Christmas at Suomu


A magical Christmas trip to Lapland. Join little Sparkle in her quest to become one of Santa's Special Helpers.

Duration: 4 nights/5 days

A magical Christmas trip to the winter wonderland of Suomu. Come and join little Sparkle in her quest to become one of Santa's Special Helpers, enjoy a host of winter activities and meet Santa Claus himself on Christmas Day!

It's Easy to Book....

Contact us to check latest availability 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 23rd Dec 2023 London Stansted (STN)

What's included:

  • Return flights chartered with Jet2
  • In-flight catering
  • All transfers
  • Thermal snow suits & boots
  • 4 nights accommodation on full board
  • Traditional Festive Dinner
  • Meet Santa's Special Elves
  • Santa's Magical Post Office
  • Santa's Special Elf School
  • Snow Fun & Games, including tobogganing, snowballing & making snow angels!
  • 90 minute husky experience, including sled ride
  • 60 minute reindeer experience, including sleigh ride
  • Adult & Junior snowmobiling
  • Snowmobile & Sleigh Ride to Santa's House
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • Graduation Party
  • Elf School Graduation Certificate


It’s time to pop your Christmas jumpers on, head to the airport, and jet off to the Narnia-like world of Lapland.

On arrival at Kuusamo Airport, the fabulous Arctic Stars will be waiting to welcome you and they’ll guide you to your coach. During the journey to Suomu, you’ll receive some useful information about your time in Lapland. And, of course, your Arctic Star will begin to reveal how you can help the little Elf…

Whether you have chosen to stay at the Arctic Circle Hotel or in a cosy Suomu log cabin, you can expect all the usual creature comforts to make your stay enjoyable. Arrangements have been made to collect your snowsuits and boots this evening.

It’s Christmas Eve, wrap up warm and be ready for the festive fun to begin. It’s time for the first adventure at Elf School. Don’t forget to bring your Elf Passport!

Over the coming days, your mission is to collect a stamp in your passport for each activity that you complete at Elf School. When you complete the tasks set, only then will Sparkle be awarded ‘Special Elf’ status.

The elves will show you how to sort Santa’s mail at the Post Office and there will be time to make some cards; you’ll master driving a snowmobile in the National Forest and enjoy magnificent husky and reindeer sleigh rides in this stunning, picture-postcard setting. To complement these amazing experiences, you’ll hear tales from the rangers about the working lives of the reindeer and huskies, after all, they are Santa’s trustworthy companions.

After an exciting and action-packed day, it’s time to return Suomu for a relaxing dinner, while Santa starts his remarkable journey this evening, delivering presents around the world.


Waking up on Christmas Day in Lapland is simply magical, and you can truly appreciate the natural beauty of this mystical land.

Today apprentice elves can test their driving skills on the mini-skidoos before having lots of fun playing games with the Elves. You’ll also experience an exciting sleigh ride across the snowy tundra passing the beautiful fells of Suomu.

The big question is, will Santa be at his HQ today? If he is, then Father Christmas will be so pleased to see you and very impressed with the support you have given to little Sparkle.

Later, enjoy maximum magic with the elves and have yet more fun on the slopes tobogganing.

This evening tuck into Christmas dinner, then dance the night away with the elves at a special festive disco.

As it’s Boxing Day you have free time this morning where you can relax in the resort or head to Ruka where you can wander around the shops, then visit a reindeer farm and meet and feed Santa’s furry friends.

For those who are feeling a little more energetic, you can book an optional excursion to ski in Suomu (local charges apply).

This afternoon, it’s time to attend the Elf Finishing School to ensure that you have mastered the tasks set and collected all your stamps. Enjoy a snowshoe walk, and the children can practice their driving skills once again.

After dinner, it’s time to celebrate your amazing achievements at the Elf Graduation Party!

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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.