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  • Spend a fun & relaxed afternoon with Santa in his home Photo: Juho Kuva

Exclusive Father Christmas Holiday in Ruka

Christmas holidays in Lapland 2019

Our exclusive Father Christmas holidays in Ruka, Finnish Lapland, have been hand-crafted by our skiFinland specialists to provide the ultimate festive experience for you and your family.

We have been working with our partners in Ruka for many years to create and refine the ultimate Christmas holiday. Our staff have spent a lot of time in resort –we even have a team member that has lived there– and this knowledge combined with our fantastic relationship with our local partners, allows us to ensure you have an unbeatable holiday in Lapland, where all you need to think about is having the time of your life.

An exclusive Christmas holiday in Lapland

Our Christmas holidays in Finnish Lapland are tailor-made for you and your family, with a range of accommodation options to suit your needs, from comfortable to luxurious and with a choice of catering options. We include a fantastic selection of activities and our programme is exclusive to our clients, which means small, intimate groups for activities and a seamless but action packed itinerary.

A skiFinland Christmas holiday in Ruka includes adventures in the snow, time for skiing and family fun, and a fantastic four hour programme at Father Christmas’ secret cottage, which includes fun with Santa’s elves, baking with Mrs Claus and lunch or dinner with the man himself. We work closely with our small, independent partners in Ruka to ensure you experience the best of this wonderful destination.

Your Lapland Christmas holiday includes:

  • Flights via Helsinki and exclusive transfers
  • A choice of accommodation and mixed board options.
  • Activities as shown below
  • Winter clothing and snowboots
  • Concierge service
  • The expertise of our skiFinland team

Please see below for an example itinerary and full details of all included activities

Please get in touch for your personalised holiday proposal

Accommodation Options

Ruka Log Cabins

Ruka Log Cabins

Ruka Cottages

Ruka Cottages

Ruka Village Apartments

Ruka Village Apartments

*New* Ruka Forest Cabins

*New* Ruka Forest Cabins
  • Sleeps 2 - 5
  • Newly built high standard log cabins
  • View the sky from the bedroom windows
  • Private sauna
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Great for families
  • Breakfasts and evening meals included, as well as meals on excursions where stated

Luxury Ruka Villas

Luxury Ruka Villas

Rukan Kaarna Hotel

Rukan Kaarna Hotel

Example Itinerary


Fly from the UK to Kuusamo via Helsinki, and transfer to your accommodation in Ruka.


Husky and Reindeer Safari

Travel by vehicle to your starting point, where eager husky dogs will be waiting to meet you for your 5km trip through the rolling fells around Ruka. Now it is time to meet the reindeer where a small present from Santa will mark the start of your 3 kilometre ride in a reindeer pulled sleigh. You will stop off for lunch at a traditional wooden kota hut, complete with a roaring fire where you will enjoy a tasty lunch of hot soup. Duration approx. 3hrs.

Free Time or Ski or Relax

The rest of your day is free and it is up to you whether you take the time to enjoy the world-class floodlit slopes and cross country tracks on offer in Ruka, or choose to relax among the peaceful fells.


Family Fun

Day three will begin with a morning of activities and family fun. You will be collected by a snowmobile pulled sledge and taken into the forest to a traditional Kota hut beside a lake. Surrounded by the peaceful snow-draped woods you can try snowshoeing, forest skiing and snow-castle building. After a morning of fun you will have lunch at the kota, where you will enjoy a warming meal and a hot drink. Duration approx. 3hrs

Visit Father Christmas in his Secret Cottage

After lunch you will drive deep into the enchanted forest, where you will find Mr and Mrs Claus’s Secret Cottage. Some of Santa’s elves will be waiting to meet you and will guide you to the frozen lake for tobogganing. Then it's time to enter Santa's cottage, where you will bake cookies or make Christmas cards with Mrs Claus before spending some time with Santa, who will know whether you have been good or not. You will also enjoy a tasty 3 course, home-cooked buffet before heading back to your accommodation. Duration approx. 4hrs


Free morning to relax and enjoy Ruka before your transfer from your accommodation to Kuusamo Airport, fly from Kuusamo to the UK.

Please note that the itinerary can change or be reversed from that 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 from London Heathrow and Manchester (via Helsinki) and 14th December from London Heathrow (via Helsinki)

5 nights: Departures on the 21st December from London Heathrow (via Helsinki) and Manchester (via Helsinki)

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