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Santa's Aurora

An action-packed festive break with everything you could wish for! Husky-sled rides, reindeer sleigh rides and snowmobiles, plus a Wilderness dinner in a traditional Kota Hut and a magical reindeer sleigh search for Santa. Pure magic!

This 2 night / 3 day trip includes:
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Excellent choice of accommodation
Half board

This Lapland holiday has flights from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Southend & Stansted

From only £1,869 per adult
Child prices from £779

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From your accommodation, the stunning Star Arctic Hotel, gaze down the fell towards the twinkling lights of Saariselkä and gaze up to the heavens from your magnificent north facing viewpoint. From here you can marvel at the magical northern lights when they appear. This fabulous break offers an exciting itinerary and a magical meeting with Santa that will be remembered for years to come.

 

Highlights

  • Best for: Families with younger children
  • Extended husky safari
  • Search for Santa by reindeer sleigh
  • Santa’s Aurora Elf
  • Exclusive Aurora Activity Centre
  • Wilderness Dinner

Wilderness Dinner
Reindeer sleigh ride 
Tobogganing
Reindeer sleigh ride to find Santa's home
Private meeting with Santa
Meet Santa's Aurora Elf
Aurora Activity centre
Kota Hut Storytelling by a local Sami
Kick Sleighs
Extended husky sled ride
Mini Skidoos
Tandem Skis
Snow hockey 
Snowmobile Safari
Half Board
Return Flights
Thermal Snow Suits and Boots

Day 1
After landing at Ivalo Airport, you will be met by Santa’s helpers who will guide you to your coach for your transfer to your hotel. It is likely that one or more of the elves will put in an appearance giving you a great first photo opportunity but beware, these elves are masters of mischief and mayhem and their antics will keep you laughing throughout your stay! 
Your transfer to your accommodation takes approximately 25 minutes and some of Santa’s helpers will join you on the coach to keep you entertained with some festive songs.
Upon arrival at your accommodation, the Star Arctic Hotel, you will be checked in and will collect your thermal suits then for the remainder of the afternoon you can play in the snow or perhaps try some tobogganing.
Your first evening starts with a Wilderness Dinner in a traditional Kota Hut and followed by a reindeer sleigh ride.

Day 2
It's activity day and a whole host of adventures await! You will be collected from your accommodation and transferred to the Aurora Activity Centre where your fun will begin.
Lunch is also included on activity day, to allow you some time to warm up and ‘recharge your batteries’ in anticipation of the afternoon’s adventures. A host of Arctic activities such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding, tandem skiing, junior snowmobiles and tobogganing are available to try out followed by the magical Search for Santa’s hideaway log cabin home by reindeer sleigh, which will culminate in a private family meeting with Santa and a chance to meet his special Aurora Elf.

Day 3
It’s almost time to head to the airport for your journey home but before you do it’s time for some last minute fun with a snowmobile ride for a scenic tour of the area before returning to your hotel to collect your belongings and say your goodbyes.

Please note: For operational reasons, itineraries may vary.

Three night option available departing from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Stansted.

The following optional extras are available to add to your trip:

  • Cross Country Skiing (POA)
  • Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile (POA)
  • Aurora Hunk by Huskies (POA)
  • Aurora Hunt by car (POA)

Star Arctic Hotel

The brand new, contemporary, but charming, Star Arctic Hotel is set on the fell above Saariselka, about 1km above the resort at the top of the ski area. This allows the hotel to offer some fantastic views with the design of every room taking advantage of them.

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From only £1,869 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Wed, 27 Nov 2024 £1,919 £819 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 28 Nov 2024 £1,979 £859 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 2 Dec 2024 £1,939 £939 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 3 Dec 2024 £1,929 £889 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Wed, 4 Dec 2024 £1,939 £1,939 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Thu, 5 Dec 2024 £2,229 £2,229 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Mon, 9 Dec 2024 £1,919 £899 Half Board 3 Days East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Tue, 10 Dec 2024 £1,889 £859 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Wed, 11 Dec 2024 £2,199 £1,149 Half Board 3 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Thu, 12 Dec 2024 £2,199 £1,099 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 16 Dec 2024 £2,189 £1,059 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Tue, 17 Dec 2024 £2,089 £859 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 22 Dec 2024 £2,419 £1,039 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Southend Enquire 

2025 Dates: Star Arctic Hotel, Santa's Aurora

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Wed, 26 Nov 2025 £1,899 £779 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 27 Nov 2025 £1,949 £779 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 1 Dec 2025 £1,869 £809 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 2 Dec 2025 £1,899 £809 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Wed, 3 Dec 2025 £1,899 £809 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Thu, 4 Dec 2025 £1,919 £1,265 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Mon, 8 Dec 2025 £1,919 £849 Half Board 3 Days East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Tue, 9 Dec 2025 £1,939 £1,295 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Wed, 10 Dec 2025 £1,959 £849 Half Board 3 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Thu, 11 Dec 2025 £1,979 £1,305 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 15 Dec 2025 £2,039 £849 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Tue, 16 Dec 2025 £2,039 £1,305 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Stansted Enquire 
Wed, 17 Dec 2025 £2,039 £899 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Thu, 18 Dec 2025 £2,079 £1,365 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Newcastle, Stansted Enquire 
Fri, 19 Dec 2025 £2,209 £899 Half Board 3 Days Bournemouth, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 20 Dec 2025 £2,439 £1,365 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 21 Dec 2025 £2,519 £959 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Southend Enquire 
Mon, 22 Dec 2025 £2,479 £1,365 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Stansted Enquire 

Top Star Arctic Glass Cubes

Located at the top of the of Kaunispää fell, the new Top Star Glass Cubes will provide you with the perfect Lappish stay. 250 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, Saariselkä is Europe's northernmost outdoor resort and choosing to stay at the Arctic Glass Cubes means wilderness is just a few steps away.

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From only £2,009 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Wed, 27 Nov 2024 £2,239 £2,239 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle Enquire 

2025 Dates: Top Star Arctic Glass Cubes, Santa's Aurora

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Wed, 26 Nov 2025 £2,039 £779 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 27 Nov 2025 £2,089 £779 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 1 Dec 2025 £2,009 £809 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 2 Dec 2025 £2,039 £809 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Wed, 3 Dec 2025 £2,039 £809 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Thu, 4 Dec 2025 £2,059 £889 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Mon, 8 Dec 2025 £2,059 £849 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Tue, 9 Dec 2025 £2,079 £929 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Thu, 11 Dec 2025 £2,119 £929 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 15 Dec 2025 £2,179 £849 Half Board 3 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Tue, 16 Dec 2025 £2,179 £929 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Stansted Enquire 
Wed, 17 Dec 2025 £2,179 £899 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Thu, 18 Dec 2025 £2,219 £989 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Newcastle, Stansted Enquire 
Fri, 19 Dec 2025 £2,339 £899 Half Board 3 Days Bournemouth, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 20 Dec 2025 £2,579 £989 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 21 Dec 2025 £2,659 £959 Half Board 3 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Southend Enquire 
Mon, 22 Dec 2025 £2,619 £1,099 Half Board 3 Days Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Stansted Enquire 

Discounted Child Place Conditions Discounted child places are available on selected itineraries for specified travel dates, party size and accommodation. The applicable discount will be advised at the time of booking and shown on your confirmation invoice. Discounted child places will normally apply to the youngest child only, however, on some trips, all children travelling will receive a discount. Discounted child places cannot be combined with other offers; other conditions may apply.

Child Pricing: The qualifying age for child prices and discounted child places varies by tour operator, and is based on the child’s age on the date of the return flight. Infant Pricing: a reduced charge will apply for infants aged under 2 years; this varies by tour operator

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