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

Key facts

  • Duration:5 nights
  • Suitable for: Anybody aged 4 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
Download Holiday Overview Download Trip Notes

What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London to Kajaani via Helsinki (flight routes subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 5 nights in a Hill View Suite (upgrade to Lake View Suite available for a supplement, subject to availability)
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: husky safari, snowmobile tour, Katinkulta Spa tickets, Northern Lights snowshoe and ice fishing (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Winter clothing for the duration of your stay

Vuokatti is a picture-perfect winter wonderland located in the Lakeland region of Finland. The setting is true winter wonderland stuff. The area is very popular with Finns from the country’s south, who consider it something of a hidden gem for family holidays and it really is a magical place for a Christmas holiday.

The range of winter activities in Vuokatti is fantastic and they are operated by passionate and knowledgeable guides. We have included some of our favourites but there is also leisure time provided for you to tailor your time and we have a wealth of additional activities to choose from. There are also downhill ski slopes located nearby and a free ski bus picks up at the hotel.

If ever there was an activity which creates lifelong family memories then it is a husky safari. There are no better companions than a team of eager sled dogs, they’ll be super excited before you set off but after the safari, there will be time for some husky cuddles.

There's also nothing quite like travelling over the winter landscape on a snowmobile and during your trip, you'll explore the idyllic snowy scenes of the Vuokatti Hills.

You'll have time to sit back and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, particularly when you try the popular pastime of ice fishing.

Your evenings will be spent at Hotel Vuokatti and Suites which combines modern comforts with a picturesque setting close to the frozen lake. One of the 3 hotel saunas offer fantastic views of the night sky and it is not uncommon to witness the Northern Lights in this part of Finland. For this reason, we have also included an evening search for the Aurora Borealis. You will strap on your snowshoes and follow the winter trails in search of any flickers of light in the night sky.

This holiday is the perfect escape for families looking to enjoy a white Christmas in a relatively undiscovered region of Finland. It will no doubt be a Christmas which will never be forgotten.

 Image credits: Vuokatti Safaris, Matt Robinson, K Chae, Jani KäRppä & Flatlight Films & Visit Finland
Show full agenda

Included in price

Personalise this tour

Our pick

  • Meeting with Father Christmas and his reindeer

    A stay in Lapland wouldn’t be complete without meeting the famous man in red and his trusty animals! During this activity, you’ll be transferred a short distance to Santa’s Village where reindeer await. 

    After enjoying some hot drinks and Christmas treats, it’s on to the main event – meeting Father Christmas! You will head towards his cottage for a private meeting, where you can take a family picture together and the children will receive a small gift.

    There will also be time to pet and feed the reindeer during your visit.

    Duration: approximately 1 hour.

    Please note: transfers are not included unless the activity is happening on the same day as a husky safari.

    Read more

    Upgrade to include a short reindeer sleigh ride:

    You may wish to upgrade your activity and include a reindeer sleigh ride. You’ll hop into a sleigh and be pulled a short distance (approximately 50 metres) so you can experience Father Christmas’ favourite mode of transport!

    Price including a reindeer sleigh ride:

    Adult: £67

    Child: £67

    From £48 per adult
    From £48 per child

Other options

  • Snowshoe Adventure

    If you would like to explore the scenery further during your stay, then we can arrange for you to enjoy a snowshoe hike in the hills around Vuokatti.

    Your guide will point out any animal tracks you stumble across, and you can explore off the beaten track, using your snowshoes to keep you from sinking into the deep snow.

    Hot drinks and snacks will be served during the trip

    Duration: Approximately 2 hours

    Min group size: 2 people

    Availability: Monday and Thursday at 10.30am

    Credit: Vuokatti Safaris
    From: £61 per adult
    From: £44 per child

Thank you for your interest in this Activities Abroad family experience.

We have found that this holiday is better tailored exactly to your requirements, so please email our Travel Experts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us on 01670 789 991 to discuss the various options available to you.

Our Travel Experts have been to all the destinations we feature and love to share their experiences and insight. We want to match you with your perfect trip, so if you have any questions please get in touch; we will be happy to talk through the destinations and itineraries with you.



    Created by families for families

    Experience real adventures enjoyed safely

    Family friendly destinations and accommodation

    Maximising your precious family time


    Family time, not screen time

    Family memories to treasure

    For toddlers, young children, teenagers & adults alike

    Enjoy the company of like-minded families


    Family owned and run

    Proudly Independent

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos


    We research the holidays so you don’t have to

    ATOL and ABTA Financial protection available

    Customers rate us 4.8/5 Stars

    Award-Winning: Best Travel Company for Adventure Holidays 2023

MrZenTravel Website Development

We use cookies to help us provide a better service for you. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. Click here for more information