Rukatonttu in December

The Rukatonttu Apartments are 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. It's a perfect place to explore on snowmobiles, take rides on husky or reindeer sleighs, meet Santa Claus in his forest house, or simply enjoy nature. Perhaps you'll even have the chance to see a breathtaking aurora borealis. Welcome to Lapland! We look forward to your visit!

Approximate price per family:
4999 $

Welcome to the wonderful world of Rukatonttu in December! If you love winter adventures, snow-covered landscapes, and the magic of Christmas, this destination is perfect for you. Imagine an enchanted forest in the heart of Finland, where the trees appear as giant white figures with snow-decorated branches and warm lights glow on the horizon. In Rukatonttu, you can enjoy a variety of winter activities, such as rides on sleds pulled by Siberian huskies, cross-country skiing on well-prepared tracks, or even thrilling snowmobile tours through the forest. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to meet the legendary Christmas elves of Finland, who are said to reside in the vicinity.

Day 1 Spain - Kuusamo - Ruka

Arrival at our destination. Meet at the airport. Meet with Catai staff who will assist you with the simple check-in procedures. Departure on a special direct flight to Kuusamo. Snack on board included. Meet our guide and transfer to Ruka (approx. 30 min). Arrival. Upon arrival in Ruka, we will collect the thermal equipment that we can use throughout our stay in Lapland. Once settled, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the resort's restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 2 Ruka. Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing

Buffet breakfast. We will start our adventure in Lapland with an ice fishing excursion on the frozen lake. The experience begins with arriving at a frozen lake where a fisherman will teach us how to fish through the ice. Each participant will have time to try their luck with the fishing rod through the ice. First, everyone will have to make their own hole in the ice and then attempt to fish. In this lake, we can find perch, pike, and lake herrings. We will enjoy a fun activity that is enjoyed by both adults and children: a snowshoeing walk through the snowy Lapland forest. Light lunch during the excursion. In the afternoon, you will have free time to enjoy some downhill skiing or participate in an optional activity.

Optional excursion: Go-karting and Mini Snowmobiles

You will be transferred to the go-karting center, where you will enjoy an exciting new experience. Drive special made go-karts meant to move on snow or ice. In groups of 5 or 6 people, everyone will have a chance to drive their own kart. This fun and easy activity can be enjoyed by everyone. The minimum height requirement is 5 ft, the height at which the driver can reach the accelerator and brake pedals. Children who cannot drive the karts will be able to drive the mini-snowmobiles (ages 4 to 11 years old). Important: a minimum of 10 participants is required to carry out this excursion.  Price per adult: $90 // Price per child (5-11 years old): $60

Dinner at the complex restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 3 Ruka. Arctic Animal Safari: Huskies and Reindeer

Buffet breakfast. We get ready for another incredible day in nature. In the morning, we will embark on an excursion that will stay in our memories for a long time, as we will have the opportunity to drive a sled pulled by a team of husky dogs, just like real mushers. Well-trained huskies can pull up to seven times their own weight. Their handlers will share interesting facts and information with us before we embark on the ride. We will enjoy a light lunch during the excursion.

Next, we will be transferred to a reindeer farm where the Sámi herders will talk to us about their way of life. We will take a reindeer sleigh ride and learn about the lives of reindeer and their herders. The rest of the afternoon is free, and you can optionally enjoy some downhill skiing. In just a couple of hours, you can enjoy many runs as there are usually no queues at the lifts. Ruka usually has its slopes open from October until almost the end of May, and most of them are illuminated. The little ones will find fun skiing in the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park located in Ruka Valley, which can be accessed by a scenic gondola from the village of Ruka. A ticket per person is included to ride the cable car at the ski resort and admire and photograph the views from the top. Dinner will be served at the resort's restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 4 Ruka. Snowmobile Safari and Meeting Santa Claus.

Buffet breakfast. Today, we will embark on one of the most spectacular excursions of the trip: a snowmobile safari. We will be provided with helmets and gloves, and after receiving instructions from the guides, we will begin our snowmobile ride. The adults will drive the snowmobiles (2 people per snowmobile), while the children ride in a sleigh pulled by the guide's snowmobile. During the journey, we will feel the power of these machines and enjoy the snowy forests and frozen lakes. A light lunch will be served during the excursion. In the afternoon, the moment that all the children have been waiting for will arrive. We will be transferred to the village of Vuotunki, where Santa Claus' house is located next to a large frozen lake. On the slopes of the lake, when snow falls, large natural slides form where children, and even adults, can enjoy sledding. It's time to enter the house where Santa will be waiting for us. Upon entering, we will be greeted by an elf, Santa's helper, who will lead us to the living room where we will meet Santa himself. We will spend a good time with him, he will tell us stories, and teach us a song. Mrs. Claus is an expert cook, and today she will teach us her famous Christmas cookie recipe, which we will then be able to bake in the house's large wood-fired oven. At the end of the visit, Santa will personally give each child a gift. With the indelible memory of this visit, we will bid farewell to the Claus family and return to our accommodation. Dinner will be served at the resort's restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 5 Ruka - Kuusamo - Spain

Return flight. Buffet breakfast. Free time until the indicated transfer time. You can do some last-minute shopping in the Village or perhaps enjoy some relaxing moments before departure. We can't leave Lapland without experiencing a rejuvenating sauna. Sauna is a tradition in Finland. While the Finns didn't invent it, they do have the highest number of saunas per capita, with almost one sauna for every 2 inhabitants, and they are the most avid practitioners. We will depart for Kuusamo Airport. Check-in procedures and departure on a direct flight back to Spain. Snack on board included. Arrival and end of our Lapland adventure.

¡Bienvenidos al maravilloso mundo de Rukatonttu en diciembre! Si te gustan las aventuras en invierno, los paisajes cubiertos de nieve y la magia de la Navidad, este destino es perfecto para ti. Imagina un bosque encantado en el corazón de Finlandia, donde los árboles parecen gigantes blancos con sus ramas adornadas de nieve y las luces cálidas brillan en el horizonte. En Rukatonttu, podrás disfrutar de muchas actividades invernales, como paseos en trineo tirado por huskies siberianos, esquí de fondo en pistas bien preparadas, o incluso, emocionantes recorridos en moto de nieve por el bosque. Además, tendrás la oportunidad de conocer a los legendarios duendes de la Navidad de Finlandia, que se dicen, habitan en las inmediaciones.

Día 1 España - Kuusamo - Ruka

Llegada a nuestro destino Presentación en aeropuerto. 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 nuestro guía y traslado a Ruka (aprox. 30 min). Llegada. A su llegada a Ruka recogeremos los equipos térmicos que podremos usar durante toda la estancia en Laponia. Una vez instalados degustaremos una deliciosa cena en el restaurante del complejo. Alojamiento.

Día 2 Ruka. Pesca en hielo y raquetas de nieve

Desayuno buffet. Comenzaremos nuestra aventura en Laponia 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 que podéis aprovechar para realizar algunas bajadas de esquí o realizar una actividad opcional.

EXCURSIÓN OPCIONAL: Karting y mini motos de nieve. Traslado al circuito de karting, donde disfrutaremos de una experiencia totalmente nueva; conducir karts especiales para desplazarse sobre la nieve o hielo. Conducir 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 conducir los karts podrán conducir una mini-motonieve, una experiencia que sin duda no olvidareis.* Precios válidos para reservas hechas hasta 30 días antes de la salida sujetos a disponibilidad de plazas. * Se requiere un mínimo de 10 personas para realizar la excursión. Precio adulto: $90 // Precio niños (5-11 años): $60.

Cena en el restaurante del complejo. Alojamiento.

Día 3 Ruka. Safari de animales árticos: huskies y renos

Desayuno buffet. Nos preparamos para pasar otro día increíble en la naturaleza. Por la mañana realizaremos 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.

A continuación, traslado a una granja de renos donde sus criadores lapones nos hablarán donde su modo de vida. Realizaremos un paseo en trineo y aprenderemos sobre la vida de los renos y sus pastores. Resto de la tarde libre que podéis aprovechar para realizar, opcionalmente, algunas bajadas de esquí. En tan sólo un par de horas podréis disfrutar de muchas bajadas ya que no suele haber colas en los remontes. Ruka suele tener sus pistas abiertas desde octubre hasta casi finales de mayo y la mayoría iluminadas. Los más pequeños encontraran diversión esquiando en el parque infantil Rosa & Rudolf Family Park situado en Ruka Valley al que se puede acceder con una góndola escénica desde el pueblo de Ruka. Está incluido un ticket por persona para subir al telecabina de la estación de esquí y poder admirar y fotografiar las vistas desde la cima. Cena en el restaurante del complejo. Alojamiento.

Día 4 Ruka. Safari en moto de nieve y encuentro con Santa Claus

Desayuno buffet. En el día de hoy realizaremos una de las excursiones más espectaculares del viaje, un safari en moto de nieve. Para ello, nos proveerán de cascos y guantes y tras las instrucciones de los guías, iniciaremos nuestro paseo en moto de nieve. Los adultos conduciremos las motos (2 personas por moto) y los niños viajan en un trineo que arrastra la moto de nieve del guía. Durante el trayecto podremos sentir la potencia de estas máquinas y disfrutar de los bosques nevados y lagos helados. Almuerzo ligero 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. 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. Cena en el restaurante del complejo. Alojamiento.

Día 5 Ruka - Kuusamo - España

Vuelo de regreso Desayuno buffet. Tiempo libre hasta la hora indicada para el traslado. Pueden realizar las últimas compras en el Village o quizás disfrutar de un rato de relax antes del regreso. 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.

Rukatonttu Apartments

Rukatonttu Apartments is a complex of semi-detached apartments located in a privileged enclave, amidst the Lapland nature, with incredible views over Ruka and an excellent location near the access to the Ruka alpine ski resort and only 2 km from its central hub. It is within walking distance to the ski lifts and the Skibus, which regularly travels throughout the area. The complex has a restaurant where breakfasts and dinners are served.

  • Rukatonttu 43: With a capacity for 4 people, these apartments feature 1 double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room. They are equipped with heating, a private sauna, fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi, balcony/terrace, clothes drying rack, fully equipped kitchen, 2 toilets, and a shower.
  • Rukatonttu 51: With a capacity for 6 people. These apartments are identical to the previous ones but feature 2 double bedrooms and a double sofa in the living room. Please contact us for a non-binding quote.

Departures on December 10 and 14, 2023 from Madrid
Family Price
1 adult + 1 child $4999
1 adult + 2 children $6895
2 adults $5395
2 adults + 1 child $7295
2 adults + 2 children $9199
2 adults + 3 children $11195
3 adults + 2 children $11595
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%
Contact us for more information
This grand experience includes
Direct special flight from Madrid to Kuusamo (round trip)
English and Spanish-speaking escort guide during the trip
All transfers
Thermal suit for the entire stay (thermal boots and jumpsuit)
Helmet and gloves for the snowmobile excursion
4 nights of accommodation in Rukatonttu apartments
Full board (including water jug), except for lunch on the last day
All activities, excursions, and safaris as per the program
Snowmobile safari
Ice fishing
Snowshoeing
Husky excursion
Reindeer excursion
Meeting with Santa Claus
Santa Claus gift for each child aged 11 or under
Ice fishing
Snowshoeing
Gondola pass
Complete online documentation and gifts
Travel assistance insurance
Airport taxes
SCIL® experience
Flight schedule December 10, 2023
12/10/2023 Madrid 09:00 Kuusamo 14:45
12/14/2023 Kuusamo 15:35 Madrid 19:25
Flight schedule December 14, 2023
12/14/2023 Madrid 09:00 Kuusamo 14:45
12/18/2023 Kuusamo 15:35 Madrid 19:25
You'll be interested to know
Daily cleaning in the apartments (not included in the price).
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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