Lapland Fantasy Christmas Tour

Tour Info

Duration: 9 Days
/ 8 Nights
Countries: Finland, Lapland
Seasons: Winter
Available: 19 - 27 December 2024
Travel Style: Group Tours

Come with us to the top of the world – to Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle in Finland where we promise you days of unbelievable beauty in the Land of the Northern Lights.  Picture snow covered landscapes with myriads of flickering candles places in the snow; Santa Claus, reindeer, huskies and cosy log cabins; decorate the picture with downhill and cross-country skiing, fishing in the ice and snowmobiles skimming across the snow; colour the night sky with the spectacular Aurora Borealis; and finally, add to this perfect picture postcard, the warmth of a Lappish welcome.

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Highlights:

✔ Helsinki sightseeing
✔ Overnight sleeper train
✔ Meeting Santa
✔ Fun in the Snow
✔ Searching for Northern Lights

Price Includes:

Accommodation on twin/double share basis. Single supplement applies
✔ Pure Scandinavia Representative
✔ Overnight hotel accommodation Helsinki inclusive of breakfast
✔ Sightseeing tour of Helsinki
✔ Overnight train Helsinki to Rovaniemi
✔ Resort transfers in Lapland
✔ Six nights selected accommodation in Lapland
✔ Seven breakfasts
✔ Two dinners plus a special venue dinner
✔ Christmas Dinner
✔ Meeting Santa
✔ Present from Santa
✔ Biscuit baking for children
✔ Visit to Amethyst Mine
✔ Fun in the Snow
✔ Husky Safari
✔ Scenic Chairlift to top of Fell
✔ Reindeer Safari with lunch
✔ Sauna and swimming in ice hole
✔ Search for Northern Lights
✔ Outdoor clothing & boots
✔ Day train Rovaniemi to Helsinki

Itinerary

Arrive Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. The festive season is a special time to visit Helsinki – the streets are illuminated with myriads of lights, store fronts dressed with beautiful festive displays and the air is filled with the festive feeling of Christmas..

Helsinki is a beautiful city – compact and easy to move around. This morning you have a sightseeing tour tour past the most interesting parts of Helsinki – the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. See the Sibelius Monuments and the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church).

Evening departure by overnight train to Rovaniemi. Don’t forget to visit the on board restaurant for a drink with the locals and to try Finnish meatballs and mash.

Morning arrival in Rovaniemi. Before we head off to Pyhätunturi, you’ll have a chance to visit the well known Santa Village and if you have young children, a visit to Santa Park is going to bring the the magic of Christmas to life.

Next stop Pyhätunturi, one and a half hours away. Prepare yourself for fun and magic over the next few days in this winter wonderland. Activities are usually arranged for mornings to leave afternoons free to relax or try other wonderful activities in your resort. Bring out the child in you and go tobogganing, try downhill and cross country skiing, fat biking, ice carting or snowshoe walking – it’s all right there for you to enjoy. In between all this activity don’t forget to try some hot chocolate and for the adults, with a dash of Minttu to warm your toes!

Dinner is included this evening.

It’s the festive season and we’re straight into the Christmas spirit with biscuit baking for the children. Santa does love a good biscuit kids so be sure to make one special one just for him. But don’t worry, you’ll have the Baker Elves on hand to give you tips on how Santa likes his biscuits. While the biscuits are baking to a toasty brown in the oven (under the care of the elves), we’ll head off to the lake for fun in the snow.

Kids still full of energy? Then tobogganing’s the best way to burn off that energy (and your energy going up the hill!)

Pyhä has good ski slopes so if you’ve never skied before, it’s a great opportunity during this holiday to learn to ski. If speeding down ski slopes isn’t your thing and you prefer something more energetic, try cross country skiing. The ski shop is well equipped with everything you need for both skiing activities and if you need instructions, English speaking ski instructors are on hand. Slopes are also floodlit to you can ski away through the day.

Good chance this morning to take a ride by chair lift to the top of the Pyhätunturi. It’s the perfect place to take those jaw dropping Instragram pictures with spectacular views of the surrounding area. If you start to feel chilly, pop into the cosy Tsokka restaurant for a hot chocolate and a waffle.

Situated 20 minutes from Pyhätunturi in the village of Luosto, is the worlds’ northernmost Amethyst Mine. It’s a very special place on top of the fell (small mountain) providing a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. Even the transfer to the Mine is unusual – in a carriage behind a snow tractor. After a presentation on the Mine, it’ll be time for you to dig for your own lucky stone. This one’s another winner with the kids.

This special day has to be the highlight of your tour—it’s time to meet Santa! Be transported into a world of fantasy to a secret place where Santa’s taking time out to relax before setting out to deliver presents around the world. He’ll be expecting you and probably knows what you’ve been up to this year. How does he know? Well it’s the job of his elves who wander the world checking the boys and girls, young and old, to report back to him before he sets off delivering presents. But he’s a kindly fellow and he won’t leave you without a special reminder of the day you got to meet him.

Dinner this evening will be a sumptuous Christmas feast with a sweeping selection of hot and cold buffet. Remember to save your appetite!

This evening, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we set off in search of the Northern Lights.

Time to meet Lapland’s most famous animal – reindeers. After a talk on reindeer husbandry set off on a sedate sleigh ride through the snow laden forest. Sit back, relax and absorb the silence and beauty of your pristine surroundings. Round your experience off with a lunch of steaming soup.

This evening, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we set off in search of the Northern Lights.

Dreaming of being a husky musher? They’re a strong spirited bunch these huskies who pull up to five times their weight without any effort. After an introduction to the huskies and driving instructions, it’s time to test your skills when you set off with a passenger in the sleigh pulled by your own husky team. Expect a speedy ride—hold on to your beanie!

Optional activity: Snowmobiling. Set off on your motorcycle on skis following your guide across the lake and through snow laden forests. A thrilling and exhilarating experience. Drivers must be in possession of valid driving licence.

Dinner this evening will be in a special venue beside a lake. Before dinner, it’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sauna and take a dip in the lake through a hole cut out of the ice. Come on – give it a go!

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to this magical place called Lapland. You time in Lapland may be over but you memories will last a lifetime.

Transfer to Rovaniemi and travel by day train to Helsinki. If you prefer to fly to take the overnight train, this can be arranged for your account.

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