Search For Santa Claus
4 Day Tour, from £1479 per person
This festive tour through Finnish Lapland is perfectly suited to families with small children. The itinerary, led by one of Santa's Christmas Elves will see your family set off through the snow in search of Santa Claus himself. Dash through the glistening winter forests on husky rides and greet the reindeer before meeting Santa in person to recieve a Christmas gift.
Stay in the cosy Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge and explore Santa's Village. Children have the chance to write a letter and wishlist for Santa Claus, and parents can arrange for a gift of their own to be provided to Santa to be given to their children.
When you arrive in Rovaniemi, your family will be met at the airport by your holiday elf who will join you in your search for Santa Claus.
Your elf will provide you with a Search for Santa Claus kit, complete with letter and drawing paper, crayons and an envelope for children (and adults) of all ages to write a letter or draw a picture for Santa Claus.
Change into your winter clothing (provided) and transfer to the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge for check-in and dinner.
After breakfast you'll visit the husky and reindeer farm to enjoy a magical reindeer ride, dashing through the snowy trees in the forest. Stop to discover a burnt out camp fire along the way and a forgotten cup of steaming berry juice in the forest and let your elf explain that you could be on the trail of Santa Claus.
Later, embark on a thrilling husky ride through the forest and continue the search for any clues that Santa may have left behind. Enjoy some hot berry juice of your own and gingerbread cookies with the elf, before returning back to the Wilderness Lodge for an afternoon at leisure. We recommend trying the Lodge's complimentary toboggans and snowshoes for an afternoon of fun in the snow.
After breakfast your elf will take you on a walk though a secret forest trail. Explore this beautiful area with your family and discover the wonders of wintry nature and beauty of Lapland.
The Elf will lead you to a secret Christmas Kota deep in the forest, where warm beverages and marshmallows are on hand to warm you up. Head back to the Wilderness Lodge and enjoy some free time on the toboggans and kick-sledges - the more adventurous can try their hands at forest skiing.
After lunch you'll get into the festive spirit by enjoying an afternoon making Christmas decorations. Decorate gingerbread cookies with sugar paste, make cute little elves to hang on the Christmas tree, and finish off your letter and wishlist to the big man himself, Santa Claus.
The elf will also teach you to peek through windows like elves do, and just maybe you will get a glimpse of Santa Claus. Later you'll enjoy a personal visit from Santa with your family, as he talks to the children in your party and gives each one a small gift.
(Parents can also give one gift per child to the lodge staff for Santa to hand over to the children)
Enjoy dinner at the lodge.
After breakfast, transfer to Rovaniemi Airport and stop off at Santa Claus Village en route. Your elf will give you a map of the village and also an instruction letter for adults only. Say goodbye to your elf and enjoy exploring Santa Claus Village before transferring to the airport for the flight home. (B)
4 day tour, from £1479 per person
- Flights in economy class to Rovaniemi with Finnair via Helsinki from London Heathrow
- Accommodation as stated with breakfast
- Full board meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Return airport transfers from Rovaniemi airport to the hotel
- Excursions and activities as stated in the itinerary
- Optional Excursions (Please ask our Finland specialists about snowmobiles and mini-skidoos for children)
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