Magical Family Breaks in Lapland

I think it’s safe to say that children love the magic of Christmas and what can be more magical than a visit to Santa in his arctic winter wonderland?

 

Santa’s Lapland specialises in magical short breaks of 3 or 4 days during which every child will get to meet Santa so they can tell him what’s on their wish list, or if it’s after the big day, say thank you for their presents.

We all know how hectic the run up to Christmas can be so Santa’s Lapland offer 2 magical experiences. Santa’s Magic – a 3 day break is ideal for those tight on time but still wanting to experience the magic of meeting the ‘real’ Santa.  Santa’s Spectacular, is just that, a 4 day break which will leave you with magical lifetime memories.

 

Here’s what’s included in each:   

Santa’s Magic – 3 day magical break

The magic starts from the moment you land and are greeted at Ivalo Airport by Santa’s reindeer and friends. The cheeky Elves will take a family photo on your first day in Saariselkä. After a short coach transfer to your chosen hotel or log cabin you will be wrapped up in your complimentary thermal over-suits, boots, socks, gloves and hats.

Once you are snug as a bug, it’s time to really have some fun and get to know your new magical home. Build a snowman, make snow angles, borrow a free toboggan, or just relax in the Finnish Sauna – it’s up to you (well I’m guessing the kids will be calling the shots.

Depending on your accommodation choice, you will then sit down to a delicious dinner in one of the hotels or a scrumptious home cooked family meal in one of the Christmas Cabins.

Day 2 is all about searching for Santa and there are plenty of exciting ways to help find him. Throughout the day you will enjoy a range of activities which are all included in your stay :

Husky Sled Ride – Riding with a parent, each child will get the opportunity to shout ‘mush mush!’ as you race across the snow and through the woodlands led by 5 or 6 eager huskies. This thrilling ride is a great way to explore Lapland’s winter wonderland and see if you spot Santa along the way.

Reindeer Sleigh Ride – say hello to your reindeer and Sami guide before snuggling under a blanket and enjoying this 7-10 minute ride through the winter woods.

Hidden in the snowy woods is Santa’s Elves and Igloo Fantasia. Join the Elves in their wintery Igloo wonderland for fun and games before visiting Santa’s Artistic Igloo and magical ice sculptures. You can also visit the ice bar and enjoy a drink (a local charge may apply).

Love reindeers? Then you will love Santa’s Reindeer centre where you can join in Reindeer Crazy Golf, Reindeer Lasso or help give the reindeers a quick snack. There are also plenty of surprises in Santa’s Special Reindeer Barn. After you will enjoy a heart-warming lunch which is all included in the costs.

After lunch there’s plenty more snow fun to be had. Try a spot of ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding, tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for children or tobogganing.

After all that excitement it’s time to get back to the reason for your trip – to find Santa. Once you find him your family will enjoy an Exclusive Private Family Meeting with Santa in his log-cabin hideaway. This magical experience is one we are sure your children will cherish for a lifetime.

The fun continues on your final day as you have the opportunity to book optional adventures including another Husty Sled Ride, or relax on Rudolph’s Reindeer Run or perhaps a thrilling Snowmobile Safari. That morning you will also have chance to browse the village’s souvenir shops to purchase a little keep sake to take home.

And then it is time to say goodbye as you are taken back to the airport for your return flight home, full of Christmas cheer and magical memories.

Your 3 day magical family break will include:

  • Flights and accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • Sleigh ride in search of Santa
  • Elves & Igloo Fantasia
  • Reindeer Centre
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Husky sled-ride
  • Thermal clothing
  • Snow & ice fun activities

Santa’s Spectacular – 4 day magical break

Santa’s 4 day spectacular includes all the magic and excitement of the 3 day break but with an extra day to enjoy some optional activities. Perhaps a Snowmobile Safari where parents can take it in turns to drive the snowmobile whilst the children are towed in a sled. Or a Northern Lights Adventure, head off in the early evening on the snowmobiles, children being towed in sled, in search of the spectacular Northern Lights. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience that has to be seen to be believed.

Your 4 day spectacular family break includes:

  • Flights and accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • Sleigh ride search for Santa
  • Elves & Igloo Fantasia
  • Reindeer Centre
  • Reindeer sleigh-ride
  • Husky sled-ride
  • Thermal clothing
  • Snow & ice fun activities

To find out more about these magical breaks or to book this once in a lifetime adventure click here.