Santa’s Lapland guarantees you a private family meeting with Santa Claus in his log-cabin home deep in the snow covered forest, complete with cheeky elves, a decorated Christmas tree and log-burning fire. Many other companies have Santa visit the guests’ hotel at dinner where families have to share his attention and he will have no idea of the children’s names let alone have their letters in his hand.
With Santa’s Magic you will enjoy a magical ride through the snowy winter woods to get a real feel for this traditional Lapland experience. Your Sami guide will be happy to tell you the reindeer names and allow you take photographs of him in his native costume. Santa's Aurora, your Reindeer will be a magical journey in search of Santa himself!
The highlight of many people’s visit with Santa’s Lapland – If you book a Santa's Magic break an unforgettable approx. 15-minute ride. Santa's Aurora includes a visit to a working husky farm and approx. 30 minute ride! The sled is drawn by 4 or 5 eager huskies and each parent has the opportunity to drive if they wish, we can provide a driver if you would rather not though (only on Santa's Magic). Children nestle in the sled and the adrenaline-packed ride through the woods and over the snow-covered fells begins. A 2-minute ‘taster’ on a looped track form other operators doesn’t really compare.
We focus on the true spirit of a Lapland Christmas, with our full-length activities held in magical woodland wilderness locations in and around beautiful Saariselkä. Commercial charmless gift-shops and grottos are not what Christmas means to us at Santa’s Lapland and we want you to enjoy the winter wonderland of Lapland to its fullest so our chosen resort of Saariselkä is not full of glitz, bling and glitter but is a traditional and family-friendly village.
Our three and four-diamond hotels with excellent facilities and food, with the option of family apartments or cosy log-cabins, are full of Lapland character and all conveniently situated in the resort. You also have to opportunity to experience the modern and elegant Star Arctic Hotel with our Santa's Aurora Breaks
After 13 years’ experience in specialist Lapland family holidays, we know what a huge difference our dedicated and professional resort team will make in ensuring that your break with us runs magically for all the family! We have more staff per guest than any other tour operator we know of. There will always be someone on hand to answer your questions, help and advise you, interact and play with the children and to assist with any niggles that might arise. We are there to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible and to ensure you leave with family memories to treasure forever.
Our resort of Saariselkä is only 25 minutes from Ivalo Airport so there are no long transfers to eat into your day or to dampen the excitement of your arrival. Small print often hides the transfer time with other companies so make sure you check.