Christmas Sparkle


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

RESORT: Suomu/Valtavaara Valley

Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Suomu or the Valtavaara Valley are the settings for this Christmas 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.

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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 8 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!

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  • Depart Airport
  • Thu 2nd Dec 2021 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Sat 4th Dec 2021 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Mon 6th Dec 2021 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Wed 8th Dec 2021 London Stansted (STN)
  • Fri 10th Dec 2021 London Stansted (STN)
  • Tue 14th Dec 2021 Birmingham (BHX)
  • Thu 16th Dec 2021 Birmingham (BHX)
  • Sat 18th Dec 2021 Manchester (MAN)
  • Mon 20th Dec 2021 Manchester (MAN)
  • Fri 2nd Dec 2022 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Sat 3rd Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)
  • Sun 4th Dec 2022 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Mon 5th Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)
  • Tue 6th Dec 2022 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Thu 8th Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)
  • Sat 10th Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)
  • Sun 11th Dec 2022 Manchester (MAN)
  • Mon 12th Dec 2022 London Gatwick (LGW)
  • Tue 13th Dec 2022 Manchester (MAN)
  • Wed 14th Dec 2022 Birmingham (BHX)
  • Thu 15th Dec 2022 Manchester (MAN)
  • Fri 16th Dec 2022 Birmingham (BHX)
  • Sat 17th Dec 2022 Birmingham (BHX)
  • Sun 18th Dec 2022 Manchester (MAN)
  • Mon 19th Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)
  • Tue 20th Dec 2022 Manchester (MAN)
  • Wed 21st Dec 2022 London Stansted (STN)

What's included on this short break to Lapland:

  • Return flights
  • 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
  • 60 minute husky experience
  • 60 minute reindeer experience
  • Adult & Junior Snowmobiling
  • Tobogganing
  • Reindeer sleigh ride to Santa's House
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • Graduation party
  • Elf School Graduation certificate
  • Souvenir book


After a pleasant morning flight to Lapland you will met at the airport and taken to the resort 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 the choice is between the Aurin Apartments or the chic Valley Apartments.

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.

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.

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  • 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.