabins.
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 2 - 20 Dec: Husky adventure & cookie baking

    Today we head out to the local husky farm, with a tour of the farm and a chance to meet the lovely huskies. A 9km 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 traditional gingerbread cookie baking. Dinner in the restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 3 - 21 Dec: Snowshoes & Elf kota visit

    This morning it is time for fun in the snow after breakfast. Test your skills at snowshoeing with a guide. It is a good way to explore the nature and catch nice views of the winter scenery. Lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon you head to a nearby kota where you can make your own little keepsake elves while toasting marshmallows over the fire. Dinner in the hotel restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 4 - 22 Dec: Torassieppi Winter Village and reindeer & Aurora snow train

    After breakfast, you will take a 10 minute bus transfer to the Torassieppi Reindeer farm. Visit a 100 year old unique Lappish farmhouse and a reindeer museum. Test your reindeer herder skills by throwing a lasso and then driving a 3km round in the forest with a reindeer sled next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park. A short walk brings you to the Winter Village with the ice restaurant, bar and impressive wall carvings. Lunch will be served in the ice restaurant.

    Bus transfer back to the hotel. Dinner in the restaurant. Later, head out on the aurora snow train. Search for the lights whilst driving around in the heated carriage, a stop will be made for drinks and snack around the fire.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 5 - 23 Dec: Engines on, it's snowmobile time

    Breakfast in the restaurant. This morning it is time for fun in the snow. Test your skills at snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tobogganing and for the children a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision. Lunch in the restaurant.

    In the afternoon, 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 30km and you will drive 2 persons per snowmobile.

    Festive dinner is served in the restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

    Day 6 - 24 Dec: Gingerbread House building and Santa visit before Christmas Dinner

    It’s Christmas Eve, and with the celebrations well under way, you have the morning at your own leisure. After lunch we will build and decorate our own gingerbread house. Christmas dinner in the restaurant with an evening with Santa.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 7 - 25 Dec: Free day

    Today you will have a free day to spend as you wish as a family. Lunch and dinner in the main restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 8 - 26 Dec: Departure day

    After breakfast, trasnfer to Kittilä airport.

    Dates & Prices

    Price is for 2 adults & 1 or 2 children (5-12 years old) sharing quad cabin. Reduction applies for kids aged 2 to 3. Please contact us for a personalised quote for larger families.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    19 Dec 2021
    26 Dec 2021
    19 Dec 2021
    26 Dec 2021
    USD 8,533
    On request
    Family Quad Total

    Important Information

    Remember to bring a gift for Santa to deliver. Please note that included lunches in Scandinavia are often hearty soups with bread.

    A full itinerary will be given in resort and changes to the program itinerary according to weather conditions may happen.

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