About Lapland Rhapsody


A magical Santa holiday in a picture-postcard setting.

RESORT: Pyhan Asteli

Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Pyhan Asteli is a remote holiday village in the heart of the Santa’s Lapland. In Pyhan Asteli it is easy to see why Father Christmas has made this beautiful region his homeland. Join Santa’s Special Elves, Snowy Bowy, Tricky Dicky, Noisy Nod and Speedy Sam, on a fantastic fun-filled journey, searching for Santa Claus.

What's included on this short break to Lapland:

  • Return flights
  • In-flight catering
  • All transfers
  • Thermal snow suit & boots
  • 3 nights accommodation on full board
  • Traditional Festive Dinner
  • Santa's Special Elves
  • Santa's Magical Post Office
  • Snow Fun & Games
  • 90 minute husky experience
  • 90 minute reindeer experience
  • Adult & Junior snowmobiling
  • Tobogganing
  • Snowmobile & Sleigh Ride to Santa's House
  • Private meeting with Santa
  • We Found Santa Party
  • Souvenir Certificate & CD

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 protected by the Travel Trust Association (T6816).
  • 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.

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 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!




  • Day One - Arriving in Lapland

    The excitement builds as you board your flight from the UK to Rovaniemi Airport. On arrival in Lapland your tour guides will be waiting to greet you and your family, then it’s time to board the coach for the journey to Pyhan Asteli.

    A brief stop will be made en route to collect your thermal snow suits and boots. After checking in to your log cabin this evening, enjoy the welcome dinner in the restaurant.

  • Day Two - Your search for Santa begins

    After breakfast, your search for Santa begins with a visit to the Elf House. Will Noisy Nod or Speedy Sam be at home today? Will they provide you with a clue as to where Santa may be?

    Enjoy a relaxing reindeer sleigh ride through the forest at the farm - there will even be time to listen to a talk from the reindeer farmer and to feed some of his animals. A never-to-be-forgotten experience.

    After a hot lunch you'll continue your search for Santa. Will you bump into Speedy Sam? This trusty helper races around Lapland organising things for Santa. Enjoy some snow games with the Elves and carefully listen to any clues they may give you as to where you may find Father Christmas.

    On return to Pyhan Astelli make the most of the snow and enjoy some tobogganing before dinner.


  • Day Three - discover Santa's secret home

    It’s time to sing the Elf Song as you continue your search for Santa. Today you’ll see where Santa’s Elves sort the mail and you'll be visiting a husky farm.

    Meet some of the husky dogs and learn about how they survive the cold winters in Lapland, then experience a thrilling husky safari either as a driver or a passenger. Will the huskies lead you to Santa?

    At the Magical Post Office you'll see where the Elves sort the many letters that Santa receives from children from all across the world.

    When you finally discover Santa’s secret home, Mrs Claus will be waiting to greet you. Each family will have a private meeting with Santa.

    This evening enjoy a festive dinner in the restaurant, then celebrate finding Santa at a party with the Elves.

  • Day Four - say farewell to Santa and the Special Elves

    Spend your last morning in Pyhan Asteli relaxing with a sauna or playing on the tobogganing slope.

    After lunch it will be time to bid farewell to Lapland. Join your guide in singing the Elf Song on the journey to Rovaniemi Airport.

    A brief stop will be made (time permitting) in case you wish to purchase a souvenir of your stay in Santa's homeland.


  • DepartAirportResort
  • Sat 5th Dec 2020 London Gatwick (LGW) Pyhan Asteli 
  • Tue 8th Dec 2020 Manchester (MAN) Pyhan Asteli 
  • Fri 11th Dec 2020 Manchester (MAN) Pyhan Asteli 
  • Mon 14th Dec 2020 Manchester (MAN) Pyhan Asteli 
  • Thu 17th Dec 2020 London Gatwick (LGW) Pyhan Asteli 


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