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Santa Breaks in Levi

3 & 4 night holidays to meet Santa in Lapland

Levi is a very popular resort with a bustling attractive village centre, festively lit streets and a wide selection of souvenir shops, cafés, bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance. 
All of our Santa Breaks include an amazing half day full of atmosphere and fun for the children. Visit Santa's Elves Hideaway where you can wander through a secret snow tunnel and around the snow filled forest to find many festive activities to enjoy. From making gingerbread cookies and decorations with the elves to having the chance to meet Comet the reindeer and various snow games for youngsters - with tobogganing and snowballs always on the agenda. Plus of course, the highlight of the day-  

A private meeting with Santa Claus himself guaranteed for each family!

Santa's Elves Hideaway at Tonttula, and our activity locations are all only a short drive from the resort, and the immediate local scenery is easily accessed by foot or snowshoes so you do not have to venture far to experience the wilderness and increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights - making the most out of your short stay. 

We also include arctic thermal suits and warm snow boots for all adults and children (over the age of 2 years old - as these breaks are not recommended for infants). Meaning you can 'come as you are' with your normal winter outdoor clothing, and we'll do the rest, so you can relax and enjoy the Lapland snow.

There is always time to join your choice of additional optional activities such as husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris or perhaps try skiing or snowboarding. As Finland's most famous ski resort, hosting the World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snow-sure pistes, Levi is a brilliant place for families to try skiing for the first time, as well as improving your skills.

Finally, to round off your break, enjoy a very special Farewell Feast full of festivities including, fun games, a disco and a small present and certificate for each child. For winter 2019/20 Santa Breaks children can expect a visit from Santa to say goodbye. For winter 2020/21 Santa will be exclusively met at his hideaway home! 

For the ultimate trip of festive fun, our 7 night Lapland holidays offer the opportunity to extend your stay. Many of the properties available for a Santa Break are also available for a 7 night stay and whilst the visit with Santa & thermals are not included as standard, simply add the 'Santa's Hideaway' excursion and thermal clothing to your holiday package at the time of booking.

Enjoy an unforgettable short break in December to get the whole family well and truly into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas!

Our Santa Breaks include:

  • Half day at Santa's Elves Hideaway including private meeting with Santa and games and more with the Elves
  • Thermal Suits and Snow Boots (3yrs +)
  • Farewell Feast with gala meal, small gift, certificate and disco!
  • Option to add husky, reindeer & snowmobile safaris
  • Option to add ski/snowboard taster
  • Choice of 4 accommodations in Levi (please scroll down for the options)
  • Half board and B&B basis (in Design Hotel)

Still got a question? See our Santa Break FAQs.

Added value

Private meeting with Santa and festive activities included

Festive Feast included

Thermal Suites & Boots included

  • from£800pp
  • 170 rooms
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This excellent hotel is in a stunning location at the top of Levi fell with wonderful wide-reaching views over the ski slopes, Levi resort and the surrounding winter landscape. 

  • from£859pp
  • 156 rooms
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This deservedly popular high-quality hotel represents excellent value and is known for its great cuisine, family friendly atmosphere and relaxing spa facilities.  Choose from attractive hotel rooms, split-level Family Duplex rooms or the excellent 4-room Family Suites.  

  • from£943pp
  • 220 rooms
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This excellent child-friendly hotel, now called 'Levi Hotel Spa' is the resort’s flagship property situated in a central yet peaceful location. It's superb 'Spa Water World' and 'Chidren's Playhouse' make it a perfect choice for families.

  • from£1319pp
  • 77 rooms
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Treat you and your loved ones to an extra special stay in Levi at the boutique Design Hotel Levi- the Levi Spa Resort's brand new hotel offering.

Your Itinerary

3 nights Sunday to Wednesday. 

4 nights Wednesday to Sunday.

DAY 1

Your Inghams Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland and bring you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in Levi, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots, which you will keep for the duration of your stay. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. Join us for a welcome get-together to help you plan your activities for the next few days - see below for options. 

DAY 2

Today is the day! The time has come to meet the big man himself. A magical jaunt is in store with a visit to one of Santa’s enchanting workshops. Here each family will enjoy a private meeting with Santa- make sure you’ve written your letters! You can also take part in supervised festive games, cook sausages on an open fire, help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits and try making your own decorations in Elf School. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer or have great fun tobogganing in the snow. 

DAY 3

Make the most of your stay by booking our exciting and excellent value optional excursions. Perhaps a combined husky and reindeer farm visit with sleigh rides in the morning, followed by an exhilarating family-friendly snowmobile safari in the afternoon.


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lternatively, explore Levi centre and the local shops, collect souvenirs or relax and enjoy a sauna at your accommodation in true Finnish style!

On Your Final Night 

Get ready for a Festive Feast and an evening of party games and a disco. Tuck into a buffet of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner plus Lappish specialities. All children will receive a small gift and certificate- souvenirs that can be treasured for years. For winter 2019/20 the evening gets into full swing with a visit from Santa and his reindeer. For winter 2020/21 Santa will be exclusively met on day 2 at his Hideaway home. 

Please note that the Festive Feast takes place on Day 4 for guests staying 4 nights.

DAY 4 (for 4 night guests only)

Levi is also Finland’s most famous ski resort, hosting World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snowsure pistes, and guests on the 4-night Santa Break can pre-book our exclusive Inghams 'Ski Taster' package to give the sport a go on Levi's beginner-friendly slopes. Perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops, relax at the hotel swimming pool or simply play in the snow. Then get ready for a festive gala dinner in the evening (see Day 3 for details). 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 such as horse-sleigh rides and visits to the SnowHotel (from mid-Dec) may also be available locally.

Excursions

Combined Husky & Reindeer Safari

An animal lover’s dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time. Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway. Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1½km across the snowy landscape. Delicious hot fruit juice and cake will be served. Next it’s time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Visit the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.

Snowmobile Safari

Experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult (over 8yrs only, subject to height restrictions) or are towed in a covered sled behind the guide.

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.

Ski Taster Package

(for 4 night complete beginner guests only)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with empty slopes and friendly English speaking instructors.

But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience one of our 7 night holidays.

  • Ski tuition for 1½ hours
  • Skis & boots hire all day
  • Free use of beginner lifts all day

Notes for all above excursions:

Ski Taster Package is for guests 5yrs or older. Child excursion age is 4-12yrs incl. Children under 4yrs old are FREE but not allowed on snowmobile safari and will be required to pay for the transfer to the reindeer & husky safari. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs old and bring a full photographic driver's license. Children 8yrs or above must be at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on the snowmobile. 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.


Please note that we act at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. See Terms & Conditions for further information.

Useful Information

Resort Code: FILV

Languages spoken: Finnish and Sámi

Time difference: GMT + 2

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Direct exclusive charter flights to Kittilä from:

  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Bristol

3 night Santa Break departs Sunday

4 night Santa Break departs Wednesday

Transfer: approx. 20 minutes

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • Walk down to Immeljärvi Lake to see the Northern Lights
  • Bowling and Water World at the Levi Spa Hotel 
  • ‘Kids Land’ with ski lift, toboggan slope and daily games
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