Immerse yourself in the ultimate Christmas experience with this luxury Lapland experience
This private jet holiday experience is designed to get you fully in the festive mood
When you can't depend on the UK for a white Christmas, travelling abroad to spend the holidays in a powder-covered landscape becomes seriously tempting – and for an unforgettable holiday experience, look no further than this four-day festive adventure in the snow-covered northern tip of Finland. Every moment is designed to bring you a luxury travel experience, from private jet transfer aboard a Legacy 600 jet, a luxury log chalet and an array of unforgettable activities from reindeer-pulled sleigh ride to ice-driving a BMW rally car.
The full festive trip itinery by Air Charter Service, will ignite Christmas spirit into even the most miserable of humbugs. If you've ever dreamed of waking up on Christmas morning to the snow soaked views of Lapland and a fully catered Christmas lunch, then this is a must-do trip for the holiday season, priced at £111,150 for and intimate group of 10.
The luxury begins the minute you fly, as you travel to the snowy location by private jet from Farnborough to Kittila. Positioned atop snowy Utsuvaara Hill in the prestigious ski resort of Levi, Laavu is an expansive seven-bedroom log chalet, lavishly finished with natural wood. Guests enjoy the use of a steamy sauna and gourmet meals prepared by their own private chef, so no burnt turkeys here.
Your luxurious abode mirrors an authentic Finnish Christmas in every detail, from the plush furniture right up to the cosy open fireplaces. This afternoon you'll spend really getting into the yuletide spirit; baking festive biscuits, decorating a pine Christmas tree and playing festive games with a visiting elf. Come the evening, you'll enjoy drinks and a delicious dinner in the chalet’s atmospheric dining room.
After breakfast, guests can embark on a thrilling snowmobiling adventure, whizzing past arctic forests as you explore the picturesque landscape. You’ll also have the chance to try ice fishing in frozen lakes, learning local techniques and even feasting on the fruits of your labour, having your catch of the day cooked up by the on-site chef afterwards. This afternoon you get the chance to snowmobil to the spectacular sight of which Finland is famous for: The Northern Lights. This awe-inspiring natural phenomenon fills the sky with an eerie glow of green and pink clouds, streamers, arcs and shooting rays and should be a must on every travel fan's bucket list.
After enjoying a lavish festive breakfast prepared by your private chef, enjoy a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through your fairy-tale surroundings, as you cross the beautiful forest landscape. There’s an opportunity to visit the native sami reindeer herders, learning about their nomadic history and rich cultural heritage. Of course it wouldn't be Christmas without Santa, and this afternoon you’ll be treated to a private visit from the man himself, where he’ll present the whole family with presents, before returning to the Northern Lights on a snowshoe safari. Donning traditional snowshoes, you’ll channel your inner eskimo, exploring the wintry wonderland while catching a glimpse of the wondrous lights and tucking into warming snacks over a campfire. The day ends with with another specially prepared dinner back at the chalet, which surely beats the cold turkey sandwiches.
Boxing Day begins with an invigorating husky sled ride. Underneath the pretty morning sky, you'll ride back seat wrapped up in cosy blankets to shield you from the artic temperatures, as you’re pulled through the chilly scenery. Afterwards, you’ll meet adorable husky puppies at their kennel and learn about the life of a clever sled dog. Next is a guided tour of an ice gallery; a snow castle where you can view stunning ice sculptures and other frozen artwork. After lunch, you'll head back in search of one last glimpse of the Northern Lights, this time while learning to toboggan down ice slopes. This evening you’ll enjoy a memorable farewell dinner at the chalet before hitting the pillow on your final night.
Thrill seekers can get their adrenaline fix this morning on an exhilarating ice-driving experience. Accompanied by expert driving instructors to advise on driving safely in an icy environment, you’ll take the wheel of a BMW or Porsche rally car custom-fitted with safety roll gates, special seats and spiked tyres. Tailor-made according to each guest’s driving experience, you’ll learn how to control your chosen rear-wheel drive vehicle in the most challenging conditions as you race around ice circuits. After lunch, it's time to return home - via luxe private jet flight of course.