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Finnish Lapland Winter Family Holiday


Take the family to a true winter wonderland on this five-day adventure through Finnish Lapland. The magic starts early as you begin in the official hometown of Santa Claus, where the kids will get the chance to meet the jolly man himself. Spend three nights in the heart of the Finnish wilderness, exploring the snow-dusted woodlands with the help of incredible huskies and learn the traditional ways of life from a local. Whether you’re building igloos or trying snowshoeing on for size, there’s unforgettable fun to be had for travellers of all ages.

5 days, from

$2,940

per person

GROUP SIZE

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Trip code: BMFF
Style: Original
Theme: Family

Details

Countries Visited:  Finland
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night), Eco-lodge (3 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Included Meals:

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners

Group size: Minimum 1, Max 16

  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the joy and magic of meeting Santa at his Finnish home on the artic circle.

  • Unplug and fully immerse in the natural beauty of your unique eco-lodge stay in the heart of Hossa National Park, more than 60 miles (+100kms) away from the nearest village

  • Be pulled across the landscape at high speed on the back of a dog sled. These incredible huskies are doing what they love most – making a lot of noise before rushing along sprawling trails.

  • Visit a local Reindeer Farm where you will get to meet these beautiful animals up close and learn the art of reindeer herding and life on the farm.

  • The aurora borealis is the best lightshow on Earth, and this trip is your ticket. Stay up late to see the northern sky dance with green light (subject to weather conditions)

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rovaniemi

Welcome to Rovaniemi, Finland - the official hometown of Santa Claus. After a welcome meeting at 2pm to meet your local leader and other families in your group, it's off to meet Santa Claus himself at Santa Village. Something else that is uniquely exciting about Santa's village is that the Arctic circle line crosses right through the village square so you can hop, jump or skip across it. After a fun filled afternoon, enjoy an optional group dinner in a local restaurant and toast to the magical adventure that lays ahead.

Day 2: Hossa

After breakfast we will drive to our stunning eco-lodge accommodation which is located in the heart of Hossa National Park in the Finnish Kainuu region, latitude 65° North. 'Hossa' means 'a distant place' in the Sami language (Huossa) and this truly is a place like no other. Characterized by its many lakes, rivers and canyons, the park is now well known throughout Finland. After arriving and checking in to our home for the next few days you will have some free time to enjoy one of the optional activities on offer. Test your balance with some nordic skiing or have a go at snowshoeing.

Day 3: Hossa

Today we head into the wild taiga on dog-sleds! In the morning we will meet our musher guides and dogs, each sled is lead by a team of 4 to 6 dogs. After a quick introduction to basic mushing techniques we will set off, two per sled, across beautiful white lakes and into the forest. We will return just in time for some lunch then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you would like. If we're lucky, you may get a chance to view the Northern lights tonight or over the next few days(?)

Day 4: Hossa

On today's adventure you will discover the art of the trapper lifestyle and how the local people moved around this region. Learn how to follow tracks, build igloos and about the flora and fauna of this area beautiful remote area.

Day 5: Rovaniemi

Transfer back to Rovaniemi in time for flights departing at 16.05pm with a stop at the reindeer farm on the way