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New Year Countdown 4 day trip to Lapland



Make this year's New Years Eve a memorable one!  On this trip, you can welcome in the New Year inside the Arctic Circle in magical Lapland.

Not forgetting, you can still particpate in the various activities that Lapland brings us, including a search for Santa, arctic safaris and various other snow activities.

This trip is based in the resorts of Hetta or Karesuando. 

Day One

Your flight departs around 10am and at Enontekiö you are guided to your coach. The journey to Hetta takes around 15 minutes and to Karesuando around 60 minutes (watch out for Santa’s reindeer in the woods!). Your all-in-one thermal suits and boots collection will be organised by your representative. After checking in at your chosen accommodation, your representative hosts a welcome meeting and will be on hand to answer any further questions during dinner. Tonight, you can join one of the optional activities, such as a snowmobile night safari, hoping to encounter the Northern Lights. See 'Optional Excursions' for full details.

Day Two

After breakfast, you will be joining your first included Santa Safari - the 40 minute snowmobile adventure. A warming lunch will then follow. A supervised children's snowmobile ride will be available,or if you're lucky, a chance to get up close to a friendly reindeer. Then, the highlight of the day when you board a reindeer sleigh and set off In Search of Father Christmas. During a private family meeting in his cabin, each child has the chance to talk with Santa now that he is back from his annual journey around the world. Each child receives a small gift. This evening, enjoy a New Year Celebration at your hotel.

Day Three

After breakfast, you head out on your second safari - a thrilling 40-minute Husky Experience followed by a warming lunch. Throughout the day you can enjoy snow activities outside, with toboggans available free. Or there’s plenty of family fun to be had making snowmen or enjoying a good old-fashioned snowball fight! Alternatively, you might opt to join the inside craft activities, or maybe try one of the exciting optional excursions, such as a trying your hand at Reindeer Herding. After a lovely hot dinner at your hotel, why not join an optional Northern Lights excursion?

Day Four

Check out after breakfast at 0900hrs, There should be time for one final play in the snow or to join one of the optional excursions. After a hot lunch, you depart for Enontekiö and your flight home.

 Please note: for operational reasons, itineraries may vary

Prices are based on staying at the Davvi Arctic Lodge in Karesuando.




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.   


Optional Excursions

Puppy Encounter - transfer to a husky camp, meet the new puppies and hear stories from real dog mushers. Duration 1 hour.  Adults £90, Children £70. 

Reindeer Herding - Visit a reindeer gathering place, learn about herding and how to lasso a reindeer.  Includes a short safari by reindeer sleigh. Duration 1.5 hours. Adults £75, Children £65.

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari - An evening excursion in search of the Northern Lights.  Based on 2 adults sharing a snowmobile.  Duration 1 hour.  Adults £110, Children £85.

Northern Lights Husky Safari - A night safari in search of the Northern Lights, mushing your own team of dogs.  Duration 1 hour. Adults £110, Children £85.

Ice Fishing by Snowmobile - Travel by snowmobile to a nearby popular fishing site, drill a hole in the ice and try your hand at traditional ice fishing.  Duration 1.5 hours.  Adults £75, Children £45.


Davvi Cabins
Davvi Hotel
Hetan Lomakyla
Hetan Majatalo
Trip Highlights
  • Private family visit to Santa's cabin
  • Celebrate the New Year in Lapland
  • Extended arctic safaris
  • Children's snowmobiles
  • Full board


  • Private family meeting with Santa
  • New Year Celebration
  • Tobogganing
  • Arctic safaris:  40 minute husky safari, 40 minute snowmobile safari
  • Full board meals
  • Gift from Santa for your children
  • Hire of thermal suits and boots
  • 3 nights in your chosen accommodation
  • Return flights and hot meals on board
  • All taxes and government air passenger duty








The main location for the New Year Countdown trip is the resort of Hetta in Lapland
Departure Date Nights Departure Airport Adult Price Child Price Child 2-3    
Sat 30th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1109 £989 £989   Enquire
Sat 30th Dec 2017 3 Birmingham £1109 £989 £989   Enquire
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