Lapland Breaks

Santas Aurora 2022/2023

Magical Moments

Make your Christmas Magical!

My action packed break has everything you could wish for included in your holiday price. Husky-sled rides, reindeer sleigh rides and snowmobiles which parents can drive themselves, plus a Wilderness dinner and fantastic accommodation.

Price includes:
•  Magical “Search for Santa” by reindeer sleigh
• A private family visit with Santa in his log cabin, plus meet his special Aurora Elf who’s full
of magical tales. Every child under 13 receives a gift
• Children’s own special “letter to Santa Claus”
• Wilderness Dinner in a Kota-restaurant on the first evening
• Snowmobile safari (exclusive to Aurora package)
• Husky ride (Longer ride, exclusive to Aurora package)
• Traditional Reindeer-sleigh ride
• Plenty of fun snow and ice activities, including mini-skidoos and snow hockey
• Meet a local Sami Guide in his Lappish kota and hear fascinating stories about their
culture, and maybe a special song or two.
• Thermal clothing (this includes suits, socks, gloves and snow boots for all sizes and ages)
• Half board, plus lunch and refreshments on the “Search for Santa” days


AVAILABLE DATES

Departs 2021 Date Prices Per Person
Birmingham 21 Dec £2229
Gatwick 21 Dec £2399
Stansted 21 Dec £2149
Stansted 22 Dec £2019
Manchester 22 Dec £1919

3 Day Itinerary

Day One

WELCOME

After flying across the Arctic Circle you will be greeted at Ivalo Airport by my friendly helpers who are eagerly awaiting your arrival. One of my Sami friends and Reindeer will also be there to greet you, a great first photo opportunity, and maybe you will see one of my cheeky elves.

A short 25 minute coach transfer to the hotel and my helpers will join you on the coach and get you all excited with some festive songs to make the journey even quicker. Keep an eye out on the journey to see if you can spot more of my reindeer or elves in the woods close by.

Arrive at your beautiful accommodation, the Star Arctic and collect your thermal suits and equipment from the downstairs room at the hotel.

Spend some time settling into your accommodation & meet my helpful representatives who will give you all the information you need to have the complete Lapland Experience. For the rest of the afternoon you can play in the snow or perhaps try some tobogganing.

This hotel is in the ideal location to watch out for the Northern Lights due to its prime position at the top of the fell, far away from any light pollution and boasting some stunning views of Saariselkä below.Your first evening starts with my Wilderness Dinner and Aurora Hunt by Huskies. It's a short coach ride to the Wilderness Centre for dinner in the lodge, some fun in the snow outside and an exciting husky ride. The children can enjoy the thrilling ride from the comfort of the sled whilst all the grownups have the opportunity to drive the husky sled themselves.

Day Two

SEARCH FOR SANTA

With a host of great adventures awaiting you today, this is sure to be the most memorable day of your Lapland break. Wrap up warm and pack some snacks, you will be outside in the true wilderness of Lapland with some fantastic camera moments for the whole family. My helpers will pick you up and take you to my Arctic Circle Centre where you can enjoy all the following activities at some point during the day for the ultimate Christmas Adventure.

My Elves and Igloo Fantasia is hidden away in the woods and once there, join in the fun and games with my Elves in their Igloo Wonderland before visiting my Artistic Igloo and admiring the magnificent ice sculptures and maybe enjoying a drink in my ice bar.*

My Reindeer Centre is full of exciting reindeer based activities. Join in the fun and play some Crazy Reindeer Golf or try your hand at Reindeer Lasso. Feed one of my reindeer friends and find out what surprises are in store at my Special Reindeer Barn.

Take control of your own team of Husky Dogs who will be eagerly waiting to take you on an adrenaline fuelled ride racing through Lapland’s Winter Wonderland. All the grownups have the opportunity to drive the husky sled while the excitable children enjoy the thrilling ride from the comfort of the sled.

Lunch is also included, to ‘recharge your batteries’ for the afternoon. This will be a simple and warming 2-course meal, with plenty of hot berry juice, squash, tea and coffee also available.

A host of Snow and Ice Fun Activities are provided for you to enjoy, such as ice-fishing, snow-hockey, kick-sledding (a crazy Finnish cross between a scooter and a toboggan!), tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children, and my favourite – tobogganing.

See your children’s faces light up with wonder, as you fulfil your family’s Search for Santa, and meet me in an Exclusive Private Family Meeting in my hideaway log-cabin home, with my elves on hand to make you welcome and ensure there is magic in the air!

Refreshments are included too, and are available throughout the day, for those times when a few minutes warming up round a crackling log fire is welcomed.

Finally, back ‘home’ in your hotel, finish the day with your Star Arctic dinner while you re-live every unforgettable moment of your biggest ever Christmas adventure!

* local charge for drinks applies

Day Three

GRAND FINALE

Fun-time again, with the chance to thrill to another big adventure and high-octane thrills with my trip by snowmobile to my reindeer farm. Parents share a snowmobile with one driving and one riding pillion and children travel is a large sleigh behind the group leader.

Visit the farm, meet the reindeer and enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride before returning to the hotel by snowmobile.

My helpful team will collect you from your doorstep by coach for the short ride to the airport to catch your flight home, to a chorus of fond farewells!

Accommodation

Santa's Star Arctic Hotel

Located at the top of the fell in Saariselkä, this modern and elegant hotel is the perfect spot to view the Northern Lights from the comfort of your accommodation. All Type A and some Type C suites are duplex with a large glass window looking out over the main village. With high standard accommodation and modern elegance this hotel is be perfect for families who want to experience Lapland in style. You even have the option to stay in a Glass Cabin!

The main building houses the reception and restaurant, whilst all bedrooms are located just a short walk away.

  • Superb location to view the Northern Lights and surrounding landscape
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Excellent 3 course buffet style evening meals
  • Public Sauna, with large glass windows
  • Use of toboggans (local charges may apply)

The toboggan run and a separate viewing station for the Northern Lights are just minutes away.The hotel is situated approximately 1.5km from the main village which can be reached by the ski bus but there is a souvenir shop at the top of the ski hill.

Room Types

Type A Scenic View Suites, sleep 2-4 - Twin or double bed on the upper floor (and windows facing north for the Northern Lights) and a sofa-bed for up to 2 children on the lower floor (with a large window facing south). The lounge picture window overlooks the forest and Saariselkä in the distance.

Type B Glass Cabin, Sleeps 2-4 - Double bed and 2 small beds suitable for children under 13 that are located each side of the double and located under an innovative glass cabin for viewing the night sky and the Northern Lights.  

Supplement*: £40 per person per night

Type C Scenic View Suites, sleep 2-4 - Large suites which include private sauna, small kitchenette with dining table and chairs, and twin beds and double sofa-bed. The large picture windows have fantastic views over the forest and the twinkling lights of Saariselkä in the distance. The sofa bed is larger than the type A rooms and can sleep 2 adults   

Supplement*: £50 per person per night

Type C Scenic View Suites, sleep 4-5 - Some scenic suites have an put-up bed for a child aged 11 or under.   

Supplement*: £50 per person per night

All rooms have shower, WC, hairdryer, flat screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and free WiFi

*Room supplements are per person per night

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