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Snow is Falling

Enjoy a festive getaway surrounded by the stunning scenery of Santa’s homeland.  Encounter Lapland, Europe’s last great wilderness as the locals do and take part in some traditional arctic activities.

This 4 night / 5 day trip includes:
Full board accommodation
Extended experiences
Book today for only £200pp deposit

Flights From Birmingham

From only £1,599 per adult
Child prices from £1,499

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Kick off your festive season with a holiday in Karesuando on the Snow is Falling four night break. This extended trip allows you more free time to explore the region and add on additional excursions to really make the most of your time in Lapland.  Partake in arctic activities in the snowy wilderness before embarking on a search for Santa Claus on a sleigh pulled by one of his reindeer.


  • Best for: Families with older children
  • Private family meeting with Santa
  • Border Hopping
  • Husky safari
  • Snowmobile safari

Private family meeting with Santa

Small gift for children from Santa

Husky sled safari

Snowmobile safari

Reindeer sleigh ride

Santa's Wishlist

Return flights with in-flight meals

Full-board accommodation

Airport/resort transfers

Loan of thermal suits and boots

Day 1 
Upon landing at Enontekio Airport in the far north of Finnish Lapland you will be directed to your coach for the approximately 55 minute transfer to Karesuando, your base for the duration of your trip. The scenic route takes you through ancient Sami lands of forests and frozen lakes, a picture-perfect journey with the chance of seeing herds of reindeer gathered by the trees. You will collect your thermal suits and boots that will be your protection against the Arctic climate along the way before continuing to your accommodation. Once you have checked into your hotel and settled into your room, there will be a short welcome meeting hosted by your holiday representative who will give you all the information you need for your Lapland break. 

Day 2 
The day begins with a delicious hot breakfast before heading off on your first adventure. The exciting husky experience allows you time to learn a little about these amazing dogs before you board your sled and speed through the frozen countryside pulled along by these amazing animals. This will be followed by a hot lunch, from there, you will be given the opportunity to explore the area or enjoy the snow and make use of the toboggans supplied.

Day 3 
Today is the day you have been waiting for, your search for Santa day will begin a snowmobile safari. This is an adventure loved by adults and children alike and after a short minibus transfer you will begin your adventure. Your thrilling snowmobile expedition will take you along a predetermined route through the forest and snowy countryside driving at a speed that is comfortable for you. Children are pulled in a sleigh behind the guides snowmobile.

Following lunch, it’s time to search for Santa. Cosily tucked into your reindeer sleigh you will meander across the frozen land and through the towering pine trees to Santa’s top secret location – perhaps only special reindeer know the way to his cabin?
Your private meeting will see each child getting a chance to talk to Santa and he will have a small gift for every child.

Day 4 
After breakfast, you will have the day free! You can organise some optional excursions if you wish although we also thoroughly recommend exploring this quaint village which sits half in Finland and half in Sweden. A short snowy stroll will take you to the border and a crossing the road bridge over the Muonio River will see you in Swedish Karesuando and a different time zone. Children love this as they feel they are time travelling!
Lunch will be taken at your hotel and again you will have the afternoon to explore.
One thing you simply must do during your time in Karesuando is look up to the skies because you are situated in a dark sky area where there is little to no light pollution. If the conditions are perfect and the Aurora Borealis makes an appearance this is the place to be but even if they don’t appear the stars shine so much brighter, and you may even spot the MilkyWay!.

Day 5
Waking up in Lapland is an amazing feeling but it’s time to say goodbye to this wonderful land for now!
After a hearty breakfast it’s time to check out of your room before making the most of the time you have left here. You could join an optional excursion, take the time for a last minute photo opportunity in the stunning surroundings of Karesuando or simply make the most of the beautiful deep snow all around you.
After a tasty lunch it’s time to head to the airport and your flight home. It’s time to say ‘Hei Hei’ to Finland!

Please note: For operations reasons itineraries may vary.

Also available as a 2 night break departing from Birmingham, Doncaster-Sheffield, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick and Manchester and as a 3 night break departing from. Bristol, Glasgow and London Gatwick.

Optional Excursions
As well as your included activities, there's a whole programme of optional excursions for you to choose from. These are available for you to add when you book - whether online or over the phone.

Puppy Encounter
Strictly limited numbers are available for this exciting chance to befriend the husky puppies. You are transferred to the husky kennels, where you meet the new puppies and hear stories from real mushers.
£80 Adult  £80 Child - Approx Duration1 Hour
Reindeer Herding
You will visit a reindeer gathering place where you learn about herding and even how to lasso a reindeer. Then venture into the Arctic wilderness on a short safari, drawn through the snow by a reindeer while sitting in a sleigh.
£80 Adult £80 Child - Approx Duration 1.5 Hours 
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in search of the Northern Lights. Based on two adults sharing a snowmobile.**
£105 Adult £105 Child - Approx Duration1 Hour
Ice Fishing by Snowmobile
This is a great trip for all the family. You travel by snowmobile to a nearby popular fishing site where you can try your hand at traditional ice fishing – you just drill a hole in the ice and lower your baited hook into the icy waters below.*
£95 Adult £95 Child - Approx Duration 1.5 Hours 
Northern Lights Husky Safari
Take a night safari on a sled mushing your own team of dogs to a nearby vantage point where, if you are lucky, you may see the Northern Lights evolving in the sky above (a stunning phenomenon which cannot be guaranteed).**
£105 Adult £105 Child - Approx Duration1 Hour
A Night In An Igloo
An extraordinary experience! Inside, the igloo is surprisingly warm and cozy. There is a real bed for a comfortable night's sleep, with a snow surround and covered with reindeer hides.
£130 Overnight per person 

Further Information

  • All excursions include expert guides, equipment and all necessary instruction. On our Northern Lights night safaris, we search for the best viewpoints rather than aim to cover a specific distance.
  • On all safaris, you will be required to share with another person from the group. All prices are per person. All distances and durations are approximate and subject to weather conditions and route on the day.
  • All excursions are subject of minimum numbers and local conditions and are non-refundable. However, you will be automatically refunded the full price paid for your excursion if it doesn't go ahead due to operational reasons.
  • *All Snowmobile activities carry a €980 damage deposit which is payable locally. A valid driving licence must be shown upon arrival.** The ability to drive and control a husky team on longer safaris is determined by physical attributes. Normally, anybody over the age of 18 should be able to handle a dog team comfortably.

Davvi Hotel & Cabins

Warmth is exactly what you will be met with at the Davvi Arctic Lodge, a simple hotel steeped in local charm and character. An open fire blazes in the hotel's cosy lounge, while the warmth of the welcome provided by the staff will soon have your cheeks glowing with pleasure.

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From only £1,599 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Mon, 23 Dec 2024 £1,599 £1,499 Full Board 5 Days Birmingham 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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