Late November to Early December in Salla

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a trip to Lapland in the days before the beginning of December. Travel to Lapland and discover the last paradise in Europe, staying in comfortable cabins and doing fun Arctic activities every day.

Approximate price per family:
4595 $

This year we were so excited for our trips to Lapland that we decided to start them off a bit earlier than usual. Join us the last week of November and be the first to visit this magical white paradise during this winter season. Staying in wonderful cabins and enjoying the best Arctic activities, such as sleigh rides pulled by huskies and reindeer, snowmobile tours, ice fishing... and most importantly, we will have a meeting with Santa Claus. Take advantage of this opportunity and come to know Lapland, a unique destination that will leave you wonderful memories for a lifetime.

Day 1. Madrid - Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Salla.

At the appointed time, meet at the airport with the assistance of our staff for the check-in of the Finnair regular flight to Rovaniemi (Finland), via Helsinki. You start your journey to Lapland here! Arrival at Rovaniemi airport. Assistance and transfer to Salla, located approximately 150 km from the airport. Arrival at this white paradise where the last national park of Finland was established in 2021. Salla is located in a fantastic natural environment, in one of the most pristine, untouched, and least populated areas in all of Europe where, due to its latitude, Lapland's first and heaviest snowfalls are usually received. Accommodation in your cabin. All cabins are very comfortable and cozy and have a complete equipment for an unforgettable stay; bathroom/s with shower, heating, own sauna, one or several rooms (see descriptions according to size and capacity at the end of the itinerary), fireplace, and equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, etc. In addition, you will have at your disposal, free of charge, unlimited firewood for the fireplace and sledges for the children. All of them are located around the reception and the restaurant of the complex. A few minutes' walk from your private cabin is the small alpine ski resort of Salla, ideal for skiers of all levels as well as for family fun sliding on sledges. At our accommodation, we will have our thermal suits of our size waiting for us to use from our arrival and throughout our stay. Once settled and already equipped with the thermal clothing, dinner at the Kiela restaurant in the Salla Tuvat complex.

Day 2. Salla. Reindeer Sled Ride and Dinner in a Kota.

We spent our first night in Salla and after a hearty and necessary buffet breakfast served in the resort's restaurant, we will head to a nearby reindeer farm to learn about the reindeer way of life and take a relaxing sled ride through the snowy forest, pulled by a reindeer. During the activity, we will visit the corral where the pregnant females are kept during the winter, as well as some young calves who are not yet old enough to pull sleds. We will be able to feed them by hand and have an amazing time with them. We will enjoy lunch in a "kota," which is a typical Lappish tent with a similar shape to teepees or Native American tents. The rest of the afternoon is free. Continuing our Lapland day, at dinner time we will be transferred to a wooden kota to enjoy a very special dinner consisting of delicious local products. During the evening, our hosts will tell us old stories and local shamanic traditions... An unforgettable dinner in a unique setting. Return to our cabin to rest and recharge for the next day.

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Day 3. Salla. Husky sleigh ride, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and cinema.

We continue to enjoy our destination and unique activities. After a powerful and necessary buffet breakfast served at the resort's restaurant, we will embark on one of the most exciting excursions of our trip: a husky sleigh ride. While most of the dogs are of the husky breed, other breeds are also trained and expert in pulling sleds, which they do eagerly. Once we receive the advice to enjoy the experience safely, we will become master mushers of an authentic husky dog sled. Driving a husky sled through the snowy forests of Salla is certainly one of the best experiences one can have on a trip to Lapland. Today we will have a local lunch of hot soup and grilled sausages around a bonfire in the middle of the forest to continue with local traditions: we will take a snowshoe hike through the snowy Lapland forest to reach a frozen lake where we can try our luck at ice fishing. After a day of new experiences, we will return to our accommodation, where we can rest and enjoy an authentic Finnish sauna in our private cabin. We have an evening of cinema and popcorn ahead of us, starting aboard a Lapland train, where the wagons are sleds and the locomotive is a snowmobile, to take us to the auditorium (about 3km from the Kiela restaurant) where a film will be screened for all audiences that will reveal a magical world. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at the Kiela restaurant in Salla Tuvat. We return to our cabin to rest and replenish our energy for the next day.

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Day 4. Salla. Snowmobile safari.

A new day in Lapland dawns, full of unique moments and activities. After having a complete buffet breakfast at the Kiela restaurant in the Salla Tuvat complex, we will have a unique experience riding powerful snowmobiles through snowy forests and frozen lakes. We will discover the feeling of having a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in the middle of a bonfire while contemplating the picturesque image of Lapland's nature. We will be fully equipped against the cold and will have received all the necessary safety and snowmobile handling instructions (which is very simple) to enjoy the activity to the fullest. For the peace of mind of parents, younger children will enjoy the snowmobile safari in a sled pulled by the guides' snowmobiles. After this unforgettable experience on our trip to Lapland, it's time for lunch, which will be prepared at the Kiela restaurant. To spend a Lapland afternoon, we recommend skiing. A few minutes' walk away is the Salla family alpine ski resort, with illuminated slopes. We can purchase a ski pass for hours (starting from 1 hour), as well as rent equipment. It's a great experience for ski enthusiasts with fantastic snow conditions and maximum time utilization as there are no queues at the lifts. Tonight's dinner will be at the Kiela restaurant in our cabin complex. Here you will dine in a cozy and casual atmosphere. The restaurant is a member of "Chaîne des Rôtisseurs", a renowned French gastronomic society that nurtures and supports local food culture and pays tribute to national cuisine. In 2008, the restaurant Kiela was awarded the society's seal of excellence in recognition of the high quality of food and service.

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Day 5. Salla. Children's Multi-Activities, Mini Snowmobiles, Private Meeting with Santa Claus, and Spa.

After a good buffet breakfast, we will head to a nearby reindeer farm (just 5 minutes from our cabins) where we will enjoy fun snow activities for the whole family, such as snowshoeing, Lappish lasso throwing, snow hockey, feeding the reindeer, and taking a small ride in a sleigh. One of the activities will be the opportunity to drive mini snowmobiles on a safe circuit. While having fun in this environment, we will wait for a call from an elf who will lead us on a sled pulled by a snowmobile to a secret location in the middle of the forest where Santa Claus is waiting for us. Privately, family by family, we will be taken by a guide's snowmobile-driven sled to a magical location in the forest to meet Santa Claus in person, talk to him, take photos, and enjoy a magical encounter. Our dear friend, Santa Claus, will thank us for our visit by giving each child a gift. After the excitement of this morning, it's the ideal time to relax before dinner at the hotel's spa and enjoy its hot tubs, heated pools with water jets, and saunas. It's perfect for the whole family to relax and have fun since admission is included and allowed for both adults and children, and it's within walking distance from the cabin. It's essential to bring swimwear and slippers, but if you forget with all the excitement of the day, don't worry… swimwear can be rented there. With so much excitement, we're sure we've worked up an appetite. Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner at the Kiela restaurant in Salla Tuvat. After a day of magical experiences, we'll return to our cabin to rest.

la mejor nieve del mundo laponia

Day 6 Salla - Rovaniemi - Madrid.

Last day in Lapland. After enjoying the breakfast buffet at the Kiela restaurant, we will make our way to Rovaniemi. Upon arrival, we will visit the Santa Claus Village, located right on the imaginary and magical line of the Arctic Circle, where we can explore its handicraft and souvenir shops, send a letter or postcard from Santa's official Post Office, and visit the different attractions that make up this magical world.

laponia auroras boreales elfos duendes santa claus

In the purest nature of eastern Lapland is Salla, where you can experience a special way of life, under the motto “without nature, there is no well-being”. The belief in a better tomorrow, born of difficult experiences, is a trait that pushes the local people forward. With determination and ingenuity in the arid landscapes of Eastern Lapland, the municipality has survived, taking inspiration from the fact that it is not like the others. Salla has something unique: space for thoughts and time to listen to oneself, the opportunity to live and be part of the most precious wealth in the world, pure nature. Because Salla is in the desert, in “the middle of nowhere”.

Como novedad, este 2023 nos adelantamos a todos y os ofrecemos este viaje Pre-Puente de Diciembre a Laponia. Con salida desde Madrid, seréis de los primeros en visitar el mágico paraíso blanco en la temporada de invierno. Alojados en estupendas cabañas y disfrutando de las mejores actividades árticas, como paseos en trineos tirados por huskies y renos, recorridos en motos de nieve, pesca en el hielo… y lo más importante, tendremos un encuentro con Santa Claus. Aprovecha esta oportunidad y ven a conocer Laponia, un destino único que te dejará una huella imborrable.

Día 1. Madrid - Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Salla.

A la hora indicada presentación en aeropuerto con la asistencia de nuestro personal para la facturación del vuelo regular de Finnair con destino a Rovaniemi (Finlandia), vía Helsinki. ¡Iniciáis aquí vuestro viaje a Laponia! Llegada al aeropuerto de Rovaniemi. Asistencia y traslado hasta Salla, situado a 150 km aprox del aeropuerto. Llegada a este paraíso blanco donde en el año 2021 se estableció el último parque nacional de Finlandia. Salla está ubicado en un fantástico entorno natural, en una de las zonas más vírgenes, intactas y menos pobladas de toda Europa donde, por su latitud, se suelen recibir las primeras y más copiosas nevadas de Laponia. Acomodación en vuestra cabaña. Todas las cabañas, son muy confortables y acogedoras y disponen de un completo equipamiento para que vuestra estancia sea inolvidable; cuarto/s de baño/s con ducha, calefacción, sauna propia, una o varias habitaciones (ver descripciones según tamaño y capacidad de la mismas al final del itinerario), chimenea y cocina equipada con nevera, microondas, etc. Además, tendréis a vuestra disposición, de forma gratuita, leña ilimitada para la chimenea y trineos para los niños. Todas ellas, se encuentran situadas alrededor de la recepción y del restaurante del complejo. A unos pocos minutos caminando de vuestra cabaña privada está la pequeña estación de esquí alpino de Salla, ideal tanto para esquiadores de todos los niveles como para disfrutar en familia deslizándonos sobre los trineos. En nuestro alojamiento tendremos los trajes térmicos de nuestra talla esperándonos para poder usarlos desde nuestra llegada y durante toda nuestra estancia. Una vez instalado y ya equipados con la ropa térmica, cena en el restaurante Kiela del complejo de Salla Tuvat.

Día 2. Salla. Trineo de Renos y cena en kota.

Hemos pasado nuestra primera noche en Salla y después de un potente y necesario desayuno buffet, servido en el restaurante del complejo, nos dirigiremos a la granja de renos cercana para conocer el modo de vida de los renos y realizaremos un relajante paseo en un trineo arrastrado por un reno por el bosque nevado. Durante la actividad, visitaremos el corral donde se encuentran las hembras que están embarazadas durante el invierno así como algunas crías que todavía no tienen la edad suficiente para tirar de los trineos. Les podremos dar de comer de la mano y pasar un rato increíble con ellos. Disfrutaremos del almuerzo en una “kota”, que es una típica tienda lapona con forma similar a los teepees o tiendas de los indios americanos. Resto de la tarde libre. Continuando con nuestro día lapón, a la hora de cenar, nos trasladaremos a una kota de madera para degustar una cena muy especial, a base de ricos productos locales de cercanía. Durante la velada, nuestros anfitriones nos irán contando viejas historias y tradiciones locales de chamanes…Una cena inolvidable en un entorno único. Regreso a nuestra cabaña para descansar y reponer energías para el siguiente día.

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Día 3. Salla. Trineo de huskies, raquetas de nieve, pesca en hielo y cine.

Seguimos disfrutando del destino y actividades únicas. Después de un potente y necesario desayuno buffet, servido en el restaurante del complejo, iniciaremos una de las excursiones más emocionantes de nuestro viaje; un paseo en trineo de perros. Aunque la mayoría de los perros son de raza husky, se pueden encontrar otras expertas y entrenadas para tirar de los trineos, cosa que hacen con mucho gusto. Llegado el momento y tras recibir los consejos para disfrutar de la experiencia de una manera segura, nos convertiremos en magistrales mushers de un auténtico trineo de perros huskies. Desde luego, conducir un trineo de huskies por los bosques nevados de Salla es una de las mejores experiencias que se pueden tener en un viaje a Laponia. Hoy almorzaremos como auténticos locales una buena sopa caliente y salchichas asadas alrededor de una hoguera en medio del bosque para continuar con tradiciones de la tierra: realizaremos un paseo en raquetas de nieve por el nevado bosque lapón hasta llegar a un lago helado donde podremos probar suerte practicando la pesca a través del hielo. Tras una jornada de nuevas experiencias, regresaremos a nuestro alojamiento, donde podremos descansar y disfrutar de una auténtica sauna finlandesa en nuestra cabaña privada. Nos espera una tarde de cine y palomitas, que comienza a bordo de un tren lapón, en el que los vagones son trineos y la locomotora una motonieve, para conducirnos al auditorio (a unos 3km del restaurante Kiela) donde se proyectará una película para todos los públicos que nos descubrirá un mundo mágico. Esta noche degustaremos la cena en el restaurante Kiela de Salla Tuvat. Regreso a nuestra cabaña para descansar y reponer energías para el siguiente día.

 

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Día 4. Salla. Safari en motos de nieve.

Amanece un nuevo día en Laponia lleno de momentos y actividades únicas. Después de tomar un completo desayuno buffet en el restaurante Kiela del complejo de Salla Tuvat, vamos a vivir una experiencia única subidos en potentes motos de nieve atravesando bosques nevados y lagos helados. Descubriremos la sensación de tomar un café o chocolate caliente en medio de una hoguera contemplando la bucólica imagen de la naturaleza lapona. Todo ello habiéndonos equipado completamente contra el frío y habiendo recibido todas las instrucciones de seguridad y manejo de la moto (es muy sencillo) necesarias para lograr disfrutar de la actividad. Para tranquilidad de los papás y mamás, los más pequeños irán disfrutando del safari de motos de nieve en un trineo arrastrado por las motos de los guías. Tras esta experiencia inolvidable en nuestro viaje a Laponia, llega la hora del almuerzo que tendremos preparado en el restaurante Kiela. Para pasar una tarde lapona, os recomendamos disfrutar del esquí, ya que a pocos minutos caminado tenemos la estación familiar esquí alpino de Salla, con pistas iluminadas. Podemos adquirir el forfait por horas (desde 1h), así como el alquiler del material, una gran experiencia para los amantes de este deporte con una nieve fantástica aprovechando el tiempo al máximo ya que no hay colas en los remontadores. La cena de hoy será en el restaurante Kiela, en nuestro complejo de cabañas. Aquí cenaréis en un ambiente acogedor y desenfadado. El restaurante es miembro de "Chaîne des Rôtisseurs", una afamada sociedad gastronómica francesa que nutre y apoya la cultura alimentaria local y rinde homenaje a la cocina nacional. En 2008 otorgaron al restaurante Kiela su sello de excelencia en reconocimiento a la alta calidad de la comida y el servicio.

salla laponia encuentro papa noel

Día 5. Salla. Multiactividades infantiles, minimotonieves, encuentro privado con Santa Claus y spa.

Tras un buen desayuno buffet, nos dirigiremos a la granja de renos cercana (a 5 minutos de nuestras cabañas) donde disfrutaremos de actividades en la nieve muy divertidas para toda la familia: paseos en raquetas de nieve, lanzamiento de lazo lapón, hockey sobre nieve, alimentar a los renos y dar un pequeño paseo en un trineo, siendo una de ellas la posibilidad de conducir unas pequeñas motos de nieve en un circuito seguro. Mientras nos divertimos en este entorno esperamos la llamada de un elfo que nos conducirá en un trineo tirado por una moto de nieve hasta un lugar secreto en medio del bosque donde Santa Claus nos está esperando. De manera privada, familia por familia, nos trasladaremos en trineo de nieve llevado por una moto del guía hasta un lugar mágico en medio del bosque en busca de Santa Claus. Conoceremos en persona al mismísimo Santa Claus, podremos conversar con él, hacernos fotos… y disfrutar de un encuentro mágico. Nuestro entrañable amigo, Santa Claus, agradecerá nuestra visita entregando un regalo a cada niño. Tras las emociones de la mañana de hoy es el momento ideal para relajarnos, antes de la cena, en el Spa del complejo del hotel y disfrutar de sus jacuzzis, piscinas climatizadas con chorros de agua y saunas. Es ideal para que se relaje y divierta toda la familia, pues la entrada está incluida y permitida tanto a adultos como niños y se puede ir caminando desde la cabaña. Imprescindible llevar bañador y zapatillas, aunque si con la emoción del día os olvidáis, no os preocupéis…se puede alquilar el bañador allí. Con tantas emociones, seguro que se nos ha abierto el apetito. Esta noche degustaremos la cena en el restaurante Kiela de Salla Tuvat. Regreso a nuestra cabaña tras una jornada de vivencias mágicas para descansar.

la mejor nieve del mundo laponia

Día 6 Salla - Rovaniemi - Madrid.

Último día en tierras laponas. Tras degustar el desayuno buffet en el restaurante Kiela, emprenderemos el camino a Rovaniemi. Llegada a la Aldea de Santa Claus, situada justo sobre la imaginaria y mágica línea del Círculo Polar Ártico, donde podremos visitar sus tiendas de artesanía y souvenirs, enviar una carta o postal desde la Oficina de Correos oficial de Papá Noel y visitar las diferentes atracciones que forman parte de este mundo mágico.

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En medio de la naturaleza más pura del este de Laponia se encuentra Salla, donde puedes experimentar una forma de vida especial, bajo el lema “sin naturaleza no hay bienestar”. La creencia en un mañana mejor, nacida de experiencias difíciles, es un rasgo que empuja a los habitantes locales hacia adelante. Con determinación e ingenio en los paisajes áridos de Laponia Oriental, el municipio ha sobrevivido, inspirándose en el hecho de que no es como los demás. Salla tiene algo único: espacio para los pensamientos y tiempo para escucharse a uno mismo, la oportunidad de vivir y ser parte de la riqueza más preciada del mundo, la naturaleza pura. Porque Salla está en el desierto, en medio de la nada.

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Sallatunturin Tuvat Cabins:

  • One bedroom cabin (34-48 m²): A room bedroom with 2 beds and a separate living room with a double sofa bed and a fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, washing machine, dryer, bathroom with shower and full kitchen with fridge. Distance from Kiela Restaurant: 100-200 meters (approx).
  • Two bedroom cabins (45 m²): Consist of 2 double bedrooms, a separate living room with a double sofa bed and a fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, washing machine, dryer, WC with shower and full kitchen with fridge. Reception distance: 500 meters (approx.)
  • Two bedroom cabins (75 m²): Consist of 2 double rooms and a separate living room with a double sofa bed and a fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, washing machine, dryer, 2 toilets, 1 shower and full kitchen with fridge. Distance from Kiela Restaurant 100-200 m.
  • Three room cabins (99 m²): They consist of 3 double bedrooms, a separate living room with a double sofa bed and a fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, washing machine, dryer, WC with shower and full kitchen with fridge. Reception distance: 500 meters (approx.)
  • Cabin Suite (147 m²): Unique 2-storey cabin consisting of 3 double bedrooms and a separate living room with a double sofa bed and fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, jacuzzi, washer, dryer, 3 toilets, 1 shower and full kitchen with fridge. Distance from Kiela Restaurant 100 m.
  • Four Bedroom Cabin (175 m²): Wonderful and unique cabin with 2 floors, 4 double bedrooms, separate living room with fireplace. Equipped with heating, TV, radio, sauna, washing machine, dryer, 3 toilets, jacuzzi, shower and full kitchen with fridge. Distance from Kiela Restaurant: 100 m.

Program from November 27 to December 02, 2023

Prices

Family Cabin Price
1 adult + 1 child 34m2 $4595
1 adult + 2 children 34m2 $6445
2 adults 34m2 $4950
2 adults + 1 child 34m2 $6845
2 adults + 2 children 34m2 $8725
2 adults + 2 children 45m2* $8750
2 adults + 3 children 45m2* $10525
3 adults + 2 children 45m2* $10925
2 adults + 2 children 75m2 $9095
2 adults + 3 children 75m2 $10845
3 adults + 2 children 75m2 $11245
Conditions of Cancelation
until August 31, $100 per person
from September 1 to September 30, 15%
from October 1 to October 31, 25%
from November 1 to 22 days before, 50%
from 21 days to 8 days before, 75%
less than 7 days before the trip, 100%
Contact us for more information
This grand experience includes
Economy class plane ticket on a regular Finnair flight from Madrid via Helsinki and return on a special direct flight from Rovaniemi to Madrid.
Compensation of the CO2 footprint of flights
All transfers
English and Spanish-speaking escort guide throughout the trip
5 nights of accommodation in the type of cabin selected
Unlimited firewood included in the cabin.
Initial and final cleaning of the apartment
Full board during the trip
Private family meeting with Santa Claus in Salla
Gift for children
Thermal suit (overall and boots) to use during the stay
Snowmobile excursion
Reindeer sleigh ride
Ice fishing
Husky sleigh ride
Snow rackets
Mini snowmobile
Film session
Travel assistance insurance
Airport taxes
SCIL® experience
Flight schedule - Departure
Madrid 10:20 Helsinki 15:30
Helsinki 16:20 Rovaniemi 17:45
Flight Schedule - Return
Rovaniemi 16:00 Madrid 20:05
Welcome gift pack
Gloves
2 pairs of thermal socks
Balaclava hat
You will be interested to know...
Possibility of a one-way flight from Barcelona to Helsinki and a subsequent connection to Rovaniemi with a direct return flight to Madrid.
The order of the excursions may vary with respect to that indicated in this itinerary to facilitate the operability of the trip or for weather reasons and for the comfort of passengers. Not so the content that will be specified.
Prices for snowmobile and sleigh tours are based on two people sharing the vehicle, one driving the snowmobile and one as a passenger. Stops are made during the journey where passengers can exchange their position.
The minimum age to drive snowmobiles is 18 years old.
During the snowmobile excursion, minors travel in a sled as indicated in the itinerary.
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 and show it at the request of the activity guide.
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 and it is mandatory to sign a disclaimer before starting the activity.
Due to the idiosyncrasies of the Arctic regions and their very particular climatic conditions, the organizing company cannot guarantee a priori the optimal snow and ice conditions for carrying out all the activities. In the event that some cause of force majeure does not allow the total or partial performance of any activity and this must be canceled or reduced due to lack of snow or ice, an alternative activity will be carried out or the amount of the same will be reimbursed.

 

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