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What makes our Father Christmas experiences different?

Throughout December, hundreds of flights carrying excited families arrive at Lapland’s airports. From their arrival points, the vast majority are transferred a short distance to what we have come to know as “The Santa Centrals”. These tend to be in larger urban or ski areas, designed to cater to the mass market.

Here are three things that we believe make our trips that extra bit special:

1. We never feature day trips to Lapland

There is too much to see and do in Lapland and you can achieve very, very little in just a few hours. We also believe that days trips are too stressful for parents and too tiring for young children.

2. Winter holidays not Father Christmas trips

We aim to provide a rounded experience of Lapland that is suitable for every family member. While Father Christmas will pay a significant role in your holiday, he will not be the-be-all-and-end-all. We want the grown-ups to enjoy the wonderful winter landscapes and the exciting snow-based activities too.

3. Locations

Our trips are generally based in much smaller locations than those used by the larger operators. These destinations are quieter and more authentically Finnish.

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A land all wrapped in winter

Lapland is a marvellous holiday destination throughout the year, but it becomes especially spellbinding at Christmas time. The snowy landscape gleams in the winter darkness, and you enter a world unlike any other. 

Our Christmas holidays take you to less crowded destinations in Finnish Lapland.

You can choose one of our itineraries at the delightful Hotel Jeris, where cosy winter cottages await and a wealth of Arctic adventures can be found alongside an intimate meeting with Father Christmas. We have short breaks available as well as our ever popular week-long Christmas holiday.

At Ranua you can combine your festive fun with some exceptional animal encounters at the Ranua Wildlife Park. We provide carefully designed fixed itineraries here, and the chance for you to totally tailor your time on our Ranua Pick and Mix holiday. You can try activities such as dog sledding and snowmobiling as well as the experiences such as feeding polar bears! An unforgettable meeting with Father Christmas is, of course, one of the most popular choices.

For those who are looking for a holiday centred on Father Christmas then our Magical Search in Kuusamo is the trip for you. It includes an unforgettable half day with the great man, where the small group spend time baking and enjoying fun and games with Mr and Mrs Claus.

Don’t worry if you can’t decide on the holiday for you, our Travel Experts all have firsthand experience of our destinations and so they will be more than happy to help you plan the perfect holiday for your family. 

Get an expert opinion

Family holidays are so important so please get in touch and let our Travel Experts use their firsthand experience to help you make the right decision for your family. We’ve explored our destinations with our own families, we’ve slept in the accommodation, dined in the restaurants, rafted on the rivers, zip wired through the tree tops, played in the snow, marvelled at the Northern Lights… So please contact us if you have any questions.

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