3 Day Breaks

Santa's magic

Includes a snowmobile search for Santa’s home, a PRIVATE family meeting with the ‘real’ Santa Claus and much more!

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4 Day Breaks

Santa’s spectacular

All the incredible fun of the 3 day trip PLUS an extra day to enjoy a host of exciting Optional Adventures.

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Optional Extras

Add more magic to your trip.

Northern Lights Adventure

Saving £20 each on normal prices in resort!

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, ideal for viewing the skies above whilst your guide talks about the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and the myths behind it before returning to Saariselkä.

2 Hours

Snowmobile driving for 1 hour, 30 minute midway stop for hot berry juice, cookies and a story.

Adults £83 (2 passenger share, 1 adult £105), Children (4-11 yrs) £65

Rudolph’s Reindeer Run

Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

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.

1 - 1.5 hours

Sleigh ride is 30 minutes

Adults £87, Children (2-11yrs) £67

Husky Heaven

Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

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.

2 Hours

Husky driving time is 30 minutes

Adults £94, Children (2-11 yrs) £72

Snowmobile Safari

Saving £20 each on normal prices in resort!

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.

1- 1½ hours

Snowmobile ride time is 45 minutes –
Finish with a drink of hot berry juice

Adults £65, Children (4-11 yrs) £54, Adult sole driver £94

Adult Snowmobile Safari

Saving £10 each on normal prices in resort!

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 guide can make a fire, but most groups wish to continue and choose to have a shorter stop and more time on the snowmobiles.

2 hours

Snowmobile ride time is between 1- 1½ hours

Adults £83, Adult sole driver £109

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.)

2 hour session

Includes equipment hire and lift pass

Add tuition with private instructor
(90 minutes): 1 person £43, 2 persons £29pp, 3+ persons £22pp

Adults £49, Children (6-12 yrs) £39, Under 6 yrs £29

Snow-Shoeing

Free use of snow-shoes for guests booking Santa's Hotel Riekonlinna

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.

1 hour

Shoe-shoeing time 30 minutes

Adults £29, Children (6-11yrs) £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 guide 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 with your guide.

1 Hours

Cross-Country Skiing Time 30 minutes

Adults £32, Children (6-11 yrs) £21

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 book a Northern Lights Adventure 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). If you book a third Optional adventure this will take place on the morning of your Search for Santa day

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’. If you are a big thrill seeker and would like to book even more there are options to do an optional adventure on the morning of your search for Santa day as well.

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.