Wake Up Santa - 5 Days

About Wake Up Santa - 5 Days

Summary

This highly-recommended short break is a much more personalised trip to one of the most beautiful areas in Finnish Lapland. It is far removed from many commercialised trips on offer. 

RESORT =>>> Muonio

Duration: 5 Days

This 5 day trip gives you ample time to really enjoy the magic of Lapland. Staying in a truly gorgeous part of Lapland this will be a wonderful adventure for the whole family.

Santa is getting ready for his mammoth journey across the world, the elves are busy making all the presents. What better time to pay him a visit with your Christmas wishes for the year?

Staying in either Harriniva or Jeris you can guarantee that Santa’s reindeer and the elves are not far away. Wake up Santa is the perfect package for families wanting to experience everything on offer in Santa’s homeland.

The highlight of this holiday will be meeting the great man himself. During your stay you will go out searching by snowmobile and head off to the forest. Eyes peeled, as you look out for elves on the way. As you near you can see moving lanterns as the elves sneak up through the forest and greet you as you arrive on your sleigh. They know the secret path to Santa’s cabin and will guide your family along the lantern-lit path straight to his door. As your children knock on his door will they wake him up from his little nap around the fire?

What's Included:

  • Flights (indirect scheduled flights via Helsinki)
  • Round trip transfers from Kittila airport
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on full board basis
  • Warm winter clothing: On arrival you will be provided with everything you need to stay snug and cosy - a thermal winter suit, winter boots, woollen socks, inner and outer gloves, winter hat and balaclava.
  • Christmas dinner
  • Lunch in an ice restaurant*
  • Private Santa meeting
  • Santa gift service **
  • 6 km husky safari
  • 20 km snowmobile safari
  • Reindeer ride & farm visit
  • Snow fun including children's snowmobile, ice fishing, snowshoes
  • Cookie baking
  • Arts & craft session
  • All day tea and coffee for adults
  • Soft drinks for children
  • All taxes and government air passenger duty

*Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependent. 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 from their wish list (maximum value 20€) and they will be waiting in the cabin. Imagine your child’s eyes light up when they realise that not only has Santa received their letter but he already has one gift from their wish list ready for them!

Accommodation options:

  • Jeris Log Cabins - the Hotel Jeris has 32 log cabins which are beautifully set amongst nature. The Jerisranta log cabins are ideal for couples or families with 1-2 children. The Jeriskyla cabins are larger and can accommodate up to 7 persons.
  • Harriniva Hotel - the Hotel Harriniva has 64 comfortable safari style rooms, all with private facilities. Rooms for 2-3 persons; larger rooms for up to 6 persons also have a private sauna; several two-storey apartments for up to 6 persons with kitchenette, TV and drying cupboard. Some of these rooms are suitable for the disabled.

After an active day outdoors Jeris Spa is the perfect way to relax. Lie down in one of the heated pools and take in the view over the Jerisjarvi lake or towards the snow-covered forest and fells. You can warm up in the sauna (electric or Lappish wood-heated options). For the really adventurous there is a 25m illuminated ice-pool, which is kept open throughout the winter, (small charge applies for use of facilities).

Departure Airports:

  • London Heathrow or Manchester with Finnair via Helsinki

Holiday Prices

  • Please call or email for a full quote.

THE IMPORTANT BITS !

  • All the trips we offer to Lapland are fully protected by ATOL and the operators' ABTA as well as with us - we are fully bonded with the Travel Trust Association (T6816).
  • NO CREDIT CARD CHARGES (Visa & Mastercard).
  • We have chosen to offer only non-commercialised trips to Lapland. We have found over the years that the trips offered by some of the larger non-specialist tour operators are busier and more commercialised and, in our opinion, this is not the experience that our customers are looking for.
  • Dawn has also compiled a list of Hints and Tips, which will be sent out with every booking.

It's Easy to Book!

Contact us to check latest availability and special offers. Then if you wish to proceed we will need to know your chosen departure (UK airport and date) and preferred accommodation then make sure we have names as per passports, dates of birth for all and contact details for the "lead" traveller together with a deposit; all of which can be done over the phone or through our secure online payment page (powered by WorldPay).

NB. Full payment required if within 8 weeks of travel date.

Itinerary

  • Day One

    Arrival at Kittila airport and transfer to Muonio to either the Harriniva Hotel or the Jeris cabins. You will be issued with your warm winter clothes either tonight or tomorrow morning. Dinner and overnight in your cosy hotel room or cabin.

  • Day Two

    After breakfast you will visit the husky farm where you'll have a guided tour and meet some of the adorable husky pups! Learn a little about the dogs before enjoying a 6km safari. Lunch will be taken in the main hotel. In the afternoon you have the chance to make a traditional Finnish Christmas elf. Dinner and overnight.

  • Day Three

    After breakfast you'll transfer to a local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer. You will have a chance to feed them, learn how to throw a lasso and experience a short reindeer ride. Lunch will be served in the ice restaurant* before returning to the hotel. This afternoon you'll bake Finnish cookies and make a Christmas stocking. Christmas dinner and overnight.

    *Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependent. Should the ice restaurant not be ready lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional Kota.

  • Day Four

    After breakfast you'll head out on a 20km snowmobile safari, with two adults sharing a snowmobile and children sitting in a sled pulled by a local guide. Lunch will be taken in the hotel.

    The afternoon continues with snow fun. Try your hand at snowshoeing, cross country ski or zooming down the toboggan slope (you are never too old to toboggan!). Children will also have a chance to drive their own mini snowmobile (under supervision). Then the highlight of the trip as you are whisked off into the forest by snowmobile sled in search of Santa's secret hideout. Dinner and overnight in your hotel room or cabin.

  • Day Five

    After breakfast departure to Kittila airport.

Prices

Wake Up Santa - Tailor Made Lapland

Please contact us for up-to-date prices and special offers.

All prices are per person

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