Family Winter Fun on The Arctic Circle

Location Arctic Circle


Magical Lapland in Winter

Family friendly winter adventures

Visit Santa Claus Village

Arctic Circle location




Vaattunki Wilderness Resort offers the perfect family hideaway for those looking for a winter adventure not far from Lapland’s capital.  This small family friendly resort offers the freedom to explore and a safe place for children to play freely in the snow, before seeking Santa at the famous Santa Claus Village.

Outline Itinerary

1 Depart UK. Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to your accommodation
2 Husky safari and evening snowshoe hike
3 Snowmobiles, reindeer and Santa Claus
4 Depart or stay for longer
5 Depart and transfer to Rovaniemi Airport


4-Day Package from £1195 per adult / £850 per child
5-Day Package from £1335 per adult / £930 per child

Departure Dates

Daily departures from December to March

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Take the stress out of travelling with children on this fabulous winter holiday close to the Arctic Circle. Location is everything in Lapland, and we have found a gem for those big on expectation. Surrounded by lush forest and nestled beside beautiful rapids, yet just 15-minutes from Rovaniemi Airport, Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is the perfect place to enjoy pure nature whilst making lasting family memories. 

Day 1
You will arrive at Vaattunki Wilderness Resort with plenty of time to explore your new surroundings before dinner this evening. Stay in a choice of riverside apartments, log cabin style family rooms or, for smaller families, the Panorama Huts with their huge panoramic window.

Day 2
Awake to your first full day in Lapland and head out to explore. Watch the children as they frolic in the snow before heading out on your first adventure, a husky dog sled safari, a ‘must do’ on any Lapland holiday! After enjoying this firm family favourite, your afternoon is free for your own activities and, as evening falls, experience another Lappish pastime with a snowshoe hike to seek the Northern Lights.

Day 3
A trio of delights awaits today, starting with a snowmobile safari on the forest trails that surround Santa Claus Village. Then it’s on to meet the reindeer at a local farm where a short but exciting sleigh ride will delight the children. Finally, no family trip to Lapland would be complete without meeting 'the man himself' and, this afternoon, you will do just that during a magical visit to Santa Claus Village.

Day 4
If you choose the 4-day package, today you will transfer to the airport to depart Lapland.

With no agenda today, if you are choosing the 5-day package you are free to spend the day however you wish.  We are happy to add additional guided activities or you may prefer to just spend time having fun in the snow, borrow a sledge and head to the hill or try forest skiing and explore the resort trails. Snow fun can be exhausting so why not book time at the riverside sauna this evening for some private family relaxation.

Day 5
Today marks the end of this suggested family break but your adventure doesn’t have to end there. You may choose to extend your stay in Lapland to visit other areas or spend time in the beautiful city of Helsinki on the way back home. 


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This is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area. Daily departures are available, and itineraries can be tailored to your requirements. Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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