Santa’s Grotto, Lapland, is hidden in the snow-clad forest near the small town of Saariselkä, and on our exciting holidays every family has their own private meeting with Santa there.
As Santa’s grotto is some 250km inside the Arctic Circle, it’s surrounded by a winter wonderland of pine trees glistening in deep, pristine snow, so there are many amazing and memorable activities to be enjoyed.
The magical adventures don’t end after your visit to Santa’s Grotto. The festive, illuminated trees will light your way through the sparkling Arctic landscape, where you can visit two enchanting igloos. One of them, called Elf Wonderland, is where Santa’s Christmas helpers are busy checking and wrapping every child’s Christmas presents. When they see you they’ll want you to join in some fun and games with them. Then there’s the Artistic Igloo, where you can see the magnificent ice sculptures of glacial animals and enchanting figures. To warm you up after your icy encounters, stop at the Ice Bar for a delicious hot drink – or something stronger!
Once you’re ready to go again, there is a vast range of fantastic activities to try, including whooshing through the woods on a husky sleigh ride, kick-sledding, ice-fishing, snow hockey, mini skidoo rides for the children, tobogganing and skiing.
You’ll remember your snowy holiday to visit Santa’s Grotto forever afterwards!
One last tip: Don’t forget your camera! Bring your camera to snap a few special photos – the elves have been practising and love helping out by taking some of all of you with Santa.
We offer three or four-day adventures - you can choose between Santa’s Magic or Santa’s Aurora trips, both with fabulous optional activities, staying in a family-friendly hotel or Christmas log cabin. This is a holiday where dreams come true – for the adults as well as the children. Hurry though as, unsurprisingly, everyone wants to visit Santa’s Grotto, Lapland, so trips get full quickly. Book early for extra discounts off children’s prices.