Visiting Santa between Christmas and New Year is just part of your 3 night break, there is so much more included. From a snowmobile adventure to a husky experience, tobogganing and more, your break is filled with magic. The highlight is when you board a reindeer sleigh and set off In Search of Father Christmas. During a private family meeting in his cabin each child receives a small gift.
Visit Santa between Christmas and New Year during your 3 night break. Includes snowmobile adventure, husky experience and tobogganing. Board a reindeer sleigh and set off In search of Father Christmas for a private family meeting in his cabin.
- From London Gatwick
- on Wed 27-Dec-2017
- for 3nts
- From Manchester
- on Wed 27-Dec-2017
- for 3nts
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- 40 minute Husky Experience
- 40 minute Snowmobile Adventure
- Reindeer Sleigh Ride
- Search for Santa
- Private family meeting with Santa
- Three Nights Full Board Accommodation
- Return Flights and Hot Meals on board
- Gift for Children
- Snow Fun: tobogganing, Kick sledging, Kid's snowmobiles and more
- Indoor Craft Activity
- Festive Dinner
Meals included: Full Board
The festive holiday period is a good time to visit Father Christmas in his own magical kingdom of Lapland. Just after Christmas, things are quieter in Lapland and it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some quality family time together, soaking up the atmosphere of Europe's last unspoiled wilderness as you set out into the magnificent snowscapes for a range of snow activities. And, what's more, Santa has not set off on his well-deserved holidays yet and he will be happy to chat with you now that all his hard work is over. Perhaps your children can thank him for their presents?
Visiting Santa between Christmas and New Year is just part of your short break. There is so much more included. From a Festive Dinner to a Search for Santa, from a Snowmobile Adventure to a Husky Experience, your three-night break is filled with wonderful, magical experiences. Here is a typical itinerary.
Your flight departs around 10am and at Enontekio you are guided to your coach. The journey to Hetta takes around 15 minutes (or one hour to Karesuando). Watch out for Santa's reindeer in the woods. Your all-in-one thermal suits and boots collection will be organised by your representative. After checking in at your chosen accommodation, your rep hosts a welcome meeting and will answer any further questions during dinner. Tonight, you can join one of our optional activities, such as a snowmobile night safari, hoping to encounter the Northern Lights. See 'Optional Excursions' for full details.
After breakfast, you head out on your first safari - a thrilling 40-minute Husky Experience. Throughout the day you can enjoy snow activities outside, with toboggans. Or there's plenty of family fun to be had making snowmen or enjoying a good old-fashioned snowball fight! Alternatively, you might opt to join the inside craft activities, or maybe try one of our exciting optional excursions, such as trying your hand at Reindeer Herding. Tonight you might join another of our optional night safaris.
After breakfast, you will be joining your second included Safari - the 40-minute Snowmobile Adventure. A supervised kids' snowmobile ride will be available or, if you're lucky, a chance to get up close to a friendly reindeer. Then, the highlight of the day when you board a reindeer sleigh and set off In Search of Father Christmas. During a private family meeting in his cabin, each child has the chance to talk with Santa now that he is back from his annual journey around the world. Each child receives a small gift. After a special Festive Dinner, relax, or join one of our optional night safaris.
Check out after breakfast at 0900hrs. There should be time for one final play in the snow or to join one of our optional excursions. After a hot lunch, you depart for Enontekio and your flight home.
Please note: All constituent activities are included. However, exact itineraries vary depending upon your choice of resort
Please note: For operational reasons, itineraries may vary.
Davvi Lodge Hotel & Cabins
Davvi Arctic Lodge
THE DAVVI ARCTIC LODGE is set on the edge of the wilderness, on a quiet secluded hillside in the village of Karesuando. Here, you will experience the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful region, unsullied by mass tourism or commercialisation, coupled with a local hospitality that is always eager to extend a warm welcome to visitors.
The centrepiece of the hotel is its beautiful restaurant, which provides spectacular panoramic views across the snow-covered hillside towards the Swedish part of Karesuando, just across the nearby border. Many guests enjoy exploring the surroundings in their free time.
The design of the restaurant is inspired by the Sami kota, the reindeer hide tent that has for centuries been the traditional home to the nomadic people of the region. The restaurant is roughly semi circular in shape, with ceiling beams each joining a centre point, as do the supporting poles of a kota. Nearby is the lounge area, again part of a circular structure, with a centre skylight that represents the ventilation hole at the top of a Sami kota. The lounge is comfortably furnished with sofas, chairs and occasional tables, and is equipped with a large flat-screen television.
The Davvi Arctic Lodge has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is well run by a conscientious staff, who are dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy your stay at their hotel to the fullest extent.
Davvi Arctic Cabins
THE ROOMS AND CABINS The hotel rooms are set on two floors in a wing that extends from the main building. The rooms are simply furnished and comfortable. The twin rooms sleep two, plus one additional person on an extra bed. The family rooms sleep up to five, with two single beds, a large sofa bed for up to two children, and an extra camp bed available for a third child. All rooms are en suite, although a few of the bathrooms are very small. Some have been recently refurbished.
In addition, the Davvi Arctic Lodge offers accommodation in cabins within its grounds. The cabins are simple but cosy and all are en suite, with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most cabins are semi-detached and sleep up to four, with two single beds plus a sofa bed for up to two children in a large open-plan area. There are two, large, detached cabins that can sleep five or six, with two bedrooms each containing two single beds and a sofa bed in the living area that can take one or two children. All cabins are just yards from the main building, where meals are taken.
DAVVI FELL HOUSE Larger family accommodation situated on the edge of a vast pine forest just moments from the main lodge (approx 100m). The accommodation has both one and two bedroom options. All have en-suite facilities including bath and showers. All meals are taken in the main restaurant.
AURORA HOUSE A TOUCH OF LUXURY DESIGNER LIVING AT THE DAVVI ARCTIC LODGE.
The Davvi Arctic Lodge offers comfortable rooms and cabin accommodation but for those who would like to enjoy something extra special, Davvi now offers wonderful designer accommodation.
Situated in the heart of the Davvi grounds and therefore convenient for the main hotel and its bar and dining facilities, accommodation at the Aurora House takes your Arctic experience to new levels, with underfloor heating, free-standing baths, saunas and modern log burning stoves.
This is sumptuous Scandinavian chic, a standard unparalleled within the Davvi Arctic Lodge and rarely found elsewhere in Finland. The Aurora House accommodation would ideally suit a couple who want to enjoy a touch of Arctic wilderness luxury, or a family of up to four seeking to enjoy designer accommodation during their stay in Lapland.
You have a choice of accommodation when staying in our premier Aurora House accommodation: either a Suite or single unit.
The Aurora House Suite is the ultimate in luxury accommodation at Davvi. The Suite comprises of a double bedroom with log-burning stove and large en-suite bathroom, including a free- standing bath and separate sauna; a second shower room; and a large living area with log-burning stove, designer furniture and a fold-down double bed.
The Superior and Deluxe rooms comprise of either a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, or a large sitting room with fold-down bed and a smaller shower room.
Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the accommodation.
Please note that all meals will be taken at the Davvi Arctic Lodge restaurant, on the same basis as other hotel guests.
Hetan Lomakyla Hotel and Cabins
Hetan Lomakyla Hotel
THE HETAN LOMAKYLA provides accommodation ideally suited to those who want to feel close to nature. Set a five-minute drive outside of the quiet village of Hetta, the accommodation is located on the banks of the river Närpistöjoki, near Lake Ounasjärvi. It comprises just four cabins, four cottages and four rooms that are available to use in the winter time.The accommodation is simply furnished,clean and fully heated. The owner builds a tobogganing slope, which is lit up when night falls, so you can continue using the free toboggans to you heart’s content.
The large cabins sleep five or six people (max. seven) over two floors.
A bedroom with two twin beds, an equipped kitchenette, and a lounge/ dining area where there is a dining table as well as a sofa that can sleep one adult or two children. In the upstairs loft area there are three beds.
The large cabins have: Shower & WC • Sauna • Television • Fireplace.
The small cabins sleep three or four people (max. five) on one floor. There's a bedroom with two twin beds, an equipped kitchenette, and a lounge/dining area where there are two twin beds and a sofa that can sleep one adult or two children.
Small cabins have: Shower & WC • Sauna • Television • Fireplace
The cottages are detached and are 26 square metres. They can sleep two people comfortably with the possibility of a maximum of three. A small galley kitchenette is equipped and has a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, etc.
In the main lounge/dining area there is a dining table as well as two twin beds and a sofa that can sleep an additional person. Cottages have: Shower & WC • Television
There is one family room that can sleep three to four people and three rooms that can sleep two people. The family room has one bedroom with a double bed and a sofa bed in the lounge area that can sleep two children. There is also a private sauna and an equipped kitchenette. The twin rooms have two twin beds and can take an extra bed. Rooms have: Shower & WC • Television.
THE HETAN MAJATALO is an excellent choice for families and a place where you are sure to receive a friendly welcome.
The hotel is set back from the main road and backs onto a forest. The dining room is set in another building. The pine interior of the rooms gives the hotel a fresh feel.
With just 27 rooms, the Hetan Majatalo offers a range of room types to suit most family groups. The twin rooms can sleep two with an extra bed possible for a child. The family rooms vary in size and sleep four, five or six as standard, with the possibility of a simple extra bed for one more child in each case. Please note: extra beds constrict space, they will normally be placed in the loft area (family rooms only) and is usually a mattress for a child. There are also two rooms for the disabled or those less able. All rooms have: Shower & WC |• Telephone • TV and radio
The hotel also has a small library and internet access*. The 24-hour reception also serves as a small gift shop and bar*. A fully-equipped fitness room* and sauna are also available.
*Local charge applies.
Your Short Break includes some fantastic Arctic activities, involving husky sleds, reindeer sleighs and snowmobiles. But many of our guests just want to come back for more! So we have arranged this fantastic selection of additional safaris. A glance at our individual itineraries will give you an idea of how much scope there is for extra activities.
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safaris
A memorable experience. Take a night time safari driving your own snowmobile, led by a local guide, to a nearby vantage point where, if you are lucky, you may see the Northern Lights evolving in the sky (a stunning natural phenomenon which, of course, cannot be guaranteed). Includes hot drinks. Children travel in sleds pulled behind the guide's snowmobile.
Price: £110 (per adult, two sharing) or £130 (single rider), £85 (per child 2-15) Duration: One Hour
Ice Fishing By Snowmobile
This is a great trip for all the family. You travel by snowmobile to a nearby popular fishing site where you can try your hand at traditional ice-fishing – you just drill a hole in the ice and lower your baited hook into the icy waters below.
Price: £75 (per adult, two sharing), £45 (child 2-15) Duration: 1.5 Hours
PLEASE NOTE: Snowmobile safaris include helmet and third party insurance (self risk excess E550 payable locally in case of accident).
Northern Lights Husky Safari
Take a night time safari on a sledge mushing your own team of dogs to a nearby vantage point where, if you are fortunate, you may see the Northern Lights evolving in the sky above (a stunning natural phenomenon which, of course, cannot be guaranteed). Includes hot drinks.
Price: £110 (per adult, two sharing), £85 (per child 2-15) Duration: 1 Hour
PLEASE NOTE: The ability to drive and control a husky team on longer safaris is determined by physical attributes. Normally anybody over the age of 18 should be able to handle a dog team comfortably.
Strictly limited numbers are available for this highly popular opportunity to befriend the husky puppies. You are transferred to the husky camp, where you meet the latest puppy litter and hear stories from real-life mushers. Includes hot drinks.
Price: £90 (adult), £70 (child 2-15)Duration: One Hour
You will visit a reindeer gathering place where you learn about reindeer herding and even how to lasso a reindeer. Then venture into the Arctic wilderness on a short safari, drawn through the snow by a reindeer while sitting in a sleigh. Includes hot drinks.
Price:£75 (per adult, two sharing), £65 (per child 2-15) Duration: Two Hours
A Night in an Igloo
Spend a night in the grounds of the Davvi Arctic Lodge in Karesuando, sleeping in an authentic igloo! With no electricity, your ice house is lit by candles, while your bed is a block of ice, covered with reindeer skins, while each person wraps up warm in a single Arctic sleeping bag. Includes hot drinks. This experience is available on short breaks to Karesuando only.
Price:£120 pp. (Adults and children) Duration: Overnight
NB: All safaris include expert guides, equipment and all necessary instruction. On our Northern Lights night safaris, we search for the best viewpoints rather than aim to cover a specific distance. On all safaris, unless a supplement is paid to secure a single rider, you may be required to share with another person from the group. All prices are per person. All distances and durations are approximate and subject to weather conditions and route on the day.