Christmas treats don’t get much better than going to Lapland and meeting the real Santa Claus. Dash through the snow on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, a toboggan or a snowmobile and meet the man himself, tour the workshop where the elves are busy at work and even help Mrs Claus bake cookies. From the moment you disembark your flight, it’ll be an advent adventure that the children will be talking about for years.
Lapland is an area of intense natural beauty and offers so much more…unending views of snow-clad pine trees, frozen rivers, vast expanses of tundra and big enchanting skies, it really is the perfect winter wonderland.
Award-winning Lapland Specialist, Canterbury Travel, captures the spirit of Christmas with a truly authentic Enchanting Lapland day trip to meet Santa in his homeland. The main event is obviously meeting the man himself but equally as exciting will be the snowmobile and sleigh transfer from the grounds of Enontekiö Airport to the snowy woodland and the visit to a snow igloo with beautiful ice sculptures on display.
Prices start from £465 with flights departing from 20th December www.santa-holidays.com
Santa’s Lapland presents the very best of the frozen north on a magical 3-day festive holiday. As Santa’s special guests, you’ll board the exclusive flight from Southampton direct to Saariselkä’s own local airport of Ivalo, and enjoy all the fun snow and ice activities including a snowmobile search for Santa’s log cabin home, husky sled ride, reindeer sleigh ride plus visiting the Elves and Igloo Fantasia. It’s a trip with all the trimmings with gifts for all children under 13, an Arctic Circle certificate and specially created festive food.
Prices from just £679pp with flights departing on the 13th December www.santaslapland.com
Further north in the region of Enontekiö, Transun offer you a wide choice of exciting day trips and two or three night short breaks each offering jam-packed festive-fun. The highlight of the trip will be meeting the grand old man himself – but first you will have to search through the forest to find his traditional log cabin. Enjoy the snowy activities in the endless expanse of wilderness before you wrap up warm in furs for a ride on a reindeer sleigh. You might also be lucky enough to witness the colour display of the Northern Lights!
Book early for the best deal: Winter Wonderland day trip from £489 per adult and £479 per child. Travelling on Saturday 10th December from Southampton. www.transun.co.uk*
- Dress warm - temperatures can drop to as low as -40C.
- Insurance - make sure your insurance covers you for winter sports - particularly snowmobiling and
- husky sledding.
- Driving licence – don’t forget this as you can’t drive a snowmobile without one.
Did you know?
- In Enontekiö, you will breathe in what is claimed to be the cleanest air in the world.
- The oldest known pine tree is in Inari and is 529 years old.
- Despite there being days of total darkness in the winter, berries (typically blueberry and cranberries) grow here.
- The Ice Palace in the James Bond film Die Another Day was actually inspired by the real-life Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi.
*Price includes return flights and transfers, private family meeting with Santa, husky experience, snowmobile adventure, reindeer sleigh ride, gift for children, snow play and loan of thermal suits and boots