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Fell Fun With Father Christmas 4 day trip to Lapland

Sitting on top of an Ostrobothnian Fjell is the village of Iso-Syote, cloaked throughout winter in deep white snow and with breath taking views of a landscape littered with snow laden conifers and frozen mires, the product of centuries of transformative use by forestry, farming and reindeer husbandry. At the village’s heart is the Iso-Syote Hotel with its panoramic view restaurant, swimming pool, saunas and bar. Both the hotel and our selected cabins offer welcoming warmth and comfort at the end of each day’s adventures by husky, snowmobile, reindeer and your meeting with Father Christmas.

Iso Syote Kelo Cottage
Iso Syote Fell Cottage
Iso Syote Hotel Room
Trip Highlights
  • Quality tour
  • Smaller groups
  • Husky Sled ride
  • Snowmobiles
  • Wilderness location
  • Superior trip
  • Meet Father Christmas twice

Fjell Top Cottages

Recently built to a high standard and set alongside the hotel proper there is a collection of unusually spacious 2 storey Fjell Top Loghouse Cottages. Each has a spacious living room , fireplace, private WC & shower room, private sauna, drying cupboard and open plan kitchen equipped with coffee maker. There are 3 twin bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the second, where there is also a second shower/WC.  A safety gate is positioned at the top of the stairs.

Iso Syote Fjell Cottages

Around and About

Outside the hotel is a wonderful snowy playground waiting to be explored by both adult and child alike. Situated near the hill top summit, the slopes and surrounding ski tracks allow for hours of endless exploration with the added benefit of knowing that the warmth of the hotel is only a short cut away.
Try your hand at snow shoe walking, Nordic or downhill skiing or simply frolic in the snow with a toboggan and the endless energy needed to drag yourself back up the hill before tumbling back down at breakneck speed to where you started from.
If the snow is too much for you then there is always the opportunity to take a sauna and dip in the refreshing swimming pool. Alternatively why not relax in the bar area with a hot drink or something stronger before settling down for the night.

Day 1

Fly to your Dreams Leave from London Heathrow on scheduled flight via Helsinki to Rovaniemi. On arrival your local guide takes you by private coach to Iso Syote (the big fjell) a snow clad fjell on the edge of the Syote National Park touching on Lapland’s southernmost border. On arrival make straight for your Cottage where your thermal clothing will be ready so you can play in the snow straight away before a buffet supper in the hotel’s glazed restaurant with panoramic views down the Fjell.

Day 2

Mushing Huskies and Father Christmas After breakfast take to your snowmobile with the children wrapped up beneath reindeer skin rugs on a special sleigh behind your guide. Serpentine down the fjell across frozen mires and lakes to a clearing in the forest alongside which stands a Kota with a welcoming open wood fire.
Barely visible through the forest’s standing pines alongside is a log cabin where Father Christmas and his accompanying Elves (who have come down from Korvatunturi for the weekend specially to meet you) are staying.
Dismount from your snowmobile before meeting and making friends with a pack of excitedly barking huskies. After the customary cuddling, mush your way along a trail marked out on a pure white blanket of snow with only the sound of your sleigh’s runners to break the silence of the winter air.
On your return each family in turn makes a pilgrimage along a candle lit track to Santa’s cabin to meet him and make known their wishes. Concurrently there is the simple art of kick sledding and snow shoeing to master and mini–snowmobile rides for the children. Lunch by the Kota’s fire before a short safari back to the top of Iso Syote.
During the afternoon you can toboggan on the slopes, take a sauna or splash in the hotel’s pool. Traditional buffet supper in the hotel’s restaurant with the possibility of an aurora display.

Day 3

Reindeer and a Shaman’s Magic Breakfast in the hotel restaurant after which your train of snowmobiles is ready to take you to a nearby reindeer corral. The animal’s herder greets you and tells of his life and times and explains the art of reindeer husbandry as it was it taught to his ancestors by the Sami. He introduces you in turn to Dasher & Dancer, Prancer & Vixen, Donner & Blitzen, Comet & Cupid and the most famous reindeer of all. Afterwards take the reins of a sleigh and sit your reindeer driving exam (pass rate 100%).
Celebrate your success over a mug of warming coffee before snowmobiling through the forest during which you will catch the sound of drum beat breaking the silent air before coming across a Shaman in his Kota. He formally greets you with a demonstration of his centuries old mystical powers, the details of which are a carefully coveted secret.
During the afternoon you can toboggan on the slopes, take a sauna or splash in the hotel’s pool. Traditional festive buffet dinner during which Santa will unexpectedly join you and dispense presents.

Day 4

Take Your Dreams Home Time for some quick last minute tobogganing after breakfast before transferring to Rovaniemi for scheduled flights back to Heathrow where you arrive back early evening local time.




The main location for the Fell Fun With Father Christmas trip is the resort of Iso Syote in Lapland
Departure Date Nights Departure Airport Adult Price Child Price Child 2-3    
Sun 10th Dec 2017 3 London Heathrow £1625 £1315 £1315   Enquire
Wed 13th Dec 2017 3 London Heathrow £1545 £1230 £1230   Enquire
Sat 16th Dec 2017 3 London Heathrow £1775 £1465 £1465   Sold Out
Tue 19th Dec 2017 3 London Heathrow £1695 £1395 £1395   Sold Out
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