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» 4 day tailor-made break

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £1,290 incl. flights

Staying in a cosy log cabin among Finland’s wintry wilds, this short break takes in all of Lapland’s most iconic activities. You’ll meet Santa and his elves, enjoy sleigh rides pulled by reindeer and plunge into the snowy wilderness on snowmobiles and dogsleds. And, given Rovaniemi’s location on the Arctic Circle, it’s ideally positioned for spectacular Northern Lights displays, taken in on an expert-led picnic excursion. In between, you’ll dine on hearty Lappish gastronomy, with plenty of opportunity to relax by your cabin’s log fire or head out tobogganing.  

This is just our recommended example. If you’d like to tailor any part of it or choose from a wide variety of excursions, please get in touch with one of our destination experts.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK/Rovaniemi

    Fly out to Rovaniemi in the Finnish north where you’ll be met and transferred to your delightful log cabin home. All timber beams and roaring fires, it’s an idyllic contrast to the icy wilderness outside. This being Finland, it even features a private sauna. You’ll also have some time to make use of the next-door ski centre; the cabins also come with toboggans. You’ll then enjoy your first taste of hearty Lappish cuisine at the aptly named Sky Ounasvaara. Here, hearty regional favourites such as Arctic char and lamb entrecote are served up to floor-to-ceiling views over the pine forest canopy. It’s ideal for spotting an early glimpse of the Northern Lights, featuring to a rooftop viewing platform. 

    Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat

    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 2 » Rovaniemi

    After breakfast back at Sky Ounasvaara, today you’ll meet Santa himself at his village home in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Following an audience with the jolly gentleman, you’ll have the opportunity to send a card back home from Santa’s very own post office, staffed by postal elves of course. There’s also the chance to have a look round the workshop stores before lunch. Then, heading out on snowmobiles to a local reindeer farm, you’ll get to meet the Donners and Blitzens that make Santa’s yearly miracle possible before enjoying a sleigh ride of your own. You’ll cross over the Arctic Circle, gaining a reindeer driving licence and Artic Circle certificate in the process. Keeping warm with hot drinks, return on the snowmobiles back to the village to make the journey home.

    In turn, this evening’s focus is the night’s sky, with a Northern Lights excursion. You’ll head out into the surrounding wilderness with an expert guide who’ll work out the ideal spot – based on up-to-the-minute forecasts – to catch the aurorae. Here, you’ll warm up with snow clothing and hot drinks as you enjoy a traditional Lappish picnic while, luck-permitting, the inky skies fill with sweeping greens and dancing reds.  

    Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 » Rovaniemi

    Your last full day in Finnish Lapland will see you enjoy one of the region’s most iconic activities – husky sledding. Departing from a nearby farm, you’ll get to meet the dogs and admire their boundless energy before striking out into the wilderness. Driving two persons per team, you’ll have the opportunity of both admiring the scenery and having ago at mushing yourself as routes are tailored to weather conditions and individual abilities. There’s also plenty of opportunity to just stop and take in the sublime beauty of these wintry landscapes, its silence interrupted only by the enthusiastic yelp of the dogs. 

    Stay: Ounasvaaran Lakituvat

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 » Rovaniemi/UK

    Following your last breakfast, make the 15 minutes’ transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2237

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

» 4 day tailor-made break

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £1,290 incl. flights

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