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Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over 
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What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in a Type A winter cottage (upgrades available to larger cabins)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Free soft drinks for children throughout and free tea and coffee for adults
  • The following activities are includedSnowshoe search for the wishing tree, Father Christmas visit, baking Christmas cookies, Christmas celebrations, lunch in a traditional kota, reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride, husky safari, Arctic Elements Sauna World, snowmobile safari, cross-country skiing, snow fun 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
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK-based operations team and in-destination support from our local partners

Jeris encompasses the Lappish idyll; cosy winter cottages, log fires, a beautiful lakeside setting, winter forests and a range of exceptional family activities. It's the ideal location in which to combine comfort, activities and a truly memorable Christmas.

Your family will meet with reindeer, enjoy dog sledding, travel by snowmobile and explore using both snowshoes and cross-country skis. You will dine around campfires and eat in a traditional kota. Festive fun is sprinkled throughout with cookie baking, toasting marshmallows and magical wishing trees all part of your stay. There’s also a healthy dose of snow fun activities of course.

The all-important visit to see Father Christmas is private to your family. Your children can sit and talk with him, discussing their hopes and dreams for Christmas and the year to come. There’s never a dry eye amongst parents at this point!

The setting for all these wonderful experiences is breathtakingly beautiful and you will get to share it all as a family.

Jeris is also at the heart of the Aurora Zone, so your evenings may well include time spent gazing up at an Arctic sky filled with Northern Lights.

The cosy winter cottage accommodation offers log burning stoves and a private sauna, so they are the perfect retreat and a comfortable base for your family Christmas in Lapland.

Photography by Antti Pietikainen and The Murphy Family (clients)
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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.
Price guarantee

Minimum age: some tours on this programme may not be suitable for children under the age of 4. 

Cabin occupancy: prices below are based on the minimum accommodation occupancy requirements being met (see 'Terms' tab below for details).

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum group size 10 and maximum 40 people (approximately)


Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum and maximum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

It is vitally important that you advise us prior to departure of any medical or dietary condition relating to any member of your party so that we may notify our local staff before you arrive. We recommend only drinking bottled water from bottles with unbroken seals and be vigilant about the use of ice in drinks and ice cream.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are correctly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc.) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms - Jeris cabin minimum number requirements

Minimum accommodation occupancy:

Cabin A: price is based on 2 adults sharing a cabin with one or more children (minimum occupancy for a cabin A is 2 adults)

Cabin B: price is based on 2 adults sharing with 2 children (minimum occupancy for a cabin B is 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults)

Cabin C: price is based on 3 adults sharing with 2 children (minimum occupancy for a cabin C is 3 adults and 2 children or 4 adults)

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:


Please note: our payment and cancellation terms will be unique to each booking – they will be confirmed with you at the time of quotation. The terms listed above are noted as a guide only

Traveller Reviews

  • We loved every moment! 24 December 2021 by The Airs Family

    We loved every moment; such an amazing holiday, too many memories but the huskies and meeting Father Christmas were the highlight of our trip. Our guide was excellent, she really made our holiday. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and the restaurant staff were also brilliant in the hotel.

  • We were treated to an amazing northern lights display right above the hotel 23 December 2021 by The Mullany Family

    Every day was fun-filled but 2 of the most memorable experiences were the husky safari and meeting the reindeer herder. December 24th (Christmas Day) was perfect, a family cross country ski on the lake, followed by a traditional Christmas lunch, festive cooking making and dinner in the Lappish hut cooked on a roaring fire.  To top it off, we were treated to an amazing Northern Lights display
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    right above the hotel around midnight. All of the guides and staff were great, they all helped to make it an amazing family holiday. Graham was great, answered loads of questions re vaccine certificates and entry requirements and gave us recommendations for our city break in Helsinki. We loved the seclusion of the resort and really felt like we experienced the authentic Lapland.
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  • We loved every moment such an amazing holiday 19 December 2021 by Samantha Airs

    What was the most memorable part of your holiday? We loved every moment such an amazing holiday, too many memories but the huskies and meeting Father Christmas were the highlight of our trip   Our guide...was excellent she really made our holiday she was very knowledgeable and friendly, the restaurant staff were also brilliant in the hotel

  • A magical holiday 22 December 2019 by The Norton Family

    Our holiday was magical and everything, as promised in the brochure, was delivered to a very high standard. Hard to pick out one highlight - visit to Santa was magical, the snowmobile safari was a really good length, loved the cross-country skiing tracks.

  • A fun packed excellent experience 23 December 2018 by Louise Copper

    Each member of the party enjoyed different ones - Santa on Christmas eve, snowmobiles, huskies were tops but it’s hard to specify as every single one was amazing. A fun packed excellent experience....a privilege to have spent Christmas 2018 in Finland in such an amazing country and landscape and with every day involving fantastic activities which are now a lifetime special memories for all of
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  • Husky safari - amazing experience 23 December 2018 by The Barrett Family

    Husky safari - amazing experience, amazing light. Also just going out on the lake in the evening and seeing the Northern Lights - not an organised activity but we were given good advice by our rep and guide and getting to see them "for ourselves" was a great feeling. Our guide, Toini, was particularly good. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic. She also was able to lead and
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    pace the activities in a way that kept all ages happy and interested!
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  • We had a fantastic time - thank you 02 January 2018 by The Jarvis Family

    We had a great time. Our guide for the activities was excellent. We loved the hotel and the cabin and the scenery was beautiful. It was lovely to be able to play in so much snow and we were really lucky to see a fabulous Northern Lights display on our final night which was Christmas Day!

  • We cannot fault anything - all the staff were so helpful 19 December 2017 by The Friedlein Family

    Everything ran like clockwork. We enjoyed the husky safari, reindeer safari, snowmobiles, and of course Father Christmas. In fact, we enjoyed everything!

  • Thank you for the most magical Christmas 20 December 2016 by The Murphy Family

    Bill enjoyed the husky's most, the girls loved the visit to Santa most. That was just magical, we were so grateful when Katrina gave him the girls letters so he had them when they arrived (her suggestion, not ours, I had them on me just in case). Hannah was blown away and said if anyone ever said he wasn't real again she would tell them that he got her actual letter she posted in London! Little
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    things like that make such a huge magical difference. I loved it all so much of it I couldn't possibly choose one activity, I think I liked the snowmobiles and reindeer ride the best. There wasn't an activity that wasn't enjoyable, we seriously loved everything. We had an amazing time; you couldn't have done anything better. Thank you for the most magical Christmas we could have ever wished for, we already have 5 families that have enquired for your details for next year! As I described on 23rd December in Facebook - 'This morning we travelled by snowmobile across the frozen lake to visit Santa in his house, this evening we lay on the frozen lake in -16 degrees watching the Northern Lights dance above our head........ the most magical day ever!!'. Thank you :-) Client image: "Dashing through the snow, on a one-horse open sleigh......... laughing (and singing) all the way'. Fabulous experience, thank you Activities Abroad!"
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  • Our holiday was just idyllic 20 December 2016 by The Dymond Family

    Most enjoyable activity: Too many to choose from, to be honest - certainly the reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride and also the husky sledding day. For 10 Euros per adult and 5 Euros per child we could hire out cross-country skis from the hotel for as long as we liked for the day - which was also fabulous and the toboggans all over the site were thoroughly used too! Our holiday was just idyllic
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    and such a dream! We even had a stunning showing of the Northern Lights on the eve of 23rd. Katerina our Rep was very helpful and often popped up at meal times just to say Hi and chat to all the families.
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  • A magical end to a magical day 05 January 2015 by Neila Smith

    Our favourite day was Christmas Eve. A morning sledging, followed by lunch at the Reindeer Farm, ride on the Reindeer Sleighs and a really good talk about the life of reindeer herders from 'Scotty' the local guide. Just as we were leaving we saw the Aurora and 'Scotty' helped us take photos. On arrival at the hotel we had a lovely meal by the lake with a Santa visit. As we were leaving the Aurora
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    was out again. We stayed on the lake and watched for about an hour. A magical end to a magical day.
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  • Amazing stay in Jeris 13 February 2014 by Kerry Abdallah

    We had an amazing stay in Jeris and the activities were fabulous. Thank you for everything, we will definitely consider using your company again. The thrill of driving your own husky sleigh - nothing beats it

  • A once in a lifetime experience! 09 February 2013 by Bobby (Rajesh Kumar) Dixit

    My daughter and I travelled from Singapore and Tokyo to Finland, via London to take part in this magical Family Christmas in a Winter Cottage.The light in my daughter's eye when she walked into Santa's cabin is something I doubt I will ever forget in my life! It really was just magical.The people, the location, the guides, the reps...oh, what joy. What a way to spend Christmas. I don't think any
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    Christmas will ever be the same again. I'll always look back at Christmas time with fond memories of the time spent in Jeris.Not only that, we also made some amazing friends during the course of the week.I couldn't recommend this trip more. Absolutely Brilliant! 
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  • Excellent info and advice 11 January 2011 by Alison Johnson

    The most enjoyable was everything on Xmas eve as it suddenly felt like Xmas. The days before were busy with other fun activities but we had started to forget it was actually Christmas until we went to choose the Xmas tree in the forest. After that it was all very magical especially going to see father Christmas in his cottage. Although the reps Karen and mike hadn't been at jeris for long and
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    didn't know everything they were always available and friendly. If they didn't know they would find out. Thomas the local guide was fabulous - amazing with the kids and everyone loved him! We also received excellent info and advice from staff over the telephone prior to and after booking. So impressed with the level of knowledge about the whole holiday it left us confident about the quality of the holiday.
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  • The highlight was Father Christmas 04 January 2011 by Stephen Barganski

    Mike and Karen looked after us extremely well in an unpushy and friendly manner. We always felt well informed and that everything was under control. The local guides were also patient, very friendly and extremely skilled. We were, therefore, able to feel totally relaxed about the activites, even though we could potentially have been a bit apprehensive about trying new winter activities like
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    snowmobiling and husky-sledding.The whole holiday was enjoyable, so it's hard to pick a favourite. The dog-sledding was so exhilarating that we chose to go again as an optional extra on Christmas Day, but we also really enjoyed the more low-key but wonderfully led activites around the hotel. The snow-shoe walk in the forest on the first day didn't sound very exciting on paper, but to find a wood fire burning in a snow-hollow, with reindeer skins arranged around it for us to sit on, so we could relax, toast marshmallows and meet the other families was wonderful. We also thought the Christmas Eve activites were fantastic. The children enjoyed choosing and decorating a Christmas Tree, but the highlight was the beautifully arranged visit to Father Christmas, which was truly magical.
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  • Our best Christmas ever - thank you Activities Abroad 04 January 2011 by Thomas Holbrow

    The best activity was the Huskies, although we also took an optional activity of Ice Fishing on Christmas Day - this was a wonderful experience for us and the kids - there will never be another Christmas Day like it. Our best Christmas ever - thank you Activities Abroad!

  • Excellent holiday 28 December 2009 by Lorraine Daly

    Excellent Holiday. Most enjoyable activity was the huskies for sure. It was such an exhilarating ride. My granddaughter liked the reindeer ride the best.

  • Excellent family holiday in a fairy tale setting 09 December 2009 by Karen Horridge

    Lapland is really beautiful. We had a great time doing all the arranged activities and enjoyed meeting like-minded travellers. My daughter and I especially enjoyed the snowmobile safaris and also the huskies. It was great to see wild reindeer wandering so close by in their own habitat and to see the respect of the local guides for the countryside, wildlife and local people. The food was very good
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    at Jeris and provided a good variety of vegetarian meals. The chalets are VERY warm and well kitted out. The local guides were especially good and could not have been more helpful. Great care was taken to ensure the local countryside and wildlife were not disadvantaged by our visit. Excellent holiday with plenty of time to chill out with the family in a fairy tale setting. No hesitation in recommending this holiday to others.
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