Celebrate a White Christmas at Ripan Hotel

from £1323
including flights
3 nights Dec

Overview

Spend time with family and friends and enjoy some Christmas traditions in the snowy landscape of northern Sweden. Our 3 night short break delivers a guaranteed white Christmas with a host of exciting winter activities to choose from.

Highlights

  • Searching for the perfect Christmas tree
  • Christmas morning torch light procession
  • Children meet Father Christmas
  • Relax in the Aurora Spa
  • Direct flight from London to Kiruna

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna, Swedish Lapland
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Half board
  • Entrance to Aurora Spa

Full description

Our exclusive direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna takes you to Swedish Lapland without the inconvenience of changing aircraft in Stockholm, allowing more time for you to spend with family or friends at the delightful Hotel Camp Ripan in Kiruna.

The hotel sits on the edge of town overlooking the forest area on one side, whilst also conveniently situated for exploring the town on foot. The spacious accommodation is very comfortable in cabin style rooms, with some suitable for families and just a few steps to the main building which houses the reception area, bar and restaurant. One of the highlights at Camp Ripan is the Aurora Spa, with entrance included once during your stay to experience the spa ritual and facilities.

In Lapland one of the traditions at Christmas is to help find the perfect Christmas tree to be displayed – join in the fun and head out on a snowmobile pulled sled in search for this year’s tree and once back at the hotel, help to decorate it while warming up with a cup of hot chocolate. Children will get the chance to meet Father Christmas and receive a small gift. Another tradition is to join an early torch light procession to the church on Christmas morning for the Christmas mass, a lovely way to celebrate the start of this special day.

In between the Christmas celebrations there are plenty of optional winter activities which can be chosen to enhance your arctic experience, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. In the evening swap the white scenery and go in search for the colourful aurora displays on one of the excursions, or sit back and relax in the northern lights viewing room while watching a slide show about the spectacular lights.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin price (pp) Child price (pp)
Sunday 23 Dec 2018 3 nights £1,323 £827

What's Included

  • Direct flight between London Heathrow and Kiruna
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Half board including Christmas Smorgasbord
  • One visit to Aurora Spa
  • Snowmobile sled tour in search for Christmas tree
  • Torchlight procession on Christmas morning
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive at Hotel Camp Ripan

On arrival at Kiruna airport, you will be met by a representative from Hotel Camp Ripan and transferred to the hotel (journey time 15 minutes). Check-in to the accommodation. There is time to use the Aurora Spa facilities which is included once during your stay. After dinner relax in the Northern Light room while watching a slide show about the spectacular aurora.

Day 2: Christmas activity

After breakfast, meet in the hotel reception and set off in a snowmobile pulled sled to find this year’s Christmas tree which will be centre piece at Camp Ripan. Out in the deep forest, hunt for the perfect spruce, bring it back to the hotel and help decorate it, followed by a well-deserved hot chocolate. Children will get the chance to meet Father Christmas in a warm lavvu, where they will receive a small gift. The afternoon is free to relax. The most important of all traditions, aside from Father Christmas of course, is the Christmas smorgasbord with a multitude of dishes to choose from, and celebrated as the main festive meal held on Christmas Eve. There will be two sittings – 17:00 and 19:30.

Day 3: Christmas Day

A wonderful way to celebrate Christmas is with an early morning torchlight procession. Meet in the hotel reception at 06.20 and walk together to Kiruna Church for the early Christmas Mass, Julotta, an old Swedish tradition. Head back to the hotel for breakfast, and the rest of the day is free to embrace the winter wonderland or choose from a wide variety of optional activities which can be pre-booked.

Day 4: Depart Kiruna

After breakfast, the morning is free before taking a transfer to Kiruna airport for the flight to London Heathrow.

Ripan Resort Hotel, Kiruna

Sweden

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located on the outskirts of Kiruna, with easy access to both town and nature.

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