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Santa's Magic

Spend 4 days of incredible fun on this Lapland break, which includes Husky Sled Ride; Snow-mobile "Santa Search"; a private meeting with Santa and much more.

This is a 3 Night / 4 Day Trip that includes:
Magical delivery of your children’s letter to Santa
Snowmobile Search for Santa
Private family meeting the 'real' Santa
Santa's Elves and Igloo Fantasia
Reindeer Centre

This Lapland Holiday Has Flights From 13 UK Airports including Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle & Stansted

From only £1,179 per adult
FREE CHILD places available on selected dates and airports. Please contact us for details.

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Santa’s Magic – a 3 night/ 4-day trip ideal for guests who want to stay a bit longer. This trip includes all the adventures and activities as the 3-day trip, with an extra day to choose from a wide range of optional adventures or spend the day together enjoying the beautiful resort of Saariselka

Take a virtual tour of Saariselka on the following link: - Skyview Saariselka 

Best for

  • Private family visit with Santa
  • Cheeky Elves at Airport and at Activity Area
  • Short Airport Transfer
  • Amazing Toboggan Run
  • Lunch on Activity Day with Finnish Pancakes
  • Magical Elf Show
  • Personal Santa Visit

Day 1 - Welcome

After crossing the Arctic Circle, the first photo opportunity comes as you and your family are greeted at Ivalo Airport by a team of reindeer with its Sami handler. One or two of Santa's cheeky elves may also be there to welcome you, making mischief as only they can.

The coach transfer is only a short, comfortable 25-minute journey to your chosen hotel or cabin in Saariselkä - just enough time to see if the children can spot more reindeer or even Santa's little log-cabin home through the forests bordering the road.

On arrival in Saariselkä Santa's helpers will get you fitted with your special complimentary thermal over-suits, boots, socks, gloves and hats. You may not look fashionable but you will certainly keep warm!

Now the fun really begins, as you have the chance to explore and get your bearings in Saariselkä's winter wonderland. Tobogganing and making snowmen are always firm favourites - don't forget you can borrow toboggans from wherever you stay.

For hotel guests who have booked the great value half-board option, a wonderful first night dinner sets the scene for tomorrow's adventures, whilst those in the Christmas Cabins enjoy a tasty home-cooked family meal!

Day 2 - Adventure Day

This extra day on the 4-day on 'Santa's Magic' break will normally be your second day, and gives you the chance to start building up the excitement, with your choice of fantastic Optional Adventures. And don't forget that early bookings can save £££'s with up to 50% discount off children's prices!

Try a sensational daytime Snowmobile Safari, where parents take it in turns to drive the snowmobile and children will be towed in a special sled by the guide, or the evening snowmobile option, with the ever popular Northern Lights Adventure.

Or perhaps enjoy a few hours downhill skiing, or Saariselkä's toboggan run - the longest in Finland at 1.2 km. Animal lovers may prefer to go for an extra, longer Husky Sled Ride or Reindeer Sleigh Ride - always a popular option with the children.

Families in the cabins will be welcomed back to dinner by their host, whilst halfboard hotel guests dine in their 'home' hotel. There will be lots of stories to tell about the day's adventures, as the excitement mounts for tomorrow's Big Day! See your children's faces light up with wonder!

Day 3 - Search for Santa Day

Your ultimate Christmas adventure begins when Santa's helpers pick you up and take you deep into the forest to enjoy all the following exciting activities at some point throughout the day, all of which are included in the price!

Husky Sled Ride - where the children snuggle in a sled with a parent, and grown-ups can all take a turn at actually 'driving' your own team of huskies, cheered on by the children! The excitement of being in charge of five or six eager huskies, all raring to run and straining at the leash is simply exhilarating. The whisper of sled on snow as you race through Lapland's winter wonderland is the most perfect way to experience my homeland.

Reindeer Sleigh Ride - meet your reindeer and your local Sami guide then take a wonderful ride through magical snowy woodland, as you snuggle under blankets in the sleigh, arriving at a very secret location.

Santa's Elves and Igloo Fantasia is hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with Santa's Elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting the Artistic Igloo and admiring the magnificent ice sculptures and enjoying a drink in the ice bar.*

Reindeer Centre  - feed the reindeer their favourite treats and have a game of Crazy Reindeer Golf - fun for all the family.

Meet the very special Huskies and Reindeer in Santa's Elves and Igloo Fantasia , guess their names and share a cuddle, so don't forget to bring your camera.

Lunch is also included , to 'recharge your batteries' for the afternoon. This will be a simple and warming 2-course meal, with plenty of hot berry juice, squash, tea and coffee also available.

A host of Snow and Ice Fun Activities are provided for you to enjoy, such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding (a fun combination of a scooter and a toboggan!), tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children and tobogganing.

Turn your children's dreams into reality, as you complete your family's 'Search for Santa' by snowmobile-sled, and find Santa in his hideaway log-cabin home. Experience your exclusive private family meeting with Santa and his elfin helpers will be on hand to make you welcome and ensure there is truly festive magic in the air!

Refreshments are included too, and are 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 , why not finish the day with a wonderful optional Gala Dinner (included on your half-board option). In the Christmas Cabins meanwhile, a special festive dinner rounds off the day, while you re-live every unforgettable moment of your biggest ever Christmas adventure!

Day 4 - Finale

Time for more fun, making the most of your time in Lapland to thrill with another exciting adventure, whether pre-booked in the UK or chosen locally from the range of Optional Adventures. Enjoy an even longer Husky Sled or Reindeer Sleigh Ride, or perhaps take this opportunity for an exciting Family Snowmobile Safari - there are plenty of options to choose from.

This morning also gives you a chance to browse the village's souvenir shops, for ideal Christmas gifts and toys from their range of traditional hand-made Lappish items and clothes.

Santa's helpers will collect you from your doorstep by coach for the short ride to the airport to catch your flight home, with a host of stories to tell about magical Lapland!

The following is included with this trip: -

  • Snowmobile Search for Santa's log-cabin home
  • Your private family meeting with the ‘real' Santa Claus!
  • Magical delivery of your children's letter to the elves and Santa
  • A special gift from Santa for all children 12 and under
  • Santa's Elves and Igloo Fantasia
  • Join the fun and games with the Elves in Santa's Igloo plus wonder at the Artistic Igloo with ice sculptures and ice-bar.
  • Reindeer Centre
  • Husky Sled Drive and/or Ride
  • Reindeer Sleigh Ride
  • Snow & Ice Fun Activities
  • Lunch and Refreshments on ‘Search for Santa' Day
  • Thermal outer-suits and accessories
  • Gala Dinner included with half-board option in the hotels and a festive dinner in the Christmas Cabins
  • An extra day to enjoy a host of exciting Optional Adventures

Snowmobile Safari »
This is a chance to drive out into the snowy wilderness surrounding the village of Saariselkä. You are met at your hotel and then taken to the Safari centre, where you are provided with a helmet and balaclava. The snowmobiles are just outside and, before you get the chance to start up, there is a full safety brief along with instructions on how to drive. Children travel in a sleigh which is pulled by a separate snowmobile and adults can drive their own snowmobile (if booked with a single driver supplement). The convoy then starts, driving along recognised snowmobile tracks out in to the beautiful, snowy and natural environment of Lapland. - Total duration is 1- 1½ hours -

Adult Snowmobile Safari »
This is a more adventurous snowmobile trip for adults only with a chance to enjoy some adrenaline fuelled fun, speeding through the forests and snow-covered fields on what many people call the Arctic's answer to quad biking. There is a full briefing on procedures and safety before starting. There are usually 2 adults per snowmobile although if a single driver is booked then you can take control and drive alone. At the mid-way point, there is a stop for cookies and hot berry juice, where the Safari leader can make a fire, but most groups wish to continue and choose to have a shorter stop and more time on the snowmobiles. - Total duration is 2 hours - Snowmobile ride time is between 1- 1½ hours

Tobogganing »
My toboggans are available in Saariselkä on free loan from outside of your hotel or cabin. There is also a lovely long purpose-built toboggan-run, as well as public areas used by younger children. - As long as you like! - Whenever you like! - Children and adults FREE! Rudolph's Reindeer Run

Rudolph's Reindeer Run »
This is a relaxing and magical experience for families or even a romantic sleigh ride just for two. You are picked up from your hotel and then taken to the Reindeer Farm. Here you are introduced to the animals and the local farmer explains why they are so unique whilst you enjoy a drink of hot berry juice. Then you snuggle under blankets as reindeer pull your sleigh through the unspoilt beauty of the Lapland forest, with only the gliding off the sleigh and the occasional sounds of the reindeer disturbing the peace and quiet. - Total duration is 1- 1½ hours - Sleigh ride is 30 minutes 

Northern Lights Adventure »
This is an early evening snowmobile expedition in search of the mystical Northern Lights. It is a short transfer (or walk) from your hotel to the meeting place where you receive a balaclava and helmet.  The snowmobiles are then all ready and waiting for you. Full instructions and a safety brief are given before starting off. Children travel in a sleigh which is pulled by a separate snowmobile and adults share a snowmobile unless a single driver supplement has been paid. You drive the snowmobiles off together in convoy, looking out for any colour and movement in the sky. There is a break for hot berry juice and cookies by an open fire and your leader will talk more about the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and the myths behind it before returning to Saariselkä. - Total duration is 2 hours - Includes driving the snowmobile for 1 hour - 30 minute midway stop for hot berry juice, cookies and a story 

Husky Heaven »
If our included husky sled-ride whets your appetite, this additional trip gives you longer to feel the thrill of driving your own team of huskies. You are picked up from your hotel and then driven to the husky farm where full instruction is given on how to drive the sled and command the huskies. The sleds are driven by one adult who controls the brake whilst another adult and child or 2 children sit in the sled. Hot berry juice is provided during the visit and if there are 2 adults who want to drive then there is a change to swap drivers. - Total duration is 2 hours - Husky drive time is 30 minutes.

Downhill Skiing »
Saariselkä's ski-slopes are ideal for beginners, or for intermediates wanting a quick ‘blast'! (Only available on my Santa's Magic 4-day breaks.) - A two hour session - Includes equipment-hire and lift-pass 

Snow-shoeing »
This is a lovely way to explore the tranquillity of Lapland's pristine winter wonderland and perfect for families who love to be active and outdoors. Meet your activity leader at your hotel and then you are taken and fitted with the snowshoes which go over your boots. The snowshoes have a wide surface and small spikes to make walking on the snow easy and eve on soft snow away from the paths. The excursion is guided and full instructions are given so you can explore the local area. - Total duration is 1 hour - Snowshoeing 30 minutes 

Cross-country skiing »
Experience the beauty of Saariselkä's surrounding landscape, skiing along well prepared tracks through the pure snowy whiteness of Lapland. Meet your leader at the hotel and then you are fitted with skis and poles before the explanation on how to cross-country ski. Learn the techniques on how to go up slopes as well as down them and how to glide along effortlessly along with your guide. - Total duration is 1 hour - Cross-country skiing 30 minutes 

All prices are on request and are generally £10 to £20 per person cheaper than in resort. Please call 0800 091 2386 

 

One of our Lapland experts took some time out to visit Saariselka on the Santa`s Magic trip and this is what they had to report.

"I was very lucky this year to visit Santa in Lapland. I travelled from Edinburgh and the flight took just over 3 hours and the cabin crew were in a very Christmassy mood. They sang Christmas songs and had all the kids on board joining in. When we arrived at the airport our luggage arrived very promptly but with a few surprises.
Our transfer to Saariselka was only 25 minutes, again Christmas songs all the way. We were taken to get our thermal suits and boots, which were all of a good standard and then onto our hotel.

My group stayed in the Holiday club, which was a very central hotel, and of a good standard. The rooms were nice and warm and the Hotel had the added bonus of a swimming pool. That evening we were booked on the snowmobile safari, which was just very magical. It was very cold but the scenery was just out of this world. This trip lasted about 1 ½ hours and half way through we stopped at a readymade campfire where we were able to chat with locals about the area and we had hot drinks and cinnamon biscuits.

The Next day was what the whole trip was for, our search for Santa Day. Our adventure began when we were picked up from our accommodation and taken into the forest to enjoy all our included activities, Husky Sled ride, Reindeer Sleigh Ride, Igloo Wonderland, Artistic Igloo and Search for Santa. You can pick and choose which activity you wish to do first apart from the Husky Sleigh Ride, you will get an allocated time for this but everything else you can do at your leisure. You lunch is also taken at your leisure, and then time to get back out into the cold to explore more. Hot Refreshments are included throughout your day and you can also warm yourself at one of the many campfires.

I would recommend this trip, I had a truly magical experience."

Tunturi Hotel

A great choice for families, with a good range of room types.

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From only £1,229 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,229 FREE Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,249 FREE Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,319 £699 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,369 £719 Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,449 £719 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,469 £739 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,319 £589 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,339 £599 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £1,539 £769 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,529 £709 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,469 £739 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,429 £709 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

Holiday Club Hotel

The Holiday Club Saariselka is the northernmost spa hotel and holiday home resort in Europe, if not the world.The tropical spa at Holiday Club Saariselka is the very essence of relaxation

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From only £1,259 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,259 FREE Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,279 £609 Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,349 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,399 £1,189 Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,479 £749 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,499 £769 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,349 £619 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,369 £629 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £1,569 £799 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,559 £739 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,499 £769 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,459 £739 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

Riekonlinna Hotel

The Riekonlinna Hotel has excellent facilities and even boasts its' own Northern Lights viewing room.

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From only £1,259 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,259 £589 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,279 £609 Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,349 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,399 £749 Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,479 £749 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,499 £769 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,349 £619 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,369 £629 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £1,569 £799 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,559 £739 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,499 £769 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,459 £739 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

Saariselka Inn

This cosy, centrally situated hotel in Saariselkä, is one of the smallest hotels in our selection and offers friendly family service, in a traditional Lapland style.

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From only £1,179 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,179 £549 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,199 £569 Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,269 £689 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,319 £709 Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,399 £709 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,419 £729 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,269 £579 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,289 £589 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £1,489 £759 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,479 £699 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,419 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,379 £699 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

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