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Why you need to book your Lapland escape early!

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We know what you are thinking! It’s not even summer, so why are we discussing the winter season? Well, we’re going to let you into a little secret - now is probably one of the best times of year to begin planning your festive family holiday before our handpicked hotels and flights are all snapped up!

No winter experience can possibly compare to visiting Father Christmas at his home in Lapland, where there’s more than a hint of magic in the air. Treat your family to an unforgettable short break in the run-up to Christmas or even spend the festive break enjoying an array of much-loved experiences such as husky sledding, reindeer sleigh rides and snowmobiling!

Here are just a few trips we think you’ll love:

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Menesjärvi - Christmas Northern Lights Adventure - For families looking to spend Christmas in Lapland searching for the magnificent Aurora Borealis, look no further than Menesjärvi, a tiny reindeer herding village 300km north of the Arctic Circle. During your festive stay in this magical corner of Finnish Lapland, you will travel via snowshoes, kick sleds, cross-country skis and a snowmobile-pulled sleigh. You'll also encounter reindeer in their natural habitat and tick husky sledding off your bucket list! The isolated location is also the perfect place to go in search of the elusive Aurora! (Departs 22nd Dec | 7 nights full board | Adults from £1,955, 12-14 years from £1,745 incl. flights)
Jeris - Festive Family Fun in Finnish Lapland - The run-up to Christmas is the perfect time to visit Lapland, and with this mini-break to Jeris, you’ll experience a holiday packed full of amazing activities to get you in the festive mood! Based in a cosy winter cottage, your family can really make the most of their time in Lapland with this fun-filled itinerary. You’ll meet the reindeer at a nearby farm before enjoying a sleigh ride in the snowy forest, experience dog sledding, go snowmobiling, and enjoy some good old snow games with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more! (Departs Dec 2019 | 3 nights full board | Adults from £1,295, 4-12 years from £915 incl. flights)


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Ranua - Father Christmas And Arctic Animal Encounters: Celebrate Christmas in Ranua, Finnish Lapland for a truly enchanting festive treat! This four-night Father Christmas holiday features both set activities and the opportunity to choose your own. Enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas, a gala dinner, feast on all-important Christmas cookies around a campfire, experience a woodland search by snowmobile for a Christmas tree to decorate and of course, plenty of fun in the snow. You will also have the chance to get up close to Arctic animals at the Ranua Wildlife Park, which is home to polar bears, moose, golden eagles, Arctic foxes, otters, lynx, elk and deer. (Departs 23rd Dec | 4 nights half board | Adults from £1,625, 4-14 years from £1,475 per child, incl. flights)


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Jeris - Christmas in a Winter Cottage: Cosy winter cottages, roaring log fires, a beautiful lakeside setting, snow-covered forests and a range of exceptional family activities; Jeris is the perfect location for a truly memorable Christmas in Lapland. Your family will meet reindeer, experience dog sledding, travel by snowmobile, dine in an ice restaurant and explore their winter wonderland surroundings using snowshoes and cross-country skis. You’ll also take part in some fantastic festive fun. Enjoy cookie baking, Christmas crafts, treasure hunts, all before a private meeting with the big man in red, Father Christmas! (Departs 22nd Dec | 7 nights full board | Adults from £2,495, 5-12 years from £1,395, incl. flights)

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