Helsinki and Rovaniemi Christmas vacation with Santa

“A magical Christmas family vacation awaits with a trip to the Arctic Circle, packed with fun activities including a chance to meet Santa himself. ”


Family Christmas vacation in Lapland | Helsinki | Christmas market | Night train to Lapland | Arctic Circle | See the Northern Lights from a glass igloo | Husky safari | Reindeer sleigh ride | Ice fishing | Snowmobiling | Cross country skiing | Snowshoeing | Sauna and outdoor hot tub | Visit Santa's Village |

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Responsible tourism

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In Finland the hotels as well as private people are recycling everything they can. Both the hotel entrepreneurs love their own neighborhood and try to keep it as clean as possible. Where-ever there is natural water, there are very strict regulations, how the waste management must take place. The other hotel is located by a lake and the other one on an island so both of them are carefully following environmental regulation.
In Helsinki our guests will visit a Christmas market, where products made by artisans out of natural ingredients as well as a lot food products made out of wild food are sold.
We'll use train for getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and collect these individual travelers as a small group of 8-16 people in order to be able to transfer them all together in a minibus. In Rovaniemi they will visit an exhibition telling about the effects of climate change and globalization to the Arctic nature.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our guests will experience Finnish Christmas traditions starting from the Christmas concert and Christmas market in Helsinki and ending in Christmas sauna, dinner buffet and visit of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. They will meet artisans and food producers from the country side and taste traditional delicacies. The hotels are small family-run hotels in a unique out-of-the-city location serving great Finnish food. The group will have local guides both in Helsinki and in Rovaniemi. In Helsinki they will listen to a Christmas concert in the Rock Church together with local people. A local well-known men's chorus will be performing in the concert.
In Rovaniemi they will visit the polar circle and get a certificate for crossing it. A visit to the Arktikum will give a chance to have a deeper loo and learn about the lifestyles of northern people and the new challenges facing the region such as climate change and globalization. Only local service providers are used also in Rovaniemi.


3 Reviews of Helsinki and Rovaniemi Christmas vacation with Santa

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2019 by

I rate it as one of the most memorable vacations of our family! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jan 2019 by

The most memorable part was definitely the husky Safari on Christmas Day - this was truly magical. I was quite nervous about driving the sleigh at the start but once I relaxed it was breath taking and something special Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018 by

The whole vacation was simply magical from the husky and reindeer rides to meeting Santa Claus in Lapland. Staying a night in the Snow hotel was also an experience of a lifetime! Read full review

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