Santa at the
Northern Lights Village
3 & 4 nights at Northern Lights Village
5*, 'Small & Personal' programme staying at the Aurora Cabins in the Northern Lights Village and containing extended activities and a personal experience.
Santa at the Northern Lights Village
* Return Flights
(Some dates direct)
* Airport transfers
* Northern Lights accommodation
* Half Board
* 5km Husky Safari
* Reindeer Sleigh Ride
* 2 hour Snowmobile Safari
* Search for Father Christmas
* Bake Gingerbread with Elves
* Cold weather clothing
* Fully qualified guides
Saariselkä was all that I envisioned from a family holiday in Lapland. I was immediately filled with an overwhelming desire to explore. The Northern Lights Village offers a fantastic range of winter activities designed to capture the imaginations of all family members. I fulfilled a lifelong dream and met a team of huskies before embarking on a thrilling safari across the snow. I’m not sure who found the activity most exciting, the dogs, the kids or me…….probably me! - Ali McLean
Santa at the
Northern Lights Village
3 & 4 Night Itinerary
* The 4 night itinerary is as below with an extra day.
Day 1 - Arrival at the Northern Lights Village
On arrival at Ivalo Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Northern Lights Village and can check into your Aurora Cabin. You will be served an evening meal in the restaurant.
Day 2 & 3 - Included activities
Searching for Father Christmas
Join some of Father Christmas’s elves on an enchanting festive adventure to seek out the big man in red.
Before setting out, a very friendly elf will meet you for some baking of gingerbread in the hotel restaurant. These cookies are Father Christmas’s favourites and taste delicious.
You will then be taken to meet some of Father Christmas’s reindeer and will enjoy a short reindeer-sleigh ride.
One at a time, families will then depart with an elf for their private meeting with Father Christmas. The great man will be waiting in his cabin. It is deep in the forest and so your elf will help you in your search. You will travel in a cosy snowmobile-pulled sleigh searching for any flickers of light behind the trees.
The lights from the cosy cabin will soon be visible and you will all enjoy a private meeting with Father Christmas lasting up to 15 minutes (times will vary depending on the size of the family). You can all share your Christmas wishes and he will even provide you with a small gift as a memory of the day.
The guests who are waiting to meet Father Christmas will spend time with one of the elves at the reindeer paddock and will enjoy hot berry juice.
After all of the families have met with Father Christmas, you will return to the Northern Lights Village together.
NB: Children can write a letter to Father Christmas in advance and it can be given to the guides so that he will already have their letter when they arrive for their meeting.
Duration: 3 hours approximately
During this two-hour excursion, you will be given expert tuition on how to handle your snowmobile and you can test your skills as you drive across the snow. Travelling two adults per snowmobile, you will stop for hot drinks and snacks along the way.
Children will enjoy the winter wonderland from the comfort of a heated sled.
Please note: The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence. Children will travel in a heated sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children 4 years and under must be accompanied in the sleigh by one parent. Adults are entitled to a discounted price when travelling in the sleigh. Older children may be able to travel as pillion on the snowmobile but this is at the discretion of the guide and the child must be at least 140 cm tall. Children will pay the adult price if riding on the snowmobile.
Duration: 2 hours approximately
Reindeer Sleigh Ride
Reindeer are synonymous with Lapland and winter. A sleigh ride is something which will capture the imaginations of both children and adults alike. It is an experience which can be hard to comprehend until you actually do it. You generally only see such things on TV, but the reality is much more enchanting. The landscape is draped in a perfectly white blanketed and the only sounds are of crunching snow. So Idyllic is the landscape and so fresh is the air, that you could be forgiven for thinking you had entered some fairy-tale realm.
Duration: 25 minute approximately
A husky safari is a favourite here with everyone at Activities Abroad. The excited yelping of the dogs as the sled is been prepared is infectious and you’ll doubtless find that your family are just as eager to get going. Once the dogs get down to business and you glide over the snow-covered landscapes the yelping is replaced by the gentle pattering of paws as they focus on the road ahead. It is quite surreal when you take a moment to process what you are actually doing in comparison to your daily life. Driving a team of dogs in a Lappish wilderness is such a contrast, that is unless you happen to be a professional musher.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minute trip (20-30 minutes safari)
Day 4 - Departure
Today it is time to bid farewell to Lapland and you will be transferred back to Ivalo after breakfast for your return flights home. If you are on the early flight, a packed breakfast will be provided.
Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, close to Russia and just a few hours from the Arctic Ocean, Saariselkä is an exceptionally friendly uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere. With magnificent Arctic wilderness scenery just on the doorstep, it makes an ideal resort for an all-round winter wonderland adventure. The skies are often a deep hue of pink and purple, the pine trees heavily laden with snow, and being so far north there is a good possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too.
Dates & Prices
Below we list ALL departures on the Santa at the Northern Lights Village itinerary.Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 4-14. Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.
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