The magical home of Father Christmas, Lapland is the perfect place in which to awaken on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, or the period inbetween! Spending the holiday season in Lapland, deep inside the Arctic Circle, will provide you and your family with special memories that will be treasured forever. Imagine your children waking up over Christmas and pulling back the curtains to reveal a winter wonderland of snow-decked Christmas trees. With Lapland’s glistening treetops and snow-covered landscape, an idyllic white Christmas is guaranteed. Everybody dreams of a white Christmas and we have a few special departures to Lapland, leaving on 23 December, where you can have a white Christmas like no other. Or why not thank Santa for his presents on a special adventure between Christmas and New Year's? Our three-night break departing 30 December will take in all the excitement of a New Year Eve celebration. The festivities and activities included in our spectacular three- or four-night break will ensure that it is truly the most magical time of the year.
- 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
- The chance to wake up in Santa’s homeland on Christmas Day
- Traversing through snow sprinkled forests by reindeer to Santa’s hideaway cabin
- Making family memories that will be unforgettable for years to come
Your Christmas holidays in Lapland will be filled with activities to keep your children enthralled throughout this very special time of year, not least setting out in search of the grand old man himself. Imagine an unforgettable encounter with Santa Claus in his secret cabin, deep in the heart of snowy Lapland. A land of snowmobile safaris, husky trips, reindeer sleigh rides, and endless fun in the snow awaits for you and your family - as well as the magical search for Santa and, on the big day itself, a special Christmas Dinner. Travel through indigenous Sàmi landscapes on a thrilling snowmobile safari and be enchanted by the enthusiasm of the husky dogs that take you on an unforgettable sledging adventure through the Arctic wilderness. Journey by reindeer drawn sleigh through sparkling, snow sprinkled forests to Santa’s hideaway cabin - a private family encounter with Father Christmas will surely be an indelible memory for years to come. Time still abounds for fun in the snow, too!
Optional Excursions & Extras
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 Wonderful Christmas Time 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.