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
- Full-board accommodation
- Private family meeting with Santa
- Small gift for children from Santa
- Husky experience
- Snowmobile adventure
- Reindeer sleigh ride
- Loan of thermal suits and boots
- Time to spend with your family in the snow
- Santa's Wishlist
- Airport and resort transfers
- All taxes and government air passenger duty
What we love
- Hopping across the border between Finnish Karesuando and Swedish Karesuando
- Meeting Santa … how does he know our names?!?
- Stepping into this enchanting scene with enough time to indulge in the wonders of Lapland
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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 is the deposit?
To confirm the holiday, the deposit is £200 per person. The final balance is due ten weeks before departure, though these terms may differ if you have booked through a travel agent.
Is the resort commercial and kitsch?
Far from it! Our Snow is Falling tours operate in Karesuando, in the north of Finnish Lapland. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular scenery which is known as ‘True Lapland’ – unspoiled by the ways of mass-market tourism found in Rovaniemi and Saariselka.
What currency should I take?
The currency in Finland is the Euro. Many hotels and establishments in the Nordic countries will not accept cash and only accept card payments. All Transun optional excursions are advertised in Sterling; credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for excursions booked in resort.
What should I wear?
Temperatures can reach as low as -40c in the winter and so it is imperative that you bring adequate clothing for the weather and take extra care to ensure children are safely warm. We provide a thermal all-in-one snow suit and snow boots on arrival in Lapland, but you should wear multiple under layers and bring hats, scarves and gloves (and plenty of pairs of socks!) We give further details of what to wear in our brochure and in the pre-departure booklet in the My Booking section of our website.
Are the excursions and safaris a specified duration?
Lengths given are approximate and can sometime vary dependent on weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. For instance, it may be necessary to curtail husky sledding if temperatures drop to -30c since the activity may pose a safety risk for the guests and a health risk for the dogs.
Can I add on additional excursions and activities when in Lapland?
If you wanted to make your holiday extra special, it is possible to add on additional activities to your tour after arriving in Lapland. However, availability of activities and excursions is limited and so we recommend that you book your place before you travel to guarantee your place. The most popular activities added on to the Snow is Falling tour are the igloos, ice fishing, and these are likely to sell out first.