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Arctic Magic 3 day trip to Lapland

Arctic Magic 3 Day Short Break to Lapland

The Arctic Magic short break takes you deep inside the Arctic Circle, to Hetta in the far north of Finnish Lapland. This is the true Lapland, and a perfect base from which to go in search of the real Father Christmas.

Hetta is a small and quiet village, surrounded by miles of forested landscapes and alongside a dramatic frozen lake.  The vast wilderness expanses of this region have long been traversed by nomadic Sami tribes, the indigenous local people; and many Sami families are still resident among the local community of Hetta.  The village is proud of its cultural heritage and has a small and interesting museum that depicts the time-honoured way of Sami life.  Other facilities include a small drag lift to the top of the local fell for children, perfect for tobogganing and for providing great views, and a handful of shops and eateries.  The setting is very beautiful, with the village lying alongside Lake Ounasjarvi, with dense forest beyond, leading to the vast wilderness of the Pallas Yllastunturi National Park.  The village has a beautiful church, with its distinctive, slender belltower.

This sleepy village remains largely uncommercialised, where old-fashioned values of hospitality hold sway among a small range of attractive, family-run hotels and log cabin villages. 

A 40 minute snowmobile safari will be an experience to remember. Adults will have the chance to drive their own. Children will be pulled in a sleigh pulled by one of the snowmobiles.

You will also enjoy the memorable experience of a 40 minute husky ride through the snow. The eager barking of the dogs as we arrive at the husky farm will indicate that they are ready to give you a swift ride!

On all our short breaks to Hetta, there is plenty of time to enjoy playing in the snow!  Take your pick from tobogganing, kick-sledging and children's snowmobiles. And of course there is always a snowball fight..!

Hetan Lomakyla
Hetan Lomakyla
Hetan Majatalo
Hetan Majatalo
Trip Highlights
  • Private family visit to Santa's cabin
  • Each child talks to Santa individually
  • Extended arctic rides
  • Children's snowmobiles
  • Festive dinner
  • Full board

Day 1 in Lapland

Fly to Enontekio Airport and transfer to your chosen accommodation in Hetta, just 15 minutes away, picking up your thermal suits and boots en-route.  After checking in at your hotel, your representative will host a welcome meeting and during dinner, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.    

Day 2 in Lapland

After breakfast, you will be joining your first included Santa Safari - a 40 minute snowmobile adventure.  A warming lunch will then follow.  A supervised children's snowmobile ride will be available, or if you are lucky, a chance to get up close to a friendly reindeer.  Then the highlight of the day when you board a reindeer sleigh in search of Father Christmas.  During a private family visit each child has the chance to talk with him and will receive a small gift. 

Day 3 in Lapland

Check out of your room this morning before joining your 40 minute husky experience.  Then there's time for snow activities outside, with toboggans available.  And there's plenty of family fun to be had making snowmen or enjoying snowball fights!  Or you could try an optional excursion, perhaps Reindeer Herding.  After lunch, you set off  by coach to Enontekio and your flight home.

                          Prices are based on 2-3 sharing at the Hotel Hetan Majatalo



Your Lapland Magic short break also includes

  • Hire of thermal suits and boots
  • Transun representatives (all English-speaking)
  • Souvenir Lapland Passport

Plus: your choice of accommodation, all meals, return flights including all taxes and government air passenger duty.



A half price child place is available where there are at least 2 full paying passengers.  This offer is subject to availability at time of booking and can be withdrawn at any time. 




The main location for the Arctic Magic trip is the resort of Hetta in Lapland
Departure Date Nights Departure Airport Adult Price Child Price Child 2-3    
Thu 21st Dec 2017 2 Stansted £1379 £1159 £1159   Enquire
Thu 21st Dec 2017 2 Stansted £1379 £1159 £1159   Enquire
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