Santa Resort - Karesuando

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About Santa Resort - Karesuando

Many of Transun's winter breaks are based in Karesuando, a small border village set on the edge of a vast wilderness where beauty, nature and wildlife abound. This small village of just 200 inhabitants is split into two, with one half of the village in Sweden and the other half in Finland, with the two countries being separated by the River Muonio: another country, another time zone, another language, another currency are just a few strides away!

This hidden setting provides a tranquil, picturesque and unspoiled backdrop for your Arctic activities and the locals have been heard to whisper that Santa’s secret cabin is nearby.  Here the land stretches for hundreds of miles west towards the Norwegian Alps, offering views across the Arctic tundra, frozen lakes and rivers and silent forests. Set in the far north of Lapland, Karesuando is part of the ancient homes of families from Europe’s last remaining tribes, the Sami people. Traditionally nomadic, many of these families still herd reindeer today.The village itself sits on the Swedish side of the River Muonio, while our chosen hotel, the Davvi Arctic Lodge, is in Finland. The village has an attractive church – the most northerly in Sweden – as well as a handful of local shops and amenities.



Trusted Service

  • 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.