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See your children's faces light up with wonder when they meet Santa in an Exclusive Private Family Meeting in his hideaway log-cabin home on this 3 night break. Drive your own husky sled, meet your reindeer and take a wonderful ride across the snow. Enjoy a host of activities such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding, tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children, and tobogganing.

Prices shown for this trip include Half Board

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome

Meals included - Welcome Dinner

  • After crossing the Arctic Circle, the first photo opportunity comes as you and your family are greeted at Ivalo Airport by one of my team of reindeer with its Sami handler. One or two of my 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 my little log-cabin home through the forests bordering the road.
  • On arrival in Saariselkä my 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 my free toboggans from wherever you stay.
  • A wonderful first night dinner sets the scene for tomorrow’s adventures, whilst those in my Christmas Cabins enjoy a tasty home-cooked family meal!

Day 2 – Adventure Day

Meals included - Breakfast and Dinner

  • This extra day on my 4-day ‘Santa’s Spectacular’ break will normally be your second day, and gives you the chance to start building up the excitement, with your choice of my fantastic Optional Adventures And don’t forget that early bookings can save £££’s with my 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 my 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 my 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!

Day 3 – Search for Santa Day

Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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    Your ultimate Christmas adventure begins when my 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 my prices!
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • NEW My Elves and Igloo Fantasia is hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with my Elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting my Artistic Igloo and admiring the magnificent ice sculptures and enjoying a drink in my ice bar (Local charges apply).
  • Meet my very special Huskies and Reindeer in My 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 me in my hideaway log-cabin home. Experience your exclusive private family meeting with me and my elfin helpers will be on hand to make you welcome and ensure there is truly festive magic in the air!
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  • 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, finish the day with a wonderful Gala Dinner. In my 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 – Grand Finale

Meals included - Breakfast

  • Time for more fun, making the most of your time in Lapland to thrill to another exciting adventure, whether pre-booked in the UK or chosen locally from my 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.
  • My 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!

Santa's Lapland Video

Watch this brilliant video made by a previous guest on the Santa's Lapland trip to Saariselkä

Food Details


* Guests staying at the Hotel Kieppi will eat evening meals at the Hotel Tunturi (a short walk away).

* Guests staying at the Tunturi, Kieppi and Holiday Club will have Gala Dinner in Santa's Private Restaurant in Tunturi with Children's entertainment.


Please note: For operational reasons, itineraries may vary.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Holiday Club

Hotel Holiday Club

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snowflake Superb swimming-pool with 2 jacuzzis, water-slide, waves, water chutes, an upstream river, children’s pool & pool bar snowflake Free use of toboggans
snowflake Hot and cold buffet breakfast
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snowflake Spa centre for massages, health and beauty treatments (local charge)
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Hotel Holiday Club

Hotel Holiday Club

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This superb hotel has everything a family could wish for on a perfect Lapland break and is an established favourite with Santa’s Lapland guests. The exciting indoor pool with its waves and chutes will keep the children amused for hours, and parents can watch from the comfort of the pool bar.

The evening meal can be enjoyed from 5-8pm in the atmospheric
dining-room and is generally buffet style, with flexible timings allowing you to choose whether to eat together as a family, or get tired children earlier to bed, before enjoying an adult-only dinner later on.

The hotel’s main bar area has open log fires and comfy lounge seating, making this the perfect spot to relax over a pre or post-dinner drink.

Combined with the convenient choice of family rooms, suites and apartments, and the superb pool area, the Holiday Club makes an excellent choice for your Lapland break.

Type A Family Bedrooms sleep 2-4 – with twin beds and a double sofa bed, and all have private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV and hair-dryer, mini-bar, and bathrobes for adults.

Type B Family Suites sleep 5-6 – as above but more spacious; the twin beds can be partitioned off from the lounge where there is a double sofa bed and two extra single sofa beds. Each suite also has its own sauna.

Family Apartments are also available as follows, located a maximum of 400m from the main hotel, with extra space for you to spread out. All meals are taken in the main hotel.Holiday Club Log cabin Apartment

Type C Apartments sleep 3-4 – .One twin bedroom , lounge/kitchenette with double sofa bed, private en suite shower, private sauna, wc, satellite TV and hair-dryer.

Type D Apartments sleep 5-6 – As Type C above but larger with extra twin bedroom.

Type E Log Cabin Apartments sleep 5-6 – In traditional Finnish style with one twin bedroom, dining area/kitchenette and shower/wc & sauna downstairs. mezzanine loft area upstairs, with double sofa-bed, TV with DVD, and further twin room (under eaves).

Type F Apartments sleep 6-8 – Three twin bedrooms and two guests sleeping in the lounge area.

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Hotel Riekonlinna

Hotel Riekonlinna

 

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snowflake Choice of family rooms, suites and apartments available, most of which offer private sauna snowflake Hot and cold buffet breakfast
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hotel Riekonlinna

The Riekonlinna is very popular with Santa’s Lapland guests to Lapland. Its a well-appointed hotel with an excellent range of facilities and a reputation for wonderful food.

A favourite feature is the Northern Lights Lounge, which offers big squishy sofas looking out to the northern skies through huge, wall-to-wall panoramic windows, so you can watch for the Aurora Borealis in warmth and comfort!

Children meanwhile will probably be more interested in the play area and the hotel’s toboggans, provided free of charge for use by guests.

The Riekonlinna offers a range of family rooms, suites and stylish, well appointed new family apartments set in the woods behind the main hotel building, approx. one minute's walk away. All sofa-bedsaer suitable for two children under 10 or one older child or adult.

Type A Bedrooms sleep 2-4
– comfortable bedrooms with twin beds and, for families, a sofa-bed suitable for two children under 10 or one older child or adult. All rooms have private en suite shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

Type B Family Suites sleep 4 – Twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed or two single sofa-beds sharing private sauna, shower, wc, balcony, minibar, TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. (One suite has a bath rather than a shower, but no sauna).
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Type C Family Suites sleep 4-5 – two interconnecting type A rooms, one with private sauna, and each with own shower, wc, balcony, TV, minibar tea/coffee making facilitiesand hairdryer.

Family Apartments are also available as follows, located a maximum of 100m from the main hotel, with extra space for you to spread out. All meals are taken in the main hotel.

Type D Family Apartments sleep 3-4 - twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed sharing private sauna, shower, wc, balcony, TV, hairdryer and kitchenette.

Type E Family Apartments sleep 5-6 – as Type D with an extra twin bedroom.

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Hotel Kieppi

Hotel Kieppi


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Central village location opposite Hotel Holiday Club’s leisure centre complex

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snowflake Family rooms and suites all with cable TV and tea & coffee making facilities snowflake Hot and cold buffet breakfast
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Hotel Kieppi
If you are looking for a smaller hotel, offering excellent value for money, then I suggest the Hotel Kieppi. It is built in the Finnish style and is located in the centre of Saäriselka, just opposite the pool and spa at the Hotel Holiday Club. It is well known for its friendly informal atmosphere and welcoming staff.


The main building houses its cosy lounge, bar, restaurant and saunas, with the bedrooms located in four smaller cabins just 10m away.

Type A Bedrooms sleep 2-3 – with twin beds and a single put-up-bed (suitable for under 12s), private en suite shower, wc, cable TV, radio, telephone and fridge.

Type B Family Suites sleep 4-6 – Two type A bedrooms with an interconnecting door.

Type C Family Suites sleep 4-5 – Twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofabed and single put-up-bed (suitable for under 12s), sharing private bath (or shower & sauna), wc, cable TV, radio, telephone and fridge.

Type D Family Suites sleep 4-6 – Two type A bedrooms adjacent or opposite.

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Hotel Tunturi

Hotel Tunturi

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Attractive and comfortable hotel

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snowflake Reception lounge area and cosy lounge bar snowflakeSmall children's play area
snowflake Choice of family hotel rooms and family suites with private sauna snowflake Half board option includes excellent 3-course buffet-style evening meals, with choices, with a special Gala Buffet Dinner on your last night.
snowflake Luxury Gielas wing offering superb family bedrooms, all with private bath/wc, sauna & balcony

Hotel Tunturi

Chosen for its reknown friendly service and excellent food, the Tunturi is a unique, well-designed hotel featuring a main central building as its focal point, including the reception, restaurant and bar, where musical entertainment is on offer every evening.

The well established, comfortable accommodation buildings are set in a charming wooded area near the cross-country ski trails, within easy 2-3 minute walk of the main Tunturi building.

There is a super range of family rooms with 3 and 5 bedrooms available on rewuest, Most room types have a private sauna, and whilst all the bedrooms are comfortable, the Family suites offer that extra bit of space in which to spread out.

Type A Bedrooms sleep 2-4 – with twin beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children) private en suite shower, wc, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa making facilities.

Type B Family Suites sleep 3-4 – Twin bedroom and separate lounge with double sofa-bed sharing private sauna/shower/wc, minibar, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa making facilities.

Type C Family Suites sleep 5-6 – Two twin bedrooms and separate lounge with double sofa-bed sharing private sauna/shower/wc, further separate wc, minibar, hairdryer and tea/coffee/cocoa making facilities. These suites may be on two levels withinternal staircases with stair gates.

The hotel's impressive new 'Geilas' wing, opened in November 2008, this new wing provides the highest standards in Saariselkä, and is just 2-3 minutes walk from the main Tunturi building. The Geilas offers spacious and stylish family rooms plus a small range of boutiques.

Geilas Type D Family Bedrooms sleep 2-4 - two single beds and a double sofa-bed, (suitable for one adult or two children), private en-suite bath/shower, wc, sauna, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, and tea/coffee/cocoa-making facilities.

Geilas Type E Family bedrooms sleep 3-4 - as type D, but more spacious

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Santa's Christmas Cabins

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Christmas Tree in the lounge to set the festive mood.

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3-course evening meals for all the family to share plus after-dinner coffer and chocolates.

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Open log fire to warm you after exciting outdoor activities.

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Complimentary wine with evening meals (1 bottle per couple each evening), and soft drinks for children.

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Sauna - the favoutite Finnish way to relax

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A Festive Dinner on your last evening with traditional crackers and a delicious special meal to celebrate your day in style.

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Substantial daily breakfast - including cereals, porridge, boiled eggs, local bread with cold meats, cheeses and preserves, youghurt, fresh fruit, tes, coffee and fruit juice.

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Cosy lounge with TV and stereo

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Lunch included on 'Search for Santa' Day.

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Free use of toboggans

 

A dedicated host has been selected from Santa's special helpes to host each cabin, The host will cook and cleanfor you each day, lay the log fire, and help create a warm welcoming atmosphere.
The living rooms all have Christmes decorations in place, and each has its own Christmas tree too.

The informality and friendly camaradie of a cabin makes a holiday with children relaxed and stree-free. You can unwind in front of the log fire, enjoy a fragrant Finnish sauna, let the children pas abour in their PJ's and soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Lapland experience.

Santa's Christmas Cabins are all run on a family-friendly basis, so naturally they are all non-smoking.

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Optional Extras

Optional Extras

My wonderful trips already include a whole host of fantastic adventures and activities, but there’s always time for more. The following optional activities are available during your short break at additional cost.

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
- Snowmobile ride time is 45 minutes - Finish with a drink of hot berry juice
Adults (2 sharing) 83 pp/ Adults (1 person Snowmobile) 105 pp / Children 4-11 years 54
Please confirm price as there are family prices available

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

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 
Adults 87 / Children 2-11 years 67
Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

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
Adults 83 (2 passengers sharing), 1 adult 105) / Children 4-11 years 65
Saving £20 each on normal prices in resort!

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
Adults 94 / Children 2-11 years 72
Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

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
Adults 32 / Child 6-11years 21

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
Adults 32 / Child 6-11 years 21

Downhill Skiing

Saariselkä’s ski-slopes are ideal for beginners, or for intermediates wanting a quick ‘blast’! (Only available on my Santa Spectacular 4-day breaks.)
A two hour session
- Includes equipment-hire and lift-pass
Adults 54 / Children 6-12 years 43 / Children under 6 32
Tuition – 90 minutes with private instructor / 1 person 47 / 2 persons 32pp / 3+ persons 24pp

Dates and times

My helpers will not normally pre-arrange any Optional Lapland Adventures for your arrival afternoon or evening, in order to allow you time to settle in, get your bearings and perhaps go tobogganing or explore the resort together, but on subsequent days there is time to enjoy extra activities, as per the guidelines shown below.

Santa’s Magic 3-day breaks:If you pre-book your Northern Lights Adventure then it takes place on the first evening or if you book in Lapland then it takes place on the second evening. On your final morning you could enjoy one of the other adventures shown on these pages (except downhill skiing).

Santa’s Spectacular 4-day breaks: There is ample time on the ‘Adventure Day’ for an optional extra adventure both morning and afternoon, and another if you wish on the morning of your last day. The Northern Lights Adventure usually takes place on the evening of your ‘Adventure Day’.

All prices and durations shown include transport to and from wherever you are staying (except downhill skiing). All details regarding exact timings will be confirmed to you on arrival in your resort.



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