As the countdown to Christmas begins, there could be nothing more magical than visiting a true winter wonderland. Santa's Lapland offers a landscape of pine trees speckled with glistening snow, crisp white expanses of Arctic wilderness and of course, it is the time-honoured home of Father Christmas himself. Our short stays in Karesuando offer an insight into True Lapland, where a timeless charm is instilled in the traditional ways of a far-flung village 300km above the Arctic Circle. Step into this enchanting scene, with enough time to indulge in the wonders of Lapland: from a magical Search for Santa to a husky experience, your short break will be filled with magical experiences that we’re sure you and your family will never forget.
- Return flights with hot meals on board
- 2, 3 or 4 nights' full-board accommodation
- Private family meeting with Santa
- Husky experience
- Snowmobile adventure
- Reindeer sleigh ride
- Loan of thermal suits and boots
- Time to spend with your family in the snow
- Airport and resort transfers
What we love
- Hopping across the border between Finnish Karesuando and Swedish Karesuando
- The snowmobile safaris into the pristine wilderness are great fun for adults and children alike
- The sense of excitement as we spy a log cabin in the distance on our search for Santa
- When you have your private family meeting with Santa, he greets you by name
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Your short trip to Lapland includes a number of winter activities. There are few experiences quite as exhilarating as journeying across the icy terrain on a snowmobile through Arctic snowscapes - children ride in a sled pulled by your guide’s snowmobile. Your trip to Lapland also includes boarding a sled pulled by a lively team of huskies amid the fells, forests and frozen lakes of Europe’s last wilderness. But there’s little that can match the thrill of your children meeting Santa. Excitement mounts even more as your family sets off on a reindeer-drawn sleigh in search of Santa’s hideaway log cabin where a warming encounter with him awaits, the highlight of this unforgettable trip to Lapland with Transun.
Optional Excursions & Extras
From start to finish, this was a relaxing magical trip. We weren't overloaded with excursions, and had plenty of free time to have fun in the snow. The excursions were all fantastic, with plenty to do...Read More
From start to finish, this was a relaxing magical trip. We weren't overloaded with excursions, and had plenty of free time to have fun in the snow. The excursions were all fantastic, with plenty to do while waiting. Staff were great and this really was a trip of a lifetime.Read Less
- Marian Doran
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to my activities if there is not enough snow or it is extremely cold?
All activities are arranged subject to local weather conditions, which are outside of our control. If there are insufficient levels of snow or ice for reliant activities to operate upon the day of participation, then our suppliers will move all activities to a position where snow is available, adjust tracks accordingly so a modified activity programme can operate or provide alternative activities that are not reliant on snow and ice. Where this happens no refunds will be made. Should temperatures reach an extreme, then modified programmes will operate. We reserve the right to amend or cancel any part of tours or safaris if we or our suppliers consider that conditions are unsafe. These judgements are usually made when the temperature falls below -20°C; a variety of factors may influence decisions. NB: Periods preceding or post extreme weather may be subject to changes in itinerary or operational order.
Can anyone drive a snowmobile?
On each of our excursions, there will be two passengers per snowmobile, swapping halfway. Driving a snowmobile in Finland is like driving a car, and similar laws apply. A full valid driving licence is required - please ensure you bring this with you as it must be presented in resort. A damage waiver must be signed before commencing the activity. Credit card copies are taken and a €980 excess is payable for any damage, irrespective of severity, prior to departure from resort. Normal traffic laws apply on snowmobile routes. Safety helmets must be worn at all times. All children 15 and under will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children 15 and over can ride as a passenger behind a responsible parent/adult, however this is at the guide’s discretion, their decision being final. Parents or guardians will be required to sign the damage waiver on behalf of any children under the age of 18. (Please note this is not a definitive list of instructions and liabilities, further information is available upon request, and will be provided in resort).
Where can I find out more?
You can call one of our Travel Specialists or visit the Frequently Asked Questions section on the website for further details.