Holidays to Lapland really bring the magic of Christmas to life for the little ones, and for big kids too. Although the festive cheer is all around, there’s much more than Santa’s workshop to see in this part of Finland.
- Return ﬂights to Lapland & transfers
- Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights & Meals
- Meet Santa and tell him what you’d like for Christmas
- Jump onboard a short husky ride
- Learn about reindeer and see them up close
- Snowmobile Ride
- Use of Arctic Clothing
- See Santa’s Elves Hard at Work
- Fun snow & ice activities
- Private Meeting with Santa & Gift!
- 1 check-in bag per person
*Activities offered are subject to change – call for details
Levi holidays take you to a lively ski resort, where you’ve got all the winter sports and Christmas magic you could want, along with a thriving night-time scene.
A snowy wonderland
This Lapland ski resort – in Finland’s northern fells – might be remote, but it certainly isn’t quiet. It’s one of Finland’s top places for skiing and snowboarding for a start, and the buzz continues off-piste in the bars and restaurants. There are also snowmobile safaris, reindeer rides, visits to Father Christmas – and a chance to see the Northern Lights.
Skiing and snowboarding
Come October, when the permanent snow cover arrives, Levi kicks in as a world-class ski resort – one of the biggest in Finland, no less. There are tonnes of slopes – some of which are floodlit, which is great for beginners and intermediates. And the three black runs should keep experts happy. Snowboarders, meanwhile, get a duo of snow parks, a superpipe and a halfpipe.
When it comes to activities, Levi doesn’t stop at skiing. Try speeding across frozen lakes at 50 miles an hour on the back of a snowmobile. Another great way to see the fantastic scenery is on a reindeer safari or by taking a husky ride. Alternatively, ride the gondola up to the top of the slopes for amazing views of Levi. Then go shopping, or relax in one of Levi’s many bars.
Visits to Santa
Of course, Lapland’s home to Father Christmas, so a visit to meet him is usually in order. You can also help the elves make gifts in his workshop, then write your list and give it to the man himself. You can refuel on Mrs Claus’ biscuits and buy some souvenirs, too.
LAPLAND HOTEL SIRKANTÄHTI
In-room saunas and Lappish cuisine lure guests in from the snow at the Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti.
Ski slopes, snowshoe trails and ice-fishing lakes are right on your doorstep when you stay at the Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti – it’s in the heart of Levi village.
Twin rooms come with a sauna, while apartments are designed with families in mind. Whichever you choose, you’ll get ultra-cosy interiors that pair pine-green lounge chairs with berry-coloured bedspreads.
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €100 per person. Full payment required if departing within 16 weeks.
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Holidays are subject to availability
Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares
Duration Notes3 or 4 night holidays available.
The Warm Up
When you arrive at Kittila airport, Santa’s elves will greet you and take you to your accommodation. Then you’ve got a free afternoon to get a feel for the place.
Get immersed in Lappish culture with a short husky sledge-ride taster session, or a snowmobile sleigh ride in the morning. Then you’ll get to see an Arctic Circle crossing ceremony, followed by some free time in the afternoon.
Today, you’ll head out to Santa’s activity area in the Kittila countryside for a day of festive fun. Try your hand at decorating cookies and making Christmas ornaments, zoom through the snow on a toboggan ride, and top your day off with a face-to-face meeting with Santa himself. Later, you’ll tuck into a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Your final day in Lapland and your flight back to Dublin.