The Best Time to See The Northern Lights

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Search for Northern Lights in Santa’s Lapland

The Best Time to See the Northern Lights

Welcome sky gazers and starry-eyed explorers. Are you ready to learn about one of the most magical shows in the night sky?

Northern lights in Lapland

We’re talking about the Northern Lights, the sky’s very own kaleidoscope. These are nature’s disco lights, painting the sky with colours that’ll have you wide-eyed and saying, ‘Is this even real?’


When Is The Best Time to See The Northern Lights?

The best time to see them is from November to March, however, there are no guarantees on a cloudy day. Our trips run from late November to December, the prime time to catch a glimpse of this stunning display.

aurora borealis in Lapland

Why Saariselkä is Super Special

With Santa's Lapland, your journey takes you 200 kilometres beyond the Arctic Circle to the village of Saariselkä, a prime spot for this celestial spectacle.

northern lights in the forest

The dark sky above us starts to twinkle and sway with beautiful, shimmering lights. It's like watching the night sky put on a magical show just for you.

During your stay in this winter wonderland, keep your fingers crossed, because you might just be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights in their full, breathtaking glory.


What Are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are like a big, colourful light show in the sky. They happen way up high, over 100 kilometres above the Earth! When tiny bits from the sun meet our planet's air, they light up and create this amazing show.


Fun Facts About the Northern Lights

  • You can see them about 200 nights a year in Lapland. That's a lot of chances to see them!
  • The most common colour of the Northern Lights is green, but if you're super lucky, you might see red ones, which are very rare.
  • It gets really cold on clear nights when you can see the Northern Lights, so make sure to wear your warmest snowsuit!


Join Us in Santa’s Lapland for Northern Lights Adventures

In Santa's Lapland, we have lots of fun ways to search for the Northern Lights:

  • By Snowmobile: Imagine gliding across the snow on a thrilling snowmobile ride, looking for the Northern Lights with your guide.
  • By Car: Hop in a coach or minibus, and our driver will take you to the best spots to see the lights.
  • By Husky Sled: Ride on a sled pulled by huskies in search of the Aurora Borealis. It's like being in a winter wonderland movie!
    There are many different ways to experience the Aurora Borealis and discover our Northern Lights adventures.


A Magical Christmas in Lapland

Santa's Lapland is not just about searching the Northern Lights; it's about experiencing the magic of Christmas in a winter wonderland. We have everything ready for you, from flights and cosy places to stay, to fun activities and snowsuits. 

family running through the snow

So, are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags, put on your warmest clothes, and join us in Santa's Lapland for a magical time under the Northern Lights.

It's going to be an adventure you'll never forget.

Discover our Santa's Lapland experiences

  • family in thermal suits
Santas Magic
Experience the magic of Lapland, choose between five great hotels to sleep in before heading off to meet Santa and his elves. Revel in a Sleigh Barn show, a Festive Dinner, and see the elves perform in a magical igloo. Follow Santa's glow trail he's left behind by a snowmobile sleigh for your private meeting with Santa.
from £1389 per adult
  • sunset over the Star Arctic Hotel
Santas Aurora
With a bit of luxury sprinkled on top, sleep under the Northern Lights and enjoy a Wilderness Dinner experience. Whoosh around on a snowmobile safari, step into Santa's Elves Workshop and enjoy an extended husky sled ride at our exclusive activity centre. Travel by reindeer sleigh, following Santa's glow trail for your private meeting with Santa and his Aurora Elf.
from £1869 per adult


It's time to book your trip to Lapland and we can't wait for your arrival. Whether you're booking online or giving our Christmas helpers a call on 01483 791 945, we're just as excited as you are for your magical journey to begin!

No one knows how to make Christmas more magical

The Complete Lapland Package

Flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a fun-filled activity trip and snowsuits are all included.

Snow Guarantee

Seeing Lapland in the snow is all part of the experience, so if we decide that there’s not enough snow, you can change your travel dates, within the same season, or get a full refund.

Price Match Promise

If you are yet to book, and you find your Santa’s Lapland holiday cheaper elsewhere, we’ll price match it.

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  • ABTA/ATOL protected
  • Experts in Lapland for over 15 years
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