Spending time experiencing new places, activities and cultures with your loved ones is priceless. Memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Finnish Lapland is a truly unique and magical place where you can enjoy a very special holiday with family and friends surrounded by pure nature, wildlife, amazing activities, the best of Arctic scenery and an opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

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Northern lights with Curious Travel

Highlights of this 5-day luxury Lapland trip include staying in the most luxurious villa in Lapland, a private visit to Father Christmas, the possibility of seeing Northern Lights and meeting your new furry friends: huskies and reindeer. A truly unique Lappish experience.

Day 1: Kittilä airport to Villa Naavanneito

On your arrival to Kittilä airport, your driver will be waiting for you and will drive you 15min to your unique, luxurious accommodation – Villa Navanneito

Naavanneito is the most luxurious villa in Finnish Lapland. This log villa is located on top of Utsulevi Hill and gives one of the most amazing views over Sirkka. It has been decorated with the greatest taste and always takes into consideration guests utmost comfort in every room. With capacity for 8 people (up to 10 if guests would like to add 2 extra beds for children in the sauna lounge), it is the perfect accommodation for those who love the combination of uber-luxury, top service and relaxation.

Villa Navanneito is located in the most peaceful, private area yet only 15 minutes from both Kittilä airport and Levi town centre.  It offers wide-open views of the surrounding arctic hills from an altitude of 365 meters above sea level. There is easy access to cross country and downhill skiing and a stylish sauna and spa in which to relax after days spent exploring.

Meals are included and prepared and served at the villa by a private chef according to your wishes and taste.

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Day 2: Wintery Forest Husky Sledding Adventure

Today’s Husky safari is the perfect way to learn about life with the Huskies, experience Husky sledding and take some wonderful photos with these amazing dogs. During the Husky sledding safari, your guide leads you through a beautiful winter forest. At the midpoint, you will have a chance to take pictures and change the sled driver, so that everyone gets to try driving. After the tour, you will get to learn more about Husky dogs and the tradition of Husky sledding and mushing. Lunch is then in a local restaurant.

Husky Sledding with Curious Travel

In the afternoon you go on a thrilling new adventure searching for the famous Northern Lights on a wonderful reindeer sledge. Seeing the northern lights is a unique and hugely impressive experience – especially when experiencing them from the peace and tranquillity of a reindeer sleigh ride. While searching for the northern lights you peacefully move through the arctic forests, wrapped up warm in your sleighs, far away enough from Rovaniemi so the city lights don’t disturb us and give the perfect scenario for seeing the Northern Lights.

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Reindeer Sleigh with Curious Travel

An added cultural bonus is that you will meet real local reindeer herders who will share their experiences of living in this wonderful location, hand-in-hand with nature.

Day 3: Snowmobile Adventure, Ice Fishing & Unique Sami Dinner

Today you will get to ride a snowmobile through the beautiful winter forest scenery to go ice fishing! The day starts with a safety briefing and practice of course and then you are off! You will ride through the snow-covered forest to a fish-rich secluded lake.

Snowmobile Lapland with Curious Travel

Upon arrival at the lake, you drill a hole in the ice and try your luck with Lappish fishing. You warm yourselves up with hot drinks and barbecue sausages by an open fire in a Lappish hut. Afterwards, you head back to Levi – hopefully with many fish as souvenirs from this arctic adventure. Children will be in a covered sledge pulled by your guide. Lunch is at a local restaurant.

Ice fishing with Curious Travel

After a relaxing afternoon at the Villa you can try traditional gingerbread baking. The holidays were made for spending time with your loved ones and cooking together is one of the best ways of showing your love. This evening you will have a special experience of a baking class to make traditional Gingerbread at your chalet with a private chef Together, you will prepare cookies, bake them and after cooling down, decorate them. Time for fun and family memories!

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Dinner is a really unique Lappish experience – a Sami Dinner.  Your traditional Sami dinner takes place in a small hut next to an arctic lake in the pure wilderness. While your private chef prepares dinner on the open fire, an original local Sami artist and famous singer Ante Aikio will tell stories about their history, his family and Sami Gods and beliefs. He will also sing the traditional Sami songs called Joik just for you.

After such private performance, you can peek out of the hut and hope to see the majestic Northern Lights dancing, if Mother Nature provides us with clear skies. Dinner will then be served – a variety of local delicacies using local products like fish from the late, reindeer, fresh Lappish potatoes and even berries from the surrounding forests.

Day 4: Meet Father Christmas & Tobogganing at Levi Slope

Today is for the child in us all! You will transfer to a fun winter playground where you can all take part in a variety of winter activities including sledging and tobogganing right next to the main Ski pistes. The sledge hill here offers many fun activities and things to do for everyone from very small children and up.  Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you will all get to experience a private visit to Father Christmas! We will take a Reindeer sledge ride to a secret location where you will be greeted by your guide elf. Your Elf guide will lead you through the magic forest to Elves Hideaway. On route, you get to peek into the enchanting Seita stone. In the Elves secret hideaway, you bake delicious gingerbread in the Gingerbread house and make Christmas decorations in the Elf school. The highlight of the tour is, of course, meeting with Santa himself!  There can be other groups in the same area of the Elves Hideaway, but your meeting with Santa is private. We can also work with Santa to make sure gifts are tailormade for your family.

Day 5: Transfer to Kittilä Airport for Onward Flight

This morning you check out from your exclusive accommodation at Villa Naavanneito and have a private transfer to Kittilä airport for your flight home or onto your next destination.

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