0 My Travel Cart Total 0,00 € Send your reservation >
  • No products in the cart.

Christmas Tour to Helsinki and Lapland 15.-23.12. NO CAR

Christmas Tour to Helsinki and Lapland 15.-23.12. NO CAR

Lapland holiday with transfers just before Christmas. First four nights at a log cabin, then  a night in Snow Hotel and last a short guided stopover in Helsinki. 

Ylläs is the largest ski resort in Finland. The Ylläs hill itself is 719m high. There are two villages, one on the northern side called Äkäslompolo and one on the southern side called Ylläsjärvi. Äkäslompolo is the original ski village. You cabin is located 1,7km from the village. 

Pohjanpirtti  is a  beauty. We fell in love with its harmonic but cozy athmosphere. This single standing, traditional silver pine log cabin is built of high quality materials and located in close vicinity to the national park. With its two bedrooms downstairs, three alcoves with two beds in each upstairs and a bed sofa, this cottage is perfect for two families enjoying a holiday together.  Kick sledges and children ́s sledges at disposal free of charge. There is also a ski bus you can use for moving around in the area. 

Catering will be booked to bring you dinner on arrival night as well as breakfast ingredients for two mornings at the cabin. There is a grocery store in the village in case you want to buy additional snacks or eat lunch at the cabin. For the second night we have included a buffet table at Lapland Hotel Äkäshotelli within walking distance from your cabin (1,7km) and a pick-up place of the safari company.  

The Arctic Snow Hotel  has both glass igloos open throughout the year and a snowhotel which will be opened on the 20th of December. You will not be able to stay there as the snow hotel is not yet open on 19th of dec and family glass igloos are all booked but you will be able to visit the snow hotel on its opening day and have lunch there. 

Rovaniemi  is the regional capital of Lapland. The two most well-known attractions there are the Arktikum museum giving you first information about life in the Arctic and Santa's village, where Santa Claus himself has his main post office. In your program you have a private gingerbread workshop with Santa Claus at Joulukka.

As the area is pretty large, we have included a driver-guide, who will pick you up from the Arctic Snowhotel and then show you around in Santa's village before taking you to the starting place of Joulukka tour.  You will leave your luggage at the hostel booked for the Tokeley family. After the Gingerbread workshop the Tokeley family is taken to their hostel and the Chan family to the railway station. 

CHRISTMAS TOUR TO HELSINKI AND LAPLAND

Accommodation: 

  • 15.-16.12. night train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
  • 16.12.-20.12. 4 nights in a log cabin in Ylläs
  • 20-21.12. family room of the snow hotel
  • 21.12.-22.12. night train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
  • 22.-23.12. night in a family room at hotel Katajanokka

Meals: 4xbreakfast, 2xlunch, 3xdinner

Winter clothes: included, picked up from Rovaniemi, dropped off in Helsinki

Activities: reindeer sleigh ride 30-50 min, husky safari 2h, aurora snowmobiling 3h, rental snowshoes at the Arctic Snowhotel, GIngerbread workshop with Santa Claus 2,5h, guided tours in Helsinki with visits to Fazer and Arabia and in Santa's village in Rovaniemi as well as a either a Christmas concert or Hurja Ruuth WInter Circus -> skiing instruction, ski passes and rental skies can be added if you like 

Transportation: train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back (Kolari is appr. the same) and transfer in Helsinki

ITINERARY

Sat 15.12. Arrival

  • 16.05 arrival in Helsinki by BA0794 
  • 18.56 (or 20.56) train from Helsinki airport  to Kolari  OR 20.11 (23.31) to Rovaniemi
  • if later train, then proper dinner before leaving  
  • night in train

Sun 16.12.  

  • 8.47 (or 11.00)  arrival in Kolari or 7.13 (or 10.51) in Rovaniemi
  • 9.05-9.45 (11.15-11.55) taxi or bus transfer to Äkäslompolo or drive there 2h20min
  • luggage to storage/car, getting the equipment and winterwear 
  • time for lunch and if you drive you could even stop at the Arktikum museum in Rovaniemi (open from 10)
  • grocery shopping  
  • drive to your cabin, where themaintenance shows you, how everything works there
  • self-cooked/take-away dinner
  • night in the log cabin

Mon 17.12.  

  • self-catered breakfast
  • visiting the nature centre by the slopes
  • 13.00 cross-country ski school - or you could try downhill skiing  
  • dinner table booking in village restaurant - Rouhe for example

Tue 18.12.

  • self-catered breakfast
  • skiing day  - or you can drive to the other side of the hill and make a spa visit
  • dinner brought to your cabin (easy food, which can be warmed)
  • 23.35 Tokeley family arrival to Kittilä by AY 658 from London Gatwick
  • night in the log cabin

Wed 19.12.

  • breakfast brought to the apartment
  • transfer to the husky safari starting place / or drive there
  • husky safari 2h (time to be specified later)
  • transfer back to the cabin or to the Äkäslompolo village / slopes OR drive there
  • 17-19.00 dinner buffet at Lapland hotel Äkäshotelli (1,7km from your cabin)
  • 19.30-22.30 aurora snowmobiling safari 3h
  • night in log cabin

Thu 20.12. 

  • breakfast (you have got the ingredients on the previous day)
  • 11.00 transfer to the reindeer farm / or drive there
  • 11-11.50 reindeer sleigh ride of 30-50min
  • 11.50 soup lunch
  • 12.15 departure further to Sinettä / or drive there
  • 14.15 arrival to the Arctic Snowhotel
  • time for a snowshoeing tour (you can rent snowshoes for free here), also snowsculpturing available 40€/person)
  • 18.30 dinner at the Kota restaurant (warm)
  • night in the Snow hotel suite 

Wed 21.12.

  • 7.30 wake-up and hot juice
  • 7.30-10.00 breakfast
  • 10.00 guide-driver picking you up from the Arctic Snow village and taking you via the hostel (leaving your luggage there/at railway station) to Santa's village / OR drive & keeping your luggage in car
  • 11-14.30 time to look around in Santa's village, guide helping you all
  • 14.30 drive to the Tree House Hotel, which is the starting point for Joulukka
  • lunch at Treehouse hotel (included)
  • 15.30 private Gingerbread workshop at Joulukka with Santa claus
  • 18.00 transfer/drive back to the city
  • time for dinner in town (not included you can eat what you feel like)
  • Tokeley/night in a family room of Café Hostel Koti
  • Chan/ at 21.15 night train to Helsinki

Sat 22.12. Sightseeing and Christmas shopping in Helsinki by minibus

  • 9.14 arrival in Helsinki (breakfast in train as you like)
  • 9.30 tour starts (part of a group traveling by minibus)
  • 10.00 guided tour at Fazer visitor centre (confectionary, gift bag included)
  • 12.00 guided tour at Arabia Design centre (tableware)
  • 13.30 lunch buffet 
  • 15.00 visiting the Christmas market
  • bus taking you to the hotel
  • take a taxi from the hotel (not included in cost)
  • Winter Circus Hurjaruuth or Christmas concert depending on availability
  • taxi or tram back
  • night in a family room of hotel Katajanokka

Sun 23.12. Arrival in Lapland

  • 10.00 brunch at Fazer cafeteria or La Torrefazione for example
  • 12-14.00 some Christmas shopping maybe
  • 14.00 tram back to the hotel to pick up the luggage
  • 14.30 airport transfer pick up (shuttle bus)
  • BA0799 23 Dec 2018 depart 17:00 Helsinki Terminal 2 
Category Tours
Location Lapland
Price Family 2+2 6430€ (5725€ by rental car, without the Tokeley family +1370€)
Group size min 4
Group size max 4
Month January
December
Duration 8 days
Meals Meals according to the sample program
Accomodation double rooms, children in normal beds
Service Provider Skafur-Tour
Skafuuri Oy (=Skafur-Tour) tour operator
RESERVE NOW! Choose the date (green=available, red=not available) and the number of participants.
Start date
<<
September 2018
i
>>
Vk.
35
36
37
38
39
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
GROUP SIZE:
Number of adults
Number of children 2-11 yrs
Infants < 2 yrs
TOTAL: 4
Choose the number of participants
Number of adults
Number of children 2-11 yrs
Infants < 2 yrs
    TOTAL 4

PET:
Pet
SPECIAL DIET:
Adults
Children
Infants <2yrs
TOTAL: 0
Mark the number of special diets
Adults
vegetarian:
glutein-free:
lactose free:
Other diet:
Children
vegetarian:
glutein-free:
lactose free:
Other diet:
Infants <2yrs
    TOTAL 0

ACTIVITY SKILL LEVEL :
Choose the average skill level of the group
beginner
medium
experienced
TRANSPORTATION IN FINLAND:
Do you need transportation in Finland?
yes, we need transportation
no, we have a car
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WISHES :
Additional information and wishes

Activity (first All)

  All (848)   Adventure (52)   Arts & Design (16)   Christmas (4)   Cottage (35)   Cruises & Sailing (23)   Culinary (31)   Cycling (10)   Family holiday (26)   Fishing (24)   Golf (3)   Hiking & Snowshoeing (33)   History & Culture (29)   Husky & Reindeer safaris (26)   Indoor activities (11)   National Parks (16)   Northern Lights (31)   Sauna (40)   Skiing (27)   Spa & Wellness (14)   Water sports (28)   Wildlife & Wilderness (10)   Winter activities (43)

Month

  All (848)   January (70)   February (75)   March (89)   April (72)   May (94)   June (117)   July (111)   August (118)   September (110)   October (57)   November (47)   December (60)

Location

  All (848)   Helsinki area (64)   Sea (19)   Lake (27)   Forest (31)   Lapland (69)

Group size min.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.