At a glance
Strap on your skis and tackle the slopes
Try some traditional Finnish food
Hike the famous Bear Trail
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Arrive in Kuusamo
Once you’ve landed at Kuusamo Airport, you’ll be handed your thermal gear, before being whisked off to your hotel in Kuusamo and Ruka. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore – opt to grab a toboggan and hit the slopes, or take a stroll through snowy fields and forests.
Elf school training and free time
Your morning line-up includes a husky and reindeer sleigh ride. Next, warm up around a campfire, while Santa’s elves tell stories. In the afternoon, it’s time for a trip to see the man in red. Your visit kicks off with a tobogganing lesson, followed by a light bite and piping-hot juice. Mr and Mrs Claus’s house is next up, where you’ll get to listen to Santa tell tales about his life. After that, you’ll have free time to fill with your choice of activities.
Santa's Secret Cottage
Now that you’re an elf-in-training, you can pay a visit to Santa’s secret cottage. Here, you’ll polish off your lessons before meeting the big man himself. After Santa’s taken note of your Christmas wishes, you’ll gather round to listen to him tell tales about his life. Then it’s time to play games with the elves on Santa’s frozen lake. If you’re on a 3-night trip, you’ll finish off your day with a traditional Christmas dinner and games, and a fireworks display.
Those of you on a 4-night trip can use today as free time. Opt to spend it playing in the snow, or book a place on one of our excursions. You’ll have your festive finale – complete with fireworks and a traditional Christmas dinner – to round things off in the evening.