We have put together some of our most popular activities in Iso-Syote, including a visit to Santa’s Cottage where you’ll meet Santa and his elves. This is available in one incredible package staying at the Hotel Iso-Syote.
The Hotel Iso-Syote has just been voted Finland's Best Ski Boutique Hotel in the World Ski awards. It has been recently refurbished and is located at the top of the fell, with amazing views of the forests and valley below. The hotel restaurant not only serves excellent food and fine wines, but is one of the best places to try and get a glimpse of the northern lights. Being at the top of the fell, you can ski right from the door. Plus, all the activities start and finish at the hotel so it’s really easy for whatever you’re doing. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, two saunas and a children’s play area and at weekends there are occasional dance bands to keep you entertained.
Included in this fantastic holiday package:
Snowmobile Safari Taster
- Return flights
- Transfers to and from resort
- 3 activities (thermal overall, socks, gloves and boots included)
- Accommodation at the Hotel Iso-Syote on half board
- Services of our in-resort Rep
The safari starts from the hotel where you will be given a snowmobile and an introduction on how to drive it. There are 2 people per snowmobile. Once you know the basics, you will be guided down the hill and through the forests surrounding the local area (Driving time approx 1 hour, duration of the programme 1.5hr. This activity is due to run on Monday). Husky Farm and Taster Ride
You will transfer by bus to meet the huskies and your instructor will show you how to guide the dogs. The safari then takes you through the local forests, with one person driving and one passenger per sled. There will be the opportunity to stop along the way to switch drivers and take photographs (Length of safari 2km, duration of the programme 2hrs. This activity is due to run on Tuesday). Santa's Secret Cottage
You will drive by coach to Santa's cottage which is approx 1.5 hours drive from Iso-Syote. Santa's elves will welcome you and start some fun and games outside, followed by hot drinks in a lakeside hut. You will then meet Santa and he will invite you inside his cottage where you will hear stories of Rudolf, his elves and why he left the North Pole. You'll be taught a traditional song in Finnish and there will be cookies and drinks. Every child will be given a present and there's plenty of opportunity to take photographs. Before you leave, you can post a letter or card in the Post Office next door before you rejoin the coach back to Iso-Syote (duration of the programme is approx 5.5 hours. Day’s and times for this activity will be confirmed by your rep).
On the days where you are not taking part in an activity, you could try cross-country, downhill skiing or one of the many other activities on offer in resort such as ice fishing, reindeer rides or a snow shoe safari.Please note:
Days and time of the activities are subject to change and will be confirmed by your rep in resort.
The snowmobile safari is based on 2 people sharing a snowmobile and the driver must be in possession of their driving licence. For single riders, a supplement of approx. €35 must be paid locally.
Children under 4 are not recommended for snowmobile safari or husky safari.