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All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:6 nights
  • Suitable for: Anybody aged 5 years or over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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  • Flights: Return flights from London Heathrow to Kittila or Rovaniemi (via Helsinki). Non-UK and regional flights on request. Flight routes subject to change.
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 6 nights’ hotel room
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • The following activities are included: Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village, husky sledding, visit to Levi, snowmobile safari and ice fishing (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors

Kittila is a small town in the North West corner of Finland. It presents guests with the chance to stay in an Arctic community as well as offering some unique active experiences for families.

This holiday is packed with a wealth of activities which include snowmobiling, dog sledding, a visit to a reindeer farm, ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There are, however, additional highlights here which are not available in other destinations and these include a memorable meal in an ice restaurant and the chance to spend two days downhill skiing in the famous resort of Levi. With all of the aforementioned activities included in the holiday price we think this holiday offers exceptional value for families.

The simple, yet utterly welcoming hotel accommodation gets praise from our families each and every year and the staff here will do all that they can to make your stay in Lapland as good as it can be. The hotel is a great place to meet the local people as it is a lunchtime hive of activity with people calling in for their famous buffet and in the evenings the Pilot’s Bar is a place to hear tales from the town. Whilst this trip gives you the chance of seeing modern life in Lapland, you will also gain an understanding of the traditions and culture of the region; a wonderful experience for adults and children alike.

Throughout this holiday you leave the town behind you and head out on the activities to explore the vast wilderness around Kittila, a landscape which is simply stunning and totally unlike any that you are likely to have encountered before. The cherry on the cake here is also that the area is well within the Aurora Zone, meaning that it is an excellent place from which to see the Northern Lights. Within 5 minutes of the hotel you can stand in a viewpoint, away from the town’s lights and keep watch of the northern skies for a display.


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  • Levi Glass Igloos

    For an extra special night’s stay for your family, the Glass Igloos at Levi offer the perfect combination of cosy comfort and unique vantage point and are sure to appeal to your children’s sense of adventure!

    Through their large glass windows you can gaze directly at the star filled arctic sky, and, from your remote fell top vantage point, you have an excellent chance of witnessing the Aurora from the comfort of your bed.

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    Should your trip have a free last evening, we can arrange for you to spend your night in these fantastic igloos before being taken to the airport the next day. Your evening meal can be a delicious welcome hamper or you can add on a three course evening meal which will be cooked and served for you in the neighbouring tepee (please ask out Travel experts for a quote for these options).

    Following breakfast the next morning (again this can be upgraded, please ask for a quote) you will be transferred to the airport. Should your flight times be later in the day, you may wish to take advantage of the bus to Levi to enjoy the highlights of this small ski resort. You will be able to leave your luggage in the igloos if you choose this option and the driver will collect your luggage before meeting you at a pre-arranged location in Levi. Transfers are not included in the overnight cost at the igloo, so please ask our Travel Experts for quote that will be tailored to your departure airport and time.

    Igloo Village Facilities

    On site, there is a warm tepee (with campfire and kitchen area) which is free for guest use. The reception is usually open daily from 4pm to 6pm and guests will be given a key and emergency telephone number also. The price for the glass igloo also includes breakfast, bedlinen, use of towels and housekeeping. There is a choice of evening meals available which are not included in the cost but our Travel Experts can provide a quote for (please note these need to be booked at least 48 hours before your arrival).

    Guest accommodation

    Superior Igloos
    Each of the eight superior igloos is fully equipped with insulated windows which have been designed to prevent frosting. Inside, each igloo has a kitchenette (which includes breakfast set, microwave, electric stove, toaster, kettle, fridge and coffee maker), shower and toilet. Other facilities include a radio/CD player and motorised double bed (which can be converted into twin beds). This is in the centre of the igloo, allowing you to easily admire the sky and surrounding scenery.

    The superior igloos also include a comfortable sofa bed as an additional bed option for one or two children.

    Premium Igloos
    Located on the edge of the fell, the four premium igloos offer enhanced views of the surrounding arctic landscape. Inside, the facilities offered are the same as the Superior Igloos, but of a slightly higher standard. Guests will also be provided with a welcome fruit platter, bathrobes, and luxury massage shower.

    For a full quotation please contact our Travel Experts.

Other options

  • Helsinki City Break

    Families on our winter trips will often like to add in some time for a night or two in Helsinki, making the most of flights which connect through the Finnish capital. Whilst on some dates this may not be possible, we will do what we can to meet your requirements.

    With its coastal location on the Baltic Sea, Helsinki has much to offer families who will enjoy not only its contemporary urban design, but its wide open spaces and numerous shops, cafés, restaurants and museums.

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    The main senate square, with its wide streets and beautiful buildings is a must as well as the Ateneum Art Museum which houses over 20,000 pieces of art and the Natural History Museum.

    A popular excursion for families is the UNESCO listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, around a 15 minute ferry ride from the city. Kids are sure to love exploring the 6 kilometres of bastion walls and over 100 cannons!

    When it comes to accommodation, there is much to choose from in this capital city, from small boutique hotels to larger spa complexes. Our Travel Experts are more than happy to provide recommendations and provide you with a full quotation based on your needs and their experience.

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We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Price per person based on 2 adults sharing with 1 child in an extra bed


For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size

Minimum group size of 4 people and maximum 22 people (approximately)

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Suitable for

This holiday has a specified minimum age. In some cases however, younger children may be able to participate in the holiday but may not be able to take part in all of the activities. Please speak to our Travel Experts for more details.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

  • A fantastic family holiday... 27 February 2015 by Beverley Taylor-Wade

    A fantastic family holiday and great to have a free day at the end to choose what we wanted to do. The kids loved skiing at Levi ski resort.

  • Unspoilt by busy tourism 22 February 2015 by Hazel Taylor-Siddons

    Just come back from a fantastic holiday based in Kittila - Northern Finland inside the Arctic Circle. It is a small town with one hotel, one main road and unspoilt by busy tourism. The staff and welcome at the hotel was warm and friendly even at midnight after driving up from Rovaniemi! The guide in our case Jussi (pronounced Yussi) was great - he looks after the group from breakfast, through your
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    activities and into the evening. The rooms are simply furnished but warm with great, hot showers. The light in February is similar to UK so you can see during your activities unlike in December. The hotel kindly provides clothing as listed for your full visit so if you go out to see Northern Lights then you are still warm. Our one disappointment was not seeing an Aurora in full vision but you can’t blame anyone for that. Getting on to the activities - they were as described and made a great change from skiing resorts of central Europe. Snowmobiling along tracks direct from hotel to frozen lake, then on to icing fishing - glad my dinner didn’t depend on it. We tried cross-country skiing and snowshoe walking, a great way to see more of the local area as once you leave the main road you need these! The highlight was the day on the reindeer farm and husky ride. Waiting for huskies to be harnessed and then you are off with the dogs barking and running through the forest and out onto the frozen lake and Arctic wilderness beyond For our options on the last day many paid to go downhill skiing at Levi, while I chose horse riding and others shopping and walking. The food in the hotel was good and suitable for the trip, and we tried some tasty local dishes.My advice would be don’t go at Christmas but wait for a little more light to get the best from your stay, unless you need to see Santa!
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  • We had a wonderful journey 29 April 2013 by Di Yu

    We had a wonderful journey. Special thanks to Annabel, who introduced the package and helped greatly throughout the booking. Without her assistance, and professional service, this couldn't have happened. Special thanks also goes to Scotty, our local guide, who is skillful, caring. Most enjoyable activity: Diversity of the activities arranged for each day and tailored by the local guide for the
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    whole family (parents with one son of 19 years old and a daughter of 11 years old). Every activity was enjoyable as each was tailored for a family, not an individual. Front line staff are brilliant. The staff in the small hotel in Kittila were also fantastic.
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  • Loved the relaxed feel 28 February 2012 by Janet Ditte

    The hotel isn't the Ritz - but we didn't expect that. I loved the relaxed feel of it - you didn't have to dress up, felt comfortable to walk around in joggers and jumper and even in your socks. Just what you want after a busy day!The hotel staff and guides were fantastic. Our guide Jaakko was absolutely fab - really looked after us and judged the group brilliantly. Plus, he clearly is very
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    experienced and knowledgeable about Finland, Lapland and all the activities we did. If you had got lost in the wilderness with him, you'd be fine! The equipment provided was great. My husband and I didn't get cold and our daughter only got really cold once when out at night in -25c looking at the Northern Lights.If you get lucky and the Northern Lights are visible, you won't need to wander far from the hotel to see them, around a 10 minute walk to the river, which is great if you want to nip back to the hotel to warm up.All the activities we did were fab and efficiently organised and mostly started between 9.30am to 10.00am, so not too early either. I wouldn't describe my husband or I as fit, but we managed them without too much difficulty at all. We also went downhill skiing in Levi. The hotel provided free transfers and Jaakko organised a private ski lesson for us and told us how and where to hire all the equipment. It was all very straightforward and easy.On a practical note - there are 2 supermarkets within easy walking distance of the hotel. The S-Market, which we visited, had a good range of foods, including fruit etc in case you have children who don't take to some of the food. But we also found that you can get a couple of dishes in the hotel (at an extra cost), including burger and chips and pizza, which we did get a couple of times when we knew our daughter wasn't going to fancy what was on offer that evening. Usual sort of cereals and toast are available for breakfast and usually soups for lunch. We took some cereal bars with us for quick, easy snacks on the go. All in all a fab trip that we would highly recommend.
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  • Your staff are your greatest asset 04 January 2011 by Elizabeth Johnston

    Your staff are your greatest asset. Without exception they have been helpful, patient and extremely generous with their time. No matter whom I have had dealings with, and no matter how briefly, I always felt that our party was in safe hands. Thank you!

  • The whole experience was excellent 05 April 2010 by Linda Thomas

    The whole experience was excellent, from my first enquiry to returning home! The service & information provided was faultless. Everybody involved in providing the holiday & activities were very personable, professional & informative. Without doubt the best holiday we have ever had! Truly magical, an experience of a lifetime, better than I could have ever imagined. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!! For me
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    the husky safari (was my favourite activity) as it's something I’ve always wanted to do. The rest of the family it was the snowmobiles, as it was exciting! Although we enjoyed all the activities & our guide Jaakko was fantastic, he was so informative & knowledgeable about so many things, a good cook too. We had excellent lunches, cooked on open fires! He added to our enjoyment & was always helpful & friendly. The best holiday ever!!! Everything was just as described in the brochure, all the information and discussions I had on the telephone before booking was excellent & very helpful. The whole experience was a pleasure and your staff were very helpful, we would definitely book with you again and recommend you to friends. I have not stopped telling everyone about how fabulous it was since we came home.
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  • Husky dog safari was absolutely out of this world 04 January 2010 by Julie Andrews

    The husky dog safari was absolutely out of this world. Driving my own team of husky dogs along a frozen river was, for me, the highlight of the holiday. My teenage son loved driving the snowmobile. The bonfire, fireworks, champagne etc on New Year's eve was also most enjoyable. Really enjoyed mixing with the other holidaymakers in our group. Nice like-minded people - enjoyed having a big table for
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    the 11 of us every evening. We all bonded very well.The quality of the suits, boots, mittens etc that were provided was excellent and certainly kept us warm in temperatures of -20°C. The activity guide Jaacko, who took care of us all week, was excellent. The optional day of skiing at Levi was good and the rep arranged the transport for us, which was appreciated.
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