Finnish Lapland Winter Family Holiday

5 Days | Create magical family memories in Lapland’s woodlands

Family
Winter Active
From
ZAR  47,295
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Finnish Lapland Winter Family Holiday including Finland
Start
Rovaniemi, Finland
Finish
Rovaniemi, Finland
Theme
Family, Winter Active
Destinations
Finland
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
BMFF
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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)

Is this trip right for you?
  • Lapland can be extremely cold at this time of year. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. Please see the Packing section in the Essential Trip Information document for more details. There may be the rare occasion where your leader has to alter the itinerary and activities due to the weather. In this case an alternative will be offered. Please also note that even though it will be cold, not always will there be snow cover, especially on the departures earlier in the winter season. In these cases snow dependent activities will be replaced with suitable alternatives
  • The Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) are a natural display of coloured lights in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. While Northern Light displays can never be guaranteed, as they are a natural phenomenon, you have a higher chance of seeing them in locations at high latitudes, such as Northern Finland. Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies during your visit.
  • Due to the remote northern location of this trip, most meals are included. Generous buffet style breakfasts and dinners are provided at your accommodation and we will have some lunch meals cooked outside on the fire for us. You will have the chance to try some traditional Finnish meals like smoked fish, salmon soup, reindeer stew and traditional cakes, however please be aware that fresh fruit and vegetables are rare in our isolated northern location.

Itinerary

Map of Finnish Lapland Winter Family Holiday including Finland

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Eco-lodge (3 nights)

Activities
  • Rovaniemi - Santa Village
  • Hossa National Park - Half day husky dog sledding
  • Hossa National Park - Trapper Day
  • Rovaniemi - Reindeer farm
Add on activities
  • Hossa National Park - Snowshoeing - EUR85
  • Hossa National Park - Nordic skiing - EUR85

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Important notes

FAMILY TRIPS: Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
MINIMUM AGE: Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
DISCOUNT: A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A single supplement is available to be booked for the first night in Rovaniemi only (Day 1) if you would prefer your own room. The single supplement is subject to availability and is not available to book on Days 2 -5 in Hossa. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Finnish Lapland Winter Family Holiday
From
ZAR  47,295