Visit Lapland in stunning Finland and meet Santa in his hideaway home in the snow-dusted forest on one of our magical holidays – it’s the ultimate Christmas gift to your family!
When you visit Lapland with us, you’ll stay in the real winter wonderland of Saariselkä.
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Saariselka has a fairy-tale winter landscape of traditional log cabins, snow-sprinkled wooded fells, reindeer and elves, as well as all the fun and activities to make the most memorable Christmas trip ever. You’ll even get an Arctic Crossing Certificate!
Don't forget to post your letters with your Christmas wishes to Santa before you leave – they will get to him via his special Christmas Magic Mail – in time for your private family visit to meet him.
You’ll be welcomed at Ivalo Airport by Santa’s reindeer, one of his elves and a traditional Sami guide – remember to take some photos as your children’s eyes widen with amazement and pleasure!
Saariselkä is home to Santa’s northern tribe of Saari Elves, a lively lot, whose ears and noses don’t grow so long as in other tribes, because of the time they spend outdoors. Santa’s elves will help you search for him and you can ride a snowmobile-sled or glide along by reindeer sleigh to find his cosy log-cabin in the snowy woods. The elves will probably be out playing snowball games when you swish by, so duck if they throw one!
Santa will be looking forward to your visit and he’ll have the letters that your family have written to him, ready for a good old chat about your Christmas wishes. He’ll also give the children a special Lapland present that has been carefully made by his toy-maker elves. You can take photographs of everyone together so that you’ll have the evidence of your magical meeting for years to come!
Explore the elves’ favourite Igloo Fantasia too – the igloo they call Elf Wonderland is where they make and wrap many of Santa’s presents (in between being cheeky!) and you can join in the fun and games. Artistic Igloo, meanwhile, hides a magical array of incredible ice sculptures – and a welcoming Ice Bar to enjoy warming drinks and tasty snacks.
You’ll have many exciting experiences when you visit Lapland. Come to the Reindeer Barn & Centre where you can meet Santa’s reindeer, feed them favourite treats and learn some reindeer secrets. Take a mesmerising Husky Sleigh Ride and feel the sheer thrill of being pulled by a team of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Huskies. The children will love steering their own mini skidoos, while the adults can have their own adventures driving a snowmobile. And everyone will have fun tobogganing! You should also definitely try ice fishing and snow hockey. There may even be time to squeeze in a bit of skiing.
After a full day of exhilarating activities, enjoy a hearty meal and tell stories around the crackling fire, take a sauna, or maybe search for the Northern Lights …
Did you know …?
We offer three or four-day adventures - you can choose between Santa’s Magic or Santa’s Aurora trips, both with fantastic optional activities, staying in a family-friendly hotel or woodland log cabin. Don’t miss the chance to visit Lapland with your family and see Santa while your children are still young – it’s definitely a trip of a lifetime for everyone. Book early for extra discounts off children’s prices.