Special Christmas in Pyhän Asteli

Are you ready to enjoy an incredible Christmas in Lapland? Below, we present an organized tour in Finnish Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland. Snow, ice, frozen lakes, ski slopes, snowmobiles, huskies, reindeer, the village where Santa Claus's official residence is located... Everything is ready for this trip to turn your Christmas vacation into magical and unforgettable days! So, if you love celebrating Christmas, now you have a magnificent opportunity to enjoy this season in Lapland, the lands of Santa Claus.

Approximate price per family:
7130 $

Get ready for an epic journey to the winter wonders of Pyhä! On the magical date of December 23rd, when the air is filled with a festive aura and snowflakes dance to the rhythm of the wind, we invite you to embark on an adventure that will transport you to a dreamlike world. Pyhä, located in the Lapland region of Finland, is a place where nature and magic intertwine in perfect harmony. Imagine a landscape covered in a white blanket of snow, fir trees adorned with twinkling lights, and an atmosphere that immerses you in a sense of peace and serenity. But this is not just a trip to a typical winter destination. In Pyhä, unique experiences and activities await you that will leave you breathless.

Day 1. Madrid / Rovaniemi / Pyhä

Arrival at the airport. Meet with Catai staff who will assist you with the simple check-in procedures. Departure on a special direct flight to Rovaniemi. Snack included onboard. Arrival. Meet with our guide and transfer to Pyhä (approx. 1 hour 45 minutes), where our accommodation is located. Arrival. Pick up the thermal suits that we can use throughout our stay in Lapland. Once settled, we will enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Day 2. Pyhä - Amethyst Mine Visit and Ice Fishing

Breakfast at the hotel. We begin our adventure with a day in nature, starting with a bus transfer to Ukko-Luosto to visit the Amethyst Mine. We will use the Pendolino (a small carriage pulled by a snow removal machine), which takes us to the top of Lampivaara, in the middle of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. The visit will begin with information and stories about the mine. After the explanation, we will head to the excavation area where we will have the opportunity to dig and find our own lucky amethyst. Light lunch during the excursion. We then continue to a large frozen lake by bus, where a fisherman will teach us how to fish with nets under the ice. It is a complicated and fascinating technique to observe. He will also show us the fishing technique with small rods that the Sami people have used for generations in Lapland. 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 and then attempt to fish. In this lake, we can find perch, pike, and lake herring. The feeling of walking on top of the ice, imagining that in summer it is more than 10 meters deep, is something completely inexplicable and you have to try it. Return to the hotel. Special Christmas Eve dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 3. Pyhä - Snowmobile Safari, Karting, and Mini Snowmobiles

Breakfast at the hotel. We put on our thermal suits again for one of the most spectacular excursions you can do in Lapland, a snowmobile safari. Local guides will explain how to drive them (in reality, it's very simple as they have no gears...) and the basic safety rules. During the journey, we will feel the power of these machines as we pass through the picturesque Lappish landscapes of snowy forests and frozen lakes. We will make a stop at a cabin by a frozen lake where we can admire the winter scenery and take photos of the Arctic forest. Light lunch in a Lappish kota. The kotas are the typical tents of the Sami people (Lapps), similar in shape to teepees or Native American tents. Afterwards, we will transfer to the karting track, where we will enjoy a completely new experience: driving special karts designed for snow or ice. Driving the karts is very easy, and this activity can be enjoyed by everyone (adults or children) with a minimum height of 150 cm (required to reach the accelerator and brake pedals). Children who are unable to drive the karts can take a ride in a special kart with a passenger seat driven by the guide and drive a snowmobiles, an experience they will undoubtedly not forget. Return to Pyhä and free time that can be used to enjoy a relaxing sauna or do some downhill skiing at the Pyhä alpine ski resort, located near the complex. The guide will inform you about the schedules, as you have a 3-hour lift pass and ski equipment included. Ask your guide about the lift ticket and ski equipment. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Day 4. Pyhä - Husky and Reindeer Safari

Breakfast at the hotel. We begin another day full of adventures. In the morning, we will transfer to a husky farm, where we will learn about the life of Arctic dogs and take a ride with these charming animals. Riding in a husky-drawn sled is one of the most thrilling Arctic activities. Well-trained huskies can pull up to seven times their own weight. Light lunch at a local restaurant before we move on to a nearby reindeer farm. We will learn many interesting facts about these animals and experience the most traditional form of transportation in Lapland: a reindeer sleigh ride. The reindeer herder will take us on a journey where we can enjoy the winter nature that surrounds us. This ride is ideal for appreciating the snowy landscape, taking photos, and capturing videos. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 5. Pyhä - Snowshoeing Excursion and Meeting with Santa Claus

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will engage in an activity that is enjoyed by both young and old: a snowshoeing hike through the forests near Pyhä. If we're lucky, we may come across some animal tracks, and perhaps even spot some of these animals. Our guide will talk to us about the nature of the Lapland region and share interesting facts about the area. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, the moment that all the children have been waiting for will arrive: the visit of our beloved friend, Santa Claus. While we wait to have a chat with him as a family, we can enjoy the hotel facilities or play games in the snow. We will have a great time with him, chatting, taking photos together, and each child will receive a gift from the most endearing character of Lapland and Christmas. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Day 6. Pyhä / Rovaniemi / Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to say goodbye to Lapland. Free time until the designated time for transfer to Rovaniemi airport. Check-in procedures and departure on a special direct flight to Barcelona. Arrival and end of our adventure in Lapland.

Majestic and delicate, silent and beautiful, this natural reserve called Lapland presents itself, offering the largest national parks in Finland, where the Sami people jealously guard their culture, language, and traditions. Traveling to Lapland means doing so without haste and with respect, ready to enjoy an exotic destination. Winter is an exceptional time to travel to Lapland, a paradise for nature lovers: lakes, forests, hills, rivers, and beautiful untouched landscapes welcome you covered in snow during the magical winter. Travel to Lapland and get ready to enjoy authentic snowmobile safaris, sled rides pulled by huskies or reindeer, and meet Santa Claus himself. After so many adventures, relax in a typical and essential sauna. This magical region is the most suitable place to, with luck, witness the spectacular Northern Lights, a fantastic phenomenon of Arctic nature that turns the sky into an impressive display of green, yellow, and red colors. We are Santa Claus in Lapland, we are trips to Lapland.

¡Prepárate para un viaje épico hacia las maravillas invernales de Pyhä! En la mágica fecha del 23 de diciembre, cuando el aire se llena de un aura festiva y los copos de nieve danzan al compás del viento, te invitamos a embarcarte en una aventura que te transportará a un mundo de ensueño. Pyhä, ubicado en la región de Laponia en Finlandia, es un lugar donde la naturaleza y la magia se entrelazan en perfecta armonía. Imagina un paisaje cubierto de un blanco manto de nieve, abetos adornados con destellos de luces y un ambiente que te sumerge en una atmósfera de paz y serenidad. Pero esto no es solo un viaje a un destino invernal común. En Pyhä, te esperan experiencias y actividades únicas que te dejarán sin aliento.

Día 1 Madrid - Rovaniemi - Pyhä

Presentación en aeropuerto. Encuentro con personal de Catai que te ayudará con los sencillos trámites de facturación. Salida en vuelo especial directo con destino Rovaniemi. Snack a bordo incluido. Llegada. Encuentro con nuestro guía y traslado a Pyhä (aprox. 1h 45 min), donde se encuentra nuestro alojamiento. Llegada. Recogida de los trajes térmicos que podremos usar durante toda la estancia en Laponia. Una vez instalados degustaremos una cena en el restaurante del hotel. Alojamiento.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Día 2 Pyhä.  Visita a la mina de amatistas y pesca en hielo

Desayuno en el hotel. Comenzamos nuestra aventura con un día en la naturaleza con el traslado en autobús a Ukko-Luosto para visitar la mina de amatistas. Utilizaremos el pendolino (un pequeño vagón tirado por una máquina quitanieves), que nos lleva a la cima de Lampivaara, en medio del Parque Nacional Pyhä-Luosto. La visita comenzará con información e historias de la mina. Después de la explicación nos dirigimos al área de excavación donde tendremos la oportunidad de excavar y obtener nuestra propia amatista de la suerte. Almuerzo ligero durante la excursión. Continuamos hasta un gran lago helado en autobús donde un pescador nos enseñará como pescar con redes por debajo del hielo. Es una técnica complicada y curiosa de observar. También nos enseñará la técnica de pesca, con pequeñas cañas que han usado los samis durante generaciones en Laponia. Cada participante tendrá tiempo para probar suerte con la caña a través del hielo. Primero cada uno tendrá que realizar su propio agujero y a continuación intentar pescar. En este lago podremos encontrar percas, lucios y arenques de lago. La sensación de caminar por el encima del hielo, imaginándose que en verano tiene más de 10 metros de profundidad, es algo totalmente inexplicable y tenéis que probarlo. Regreso al hotel. Cena especial de nochebuena en restaurante del hotel. Alojamiento.

Día 3 Pyhä Safari en motos de nieve, karting y minimotos

Desayuno en el hotel. Nos ponemos de nuevo los trajes térmicos para realizar una de las excursiones más espectaculares que se pueden hacer en Laponia, una excursión en motos de nieve. Los guías locales nos explicarán cómo se conducen (en realidad es muy simple pues no tienen marchas…) y las reglas básicas de seguridad. Durante la travesía podremos sentir la potencia de estas máquinas a su paso por los bucólicos paisajes lapones de bosques nevados y lagos helados. Haremos una parada en una cabaña junto a un lago congelado donde podremos admirar el paisaje invernal y tomar fotos del bosque ártico. Almuerzo ligero en una kota lapona. Las kotas son las típicas tiendas de los samis (lapones) con forma similar a los teepees o tiendas de los indios americanos. A continuación, nos trasladaremos 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 dar un paseo en un kart especial con asiento de pasajero conducido por el guía y conducir una mini-motonieve, una experiencia que sin duda no olvidarán Regreso a Pyhä y tiempo libre que pueden aprovechar para practicar una relajante sauna o realizar algunas bajadas de esquí en la estación de esquí alpino de Pyhä, situada cercana al complejo. Cena en restaurante del hotel. Alojamiento.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Día 4 Pyhä Safari de huskies y renos

Desayuno en el hotel. Comenzamos otro día lleno de aventuras. Por la mañana nos trasladaremos a una granja de huskies, aprenderemos cómo es la vida de los perros árticos y realizaremos un paseo con estos encantadores animales. Pasear en un trineo tirado por huskies es una de las actividades árticas más emocionantes. Los huskies bien entrenados pueden tirar hasta siete veces su propio peso. Almuerzo ligero en restaurante local antes de trasladarnos a una granja de renos cercana. Aprenderemos muchas curiosidades y datos de estos animales y probaremos la forma más tradicional de transporte en Laponia: un trineo de renos. El pastor de renos nos llevará por un recorrido donde podremos disfrutar de la naturaleza invernal que nos rodea. Este paseo es ideal para poder disfrutar del paisaje nevado, hacer fotos y grabar videos. Regreso al hotel. Resto de tiempo libre. Cena en restaurante del hotel. Alojamiento.

Día 5 Pyhä Excursión en raquetas de nieve y encuentro con Santa Claus

Desayuno en el hotel. Por la mañana realizaremos una actividad que gusta tanto a mayores como a pequeños, un paseo en raquetas de nieve por los bosques cercanos a Pyhä. Si tenemos suerte podremos observar algunas huellas de animales del bosque, tal vez incluso podamos ver alguno de estos animales. El guía nos hablará de la naturaleza en la región de Laponia y nos contará alguna que otra curiosidad de estos lugares. Almuerzo libre. Por la tarde llegará el momento que todos los niños estaban esperando; la visita de nuestro entrañable amigo Santa Claus. Mientras esperamos para entrar a charlar con él con nuestra familia, podremos disfrutar de las instalaciones del hotel o realizar juegos en la nieve. Pasaremos un buen rato con él, podremos charlar, tomar unas fotos juntos y cada niño recibirá un regalo de manos del personaje más entrañable de Laponia y de la Navidad. Cena en restaurante del hotel. Alojamiento.

Pyhä viajes a laponia

Día 6 Pyhä - Rovaniemi - Madrid

Desayuno en el hotel. Es hora de decir adiós a Laponia. Tiempo libre hasta la hora indicada para el traslado al aeropuerto de Rovaniemi. Trámites de facturación y salida en vuelo especial directo con destino Madrid. Llegada y fin de nuestra aventura en Laponia.

Majestuosa y delicada, silenciosa y bella, así se presenta esta reserva natural llamada Laponia, que ofrece los parques nacionales más grandes de Finlandia, donde el pueblo sami guarda celosamente su cultura, idioma y tradiciones. Viajar a Laponia es hacerlo sin prisas y de manera respetuosa, dispuesto a disfrutar de un destino exótico. El invierno es una época excepcional de viaje a Laponia, un paraíso para los amantes de la naturaleza: lagos, bosques, colinas, ríos y hermosos parajes intactos te dan la bienvenida cubiertos de nieve durante el mágico invierno. Viaja a Laponia y prepárate para disfrutar de auténticos safaris en moto de nieve, de trineos arrastrados por perros huskies o renos, de conocer al mismísimo Santa Claus. Después de tantas aventuras, relájate en una típica e imprescindible sauna. Esta mágica región es la más adecuada para, con suerte, poder ver la espectacular Aurora Boreal, un fantástico fenómeno de la naturaleza ártica que convierte al cielo en un impresionante espectáculo de colores verdes, amarillos y rojos. Somos Santa Claus in Lapland, somos viajes a Laponia

Pyhän Asteli Resort

Pyhän Asteli Resort, a charming retreat located in the heart of Lapland region in Finland, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of nature. This cozy resort offers a variety of accommodation options that cater to your needs and preferences. From cozy chalets to comfortable apartments, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day full of adventures.

  • The chalets at Pyhän Asteli Resort are designed in a traditional Finnish style and provide a homely and welcoming atmosphere. Each chalet is equipped with all the modern amenities you may need, including a full kitchen, spacious living area, and private sauna. Moreover, many of them offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-covered landscapes.
  • If you prefer a more compact but equally comfortable option, the apartments are an excellent choice. They have everything you need for a pleasant stay, including a well-equipped kitchen, living area, and comfortable beds.

In addition to accommodation, Pyhän Asteli Resort offers a range of services and facilities to ensure your stay is unforgettable. You can enjoy an on-site restaurant that serves local and international delicacies, as well as a cozy bar where you can relax and enjoy a hot beverage after a day of exploration. The resort also features a spa and wellness center where you can rejuvenate your body and mind with a variety of treatments and massages.

Departure December 23, 2023 from Madrid

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Family Price
Price per person starting from $3565
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 Rovaniemi (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 Pyhän Asteli Resort
Full board according to itinerary
All activities, excursions and safaris according to the program
Ice karting and Mini snowmobiles
Visit to the amethyst mine
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 departure December 23, 2023 from Madrid
12/23/2023 Madrid 09:00 Kuusamo 14:45
12/28/2023 Rovaniemi 15:30 Madrid 19:15
It will interest you to know
Full board (with pitcher of water included), except lunches on December 27 and 28, as specified in the itinerary. Includes a special Christmas Eve dinner.
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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