My wonderful trips already include a whole host of fantastic adventures and activities, but there’s always time for more, especially with the extra ‘Adventures Day’ on my Santa’s Spectacular 4-day breaks. Choose from my selection here to make the absolute…

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Lapland Adventures

My wonderful trips already include a whole host of fantastic adventures and activities, but there’s always time for more, especially with the extra ‘Adventures Day’ on my Santa’s Spectacular 4-day breaks.

Choose from my selection here to make the absolute most of your trip and I would recommend booking in the UK in advance for extra savings and to make sure you don’t miss out on…

Snowmobile Safari

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 £59 / Children 4-11 years £49 / Saving £20 each on normal prices in resort!

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

Adult-only Safari £75 (min 2 passengers, 1 adult £99) Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

Tobogganing

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 

Adults £79 / Children 2-11 years £61 / Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

Northern Lights Adventure

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 £75 (min 2 passengers, 1 adult £95) / Children 4-11 years £59 / Saving £20 each on normal prices in resort!

Husky Heaven

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 £85 / Children 2-11 years £65 / Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

Downhill Skiing

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 £49 / Children 6-12 years £39 / Children under 6 £29 / Tuition – 90 minutes with private instructor / 1 person £43 / 2 persons £29pp / 3+ persons £22pp

Snow-shoeing orCross-country skiing

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 £29 / Child 6-11years £19

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 £29 / Child 6-11 years £19

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 to the right.

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. Please note that Santa’s Lapland acts as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. Please see Booking Conditions for further important information.

My Special Lapland Check-List

Items to check
What I offer
What some other companies offer
Meeting Santa Guaranteed Private Family Meeting In a large group
Reindeer sleigh ride 7-10 minute ride in the snowy woods A 2-minute 'taster' ride
Husky sled-ride 15-minute ride driving yourselves 2-minutes around a small loop
Snowmobile sleigh-ride Included for everybody Not included
My Elves and Igloo Fantasia Fun and Games with my Elves in my Igloo Not included
My Artistic Igloo Admire my Elves ice sculptures and enjoy a drink Not included
The resort The magical, natural spirit of Lapland Commercialised and busy
Places to stay The best hotels and Christmas cabins Business hotels
Resort helpers My own helpers and Rangers Limited help or just agents
Child reductions FREE places and low low prices Small, token reductions
Airport Transfers Short 25-minute coach-ride Up to 3 hours in some cases!

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