A White Christmas
Enjoy a White Christmas in Ruka, with the option to Ski everyday (lessons and equipment rental can be arranged), and a self-contained apartment with its own sauna for 4 nights over the Christmas Period.
Enjoy a low key Christmas on the slopes or indulge in the Christmas Spirit as the local Finns enjoy traditional Christmas food such as fish and ham, and soak up the Christmas spirit!
Children in Finland get a visit from Santa Claus on the 24th, before he heads off around the world to deliver gifts, so if you have kids with you, there is a chance to meet Santa at one of the local hotels or restaurants in walking distance.
Included in the program:
*4 nights accommodation in Apartment with own sauna
*3 days ski passes
*Snowmobiling to the Reindeer farm and a Husky Sledding Excursion
*Return transfers from Kuusamo airport or Ruka bus station (depending on mode of transport)
Typical layout of the apartment:
Arriving to RUKA from Helsinki is not a long journey by flight, and Finnair flys there daily. Alternatively flying to OULU airport is normally a very cost effective option, from where it is a 3 hour bus ride or transfer to RUKA village.
We start the program at RUKA Village.
23.12 - 27.12.16
|Destination||White Christmas in Ruka, Finland|
|Theme||Christmas Holidays, Winter Holidays|
|Holiday type||Independent travel and/or self drive|
|Available as Self Drive or Independent Travel||N/A|
|Number of days||3 days, 4 nights|
|Min. Number of participants||2|
|Booking fee||Payment on booking required €|
23.12.16: Transfer from Kuusamo airport to RUKA Suite apartments, where your personal keys are waiting for you.
Overnight in Spacious apartment with it´s own sauna, kitchen and living room, fireplace and balcony.
24.12.16: Collect your ski passes and if you have pre-ordered ski / snowboard equipment, they can be collected from the nearby ski centre. In Finland this is the day that people celebrate Christmas! In the evening enjoy the local festivities at a restaurant of your chosing, or cook up your own feast in the apartment.
25.12.16: Free day to enjoy the ski hill, and celebrate your festivities.
26.12.16: Day excursion with Arctic Animals, including Snowmobiling with a visit to the Reindeer farm and a short husky dog sledding excursion - 5 hours including a snack.
27.12.16: Check out and have a safe transfer back to Kuusamo airport.
Meals are not included, self catering apartment with plenty of restaurant and cafe options in short walking distance.
Ski passes are valid for 3 days during your stay, rental of equipment is available at the ski centre for €80 / 3 days for adults and €48 / 3 days for children.
Program schedule may be amended due to availability and local excursion arrangements.
From €2700 / family 2 adults + 2 children