Santa Breaks in Muonio

3 & 4 night holidays in Muonio

  • Full board with complimentary soft drinks at the Harriniva Adventure Resort
  • Package with excursions and a meeting with Santa included 
  • Located in the Arctic Circle
  • Remote wilderness location
  • On the Finnish-Swedish border

Muonio is the ideal resort if you are looking for a wilderness retreat in Lapland and the perfect place to meet Santa. This resort really allows you to appreciate the beauty Lapland has to offer. Given the remote location of Muonio, the skies are especially clear, giving you the chance to witness the magicalNorthern Lights. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Muonio

On an Ingham's Lapland holiday to Muonio you will have everything included for a magical break in Finland.

  • Full board with complimentary coffee and tea in the hotel main restaurant at the Harriniva Adventure Resort
  • Excursions including Santa visit, snowmobiling, reindeer safari and husky safari
  • Flights 
  • Transfers to/ from Kittila
  • Arctic thermal suits and boots (3 years and over - these breaks are not recommended for infants)
  • Inghams rep service

Winter wonderland

Muonio is set in the remote Finnish fells, next to the beautiful Muonionjoki River - Europes largest free-flowing river separating Finland and Sweden. Located 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, staying in the Muonio area allows you to fully embrace the peace and quiet of the real Finnish Lapland. The landscape is dominated by snow-covered forests, frozen lakes, and glistening fells, creating an authentic winter wonderland during the colder months. 

Arctic adventures

Experience the wonders of Lapland this winter season in the magical Muonio. Experience a world of enchantment with a variety of winter activities all included with your Ingham's Santa Break package. Feel the thrill as you slide down the slopes on a toboggan, race through the snowy fells on a snowmobile, embark on a magical husky safari through the magical untouched landscape or take a serene reindeer sleigh ride through the sparkling forests.  You can also bake traditional Finnish gingerbread cookies, or craft your very own Christmas decorations to remember your enchanting trip to Lapland. The highlight of the day is experiencing the magic of meeting Santa in his hidden cabin, nestled among snow-covered trees and glistening icicles.  Each family will have a special meeting with Santa, where the children will receive a small gift. With enough Christmas magic, you may even be lucky enough to encounter the mystical Northern Lights, a magical display of dancing colours that paint the night sky with hues of emerald green, sapphire blue, and fiery red, it really is the greatest light show on earth. 

Where to stay in Muonio

We offer an all inclusive package at the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel, all of the accommodation is furnished to a high standard, perfect for families looking for traditional Finnish accommodation, plus all of your excursions are included.  

Still got a question? See our Santa Break FAQs.

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Harriniva Aerial 3

The Harriniva Adventure Resort is a charming full board adventure resort set in a secluded winter wonderland. Its idyllic location guarantees minimal light pollution, giving you the best chance for seeing the Northern Lights simply by stepping outside. A range of arctic activities are included in your package with the expert guides, whizz around on a snowmobile or choose to take a scenic sleigh ride.

Your Itinerary


Your Inghams Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland. Transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Once you arrive settle in to your accommodation, pick up your suits and boots and familiarise yourself with the resort. 

DAY 2 & 3

You will have two or three days or activities including a husky safari, snowmobile safari, reindeer visit and sleigh ride, Christmas crafts, as well as snow and ice activities - plus the all important meeting with Santa!

Excursions included:

  • 6km husky
  • 20km snowmobile tour
  • Reindeer farm visit and reindeer sled ride
  • Baking and crafts
  • Tobogganing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Mini-snowmobiles for children

DAY 4 (for 4 night guests only!)

You'll have plenty of time to play in the snow or add on an optional excursion. After dinner, perhaps the Northern Lights will appear for that perfect end to your holiday.

DAY 5 (or DAY 4 for 3 night guests)

After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.

Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times. Other activities may also be available locally.



All excursions are included in the package price:

  • Private meeting with Santa
  • 6km husky safari
  • 20km snowmobile tour 
  • Reindeer farm visit and reindeer sled ride
  • Gingerbread baking 
  • Crafts 
  • Tobogganing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Mini-snowmobiles for children


Optional extras are available to book through Harriniva reception the day before the activity takes place. Optional excursions can include Aurora snowmobiles and Aurora Campfire. 

Please note

Husky Safari: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. All children under 12 years must be driven by a guide (5-6 children per guide sleigh). Adults (aged 18+) drive their own sleigh, with 1 - 2 adults (aged 12+) in the sleigh. 

Reindeer Safari: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. 

Snowmobile Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Children age 4-14 yrs and will be towed behind the guide in a sleigh or pod. Children must be aged 15 yrs or above and at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on a snowmobile. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, photographic driver's licence with them. Snowmobiles are shared as standard. Guests wishing to upgrade to a single riders can do so at reception on arrival. Some customers may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile (payable locally), if a sharing snowmobile is not possible in their group. 

Travel insurance is a condition of booking with us, and you should ensure that your chosen policy covers the activities that you plan to take part in during your holiday. Your policy should provide cover for your own personal and medical expenses, however individual policies will not cover damage to snowmobiles or skidoos and a compulsory excess will be payable directly to the supplier of the snowmobile/skidoo excursion.

Good to know

  • Remote resort in the Finnish countryside 
  • Wilderness retreat
  • All excursions included including meeting with Santa
  • Full board
  • Around an hour transfer from Kittilä


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