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Christmas Northern Lights

Christmas Northern Lights

Christmas Northern Lights Overview

Menesjärvi’s location is in the perfect location for those wanting to search the Northern Lights. There are many Lappish experiences for all family members to enjoy including kicksleds, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, huskies and reindeer. This holiday is a wonderful way to spend Christmas with your family. Children from £1735.

For any Aurora hunting family, Menesjärvi’s location is absolutely ideal and it is a magical place in which to spend Christmas. You are far from any significant light pollution here and deep within the Aurora Zone. This active holiday includes evening activities which help to maximise your Aurora viewing potential and enjoy an unforgettable festive holiday.

Whilst your nights may be dedicated to trying to spot the Northern Lights, your days contain a wealth of exceptional Lappish experiences for all the family to enjoy. By the end of your stay here you will have travelled via snowshoes, kick sleds, cross-country skis and snowmobile-pulled sleigh, you will have encountered reindeer in their natural habitat and travelled with a team of huskies – not a bad way to spend Christmas!

The accommodation at Menesjärvi is warm and welcoming, offering simple Finnish décor and hearty food, perfect for the winter climate. Your hosts, Anne and Timo are two of the loveliest people in Lapland and really do all they can to make sure you have an unforgettable and unique experience.

This festive family holiday is about trying incredible experiences and creating shared family memories whilst getting to know the real people of Lapland, the culture and the landscape. It’s a magical place to spend time together as a family and search out the Aurora Borealis.

Included in the price:

  • Flights: Return flights from London to Ivalo via Helsinki. Flight routings are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and experiences are included: snowshoe hike, kick sleds, cross-country skiing, Aurora workshop and Aurora snowshoe, morning with a reindeer herder, wilderness skills, winter fishing by snowmobile, Aurora kota dinner, husky safari, visit to the Sámi Siida Museum visit and Christmas festivities (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Free use of snowshoes, cross-country skis, kick sledges and toboggans throughout your stay
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors


Day 1: Flights, arrival and introduction
Day 2: Snowshoes (by day & night!), kick sleds, cross country skiing and Aurora Workshop
Day 3: Insight into a reindeer herder's day
Day 4: Wilderness skills
Day 5: Winter Fishing By Snowmobile and Aurora kota dinner
Day 6: Husky Safari, Sami Siida Museum and Festive Fun
Day 7: Free Day
Day 8: Departure
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