Santa Short Breaks and Day Trips from Northern Ireland

Depart from Belfast this winter on an exciting daybreak to Lapland. Leaving Belfast International Airport early in the morning, the three-hour flight takes you high into the Arctic Circle. Deep in True Lapland, the snow-clad forests and frozen lakes will seem a world away from Northern Ireland. Drive snowmobiles, mush husky sleds, and ride reindeer sleighs through the picture-perfect landscape. Of course, no visit to Lapland would be complete without a visit to see Father Christmas – you’ve travelled a long way to see him! Returning to Belfast later that evening, you’ll be filled with memories to last a lifetime! (See our Winter Wonderland tour for more details). If you'd like to stay a little longer in Lapland this December, our three-night Sleigh Bells Ringing tour departing from Belfast is ideal. Staying in cosy, traditional Lappish hotels in True Lapland, your accommodation for the holiday will be a good base from which to enjoy the exhilarating activities that Lapland has to offer. We only choose resorts in 'True Lapland' far away from the mass-market commercial resorts of Rovaniemi or Saariselka - so with Transun, you know you'll be visiting the authentic Lapland. (See our Sleigh Bells Ringing tour for more details).

Snow is Falling

Finnish Lapland

Visit Santa in his secret log cabin in the forest on this pre-Christmas short holiday

2, 3 or 4 nights from £1099 per adult

Festive Lights

Swedish Lapland

Combine nature’s most extraordinary Northern Lights show with the jollity of the festive period

3 or 4 nights from £1059 per adult

Winter Wonderland

Finnish Lapland

Experience all the magic of Lapland in a single day and return home in time for supper!

Daybreak from £599 per adult

Northern Lights

Finnish Lapland - Swedish Lapland

Search for the spectacular Northern Lights in Lapland and enjoy a host of winter activities

3 or 4 nights from £949 per adult

Santa's On His Way

Finnish Lapland

Search for Santa in his magical homeland on our Lapland short break

3 or 4 nights from £1199 per adult

Getting to Belfast International Airport

Travelling by Car

Travelling from Belfast, Take the M2 northbound, turn off at Junction 5, then take the A57 for 7 miles and you will reach Belfast International Airport. From the North/North-West/North-East: Take the M2 southbound to Junction5, then take the A57 for 7 miles until you reach Belfast. From the South and West, Take the M1 motorway northbound in the direction of Moira, then exit at Junction 9 towards Antrim and proceed via the A26 through Nutts Corner to BFS. The airport postcode is BT29 4AB.

Travelling by Train

Antrim Station is the closest to Belfast International. This station is in the North and offers taxis/buses to the airport. Alternatively, you can take a train into Belfast City Centre, and buses are available to the airport. This is the ‘300’ service.

Services at Belfast International Airport