Lapland Holidays
Santas Tinsel Trail New Year

Santas Tinsel Trail New Year 2017/2018

Our NEW resort of Olos is a truly Santastic setting nestled snugly on the Swedish border with miles of excellent cross-country trails and wonderful scenery. This makes it perfect for following our all new Santa's Tinsel Trail so take a look to see what's included on this special visit.

Lapland Holiday Itinerary

28th December

Fly to Kittila where you’ll be transferred to your hotel and greeted with a welcome drink and dinner. Enjoy a relaxing evening and a good nights rest so you’re fighting fit for the morning, there are some serious outdoor pursuits on offer.

29th December

Start the day with a thrilling morning of toboggan rides, a reindeer and husky dog ride and snowmobiling in Lapland’s beautiful snowy woodlands. You’ll also be shown the Arctic traditions in our Arctic Circle Ceremony. The afternoon is at your leisure, so you can relax back at your hotel or sample some of our optional trips. Children have the opportunity to join in the supervised games at the Hotel’s kid’s club.

30th December

Today is completely at leisure, so why not make the most of the optional activities on offer like snowmobiling to the Ice Hotel? Or enjoy extended sessions of some of yesterday’s activities?

31st December

You have another day to do as you please, so why not take advantage of some of the optional activities on offer, or perhaps try your hand at skiing? Be as action-packed or as relaxed as you choose. New Year’s Eve is all about our fantastic New Year’s Eve meal; the festivities and midnight countdown will make it a New Year to remember.

New Years Day

Breakfast and check-out, with the morning free for a final excursion or simply to recover from last night in front of a cosy log fire. Then it’s time to leave for the airport and your flight home.

Note

The above itinerary is to be used as a guide only. Days and timings may be subject to change. Cosmos acts as a booking agent for all optional extra activities which are payable in resort. Payments made by credit card will incur a small charge.

It's a wrap

It's a wrap! Our Lapland Adventures will take you deep into the Arctic Circle, so we’ve included a ski suit and boots for each of our customers. However, you still need to wrap up with plenty of warm layers, thermals, and cosy hats and gloves are musts

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What's Included

Lapland Accommodation

Lapland Hotel Olos

The Lapland Hotel Olos sits in a prime location at the foot of the scenic Olos Fell and offers a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all types of visitors..

Lapland Hotel Olos Log Cabins

The Lapland Hotel Olos sits in a prime location at the foot of the scenic Olos Fell and offers a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all types of visitors..

Need To Know

What should I pack?

If you're coming to Lapland for the day, we recommend you wear warm clothes and only take hand luggage on the plane, as we'll lend you a cosy all-in-one thermal suit, as well as boots, gloves, socks and a hat. If you're on a 3 or 4-night trip, we'll still kit you out with all the necessary gear - which is yours for the duration of your holiday - but it's a good idea to bring lots of layers, too.

What’s the weather like?

In December, daytime temperatures generally range from 0 to -20 degrees, but it can fall as low as -40 during a particularly cold spell. You’ll get four to five hours of ‘grey light’ between about 10am and 3pm. The rest of the time it’s dark, but still quite bright because of all the snow. What’s more, all the activity areas are well lit.

What’s the food like?

It depends on where you stay, but most hotels in Lapland put on international buffet spreads. Usually, there’ll be a selection of meat, fish and pasta dishes to choose from, as well as a variety of vegetables and salad. You’ll also find children’s favourites, like chips, meatballs, and burgers on offer. And some places serve Finnish specialities, like smoked reindeer pizza.

Is Lapland suitable for young children?

We don’t recommend our Lapland trips for children under 4-years-old. That’s because the chilly temperatures and types of activities aren’t suited to really little ones. If you do bring toddlers along, though, you’ll need to provide their own thermal clothing.

Do I need insurance?

It’s essential you and your family have the protection you need in case the unexpected happens. What’s more, if you want to take part in any snow sports when you’re away, you’ll need a policy that covers you for these.

Can I drive a snowmobile?

If you want to get behind the wheel of a snowmobile, make sure you bring your full UK driving licence with you. As long as local guides agree, children aged 12 and over can ride as a passenger on your snowmobile. Younger children have to travel in a sleigh pulled by one instead.