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Santa's Aurora

An Unforgettable Lapland Experience
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A little extra magic sprinkled on top. Woosh around on a snowmobile safari and 'mush' your huskies on an extended sled ride. Travel by reindeer and follow the magical glow trail to find Santa and his special Aurora Elf. You’ll dine at a Wilderness Dinner and lay your head in a luxury hotel.

Our Santa’s Aurora package is available to book for 2 or 3 nights. Below is a sample itinerary of what you can expect on our magical 2 night Lapland holiday.

You'll fly into the heart of Lapland, then it's a short coach ride to Saariselkä. It's 200km above the Arctic Circle so it'll feel like you're on another planet. Day 1 Your first glimpse of Lapland You'll fly into the heart of Lapland, then it's a short coach ride to Saariselkä. It's 200km above the Arctic Circle so it'll feel like you're on another planet.
sunset over the Lapland horizon
A warm welcome
As you arrive you’ll fill up on an afternoon tea, plus we'll make sure you're all suited and booted in our complimentary thermal snowsuits. You’ll feel cosy and warm wherever you explore, now it’s time for an adventure.
elves in the snow
Wilderness dinner
In the evening, sit down for your wilderness dinner in a traditional Lappish kota (like a teepee), eating a festive feast next to a crackling open fire.
Reindeer sleigh ride
Reindeer ride
Then, meet your local Sami guide and friendly reindeer for a wonderful sleigh ride through the other-worldly forests of Lapland - you’ve never seen scenery quite like this. Keep warm, cuddled together under the blankets.
It’s time. Follow the elves and travel the same way they do - by husky and reindeer. Can you follow Santa's magical glow trail that he leaves behind wherever he goes to his secret cabin? Day 2 The search for Santa It’s time. Follow the elves and travel the same way they do - by husky and reindeer. Can you follow Santa's magical glow trail that he leaves behind wherever he goes to his secret cabin?
Family posing with huskies
Extra long husky ride
'Mush! Mush!'... is how you’ll be commanding the huskies on your extended sled ride, swooshing through the snow in style. A grown-up will drive while the kids cosy up in the sled, and the huskies race you off into the magical forest.
reindeer sleigh and sami
Local Sami stories in a warm Kota
A Kota is like a Lappish teepee, and it’s just as fun as it sounds. The perfect place to warm up, eat pancakes, drink hot berry juice and be captivated with stories from a local Sami guide.
smiling family fun in snow
Snow and ice activities
It’s not a proper Christmas without playing in the crunchy soft snow. Try kick-sledding, snow-hockey, skidoo rides and more tobogganing. The best bit? Have as many goes as you like.
family being led by sami guide and reindeer
Follow the glow to find Santa
Take your very own reindeer sleigh through the snowy forest. Santa leaves a magical glow trail behind, can you see it? Not far now. When you meet Santa's Aurora Elf you’re nearly there - they are the only one who speaks English instead of Elvish. Then, it’s time. You’ve made it for your private meeting. Santa’s secret cabin… is he in?
sauna with a view
Time to relax
Head back to Saariselkä, it’s time for dinner in your hotel to reminisce and share stories. The rest of the evening is yours for snowy adventures - go tobogganing, explore the villages shops in Saariselkä or book another activity. Keep an eye out for the greatest natural show on earth - the Northern Lights - from the comfort of your room.
Take the chance to explore the snowy, enchanting scenery. Day 3 There's still time for a little more magic Take the chance to explore the snowy, enchanting scenery.
snowmobile ride at sunset
Snowmobile rides
Hop on a thrilling snowmobile through the wintry forests with your family. The grown-ups get to bring out their inner child by having a go at driving, while the kids sit back to take it all in. Don’t forget your driving licence!
husky sled ride through the snow
Traditional Lappish shops
Wander round the village’s shops to see all the hand-made Lappish gifts, clothes, toys and Christmas trinkets. Take a memory home with you.
mum and daughter smiles
Home sweet home
Then it's time to soak up one last look - you might think it was all a dream tomorrow. Say your goodbyes to this magical land, and take a short coach ride back to the airport.

Fancy more snow fun?

All of our experiences are available as 3 night trips with 4 days to experience more magic. Another day in the dreamworld of Lapland, with a host of extraordinary adventures.

Our optional adventures can also be booked on our two night trips. Northern Lights adventures, if pre-booked will usually take place on the first evening. Most other adventures can be booked for the morning on your last day.

  • An extra day for family time in the snow. Husky and reindeer rides, thrilling snowmobiles, a spot of skiing, or a hunt for the Northern Lights. The choice is yours.
    Optional Adventures
  • Northern lights in Lapland
    Northern Lights Adventures
    Hunt for the greatest show on earth, by snowmobile, car or husky.
  • huskies waiting to start sled ride
    Husky Rides
    'Mush' your way through the snow behind the eager huskies you made friends with. Head for a longer trip this time.
  • rudolph the reindeer
    Reindeer Rides
    A tranquil, calming trip through the fresh snow with the animals who get Santa around.
  • snowmobile on the snow
    Snowmobile Trips
    See a part of the world untouched by humans, take a snowmobile into the wilderness with your guide.
  • Explore a little more, make magical memories in this other-worldly wilderness. You're spoilt for choice.
    See for yourself

What's included in Santa's Aurora?

Getting to Lapland
Flights, transfers and half-board accommodation at the Star Arctic Hotel, exclusive to Santa's Aurora.
Activities
A full day of activities including a husky and reindeer ride and a private meeting with Santa.
Snowsuits
We'll provide you with a thermal suit, thermal outdoor boots, woolen socks and thermal mittens to keep warm in snowy Saariselkä.
Amazing trip of a lifetime. Both hotel staff and reps were fantastic, activities were incredible, we all loved it!
Santa's Star Arctic Hotel - Joanne
December 2021

Hotels

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Santa's Star Arctic Hotel
A luxurious spot at the top of the fell, with rooms that make the most of the Northern Lights. Extra special is the glass cabins where you can sleep under the stars.
from £1509 per adult
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The Complete Lapland Package
Flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a fun-filled activity trip and snowsuits are all included.
The Perfect Location
A remote spot in the far north of Finland, 200km above the Arctic Circle among the snowy trees of Saariselkä.
Fly from 14 regional airports
Getting to Lapland has never been easier, with direct flights from around the UK to Ivalo.
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