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  • Luxury Christmas Holidays
    by skiLapland
    Photo: Juho Kuva
  • Meet Santa in his Secret Cottage
  • Exclusive activity packages
    in small groups
  • A holiday you and your
    family will never forget
  • Hand-picked
    accommodation
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Luxury Father Christmas Holiday in Ruka

located in the resort of Ruka

snowboard ski 1 15 13 5
Sleeps 2 to 16 Sleeps 2 to 16
Exclusive skiLapland programme Exclusive skiLapland programme
Activity packed holiday Activity packed holiday
Time available for skiing Time available for skiing
20 minute transfer 20 minute transfer

A Luxury Christmas Holiday with skiLapland is one you and your family will never forget. Our luxury Father Christmas holidays in Ruka have been hand-crafted by our skiLapland specialists to provide the ultimate festive experience for you and your family. With a wide choice of accommodation options and an action packed itinerary included, all you need to think about is having the time of your life.

A skiLapland exclusive

Our hand-crafted Christmas holiday packages are tailor-made for you and your family, with a range of accommodation options to suite your needs. We include a fantastic selection of activities and our programme is exclusive to skiLapland clients, which means small, intimate group sizes and a seamless but action packed itinerary.

A Luxury skiLapland Christmas holiday in Ruka includes adventures in the snow, time for skiing and family fun, and a fantastic four hour programme at Father Christmas’ secret cottage, which includes fun with Santa’s elves, baking with Mrs Claus and lunch or dinner with the man himself. We work closely with our small, independent partners in Ruka to ensure the highest quality of service.

Your holiday includes:

  • Flights via Helsinki and exclusive transfers
  • A choice of accommodation and mixed board options.
  • Activities as shown below
  • Winter clothing and snowboots
  • Concierge service
  • The expertise of our skiLapland team


Please see below for an example itinerary and full details of all included activities.


Prices from £1,399 per adult (12+yrs), £1,196 per child (4-11yrs), £899 per child (2-3yrs) and £120 per infant (under 2yrs). Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 bedroom Ruka Cottage, for the 2nd - 5th December (3 nights), including flights, transfers and activities as above, breakfast groceries are included and delivered to the cottage.

Room Types

Ruka Log Cabins

Ruka Log Cabins

Rukatonttu Hotel

Rukatonttu Hotel

Ruka Village Apartments

Ruka Village Apartments

Ruka Cottages

Ruka Cottages

Luxury Ruka Villas

Luxury Ruka Villas

Example Itinerary

DAY 1

Fly from the UK to Kuusamo via Helsinki, and transfer to your accommodation in Ruka.

DAY 2

Husky and Reindeer Safari

Travel by vehicle to your starting point, where eager husky dogs will be waiting to guide you through the rolling fells around Ruka. You will travel in a sledge behind a team of huskies for 5 kilometers before pausing for lunch in a traditional wooden kota hut, complete with roaring fire, where you will enjoy a tasty lunch of hot soup. Now it is time to meet the reindeer where a small present from Santa will mark the start of your 3 kilometer ride in a reindeer pulled sleigh. Duration approx. 3hrs.

Free Time or Ski or Relax

The rest of your day is free and it is up to you whether you take the time to enjoy the world-class floodlit slopes and cross country tracks on offer in Ruka, or choose to relax among the peaceful fells.

DAY 3

Family Fun

Day three will begin with a morning of activities and family fun. You will be collected by a snowmobile pulled sledge and taken into the forest to a traditional Kota hut beside a lake. Surrounded by the peaceful snow-draped woods you can try snowshoeing, forest skiing and ice fishing. After a morning of fun you will have lunch at the kota, where you will enjoy a warming meal, including any fresh fish you may have caught. Duration approx. 3hrs

Visit Father Christmas in his Secret Cottage

After lunch you will drive deep into the enchanted forest, where you will find Mr and Mrs Claus’s Secret Cottage. Some of Santa’s elves will be waiting to meet you and will guide you to the frozen lake for tobogganing. Then it's time to enter Santa's cottage, where you will bake cookies or make Christmas cards with Mrs Claus before spending some time with Santa, who will know whether you have been good or not. You will also enjoy a tasty 3 course, home-cooked buffet before heading back to your accommodation. Duration approx. 4hrs

DAY 4

Free morning to relax and enjoy Ruka before your transfer from your accommodation to Kuusamo Airport, fly from Kuusamo to the UK.

Please note that the itinerary can change or be reversed from that shown above. This allows us to make sure that your experience is of the highest standard.

Departure dates for 2017

2017 departures

  • 3 nights: Departures on the 2nd, 9th, and 16th December from London Heathrow and Manchester.

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