Plan your perfect Christmas experience in the frozen north – explore the highlights of snow-covered Scandinavia
Whether you want to experience thrills of exciting activities or take the kids to meet the man in red himself, you can get the most out of a trip organised by the experts.
Lapland holidays from Best Served Scandinavia
For the ultimate Lapland experience, look no further than the experts at Best Served Scandinavia. The itineraries, all designed by their specialists, showcase this magical region at its spellbinding best.
Winter is Lapland at its iconic best, when the ground is thick with snow and days are filled with thrilling, high-octane activities. Take to forests trails and frozen lakes on husky sleds and snowmobiles, catch and cook your lunch on an ice fishing adventure, or strap on a pair of snowshoes for a walk in the wilderness. There’s even the chance to join Sami reindeer herders to learn the secrets of an ancient nomadic culture. Then, as the night sets in, roaring fires and delicious, seasonal food offer comfort and cosiness as the Northern Lights dazzle in the skies overhead.
Of course, winter isn’t for everyone, and a visit to Lapland in summer can be just as rewarding. There’s the chance to spot bears roaming in ancient woodlands, paddle kayaks and go rafting on sparkling rivers and hike on remote fells, all set aglow by the Midnight Sun. Autumn, too, is a magical time, when the landscapes are set ablaze with reds and golds and, from September onwards, the aurora dances across star-filled skies.
No matter when you travel, you’ll enjoy stays in some of Europe’s most innovative and exciting accommodation. From glass igloos and ice hotels to romantic log cabins and art-installation treehouses, Best Served Scandinavia specialists are on hand to recommend the best options for you.
Discover more of what to see and do in Lapland with our expert travel guide
Santa holidays from Best Served Scandinavia
Santa and Lapland have been synonymous for centuries. But, with a full spread of thrilling winter activities available, and some truly stunning accommodation on offer, Santa’s permanent residence offers far more than just a meeting with the great man himself.
Indeed, there’s also a showcase of accompanying delights to thrill children and adults alike. At Rovaniemi’s SantaPark, hidden deep in the frozen forests, legions of helpful elves are on hand to introduce you and the kids to the delights of a traditional Lapland Christmas. There’s a gingerbread bakery, an elf school and workshop and even Santa’s official post office. And, grown-ups will find plenty of opportunities to plunge into the snowy wilderness on snowmobiles and husky sleds.
Alternatively, find Santa in his Harriniva hideaway, perched among snow-dusted firs and reached via twilight sled rides beneath the forest canopy. You can even meet real-life Rudolphs and Dashers before taking the reins and sledding through the ice-slicked wilderness. Or, you might prefer to take in the fairy-tale Arctic surrounds on snowshoeing trips and snowmobile safaris through Lapland’s snowy wilds.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be treated to some truly superb accommodation. There’s everything from designer glass-fronted treehouses, primed for views of the Northern Lights, to traditional log-cabin hotels, with their roaring fires and authentic Lapland cuisine.
Best Served Scandinavia’s Santa breaks are all tailor-made to your specific requirements. Designed by their specialist teams, the comprehensive range of itineraries are packed full of their favourite festive activities, ensuring a truly magical stay.
Make Christmas magical with a trip to Santa’s Lapland
There are lots of wonderful ways to celebrate Christmas, but nothing can beat a magical family visit to meet Santa and his cheeky elves in his Lapland home this winter. Glide through the woods on a sleigh for your private family meeting with Santa himself and explore snowy family adventures throughout your stay!
On the Santa’s Magic trips, you get to experience everything Lapland has to offer. In addition to your private meeting with Santa you will get to enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride, sledging with huskies, exploring a real igloo and much more! The kids will also love the tobogganing, mini-skidoos and trying their luck ice fishing.
Situated in the far north of Finland, more than 200 km above the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä is a snowy, magical wonderland easily accessible from 19 regional UK airports. Wake up to pink-hued sunrises and watch the sun disappear a few short hours later to be replaced with the spectacular Northern Lights. It is this natural beauty and the warmth of its people that create the most magical Christmas atmosphere imaginable.
From being greeted at the airport by Santa’s cheeky elves to going on your ‘search for Santa’ with Rudolph and his reindeer friends, your trip to Lapland will be one for your family to cherish for many years to come. Before you return home, everyone gathers for a gala dinner – a fitting send-off from snowy Lapland. From the Northern Lights to photo-bombing reindeer, Santa’s Lapland offers the entire family the trip of a lifetime. Make 2019 the year you experience the true magic of Christmas in a way that can only be experienced with Santa in Lapland.
Call one of Santa’s Helpers on 01483 791 945 or visit Santa's Lapland to find out more.