Christmas in Scandic Rukahovi

The Scandic Rukahovi hotel is located in Ruka Village Ski Resort, one of the largest alpine ski resorts in Finland, right on the edge of the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle. A perfect place to explore on a snowmobile, take husky or reindeer sleigh rides, meet Santa Claus in his house in the forest... or simply enjoy nature. Perhaps you can see an impressive northern lights.

Approximate price per family:
6029 $

This Christmas travel to Lapland with a direct flight from Barcelona or Madrid, staying at the cozy Scandic Rukahovi hotel. A complete program with a guide in Spanish and ideal for traveling with the family. We bring you closer to one of the most natural and exotic destinations in Europe and undoubtedly the most fun for the whole family, Finnish Lapland. Thanks to direct flights, you can be in the Arctic Circle in just over 4 hours and enjoy experiences such as walking through the snowy Lappish forests on husky dog ​​sleds or plying frozen lakes on powerful snowmobiles. Children will be delighted to have met Santa Claus in person during Christmas 2023.

Day 1. Spain- Rovaniemi - Ruka

Arrive at the airport. At the indicated time, departure on a special direct flight to Rovaniemi. Lunch on board with drink included. Arrival at Rovaniemi airport. Transfer to Ruka (approx. 240 km) with the assistance of Elves and stop in Suomu to cross the Arctic Circle and delivery of the diploma, arrival at the selected accommodation in the Ruka Village Ski Resort area, one of the best alpine ski resorts in Finland, located in the northeast of the country, on the edge of the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle. The area is surrounded by 3 National Parks: Oulanka National Park (with its famous hiking trail "The Bear's Trail", Riisitunturi National Park and Julma Ölkky. Before arriving at the accommodation, stop to pick up the thermal suits that you can use during your entire stay in Lapland.Arrival, dinner and accommodation.

Day 2. Ruka: Safari with huskies and meeting with Santa Claus

Breakfast. In the morning we will go to visit a husky dog ​​farm for an unforgettable walk through the snowy forest in a sled pulled by these charming animals and thus become true mushers. The transfer will be carried out by bus to the farm, where these docile friends will be waiting for us, eager to carry out their tour. Once the instructions on how to drive the sled have been given, we will get going: each adult participant will drive their own sled (2 people for each sled, who will alternate the driver's position). Quite an arctic adventure! We will discover many curiosities of our new friends with the explanations of our guide. After the excursion we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will go to the secret house of Santa Claus. Santa's house in Lapland is in front of a lake with incredible winter views. It has an area with natural slides on the snow where children and not so children will enjoy while Santa Claus awaits us in his cozy house with Mrs. Claus to meet him in person and have an unforgettable time. Upon entering the house, an elf will greet us and lead us to the living room where we will meet Santa Claus himself. We will have a good time with him while he tells us stories and teaches us a song. Mrs. Claus will teach us her famous cookie recipe to bake them later. With the indelible memory and all the magic of this visit, we said goodbye to Santa Claus and started our return trip to the establishment. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 3. Ruka: Snowmobile Safari

Breakfast. In the morning transfer to the local safari house where we will equip ourselves with helmets, gloves and balaclavas to start the snowmobile safari. After the instructions of our guides to enjoy the experience in a safe way, we will start the adventure. Adults drive the snowmobiles (2 people per snowmobile) and children ride in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile. We will contemplate the most bucolic landscapes during our journey, feeling the power of these machines in contrast to the silence of the snowy forest. Lunch during the excursion. After lunch, return to the establishment to rest. Free afternoon. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 4. Ruka: Visit to a reindeer farm and ice karting and mini snowmobile

Breakfast. In the morning, transfer to a reindeer farm where we will learn the details of these animals from their Lappish breeders. We will have the opportunity to go on a sleigh ride pulled by a reindeer and learn about their way of life. After this experience we will stop for lunch at the reindeer farm. After lunch, the transfer to the Karting circuit is made, where a totally safe experience awaits us, with a lot of adrenaline. We will have the opportunity to drive special karts to move on snow or ice. Driving the karts is quite easy and it is an activity that can be done by all people (adults and children) with a minimum height that allows them to reach the accelerator and brake pedals. For children who cannot enjoy go-karting, a special kart with a passenger seat is set up, driven by the guide and they can also drive a mini-snowmobile, a very fun experience that they will certainly not forget. Return to the establishment. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 5. Ruka: Ice fishing and snowshoeing

Breakfast. In the morning we will go to a forest where our journey with snowshoes will begin, we will arrive at a lake where a fisherman will be waiting for us who will teach us the technique of ice fishing. We will experience the sensation of walking on the ice imagining that in summer this lake is more than 10 meters deep. Light lunch in a Kota around the fire. Return to the property and free afternoon to enjoy the Ruka alpine ski resort or enjoy a sauna. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 6. Ruka – Rovaniemi – Spain

Breakfast. Transfer to Rovaniemi with the assistance of elves and stop at Santa Claus Village to visit the craft and souvenir shops, send a letter or postcard from the official Santa Claus post office and visit the different attractions of this magical world. At the indicated time, transfer to Rovaniemi airport. Billing procedures. Departure by plane to Madrid/Barcelona. During the flight we will enjoy a snack - dinner on board with drink included. Arrival in Spain.

Esta Navidad viaja a Laponia con vuelo directo desde Barcelona o Madrid, alojándote en el acogedor hotel Scandic Rukahovi. Un completo programa con guía en castellano e ideal para viajar en familia. Te acercamos a uno de los destinos más naturales y exóticos de Europa y sin duda el más divertido para toda la familia, la Laponia Finlandesa. Gracias a los vuelos directos, podrás estar en el Círculo Polar Ártico en poco más de 4 horas y disfrutar de experiencias tales como pasear a través de los nevados bosques lapones en trineos de perros huskies o surcar los lagos helados en potentes motos de nieve. Los niños vendrán encantados de haber conocido en persona a Papá Noel durante las Navidades 2023.

Día 1. España- Rovaniemi - Ruka

Presentación en el aeropuerto. A la hora indicada salida en vuelo especial directo a Rovaniemi. Almuerzo a bordo con bebida incluida. Llegada al aeropuerto de Rovaniemi. Traslado hasta Ruka (240 km aprox) con asistencia de Elfos y parada en Suomu para el cruce del Círculo Polar Ártico y entrega de diploma, llegada al alojamiento seleccionado en el área de Ruka Village Ski Resort, una de las mejores estaciones de esquí alpino de Finlandia, ubicada al noreste del país, en el borde de la línea imaginaria del Círculo polar Ártico. La zona está rodeada por 3 parques Nacionales: Oulanka National Park (con su famoso trekking la “The Bear´s Trail” (El Camino del Oso), Riisitunturi National Park y Julma Ölkky. Antes de llegar al alojamiento parada para recoger los trajes térmicos que podrás usar durante toda la estancia en Laponia. Llegada, cena y alojamiento.

Día 2. Ruka: Safari con perros huskies y encuentro con Papá Noel

Desayuno. Por la mañana nos dirigiremos a visitar una granja de perros huskies para realizar un paseo inolvidable por el bosque nevado en un trineo tirado por estos encantadores animales y convertirnos así en auténticos mushers. El traslado lo realizaremos en autocar hasta la granja, donde nos estarán esperando estos dóciles amigos ansiosos de realizar su recorrido. Una vez dadas las instrucciones de cómo conducir el trineo, nos pondremos en marcha: cada participante adulto conducirá su propio trineo (2 personas por cada trineo, que se alternarán la posición de conductor). ¡Toda una aventura ártica! Descubriremos muchas curiosidades de nuestros nuevos amigos con las explicaciones de nuestro guía. Terminada la excursión realizaremos el almuerzo y por la tarde nos trasladaremos hasta la casa secreta de Santa Claus. La casa de Papá Noel en Laponia está delante de un lago con increíbles vistas invernales. Dispone de una zona de toboganes naturales sobre la nieve donde niños y no tan niños disfrutarán mientras que Papá Noel nos espera en su acogedora casa con la Sra. Noel para conocerlo en persona y pasar un rato inolvidable. Al entrar en la casa nos recibirá un elfo y nos conducirá hasta el salón en el que conoceremos al mismísimo santa Claus, con él pasaremos un buen rato mientras nos cuenta historias y nos enseña alguna canción. La sra Claus nos enseñará su famosa receta de galletas para después hornearlas. Con el recuerdo imborrable y toda la magia de esta visita nos despedimos de Santa Claus y emprendemos el viaje de regreso al establecimiento. Cena y alojamiento.

Día 3. Ruka: Safari en moto de nieve

Desayuno. Por la mañana traslado hasta la casa de safaris local donde nos equiparemos con cascos, guantes y pasamontañas para iniciar el safari en moto de nieve. Tras las instrucciones de nuestros guías para disfrutar de la experiencia de una forma segura, iniciaremos la aventura. Los adultos conducen las motos (2 personas por moto) y los niños viajan en un trineo que arrastra la motonieve del guía. Contemplaremos los paisajes más bucólicos durante nuestra travesía, sintiendo la potencia de estas máquinas en contraste con el silencio del bosque nevado. Almuerzo durante la excursión. Después del almuerzo, regreso al establecimiento para descansar. Tarde libre. Cena y alojamiento.

Día 4. Ruka: Visita a una granja de renos y karting sobre hielo y mini moto de nieve

Desayuno. Por la mañana traslado hasta una granja de renos donde conoceremos los detalles de estos animales de mano de sus criadores lapones. Tendremos la oportunidad de realizar un paseo en trineo tirado por un reno y conoceremos su modo de vida. Después de esta experiencia haremos una parada para el almuerzo en la granja de renos. Tras el almuerzo se realiza el traslado al circuito de Karting, donde nos espera una experiencia totalmente segura, con mucha adrenalina. Tendremos la oportunidad de conducir karts especiales para desplazarse sobre la nieve o hielo. Conducir los karts es bastante fácil y es una actividad que pueden realizar todas las personas (adultos y niños) con una altura mínima que les permita llegar a los pedales de acelerador y freno. Para los niños que no puedan disfrutar de los karts se habilita un kart especial con asiento de pasajero conducido por el guía y también podrán conducir una mini - motonieve, una experiencia muy divertida que sin duda no olvidarán. Regreso al establecimiento. Cena y alojamiento.

Día 5. Ruka: Pesca en el hielo y raquetas de nieve

Desayuno. Por la mañana saldremos hacia un bosque donde comenzará nuestra travesía con las raquetas de nieve, llegaremos a un lago donde nos estará esperando un pescador que nos enseñará la técnica de pesca en el hielo. Experimentaremos la sensación de caminar sobre el hielo imaginándonos que en verano este lago tiene más de 10 metros de profundidad. Almuerzo ligero en una Kota alrededor del fuego. Regreso al establecimiento y tarde libre para disfrutar de la estación de esquí alpino de Ruka o disfrutar de una sauna. Cena y alojamiento.

Día 6. Ruka – Rovaniemi – España

Desayuno. Traslado hacia Rovaniemi con asistencia de elfos y parada en la aldea de Santa Claus para poder visitar las tiendas de artesanía y souvenirs, enviar una carta o postal desde la oficina de correos oficial de Papá Noel y visitar las diferentes atracciones de este mundo mágico. A la hora indicada, traslado al aeropuerto de Rovaniemi. Trámites de facturación. Salida en avión con destino Madrid/Barcelona. Durante el vuelo disfrutaremos de una merienda - cena a bordo con bebida incluida. Llegada a España.

Scandic Rukahovi

Scandic Rukahovi is a traditional and elegant mountain hotel in Ruka, with all the comforts. The hotel has restaurants, a bar, a terrace with spectacular views, a nightclub and a sauna to enjoy relaxing moments.

  • Double Room: comfortable and spacious room, 30 meters, offers all the comforts. All of them have a balcony or terrace.
  • Superior Double Room: 45-meter room with a double bed and extra beds. It has views of the ski slopes and its own sauna.
  • Apartments (for 5 or 6 people): cozy and spacious apartments in a semi-detached house, located approximately 350/400 meters from the main building. They have two bedrooms, kitchen and sauna. All accommodations have free Wi-Fi.

Departure December 23 from Barcelona and Madrid

Price Double Room

Family Price
1 adult + 1 child $6029
2 adults $6569

Price Superior Room

Family Price
1 adult + 2 children $8759
2 adults + 1 child $8849
2 adults + 2 children $10979

Price Apartment up to 6 pax

Family Price
1 adult + 2 children $9395
2 adults + 1 child $9489
2 adults + 2 children $11619
2 adults + 3 children $13745
3 adults + 2 children $14279
Conditions of Cancelation
until August 31, free of charge
from September 1 to October 16, 25%
from October 17 to November 25, 50%
cancellation from November 26, 100%

 

Contact us for more information
This grand experience includes
Direct flight from Spain
Lunch on board with drink
Airport taxes
English and Spanish-speaking escort guide at destination
Transfers airport-hotel-airport with the assistance of elves
Thermal suit throughout the stay
5 nights Scandic hotel Rukahovi
Double or superior room includes daily cleaning
Apartment for up to 6 people includes final cleaning and porter service in and out
Meals and excursions indicated in the itinerary
Meeting with Santa Claus
Reindeer sleigh ride
Snowmobile safari
Husky sleigh ride
Ice Karting 
Mini Snowmobile 
Ice fishing
Snowshoe excursion 
Complete online documentation
Gift kit for adults and children
Basic travel insurance
SCIL® experience
Flight schedule from Madrid
12/23/2023 Madrid 09:00 Rovaniemi 15:00
12/28/2023 Rovaniemi 16:00 Madrid 20:15
Flight schedule from Barcelona
12/23/2023 Barcelona 11:00 Rovaniemi 16:50
12/28/2023 Rovaniemi 15:50 Barcelona 19:30
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Children are considered to be between 2 to 11 years old
The excursions are carried out in regular service with a local English-speaking guide with translation by the accompanying guide.
The order of the excursions may vary with respect to this itinerary. The final confirmation will be a few days before departure. The indicated duration of the excursions refers to the total of the same, from the departure of the accommodation to the return and are approximate.
The excursions on motorcycles and sleds are carried out based on two people sharing the vehicle, one driving the snowmobile and the other as a passenger. The minimum age to drive snowmobiles is 18 years old. In order to drive a snowmobile it is mandatory to be in possession of a car or motorcycle driver's license (more than 125cc.), valid in Europe. During the snowmobile excursion, minors travel in a sled as indicated in the itinerary. All snowmobiles have comprehensive insurance, with an excess of €1,000, for which each participant is responsible in the event of an accident. The guides inform about it during the excursions.
Due to weather conditions and for security reasons, excursions may change their itinerary, duration or even cancellation without prior notice. In the event that causes of force majeure do not allow it to be carried out and must be cancelled, the amount thereof will be refunded upon return.
Complete outfit for the entire stay (thermal overalls, gloves, wool socks and winter boots)

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