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  • Embark on a magical winter adventure on a family Christmas break to Finnish Lapland!
  • Stay cosy at Hotel Harriniva - a friendly lodge in the heart of this small village which provides the perfect spot to relax after your exciting days. 
  • Tailor this break to be as action packed or as relaxed as you wish, with our wide choice of excursions in this winter wonderland.

Your Destination

Winter is the longest of the Lappish seasons and lasts approximately 200 days. In Kittilä on the 11th of December, the Polar Night begins, when the sun does not rise above the horizon. It is an experience in itself. Even though the sun does not appear, there are approximately 6 hours of daylight during the day and the glow from the moon, the snow and the Northern Lights give a fairytale-like atmosphere for the winter activities. 

Lapland offers a huge variety of activities during the winter. Besides the traditional cross country and downhill skiing there are exciting snowmobile, dog sled and reindeer safaris and for the more adventurous.

Whether you wish to hit the ski slopes of nearby Levi or join in some thrilling arctic adventures, you can tailor this break to be as action packed or as relaxed as you wish with our wide choice of excursions in this winter wonderland.

Our Offer

3-night stay at Harriniva Hotels & Safaris on a Half board dining basis.

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Kittilä
Day 2: Husky farm and cookie baking
Day 3: Snowfun, snowmobiles and Santa
Day 4: Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kittilä
Upon your arrival at Kittilä airport you will transfer to Muonio for a stay at Hotel Harriniva. You will be issued with your warm winter clothes either tonight or tomorrow morning. Dinner and overnight in cosy hotel room.

Day 2: Husky farm and cookie baking
After breakfast you will go to the husky farm where you will have a guided tour and meet some of the husky pups to have a cuddle with. Learn a little about the dogs before enjoying a 3km safari. In the afternoon you will bake Finnish cookies and make some Christmas crafts. This evening a Christmas dinner will be served in the main restaurant. Overnight in cosy hotel room.
Day 3: Snowfun, snowmobiles and Santa
After breakfast your day will start with snowfun. Test your skills 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. This afternoon is the highlight of the trip. After some safety instructions you will head out on a 5km snowmobile safari into the forest in search of Santa’s secret cabin. Two adults will be sharing a snowmobile and children sitting in a sled pulled by a guide. Dinner in the restaurant and overnight in cosy hotel room.

Additional information: Private Santa’s meeting
The highlight of the holiday is meeting the grand man himself. During your stay you will head off into the forest and go searching for him with your guide by snowmobile. Keep your eyes peeled as you look out for elves. As you drive near you can see moving lanterns held by the elves who sneak up to greet you. They know the secret path to Santa’s cabin and will guide your family through the lantern lit path straight to his cabin. As the children knock on his door will they wake him up from his little nap around the fire? 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!

Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, you will begin your departure to Kittilä airport for your flight home.

Please note: This is a sample itinerary, a full itinerary will be given in resort. The resort hold the right to make changes to the program itinerary according to weather conditions.

Your Tour Hotel

Our members will stay at the Hotel Harriniva in a Standard Room or Wilderness Plus Room with Half Board meals included as per itinerary.

Hotel Harriniva

Your Tour Hotel Your Tour Hotel
Enjoy a picture-perfect stay at the Hotel Harriniva located next to the Muonion River and close to the Pallas-Ylläs National Park. The hotel offers a diverse variety of activities for guests to embark on including an Arctic Sledge Centre. The hotel also boasts delicious restaurant services and charming, cosy accommodation choices.

Enjoy tempting tasty treats with fresh Lappish cuisine that blends a modern twist to tempt everyone's tastebuds. Head to Bar North where you can enjoy music along with your favourite drinks in a relaxed vibe and welcoming atmosphere. You can also find an atmospheric sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and massages available on request for those who wish to relax and unwind during their time at the hotel. Relax in a comfortable Standard Room or a cosy Wilderness Plus Room, both furnished in a stylish Finnish design.

Standard Room sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Wilderness Plus Room sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
+
1 Infant

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.

Reindeer Experience

Your Optional Excursions
Embark on a wonderful reindeer farm visit with lunch included. Transfer to the nearby Torassieppi reindeer farm (20 minutes). The reindeer are already waiting in the fence for you to hop on to the traditional sled and go for a reindeer sleigh ride. 2 persons go in one sled pulled by a reindeer. There will be chance to learn to lasso throw and feed the reindeer. Lunch is served in an ice restaurant in the Winter Village*. Transfer back to Harriniva. Duration: 2-3 hours, including transfers. 

*If Winter Village is not ready, lunch will be served in a kota.

Snowmobile Experience

Your Optional Excursions
After the safety and driving instructions you will leave for a sightseeing tour to the Lappish winter landscape on snowmobiles! The distance is approximately 20 km. This tour is also suitable for beginners. Children will sit in a sled pulled by the local guides. Duration: 2 hours (20 km).

Northern Light Experience

Your Optional Excursions
The chances of seeing the famous Aurora Borealis are great on this night safari by snowmobiles. This tour takes you to the best location for spotting the Northern Lights that evening, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and the stars brighter. Not suitable for children under 5 years. Duration: 2 hours (20 km).

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return shared transfers from Kittila airport are included for flight-inclusive offers.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : -20°C max : -8°C
Feb
min : -20°C max : -8°C
Mar
min : -15°C max : -3°C
Apr
min : -8°C max : 2°C
May
min : 0°C max : 9°C
Jun
min : 5°C max : 16°C
Jul
min : 8°C max : 20°C
Aug
min : 6°C max : 17°C
Sep
min : 1°C max : 10°C
Oct
min : -3°C max : 2°C
Nov
min : -9°C max : -2°C
Dec
min : -14°C max : -6°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The address of your property: Harrinivantie 35, 99300 Muonio, Finland

Distance from Kittilä Airport to Hotel Harriniva: 80.2 km / 1 hour.

In More Detail

Please Note: This offer is Non-Refundable.

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is accessible to those with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 64
Check-in time: 12 pm
Check-out time: before 11 am

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Return transfers from Kittilä
  • Winter clothing
  • 3 nights Half board dining
  • Christmas festive dinner
  • Private Santa meeting
  • Santa present service
  • 5 km snowmobile safari to Santas cabin, private family meeting with Santa
  • 3 km husky safari farm visit
  • Cookie baking
  • Snow fun activities (ski/snowshoe/children snowmobile/ice hockey/tobogganing)
  • Children's welcome pack on arrival
  • All day coffee and tea for adults

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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