Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge


Christmas Holiday in Finnish Lapland 

Be part of a magical Christmas story in Finnish Lapland that will capture the imaginations of children and grown-ups alike. Staying close to Santa’s home outside of Rovaniemi, your accommodation will be a cosy cabin in the forest where the Christmas story unfolds guided by one of Santa’s loyal elves. This pre-Christmas short break in Lapland offers a personal and memorable meeting with Santa full of magic and surprise. The trip takes place away from crowds and instead proposes a starring role in your own Christmas saga that will stay in your family’s memory box for a long time to come. 




DAY 1:

Welcome to Lapland! You have landed at the Arctic Circle where your Christmas story begins. You will be greeted by a Christmas elf at the airport who will join you on your journey through Finnish Lapland. You’ll be given a ‘Search for Santa Claus’ kit which includes writing material for the all-important letter to the man himself. Winter clothing is provided on arrival.

Check-in at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge and enjoy dinner at the Lodge in the evening. Have a good night’s sleep ready for adventures ahead.

Staying at: Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge

DAY 2:

After breakfast, your elf will take you to meet the huskies and the reindeer. Your elf is full of excitement as she has spotted Santa Claus in the forest today and invites you to join her at a husky and reindeer farm to see if he may be there. Santa has many reindeer and you’ll have the chance to enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride in the forest to see if you can see any signs of Santa Claus. On the way children will look for clues such as a burnt out fire in the forest where Santa may have taken a break. As the reindeer sleigh ride ends, you can hear the bark of the dogs increasing in volume as you near them. It’s now time for an exciting husky sled ride in the forest. Look out for more signs of Santa Claus as you dash between the trees. Your elf will be waiting for you with a cup of hot berry juice and gingerbread biscuits.

After lunch and dinner at the lodge, there is time for you to relax or play in the snow. There are toboggans and snowshoes at your disposal at the lodge. After dark, don’t forget to look out for signs of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights in the night sky. If you wish you can join an optional snowmobile excursion (additional cost).

DAY 3:

Today after breakfast, your elf will take you on a secret forest trail. You will enjoy and discover the wonders of wintry nature until a sweet-smelling waft fills the air. Following the elf’s nose, you will find a secret Christmas-Kota tent, like a teepee, where hot drinks and marshmallows are waiting for you. Still the search for Santa continues.

Back in the lodge you’ll have the chance to play with toboggans, kick-sledges and try some forest skiing. Optional excursion include mini-skidoos for children (additional cost).

Lunch is served in the lodge, followed by Christmas decoration making inducing a wonderful feeling of Christmas spirit. You will have a chance to decorate gingerbread cookies, make elves to hang in the Christmas tree and finish those letters to Santa.

The excitement builds as now it is time for Santa Claus himself to visit the lodge bringing the warm Christmas spirit with him! You will have your own private time with Santa Claus and for sure he will give all children a small gift as a memory of this special moment you shared.

Dinner at the lodge.

DAY 4:

After breakfast, it is time to leave your lodge and join your elf at Santa Claus Village. On arrival to the village, your elf will say goodbye to you and rush off to her elfish duties. You will have some time to explore the village before the bus takes you to the airport and you bid farewell to Finnish Lapland.


From £735 per adult and £595 per child (aged 4-14 years) excluding flights. Please get in touch with our team for a detailed price quotation

£735.00 GBP roughly converts to: 809 EUR | 963 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.


Price Includes

  • All transfers including airport transfers
  • Use of winter equipment (overall, boots, woollen socks, mittens)
  • 3 night’s accommodation in a lodge or cabin
  • Full board (3x breakfast, 3x dinner, 2x lunch)
  • Elf services and activities as described in the program
  • Private meeting with Santa Claus in a festive cottage, small gift for children (4-14yrs) 

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration  



Price Excludes

  • Flights to Rovaniemi
  • Alcoholic beverages and incidental spend

Additional Info


This trip has fixed departure dates

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.


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