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Santa at the

Northern Lights Village

3 & 4 nights at Northern Lights Village

Overview

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

What's included:
 

*  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
and instructors

Itinerary

Operators Opinion:

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

 

Upon arrival at the airport, your transfer will be waiting to take you directly to your Aurora accommodation in the incredible Northern Lights Village, around 25 minutes away.

Day 2 & 3  -  Included activities

Searching for Father Christmas

Following breakfast, let Father Christmas’s elves lead the way as the whole family goes on an adventure to find the man himself.

 

You’ll start by baking gingerbread (Father Christmas’s favourite!) with a friendly elf before meeting some reindeer and enjoying a short sleigh ride (approx. 10 minutes).

Now you’re all ready to go, it’s time to begin the search. You’ll travel in a cosy sleigh pulled by a snowmobile and your elf will help you look for Father Christmas’s cabin deep in the forest. Watch your children’s faces light up as they spot the cabin for themselves and you all enjoy a private meeting with Father Christmas – you’ll even receive a small gift to take home with you! Your family will spend approximately 10 minutes with Father Christmas.

To make the visit even more personal, children can write a letter to Father Christmas in advance so that he will have it when they arrive for their meeting. He is a busy man at this time of year, but he will try to read all the letters.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant this evening.


Duration: 3 hours approximately

Snowmobile Safari

This activity has been designed for those who would like to try snowmobiling but for a shorter duration.

 

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 along the way.

 

Children will enjoy the winter wonderland from the comfort of a 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

Husky Safari

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 trip (Approx 30 minute safari)

Day 4  -  Departure

Unfortunately, it’s time for your festive family short break to come to an end. If you don’t have time to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant, we’ll box it up for you before transferring you to the airport.

Accommodation

Aurora Cabins

The Aurora Cabins have a half-glass roof and all face north. The design is based on the traditional wooden kotas (teepees) of Finland and has been specifically created for the village.

Each cabin has twin beds (which can be made into a double) and a sofa bed, suitable for an additional adult. There is a shower room (with underfloor heating) and a toilet, as well as a luggage storage area. Tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a minibar are also included.

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Room Types

The Aurora Cabins have a half-glass roof and all face north. The design is based on the traditional wooden kotas (teepees) of Finland and has been specifically created for the village.

Each cabin has twin beds (which can be made into a double) and a sofa bed, suitable for an additional adult. There is a shower room (with underfloor heating) and a toilet, as well as a luggage storage area. Tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a minibar are also included.

Importantly for duvet-based Aurora hunting, a timer switch can be used to heat the glass roof should your view be obscured by snowfall. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to heat and melt the snow so there’s no need to go and sweep the roof in your pyjamas!

Cabins are not cleaned between arrival and departure unless requested from reception. Additionally, towels can be exchanged at reception if required.

Wi-Fi is only available at the onsite restaurant.

Resort

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Saariselka

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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London Heathrow

16-Dec-21

3 nights / 4 days

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London Heathrow

08-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£1,986

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£1,163

London Heathrow

15-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£2,156

Adult from

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£1,333

London Heathrow

22-Dec-22

3 nights / 4 days

£2,266

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£1,388

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Booking Details

* Advance Register for Christmas 2022 Now *

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £100pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead.  A further deposit payment will be due at the time of us confirming the trip details to you.  If you decide not to travel, we will refund your full deposit payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

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Reservations: 0161 298 7477

Payments Details

If outside 14 weeks of departure this holiday can be booked by paying a deposit of £400 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due. Call 0161 298 7477 to book.

Your Security
This holiday is with
Activities Abroad and is fully ATOL protected.  Dream of Lapland are members of ABTA under license number P7030.  This can be verified at www.ABTA.com.