Arctic Santa at Muotka

from £2065 including flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • Dec
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Enjoy activities including such snowmobiling and husky sledding

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Stay in a remote location ideal for northern lights viewing


Enjoy cosy accommodation and friendly service

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Meet Santa and enjoy family fun amidst snow covered wilderness

Why this trip...

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Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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Nordic Heritage

With 40 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out


Experience the authentic winter wonderland on this festive family focused short break. Meet reindeer, travel by snowmobile and husky sled and meet Santa in his forest home. An evening visit to the Aurora Camp gives you the best chance to view the magnificent northern lights.

Nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland amidst the Saariselka fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park, Muotka Wilderness Lodge is located in a tranquil forest setting, less than 40 minutes from Ivalo airport.

With a range of family friendly activities, traditional and hearty cuisine plus the chance to witness the northern lights, this fully inclusive holiday in magical snow covered Lapland is the perfect festive break for all the family.

Travel by snowmobile sleigh to Santa’s home deep in the forest and enjoy a private meeting with the man himself. Santa will have a gift for the children and hear their wishes for Christmas. This is an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

All Inclusive Itineraries

All holidays include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day, accommodation in your chosen room type and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.

The following activities are included in the different holiday durations.

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Muotka with two full days for adventure. Included Activities: Snowmobile Safari, Husky safari, Private meeting with Santa, Reindeer farm visit and Aurora Camp

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Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax. Included Activities: Snowmobile Safari, Husky safari, Private meeting with Santa, Snowshoeing, Reindeer farm visit and Aurora Camp

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Please note that the duration of the activity is dependent on weather conditions and the guide may shorten the excursion.

Activity Information

The order of the activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay according to the itinerary.

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Snowmobile Safari

The guide will teach you how to cope with these powerful machines, and after a full safety and driving lesson, you will head out to the wilderness. Snowmobiling through white winter scenery is a breath taking experience that will last for a lifetime.

Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by a guide with snowmobile.

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Husky Safari

Visit the husky farm where you will have an opportunity to learn how to mush your own team of dogs. You will be given full instruction on how to handle the sled and dogs before setting off on the trail. The experienced dogs will be keen to run. Enjoy the stunning Lapland scenery and the still silence. We will stop half way and swap mushers.

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Private meeting with Santa

Travel by sled pulled by a snowmobile to Santa’s cabin deep within the forest, where you will have some time to meet Santa and for the children to receive a small present from him.

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Reindeer Farm Visit

Transfer by car to the reindeer farm to meet a local reindeer herder with his peaceful reindeer. At the reindeer farm you will learn interesting information about the reindeer and the life of a reindeer herder.

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Aurora Camp

After dinner venture outside for your night of Aurora viewing*. Transfer by a sled pulled by a snowmobile to the Aurora Camp, which is situated deep in the Wilderness Forest. The camp is in a great location for viewing the lights; away from any light pollution. At the camp you will enjoy a hot drinks and pancakes before being transferred back to your hotel.

*Aurora sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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Equipped with snowshoes and poles set off into the surrounding wilderness. Your guide will show you how to use your snowshoes and will lead the way on your short walk. Along the way, your guide will share interesting stories about the Finnish nature and animals.

Prices and Departures

Price from £2065 including flights

What's Included

  • Airfare and Airport Taxes
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Return transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

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Departure Duration Adult Child
13 Dec 2024 4 nights £2,276 £1,791
17 Dec 2024 3 nights £2,065 £1,643

Panorama Log Cabin from price per person

Departure Duration Adult Child
13 Dec 2024 4 nights £2,571 £1,997
17 Dec 2024 3 nights £2,383 £1,866

Child prices are valid for age 4-14 when sharing with a minimum of one adult – children may be accommodated on a sofa bed, depending on the accommodation booked.

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