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Finland: Winter Activity Break in Ruka, Lapland

The Ultimate Winter Activity Break in Lapland

The Ultimate Winter Activity Break in Lapland

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Six day, multi-activity break in the ski paradise of Ruka, close to the Russian border
  • Choose from friendly hotel and apartment accommodation
  • Mush huskies, ride in a reindeer sleigh and take an evening snowmobile safari to hunt for the Aurora
  • Enjoy easy access to 30 downhill ski runs, 500km of cross country tracks and a lively après ski scene
  • Specialist Winter clothing provided throughout the stay, including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava for the activities.

Home to the Nordic Skiing World Cup competition, Ruka is the perfect location for a Winter Activity Break. Set on a 490 metre high fell in Kuusamo, close to the Russian border, the town offers a wealth of winter activities which you can try for yourself on our Winter activity Break.

Ruka boasts around 30 groomed downhill ski runs, 500km of cross country ski tracks and one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. In its bustling centre lies a delightful pedestrianised heart where you’ll find a host of shops and restaurants.

On our Winter Activity Break you’ll sample the best of this fabulous area. You’ll discover its raw, natural beauty on a fabulous snowshoe trip. You will revel in the excitement of a two man husky safari, travelling 10km through the glorious countryside. And don’t forget your meeting with a local reindeer herder and his animals or the opportunity to get out and about on a fabulous 25km snowmobile safari in search of the elusive Northern Lights.

During the six days you will be staying in hotel rooms or apartments at the Ruka Tonntu. This excellent holiday base has everything you need: comfortable accommodation, great views from the hotel rooms and welcoming saunas to help you unwind at the end of busy days. And when it comes to location, you simply couldn’t ask for more. Ruka Tonntu lies at the bottom of one of the town’s famous ski runs and is just 50 metres away from the nearest ski lift. Indeed, if you want an action packed few days away with a host of activities and fabulous accommodation, you’ve come to the right place!

Fancy a more family-orientated break? Why not try our Lapland Short Break for the Family and enjoy an action-packed short break with the chance to see Polar Bears!

Still in need of guidance? Take a look at our Finnish holiday ideas to find your perfect tour, or check out our snowmobiling holiday ideas to find an activity-led adventure. If you have any further questions, just call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033.

  • Day 1 - Touch Down

    Flying into Kuusamo airport, transfer to Ruka for the start of your Winter Activity Break. Having checked into your accommodation, collect your winter clothing for the forthcoming days.

  • Day 2 - Explore by Snowshoe

    The Ultimate Winter Activity Break in Lapland - Explore by Snowshoe

    It’s a gentle introduction to your Winter Activity Break as you set out, after breakfast, on a snowshoe hike, discovering the sheer beauty of the area and stopping off for a welcome, warming snack en route.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Husky Fun

    Husky Fun

    A wonderful half day excursion awaits today on your Winter Activity Break. A short minibus transfer will take you to the kennels where you will meet huskies and learn all about them before discovering how to drive a husky sled. Once you are up to speed, you will set out in pairs on a thrilling 10km safari. A well-earned lunch awaits before a you stop off to buy souvenirs as your return to base.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Reindeer Safari

    Reindeer Safari

    A reindeer herder and his animals will greet you on your arrival at the farm this morning. The highlight of today’s programme on your Winter Activity Break is a 1.5km reindeer sleigh ride. Revel in the scenic beauty and the sound of silence as you glide through pristine white landscapes.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Aurora Hunt

    Aurora Hunt

    Today there’s ample time to do exactly as you choose on your Winter Activity Break. The focus of today’s fun comes as the light fades and you learn the art of snowmobiling before setting out, in pairs, on a fabulous 25km Northern Lights safari. Will the Aurora show itself for you?

    Please note: Snowmobile drivers must have a full and valid driving licence.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Departure

    Departure

    This morning your Winter Activity Break comes to an end and, after breakfast, you return to the airport for your flight back to the UK. The great activities and amazing scenery are sure to leave you longing for more. When will you return to fabulous Finland?

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Five nights' accommodation in a hotel room or apartment at the Ruka Tonttu Hotel
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Snowshoe tour
    • Husky safari
    • Journey to Bjarmia Ceramics Kuusamo
    • Visit to a reindeer farm and reindeer safari
    • Northern Lights safari
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Specialist Winter clothing provided throughout the stay, including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava for the activities.

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)

Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.

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