Harriniva Adventure Resort

  • Lapland/Finland, Santa Breaks in Muonio

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The Harriniva Adventure Resort is a family run wilderness-themed hotel and resort, set beside Europe's longest free running river - the Tornion- Muonionjoki. In this remote retreat you can enjoy a range of arctic adventures included within the package, as well as full board meals.

What's included

  • Inghams Rep is available by phone
  • Direct flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Bristol on Sundays to Kittilä 
  • Scenic airport coach transfers
  • Two or three days of activities
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Range of soft drinks, tea and coffee available throughout the day
  • Warm thermal clothing and boots
  • Activities including snowmobile, reindeer and husky safaris, baking and crafts and a meeting with Santa

Search for Santa

Embrace the festive spirit and enjoy a range of arctic activities. Take part in baking and crafts workshop, make tasty gingerbread cookies and make your own Christmas decoration as a special souvenir to remember your trip, or make the most of the snow activities including tobogganing, cross country skiing - the children even have the opportunity to drive their own mini-snowmobile. A Christmas break in Muonio is not complete without a visit to Santa. Santa's Elves are the only ones who know the way to Santa's secret hideout. You'll be guided through the snowy forests in search of Santa's cabin - he'll be waiting to meet you there!

Unforgettable Arctic Adventures

A stay at Harriniva Adventure Resort includes a range of exciting Arctic activities right on your door stop. Whizz through the magical snowy landscape on a snowmobile tour or visit the arctic sled dog centre and venture through the frozen forest on a husky safari, you'll also meet the reindeer at the historic Lapinkartano “Lapland Manor”. For a slower pace, explore the magical scenery on snowshoes or cross country skis and admire the pristine forest. In the evenings, try and spot the Northern Lights - given the remote location of Muonio, you have the best chance of spotting them here.

Unwind in the cosy Lodge

There is a great choice of accommodation types including the sauna rooms which have their own private sauna, or the wilderness suites which provide a touch of luxury to your stay. To add a touch of authenticity to your stay, enjoy the outdoor tepee or the sauna, perfect for cosy gatherings and storytelling under the Arctic sky. The Harriniva Adventure Resort is on a full board basis,  enjoy buffet style meals and complimentary tea and coffee in the main restaurant throughout the day - children also have soft drinks available. If you're after cosy cabin style accommodation check out Jeris Lakeside Resort - it's owned and run by the same family in another unique wilderness location in Muonio. 

Lappish lifestyle

This family-owned hotel offers guests an insight into the indigenous Sami culture of Lapland, respecting Lappish traditions and has a strong connection with local nature. The cosy accommodation is powered by renewable energy and geothermal heating.  Full-board meals include a variety of dishes made with local and organic produce.

During your stay you can visit one of the oldest reindeer farms in Lapland You can learn about the heritage of the Sámi people and explore the history of the farm through the original artefacts and stories. Animal welfare is central to all of the activities, the group are founding members of the ''Animal Welfare in Tourism'' service, a project which cooperates with the University of Lapland - this promotes a high standard of life for the animals through good living conditions, keeping them healthy and happy.

Being one of the few businesses operating in the unspoilt Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, you can learn about the surrounding fells and forests, and the natural resources available in the area- Harriniva is actively lobbying against large scale logging in Muonio. In support of the local community, the hotel sources products from businesses and smaller Finnish entrepreneurs, plus regularly contributes to the local youth and children's charity.

The group is Green Key accredited, demonstrating its commitment to environmental and sustainable development.

Santa Breaks in Muonio

  • Full board with complimentary soft drinks at the Harriniva Adventure Resort or Jeris Lakeside Resort
  • Package with excursions and a meeting with Santa included 
  • Stay above the Arctic Circle
  • Remote wilderness locations
  • 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 magical Northern 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 or Jeris Lakeside 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 kilometers 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 ancient Lappish farm.  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 two all inclusive packages in either the traditional Harriniva Wilderness Hotel, or the remote Jeris Lakeside Resort. 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.



Check in: 4pm


Standard Twin Rooms are cosy-log style rooms, and sleep up to three people with three single beds. These rooms are available for single use on selected dates, please call to book. 

Sauna Rooms sleep up to four people in a cosy cabin style room. These rooms have a room with a double bed, and an open plan seating area with a sofa bed - suitable for one adult or two children. These rooms also have a private sauna.

Wilderness Suites sleep up to five people in a duplex style apartment. These suites have a double bed on the mezzanine level and an additional sofa bed - suitable for two adults or three children downstairs. These suites also have a mini-fridge and ecological Finnish hair and body products.

Room facilities

  • Seating area
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

The Harriniva Adventure Resort is not recommended for those with reduced mobility. Please give our Reservations team a call if you would like further information on this property.

Longitude: 23.656609
Latitude: 67.933437


  • The Harriniva Adventure Resort is around 3km to the village of Muonio
  • Approximately 1 hour (80km) to/ from Kittilä by coach
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant 
  • Lappish kota
  • Riverside sauna and jacuzzi
  • Massages (pay locally)
  • Souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Activities

The Harriniva Adventure Resort is on a full board basis. Your first meal will be dinner on arrival day and last meal will be breakfast on departure day.

Each day you can enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet with a range of hot and cold options. In the evening you can enjoy a three course evening meal, the menu combines modern tastes with a Lappish touch. One evening you'll have a special Christmas dinner. Soft drinks and juice wristband included for children. There's also complimentary coffee and tea in the hotels main restaurant, plus a range of soft drinks available.


Board basis options available

  • Full Board

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
  • Mini-snowmobiles for children

Optional extras are available to book through the hotel reception the day before the activity takes place. Optional excursions can include Aurora snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoe rental. These excursions are payable locally. 

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 (payable locally). Some customers may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile (payable locally), if sharing a 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.

Total price from
per person from £1839
Includes £100pp discount
15/12/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
Full Board
Harriniva Adventure Resort
Santa Breaks in Muonio
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