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    6 days - Magical Christmas tour for families with skiing, Santa and adventures.

    Would you like to spend your next Christmas in Lapland in a snow-covered forest, winter activities at your door and a private Santa visit to his cottage in the wilderness? Christmas is a time for families to make new memories together, and this is where we step in. Our escorted tours include hand-picked restaurants with all the trimmings, experienced local guides and an escort on hand 24/7.

    The village of Levi is located 170 km north of the Arctic Circle, deep in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the peaceful old forests, high enough that the Northern Lights will hopefully blaze across the sky. Your family will stay in your own private log cabin, with fireplaces, living rooms and sauna. Enjoy great local food and join in some exhilarating winter activities like husky & reindeer sledding and snowmobiling.

    On Christmas Eve, we will visit Elves Village, where the day is spent enjoying winter activities with elves. We’ll also attend a class at the Elves School and assist Mrs. Claus by baking gingerbread cookies. With the help of a magic map, each family will find their way to an old Lappish village, where Santa relaxes amidst the Christmas bustle in his cozy cottage near the forest. Reindeer herders kindly offer us the chance to try a reindeer ride in the beautiful snowy surroundings of the Elves Village. The highlight of the day is when each family has a private visit to Santa’s cottage, complete with private letter reading.

    Highlights include

    • Private Santa Visit and reindeer rides
    • 50 Degrees North Escort
    • Make Christmas crafts with the elves
    • Stay in a log cabin nestled into the forest
    Day 1
    Arrive in Lapland and transfer to your log cabin
    Day 2
    Visit Santa in his private Santa cabin in the forest and Christmas Dinner
    Day 3
    Husky Ride at the Husky farm and lunch around an open fire
    Day 4
    Free day to ski, relax or do optional activities
    Day 5
    Snowmobile Safari through the forests then free evening
    Day 6
    Departure day
    Start Place
    Levi , Finland
    End Place
    Kittilä, Finland, Finland
    Country Visited
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Escorted Tour
    Adventurous Christmas holiday, minimum age: 4 years old

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



    Bus transfers, snowmobiles & sleighs

    • Airport transfers on day 1 & 6 (for scheduled flights to and from Kittilä)
    • 5 nights' accommodation in your private log cabin. Each cabin has different furniture and styles. Final cleaning of the cabin, electricity, water, heating and all taxes included.
    • 1 set of linen & towels per person for the 5 nights
    • 3 x lunches during your activities
    • 4 x dinners (3-course meals at top rated local restaurants) including festive Christmas meal
    • Winter clothing hire: Overall, boots, balaclava, mittens
    • All activities as per itinerary including: reindeer sleigh ride, husky safari (2 adults per sleigh, children in guide's sleigh), safari by snowmobiles (2 adults per snowmobile, children in guide's sled), private family visit to Santa's cabin and Christmas Eve snow activities. These activities can vary depending on the weather conditions.
    • 50 Degrees North escort on hand - accompanies the group for the whole experience including dinners and activities, working alongside the local guides to make your holiday seamless
    Not Included

    Flight tickets, meals other than described (note dinner is not included for one of the evenings so you can dine locally), alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratuities and any other items of personal nature. The majority of the cabins don't have Wi-Fi but we will endeavour to organise some hot spotting in the cabins where possible.

    Note that breakfast is not included. Each family will be able to purchase breakfast supplies at the local supermarket and that way you can enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your own cabin together with your family.


    Day 1 - Arrive in Lapland and transfer to your log cabin

    Arrive at airport and transfer to your log cabin accommodation. Free time for relaxing in your cabin: light the fire, make a cup of tea and watch the kids make their first snowman. Decorate the Christmas tree on your arrival in the cabin (optional add on).

    In the evening dinner at a very special glass roofed igloo restaurant, you will meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner. Before or after this dinner, our tour escort will take you for a walk to the supermarket where you will be able to purchase breakfast supplies for your cabin (choose your own supplies and pay for these locally). You will then be able to enjoy a relaxing breakfast in the comfort of your own each morning with your family before the day's activities.

    Enjoy your first evening in Lapland. With no light pollution and no noise you can truly feel the beauty of the Arctic night, admire the night sky and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Hear the silence of the wilderness and breathe in the cleanest air in Europe.

    1 Dinner
    Levi Log Cabins

    Day 2 - Visit Santa in his private Santa cabin in the forest and Christmas Dinner

    Merry Christmas - today is the traditional Finnish Christmas day and so, with the help of a magic map, your group will find the way to an old Lappish village where Santa relaxes amidst Christmas bustle in his cozy cottage near the forest. Reindeer herders will kindly offer you to try a reindeer sled ride in a beautiful snowy forest. After the reindeer sled ride, you can explore the farm. The guide will share with you stories of the past and present life of reindeer herders. You can even feed some young reindeer local lichen.

    Now it’s time to meet Santa in his cottage. Are you ready to step into fairy-tale? Santa is so glad to see everyone! Mrs. Santa sends greetings, she has prepared for all the children her famous homemade ginger bread cookies. You can finally ask Santa all the questions about himself and his elves and life in the Polar Circle!

    This evening, enjoy a Christmas Dinner at Restaurant Ahku including traditional Finnish Christmas ham, Roasted turkey, Glow fried salmon, Carelian meat stew and Christmas vegetables casseroles and potatoes with entree and dessert as well.

    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Levi Log Cabins

    Day 3 - Husky Ride at the Husky farm and lunch around an open fire

    After a leisurely start to the day, start your arctic experience with huskies. This is what you absolutely should try in Lapland! After the safety instructions, you will start the journey out into the forests. Enjoy the silence and beautiful winter scenery of Levi. Everyone will experience husky team driving (one is driving, one is sitting on a sledge).

    After the trip you will have a soup lunch by the open fire, before returning to your cabin. This evening, enjoy a group dinner buffet style at Saamen Kammi Restaurant. This Sami restaurant is a traditional restaurant with an open fire in the centre with salmon being smoked and meat BBQ-ed in front of you.

    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Levi Log Cabins

    Day 4 - Free day to ski, relax or do optional activities

    Take a step back and enjoy the local options this morning. You can head to the ski slopes for some downhill skiing, go cross country skiing or even, go ice go karting. There are a lot of different options depending on your family - some need to be booked early or you can go with the flow.

    This evening, meet the group for your final dinner at the Steakhouse Restaurant. Fish delicacies from the ice buffet, steaks (reindeer, beef and lamb) and the chef's pannacotta for dessert.

    Levi Log Cabins

    Day 5 - Snowmobile Safari through the forests then free evening

    Come and experience the delights of riding a snowmobile through snow-covered forests. Spend time in the nature of the Arctic Lapland. Before the safari you will change clothing for the winter safari equipment and get instruction for driving snowmobile and safety rules.

    After your ride through the forest, enjoy lunch at Hotel K5 Levi Restaurant. Then it is a free afternoon - perhaps you might hit the ski slopes, go horse riding in the forest, ice go-karting or enjoy some Christmas shopping.

    This evening is free so your family can enjoy their own Christmas Day evening.

    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Levi Log Cabins

    Day 6 - Departure day

    Independent transfer to the airport and travel home.

    Dates & Prices

    Family quad price applies when 2 adults and 2 children (between 4-11 ) travelling together sharing a 1 bedroom cabin with a loft. Please contact us for a quote for your family.

    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    23 Dec 2024
    28 Dec 2024
    23 Dec 2024
    28 Dec 2024
    NZD 16,596
    Fully booked
    Family Triple Total
    23 Dec 2024
    28 Dec 2024
    23 Dec 2024
    28 Dec 2024
    NZD 20,292
    Fully booked
    Family Quad Total

    Important Information

    • To steer a husky team you need to be 18 years old.
    • To drive a snowmobile you need to have a valid driver's license. Please, remember to bring it with you.
    • Snowmobile safari organisers have insurance. In case of accident you personal liability is max EUR 850 per accident case.
    • Minimum age for children is 4 to join the snowmobile and husky experience

    This tour is based just outside a small village - the group dinners and daily activities are short drives from your accommodation. You can access the town by a ski shuttle or after dinner, taxis if you want to do your own thing at times.

    Each cabin is different and we will try to accommodate your family in the most suitable one. An example of what the log cabin will contain is: Dishes, fireplace / firewood, cable-tv, electric stove+oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, electric clothes drying cabinet, iron and car heating point. Most will have bedrooms in lofts and on the ground floor, singles and doubles with 1+ private bathrooms and sauna.

    Please note activities are subject to change due to weather.

    Note about the images in the gallery - each cabin is different with its own style and configuration. The images are a guide only.

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