Christmas at Santa Claus Holiday Village

Welcome to Santa’s home & workplace!
5 days
22 Dec 2018
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Ho, ho, ho - welcome to Santa’s home & workplace! Stay at the wonderful Santa Claus Holiday Village, where you can meet Santa and have your photograph taken by elves, visit Santa's Office and Post Office, cross the Arctic Circle and explore a beautiful Christmas Exhibition, with displays about Christmas customs old and new and the history of the Christmas tree. You can also visit nearby Snowman World, to meet the resident Snowmen and have fun in the snow with them. All the excursions are specially designed to suit families.

22 December Arrival in Rovaniemi
Upon arrival, transfer from Rovaniemi Airport to Santa Claus Holiday Village. Remainder of the day & night at leisure. You could visit Snowman World or Santa's Post Office, or go into town to explore Arktikum Museum, Korundi Culture House & Pilke Science Centre.

23 December Morning Husky Farm Visit & Afternoon Safari by Snowmobile
This morning visit the local Husky Farm - meet the friendly dogs and puppies then enjoy a short, child friendly sled ride, in family groups. After the ride, enjoy hot berry juice by an open fire back at the farm, and talk to the head "musher" who will tell you stories about these brave, happy hounds. Then this afternoon experience the fun of driving on snowmobiles through the snow covered forests, with a stop for warm drinks to keep you cosy! 2 persons share each snowmobile, and children 4-14 years of age ride snuggled in blankets, in a comfortable sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile.

24 December Santa’s Hideaway
Everyone in Lapland knows that Santa has a secret hideaway where he goes to relax and now you also have the chance to see it. Santa himself will not be there, as he is very busy now, but he has left you a message...you just have to find it! Start with a ½hr guided coach transfer to a forest hut. The coach is stopped by different animals of the forest, as bears and hares guide the guests through a winding trail. Here and there you may even see Santa s little helpers hiding in the forest. Some may even make friends with the children and walk with them. Along the way, children may see traces of Santa himself, with fresh traces of his sled. There might even be some objects and presents that have fallen out of his sled.

Finally the trail leads to a little hut in the middle of the forest, where long tables are set up for enjoying a Christmas Eve lunch bikkies. At the tiny hut, each child is invited to visit the Christmas decorations. They will also receive a personal letter from Santa, encouraging them to feed the birds and other forest animals. If they do, he promises to pay a visit in the evening. Then Santa’s little helpers and the children set up food for the birds, then go together to find some Christmas trees to decorate. Santa’s reindeer have now arrived at the hut, ready to take everyone on a test drive. If you manage this local mode of transport, you’ll be issued an International Reindeer-Drivers License. Since you are all the way up north, you can’t leave without also participating in the ceremony of Crossing the Arctic Circle, before returning to the Village.

25 December Snow Fun Day
Today transfer to the Snow Fun Site and try mini-snowmobiles, the toboggan runs, 4WD forest scooters, snowshoes, kick sleds, ice fishing or snow hockey. Warm up by the campfire and enjoy hot snacks in a Kota.

26 December Rovaniemi Departure
Your tour concludes with your airport transfer today.

Departures: 22 December  2018

Includes: return transfers airport /Village Days 1 and 5; 4 nights accommodation; daily breakfast and dinner; luggage transfer Reception/apartment and return; daily cleaning; 2 hr Family Husky Safari (including 20min sled ride); 2 hr Family Snowmobile Safari; 3hr Snowfun Day; 4hr Trip to Santa's Hideaway. 

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must drive their own snowmobile solo. Children over 140cm in height may sit as a passenger behind an adult driver on a snowmobile only if the child is paying the adult price. Children under 140 cm in height sit in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children under 2 are not permitted on snowmobile safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

Husky Safaris: Children under 18 years usually travel in one big sled driven by the guide. During the shorter safaris  a maximum of 2 adults + 2 children may be permitted to share one sled driven by the adults. During the longer safaris 2 adults usually drive each sled in pairs and all children sit together in one big sled driven by the guide. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may sit in a sled driven by adults and who must sit in the guide’s sled for all safaris. Children under 2 are not permitted on husky safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2382.00
Single AUD$ 3696.00

Includes: return transfers airport /Village Days 1 and 5; 4 nights accommodation; daily breakfast and dinner; luggage transfer Reception/apartment and return; daily cleaning; 2 hr Family Husky Safari (including 20min sled ride); 2 hr Family Snowmobile Safari; 3hr Snowfun Day; 4hr Trip to Santa's Hideaway. 

Please enquire for children's prices.

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