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
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From only £1,599 per adult
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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.
Private family meeting with Santa
Small gift for children from Santa
Husky sled safari
Reindeer sleigh ride
Return flights with in-flight meals
Loan of thermal suits and boots
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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
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
THE HUSKIES, REINDEER, SKIDOOS, SNOW, SANTA... EVERYTHING WAS JUST BRILLIANT
"First of all, this was the best trip we could ever have imagined, and totally exceeded our expectations. For the record, our kids were 10 and 5.
We booked our holiday through SantaClausTrips - a chap called Brian - and we could not be any more delighted that we followed his advice.
There was apparently a complaint from a guest the night before we left that the variety of food was poor, and not enough fresh food was available for the kids.
I mean ... wow! Here we are 140km inside the Arctic Circle, with at least a foot of snow covering everywhere across a rather barren land, and somebody was expecting fresh fruit and caviar!
Enough of the nonsense, this was simply brilliant. Ian, the hotel manager, was the most visible of hotel managers, ever! Sue on reception could not have been more helpful. Our Transun rep - Greta - was warming, friendly and bloody helpful.
We stayed in a log cabin, which as we were told, was small, but warm, comfortable, and all that we needed for a 4-night stay in Wonderland. To be frank, we only used it to snooze and sleep in, oh and have the occasional Sauna, but just the romance of staying in a log cabin in Lapland was great. Our photos are brill.
The excursions that were included in the package ('Sleep in Heavenly Peace' package) were exceptional, and in hindsight, probably all that we needed. We did book up a couple of extra excursions, but with all the fun available at the hotel, anybody looking to book their holiday for 2011 will probably need to strongly consider whether they book additional excursions or not.
Santa was fab. We all tugged his beard, and he was the real Santa. The private family trip to see Santa is the most amazing family moments to treasure, and completely to die for.
The Huskies, the reindeer, the skidoos, the snow, Santa - everything was just brilliant.
From the kid's eyes, this was simply perfect and magical all rolled into a 5 day stay!"
The Findley Family
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.
From only £1,599 per adult
|Mon, 23 Dec 2024
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