In the heart of Rovaniemi, the traditionally-styled Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel is a great base for going to meet Father Christmas or trying to spot the Northern Lights. Warm up from your winter adventure in the sauna whilst admiring the beautiful views of the surrounding city and river, before heading to the restaurant to try a number of Finnish delights.
At a glance
Central location in Rovaniemi
Restaurant serving local cuisine
Sleigh-bell sleepover - What's included:
Thermal suits and boots
Short husky and reindeer sled taster rides
Lunch with soft drinks on both days
Explore Santa's Village
Meet Santa (each child aged 2-12yrs receives a gift)
30-minute snowmobile ride
Two days of fun activities in Rovaniemi.
Day 1 - Let the Magic Begin
Once you've landed in the wintry wonderland look out for Santa's elves who'll meet you at the airport. It's very chilly so the elves will take you by coach to the locker room to get your thermal suit and comfy boots. You'll then be whisked to the activity park where you'll enjoy lunch before the fun starts.
Fun at the Activity Park
This is where the magic really begins, when you and your family get to meet Santa Claus. Next, have a go at tandem skiing and try out snowshoes, they were invented to be able to walk on frosty ground. Nowʼs your chance to race against each other on toboggans down the slopes, or simply explore the fantastic scenery. You could even try the kicksleds, a local form of transport that's easy for everyone to use, so you'll get the hang of them in no time. If it gets a little chilly then visit the shaman in his tent for a mystical tale. Have some hot berry juice before a short reindeer sled ride, followed by a fast-paced sled dog/husky taster ride. At the end of the day, choose from one of the optional excursions or relax in your hotel.
Christmas Delights Come Early
The morning begins with free time and another opportunity for an optional excursion. You'll enjoy a hearty lunch at Forest Manor as youʼll need energy for the excitement to come in magical Santa Claus Village. Send a letter from Santa Claus, stamped with the special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate for doing so. Thereʼs a lovely choice of bars and restaurants, the ice bar is a 'cool' place to take a break. For one last blast of fun youʼll be heading off on a snowmobile ride through the dense pine forest, taking in the beautiful Lappish countryside.
Day 1 - Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari** or Santa's Secret Elf School
Day 2 - Family Husky Safari** or Mrs Claus and the Elf Workshop
**These excursions are available to be pre-booked before departure.
In the centre of Rovaniemi.
Shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity
À la carte restaurant
Standard Rooms (one-three people) have a king-size or twin beds plus an extra bed (if required), individual climate controls, cable television, minibar, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and shower room.
Also available: Superior Rooms (up to three adults) with tea and coffee making facilities. Single Rooms. A very limited amount of Twin Rooms (two adults and two children) with twin beds plus a sofa bed for children.
Activities may not run in the order or day listed. Snowmobile trips are subject to change due to weather conditions. Pregnant women should not use snowmobiles or sledges pulled by snowmobiles as the vibrations and exhaust fumes may be harmful. You will not check into your hotel until the evening on Day 1 and your cases will remain locked in the coach hold from arrival at the airport until arrival at your hotel.
We want to make sure our trips to Lapland are enjoyed by everyone but the snow and icy conditions along with the uneven natural terrain may mean some of the trips aren't suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us before you book.
*A local charge may apply to facilities and activities shown on this page, unless they're advertised as free or included in the description of an All Inclusive package (if applicable to the hotel/board basis you are choosing). All facilities and activities on this page are subject to change/withdrawal.
* 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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