Your Lapland adventure begins with a visit to a husky farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a thrilling cart ride (weather permitting) with these incredible athletes. The activity is only operated if the temperature is 10 degrees or lower for animal welfare reasons. If conditions allow, with enough snow, the ride will be done with sledges. Learn about the extensive preparation and conditioning that goes into making these dogs the amazing athletes they are. Visit the kennel and get a feel for how the dogs are prepared for their demanding roles.
After your exhilarating husky experience, enjoy a hearty lunch before embarking on a 3-hour drive to Ruka. Upon arrival, you’ll visit a local reindeer farm, where you’ll immerse yourself in the world of reindeer. Hear stories of the year of the reindeer and the farm’s history, admire the beautiful countryside, and feed the reindeers with their calves. Visit the handicraft workshop and farm shop to explore local crafts and products.
The day’s adventure concludes with a unique and relaxing experience: Yoga with reindeer. Enjoy well-being in nature as you learn some reindeer-inspired yoga poses, a perfect way to unwind and connect with the serene Arctic environment.
Day 1 of “Lapland’s Winter Wonderland” sets the stage for an unforgettable family-friendly journey filled with Arctic wonders, cultural insights, and moments of tranquility amidst the beauty of Lapland.
Overnight stay at hotel, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Today, we’re diving into a day filled with wonder, discovery, and delightful experiences that both kids and parents will love.
Our journey begins at the enchanting Ranua Wildlife Park, a winter wonderland where you can meet an array of Arctic animals in their natural-like habitats. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to get up close with majestic polar bears, cunning Arctic foxes, and playful otters. As we stroll through the serene surroundings, you’ll learn fascinating facts about these creatures and the important efforts to protect them and their environments.
Next, we’ll immerse ourselves in Finnish culture with a fun and educational Supermarket Tour. Over the course of an hour, you’ll discover the local eating habits and unique Finnish products, from traditional rye bread to delicious berry jams. It’s a great chance for the kids to explore new tastes and for parents to find some special souvenirs to bring a piece of Finland back home.
To top off our day, we’ll gather for a cozy dinner in a traditional Kota restaurant. Surrounded by the rustic charm of this Lappish dwelling, your family will enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere as you savor the flavors of local cuisine, from hearty stews to freshly baked bread. It’s the perfect setting for families to relax, share stories of the day’s adventures, and bask in the warm glow of the fireplace.
Day 2 of “Lapland’s Winter Wonderland” is designed to create memorable moments for the whole family, blending exploration, education, and enjoyment in the magical setting of Lapland.
Overnight stay at hotel, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Step into a magical realm on Day 3 as you visit Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi, the heart of Lapland’s Christmas spirit. This enchanting destination is not just a place; it’s a gateway to childhood dreams and festive joy.
Santa’s Village is a bustling hub of wonder, where the magic of Christmas can be felt in every corner. Stroll through the charming streets lined with an array of souvenir shops, each offering unique gifts and keepsakes to remind you of this magical journey. Discover the delightful array of cafes and restaurants, where you can indulge in seasonal treats and warm beverages, adding an extra layer of coziness to your experience.
A highlight of your visit is the private meet & greet with Santa Claus himself. In his cozy chamber, surrounded by the cheerful bustle of his little helpers, the elves, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the jolly old man who brings joy to children around the world. This intimate encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, allowing you to share your Christmas wishes and capture a memorable moment with Santa.
Don’t miss the chance to visit Santa’s Main Post Office, where you can send postcards with a special Arctic Circle postmark. It’s a wonderful way to share the magic of Lapland with your loved ones back home.
Day 3 of “Lapland’s Winter Wonderland” is a day filled with enchantment, joy, and the timeless magic of Santa’s Village, creating memories that will be cherished forever.
Overnight stay at hotel, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Get ready for an exciting Day 4 in Lapland, where we’ll explore the magical Amethyst Mine in Luosto and enjoy a cozy dinner under the stars in a glass igloo!
Our adventure begins with a journey to the Amethyst Mine, nestled in the stunning Pyhä-Luosto National Park. As we travel on the special snow train called Pendolino, get ready for breathtaking views of the snowy landscape. It’s like being in a winter wonderland!
At the mine, we’ll learn all about amethysts, the beautiful purple gems that have been forming for over 2000 million years. Then comes the fun part – digging for your own amethyst! With tools and guidance, you’ll search for a special stone to take home as a souvenir. It’s like a treasure hunt in the snow!
After our mining adventure, we’ll visit the mine’s shop where you can find unique stones and amethyst jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. You can even become an “owner” of the mine by purchasing a share – how cool is that?
To end our day, we’ll have a magical dinner experience in a glass igloo at the Arctic Snow Hotel and Glass Igloos. Imagine eating delicious Lapland cuisine while surrounded by the beauty of the Arctic night, with stars and maybe even the Northern Lights shining above you. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the wonders of Lapland with your family.
Day 4 is all about discovering the hidden gems of Lapland and creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Get ready for a day filled with adventure, learning, and lots of fun!
Breakfast & airport transfer included
As the dawn breaks on the final day of your “Lapland’s Winter Wonderland” journey, gather for one last breakfast amidst the serene beauty of the Arctic. This is a time to reflect on the unforgettable experiences you’ve had, from the thrill of husky and reindeer safaris to the awe-inspiring sight of the Northern Lights and the heartwarming encounter with Santa Claus.
As you enjoy your breakfast, share stories and memories with your fellow travelers, cherishing the moments that have brought you closer to the magic of Lapland. The crisp morning air and the tranquility of the surroundings provide a perfect backdrop for your final moments in this winter paradise.
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting land of snow and ice. With hearts full of joy and cameras filled with beautiful images, you’ll begin your journey home, carrying with you the spirit of Lapland and the warmth of the experiences that will continue to inspire you long after you’ve left.
Day 5 marks the conclusion of your adventure in “Lapland’s Winter Wonderland,” leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime and a longing to return to this magical corner of the world.