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Santas Spectacular 4 day trip to Lapland

Day 1 in Lapland

Santa's Spectacular Lapland holiday starts on arrival at Ivalo Airport where the children will enjoy being met by a reindeer and its Sami handler, and one of Santa's cheeky elves!

There is then a short, comfortable 25-minute transfer to your hotel or cabin in Saariselka where it is time for your 'Michelin-man' impersonations, as you are fitted with your special complimentary thermal over-suits, boots, socks, gloves and hats.

There is time for fun - a chance to explore, make snowmen, or just relax in a fragrant Finnish sauna before your wonderful welcome dinner (Half Board option) to set the scene for tomorrow's excitement !

Day 2 in Lapland

The second day of your break gives you the chance to start building up the excitement with your choice of our fantastic Optional Adventures. Try a sensational snowmobile safari - one of our previous guests' big favourites - or enjoy a few hours skiing, or maybe go for an extra husky sled or reindeer sleigh ride - always a popular choice with the children.

Families in the cabins will be welcomed back to dinner by their host, whilst half-board hotel guests dine in their hotel.

Hotel Holiday Club
Hotel Riekonlinna
Hotel Kieppi
Hotel Tunturi
Trip Highlights
  • Reindeer sleigh rides
  • Husky sled ride 
  • Artic Circle Crossing Certificate
  • Kick sledding
  • Ice fishing
  • Meet Santa with your children

Day 3 in Lapland

Day three of  your Lapland holiday starts with being picked up for the ultimate Christmas adventure with the following exciting activities all included.

  • Reindeer sleigh-ride : meet your reindeer and your local Sami guide, learn the Lappish reindeer names, then take a wonderful ride through magical snowy woodland, as you snuggle under blankets in the sleigh, arriving at a secret location.
  • NEW - Elves and Igloo Fantasia: hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with the Elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting an Artistic Igloo to admire the magnificent ice sculptures and enjoy a drink in the ice bar.
  • Husky-sled ride: where children get to ride (and shout 'mush, mush!') and grown-ups can all take a turn at actually 'driving' your own sled!
  • Lunch: is included to 'recharge your batteries' for the afternoon, then a host of snow and ice activities to enjoy such as - kick-sledding (a crazy cross of scooter and toboggan!), ice-fishing, tandem skiing and mini skidoo rides for children!
  • See your children's faces light up with wonder as you fulfil your family's search for Santa,and meet Santa himself in his hideaway Lapland log cabin home, with all his helpers on hand to make you welcome and ensure that there is magic in the air! EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE FAMILY MEETING!
  • Refreshments: 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, you can finish the day with a wonderful Gala Dinner* (half board option only).  In the Christmas Cabins, a special festive dinner rounds off the day, while you re-live every unforgettable moment of  your biggest Christmas adventure !

* The last night Gala Dinner is not applicable to 23 or 24 December departures due to special menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   

Day 4 in Lapland

Fun-time again, with the chance to thrill to another big adventure, either pre-booked in the UK or chosen the night before from our Optional Adventures. You may have fallen in love with the huskies and want to enjoy an even longer ride, or take off on a snowmobile safari for high-octane thrills!

This allows you to make the most of your last morning in Lapland. You have time to browse the village's souvenir shops, to choose from their range of traditional handmade Lappish items, gifts and toys.

You will be collected by coach from your hotel and taken to the airport to a chorus of fond farewells!



Optional Activities

  • Snowmobile Safari - An unforgettable adventure, zooming through snowfields, woodland and over frozen lakes.
    Adult-only Safari (2 hrs) - £91 (two people per snowmobile).   Family Safari (approx 1hr) - Adults £71/ Children 4-11 years £59
  • Husky Heaven - if our included husky-sled ride whets your appetite, this 1-hour trip gives you longer to experience the unrivalled thrill of 'driving' your own team of huskies through the pristine landscape.
    Adults £103/Children 2-11 years £79
  • Downhill Skiing - Saariselka's ski-slopes are ideal for beginners, or for intermediates wanting a quick 'blast'!  For a two hour session including equipment-hire and lift-pass Adults £56/Children 6-15 years £43/Children aged 4-5 years £26
  • Cross Country Skiing - Adults £34/Children 6-11 years £21
  • Rudolph's Reindeer Run - a wonderful ride to remember, snuggled under blankets as reindeer pull your sleigh across the snow! Adults £95/Children aged 2-11 years £74
  • Enjoy a steaming sauna - free in all hotels.
  • Take the children swimming at the Hotel Holiday Club pool (FREE to those staying there).
  • Ride the ski-bus to the top of Kaunispää Fell, the local ski-hill, and toboggan down the 1.2km run.
  • Stroll the village shops for Christmas presents and souvenirs.
  • Northern Lights Adventure - An evening snowmobile expedition in search of the fabulous Northern Lights.  1.5 hours with two adults sharing a snowmobile and children travelling in a snowmobile-sled.  Adults £91 / Children 4-11 years £71
  • Snowshoeing - Guided excursion, 1 hour including 30 minutes snowshoeing time.  Adults £34/Children 6-11 years £22 



Brochure prices are based on the Hotel Holiday Club orTunturi in a Type A Bedroom sleeping 2-4 on a Bed & Breakfast basis.  Half Board supplements on request.  

Child prices vary depending on a whether a child in a particular age group is the first, second, third child etc in the family, please check with ourselves for an accurate quote.



The main location for the Santas Spectacular trip is the resort of Saariselka in Lapland
Departure Date Nights Departure Airport Adult Price Child Price Child 2-3    
Fri 8th Dec 2017 3 Bournemouth £1179 £939 £509   Sold Out
Fri 8th Dec 2017 3 Manchester £1159 £919 £489   Sold Out
Fri 8th Dec 2017 3 Aberdeen £1129 £889 £459   Sold Out
Sat 9th Dec 2017 3 Stansted £1209 £949 £519   Sold Out
Sat 9th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1249 £989 £559   Sold Out
Sat 9th Dec 2017 3 East Midlands £1219 £959 £529   Sold Out
Wed 13th Dec 2017 3 Newcastle £1149 £939 £499   Sold Out
Wed 13th Dec 2017 3 Manchester £1159 £949 £509   Sold Out
Wed 13th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1179 £969 £529   Sold Out
Thu 14th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1189 £979 £549   Sold Out
Thu 14th Dec 2017 3 Leeds Bradford £1209 £999 £569   Sold Out
Thu 14th Dec 2017 3 Stansted £1209 £999 £569   Sold Out
Sat 23rd Dec 2017 3 Manchester £1109 £939 £509   Sold Out
Sat 23rd Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1169 £999 £569   Sold Out
Sat 23rd Dec 2017 3 Bristol £1099 £929 £499   Sold Out
Sun 24th Dec 2017 3 Birmingham £1079 £909 £479   Sold Out
Sun 24th Dec 2017 3 Manchester £1089 £919 £489   Sold Out
Sun 24th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1129 £959 £529   Sold Out
Fri 29th Dec 2017 3 Manchester £1179 £999 £599   Enquire
Fri 29th Dec 2017 3 London Gatwick £1179 £999 £599   Enquire
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