An Unforgettable Lapland Experience
Spend a magical Christmas in Lapland with our four-night adventure in northern Finland, including snowmobiling to the Northern Lights, a husky sled ride, and a visit to Santa.
- Return private jet flights from Farnborough to Kittila including transfers and private driver-guides
- Four nights at Laavu log chalet over Christmas, 7-bedroom chalet on top of Utsuvaara, full-board with a private chef
- Christmas activities including festive baking, decorating, snow games and a visit to Santa
- Reindeer-pulled sleigh ride on Christmas morning
- Snowmobiling to the Northern Lights
- Ice-fishing and preparing your catch with the chef
- Husky sled ride and visit to husky puppies at their kennel
- Tour of an ice gallery and tobogganing adventure
- Ice-driving experience of a Porsche or BMW rally car
23 December: Arriving in a winter wonderland
Youâ€™ll fly by private jet from Farnborough to Kittila, where youâ€™ll meet your hosts and transfer to your base for the festive period. Dramatically positioned atop snowy Utsuvaara Hill in the prestigious ski resort of Levi, Laavu is an incredible seven-bedroom log chalet lavishly decorated with natural wood, plush furniture and cosy open fireplaces. Guests enjoy the use of a spacious sauna and gourmet meals prepared by your own private chef.
Your luxurious abode is bedecked to celebrate an authentic Finnish Christmas and youâ€™ll spend this afternoon getting into the yuletide spirit â€“ baking festive biscuits, decorating a real Christmas tree and playing snow games with a visiting elf. Later, enjoy evening drinks and a delicious dinner in the chaletâ€™s atmospheric dining room.
Christmas Eve: Seek out the spellbinding Northern Lights
After breakfast, embark on a thrilling snowmobiling adventure, zipping past arctic forests and over frozen lakes as you explore the pristine snowy landscape. Youâ€™ll also have the chance to try ice fishing in frozen lakes, learning local techniques to catch hardy species of fish such as pike and perch which survive in Laplandâ€™s freezing temperatures, before preparing your catch for lunch with the chef and feasting on the fruits of your labour.
This afternoon is a real highlight of the trip â€“ snowmobiling to the Northern Lights. Caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth's atmosphere, this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon fills the sky with an eerie glow of green and pink clouds, streamers, arcs and shooting rays.
Christmas Day: Private meeting with Santa
Waking up in Lapland on Christmas morning is an unforgettably magical experience. After enjoying a lavish festive breakfast prepared by your private chef, youâ€™ll enjoy a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through your fairy-tale surroundings, speeding over powdery snow as you cross the enchanting forest landscape. Thereâ€™s an opportunity to visit the native sami reindeer herders, learning about their fascinating nomadic history and rich cultural heritage of farming these fabled creatures.
This afternoon youâ€™ll be treated to a private visit with Santa Claus in a secret forest hut, where heâ€™ll present the whole family with Christmas presents, before returning to the Northern Lights on a snowshoe safari. Donning traditional snowshoes, youâ€™ll explore the wintry wilderness on foot while watching for a glimpse of the wondrous lights and tuck into warming snacks over a campfire. End the perfect Christmas Day with another specially prepared dinner back at the chalet.
Boxing Day: Husky Sled Ride
Your Boxing Day begins with an invigorating husky sled ride. Wrapped in thick blankets, youâ€™ll be pulled through the chilly scenery as powdery snow clouds around the powerful dogsâ€™ paws and the morning sky glows overhead. Afterwards, youâ€™ll meet adorable husky puppies at their kennel and learn about the life of a sled dog.
Next is a guided tour of an ice gallery, a spellbinding snow castle where you can peruse stunning ice sculptures and other frozen artwork. After lunch, head back in search of one last glimpse of the Northern Lights, this time while learning to toboggan down ice slopes in a thrilling adventure. This evening youâ€™ll enjoy a memorable farewell dinner at the chalet before turning-in for your final night.
27 December: Ice-driving in the wilderness
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