Enjoy the ultimate everything-included family Christmas break in a stunning snow-covered setting in Finland

In a winter wonderland, 350km north of the Arctic Circle, tucked away in a snow-covered forest, you'll find the home of Santa Claus. On this fabulous family holiday, you'll visit the man himself in his headquarters as he and his helpers prepare for the big day.

Staying for three, four or seven nights at the quiet and comfortable Nellim Wilderness Hotel, with its spectacular views of Lake Inari, all your meals and a range of festive excursions are included. As well as keeping warm by a campfire as you keep watch for nature's light show, the Northern Lights, you and your family will try husky sledding and snowshoeing. You will also pay a visit to a nearby reindeer farm to meet the magical animals and their herders as they prepare themselves to pull Santa's sleigh.

Flying direct from London to Ivalo airport, you'll be transferred to Nellim, just kilometres from the Russian border, to enjoy the ultimate Christmas experience in a beautiful winter setting.

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Price includes

  • Direct return flights from London to Ivalo and transfers included
  • 3, 4 or 7 nights at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel on an all-inclusive basis
  • All meals at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel
  • Meet Santa Claus
  • Search for the Northern Lights
  • Multiple family-friendly activities including baking gingerbread, visiting reindeer, snowshoeing and husky sledding
  • Sauna
  • Winter clothing

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Dec 17, 2020
To
Sun, Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,595*
* Price based on three-night stay, departing 17th December 2020. Four nights from £1,737, Seven nights from £2,353. Children from £1315 pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
From
Thu, Thu, Dec 17, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,353*
* Price is per person, based on a seven-night stay. Children from £1315 pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
From
Sun, Sun, Dec 20, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,737*
* Price is per person, based on a four-night stay. Children from £1,315pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive at Nellim
    Ivalo, Finland

    On arrival at Ivalo you will be met and transferred to Nellim. Check into your accommodation and enjoy an evening meal.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Reindeer Farm and searching for Santa
    Nellim, Finland

    This morning, travel by snowmobile pulled sledge to the Reindeer Farm where you will meet the reindeer and the local herders. After lunch test your snowshoe skills 'in search of Santa' in the snowy wilderness around Nellim before heading back into the warm and learning how to bake traditional gingerbread before dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Husky sledding and Santa visit
    Nellim, Finland

    Today we head out for a morning Husky Sledging. Parents will learn the art of mushing, with their children sat comfortably in the sledge, before visiting the husky kennels to meet the huskies and their puppies. After lunch it's time to visit Santa who has already received the letters written to him by the children. Santa will discuss the Christmas wishes and dreams of each child, and with a little help from the parents, Santa will also hand out a small present. This evening travel to the Aurora camp by snowmobile pulled sledge. Keep warm by the fire whilst waiting for the northern lights. Hot drinks will be served during the evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Ski day
    Nellim, Finland

    If only taking a three-night break, enjoy an early morning snack before transferring to Ivalo Airport for your return flight home. If staying on, enjoy a day at leisure to explore by snowshoe or ski, or alternatively choose from a selection of excursions (contact our team to book). If staying the full seven nights, begin the afternoon with a short ski lesson before trying out a longer trail by yourself and later will enjoying hot drinks by the campfire. You can keep the skis for the rest of the day and continue with this fun activity at leisure.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Snowmobile safari
    Nellim, Finland

    If heading home today, enjoy an early morning breakfast before transferring to Ivalo Airport for your return flight home. If staying on, enjoy a two-hour trip out into the wildnerness. This is great fun for parents and children alike. Whilst parents are mastering the technique of snowmobiling, children are tucked comfortably in the sledge pulled by the guide's snowmobile. There will be a stop for lunch by the campfire before heading back to Nellim.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Day at leisure
    Nellim, Finland

    Day at leisure to explore by snowshoe or ski.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Day at leisure and evening Aurora Hunt
    Nellim, Finland

    Enjoy a day at leisure and this evening join the Aurora Hunt by car.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return flight
    Ivalo, Finland

    Tuck into an early morning breakfast before transferring to Ivalo Airport for your return flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Wilderness Hotel Nellim

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Nellim, Finland

A cosy nest above the Arctic Circle

Family-owned Nellim Hotel in Northern Lapland offers high-quality, cosy accommodation, friendly staff, tasty meals and a great variety of activities both in summer and winter. The special location close to nature gives the best possibilities to see the Northern Lights, which are most likely to be seen from the end of August to the beginning of April. The hotel's interiors combine traditional Lappish style and Northern luxury, with wilderness rooms, cosy log cabins, luxurious Arctic suites and special Aurora accommodation on offer.

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Dec 17, 2020
To
Sun, Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,595*
* Price based on three-night stay, departing 17th December 2020. Four nights from £1,737, Seven nights from £2,353. Children from £1315 pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
From
Thu, Thu, Dec 17, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,353*
* Price is per person, based on a seven-night stay. Children from £1315 pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
From
Sun, Sun, Dec 20, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,737*
* Price is per person, based on a four-night stay. Children from £1,315pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. Flight price will be confirmed at the time booking. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Discover The World, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. Discover The World is ATOL (2896), ABTA (V2823) and ABTOT-bonded (5213). This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Cancellation T&Cs available at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions
Call now to book 01737749197
Quote ref: Red Finnish Lapland