Spend your Christmas in the peaceful depths of Lapland, learning about life as Santa’s Little Helper and more about traditional Lapland. A 15-minute transfer from the city centre and overlooking a lake, the resort is a perfect place for spotting the magnificent Northern Lights. Stay in an aurora cabin and look out for the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed, as you drift off to a peaceful slumber. This holiday is all-inclusive, meaning you don’t have to worry about flights, transfers, meals, accommodation, or activities! We organise it all seamlessly for you so that you can enjoy your holiday.
|Return flights from London airports (other UK airports available) + transfers to resort|
|3 overnight stays in a beautifully crafted & modern aurora cabin (fits 2+2)|
|Full board + festive Christmas dinner packages (wine & softs drinks for kids)|
|All activities listed, suitable for adults & children|
|Warm outdoor suits (please bring warm base layers!)|
Packages with flights include departures from most UK airports. Only holidays booked in conjunction with flights are covered under our ATOL licence. Through our membership with The Travel Vault, other packages are also financially protected in accordance with the EU Package Travel Regulations at no extra cost to customers.
Suitable for all ages. Child price ages 4 – 14.
(Norwegian Airlines direct from Gatwick lands 11:05, Finnair )
This trip corresponds with Norwegian Airlines direct flight departure from Gatwick and Finnair flight from Heathrow (stopover in Helsinki). Other flights from UK departure airports are available, but may not correspond well logistically.
Your airport transfer is included and will be arranged by the resort. You will receive details for convenient transfer schedules upon booking. The transfer takes up to 20 minutes, a peaceful drive from the city centre out to a quiet spot in Lapland overlooking a lake, away from city light pollution. The staff at your resort aim to make your stay feel like a home away from home!
After checking in and familiarising yourself with your majestic Arctic surroundings, a standard dinner buffet will be served at the restaurant of the main building. Get your first taste of Nordic cuisine with a modern twist, all created with locally produced ingredients. At the heart of the restaurant is a huge stone fireplace with an oven, often smelling of baked bread buns and braised stew. High windows overlook the frozen lake, where you may get lucky and spot the Northern Lights as you eat!
Overnight stay in an Aurora Cabin (One double bed + sofa bed if needed)
Enjoy your breakfast buffet at your leisure before daytime activities. Christmas Eve and Day activities are outlined below, suitable for both adults and children. The programme is arranged according to the best fit for the weather and participants.
Did you know that in addition to the official chamber situated at the Arctic Circle, Santa also has many secret hideaways in the Arctic? During your Christmas activities, you will get a sneak peek into one of Santa’s secret locations near Apukka Resort. Tiptoeing like real elves, we venture out by the light of a lantern through snowy paths to Santa’s Secret Hut. Each guest gets a private meeting with Santa, including a small surprise gift to remember the moment by!
As Santa’s little helpers, we also need to find out what it means to be an elf. This means learning about the different modes of transport in Lapland, including a taste of husky sledding, reindeer rides, and snowmobiling (adult and mini-snowmobiles for kids). Don’t forget to feed Rudolph and his friends so that they are strong enough to start their long journey around the world! You may also need to help Santa make some decorations for Christmas. Most importantly, though, Christmas is all about the holiday spirit and enjoying snowy winter activities.
After filling up on dinner and taking a break, head back out into winter wonderland in a heated Snow Train carriage. On your passage, through the Arctic wilderness, you will cross beautiful snowy landscapes to reach a traditional Lappish kota. This hut is located far out in the Arctic depths of the Finnish wilderness. Gathering around a bonfire, you will be served hot drinks while roasting your own sausages.
Your specialised Northern Lights expert can help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion focuses completely on the Northern Lights, but an added bonus is experiencing the beauty of pure, untouched forests with the peaceful darkness of the Arctic night.
Lunches and festive dinners included at the resort restaurant. Festive dinners include a wine package for adults and soft drinks for children.
NB: Northern lights sightings cannot be guaranteed due to weather and solar conditions, but we will do our very best!
Overnight stays in an Aurora Cabin (One double bed + sofa bed if needed)
Enjoy your last breakfast buffet and snow fun before your departure back home. If you have time, try one last winter activity or pop by Rovaniemi for a visit to the biggest city in Lapland. Grab your last souvenirs and
The flight departs from Rovaniemi Airport to the original destination
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