What is Midsummer?
Midsummer is a main national holiday in Finland. It is a celebration of the start of summer and the midnight sun.
Includes a snowmobile search for Santa’s home, a PRIVATE family meeting with the ‘real’ Santa Claus and much more!
Midsummer is a main national holiday in Finland. It is a celebration of the start of summer and the midnight sun.
Santa's Summer Snacks Part 6! We would like to present our yummy nutty granola bars. With only five ingredients, our granola bars are simple to make, healthy and delicious, meaning they are the perfect afternoon treat!
Santa's Summer Snacks Part 5! We would like to present Comet's Cornflake Cakes - a simple, but delicious (and extra chocolately) recipe for the whole family to enjoy!
Santa's Summer Snacks Part 4! We would like to present our Northern Lights Bites - recreate the magic of the Northern lights with this chocolatey delight!
Santa's Summer Snacks Part 3! We would like to present Santa's Summer S'mores - a summery, but simple take on a tasty campfire favourite!
We would like to present Santa's Summer Smoothie - a delicious and nutritious smoothie to keep you cool, hydrated and satisfied during the warm Spring and Summer months. With the festive flavours of hazelnut and nutmeg, you can close your eyes, put your feet up and dream of Santa's Lapland!
Here a a few of Santa's favourite selfies from guests and elves alike! Thank you to all those who took the time to send them in!
We would like to present 'Santa's Summer Snacks' - a video series that will show you and the children how to make quick and easy, but super tasty treats that the whole family will LOVE!
‘Husky’ is a generalised term for sled dogs used in northern regions. They are not a specific breed of dog, but an ever-evolving cross-breed of the fastest dogs, meaning that they don’t necessarily look like a specific breed of dog, but a mixture of many!
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for a magical adventure to Santa's Lapland in 2016! We received so many photos and videos of excited children finding out that they were going to meet Santa, that we thought it would be appropriate to collate some of your 'reveals', so that we can reminisce and revel in the magic of Santa :)
Check out our top 10 #SantasLaplandPhotoComp entries. The photo with the most likes by the 29th of January 2017 will be the winning entry, so get liking!!
Get your camera's ready! Introducing the Santa's Lapland Photo Competition!
We know that you will have a fabulous time in Santa's Lapland, but Nokki the elf is here to ensure you make the most of your short trip with us!
Christmas Magic is in abundance in Santa’s Lapland! Our cheeky Elves are ready to make sure you all have permanent smiles on your faces! Santa and I know that you will have the best time.
Get to know my Reindeer even better this winter with my brand new Reindeer Centre!
Everyone has heard so much about Santa and his famous Reindeer. But how much do you really know about his team of trusty steeds???
Make the most of your trip and learn about is going on in the night-sky above you!
There is so much you probably don't know about my Elves... So here is your chance to know a little more!
Have a look at my favourite recipes which can be made at any time of year to keep the Christmas spirit going!
A favourite recipe of Mrs Claus, this recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate offers a Christmas themed summer treat!
Santa’s Lapland is not only magical but also beautiful! In between your Search for Santa and games with our mischievous elves, keep an eye out for these critters…
Need to warm up those fingers and toes? A little bit peckish but not quite ready for lunch yet? Then head over to our traditional ‘Sami Pancake Kota’ at the Arctic Circle Centre!
The food here in Lapland is hearty and based on seasonal and foraged items like berries, wild game, reindeer and fish. We also make delicious sausages, flatbread and mince pies – although these are harder to come by.
We’re looking forward to being part of Ideal Home Show at Christmas in a couple of weeks time – 25th to 29th November at Olympia in London.
The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are one of nature’s greatest visual spectacles and viewing this wonder is a very special experience. Capturing a picture of the Northern Lights for prosperity is surely an ambition of everyone lucky enough to witness them.
Hi everyone! Hope you’re getting excited as Christmas nears! I thought it would be useful to let you know what to expect when you arrive in Saariselkä on a magical trip with us.
When visiting me in Lapland, I want to make your journey as simple and convenient as possible. For 2016, there are more departures than ever before and you can now fly direct from 19 local airports!
Just before bed, a Christmas book can be a magical way to calm excited children (and elves) so they can visit the land of nod! Here are some of our favourites, perfect for the lead up to the big day and to fill everyone with the Spirit of Christmas. Grab some milk and biscuits and read together!
Your thermal suits are a key item in your Santa’s Lapland inclusions. Think of a snug, outdoor onesie!
Seeing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis as they are officially known, is a must-do on bucket lists all around the world.
2015 offer: Hi! News just in! Normally free child places are on selected Santa’s Magic 2 night/3 day breaks, but now they’re all available on our Santa’s Spectacular 3 night/4 day break from Exeter too!
Just a quick reminder that we still have a limited number of free child places available for ‘Santa’s Magic’ 3-day breaks this Christmas!
A magical trip to Lapland to meet Santa is truly the experience of a life time. Make sure you and your family make the most of your trip with our handy tips:
Part of what makes your stay really special are the magical activities in Lapland that are included in your fun-packed itinerary.
When it comes to furry friends, Lapland isn’t all about reindeer!
Christmas is not quite upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead to the busy festive period. Occupying children’s time is fast-becoming that little bit easier, thanks to many applications that are available to download across the Apple and Android stores.
If you are unable to visit me this year, why not book ahead! Simply call one of my little helpers on 01483 791945 and book as my 2015 departures are now available, starting from 27th November 2015!
Mrs Claus is pleased to present this sample menu of delicious treats – these are the kind of dishes you can expect to enjoy if staying in one of Santa’s Christmas Cabins! It’s never too early to look forward to Christmas food!
We’ve been investigating how other countries celebrate Christmas, and have discovered lots of fun facts to share. Maybe you’ll be introducing some of these cultural, Christmas traditions to your celebrations this year?!
Christmas films certainly make the run-up to that special time of the year enjoyable. Tell us which are your favourite Christmas films!
What an amazing time you’ll have in Santa’s Lapland! When you get into resort you will be provided with a thermal onesie, thermal outdoor boots, a pair of woollen socks and thermal mittens. But for the ulitmate Lapland look, you’ll need…
Arriving in Lapland and seeing the most beautiful frozen landscapes, picturesque log cabins and tucking into Finnish cuisine appeared to be the most magical experience of my life. Little did I know, it could only get better!
Having spent two weeks in the beautiful resort of Saariselka, Lapland, I have been enticed by the sparkling fairy lights draped tastefully over snow covered pine trees...
Ever wondered why Christmas is better in Lapland? Here’s 10 reasons for starters….
We’ve discovered some brilliant games and activities to get you going, and they’re not just for Christmas!
After allowing myself a short rest at the end of last year, I’ve been busy designing amazing news toys with the help of Mrs. Claus and the elves.
Rudolph’s been on holiday! The cheeky little reindeer has left the hard work to everyone else while he’s been sunning himself abroad…
We have some new Christmas cabins and below you can see what is available. Check below to see when you can get your magical break booked up!
As Santa is so busy, I like to spend my time in the kitchen making him delicious treats that he can enjoy when he take his boots off after a hard day’s work.
Hello everybody, it is so wonderful to finally have a chance to speak to you all, and only 34 sleeps until Christmas!
Hi, my name is Hannes and I love running and jumping and pulling and mushing, which is basically the same as running, and cuddling and panting and rolling…and RUNNING!
Hi! My name is Nokki (well Nokkela, but pleeeaaaase don’t call me that – only Mrs Claus calls me Nokkela when I’m being cheeky) and I am the only Elf in Lapland.
Autumn is truly here and Christmas is just around the corner. I am getting busier and busier preparing for the festive holiday.
Christmas is just around the corner and here in Lapland we’re getting incredibly busy.
The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) are truly a magical experience you may get to witness when visiting me in Lapland. The whole sky lights up in a spectacular colourful dance and leaves everyone around it breathless.
In my humble opinion, Christmas is the best time of year – all the pine trees in Saariselkä are blanketed with snow, the elves are hard at work in the toy workshop and Mrs Claus is busy helping me with my preparations for the Big Day.
Being Santa Claus, naturally I love Christmas and everything that comes with it. I love all the preparations, the gift making, all the delicious food, the ambience and the white glistering snow. In my house in Saariselkä it’s more or less always Christmassy.
Come and visit me in Lapland from Bristol Airport and you can park your car for free* at the airport!
From over 4000 entries my elves have a managed to pick one lucky winner, and the winner is……..
Enter my simple competition and you could win an amazing Lapland Holiday for your family to my magical homeland way up north in the snowy Arctic Circle!
Can you believe it – as of this week, it’s less than six months to Christmas! Like my sleigh, time definitely flies! Up here in Lapland, this means that’s it’s time for the real work to begin.
Today is a very special day (not as special as Christmas Day, of course!), but do you know why?
Every Christmas I have to pack a lot of parcels onto my sleigh – cramming in presents for all you good boys and girls around the world is a logistical challenge.
I recently asked you to share your most memorable Christmas photos for a chance to win a family-friendly Christmas DVD starring me, Santa.
One of the wonderful things about my home in Lapland is being so close to the Northern Lights. Mrs Claus and I often take a walk in the forest after dinner and gaze up at the wonderful colours and patterns in the sky.
My elves tell me it’s half-term school holidays in the UK – what a treat! – and you might be looking for things to do with the children this week.
After this week’s tips for saving and sharing family photos, it’s high time for a jolly competition – after all, giving away presents is my favourite pastime!
Little ones grow so quickly, meaning it’s extra important to capture magical moments like holidays, family gatherings and Christmas!
In order to make the hottest gifts and gadgets each Christmas, my elves like to stay up-to-date with new technology.
As it’s nearly the May bank holiday, I know many of you will be enjoying the spare time with your families. While often reserved for Christmas and the school holidays, making crafts together can make the day fly by no matter the time of year!
Spending time with children opens your eyes to the power of new experiences – seeing a child’s wonder as they encounter something new is so powerful!
Many children write to Santa with questions and Christmas wishes – today, he answers a common question.
Anyone with an iphone or ipad will undoubtedly have heard of the Angry Birds game that has proved to be so popular that there is even talk about an Angry Birds film. What many people don’t know is that the game was created by a computer game developed called Rovio Entertainment based in Finland.
Lapland is famous for its cute and majestic animal residents – which is one of the reasons Mrs Claus and I love living here in Saariselkä!
Whilst everyone that comes to Lapland gets to have a private meeting with me in my Log Cabin home, there are lots more things for you to whilst you are visiting my homeland.
Just before Christmas and Dad of two Danny Nightingale was almost jailed for having a trophy handgun which meant he would have been spending Christmas day in jail rather than with his family.
My friends at Santa’s Lapland got in touch with one of my elves today to let us know that all the lovely families that want to come and see me can now book their Santa’s 3 day Magic or 4 day Spectacular break for December 2013.
The latest photo of the trees in Lapland that he took was from yesterday, 27th November.
The day is getting closer that the first families arrive here in Lapland to visit me. My friends at Esprit are in resort rushing around getting themselves ready and preparing your accommodation for you.
It’s only 9 days now until the first group of families come to see me in Snowy Lapland.
Part of the magic of Christmas is seeing the day through a child’s eyes… so I asked 500 children in the UK aged six to 10 what they would do if they were in charge of Christmas, and what they love about it.
One of my athletic elves was skiing today and decided to take a quick photo as she knows how much my friends in the UK love to see photos of the snow here in Lapland.
I have just returned from my world tour checking up on all the boys and girls to make sure they are being good and I have seen that some of my cheekier elves have been playing instead of working in my toy factories across Lapland.
Oh my days how naughty these dogs can be. I took a new team out for a spin this afternoon and spin I certainly did.
I want to see more lovely families on the 2nd of December before I get very busy on Christmas eve so I’ve spoken to my friends at Santa’s Lapland and told them to arrange an early Christmas present for a few lucky families.
Santa has just sent us some photographs that he took today whilst he was out feeding his reindeer. It may only be a little bit of snow but it is a good start for the winter.
Lapland has so much to offer for our guests with vast expanses of untouched snow and a variety of winter activities available to families.
I thought I had seen everything on my travels around the world and after working with my Elves for so many years. I was wrong, I have just had one of the best days of my life watching some of my Elves practicing and learning to sculpt ice.
Since my last update on this beautiful phenomenon there has been new research released to suggest that if you listen hard enough and the conditions are right you may even be able to hear the Aurora Borealis as they dance across the sky.
The sun has finally come out across the UK perfectly timed for the School holidays. Families around the country are enjoying themselves having a wonderful time out on the beach and in the countryside.
NASA released a video taken from The International space this week with a different twist on the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. The viedo from above shows the beautiful light show in a different perspective than most of us will ever see:
Further to yesterday’s Updates I spotted an article this morning in the Calgary Herald that I thought everyone would enjoy. Scientists are going to start snapping photos and shooting video of the northern lights from a unique angle – above.
Many scientists are predicting the best Aurora Borealis or Northern lights over the next 12 months than there has been for the last 50 years, possibly century. Some are even predicting the peak of activity in May 2013.
It’s great getting feedback from my visitors to Lapland, and this was a wonderful surprise when this beautiful video came through on my online alert last week.
I have had a wonderful time this December meeting lots of families from England in my hideaway log-cabin home in Lapland and will soon be taking some time off for my own holidays with Mrs Claus.
Take a look at the fresh snow we have had here in my home town of Saariselkä, Lapland.
My elves and I have been getting a few calls from friends and people planning to visit me this December with concerns about the levels of snow in Saariselka.
Win a red carpet VIP Family Ticket for 4 to the Premiere at Leicester Square on November 6th 2011
Those lovely people at Hasbro have been in touch with me to say they have five, beautiful new ponies in their My Little Pony Stable. Who’d like one in their Christmas stocking?
Further to the last trailer we added to the site we have had some great news that Santa’s lapland have been selected as an Official Partner for the up coming Arthur Christmas Movie.
The trailer for Arthur Christmas by Aardman is out and it already looks like it will be the Christmas movie to see this year.
While many people are thinking about their summer holiday and getting away to lay ona beach of play in the sun my elves and I are working hard through the summer in preparation for December and our future guests.
We all know that planning a trip to visit Santa is a big thing and that trawling the internet to carry out research can take a long time. Travelling with Esprit Santa’s Lapland takes the stress out of the planning.
Family specialist Esprit Holidays launched ‘Santas Sack of Savings for its new December 2010 Santa’s Lapland brochure today, introducing a new range of ‘Crunch-Buster’ added value and money-saving deals.
It is believed that Santa will be completing his work in preperation for the Christmas period in Lapland.
Santa Claus arrived back in Saariselkä Lapland this week after taking his long summer holiday visiting many destinations around the world.
While browsing the net I came across the blog article below written by one of our customers, Jayne Howarth, a journalist and writer, and thought that future visitors to Lapland to visit Santa would appreciate the insight and independent review.
Nativity! www.nativitythemovie.co.uk is this year’s ‘must have’ Christmas family film and launches on DVD and Blu-ray on 22 November, through Entertainment One.
Way up north in the snowy Arctic Circle, Lapland is a wonderfully unique place.
All this magic included in the price
All of this is included