Sleigh Bells Ringing

About Sleigh Bells Ringing


A slightly more relaxed break to the far reaches of Finnish Lapland; winter activities as well as a private family meeting with Santa.

RESORTS: Karesuando & Hetta.

Duration: 3 nights/4 days

As the countdown to Christmas begins, there could be nothing more magical than visiting a true winter wonderland: a landscape of pine trees speckled with glistening snow, crisp white expanses of Arctic wilderness and of course the home of Father Christmas! This three night pre-Christmas family trip to Lapland offers the opportunity to step into this enchanting scene, with enough time to indulge in the wonders of Lapland.

The Sleigh Bells Ringing short break includes a number of winter activities. There are few experiences quite as exhilarating as journeying through Arctic snowscapes on a snowmobile  - children ride in a sled pulled by your guide’s snowmobile. Your trip to Lapland also includes boarding a sled pulled by a lively team of huskies amid the fells, forests and frozen lakes of Europe’s last wilderness. But there’s little that can match the thrill of your children meeting Santa. Excitement mounts even more as your family sets off on a reindeer-drawn sleigh in search of Santa’s hideaway log cabin where an encounter with him awaits, the highlight of this unforgettable three night trip to Lapland.


What's included on this short break to Lapland:

  • Return flights with hot meals on board
  • Airport and resort transfers
  • Loan of thermal suits and boots
  • Three nights full board at your chosen accommodation
  • Husky Experience
  • Snowmobile Adventure
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Search for Santa
  • Private family meeting with Santa
  • Small gift for children
  • Santa's Wishlist
  • Snow activities
  • Festive Dinner
  • All taxes and government air passenger duty

The Important Bits !

  • All the trips we offer to Lapland are fully protected by ATOL and the operators' ABTA as well as with us - we are fully bonded with the Travel Trust Association (T6816).
  • NO CREDIT CARD CHARGES (Visa & Mastercard).
  • We have chosen to offer only non-commercialised trips to Lapland. We have found over the years that the trips offered by some of the larger non-specialist tour operators are busier and more commercialised and, in our opinion, this is not the experience that our customers are looking for.
  • Dawn has also compiled a list of Hints and Tips, which will be sent out with every booking, along with our mini guide to Lapland.

It's Easy to Book!

Contact us to check latest availability and special offers and we will provide an up-to-date quote. Then if you wish to proceed we will need names as per passports, dates of birth for all and contact details for the lead traveller together with a deposit of £200 per person; all of which can be done over the phone or via our secure online payment page (powered by WorldPay).

Full payment required if within 10 weeks of travel date.

We also offer an easy payment facility whereby you can pay off a little here and there during the year in as many payments as you wish, as long as the trip is paid off by the due date. Some of our customers prefer to do it this way; others prefer to pay it off in one go when the balance is due - it's entirely up to you!



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  • Fri 23rd Nov 2018 Bristol (BRS) Karesuando 
  • Fri 30th Nov 2018 Humberside (HUY) Karesuando 
  • Fri 7th Dec 2018 Birmingham (BHX) Hetta 
  • Tue 11th Dec 2018 London Gatwick (LGW) Karesuando 
  • Fri 14th Dec 2018 Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) Hetta 
  • Fri 14th Dec 2018 Manchester (MAN) Karesuando 
  • Mon 17th Dec 2018 Glasgow (GLA) Hetta 
  • Thu 20th Dec 2018 Bristol (BRS) Hetta 


Sleigh Bells Ringing fully-inclusive short break

Please contact us for up-to-date prices and special offers.

All prices are per person


Independent Holidays for all budgets since 1998