Journey beginning and ending at Rovaniemi, Finland
Available: 2018-12-23 to 2018-12-27 starting from $5259 AUD
Available: 2019-12-23 to 2019-12-27 starting from $5345 AUD
The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is situated in the forest within the Santa Park at Rovaniemi. With spectacular views over the treetops, the TreeHouse suites offer an exclusive combination of local tradition, Lappish heritage and modern Scandinavian design. The atmospheric lounge area invites you to celebrate Christmas relaxing with your friends and loved ones while the panoramic restaurant offers delicious continental and local cuisine in unique surroundings.
Get ready for a Christmas celebration to remember! So many unique experiences are waiting – delicious food, beautiful nature, Christmas presents and, of course, a very special meeting with real elves and Santa Claus in the most secret location in Lapland – Santa Claus Secret Forest also known as Joulukka!
We have one other tour staying at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel during the Winter 2018 – 2019.
Day 1 – 23 Dec: Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Arrive in Rovaniemi airport and transfer to Arctic Treehouse Hotel. If you arrive early, lunch at the hotel’s restaurant.
Freshen up in your room and don your winter gear. Head out for some snow angel making and explore the nearby winter wonderland.
Day 2 – 24 Dec: Husky ride through the wilderness, then a special Christmas Eve program
The friendly barks of the huskies welcome you to the local farm but as soon as the safari of dogs departs from the farm, the dogs quiet down and start to work. Enjoy the surrounding nature and the sledge ride in silence. Stop for a break in the wilderness and take photos. We drive two persons per team, but there is a possibility to change the driver along the way. The average length of the trail is 12-17 km, but the weather conditions and the skills of the participants may affect the length of the ride.
Lunch will be served on your return to the hotel and the early afternoon is yours.
At 4pm, you will be picked up again and taken on a bus ride through the snowy forest inhabited by fluffy bunnies and cute squirrels, a ride that will take you to the best-guarded secret of the elves – Santa Claus Secret Forest!
The Elves are very kind creatures and they need your help with one of the most important tasks: the annual Christmas feeding of the animals! If we are lucky we might even see some of the shy creatures behind the trees in light of our torches!
Santa Claus Secret Forest is full of beauty and splendor, but finding the right Christmas tree can be a little difficult. Luckily the Elves have their favourite spots in the forest and soon the tree is found! When it is set and lit up we can decorate it together and dance and sing around it! If your singing is as cute as the elves’ Santa Claus himself will come to greet you, wish you a very Merry Christmas and, of course, give you a nice present – a memento to take home and remind you of your trip to Lapland.
After the forest adventure you will go back to the hotel in the fun company of the elves! Here, in a cozy warm restaurant delicious warm Christmas dinner is already waiting! Eat well, smile and laugh with the elves, hug and kiss – isn’t that the best Christmas plan ever!?
- Welcoming of an Elf
- Greeting of fairy tale animal
- Fetching the Christmas tree from the forest
- Hot drinks by open fireplace
- Meeting with Santa Claus in Santa Claus Secret Forest
- Opportunity to take photo or video with Santa Claus with own camera
- Gift from Santa
- Three course dinner buffet in Arctic TreeHouse Hotel Restautrant (please, see example menu below)
- Return transfer (duration of one way transfer – about 30 minutes)
**Preliminary Christmas Buffet Menu: **
Juniper marinated whitefish from Mountain Lake
Slightly salted salmon with dill-mustard sauce
Game terrine with Cranberry-Cumberland sauce
Mixed beetroot salad with beetroot cream
Lappish mushroom salad
Traditional Finnish salad with cottage cheese
Traditional Finnish Christmas ham with cognac-cream sauce
Casserole of swede and carrot
Peas and plum
Villager’s baked potatoes
Coffee and tea
Day 3 – 25 Dec: Snowmobile riding through the forest
It’s Christmas morning so it’s a chance to sleep in. In the early afternoon, go for a snowmobile ride on the forest trails around the Santa Claus Village area, where parents can ride their own snowmobile while children travel in the sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery. Along the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge.
Day 4 – 26 Dec: Reindeer Safari in the Lappish Forest
The morning is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the hotel.
After lunch, it’s time for a reindeer safari! Cosy up in a sleigh and enjoy the ride, take photos of the scenery around and take in the experinece of a reindeer caravan. The reindeer herder will treat you to coffee and buns by the outdoor fireplace and tell you the story of his family and his reindeer.
Dinner at the restaurant and afterwards, if the skies are clear, look out for the magical Northern Lights.
Day 5 – 27 Dec: Say goodbye to the Magical Christmas Finland
After breakfast, transfer to Rovaniemi airport.
- 4 nights in a TreeHouse suite
- Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners (including a Christmas Eve dinner)
- Return transfer between Rovaniemi airport and TreeHouse Hotel, as well as luggage transfer to your room
- Winter gear during activities
- Snowmobile Safari
- Husky Safari
- Reindeer Safari
- Christmas program – welcome by an Elf, collecting the Christmas tree from the forest, hot drinks by the open fire, meeting Santa Claus in the Santa Claus secret forest, gift from Santa, three course Traditional Finnish buffet dinner and transfers.
- Free use of toboggans for your stay. Cross-country skis & snowshoes can be hired at an additional cost.
International flights to/from Helsinki, domestic flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!