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Santa's Magic

This festive short break to Lapland will tick all the boxes on your wish list for Christmas. Whether you are thinking of a pre-Christmas or over the holidays stay in Lapland this trip is a maker of memories.

This 3 night / 4 day trip 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 Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle & Stansted

From only £1,249 per adult
Child prices from £609

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This 3 night festive break offers an array of adventures and festive activities and of course a private meeting with Santa! Enjoy meeting the elves and exploring the low-key yet cosmopolitan ski town 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: 
On arriving at Ivalo Airport you will be directed to your coach for the 25 minute coach transfer to you to your hotel in Saariselkä. En-route you will collect your thermal suits and boots, socks, gloves and hats before continuing to your hotel and enjoying a chance to explore your surroundings and enjoy the snow before your evening meal.
Day 2: 
Day two is a free day for you to explore the area or embark on an optional excursion or two. We recommend you take some time to investigate Saariselka with its cafes bars and gift shops and festively lit streets.

Day 3: 
It’s activity day and you will be collected from your accommodation and transported by coach to the nearby activity area for your day of adventure.
Take part in a husky sled ride, a reindeer sleigh ride and be entertained by the elves in their igloo wonderland. The reindeer centre is full of exciting reindeer themed activities for you to enjoy such as reindeer golf and reindeer lasso. A warming 2 course lunch is provided on activity day to allow you to recharge your batteries in readiness for an afternoon of activities. A host of snow activities are provided for you to enjoy, such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding, tandem skiing, mini snowmobile rides for the children. Experience the most awe-inspiring meeting with Santa and watch the children’s faces light up with surprise when the find his home in the woods.
Finally, back at your hotel after your action-packed day, it’s time for the Gala Dinner while you re-live every unforgettable moment of your biggest ever Christmas adventure!

Day 4: 
After a buffet breakfast, it’s time to make the most of Saariselkä before your flight home this afternoon. This morning also gives you a chance to browse the village’s souvenir shops for some last minute souvenirs or maybe enjoy a final optional excursion.
All too soon it will be time to board the coach for the short ride to the airport to catch your flight home.

Also available as a 2 night break departing from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradfrd, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton. Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted.
 

A Private Family Meeting with Santa 
A search for Santa by snowmobile-sleigh
Santa’s Elves
Igloo Fantasia
Santa’s Artistic Igloo
Santa’s Reindeer Centre
Husky Sled Ride
Reindeer Sleigh Ride
Snow & Ice Fun Activities
Thermal suits, Boots & Accessories
Lunch & Refreshments throughout the ‘Search for Santa’ Day
 

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 £1,269 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,309 £639 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,279 £639 Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,319 £879 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,429 £1,119 Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,449 £1,449 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,429 £769 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,359 £629 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,309 £629 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £1,539 £1,455 Please Call 4 Days Newcastle Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £2,079 £2,079 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,399 £739 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,579 £1,169 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

2022 Dates: Tunturi Hotel, Santa's Magic 3

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 £1,299 £619 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 £1,269 £699 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 £1,399 £839 Please Call 4 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 3 Dec 2022 £1,409 £819 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 9 Dec 2022 £1,519 £839 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 10 Dec 2022 £1,509 £869 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 £1,799 £1,069 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 £1,769 £879 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle Enquire 
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 £1,599 £1,599 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 £1,569 £699 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, 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 £1,269 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 £1,339 £669 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham Enquire 
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,269 Please Call Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,469 £909 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,459 £1,149 Please Call 4 Days Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,479 Please Call Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 £1,459 £799 Please Call 4 Days Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,389 £659 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,399 £659 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £2,169 Please Call Please Call 4 Days Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,429 £1,049 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Holiday Club Hotel, Santa's Magic 3

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 £1,329 £649 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 £1,299 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 £1,429 £869 Please Call 4 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 3 Dec 2022 £1,439 £849 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 9 Dec 2022 £1,539 £869 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 10 Dec 2022 £1,539 £899 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 £1,829 £1,099 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 £1,799 £909 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle Enquire 
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 £1,629 £759 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 £1,599 £759 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, 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 £1,299 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,339 Please Call Please Call 4 Days Bournemouth Enquire 
Fri, 3 Dec 2021 £1,469 £909 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,459 Please Call Please Call 4 Days Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 £1,479 £819 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,349 £659 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,339 £739 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £2,169 £1,399 Please Call 4 Days Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,429 £769 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,609 £1,229 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

2022 Dates: Riekonlinna Hotel, Santa's Magic 3

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 £1,329 £649 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 £1,299 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 £1,429 £869 Please Call 4 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 3 Dec 2022 £1,449 £849 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 9 Dec 2022 £1,539 £809 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 10 Dec 2022 £1,539 £899 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 £1,849 £1,099 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 £1,829 £909 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle Enquire 
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 £1,629 £759 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 £1,599 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, 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 £1,249 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 £1,319 £689 Please Call 4 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 4 Dec 2021 £1,319 £1,145 Please Call 4 Days Luton Enquire 
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 £1,349 £659 Please Call 4 Days Liverpool Enquire 
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 £1,359 £659 Please Call 4 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 18 Dec 2021 £2,089 £1,359 Please Call 4 Days Newcastle Enquire 
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 £1,349 £729 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 £1,379 £879 Please Call 4 Days Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

2022 Dates: Saariselka Inn, Santa's Magic 3

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 £1,249 £609 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 £1,429 £1,429 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 £1,369 £819 Please Call 4 Days Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford Enquire 
Sat, 3 Dec 2022 £1,369 £809 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Luton, Manchester Enquire 
Fri, 9 Dec 2022 £1,469 £829 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 10 Dec 2022 £1,459 £859 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 £2,045 £2,045 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 £1,749 £869 Please Call 4 Days Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle Enquire 
Fri, 23 Dec 2022 £1,549 £719 Please Call 4 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sat, 24 Dec 2022 £1,519 £719 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted Enquire 

Santa's Magic 3, Tunturi Hotel

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From
Sat, 17 Dec 2022 £1,799 £1,069 Please Call 4 Days Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted

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