Christmas Sparkle


A 2 night short break in the peaceful hamlet of Suomo or the picturesque Ruka Valley. 

RESORT: Suomu or Ruka Valley

Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Suomu or the Ruka Valley are the settings for this Lapland short break. Here you will meet some of the traditional elves who work tirelessly to ensure that everything runs smoothly for Santa's journey around the world on Christmas Eve.

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 11 weeks of travel date.

We 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!

*There is no extra cost for paying off the trip in instalments.

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  • Depart Airport
  • Sat 2nd Dec 2023 Manchester (MAN)
  • Wed 20th Dec 2023 Manchester (MAN)

What's included:

  • Return flights chartered with Jet2
  • In-flight catering
  • All transfers
  • Thermal snow suits & boots
  • 2 nights full board accommodation
  • Santa's Special Elves
  • Santa's Magical Post Office
  • Snow Fun & Games, including tobogganing, snowballing & snow angels!
  • 60 minute husky experience, including a sled ride
  • 60 minute reindeer experience, including a sleigh ride
  • Adult & Junior Snowmobiling
  • Reindeer sleigh ride to Santa's House
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • Graduation party
  • Elf School Graduation certificate
  • Souvenir book


The excitement builds, as you board the aircraft ready for take-off at around 10 am.

After a pleasant flight to Lapland you will met at the airport and taken to the resorts of Suomo or Valtavaara Valley. On the way it's time for the children to learn about how to become an elf and the essential tasks they will need to complete in order to graduate from Elf School.

On arrival in resort you’ll stop to collect thermal snow suits and boots, then it’s time to check into your accommodation. In Suomu you can stay in a cosy log cabin with the added bonus of a sauna and log fire or enjoy a relaxed stay at the recently upgraded Arctic Circle Hotel. In Valtavaara you have a choice of stylish apartments at the Hotel Ruka Valley.

After dinner at the hotel meet more of Santa's traditional elves who have been patiently waiting for you to arrive. Let’s quiz them at length about tomorrow's activities. More importantly, what will be your special elf name?

Today you must complete a full set of tasks to make the grade as one of Santa’s Special Helpers. The huskies and reindeer know that you have travelled from afar and they are determined to help you to complete your mission.

Join Wendy Wood, Santa's chief toymaker, to enjoy a range of traditional Arctic activities. Every apprentice elf must master tobogganing, learn to drive a snowmobile, experience a traditional husky sleigh ride and meet Santa's faithful reindeer.

At the Post Office, you will also need to learn how to sort and stamp the mail that Santa receives from children all over the world. Yet, which of these traditional Arctic activities will lead you to Santa's secret hideaway?

When you finally discover his home in Lapland, Father Christmas will be delighted to meet you & every child will be rewarded with a special gift.

In the evening enjoy a classic festive dinner, followed by a Graduation Party to commemorate your achievement of becoming one of Santa’s Elves. Will Christmas Sparkle join you at the party?

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, then join your fellow Elves outside for some final snow games. In addition both adults and children can experience a short snowmobile drive under the supervision of experienced guides.

After lunch it’s time to say goodbye to the Elves and the magical world of Lapland before returning to the airport.

You should land back in the UK around 7pm.

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  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).

Why book Lapland with us ?

  • All trips are fully protected by ATOL & the operator's ABTA. Your money is guaranteed safe by the Travel Trust Association (T6816).
  • We offer exclusively non-commercialised trips.
  • All of us have visited & guided trips to Lapland.
  • Our advice is completely impartial.
  • We offer a FREE payment-plan service.

Why consult our expert ?

  • Dawn started escorting trips to see Santa in 1993 & has been many, many times to various parts of Lapland since then.
  • We are confident that she is the most experienced Lapland consultant around. Please contact Dawn for impartial and knowledgeable advice prior to making your booking with us.
  • Dawn has also compiled a list of Hints and Tips, which will be sent out with every booking.