Christmas or New Year 2021 in Lapland

A family vacation to treasure: Christmas or New Year 2022 in Lapland with the chance to meet Father Christmas himself. A range of enthralling experiences from snowmobile safaris to husky sledding is combined with an authentic introduction to Sami culture far from more touristy attractions.
Tankavaara Gold Village Meet Father Christmas Husky safari Northern Lights snowmobile and sleigh tour Guided snowshoeing Saariselka Winterpark Christmas Trail with elves Finnish sauna Visit a Sami reindeer farm
Price
1194To1320 excluding flights
Duration
5 Days
Countries
Finland, Lapland
Type
Small group
Reviews
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Single supplement +420€, children 1085€/child in a group of 2-4.
Note! There are only standard double/twin hotel rooms available.
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Description of Christmas or New Year 2021 in Lapland

Price information

1194To1320 excluding flights
Single supplement +420€, children 1085€/child in a group of 2-4.
Note! There are only standard double/twin hotel rooms available.
Make enquiry

Check dates

2022: 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 2 Jan, 3 Jan, 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 6 Jan

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Reviews

2 Reviews of Christmas or New Year 2021 in Lapland

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Reviewed on 02 Jan 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The beauty of Finland and the kindness of the people.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Wool! If you go in the winter you will want to have many layers and lots of wool.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. I feel I made a contribution to local businesses while I was in Finland. The lodge I stayed at near Ivalo was very environmentally friendly and aware of the impact we all have on the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I would rate this vacation a 9.5 out of 10. It was incredible and I would encourage anyone to visit Finland.

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The husky sledding and seeing the northern lights.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Definitely use this tour operator. Also, buy your gear from Decathlon.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think it benefited local people in that we went to visit the reindeer farm and provided out of season jobs for e.g. local fishermen.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was fantastic.

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Planet

Tankavaara is located next to the UKK National Park, which extends far east all the way to the Russian border. There are strict rules, how to behave in the national parks. No rubbish is to be thrown away. Snowmobiling is only allowed for authorised local guides and therefore visitors sit in sleighs on snowmobile tours.

We have included only ecological activities in this product: snowshoeing, husky sleigh ride starting from the hotel with no guest transfers, snowmobiling safari by sleigh and tobogganing at Saariselkä, where our guests will drive by a public bus. We'll try to combine transportations so that as many people as possible would share airport transfers for example. The timing of the tour has been designed for direct London flights.

The hotel restaurant offers original Lappish dishes using a lot of local ingredients like mushrooms, berries and reindeer meat. Recycling and sorting of waste is a national standard in Finland.

People

Tankavaara is an authentic gate of the gold-mining district of Lapland. Here you can learn about gold panning and prospecting in Lapland. A visit of Gold Museum is included in the itinerary.

This is a small, family-run business, which has brought this nostalgic location to life again step by step. First, they updated their menus with an expert, now they have built two new hotel buildings, which suit well to the environment there.

We want to do our best in bringing guests there and supporting their business. All the service providers are local, small companies serving small groups. Tourism brings work in these remote areas of Lapland.

At Christmas and New Year we plan to bring up local traditions from rice porridge to Santa Claus and New Year's magic. As an additional activity, we also offer a Sámi workshop in Sámi cultural gallery provided by a local artist and an indigenous Sámi woman Tuula-Maija Magga-Hetta.

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