Treat yourself and your family to a magical break in Lapland, home to Father Christmas with prices from only £599 per adult and from £299 for children.
Experience an abundance of arctic snow and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights that dance purple and green across the night sky.
Located on the slopes of Levi's mountain is the modern and stylish Panorama Hotel. With fabulous views of Levi village and beyond, this hotel is the perfect base for your trip to Lapland to visit Santa.
Santa Break Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival in Lapland
Your Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland and bring you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in resort, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots, which you will keep for the duration of your stay. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. Join the welcome get-together to help you plan your activities for the next few days - see below for options. Other activities such as horse-sleigh rides and visits to the SnowHotel (from mid-Dec) may also be available locally.
Day 2 - Today is the day
Meet Santa in his magical workshop, elves and all!
The time has come to meet the big man himself. A magical jaunt is in store with a visit to one of Santa’s enchanting workshops. Here each family will enjoy an exclusive private meeting with Santa. Make sure you’ve written your letters! You can also take part in supervised festive games, cook sausages on an open fire, help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits and try making your own decorations in Elf School. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer, visit the Icelandic horses, catch the snowmobile train or have great fun tobogganing in the snow.
Day 3 - Your choice!
Make the most of your stay by booking the exciting and excellent-value optional excursions. Perhaps a combined husky and reindeer farm visit with sleigh rides in the morning, followed by an exhilarating family-friendly snowmobile safari in the afternoon - see details below. Or why not try a few hours skiing on the slopes? Levi and Ylläs are both excellent resorts to give downhill skiing a go if you haven’t tried it before. Alternatively, wander around the local shops collecting souvenirs or relax and enjoy a sauna at your
accommodation in true Finnish style!
Day 4 - Dinner with Santa
Levi is also Finland’s most famous ski resort, hosting World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snowsure pistes, and guests on this 4-night Santa Break can pre-book the exclusive 'Ski Taster' package to give the sport a go on Levi's beginner-friendly slopes (tuition and instructor included). Don't worry, you don't necessarily have to bring separate ski gear with you as many guests ski in their included all-in-one thermal suits. However, we would recommend bringing a pair of ski socks with you if you plan to try skiing to make sure your feet are comfortable. Or perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops or simply play in the snow.
In the evening, get ready for a special festive gala ‘Dinner with Santa’ including party games and disco. Tuck into a buffet of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner plus Lappish specialities. The evening gets into full swing There will be party games and a disco but the highlight of the evening will be a visit from Santa and his reindeer and all children will have the opportunity to meet him individually and receive a smalll momento gift and certificate - souvenirs that can be treasured for years. A fun and memorable way to end your Santa Break. After dinner, perhaps the Northern Lights will appear for that perfect end to your holiday.
Day 5 - Time to say goodbye
After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.
Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times.
Pre-bookable Exursions & Activities
Combined Husky & Reindeer Safari
An animal lover's dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time.
Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway. Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1½km across the snowy landscape. Delicious hot fruit juice and cake will be served. Next it's time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Cuddle the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.
Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.
Prices from: £65 Adult / £35 Child (4-12 years)
Experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes.
Snowmobiles are easy to drive on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult or are towed in a covered sled behind the guide (kids sleds are not covered in Ylläs).
Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.
Single price from: (1 Adult alone) £99 Adult
Double prices from: (2 sharing) £75 Adult / Child (4-12 years) £29
Ski Taster Package
(For 4 night complete beginner guests only)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with empty slopes and friendly English speaking instructors. But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience a 7 night holiday.
Ski Taster including 1.5 hours of,tuition, ski and boot hire for the day,free use of the beginner lifts for the,day.
Prices from: £75 Adult / £75 Child
Please note: Ski Taster Package is for guests 5yrs or older. Child excursion age is 4-12yrs incl. Children under 4yrs old are FREE but not allowed on snowmobile safari and will be required to pay locally for transportation to reindeer & husky safari. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs old and bring a full driver's license. On snowmobile excursions the tour operator (and most other travel policies) will provide cover for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile etc. If the snowmobile is damaged then a compulsory insurance excess of approx. €850 in Levi and €850 in Ylläs will be payable direct to the excursion provider.
Levi Panorama Hotel
The stylish, slope side Levi Hotel Panorama, is an excellent hotel in a stunning location at the top of Levi fell with wonderful wide-reaching views over the ski slopes, Levi resort and the surrounding winter landscape.
Levi resort centre is reached easily within minutes by the gondola, which departs from directly in front of the hotel. The spacious, well-equipped bedrooms, which all take 1 or 2 extra beds, provide comfort for the whole family after your day out exploring, or there is ample space to relax and unwind in the excellent public areas including children's play area, large restaurant with slope views, public sauna or one of the bars.
Located on Levi fell, approx. 4km by road from Levi resort centre. All excursions include coach pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel. Transfers from the airport are also direct by coach approx. 20 minutes from Kittilä.
For exploring whilst in resort, guests may use the convenient Levi Summit gondola, which departs from outside the hotel and gives access to Levi centre in less than 5 minutes. Guests receive a free day ticket for each day of their stay (excluding day of departure).
The gondola runs from 9:30am - 9pm daily. After 9pm, the hotel offers a shuttle service running every 30 minutes between Levi Hotel Panorama and K5 Hotel until 11:45pm (last departure from Levi centre).
Levi is a very popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
All the high quality spacious hotel rooms are located in the main building and are furnished in a modern style. All hotel rooms have shower, WC, flat-screen TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, minibar and hairdryer.
Standard Rooms, 28m² (A4) can sleep 2-4 people in twin beds, with a divan sofa bed which can be converted to 2 extra single beds for full occupancy. This room can be located on any floor and has a ski slope view.
Superior Rooms, 33m² (B4) can sleep 2-4 people in twin beds with a balcony and drying closet. There is a divan sofa bed which can be converted to 2 extra single beds for full occupancy. Superior rooms can be located on any floor with a ski slope or village view.
- Varied hot and cold buffet breakfast
- Extensive 3 course buffet evening meal
- Children's menu
- Special 'Dinner with Santa' gala meal on final night of stay including traditional Christmas dinner, music, games. All families with have another private meeting with Santa where all children will receive a small gift and certificate.
- Saunas with panoramic views on the seventh floor
- Fitness faciltiies
- 2 restaurants – Vetta and Okta
- Games room
Levi is a popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance from your accommodation. Santa's Workshop and the activity locations are all only a short drive from resort , and the immediate local scenery is easily accessed by foot or snowshoes so you do not have to venture far to experience the wilderness and increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.