Experience one of the most unforgettable family holidays

Visit the home of the real Father Christmas in Lapland

Make your children’s winter wonderland dreams a reality: enjoy a private family meeting with Father Christmas on your Lapland holiday. World-famous for being home to the festive icon and his gaggle of mischievous elves, Lapland will offer a festive holiday unlike no other. With a charming cabin amid snow-dusted trees and wild reindeer, the scene is set. Inside is richly decorated in a cosy, twinkling display, where Father Christmas awaits. Transun take you deep within the Arctic Circle to remote areas of Lapland - far away from the busy, commercial resorts of Saariselka and Rovaniemi.

In the run-up to Christmas when the festive fever is high, this is a real fairly-tale experience for children and adults alike. All True Lapland holidays with Transun include an authentic, private family meeting with Father Christmas, which we believe is the best way to meet him. You’ll also get the chance to enjoy a whole host of snow-based activities go on a snowmobiling safari and a reindeer sleigh ride for a truly memorable winter adventure.

Whether you opt for an action-packed Winter Wonderland day trip or wish to soak up the calm, wintry loveliness of the Christmas season in Lapland on a short break, we want you to enjoy every last moment. The best spots do book up quickly, so we do advise to book early if possible. And don’t forget to check out our Offers page - we still have free and half price child places on short breaks and Lapland day trips this year. 

Be prepared for your visit to Santa’s Lapland

The climate during the winter months in Lapland can be harsh. Temperatures can dive to a very chilly -40°C, so it is essential that visitors pack the right kit. Clothing must not only keep you warm for short stints but also prolonged periods in the cold (think snowmobiling or watching the Northern Lights).

Simple layering with the right materials is key. Avoid cotton as it soaks up moisture, which in turn will make you damp and cold. Aim for merino wool where possible - this is cosy, comfortable and warm. A base layer, wool jumper and fleece is an ideal way to layer up-top, before adding your thermal suit, gloves, neck-warmer and hat with ear-flaps. And don’t forget one or two pairs of thick woolly socks. The cold is perfectly bearable as long as you are prepared. 

The most magical moment

Meeting Father Christmas in Lapland

A family holiday to the Arctic Circle wouldn’t be complete without coming face-to-face with Father Christmas himself. In the winter months, with the landscapes sprinkled in snow and dotted with herds of reindeer, the festive feel is inescapable.

You hear the pitter patter of excited feet as your sleigh pulls up to a small cabin in the woods, stacked full of gifts, treats and presents. Your children will be full of joy as they meet him first-hand, with Father Christmas knowing their names and how well behaved they’ve been this year. The festive meeting is a magical, unforgettable moment for both children and adults whilst on holiday in Lapland.


This experience can be enjoyed as part of these tours

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

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

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

Sleigh Bells Ringing

Finnish Lapland

Meet the REAL Father Christmas on this festive family stay in Jeris cabins – True Lapland at its...

3 or 4 nights from £1399 per adult

Dashing Through the Snow

Finnish Lapland

A Lapland holiday in Kilpisjarvi, including snowmobiling, husky sledding, and a meeting with Santa...

3 or 4 nights from £1299 per adult

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