|For anyone dreaming of a white Christmas, you can't get a much whiter or more exciting Christmas than in Finnish Lapland - the Home of Santa Claus|
This sounds so magical it is almost unbelievable, but MyPlanet can make it all possible for your family with two tours to this Christmas wonderland. The first tour – Santa Claus and his furry Arctic friends, is from 22nd-26th December with five days/four nights in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and home to Santa Claus.
Rovaniemi offers a wide variety of museums, cafes and theatres, as well as an abundance of good shopping for Sami handicrafts and well-known Finnish design products. Located where two great rivers meet and surrounded by nature's winter wonderland, Rovaniemi is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable family Christmas. You’ll be picked up from the airport or railway station and then the fun starts. Your tour will include snow-shoe walking, snowmobiling, a visit to Santa’s Reindeer Farm with a reindeer sled ride, a visit to the Husky Dog farm with a dog sled ride, a traditional Finnish Christmas buffet, a visit to the Ranua Arctic Zoo and tobogganing. Thermal clothing will be supplied for the duration of your stay.
The other tour – Santa Claus and an Arctic adventure – is from 23rd-27th December and includes a host of amazing activities. Go by snowmobile to a reindeer farm and learn about the Sami reindeer herders, receive a personal letter from Santa, learn to drive reindeer, experience the Snow Carnival with all kinds of snowy fun from ice fishing to ice golfing and visit Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle as well as Santa Park. Plus there are optional tours including a moonlight snowmobile safari, a husky farm visit, a snowshoe walk in moonlight and an advanced driving safari.
This Christmas experience will be one that you and your children will never, ever forget.
Phone: 02 9020 5800
Getting there: MyPlanet has fares from $1870 plus taxes of $440 for adults, and from $1405 for children 2-11yrs plus taxes of $400.
Tips: It will be very cold– temperatures can reach as low as -25˚C Dress in ski clothing when you’re going outside as well as shoes suitable for snow. Hats, gloves and scarves are essential.
More information: www.visitfinland.com