From snowshoeing to cross-country skiing, you can try every winter activity going at the Santa Sport.
The brand new Santa Sport is a great base if you don't like sitting still. In the heart of Ounasvaara, on the edge of Rovaniemi, this place specialises in active holidays and wellbeing breaks. The best part is, there's something for all ages and fitness levels, so it's a great choice for families.
All the sports and activities here are offered up by The Santa Sport Institute. This training facility includes a spa, a sports hall, a bowling alley and a fitness suite, to name just a few of its features. It's also surrounded by a Nordic Fitness Sport Park, where routes for snowshoeing, walking and mountain biking are marked according to their level of difficulty. The skiing is pretty impressive here, too – with downhill skiing and ski jumping for professionals. The best part is, guests staying at the Santa Sport get great discounts at the Institute.
The hotel's dining scene is just as health-orientated. The Fazer Amica Taky is the main restaurant, which serves nutritious dishes as well as plenty of vegetarian choices. Elsewhere, you can get light bites like sandwiches and pastries in the Snacktime Café.
As far as accommodation is concerned, you can choose from newly-built hotel rooms or holiday apartments. Both options are modern and spacious, and come with wooden furniture and plenty of soft seating.
Swimming pool - loose trunks or board shorts are not permitted, tight swimming briefs must be worn
Some activities will be charged locally
Visit from Santa at gala meal
Present from Santa
Santa's elves and rep service
Visit to Santa Park
For December 2013 - Santa Sport Resort
Winter sports are at the forefront of things at the Santa Sport Resort. Guests get discounted entry to the onsite Sport Institute, where everything from mountain biking to ski-jumping is available. And it's not all about the outdoors. Inside, you can sign up for things like volleyball and ice-hockey.
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide
Only from Thomson
In the UK, this holiday is only available from the Thomson Group.
Our rating - 3 plus
Official Rating - 3 Star
Standard rooms have twin beds, extra bed in bedroom, sofa bed, TV and kitchenette. Family rooms with child bed in lounge, kitchenette and Playstation - games at a charge, are also available.
Location - 2km from Rovaniemi
Transfers - 15 minutes