Return flights with 18kg luggage
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
Call of the Wild Husky Safari
Loan of thermal suits and boots
All taxes and government air passenger duty
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with anticipation and excitement, and nowhere more so than in Lapland. The freshly fallen snow is soft and deep, the wintry air is crisp and clean, and pilgrims from all over the world arrive in search of a man dressed in red – but there is more to this part of the world than Santa, and Lapland is not just for children.
The coming of the festive season is heralded by the annual reappearance of the fabled Northern Lights – a celestial spectacle older than Christmas itself. As the nights get longer, the mighty Aurora emerges from its summer slumber and returns to the Arctic skies in bursts of incandescent colour, illuminating the blankets of snow that lay beneath. Winter has returned to Lapland.
So what better way to combine the annual reappearance of nature’s greatest light show and the countdown to Christmas, than a short stay in the epicentre of it all: Lapland itself. Our 3 or 4-nights Festive Lights holiday includes a host of exhilarating winter activities and is based in an uncommercial, wilderness resort, where Northern Lights sightings are not impaired by city light pollution.
Our Festive Lights holiday is an adults-based tour suitable for those aged 12 or above.
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Festive Lights Itinerary
Your Festive Lights holiday begins with Transun’s direct charter flight from your chosen regional airport to Enontekio, in the far northwestern corner of Finnish Lapland. From there, you will make the transfer to your chosen accommodation. On your first evening, you will collect your thermal suit and snow boots, which are yours to keep for the duration of your holiday.
Your hotel will operate a full-board meal plan, and meals are provided on a buffet service.
Upon arrival in resort, you will be presented with an itinerary of winter activities which are included in the holiday. Although sightings of the Northern Lights can never be guaranteed, you will still have an enjoyable holiday, thanks to the once-in-a-lifetime excursions which are included on this tour:
Duration: 1 hour
No Lapland holiday would be complete without mushing your own team of huskies through snow-capped forests and over frozen lakes – a must do! Your four-legged friends are eager for the off! Two adults share a sled.
Duration: 2 hours
An evening excursion when, with the Arctic night sky overhead, you head out into the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile; a driving licence is required.
Duration: 2 hours
Learn about Lapland’s most famous residents from the experts! This excursion includes a talk on the reindeer and their importance in Lapland culture, and is followed by a sleigh ride through the snow.
Situated on the outskirts of Swedish Karesuando, the Davvi Arctic Star is a traditional and friendly hotel offering superb views over both the majestic Muonio River and the Kaarevaara fell. Here, you are well placed to explore Karesuando on foot, dropping in at Sweden’s most northerly church, paying a visit to the local museum and regularly crossing the Finnish-Swedish border.
Whilst simple and comfortable, the hotel has undergone a programme of modernisation in recent years and has all the essentials you need for a good stay including an open plan bar and dining area. There are 27 rooms in total, each being unpretentious and cosy. The Lagom rooms are inspired by the Swedish concept of Lagom: everything perfectly balanced in moderation - not too much, and not too little. The hotel also offers Fika rooms, which are slightly larger and named after the Swedish social institution of fika: a relaxing break, usually over coffee.
Your Transun stay will be on a full-board basis. Meals are taken at the hotels' on-site restaurant and drinks can be purchased from the adjacent bar. (Please note that like many places in Sweden, the Davvi Arctic Star is a 'cashless' hotel and only accepts payments by debit or credit card).
These twin rooms offer a generous 15.8 square metres of space, with en-suite facilities. Split over two floors, these rooms are named after a Swedish everyday institution: fika. Fika is a time to relax, usually with coffee and cake, and reflect. With the hotel located at the heart of True Lapland and surrounded by sprawling plains of Arctic tundra, we couldn't think of a better place to make time for fika.
These value-for-money double rooms offer 13 square meters of space, with en suite facilities. Lagom rooms are inspired by the Swedish concept of 'lagom': everything in perfect balance - not too much, not too little. In short, these rooms, whilst compact, have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.
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