• Exclusive to our customers Photo: Visit Finland
  • Our resort experts have lived in Ruka Photo: Visit Finland
  • Relax with Santa in his cottage Photo: Jani Kärppä & Flatlight Films
  • Exclusive activities in small groups
  • Choice of luxury accommodation

Christmas Holidays in Finland

Exclusive Santa holidays from skiFinland

A Christmas holiday with skiFinland is one you and your family will never forget. Our exclusive Father Christmas holidays in Finnish Lapland have been designed and refined over 16 years by our experts on family holidays in Finland to ensure you have the very best Christmas experience.

Our hand-crafted holidays are tailor-made for your family, with your choice of luxury accommodation in the resort of Ruka. Activities vary slightly depending on duration but all our skiFinland Christmas Holidays include dog sledding, a reindeer sleigh ride through a winter wonderland landscape, and of course, the meeting with Father Christmas himself in his secret cottage.

"Enjoy an unhurried meeting with Santa in his cottage"

Meeting Father Christmas with skiFinland

All our Farther Chirstmas holidays include an unhurried programme at Father Christmas's secret cottage in small groups. It's not just a meeting with Santa, he is there while they children bake with Mrs Claus and he will have a meal with you too. We limit our group sizes so you and the children can relax and enjoy yourselves and Santa can take his time getting to know everyone.

Having the chance to spend a good amount of time with Santa in a casual and cosy setting gives more nervous children chance to relax and take the encounter at their own pace, while more confident children will be thrilled with the chance to get to know Father Christmas better.

"Nervous children have the time to relax and really enjoy their experience"

Exclusive Christmas holidays in Lapland

Our fantastic 3 and 5-night Christmas holidays have been created by our experienced team to give you the ultimate Christmas holiday in Finnish Lapland. Our programme is exclusive to our clients, allowing us to guarantee intimate group sizes and ensure a magical and unforgettable experience.

Our Father Christmas holidays are based in Ruka, where we work closely with our small, independent partners to ensure the highest quality of service.

"Small group sizes mean your family is the centre of attention"

Our Christmas holidays include:

  • Flights and exclusive transfers
  • A choice of accommodation and mixed board options
  • Activities as shown here
  • Winter clothing and snowboots
  • skiFinland concierge service
  • The expertise of our team


Please visit our dedicated Father Christmas Holiday page for more information

Our Finnish Christmas holidays

Personalised for you

Personalised for you
  • Please get in touch for tailor-made suggestions from our experts
  • Call: 0207 199 6012
  • Email: enquiries@ski-finland.co.uk

Example Itinerary

3 nights in Ruka

  • Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester, via Helsinki. 20 minute transfer to your accommodation.
  • Day 2: Husky and Reindeer Safari in the morning, afternoon free for skiing or to relax.
  • Day 3: Family fun morning with activities in the snow. Visit Santa's secret cottage, including activities and time spent with Father Christmas.
  • Day 4: Travel back to the UK.

Please see here for the detailed itinerary and more information >>

Please note that the itineraries can change or be reversed from what is shown above. This allows us to make sure that your experience is of the highest standard.

Departure dates for 2019

2019 departures:

  • 3 nights: Departures on the 7th, and 14th December from London Heathrow and Manchester (via Helsinki)
  • 5 nights: Departures on the 22nd December from London Heathrow and Manchester (via Helsinki)

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"Well planned and organised with a full family friendly itinerary to explore the delights of Ruka, [...] and of course meeting the big fellow himself -Santa. [...] The Ski facilities were excellent as was the taster ski lesson we booked. Our Santa experience was very traditional (no Santa parks), family orientated, relaxed and friendly. We met Santa at his home, in his front room."

-Hutch/Mas Christmas 2017