Special January: Ruka Villas

Have you ever thought about spending a few days in pure nature with incredible winter views? Lapland is one of the best places for such a vacation. Clear blue skies, forests covered in powdery snow, and attractions like husky and reindeer safaris await you. And as if that wasn't enough, you can even meet Santa Claus himself, not just for the little ones.

Approximate price per family:
6910 $

Get ready for a winter adventure that will take your breath away! Step into a magical world where gleaming snow and dreamy landscapes blend in a symphony of beauty. In January, Ruka, the jewel of northern Finland, transforms into a winter paradise waiting to be explored.

Day 1 Spain - Kuusamo - Ruka

Meet with Catai staff who will assist you with the simple check-in procedures. Departure on a direct charter flight to Kuusamo. Snack on board included. Meet your guide and transfer to our cabin (approx. 30 minutes), with a stop to collect thermal suits to use throughout your stay. Once settled, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. (Transfers included). Accommodation.

Day 2 Ruka. Authentic Husky Safari and Ice Karting

Breakfast provided as catering delivered to your cabin. We will begin our adventure in Lapland with an excursion that will leave a lasting memory, as we have the opportunity to drive a sled pulled by a team of husky dogs like real mushers. Well-trained huskies can pull up to seven times their own weight. Their trainers will share many more interesting facts with us before we embark on the ride. We will enjoy a light lunch during the excursion. After lunch, we will be transferred to the karting circuit, where we will experience something completely new: driving special karts designed for snow or ice surfaces. Driving the karts is easy, and this activity is suitable for both adults and children with a minimum height of 150 cm (required to reach the accelerator and brake pedals). Children who cannot drive the karts will have the opportunity to drive a mini snowmobile, an experience that will surely be unforgettable. Return to your cabin and free time until dinner. Dinner at a local restaurant with transfers included. Accommodation.

Day 3 Ruka. Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing

Breakfast provided as catering delivered to your cabin. We will start another day of adventures with an ice fishing excursion on the frozen lake. The experience begins with our arrival at a frozen lake, where a fisherman will teach us how to ice fish. Each participant will have the opportunity to try their luck with the fishing rod through the ice. First, everyone will need to drill their own hole in the ice and then attempt to catch fish. In this lake, we can find perch, pike, and lake herring. We will also enjoy a fun activity that is loved by both adults and children: a snowshoeing tour through the snowy Lapland forest. We will have a light lunch during the excursion. In the afternoon, you will have free time to relax in your cabin, play in the snow, or take a few ski runs at the nearby Ruka ski resort. Dinner at a local restaurant with transfers included. Accommodation.

Day 4 Ruka. Snowshoeing in Oulanka National Park

Breakfast provided as catering delivered to your cabin. Today, we will enjoy an unforgettable experience. We will embark on an excursion to the nearby Oulanka National Park, known for its breathtaking landscapes and waterfalls. Our guide will share stories about the area's flora and fauna, and we will see the beautiful rapids of Myllykoski. We will have the opportunity to savor a picnic lunch by a campfire. We will also engage in an activity loved by both adults and children: snowshoeing through the snowy landscape of the National Park. We will then return to our accommodation. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the Ruka ski resort, play in the snow, or enjoy the comforts of your cabin. Dinner at a local restaurant with transfers included. Accommodation.

Day 5 Ruka. Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm and Meeting with Santa Claus

Breakfast provided as catering delivered to your cabin. We will start another day of adventures with a snowmobile excursion. Local guides will explain how to operate the snowmobiles (it's very simple) and the basic safety rules before we begin our ride. Children will ride in a special sled attached to the guide's snowmobile. We will enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes until we reach a nearby reindeer farm, where the Sámi herders will tell us about the lifestyle of these charming animals. They will share interesting facts, and we will take a reindeer sleigh ride. Each sleigh is pulled by a single reindeer, and each reindeer has its own name. The ride is perfect for enjoying the snowy scenery, taking photos, or capturing the moment on video. Lunch will be provided during the excursion. In the afternoon, the moment that all the children have been waiting for will arrive. We will travel to the village of Vuotunki, where Santa Claus's house is located next to a large frozen lake. On the slopes of the lake, when snow falls, large natural slides are formed where children and adults alike can enjoy sledding. It's time to enter the house where Santa will be waiting for us. Upon entering, we will be greeted by one of Santa's elves and led to the living room where we will meet Santa himself. We will spend a good time with him as he tells us stories and teaches us a song. Mrs. Claus is an expert cook, and today she will teach us her famous Christmas cookie recipe, which we can then bake in the large wood-fired oven in the house. Dinner will be enjoyed at the Claus family's house. At the end of the visit, Santa will personally present a gift to each child. With the indelible memory of this visit, we will bid farewell to the Claus family and make our way back to our accommodation. Accommodation.

Day 6 Ruka - Kuusamo - Spain

Breakfast provided as catering delivered to your cabin. Free time until the indicated time for transfer. We can't leave Lapland without experiencing a relaxing sauna. Sauna in Finland is a true tradition. Although the Finns didn't invent it, they have the highest number of saunas per capita in the world, with almost one sauna for every 2 inhabitants, and they are the most frequent sauna users. Departure to Kuusamo airport. Check-in procedures and boarding for a direct flight to Spain. Snack on board included. Arrival and end of our adventure in Lapland.

¡Prepárate para una aventura invernal que te dejará sin aliento! Entra en un mundo mágico donde la nieve brillante y los paisajes de ensueño se fusionan en una sinfonía de belleza. En enero, Ruka, la joya del norte de Finlandia, se convierte en un paraíso invernal que aguarda ser explorado.

Día 1 España - Kuusamo - Ruka

Encuentro con personal de Catai que os ayudará con los sencillos trámites de facturación. Salida en vuelo especial directo a Kuusamo. Snack a bordo incluido. Encuentro con su guía y traslado a nuestra cabaña (aprox. 30min), de camino recogida de los trajes térmicos para utilizar durante toda la estancia. Una vez instalados degustaremos una deliciosa cena en un restaurante local. (Traslados incluidos). Alojamiento.

Día 2 Ruka. Safari auténtico de huskies y karting sobre hielo

Desayuno tipo catering entregado su vuestra cabaña. Comenzaremos nuestra aventura en Laponia con una excursión que perdurará en nuestra memoria durante mucho tiempo, ya que podremos conducir, como auténticos mushers un trineo tirado por un equipo de perros huskies. Los huskies bien entrenados pueden tirar de hasta siete veces su propio peso. Esto y muchas más curiosidades nos las explicarán sus preparadores antes de realizar el paseo. Degustaremos un almuerzo ligero durante la excursión. Finalizado el almuerzo, traslado al circuito de karting, donde disfrutaremos de una experiencia totalmente nueva; conducir karts especiales para desplazarse sobre la nieve o hielo. Pilotar los karts es muy fácil y esta actividad la pueden realizar todas las personas (adultos o niños) con una altura mínima de 150 cm (necesaria para llegar a los pedales de acelerador y freno). Los niños que no puedan pilotar los karts podrán conducir una mini-motonieve, una experiencia que sin duda no olvidareis. Regreso a tu cabaña y tiempo libre hasta la hora de la cena. Cena en restaurante local con traslados incluidos. Alojamiento.

Día 3 Ruka Pesca en hielo y raquetas de nieve

Desayuno tipo catering entregado su vuestra cabaña. Comenzaremos otro día de aventuras con una excursión de pesca en el Lago helado. La experiencia empieza con la llegada a un lago helado donde un pescador nos enseñará como pescar en el hielo, cada participante tendrá tiempo para probar suerte con la caña a través del hielo. Primero cada uno tendrá que realizar su propio agujero en el hielo y a continuación intentar pescar. En este lago podremos encontrar percas, lucios y arenques de lago. Realizaremos una divertida actividad, que gusta tanto a mayores como a pequeños; un paseo en raquetas de nieve por el nevado bosque lapón. Almuerzo ligero durante la excursión. Por la tarde tiempo libre para relajaros en vuestra cabaña, hacer juegos en la nieve o aprovechar para hacer unas bajadas de esquí en la cercana estación de Ruka. Cena en restaurante local con traslados incluidos. Alojamiento.

Día 4 Ruka Raquetas de nieve en el parque nacional de Oulanka

Desayuno tipo catering entregado su vuestra cabaña. Hoy disfrutaremos de una experiencia inolvidable. Realizaremos una excursión al cercano Parque Nacional de Oulanka, que es conocido por sus impresionantes paisajes y cascadas. El guía nos contará historias sobre la flora y fauna del área y veremos los hermosos rápidos de Myllykoski. Podremos disfrutar y saborear un almuerzo tipo picnic al lado de una hoguera. También realizaremos una de las actividades que gustan tanto a mayores como pequeños. Caminaremos con raquetas de nieve por el nevado paisaje del Parque Nacional. Regreso a nuestro alojamiento. Por la tarde tendremos tiempo libre que podéis aprovechar en la estación de esquí de Ruka, jugar en la nieve o disfrutar de las comodidades de vuestra cabaña. Cena en restaurante local con traslados incluidos. Alojamiento.

Día 5 Ruka Safari en motos de nieve a granja de renos y encuentro con Santa Claus

Desayuno tipo catering entregado su vuestra cabaña. Comenzaremos otro día de aventuras con una excursión en motos de nieve. Los guías locales nos explicarán su funcionamiento (es muy sencillo) y las reglas básicas de seguridad antes de comenzar nuestro paseo. Los niños viajan en un trineo especial que lleva la moto de nieve del guía. Podremos disfrutar de paisajes de una gran belleza natural hasta llegar a una granja de renos cercana donde sus criadores lapones nos hablarán del modo de vida de estos simpáticos animales. Nos contarán varias curiosidades y realizaremos un paseo en trineo de renos. Cada trineo está tirado por un solo reno y cada reno tiene su propio nombre. El paseo es ideal para disfrutar del paisaje nevado, hacer fotos o inmortalizar en un vídeo el momento. Almuerzo durante la excursión. Por la tarde llegará el momento que todos los niños estaban esperando. Nos trasladaremos al pueblo de Vuotunki donde se encuentra la casa de Santa Claus, al lado de un gran lago helado. En las laderas del lago, al caer la nieve, se forman grandes toboganes naturales en los que los niños, y no tan niños podrán disfrutar tirándose en trineos. Ha llegado el momento de entrar en la casa donde Santa nos estará esperando. Al entrar, nos recibe un elfo, ayudante de Santa Claus, y nos conduce hasta el salón en el que conoceremos al mismísimo Santa. Con él pasaremos un buen rato, nos contará historias y nos enseñará alguna canción. La Sra. Claus es una experta cocinera y hoy nos enseñará su famosa receta de galletas navideñas que, una vez hechas, podremos hornear en el gran horno de leña de la casa. La cena la degustaremos en la casa de la familia Claus. Finalizada la visita, Santa entregará personalmente un regalo a cada niño. Con el recuerdo imborrable de esta visita nos despediremos de la familia Claus y emprenderemos el regreso a nuestro alojamiento. Alojamiento.

Día 6 Ruka - Kuusamo - España

Desayuno tipo catering entregado su vuestra cabaña. Tiempo libre hasta la hora indicada para el traslado. No nos podemos ir de Laponia sin practicar una relajante sauna. La sauna en Finlandia es toda una tradición. Aunque los fineses no la inventaron sí que son el país con mayor cantidad de saunas por habitante; casi una sauna por cada 2 habitantes y los que la practican con mayor asiduidad. Salida hacia el aeropuerto de Kuusamo. Trámites de facturación y salida en vuelo directo con destino España. Snack a bordo incluido. Llegada y fin de nuestra aventura en Laponia.

Ruka Village Cabins

Ruka Village Cabins are located in a complex just 50 meters away from the ski lifts of Ruka ski resort, in the heart of the town and next to the Skibus stop. Close to all shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. They offer free WiFi.

  • RukaVillage30 (30m²): Combines the best aspects of a hotel room and an apartment. It features two 90cm beds and a small seating area with a sofa bed. It has a kitchen, WC and shower, private sauna, and balcony. Recommended for a maximum of 2 adults + 1 child.
  • RukaVillage45 (45m²): It has 2 bedrooms (one with 2 beds and another with a bunk bed with a lower bed of 120cm and an upper bed of 80cm), as well as a sofa bed in the living room. It also includes a drying cabinet for thermal clothing. Capacity for 4 adults + 2 children.
  • RukaVillage60 (60m²): Same as above, but with 2 double bedrooms with 2 beds each and 2 WC.

Departure January 2, 2024 from Madrid

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Family Price
Price per person starting from $3455
Conditions of Cancelation
until August 31, free of charge
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 before, 100%
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This grand experience includes
Direct flight from Madrid to Kuusamo (roundtrip)
English and Spanish-speaking escort guide during the trip
All transfers
Thermal suit throughout the stay (including boots and jumpsuit)
Snowmobile helmet and gloves
5 nights of accommodation in the Ruka Villas cabins, luxury accommodations.
Full board according to itinerary
4 dinners in a restaurant with transfers included
1 dinner at Santa's house.
All activities, excursions and safaris according to the program
Ice karting
Husky sledding safari
Ice fishing
Snowshoeing
Snowmobiles
Reindeer farm visit
Private meeting with Santa Claus
1 gift per child aged 11 or under
Complete online documentation
Travel assistance insurance
Airport taxes
SCIL® experience
Flight schedule 
01/02/2024 Madrid 09:00 Kuusamo 14:45
01/08/2024 Kuusamo 15:45 Madrid 19:35
It will interest you to know
Full board (including water jug), except for lunch on the last day as specified in the itinerary: breakfasts provided in the cabin. 4 dinners in a restaurant with included transfers. 1 dinner at Santa Claus' house.
Intermediate cleaning (not included in the price). $190 /cabin. Sheets and towels set $38 /set
The prices of optional activities are valid for reservations made up to 30 days before departure subject to availability of places.
The order (but not the content) of the excursions may vary from this itinerary.
The prices for snowmobile and sled excursions are based on two people sharing the vehicle.
The minimum age to drive snowmobiles is 18 years old. Children below this age will ride in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile, based on their weight and height.
It is mandatory to possess a valid European car driving license in order to drive the snowmobiles, and it must be carried during the excursion.
All snowmobiles are covered by comprehensive insurance with a deductible of €1000, for which each participant is responsible in case of an accident.
Due to weather conditions (such as snow or ice accumulation) and for safety reasons, excursions may undergo changes in itinerary, duration, or even cancellations without prior notice.
The organizer does not guarantee weather conditions, snow or ice accumulation for the realization of the offered excursions or safaris. In the event that force majeure prevents the execution of any excursion and it needs to be canceled, an alternative activity will be arranged or the amount paid will be refunded upon return; either in full if the activity is canceled, or partially if conditions do not allow its complete realization.
Smoking in accommodations where it is not permitted may result in high fines, which can reach up to 4500 euros per person.
The customer is responsible for the keys to the apartments, and in case of loss, compensation will be requested.

 

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