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

Key facts

  • Duration:3 nights
  • Suitable for: Anybody aged 2 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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What's included?

  • Flights: return direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi. Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Transfers: return airport transfers and return transfers to Santa Park
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in a 3 bedroom holiday home. Upgrades available for the duration of your stay at an extra charge.
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Activities: Snow fun and entrance to Santa Park
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Free use of cross-country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes

Just 15 minutes from Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland and Father Christmas’ official hometown but in true Finnish winter wonderland surroundings, the Apukka Resort is a brilliant family-friendly introduction to the Arctic.

Though easily accessible, the resort sits far enough away from the city to feel like a wilderness retreat, complete with frozen lake and snow-capped trees. During this 3 night stay, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the snowy surroundings with free use of the fat bikes, snowshoes and cross-country skis. We’ve also included a snow fun day to make the most out of the wintery conditions. You’ll meet the much-loved animals of Lapland, reindeer and huskies, for short safari rides across the snow. You can also try mini snowmobiles and ice sculpting to really complete your winter experience.

As you are so close to Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Father Christmas, your time in Lapland wouldn’t be complete without meeting the man himself. We’ve included a trip to the Santa Park where elves will greet you, Ice Princesses will show you around their frozen home and Father Christmas is waiting to hear all of your wishes!

What makes this location even more special is its Northern Lights potential. If conditions are favourable, walk down to the resort’s frozen lake and look to the skies. There are also plenty of dedicated Aurora activities to choose from to increase your chances - see our ‘Personalise’ tab for more information.

For a family-friendly introduction to Lapland in Finnish wilderness surroundings, the Apukka Resort is an ideal location for a festive family break.

Image credits: Apukka Resort, Santa Park - Arctic World, Jani KäRppä, Flatlight Films And Visit Finland
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  • Dream of Joulukka

    Journey to the secret forest with Father Christmas’ very own elves leading the way. This enchanting experience starts with a short transfer to Santa Park, followed by a transfer deep into the snow-laden forest to immediately set the scene for your magical experience. Here you will meet with the elves, who are excited to show you around their wintery home. They will teach you all about what it takes to be Santa’s helper and after gingerbread making and some training, you will even receive your very own Santa’s helper diploma!

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    After some outdoor fun in the snow, you will walk to find Father Christmas’ secret cabin in the woods. Then, one family at a time, you will have a private meeting with the famous man in red, who will tell you all about life in Lapland and you can tell him your Christmas wishes! Each child will also receive a small gift to have something to take home from this truly magical encounter.

    Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours in total including transfers


    Adults £134 per adult

    Child (3-12) £104 per child

    Child (2 years) £130 per child

    Please note: This activity is not available for all of the departure dates. Please speak to a Family Travel Expert for more information.

    Image credits: Santa Park - Arctic World
    From £134 per adult
    From £104 per child

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  • Aurora Hunt on the Snowtrain

    All aboard the Snowtrain for a unique way to hunt for the Northern Lights.

    After dinner, it’s time to head inside one of the cosy Snowtrain carriages and cross the stunning snowy landscape, searching the skies as you go. 

    You’ll arrive at a traditional Lappish ‘kota’ tepee in a beautiful wilderness setting, where your guide will teach you how to build a fire. Once lit, you will gather around to enjoy snacks and hot drinks, looking up at the skies to search for the Northern Lights. Your expert guide will also help you with your camera settings, should the Aurora start to appear.

    Duration: approximately 3 hours in total

    Available: Daily from 8:30pm 

     Credit Apukka Resort

    From: £102 per adult
    From: £74 per child
  • Meet the Arctic Animals – Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

    Get up close to some of the most famous Arctic animals during a visit to Ranua Wildlife Park.

    After approximately an hour’s transfer, you’ll arrive at the wildlife park where over 50 different species live. See polar bears, moose, wolves, bears and much more in their snowy surroundings and learn all about how these animals live in Lapland. Lunch is included today.

    Duration: 5 hours in total (including transfers and lunch)

    Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8.45am

    Image Credit: Gulo Gulo Holiday Village  
    From: £127 per adult
    From: £99 per child
  • Ice Fishing like a Finn

    Ice fishing is a popular Finnish pastime and is a relaxing way to enjoy the wintery surroundings.

    Help the local guide pack the fishing gear and choose the right lure to attract the fish. Then you and the family will make your way down to the frozen lake and help to drill a hole in the thick ice, before lowering the bait.

    As you wait to see who might get the catch of the day, keep warm by the fire and enjoy the stunning environment around you.

    Duration: approximately 2.5 hours in total

    Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:00

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort
    From: £84 per adult
    From: £56 per child
  • Peek to the Wilderness by Snowmobile

    Snowmobiles are widely used as a form of transport in these regions but for those of us who don’t use them day-to-day, they are a brilliant adventure to see more of the snowy surroundings.

    This activity is the perfect introduction into snowmobiling, as adults get to experience driving and children ride in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile.

    After full instructions and a safety briefing, you’ll set off along the trails. You’ll drive through the pine tree forests and across frozen marshlands, stopping along the way to enjoy a warm drink in the wilderness.

    You will drive two per snowmobile. Please note, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. 

    Duration: approximately 2.5 hours in total

    Available: Daily at 14:00 and Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:00

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort  

    From: £112 per adult
    From: £74 per child
  • Reindeer Night Safari

    Ride through the Arctic night on a reindeer-pulled sleigh as you go in search of the Northern Lights.

    This tranquil journey will take you through the wintery forest and to a traditional Lappish kota tepee. Here, you can enjoy warm drinks and snacks as your expert guide tells you all about the life of a reindeer herder and stories of the magical Auroras.

    Everyone will be keeping their eye on the sky and if conditions are favourable, you’ll get to witness a Northern Lights display out in the wilderness.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 20:30

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort

    From: £149 per adult
    From: £102 per child
  • Apukka Reindeer Journey

    Travel through the forests on a magical reindeer sleigh ride – a peaceful way to complete your Lapland experience.

    Along the way, the local guide will tell you all about the life of a reindeer herder and their animals in Lapland. Your ride will last for approximately one hour and you will enjoy a hot drink and snack.

    Duration: approximately 2 hours in total (1 hour sleigh ride)

    Available: Daily at 10am and 2pm

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort

    From: £140 per adult
    From: £84 per child
  • Aurora Husky Tour in Apukka

    Combine your Northern Lights quest with an adventurous evening husky safari.

    As you sit on the sled, your expert guide will drive your pack of dogs into the wilderness and to a prime lookout location. Here, your guide will make a fire to sit around and enjoy some hot drinks and snacks.

    As you wait for a potential display, the guide will tell you stories about the Northern Lights and life in Lapland.

    Duration: approximately 3 hours in total

    Available: Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday at 8:30pm 

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort
    From: £186 per adult
    From: £130 per child
  • Husky Adventure

    Meet with the Apukka pack and go on a dog sledding adventure to discover why this is one of the most sought-after winter experiences.

    Upon arrival at the husky camp, you’ll meet with an expert musher, who will tell you all about the lives of the dogs and give you full instructions on how to drive a dog sled.

    Then it’s time to step onto the sled and let the dogs lead the way as you embark on a 5-10km safari. The adults will mush with the children riding as a passenger in the sled, admiring the winter scenes as they unfold around you.

    Upon your return, you’ll have time to thank the dogs and take some photos with your loyal team.

    Duration: approximately 2 hours in total

    Available: Daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm

    Image Credits: Apukka Resort

    From: £158 per adult
    From: £121 per child
  • Aurora Hunt by Car

    Hop into a cosy warm car with a knowledgeable guide and go in search of the Northern Lights. Using the mobility of the car to your advantage, you can travel further distances which can help outrun any localised cloud cover.

    As you travel to a prime lookout location, your guide will tell you all about life in Finland and help you search the skies for a potential Aurora display. Don’t worry if you don’t have a camera with you, your guide will share their photos of the night (charges may apply). A hot drink and a snack are included.

    Duration: approximately 3 hours in total

    Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 20:30 

    Image Credit: Apukka Resort
    From: £84 per adult
    From: £56 per child

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