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Search for Father Christmas

Search for Father Christmas

Search for Father Christmas Overview

A firm family favourite with real integrity, this holiday provides a magical Christmas experience in a winter wonderland. During this fun-filled itinerary, you will enjoy a very special meeting with Father Christmas alongside plenty of festive activities and winter favourites such as a husky safari and reindeer encounter.

Kuusamo is a firm favourite with families and we think we’ve designed an absolute gem of a holiday here. At Kuusamo, you will find a holiday with real integrity throughout, including the informal and magical Father Christmas experience. This is no mass market experience and you will spend time with Father Christmas at his house, baking, telling stories and being looked after by the wonderful elves.

The area around Kuusamo is known for its natural beauty and is characterised by fells, forests, lakes and rivers, all of which are laden with snow during the winter. The views from the top of the fells stretch across the winter wonderland, as far as the eye can see (in some cases this is into Russia!).

Your base will be an apartment at the delightful Kuusamon Tropiikki Hotel which is very family friendly. It has a superb swimming pool and soft play area which can be enjoyed in between your activities and adventures.

This holiday includes some of the most well-loved activities which have been tailored to suit young children. The unforgettable experiences include a dog sledding trip and a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride, as well as the chance to enjoy magical, traditional meals deep in the wintery wilderness.

This holiday is sure to provide wonderful memories for children and parents alike and we do all we can to make this a magical and genuine experience for all.

Please note: the order of the agenda is subject to change, as larger groups will be split into two. In this situation, the special dinners and activities may be re-ordered for each group, in order to ensure that the experience remains intimate and just as magical.

Included in the price:

  • Flights: London Heathrow to Kuusamo (via Helsinki). Regional departures on request. Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights' accommodation in a two bedroom apartment
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities are included: husky safari, meeting the reindeer, snowmobile-pulled sled ride, snow sculpting, feeding the winter animals with the elves, Snow fun with snowshoeing and kick sledging, Angry Birds Activity Park entrance for one day, snowshoe search for Father Christmas, a meeting with Father Christmas (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors (and elves!)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Prices shown are per adult and based on two adults sharing. Child prices are available on our website
  • Agenda

    Day 1: Flights, arrivals and introduction
    Day 2: Husky and reindeer safari, snow sculptures, snowmobile-pulled sled ride and traditional Lappish dinner
    Day 3: Snowshoe search for Father Christmas and traditional Lappish dinner
    Day 4: A meeting with Father Christmas
    Day 5: Departure
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