As Christmas draws closer but you’re short of time, why not take your children for a fun-filled day in the pristine wilderness of Finnish Lapland’s far north? Our magical one-day Winter Wonderland trips run throughout December until Christmas Eve, with convenient departures from airports throughout the UK - making it easier for you to spend a day in Santa’s kingdom and still be home in time for supper. On our Winter Wonderland day break, we take you and your family to a magical location, close to a vast snow-covered wilderness and a million miles from other overcrowded and over commercialised Lapland destinations. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your Transun Representative and whisked through snowy forests and past frozen lakes to a scenic winter wonderland. Put your thermal suit and boots on and head into the snow for an action-packed day amidst a vast snow-covered wilderness in magical darkness. Excitement mounts for both children and parents as you venture in search of Santa’s hideaway cabin, the ultimate highlight of your one day trip.
- Return flights with hot meals onboard
- Private family meeting with Santa
- Small gift for children from Santa
- Taster husky experience
- Taster snowmobile adventure
- Taster reindeer sleigh ride
- Hot lunch
- Snow activities including tobogganing
- Loan of thermal suit and boots
What we love
- Fitting so many winter activities into a one day trip
- Seeing your children's faces when they meet the REAL Santa
- Whizzing through the snow, inches from the ground, pulled by a team of eager huskies
Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted
On your one day Winter Wonderland trip, there’s a chance to sample a range of winter experiences that are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas Spirit. Whizz along on a sled pulled by energetic huskies or be soothed by the gentle padding of reindeer as they guide your sleigh over the frozen tundra. Your trip also offers the chance to experience a snowmobile trip - adults with a full UK driving licence have the opportunity to drive through the silent snowscapes (children pulled in a sleigh behind guide). Warm up around a crackling log fire or in the restaurant with a buffet lunch. And of course, the highlight of the day, each family will get to meet Santa in his log cabin, deep in the woods. Share your Christmas wishes with him during a private family encounter. And there’s even ample time for trying out tobogganing or even enjoying a friendly snowball fight during the day - great fun for all the family. All major activities take place on a frozen lake or river. Your Transun representative will guide you, in order to make the most of your time in the magical wonderland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the tours suitable for infants?
Due to the extreme weather conditions in Lapland, we generally don’t recommend our tours for infants under the age of two since a great deal of time will be spent outdoors in Arctic conditions. If you choose to travel with an infant you may have to miss out on some activities if advised by the staff in resort. Infants are charged at £80 on short breaks and £40 on daybreaks. In addition, we are unable to guarantee provision of thermal suits and boots for infants so these will need to be provided by you. There are no baby changing facilities at any of our locations.
How long are the included activities?
Day break activities are ‘taster’ sessions and generally last no longer than 10 minutes.
What happens if my day break flight is delayed?
If this were to happen on your outbound day break flight, then every effort would be made to ensure that the delay time was made up by a later return departure time from Lapland. In the unlikely event that a day break flight is delayed by more than three hours, the trip may have to be cancelled and you will be offered an alternative trip or a full refund of monies paid to us. In the event that the delay is less than three hours and the flight takes off, every effort will be made to deliver the programme as planned but it may be necessary to reduce the time spent on the activities or on occasions to omit some of them. Please note that no compensation will be paid in these circumstances. In the event that your aircraft is diverted at your destination airport we will endeavour to replicate to the greatest extent possible the programme you would have received. Where this happens no refunds will be due. If no arrangements can be made you will receive a full refund minus a deduction for the airfare.
What happens if there is a problem on the flight departing from Lapland?
Should it not be possible to return home from the destination on the programmed evening departure due to reasons beyond our control (force majeure - see terms and conditions), Transun will make every effort to accommodate passengers overnight in accommodation of a reasonable standard. The company’s liability will then cease and no compensation will be paid.
What do we do with our belongings on a day break?
When you collect your thermal suits and boots, you will be given a bag in which you can store your outdoor coats and shoes that you have travelled in. There are no changing facilities available so it is advisable to travel in your base layers. Please ensure you take anything with you that you may require during the day, plus your valuables such as money and passports as there is no secure storage. You will collect your bag at the end of the day when you change out of your thermal suits.
Are drinks provided?
No, drinks are not provided, so we recommend bringing some cash with you. The currency used in Finland is Euro (EUR).
I'm interested in booking a one day trip but I want to know a little bit more. What should I do?
Read the Frequently Asked Questions on our website - it's a useful place to read answers to common questions. Our Travel Specialists are always on hand to answer any further queries that you may have.