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DECEMBER 23Rovaniemi
Your magical week of Christmas fun in Finland commences with a transfer from Rovaniemi airport to the Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos. Leave behind the lights and the city as you move further away from everyday life to the pristine nature and wilderness. On arrival check in to this unique property carved from snow and ice each winter and marvel at your accommodation for the next 3 nights, a modern Glass Igloo offering comfort and sky views from your bed!

Spend this afternoon settling in to your Glass Igloo or go out exploring the property located amongst the forest and shores of Lake Lehtojärvi. This evening, why not start with drinks at the Hotel's Ice Bar, where the walls, seating and glassware are all made of ice! Or for a warmer option, relax at the lounge of the Sky Bar. Tonight, make your way to Kota restaurant located by the lake, where the glow fried salmon come highly recommended!

Stay at: Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos - Glass Igloo (3 star)
Meals included: Dinner

DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve in Rovaniemi
This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Log Restaurant before being transferred to Santa Claus Village for a fun filled day that will likely bring out the child still within. You will be able to wander around the village marvelling at the festive decorations, visiting Santa's post office and the gift shops and no visit would be complete without meeting Santa Claus himself! You will also get to visit Snowman World where winter activities abound. You can enjoy ice skating and ice slides and then catch your breath with lunch at Santamus Restaurant, an unforgettable experience and a taste of authentic Lapland.

Hyvaa Joulua! Tonight, celebrate Christmas like the Finns - on Christmas Eve! Be ready to enjoy a festive Christmas Eve dinner at the restaurant. Who knows, maybe a special guest will appear this evening?

Please note that Snowman World closes at 15.00hrs on the 24th December.
Stay at: Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos - Glass Igloo (3 star)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and Christmas Eve Dinner

DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day in Rovaniemi
Merry Christmas! A memorable start to your day as you get rugged up to meet some new furry friends at a local family owned husky farm. Enjoy a play with these adorable dogs, before receiving a safety briefing and then setting off into the spectacular Finnish forest for a sleigh ride.

Afterwards, return to your accommodation to enjoy time at leisure and share with your loved ones and new friends on this special day. Tonight, enjoy a memorable festive dinner at the Ice Restaurant. Carved in a unique manner every year, admire the craftsmanship in snow and ice carving of the walls decorated with snow and ice art, your table and seat and your dessert that's served on an ice plate!

Tonight there is an option to reserve a spot on an electric snowmobile tour. This is an exciting excursion as the snowmobiles are electric, free of noise and no odour of gasoline. A perfect way to finish Christmas day and hopefully the Northern Lights will also make an appearance tonight.

Please note due to availability this is highly recommended to be pre booked

Stay at: Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos - Glass Igloo (3 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and Christmas Dinner

DECEMBER 26 Rovaniemi
Enjoy a sleep in this morning before breakfast at the Log Restaurant. Today, is a slower day where you will be able to enjoy the nature and wintery landscape on a guided snowshoe hike and on your return experience a favourite past time of all Finns, Sauna. Staying at the Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos this experience is made even more unique. Start with a traditional Finnish sauna, then try the snow sauna where only the benches are made from wood. The thick steam of the stove keeps the temperature high, even though the snowy walls radiate cold. Finish in an outdoor Jacuzzi with massaging jets.

Today you will also transfer rooms to experience a night in a snow room at the SnowHotel. The Arctic SnowHotel is one of the biggest snow hotels in the world which is carved each year. The room temperature is minus 5, but the sleeping bags will keep you snug and very warm, so enjoy this unique experience!

Enjoy your last evening at the resort with dinner at the Kota Restaurant and recall the amazing moments you have had these past few days.

Stay at: Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos - Snow room (3 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DECEMBER 27 Rovaniemi
Your Christmas adventure concludes after breakfast with a scheduled transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 nights at the 3 star Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos staying 3 nights in a Glass Igloo and 1 night in a Snow Room
  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch at Santamus
  • 4 Dinners including Christmas Eve and Ice restaurant dinner
  • Santa Claus Village
  • Visit Snowman World entrance
  • Husky Safari
  • Snowshoe Hike
  • Traditional Sauna Experience
  • Use of winter clothing during activities


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Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)