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Christmas trips with festive fun

Christmas holidays with Activities Abroad take you to less crowded destinations in Finnish Lapland. Meeting Santa is one highlight in itineraries filled with shovel-loads of wintery entertainment! We offer packages for both the whole week and a shorter number of days: a choice of trips at convenient lengths for you.

Spend seven nights in your very own winter cottage at Jeris, with a warming log fire and private sauna. The week includes snowmobile driving and cross country skiing, as well as a stunning husky ride.

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Children can look forward to hunting for a special wishing tree and finding treasure in the snow. Christmas craftwork and a reindeer farm add seasonal touches; you will also be treated to lunch in a restaurant made of ice!

Alternatively, journey over the white wilderness of Kuusamo with reindeer pulling your sleigh – just like Father Christmas himself. A bit of snow sculpting is loved by all, bringing out inner artists. There is the further opportunity to put on snowshoes and go looking for Santa, and to go sledging on a frozen lake with his elves!

Our three night trips to Ranua and its exceptional wildlife park – top in Europe for Arctic animals – connect your Christmas to the natural world. Meet around 50 different species, such as musk oxen, wolverines, and the attraction’s famous polar bears. You will have the important job of giving them their Christmas dinner! Dogsledding and snowmobiles contribute to the excitement.

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A land all lapped in winter

Lapland is a marvellous holiday destination throughout the year, but it becomes especially spellbinding at Christmas time. The snowy landscape gleams in the winter darkness, and you enter a world unlike any other. At Kuusamo, the frozen forests and rivers have a life of their own, as does the icy lake of Jeris. To see Ranua’s animals at this time is to see them with the most impressive coats of fur protecting them against the cold. Stood in their frosty habitats, they are easier to make out, making your visit to the park all the more rewarding.

If you don’t happen to spot a certain sleigh soaring through the air, you may well get a glimpse of something just as amazing: the Northern Lights.

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These dance across the Finnish skies for around 200 nights a year, with December being an ideal month to observe them. Their hypnotizing colours are always a favourite with families – to sight them during your stay would be particularly wonderful.

Don’t hesitate to book – Santa Claus wouldn’t go anywhere else!


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Family holidays are so important so please get in touch and let our Travel Experts use their firsthand experience to help you make the right decision for your family. We’ve explored our destinations with our own families, we’ve slept in the accommodation, dined in the restaurants, rafted on the rivers, zip wired through the tree tops, played in the snow, marvelled at the Northern Lights… So please contact us if you have any questions.

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