We Love —
- 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 —
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 —
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.
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.
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
Wilderness Plus Room sleeps up to
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.
*If Winter Village is not ready, lunch will be served in a kota.
Northern Light Experience
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.