Type of Tour:Individually tailored tour
Operates:Fridays & Sundays 22 November – 15 December 2019
Duration:5 Days / 4 Nights
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers in Kittilä
  • Use of winter clothing
  • Private Santa meeting
  • 20km Snowmobile safari
  • 6km husky safari
  • Reindeer safari
  • Snow fun activities on day 4
  • Lunch in an ice restaurant
  • Biscuit baking & Christmas decoration making
  • Christmas dinner
  • Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Any optional sightseeing tours
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tipping
  • The tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons
  • Some tours on the program may not be suitable for children under the age of 4
  • All services and activities are subject to weather conditions
  • A valid driver’s license is required for driving a snowmobile
  • Scandinavian countries are moving toward a cashless society. Some service providers and hotels may only accept payment by debit/credit card. Please advise your bank prior to departure that you will be using your cards whilst traveling. Diners or American Express cards are not widely accepted.
Accommodation:Accommodation used (or similar):

  • Hotel Harriniva
  • On  1, 6 Dec accommodation only possible at Hotel Jeris
  • For 8, 13, 15 Dec accommodation possible at either hotel.

Full Itinerary

The run-up to Christmas is a magical time in Lapland. Santa is getting ready for his mammoth journey across the world and the elves are busy making all the presents. What better time to pay him a visit with your Christmas wishes for the year? Staying at Hotel Harriniva or Hotel Jeris you can be guaranteed that Santa’s reindeer and the elves are not far away. Visit Santa is the perfect package for families wanting to experience everything on offer in Santa’s homeland.

On arrival at Kittilä airport you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight:  Hotel Harriniva or Hotel Jeris  (D)

After breakfast, you will visit the husky farm where you will have a guided tour and meet some of the husky pups as well as the experienced sled dogs. You will learn a little about the dogs before embarking on a 6km husky safari. After returning to the hotel you will have lunch. In the afternoon you will make some traditional Finnish Christmas elves (something a bit like a garden gnome).
Overnight:  Hotel Harriniva or Hotel Jeris  (BLD)

This morning you will be transferred to the local reindeer farm after breakfast. You will have a chance to feed the reindeer, learn how to throw a lasso and experience a short reindeer ride. Lunch will be served in the ice restaurant (this is weather dependent, should conditions not be appropriate lunch will instead be around the fire in a traditional kota (tent)). In the afternoon you will make some Christmas decorations and stockings that you can take back home. Tonight there will be a special Christmas dinner.
Overnight:  Hotel Harriniva or Hotel Jeris  (BLD)

The day’s first activity will be a 20km snowmobile safari. The configuration will be two persons per snowmobile whilst any children will be sitting on a sled pulled by the local guide. After lunch the day’s adventure continues with snow fun activities. Try your hand at walking around with snowshoes, take the cross-country ski course or zoom down the toboggan slope over and over again (you are never too old to toboggan!). Children will also have a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision. Then the day’s and indeed this entire tour’s highlight will begin as you take off into the forest on a sled in search of Santa’s secret hideout.

Special Santa Service

Bring with you your child’s letter to Santa along with a small gift (max. EUR 20 in value) from their wish list and they will be waiting in the cabin. Imagine your child’s eyes light up when not only has Santa received their letter, but also has already gotten one gift from their wish list ready for them!
Overnight:  Hotel Harriniva or Hotel Jeris  (BLD)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kittilä Airport.  (B)

Rates on request, please e-mail:

Includes:  4 Nights accommodation, use of winter clothing, Private Santa meeting, 20km Snowmobile safari, 6km husky safari, Reindeer safari, Snow fun activities on day 4, lunch in an ice restaurant, biscuit baking & Christmas decoration making, Christmas dinner, meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), arrival & departure airport transfers in Kittilä

Note:Some excursions on this tour may not be suitable for children under the age of 4.
Accommodations in cabins available at a supplement depending on size of group (at Jeris only).

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.