Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Scheduled Departure: 22 December  – 27 December 2021
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Includes:
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers in Kittilä
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Use of winter clothing
  • Christmas dinners
  • Private family meeting with Santa
  • Cookie baking and gingerbread house building
  • Elf kota
  • Reindeer safari and lunch in the ice restaurant*
  • 6km Husky safari and farm visit
  • 20km Snowmobile safari Snow fun activities
  • Snow train and ice fishing
  • Soft drinks for children
  • Children’s welcome pack
  • All day tea and coffee for adults
  • Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Any optional sightseeing tours
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tipping
Notes: The tour operates with minimum 2 persons

All services and activities are subject to weather conditions

A valid driver’s license is required for driving a snowmobile

The itinerary is subject to change; especially the days at leisure may be moved as needed.

*Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependant. Should the ice restaurant not be ready or the temperature be extremely cold lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota

Santa Service – Bring with you your children’s letter to Santa along with a small gift (max. value 20€) from their wish list and we will have them waiting in the cabin. Imagine your child’s eyes light up when not only has he got their letter but he has already got one gift from their wish list ready for them!

Accommodation: Harriniva Holiday Centre

Full Itinerary

22 Dec 21:  ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva, check in. Collect the much-needed thermal clothes either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Overnight:  Harriniva Holiday Centre (D)

Day 2:  SNOW FUN, SANTA AND HIS ELVES, HUSKIES AND FARM VISIT

This morning it is time for fun in the snow but breakfast first! Test your skills at snowshoeing, cross country ski, tobogganing and for the children a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile under supervision. Then for the highlight of the day: searching for Santa in a sleigh pulled by guide’s snowmobile. A kota awaits us where we will have pancakes and hot drinks and Elves will lead you to Santa’s cabin for your private family visit. After a break for lunch we are off to our husky farm, with a tour of the farm and a chance to have a cuddle with some of the young pups. A 6km safari follows with adults having the chance to drive their own team while the children enjoy the view from the guide’s sleigh.
Overnight:  Harriniva Holiday Centre (BLD)

Reindeer hooked up to a sleigh
Restaurant made from ice

Day 3:  REINDEER FARM, LUNCH IN AN ICE RESTAURANT AND ELF KOTA

After breakfast we head out to the local reindeer farm by bus. Here you can try your hand at lasso-throwing and learn about the reindeer in the museum. After taking a safari through the silent forest we will feed the reindeer before saying our goodbyes, who knows maybe Rudolph or Dasher will be there. Next, we visit the snow hotel, with its snow rooms, ice restaurant, bar and ice sculptures.

After a tour around this impressive structure we will enjoy a nice warm lunch served in the ice restaurant.  * On return to the hotel we head to a nearby kota where we can make our own little keepsake elves to take home. We will also make Christmas wishes to throw on the fire while toasting marshmallows and enjoying hot chocolate.  Tonight, continues with a Christmas buffet. Watch out for the surprise guest of the evening, with a sack full of presents. There will be a little something in there for everyone.
Overnight:  Harriniva Holiday Centre (BLD)

Day 4: COOKIE BAKING, CRAFTS AND IT’S SNOWMOBILE TIME

Christmas morning and it is time to relax as a family. We will bake Finnish traditional gingerbread cookies, make Christmas crafts along with gingerbread house building. In the afternoon after lunch we will head out on the snowmobiles, adults driving their own with two sharing and children pulled behind the guide in a sleigh wrapped cosily in blankets. After driving approx. 20km we will return to the hotel for a Christmas day dinner.
Overnight:  Harriniva Holiday Centre (BLD)

A man sitting on ice busy ice fishing

Day 5:  SNOW TRAIN AND ICE FISHING

After breakfast a snow train awaits to whisk you off for some traditional ice fishing and you will learn how to drill a hole in the ice.   Will you be the one to make the first catch of the day? Hot drinks and cookies will be served around the fire. This afternoon after lunch there is some free time to relax, take a walk to the local town or do an optional extra activity.
Overnight:  Harriniva Holiday Centre (BLD)

Day 6:  DEPARTURE

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

Rates

A Winter Wonderland Christmas – Finland
(Scheduled departure)

6 Days
5 Nights

Currency Per Person Sharing
Per adult sharing:
22 December – 27 December 2021
Harriniva ZAR 25 920
Per child sharing (4-11 years old)
22 December – 27 December 2021
Harriniva ZAR 14 850

Rates based on sharing twin/double room. ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours Terms & Conditions apply. Services subject to availability at time of booking. Fluctuations in exchange rate will be calculated at time of confirmation and payment.

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