Experience the magic of Christmas. With so much festive fun, your day trip to Lapland is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
It’s ideal for the little ones as many of the activities, including a tour of Santa’s Secret Grotto and Elf School, are based indoors at SantaPark. Where you'll get to meet the big man himself, get the lowdown on elf life; enjoy dashing through the snow on a husky-drawn sleigh and much much more. Adults won’t miss out either. Experience outdoor taster rides where you can enjoy the beautiful snowy forests and white landscapes, with short and gentle reindeer rides, speedy husky dog sleigh rides and even snowmobiling. Don't worry, all thermal wear is provided (except for infants). Inside SantaPark, you can attend elf school, buy and decorate cookies in Mrs Claus' bakery, and even visit the Ice Queen and see her dazzling ice-sculptures.
With so much festive fun, your day trip to Lapland is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Don’t forget your passport! Check in at the airport, and board Falcon’s special early morning flight to the Rovaneimi in the North Pole. On board, children are given colouring packs and santa hats, and you can take part in some festive carol singing. Breakfast will be served during the flight, so you can sit back and relax. Santa knows that you’re on your way!
A magical mystery tour
At Rovinemi Airport you’ll be greeted by the friendly elves and taken by coach to Santa’s Secret Grotto in SantaPark. Here, you’ll be given your own Lappish passport as a special souvenir to take home with you. This passport is a pass for the various activities throughout the day.
Children get ready for a really cool Christmas-themed ride. You'll chug along on a special train through Santa's workshop. And on the way you'll see his elves hard at work, toys lined up ready to be delivered to good boys and girls, and plenty of snowy scenery, too.
Meet Old Man Reindeer
Listen to stories and tales as you learn about the Arctic Circle crossing ceremony.
You’ll visit the dressing room, where you’ll be able to get wrapped up from head to toe in a cosy outfit that’ll keep you nice and warm in the snow. Then follow the path through snowy pines to try short reindeer and husky sleigh rides, snowmobiling, sledging and mini-skidoo rides for children. After all of the excitement of these short taster rides, spend some time playing in the snow and making snow-angels, then take a break and sip some warm berry juice while you thaw your fingers beside the campfire.
Christmas comes early
Santa’s a busy man, but he’s happily made time to meet you and give you a little present. Don’t forget to ask the elves how to greet him in Finnish. You can get your souvenir photo taken together, which you can purchase straight after.
Here at the Lappish school, you’ll learn all the secrets and tricks of Santa’s famous little helpers before your elf graduation. Your Diploma from Elf School is included, and will be given to you at the end of the day.
Head to the open planned restaurant in the heart of the grotto, where lunch is included. You can buy tea, coffee, soft drinks and other snacks from here too. While you eat, there is a small drama/musical (at various times throughout the day) with singing and dancing to entertain the kids.
Here’s your chance to stock up on a few Christmas souvenirs for your friends back home.
The Ice Queen’s Ice Bar and Gallery
Before entering the Ice Queen’s bar and gallery, you’ll be given a thermal jacket as it’s below freezing inside. Here adults can buy a drink at the Ice bar and spend time enjoying the impressive range of dazzling ice-sculptures in the Gallery.
Mrs Claus’ Bakery
Next up, you can buy a tea or coffee and relax for a while watching the kids decorate gingerbread cookies with the help of the elves. But whose will look the coolest?
Santa’s Post Office
It’s time to write home to tell your friends all about Santa’s beard, your favourite elf and the fuzzy huskies. Here you can buy letters, postcards, Finnish stamps and even a special Arctic Circle Stamp. You can even arrange to post a letter for the following Christmas!
Worn out but full of stories for friends and family, Santa’s elves will take you on coaches back to the airport, ready to fly home.
Because your day’s packed with fun, the order of events may differ from above, but it’ll still be chock-a-block with festive fun.
Day Trips departing Dublin on Friday 6th & 13th of December
Online prices from: Adults: €629 Children: €549
Day Trips departing Belfast on Friday 13th of December
Online price: Adults: £469 Children: £419
Limited availability, so why not book today?
Price includes: flights, transfers according to the program, guiding, thermal equipment for stay (excluding infants): overall boots, woollen socks, scarf, gloves, a visit and mentioned activities at SantaPark, a personal Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate, a Lappish passport for children. In-flight meals and lunch in SantaPark are included in the price. Price also includes airport taxes and charges and Air Passenger Duty of £13pp/Government Departure tax of €3pp (subject to change). Remember to add holiday insurance. Maximum child age is 12 years.