Holly Jolly Ruka

4 Day Trip

From €1849 per Adult & € 1399 per Child


An activity-filled break to the snowy plains of Lapland, this trip takes in everything from husky and reindeer sleigh rides to lessons at Elf School and a meeting with a very merry Father Christmas.

The adventure kicks off at Dublin airport where Santa’s honorary elves are waiting to welcome you with festive cheer! Get ready for an exciting flight to Kuusamo airport in the snowy wonderland of Lapland. Our destination? The charming town of Ruka, nestled amidst Lapland’s serene wilderness, just a mere 60km from the Arctic circle

During the flight, enjoy a delicious breakfast as we soar through wintry skies. Who knows? You might even get some surprise visits from our merry friends to make the journey even more magical!

Upon landing at Kuusamo airport, more cheerful elves will whisk you away on a short journey to Ruka. But before we start exploring, let’s make sure you’re all snug and warm with complimentary thermal clothing – thermal snow suits, boots, socks, gloves, and a cozy hat will keep you toasty amidst Lapland’s frosty embrace.

The afternoon is yours to discover the enchanting town of Ruka! Explore the cozy town with shops, restaurants, and bars, or hop on a gondola ride to the east valley for some fun in the snow. Ski slopes and play areas await the little ones for an afternoon of snowy delight!

As evening falls, gather ’round with your loved ones and newfound friends to savour a delicious meal, surrounded by the heartwarming ambiance of Lapland’s winter wonderland.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Wake up to the scent of Christmas breakfast as we prepare for a day brimming with enchantment! Our jolly elves will need your keen eyes and joyful spirits to assist them on this spirited winter adventure!

Get ready for an exciting adventure as we dive into the world of huskies! We’ll hop on a thrilling sled ride and get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Our expert team will guide you through the ins and outs of sled driving and husky commands. Get ready for some enthusiastic barking as the huskies eagerly await their winter run!

Don’t worry about the cold – you’ll be snug and warm in your thermal suit, boots, and gloves. And if that’s not enough, we’ll have cozy blankets in the sled to keep you extra toasty during our husky sleigh ride.

After our husky adventure, it’s time to meet the enchanting reindeer and learn all about their fascinating lives. We’ll cozy up in their sleigh for a serene ride through the snow-covered forest, soaking in the picturesque scenery all around us.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ll rev up the excitement as we hop onto snowmobiles and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Kuusamo. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the snowy wonderland!

And of course, no adventure is complete without a delicious lunch break to recharge our batteries for more festive fun ahead!

As the stars twinkle in the evening sky, we’ll return to our cozy hotels to unwind and rejuvenate before enjoying a delicious evening meal at our hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As the sun rises on another magical day in Lapland, we fuel up with a hearty breakfast before setting off on an exciting adventure to uncover Santa’s secret hideaway nestled deep in the mystical forest. Our trusty jolly elves are counting on your keen eyes and joyful spirits to help them on this spirited quest!

At elf school, get ready to dive into the whimsical world of elves and learn all about their important roles. Followed by a guided tour of their cozy home, where you’ll marvel at the bustling toy factory and the lively post office buzzing with letters from children all around the globe. And who knows? You might just receive a special invitation to meet the big man himself – Santa Claus!

With the afternoon free to explore, the enchanting town of Ruka awaits your discovery! Whether you choose to wander this quiet town or cozy up in a local restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the east valley for some snowy fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

As evening falls, we will gather together for a festive dinner with our newfound friends, savouring the warmth and camaraderie of our special time together. And who knows? If we’re extra lucky, we might just receive a surprise visit from someone very special indeed.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Alas, it’s time to bid farewell to Magical Lapland and all the elves who made our journey so special. As we journey home to Ireland, let’s enjoy a light meal together and reminisce about the wonderful memories we’ve made on this unforgettable Christmas trip to Lapland!

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch on board the flight home

What’s Included

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation
  • 20kg Baggage Allowance
  • Activities as per your itinerary
  • Meals as per your itinerary
  • Thermal suits and boots
  • Husky and reindeer rides
  • Ice and snow fun
  • Snowmobile rides
  • Festive dinner
  • Santa’s secret forest
  • Private meeting with Santa

Flight Details

Flight Details & Departure Dates

Flight details Depart Dates 2024

Depart Dublin 07:30 arrive Ruka 12:45
Return Ruka 14:00 arrive Dublin 15:20

9th Dec
16th Dec

Please Note
Children must be aged between 2 – 12 years of age
Infants under 2 years of age on date of return travel free but will incur a tax and administration fee of €50. Please see advice on travelling to Lapland with infants..
Travel insurance is not included.
Flight times are subject to change.
Prices are subject to change.
***Some depart dates will carry an additional flight supplement, this will be advised at time of enquiry’***

Accommodation Options

Scandic Rukahovi Hotel

Discover a timeless mountain retreat at this traditional mountain hotel nestled in the prime location of Ruka. From the moment you step inside, you’re greeted by the inviting warmth and charm of a cozy getaway. The expansive lobby welcomes you with a small shop, a lounge area, and a delightful bar & restaurant for unwinding. With 176 rooms spread across six floors and 3 buildings, this pet-friendly accommodation boast simple yet stylish Finnish decor, ensuring a comfortable stay for all.


Standard Rooms
Sleep up to 3 people with Twin beds and a single sofa bed. Standard rooms are located in the original hotel building.
Superior rooms
Sleep up to 4 people with Twin beds and a double sofa bed. Superior rooms are located in the original building and have a balcony or terrace.
Junior Suites
Sleep up to 5 people and have a separate bedroom with Twin beds and a living area that comprises a Double sofa bed and a single sofa bed.

All rooms have a TV, kettle Tea/ Coffee , TV and bathroom with shower and hair dryer.


Situated right in the heart of Ruka Village, surrounded by Ski Slopes.
The Gondola lift is less than 1 minute walk away and will take to Ruka Valley.
There are plenty of shops, restaurants and some bars located just outside the hotel.

Hotel Facilities
  • Lobby bar
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Games room
  • Play area
  • Sauna
  • 176 rooms
  • 6 floors
  • Lift access
  • Free Wifi

Superior Rooms (Max 4)

Adults FromChild From
1 Adult - €21991 Child - €1399
2 Adults - €18492 Children - €1399
3 Adults - €1739

Arctic Zone Hotel

Hotel Arctic Zone is for customers who are seeking good quality accommodation in the most central location of Ruka. The hotel has 14 cosy and well-equipped rooms on four floors. Each floor represents a Finnish season and the interior design details reflect the special characteristics of the season in question.
The rooms are filled with natural light and open up to a magnificent view of Ruka. The rooms include a double/twin bed, sofa bed and own balcony. All rooms also have their own bathroom, air conditioning, plank flooring, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Situated right in the centre of Ruka village next to the Scandic Rukahovi and Ski Inn apartments.
The Arctic Zone hotel is located in the heart of Ruka village. In the proximity of the hotel, there are several restaurants, including Colorado Bar & Grill and also the Kauppakeskus Kumpare shopping centre, where you’ll find several shops, restaurants, a bowling hall and gym.
The Village-2-Valley scenic gondola is located about 50meters away will take you directly to the other side of the Ruka fell, to Ruka Valley, Rosa & Rudolf Family Park. The Village-2-Valley gondola is accessible by wheelchair and pushchair.

  • 15 Hotel Rooms
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Small Reception
  • 1 Lift
  • Free Wi-Fi

Standard Rooms (Max 4)

Adults FromChild From
1 Adult - €21891 Child - €1399
2 Adults - €17392 Children - €1399
3 Adults - €1399

Superior Rooms (Max 4)

Adults FromChild From
1 Adult - €22991 Child - €1399
2 Adults - €18992 Children - €1399
3 Adults - €1769

Ruka Village Apartments

A fantastic option for families. High quality spacious 2bedroom apartments with two single beds in each room & a large living area with a double sofa bed.
Each apartment has a Kitchenette, private sauna and a bathroom with shower and bathroom with WC and handbasin.


RukaVillage apartments are located in the heart of Ruka village. To the east, the apartments have a view to the Ruka central square. To the west, the apartments overlook the peaceful nature of Kuusamo, all the way up to Lake Kitkajärvi. In the proximity of the hotel, there are several restaurants, including Colorado Bar & Grill, that serves breakfast to hotel guests. Near the hotel, in the Kauppakeskus Kumpare shopping centre, you’ll find several services such as shops, restaurants, a bowling hall and gym.

Hotel Facilities
  • Restaurant Colorado in same building, several restaurants within walking distance
  • Colorado Bar in the same building & several others in Ruka village
  • Small reception
  • Two-bedroom apartments
  • 4 floors
  • 2 Lifts
  • Free Wi-Fi

Two Bedroom Apartments (Max 5)

Adults FromChild From
1 Adult - €26991 Child - €1399
2 Adults - €21292 Children - €1399
3 Adults - €19393 Children - €1399
4 Adults - €18394 Children - €1399
5 Adults - €1779

Three Bedroom Apartments (Max 8)

Adults FromChild From
1 Adult - €29991 Child - €1399
2 Adults - €22592 Children - €1399
3 Adults - €20293 Children - €1399
4 Adults - €18994 Children - €1399
5 Adults - €18395 Children - €1399
6 Adults - €17896 Children - €1399
7 Adults - €16797 Children - €1399
8 Adults - €1639

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