Santa’s spectacular 4 day Lapland break
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The fabulous 4 day/3 nights break to Lapland includes all the fun of the 3 day trip plus an extra day to enjoy a host of exciting optional adventures. Treat the family to a once in a lifetime festive experience this December.
Husky Sledding, Private Family meeting with Santa, Tobogganing, Reindeer Sleigh Ride, Arctic Circle Ceremony and souvenir certificate, Snow and Ice Activities, Lunch and Refreshments, Gala Dinner included with full board option, A gift from Santa for all children under 13, Thermal outer-suits and accessories
ITINERARY: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Welcome
After crossing the Arctic Circle, the first photo opportunity comes as you and your family are greeted at Ivalo Airport by a reindeer with its Sami handler. One or two cheeky elves may also be there to welcome you, making mischief as only they can! The coach transfer is only a short, comfortable 25-minute journey to your chosen hotel or cabin in Saariselkä.
On arrival in Saariselkä my helpers will get you fitted with your special complimentary thermal over-suits, boots, socks, gloves and hats. You may not look fashionable but you will certainly keep warm. Now the fun really begins, as you have the chance to explore and get your bearings in Saariselkä’s winter wonderland. Tobogganing and making snowmen are always firm favourites – don’t forget you can borrow free toboggans from wherever you stay. For hotel guests who have booked the great value half-board option, a wonderful first night dinner sets the scene for tomorrow’s adventures, whilst those in the Christmas Cabins enjoy a tasty home-cooked family meal!
Day 2 – Adventure Day
This day gives you the chance to start building up the excitement, with your choice of fantastic optional adventures.
Try a sensational daytime Snowmobile Safari, where parents take it in turns to drive the snowmobile and children will be towed in a special sled by the guide, or the evening snowmobile option, with a popular Northern Lights Adventure. Or perhaps enjoy a few hours downhill skiing, or Saariselkä’s toboggan run – the longest in Finland at 1.2 km. Animal lovers may prefer to go for an extra, longer Husky Sled Ride or Reindeer Sleigh Ride – always a popular option with the children.
Families in the cabins will be welcomed back to dinner by their host, whilst half board hotel guests dine in their ‘home’ hotel. There will be lots of stories to tell about the day’s adventures, as the excitement mounts for tomorrow’s big day.
Day 3 – Search for Santa
Your ultimate Christmas adventure begins when you are taken deep into the forest to enjoy all the following exciting activities at some point throughout the day, all of which are included in the package.
Husky Sled Ride – where the children snuggle in a sled with a parent, and grown-ups can all take a turn at actually ‘driving’ your own team of huskies, cheered on by the children! The excitement of being in charge of five or six eager huskies, all raring to run and straining at the leash is simply exhilarating. The whisper of sled on snow as you race through Lapland’s winter wonderland is the most perfect way to experience my homeland.
Reindeer Sleigh Ride – meet your reindeer and your local Sami guide then take a wonderful ride through magical snowy woodland, as you snuggle under blankets in the sleigh, arriving at a very secret location.
Elves and Igloo Fantasia is hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with the Elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting the Artistic Igloo and admiring the magnificent ice sculptures and enjoying a drink in the ice bar.
Lunch is also included, to ‘recharge your batteries’ for the afternoon. This will be a simple and warming 2-course meal, with plenty of hot berry juice, squash, tea and coffee also available.
A host of Snow and Ice Fun Activities are provided for you to enjoy, such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding (a fun combination of a scooter and a toboggan!), tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children and tobogganing.
Turn your children’s dreams into reality, as you complete your family’s ‘Search for Santa’ by snowmobile-sled, and find me in my hideaway log-cabin home. Experience your exclusive private family meeting with me and my elfin helpers will be on hand to make you welcome and ensure there is truly festive magic in the air!
Refreshments are included too, and are available throughout the day, for those times when a few minutes warming up round a crackling log fire is welcomed.
Finally, back ‘home’ in your hotel, why not finish the day with a wonderful Gala Dinner (included on our half-board option). In my Christmas Cabins meanwhile, a special festive dinner rounds off the day, while you re-live every unforgettable moment of your biggest ever Christmas adventure!
Day 4 – The grand finale
Time for more fun, making the most of your time in Lapland to thrill to another exciting adventure, whether pre-booked in the UK or chosen locally from my range of optional adventures. Enjoy an even longer Husky Sled or Reindeer Sleigh Ride, or perhaps take this opportunity for an exciting Family Snowmobile Safari – there are plenty of options to choose from.
This morning also gives you a chance to browse the village’s souvenir shops, for ideal Christmas gifts and toys from their range of traditional hand-made Lappish items and clothes.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Snowmobile Search for my log-cabin home
- Your private family meeting with Santa Claus
- Magical delivery of your children’s letter to Santa and the elves
- A special gift from Santa for all children under 13
- Elves and Igloo Fantasia Join the fun and games with the Elves in an Igloo plus wonder at the Artistic Igloo with ice sculptures and ice-bar.
- Husky Sled Drive and/or Ride
- Reindeer Sleigh Ride
- Snow & Ice Fun Activities
- Souvenir ‘driving licence’ for reindeer and huskies
- Arctic Circle Certificate
- Lunch and Refreshments on ‘Search for Santa’ Day
- Thermal outer-suits and accessories Gala Dinner included with half-board option in hotels and a festive dinner in my Christmas Cabins
- An extra day to enjoy a host of exciting Optional Adventures
HOW TO BOOK THIS TRIP
If you would like more information or would like to book one of the trips to Lapland please speak to our expert team by calling 0208 544 6360 or enquiring above. Santa’s Lapland trips are in December or we have ski holidays to Lapland available throughout the ski season.