Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip – Our Favourite Photos

Lapland day-trip

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our attention here at Newmarket Holidays turns to the most wonderful time of the year. More importantly, it turns to our incredible Lapland day trips.

2017 will be our fifth year of very special ‘Santa’ flights to Pajala, in Swedish Lapland, 100km inside the Arctic Circle. That means we’ve had four wonderful years throwing snowballs in minus 15c, four years riding husky-drawn sleds through the snow-blown wilds of the Arctic, four years getting to know the local reindeer, four years driving snowmobiles, four years hoping that every group of passengers gets to see the incredible Aurora Borealis and four years guiding awestruck children through candlelit woods to meet the man himself in his snow-covered cabin.

And that means we’ve got four year’s worth of wonderful photos taken by our team, our guests and our local Lappish hosts. They’re a little grainy, they’re a little blurred, some are over-exposed and some are under-exposed, and that’s exactly why we love them. They are photos taken in the midst of fun, photos by people making memories that will last a lifetime – and photos by people who’s cameras would’ve started to shut down if they were out in the cold for too long. We love them so much, in fact, that we’ve taken a few of our favourites and made a little video.

For those of you who prefer your videos a little higher resolution, you can watch our promotional Lapland day trip video here but we can’t help but love these wonderfully imperfect shots.



  • Gillian Mary Aldcroft says:



    i have just asked you for information of the Lapland information and Lucy replied to me but I did not get it all down before I lost her, and wondered if i could have this again please, This information was about Lapland Santa experience One day from gatwick for 3 adults and 1 child. please can you reply so I can book it with the times and how long we are over their and flight times

  • Jen says:

    Hi could I have a price for a family of 4 please 2 adults and 2 children 4 and 6.



  • Richie says:

    Hi, Do you have rough guidelines of timings for the trip? I am interested in looking to book this for my wife and kids whilst I am out of country working but would like to do it as a complete surprise so would need to know flight times etc if and see if i could make it work. Thanks in advance

    • Tim says:

      Morning Richard,

      Please excuse the slow response. Hopefully you now have your answer, however, if you do still require any information regarding timings etc, please do email us on and we will get back to you same-day.

      Kind regards,
      Newmarket Holidays.

  • Matt says:

    I have already booked this, and understand they they take UK debit and credit cards there – but any idea what sort of souvenirs there are sold

  • T Varley says:

    what would the price be for 2 adults 2 children age 4 and 6 going from Gatwick please

  • T Varley says:

    How long do we get to spend there during the day after flight arrival and what time do they leave to get home please

    • Tim says:

      Hi Tessa,

      To find out more about the trip, you might like to have a chat to the live chat team, via the chat window on our site.


      Newmarket Holidays.

  • T Varley says:

    How much for 2 adults 2 children age 4 and 6 leaving from Gatwick please ,how long do they get to spend there during the day after the arrival and see father Christmas as well .

  • Marilyn Dudley says:

    Could you please give me price for 8 adults plus 5 children, three 2year olds , one aged 3 and one 5 year old. Is this visit for just a day? How is the day arranged?

    Thanks Marilyn Dudley

  • Marilyn Dudley says:

    Also how long do you have there and what time are flights home?

    Thanks again Marilyn Dudley

  • Malcolm. says:

    Hi. How long is the flight from eastmidlands.

    • Tim says:

      Hi Malcolm,

      Flights take around three hours. If you would like any more information on the tour please feel free to drop us a line on live chat or give us a call.

      Kind regards,

      Newmarket Holidays.

  • Jennifer hardman says:

    How much for 1adult 2children from Liverpool and what date would it be,

    • Tim says:

      Morning Jennifer,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The Liverpool flight is on the 15th of December 2018 and is £569 per adult and £519 per child between 2 and 16. Due to the potential for extremely low temperatures, we do not recommend taking children younger than 2.

      If you want to find out more, you can watch the video here.

      Kind regards,
      Newmarket Holidays.

  • Zoe Brown says:

    Hi, can I please have the following information:

    Does the Santa have a real beard?

    How long do you get to spend on each of the activities?


    • Tim says:

      Hi Zoe,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Santa is one of our local Lappish hosts and though he generally keeps a small beard, this is supplemented by a very lifelike false beard.

      With regard to each activity, there is certainly no lack of time. Having been on the trip twice, I can say with some certainty that children tire before time runs out. With under 200 passengers visiting the village on each trip, queuing is minimal and there is no limit to the number of times that a family can choose to go back to, for instance, enjoy a sleigh ride or take a turn on the snowmobiles. Of course, everyone will get to meet the man himself too.

      Kind regards,

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