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Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip

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Departing: December 2017
* Price shown: 16 December 2017 from Durham Tees Valley - MME
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Meet Father Christmas on a festive, family holiday to Lapland

Take your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews on a day trip they'll never forget as you journey 100 kilometres above the Arctic Circle to a sparkling landscape of snowy forests. For here, in the remote heart of Swedish Lapland, you'll find Pajala - the secret home of the real Santa Claus, his reindeer and his happy team of helpers.

For a few precious days in December, you can fly direct to Lapland on our specially chartered flight - the only 'Santa' flight into Pajala on that day - for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a natural winter wonderland that's as far away from the everyday, increasingly commercial Christmas celebration as you could ever hope to find.

Lapland Santa Day Trip Highlights

  • Exclusive festive flights
  • Discovering the still, white wilderness of Swedish Lapland
  • Family fun in the snow
  • Time to enjoy organised activities throughout the day
  • A host of treasured memories to cherish

What does the price include?

  • Exclusive chartered return flights direct to Pajala, in Swedish Lapland
  • Return transfers from the airport to Santa's village
  • In-flight catering
  • Warm and cosy thermal clothing including gloves and boots
  • Hot berry juice to drink
  • A 'Search for Santa' experience
  • A private family meeting with Father Christmas
  • A token Christmas gift for every child
  • An exhilarating snowmobile ride
  • A traditional reindeer sleigh ride
  • Husky sledding through the snowy countryside
  • A two-course lunch of hot soup and Swedish meatballs

Fascinating fact: Legend has it that Santa's workshop lies at the North Pole, but you'll find the great man waiting to greet you at home when you visit Lapland.

Don't forget: Your warmest hats, scarves and gloves, and (of course) a letter to give to Father Christmas!

You say: "Every single thing was perfect. It felt literally like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. Made my eight-year-old's dreams come true. He said he was so happy he could cry."

Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip Itinerary

A treat for children of all ages!

Fly direct to Pajala on a specially chartered flight to Swedish Lapland. This will be the only 'Santa' flight to Pajala on this day and numbers are strictly limited, which means you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all the activities on offer throughout the magical day.

Your Lapp hosts will meet you, dressed in traditional Sami costume, before you take a short, warm and comfortable coach journey to Santa's Home.

After a quick change into the cosy, thermal garments provided, you'll head out into the snow. Enjoy a magical ride in a traditional reindeer-drawn sleigh, a trip through the countryside on a dog-sled pulled by real huskies and a thrilling ride on a snowmobile. Between the organised activities, you'll have time to enjoy the snow, with toboggan rides, snowman building and snowball fights!

Once you've worked up an appetite, head into the welcoming warmth of the main building, and tuck in to a delicious two-course lunch. Warming hot berry juice and biscuits will also be available throughout the day.

But the highlight of the day will surely come as you set foot on the 'secret path' through the forest, and follow the twinkling lanterns to Santa's log cabin home. Father Christmas will be waiting there to greet you personally; the perfect end to a perfect, magical day.

Click here to read more about this unforgettable trip, and to see a special video featuring some of our favourite photos taken by fellow travellers.

Departure Airport Date Price From
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 18 December 2017 £529
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 December 2017 £549
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 16 December 2017 £499
Exeter
Exeter 19 December 2017 £499
Humberside
Humberside 20 December 2017 £549
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 09 December 2017 £549

Further Information

Snowmobile Adventure

Holders of full driving licences can take the controls. For children under 15, there will be the chance to be pulled along in a sleigh.

Temperature

Temperatures rarely rises above freezing, and can get as low as -35C. Thermal wear for all sizes is provided at Santa's Village, but we recommend that you bring a suitable hat, gloves and outerwear (preferably layers) for travel between the aircraft and the village. Footwear is also available if you do not have your own boots.

Meals

Hot meals will be served on both outbound and inbound flights. Lunch at the village will consist of soup followed by traditional Swedish meatballs or a vegetarian option. Hot berry juice will be available throughout the day. Due to the remoteness of the location we are unable to fulfil any special dietary requirements. We'd, therefore, ask that any customers who suffer from allergies provide their own food for the day. You may also like to bring treats for your children to snack on during the day. Due to airport security, liquids must be purchased after you have passed through Passport Control.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Currency

There are no cash machines in Lapland, but British pounds may be used to purchase drinks, snacks and souvenirs. Valid credit/debit cards will be accepted.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Low deposit offer of £50 per person is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

**This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays made between 24th November and 27th November 2017 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Lapland Christmas Day Trip reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lapland Christmas Day TripScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 240 reviews
(10 out of 10)

PETER

Coalville Family
A great day out that was made all the better by the staff and the people of pajala. Seeing the northan lights was a life long ambition and to see them at the end of the day was unbelievable. The food, the planning and events were all top notch
Confirmed traveller: 23 December 2016
Published on: 02 January 2017
(6 out of 10)

CARLA

HOWARTH Family
Disappointing
Confirmed traveller: 23 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

GEORGE

Burton on Trent Family
The grandchildren (aged 7, 5,4, and 3) thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was well organised and flowed well. The staff at Santa's Village The children were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The flight was inevitably tedious with too much time on the tarmac and the food was fairly basic. But, on the whole a good day.
Confirmed traveller: 23 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(10 out of 10)

VICTORIA

Sutton coldfield Family
Our day trip to Lapland was most magical. Every little last detail was perfect.
The activities were fun and well organised. The thermal suits were great- lots of sizes to choose from and a great selection of boots too.
Lunch was great and the restaurant and shop was a lovely place to warm up!
The boys and us loved searching for Santa and finding him was most magical. We ended our day with lots of snow play and tobogganing and a lucky view of the Northern Lights.
Confirmed traveller: 23 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(10 out of 10)

HELEN

Oxfordshire Family
Departed Birmingham on 23 Dec as a surprise fir my 5 year old grandson . The whole trip was extremely well organised and included everything from start to finish the only thing missing was a flurry of snow but to make up for it we saw the Northern Lights on the way back to the plane . The staff from start to finish were extremely helpful. The set up at the village was beautiful and the path to see Santa was very well done .The scenery is absolutely stunning.
Confirmed traveller: 23 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

BEN

Plymouth Family
Our flight from Cardiff took off bang on time and the flights with breakfast/dinner was pleasant. It was lovely to let the kids go up and sign carols on the aircraft tannoy. Once there, the wait for the only bus was too long as we only had a day in Sweden. The resort was great for the kids, and the Swedish people were really lovely, however, the huge animated digital 'Welcome to Santas Winter Village' sign on the main shed was way too commercial and took some of the magic away from the nice buildings in the snow. Everything was well organised and we had a great time overall. I was disappointed to find in a very basic, compact shed with Santa in a false beard. For the price per head and the highlight of the day he should have been the real deal, not like a UK shopping centre grotto. Luckily the surroundings pulled it off and our daughter thought it was real enough. It was also an oversight that Santa was transported past where all the kids can see him in the daylight on a skidoo!!!! That took some explaining! All in all though, it was a great trip and well organised.
Confirmed traveller: 22 December 2016
Published on: 04 January 2017