Fjell Fun with Father Christmas

Fjell Top Cottage

Fjell Top Cottage

Stay In A Spacious Cottage On The Top Of The Fjell

Husky Mushing

Husky Mushing

Mush Your Own Team Of Dogs Through The Winter Landscape

Reindeer Safari

Reindeer Safari

Reindeer Safari

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Husky

Husky

Beautiful Husky dogs of Finland

Fjell Fun with Father Christmas

The mountain-top village of Iso-Syöte is cloaked throughout winter in deep white snow and has breathtaking views of a landscape littered with snow-laden conifers and frozen mires. At the village’s heart is the Iso-Syöte Hotel with its panoramic view restaurant, Arctic spa, outdoor hot tubs, swimming pool, sauna and bar. Your adventure include snowmobiles, huskies and reindeer plus a very special encounter with Father Christmas.

Fjell Top Cottages

Built to a high standard and set alongside the hotel proper there is a collection of unusually spacious 2-storey Fjell Top Cottages. Each has a spacious living room , fireplace, private WC & shower room, private sauna, drying cupboard and open plan kitchen equipped with coffee maker. There are 3 twin bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the second, where there is also a second shower/WC.  A safety gate is positioned at the top of the stairs.

Around and About

Outside the hotel is a wonderful snowy playground waiting to be explored by both adults and children alike. Situated near the hill-top summit, the slopes and surrounding ski tracks allow for hours of endless exploration with the added benefit of knowing that the warmth of the hotel is only a short walk away.

Try your hand at snow shoe walking, Nordic or downhill skiing or simply frolic in the snow with a toboggan. The children seem to have endless energy and are ever ready to drag themselves back up the hill, before tumbling back down again at breakneck speed.

If that sounds too much, then there is always the opportunity to take a sauna and dip in the swimming pool. Luxuriate in one of the two outdoor hot-tubs or soothe away any aches and pains with a relaxing spa treatment (pre-booking recommended) Alternatively, why not unwind in the bar area with a hot drink or something stronger, before settling down for the night.

DAY 1: Fly to Finnish Lapland
Leave from London Heathrow on a scheduled flight to Oulu (via Helsinki) located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. On arrival, transfer 2 hours into the wilderness by private coach to Iso-Syöte, a snow-clad fjell on the edge of the Syöte National Park.
 
Collect your thermal clothing and check in to your cottage, which has been specially decorated for your arrival (we have also arranged for a small welcome pack of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar and 1l of milk for your use).  Head to the hotel restaurant for a buffet supper and remember to keep an eye out for the northern lights through the panoramic windows. Each child has a toboggan, so there may be time to hit the special toboggan slope next to the hotel before bed.
 
DAY 2: Father Christmas, Snow Fun & Reindeer Encounter
After breakfast, your guide will give you instruction and a safety briefing on how to drive a snowmobile. After which, adults will drive in pairs, taking it in turns to steer through the surrounding landscape. The children are wrapped up beneath reindeer skin rugs and pulled on a special sleigh behind the Lapp guide. Wind down the fjell across frozen mires and lakes to a clearing in the forest alongside which stands a Kota with a welcoming open wood fire.
 
Alongside the Kota are some of Father Christmas's reindeer helpers, and a magical ride on his sleigh awaits. A welcoming lunch is served in the Kota and the afternoon filled with snow fun games set up in the surrounding wilderness. There is the simple art of kick-sledding and snow shoeing to master, as well as mini–snowmobile rides for the children. There is even an ice-hockey pitch to test the family competitive skills. 
 
During this time each family will make a secret pilgrimage along a candle-lit track to a cabin – barely visible in the woods. A knock on the door reveals Father Christmas in his secret hideaway. The rest is hush-hush until you meet him, but it is safe to say it will be a magical encounter. Return to Iso-Syöte by snowmobile; take a sauna or splash in the hotel pool before a traditional buffet supper in the panoramic restaurant.
 
DAY 3: Huskies and a Shaman’s Magic
Today’s snowmobile safari takes you to a nearby husky farm. On arrival meet and make friends with a pack of excitedly barking huskies. After the customary cuddling, mush your way (adults drive in pairs, children are drawn by the guides) along a trail marked out on a pure white blanket of snow, with only the sound of the sleigh’s runners to break the silence of the winter air.
 
Celebrate your driving skills over a mug of warming coffee and catch the sound of drum beat breaking through the frosted air. This announces the arrival of the Shaman who formally greets you with a demonstration of his centuries old mystical powers, the details of which are a carefully coveted secret. Lunch is served at the husky farm, before you snowmobile back to the hotel, where you help hunt for a Christmas tree to decorate and bake some traditional cookies. The Arctic Spa sauna, swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzis are also free for you to use. Tonight a traditional festive buffet dinner is served and you are joined by a very special visitor.
 
DAY 4: Return to the UK 
Check-out and transfer by private group coach to the airport in time for your return flight home. For the not-so early birds a packed breakfast is provided for the journey.
 
Local weather conditions can mean that the itinerary and order of excursions may change. Any decision to do this is to ensure your continued enjoyment and safety at the resort.
 
14-17 DEC 2018   Adult price: £1785   Child price: £1475
17-20 DEC 2018   Adult price: £1785   Child price: £1475
20-23 DEC 2018   Adult price: £1975   Child price: £1595
 
Child price is 3 - 11 years old
Iso-Syöte
Iso-Syöte
Sitting on top of Lapland’s southernmost fjell is the village of Iso-Syöte, which is cloaked throughout the winter in deep, white snow. At its heart is the Iso- Syöte Hotel, complete with panoramic restaurant, Arctic Spa and bar. Flexible accommodation is the order of the day. Choose from simple standard twin rooms or picturesque and cosy 1-bedroomed Kelo pine cottages. The hotel also boasts modern 2-storey fjell top cottages which can sleep up to 8.
 
Finally consider spending a night in the snow igloo or upgrade to the magnificent Eagle View Suite, where the walls and roof are made of glass allowing uninterrupted views of the surrounding hills and a chance to  view the Northern Lights in comfort and style.
 
The hotel has created an ‘Arctic Spa’ complete with two spacious saunas, a swimming pool with massaging hydrojets and, for the ultimate experience, two outdoor Jacuzzi’s, which enjoy uninterrupted views of the snow-covered trees and starlit sky. There is a range of Arctic Spa Body & Beauty treatments also available.
 
Running down the side of the hotel are no fewer than 12 illuminated ski slopes. There are also half and quarter pipes, a snowboard park, children’s slopes and sledding hill. In other words, facilities for just about every level of experience.