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Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip

Fly to the still, white wilderness of Lapland where, as every child knows, a very special person and his elves lives. Full of activity from beginning to end, your family will remember this thrilling Lapland Experience forever. 

This day trip includes:
A 'Search for Santa' experience
A private family meeting with Santa
A snowmobile adventure ride
A Reindeer sleigh ride
A Husky dogs experience

This Lapland holiday has flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Norwich & Teesside

From only £549 per adult
Child prices from £479

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Fly direct to Pajala - gateway to the heart of Swedish Lapland, 80 kilometres beyond the Arctic Circle. Your Lapp hosts dressed in traditional Sami costume will meet you, before you make a short coach journey to "Santa's Home".

On a day full of wonder, take the secret path through the forest to Santa's log cabin, where he'll be waiting to greet each child personally.

Enjoy a magical sleigh ride pulled by reindeer, a husky-drawn 'sledge safari', and a thrilling drive on a high-powered snowmobile.

A two-course lunch is served during the day. Hot drinks will also be available and thermal garments are supplied on arrival. Between activities, there will no doubt be opportunities to have fun in the snow, with toboggan rides, snowball fights and the chance to build a snowman.

Snowmobile Adventure
Holders of full driving licences can take the controls, and will follow prepared tracks across frozen lakes and forest paths. For children under 15, there will be the chance to be pulled along in a sleigh.

Very Limited Availability
Your specially chartered flight will be the only 'Santa' flight to Pajala on this day, and numbers are strictly limited so that there will be time to experience all that the Pajala centre has to offer.

What Makes this a Unique Experience?

  • One aircraft in the resort that day resulting in limited numbers 
  • Smaller groups doing each activity
  • Longer activities than a standard Lapland Day Trip
  • Very short transfer from Airport (about 7-10mins)
  • Extremely remote location with few local inhabitants and stunning scenery

Best for

  • Small and non commercial location
  • Only Flight to Pajala that Day
  • Departs from Local Airports
  • Smaller numbers on activities
  • They take Sterling in the gift shop

The following is included with this trip:

  • A 'Search for Santa' experience
  • A private family meeting with Santa
  • A token gift for every child
  • A snowmobile adventure ride
  • A Reindeer sleigh ride
  • A Husky dogs experience
  • Tobogganing, snowballing and snowman-making
  • A two-course Lappish lunch
  • Thermal clothing
  • Hot drinks
  • Return flights to Pajala in Lapland
  • Return transfers from the airport to Santa's village
  • In-flight catering

"The outfit was so rural and honest that it made the whole day so interesting. I rather thought the venue was going to be a theme park on ice but nothing could have been further from that misconception. It was an eye opener to local people being so hospitable and genuine that I felt we had experienced something rather unique and special. I do hope the destination keeps this up and doesn't become too commercialised"

"We had a wonderful 'Santa Experience' yesterday and our party of 10 all came back exhausted, but having had a fantastic time"

"Will definitely be travelling with you again. Another couple of years and it may be my new grandson and I!"

Brian our Lapland expert travelled to Pajala on this day trip on the 6th of December 2014, here is what he thought.

“The day started really early at Gatwick Airport for the check-in of the Santa Flight to the remote location of Pajala. To say that I wasn't excited would be a complete lie.. I couldn't wait.

Once I was on board the Santa Flight the fun began by a really festive cabin crew who had exchanged their normal crew hats for lovely Santa Hats. They were polite, efficient and fun.

After take-off and the inflight meal service the holiday reps took control of the public address system and the Santa Sing along began and the children all received colouring packs with chocolate coins.

On landing in Pajala we were all asked to remain seated whilst the ground staff brought the terminal coaches to the aircraft. Only 40 passengers were allowed to depart from the aircraft at a time. This was extremely good idea as is stopped congestion at chocolate box airport of Pajala and also when we arrived (after the 7 minute transfer) at the Location for the Thermal Suit and Boot pick-up. (I have to say this was incredibly efficient and went like a dream)

Our group were given Green Bibs and this was to be our Activity Group starting first with our Search for Santa and Reindeer rides. (The other groups arrived and were allocated different colours and start points).

The search for Santa involved a long walk along a magically lit path, over a bridge and into the woods. Just before the Private Santa Meeting we were greeted by a friendly helper with hot berry juice and gingerbread biscuits. He then made sure that each family was granted a private meeting with the “Big Man” Santa.

Santa was in the his little hut in a small clearing in the woods. He was dressed in his traditional red, white and black suit with small traditional glasses and a beard as white as the snow outside.
I was not rushed in or out of the cabin, there was plenty of time for photos and a quick chat about my wish list.

On exiting the cabin I was shown to another clearing where I boarded a snowmobile train for a high speed journey from Santa's Cabin to the Activity Area.

My next stop was to the reindeer run. (It was getting colder…..) our small party (no more than 10 of us at this point) huddled for warmth in the warming hut, which was heated by a roaring log fire. After only a 5 minute or so wait we were invited to board our reindeer sleigh and the gentle journey began round the woodland of the Arctic area. This ride lasted a good 10-12 minutes and was a good opportunity to take in the stunning views of the totally non-commercial location.

By the time we arrived back from the Reindeer Run it was lunch time.

Lunch was served in the Red building in the centre of the Arctic Area. It was basic meatballs and mash just what you needed to warm you up from the arctic chill of outside!

After Lunch I made my way to the Husky area. The dogs certainly know how to bark!! Happy Barks at that as well as they were all very eager to pull my sledge round the frozen marsh in the dwindling light with just the light from the moon and the beam of our mushers head torch. Amazing!  So much so I went again!

After a quick hot berry stop at the Kota Tepee it was time for the snowmobile ride. After a safety briefing and being issued with my crash helmet, it was time to drive my own snowmobile around the frozen lake. This was a good journey again not just a quick 2 minutes.

Once I had done all the activities I was free to roam and as long as everyone else had had their time on the activity, I could have another turn.

There was also a mound of iced snow and plenty of sledges available for the children to toboggan down.

After a quick look around the not too expensive gift shop and a reasonably priced hot coffee, it was time for the coach to take us back to the airport where our flight returned to Gatwick the a bunch of Happy but Exhausted passengers.”

"If I were to be asked if it was worth the money the answer would be a definite YES!!"

Brian Laurie, Lapland Santa's Experience Day Trip 2014

All the pictures of this day trip on our website are from Brian's trip in 2014.

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