Santa's Magic - 2 nights


An action-packed short break in the village of Saariselka. 

RESORT: Saariselka

Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Lying 200km above the Arctic Circle Saariselka is the most northerly resort in Lapland. It is surrounded by gentle hills and snow-laden forests, it's where rugged nature and ancient mysticism go hand in hand. The native Sami, with their fascinating cultural heritage and hospitable charm, welcome and delight visitors with ancient tales and legends.

Enjoy an unforgettable short break in this picture-postcard setting. Fir trees laden with crisp white snow, tireless husky dogs excitedly tugging at sleighs & snowmobiles speeding their way over icy tracks, all await you in this trip of a lifetime and of course Santa’s Special Elves will be there to help you search for the great man!

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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 £150 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 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!

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

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What's included:

  • Return flights
  • Transfers
  • Thermal snow suits & boots
  • 2 nights half-board accommodation,
  • Festive Gala dinner
  • Lunch on activity day
  • Husky sled ride
  • Activites at the Reindeer Centre
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Santa's Elves
  • Private family meeting with Santa & special gift
  • Elves & Igloo Fantasia
  • Ice bar with ice sculptures * local charge for drinks*
  • Snow and Ice fun activities including ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding, tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children and tobogganing.


Upon arrival at Ivalo Airport you will be greeted by a reindeer with its Sami handler and one of Santa's elves, presenting a delightful photo opportunity to capture your family's first few minutes in Santa's homeland. A short, comfortable 25-minute transfer to your chosen hotel in Saariselka - just enough time to see if the children can spot more reindeer or Santa's log cabin in the forest. Time for your 'Michelin-man' impersonations, as you are fitted with your special complimentary thermal over-suits and boots, socks, gloves and hats. Then it's fun time - a chance to explore, make snowmen, go tobogganing, or just relax in a fragrant Finnish sauna. A wonderful first night dinner sets the scene for tomorrow's excitement.

You will be picked up from your doorstep for the ultimate Christmas adventure. The following exciting activities are all included in the price of your short break!

Husky-sled ride where children get to ride with a parent (and shout 'mush, mush!') and grown-ups can all take a turn at actually 'driving' your sled! Imagine your sled, drawn by five or six eager huskies, straining at the leash and desperate to run, then released and they are off into the woods - the perfect way to experience Lapland's winter wonderland.

Reindeer sleigh ride - meet your reindeer and your local Sami guide then take a wonderful 7-10 minute ride into the picturesque woods, with the 'swish' of the runners on snow and the children & parents cuddled together under blankets in the sleigh.

The Elves and Igloo Fantasia is hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with the elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting the Artistic Igloo, admiring the magnificent ice sculptures and enjoying a drink in the ice bar *local charges apply for the drinks*.

The Reindeer Centre is full of exciting reindeer-based activities. Join in the fun and play on the Crazy Reindeer Golf, try your hand at the Reindeer Lasso or feed one of the reindeer. Also, find out what surprises are in store at the Special Reindeer Barn!

Lunch is included to 'recharge your batteries' for the afternoon. This will be a simple two course meal with plenty of hot berry juice, squash, tea and coffee also available.

A host of Snow and Ice Fun Activities are provided for you to enjoy such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding (a cross between a scooter and toboggan!) tandem skiing, mini skidoo rides for the children and tobogganing.

See your children's faces light up with wonder as you depart on your Search for Santa. Meet Santa Claus himself in an exclusive family meeting his hideaway log-cabin home, with his elves on hand to make you welcome and ensure that there is magic in the air!

Refreshments are included too and are available throughout the day, for those times when a few minutes warming up round a crackling fire is welcomed.

Finally, back 'home' in your hotel, sit down as a family to enjoy a wonderful Gala Dinner, and relive every unforgettable moment of your biggest ever Christmas adventure!

Fun-time again, with the chance to thrill to another big adventure, either pre-booked in the UK or chosen the day before from the range of Optional Adventures.

You may have fallen in love with the huskies and want to enjoy an even longer Husky Sled ride or relax on Rudolph's Reindeer Run or perhaps take off on a Snowmobile Safari for high-octane thrills – there are plenty of options to choose from.

This morning also gives you the chance to browse the souvenir shops in the village. Choose from traditional hand made Lappish items and clothes, Christmas gifts and toys. You will then be collected by coach from your doorstep, and taken to the airport to catch your flight home to a chorus of fond farewells.

*The amount of time allowed to do these activities depends on the actual flight departure time.*

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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.