Treat yourself and your family to a magical break in Lapland, home to Father Christmas.
There’s more than a hint of magic in the air when a family travels to Lapland for the first time. No Christmas experience can compare to the sheer excitement of coming here to Santa’s Lapland home, where the snow and reindeer are real and and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights dance purple and green across the night sky. It may be a bit cliché to say, but this really is one holiday your children or grandchildren will remember forever!
There are 3 or 4 night breaks to choose from in Levi, located just north of the Arctic Circle where a warm, friendly atmosphere makes for a memorable stay.
Levi is a very popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance.
These Santa Breaks include an amazing half day full of atmosphere and fun for the children. Visit Santa's Elves Hideaway where you can wander through a secret snow tunnel and around the snow filled forest to find many festive activities to enjoy. From making gingerbread cookies and decorations with the elves to having the chance to meet Comet the reindeer and various snow games for youngsters - with tobogganing and snowballs always on the agenda. Plus of course, the highlight of the day - A private meeting with Santa Claus himself guaranteed for each family!
Santa's Elves Hideaway at Tonttula, and the other activity locations are all only a short drive from the resort, and the immediate local scenery is easily accessed by foot or snowshoes so you do not have to venture far to experience the wilderness and increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights - making the most out of your short stay.
Also included are arctic thermal suits and warm snow boots for all adults and children (3 years and over - as these breaks are not recommended for infants). Meaning you can 'come as you are' with your normal winter outdoor clothing, and we'll do the rest, so you can relax and enjoy the Lapland snow.
There is always time to join your choice of additional optional activities such as husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris or perhaps try skiing or snowboarding. As Finland's most famous ski resort, hosting the World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snow-sure pistes, Levi is a brilliant place for families to try skiing for the first time, as well as improving your skills.
Finally, to round off your break, enjoy a very special Farewell Feast full of festivities including, fun games, a disco and a small present and certificate for each child.
Located on the slopes of Levi's mountain is the modern and stylish Panorama Hotel. With fabulous views of Levi village and beyond, this hotel is the perfect base for your trip to Lapland to visit Santa.
Santa Break Itinerary
3 nights Sunday to Wednesday 4 nights Wednesday to Sunday
Day 1 - Arrival in Lapland
Your Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland and bring you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in Levi, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots, which you will keep for the duration of your stay. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. Join us for a welcome get-together to help you plan your activities for the next few days - see below for options.
Day 2 - Today is the day
Meet Santa in his magical workshop, elves and all!
The time has come to meet the big man himself. A magical jaunt is in store with a visit to one of Santa’s enchanting workshops. Here each family will enjoy an exclusive private meeting with Santa - make sure you’ve written your letters! You can also take part in supervised festive games, cook sausages on an open fire, help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits and try making your own decorations in Elf School. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer or have great fun tobogganing in the snow.
Day 3 - Your choice!
Make the most of your stay by booking our exciting and excellent value optional excursions. Perhaps a combined husky and reindeer farm visit with sleigh rides in the morning, followed by an exhilarating family-friendly snowmobile safari in the afternoon.
Alternatively, explore Levi centre and the local shops, collect souvenirs or relax and enjoy a sauna at your accommodation in true Finnish style!
On your final night
Get ready for a Festive Feast! An evening of party games and a disco, with certificates being given to the children. Tuck into a buffet of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner plus Lappish specialities. All children will receive a small gift - souvenirs that can be treasured for years.
Please note that the Festive Feast takes place on Day 4 for guests staying 4 nights.
Day 4 - For 4 night guests only
Levi is also Finland’s most famous ski resort, hosting World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snow-sure pistes, and guests on the 4-night Santa Break can pre-book our exclusive Inghams 'Ski Taster' package to give the sport a go on Levi's beginner-friendly slopes. Perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops, relax at the hotel swimming pool or simply play in the snow. Then get ready for a festive gala dinner in the evening (see Day 3 for details). After dinner, perhaps the Northern Lights will appear for that perfect end to your holiday.
Day 5 (or Day 4 for 3 night guests)
After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.
Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times. Other activities such as horse-sleigh rides and visits to the SnowHotel (from mid-Dec) may also be available locally.
Pre-bookable Exursions & Activities
Combined Husky & Reindeer Safari
An animal lover’s dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time. Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway.
Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1½km across the snowy landscape. Delicious hot fruit juice and cake will be served. Next it’s time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Visit the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.
Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.
Experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult (over 8yrs only, subject to height restrictions) or are towed in a covered sled behind the guide.
Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.
Ski Taster Package
(For 4 night complete beginner guests only)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with empty slopes and friendly English speaking instructors.
But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience one of our 7 night holidays.
Ski tuition for 1½ hours
Skis & boots hire all day
Free use of beginner lifts all day
Ski Taster Package is for guests 6yrs or older. We act as at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions.
Husky and Reindeer Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Safari child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs free (transport must be pre-booked) but are not allowed on 10km Husky Safari. In Yllas customers will drive the husky sled themselves, where as in Levi customers will be driven.
Snowmobile Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Snowmobile Safari child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs free (transport must be pre-booked) but are not allowed on any Snowmobile safaris. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, photographic driver's licence with them. Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available.
Levi Panorama Hotel
This excellent hotel is in a stunning location at the top of Levi fell with wonderful wide-reaching views over the ski slopes, Levi resort and the surrounding winter landscape.
The Panorama boasts spacious, well-equipped bedrooms, which all take 1 or 2 extra beds, providing comfort for the whole family after your day out exploring- we recommend the Superior rooms which also include a drying closet (great for toasty socks in the morning!). The popular apartments offer greater space and additional bedrooms. Alternatively, there's plenty of space to relax and unwind in the excellent public areas including children's play area, large restaurant with slope views, panoramic sauna or one of the bars. All of our packages include half board with varied breakfast and evening meal buffets.
It is extremely easy to explore the resort of Levi, guests may use the convenient Levi Summit gondola, which departs from outside the hotel and takes less than 5 minutes directly into the centre of Levi. Guests receive a free day ticket for each day of their stay (excluding day of departure).
The gondola runs from 9:30am - 9pm daily
After 9pm, the hotel offers a shuttle service running every 30 minutes between Hotel Levi Panorama and K5 Hotel until 11:45pm (last departure from Levi centre)
All excursions include coach pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel
Transfers from the airport are also direct by coach approx. 20 minutes from Kittilä & thermal clothing is collected directly from the Hotel Panorama
Levi is a very popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
All the high quality spacious hotel rooms are located in the main building and are furnished in a modern style. All hotel rooms have shower, WC, flat-screen TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, minibar and hairdryer.
Standard Rooms, 28m² (A4) can sleep 2-4 people in twin beds, with a divan sofa bed which can be converted to 2 extra single beds for full occupancy. This room can be located on any floor and has a ski slope view.
Superior Rooms, 33m² (B4) can sleep 2-4 people in twin beds with a balcony and drying closet. There is a divan sofa bed which can be converted to 2 extra single beds for full occupancy. Superior rooms can be located on any floor with a ski slope or village view.
Varied hot and cold buffet breakfast
Extensive 3 course buffet evening meal
Sauna with separate areas for men and women
Children's play area
Large restaurant where buffet breakfast and evening meals are served
Lobby snack shop
Lobby lounge area
Bar café and lounge at lobby level
'Gold Digga' restaurant and bar on 7th floor
Panorama à la carte restaurant (pay locally)
Ski storage with individual lockers (€1 deposit required)
Cots available for free - please request at time of booking
Good to know
Walk down to Immeljärvi Lake to see the Northern Lights
Bowling and Water World at the Levi Spa Hotel
‘Kids Land’ with ski lift, toboggan slope and daily games
Levi is a popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Santa's Workshop and the activity locations are all only a short drive from resort, and the immediate local scenery is easily accessed so you do not have to venture far to experience the wilderness and increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
* Additional Charges
If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy.
Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.
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