Santa’s Aurora | Itinerary

Santas Aurora

Enjoy our ultimate Christmas in Lapland with everything you could wish for included in your holiday price. Woosh around on a snowmobile safari, husky-driven sled rides, and reindeer sleigh rides, plus spectacular shows with Elves around every corner.


  • After flying across the Arctic Circle, you will be greeted at Ivalo Airport by our cheeky elves who are eagerly awaiting your arrival. A great first photo opportunity, but they do like to create mischief and mayhem.
  • A short 25-minute coach transfer to the hotel and our Santa’s Lapland Representatives 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 any reindeer or maybe an elf in the woods close by.
  • Arrive at your beautiful accommodation, the Star Arctic Hotel or Santa’s Glass Cabin Cubes and collect your complimentary thermal snowsuits.
  • Spend some time settling into your accommodation & meet our 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.
  • Your first evening starts with a Wilderness Dinner in a traditional Lappish Kota (like a teepee), eating a festive feast next to a fire. Followed by a wonderful Reindeer sleigh ride through the magical forests of Lapland.
  • The accommodations are both 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.

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Search for Santa

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  • 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. Our Representatives will pick you up and take you to the Arctic Circle Centre where you can enjoy all the following activities at some point during the day for the ultimate Christmas Adventure.
  • Swoosh through the snow in style on your extended husky sled ride. A grown-up will drive while the kids cosy up in the sled, and the huskies race you off into the magical forest.
  • Join in the fun and play some Crazy Reindeer Golf or try your hand at Reindeer Lasso.
  • 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 snow-hockey, kick-sledding (a crazy Finnish cross between a scooter and a toboggan!), tandem skiing, mini-skidoo rides for the children and tobogganing.
  • Visit the new Elves Workshop and discover what our cheeky elves really get up to as they help Santa get ready for Christmas.
  • Throughout the day, the warm Kota’s are the perfect place to warm up around a crackling log fire with pancakes and hot berry juice.
  • Follow Santa’s magical glow trail and see your children’s faces light up with wonder, as you fulfil your family’s Search for Santa with a private family meeting in Santa’s secret cabin. With elves on hand to make you welcome there is sure to be magic in the air!
  • Finally, back ‘home’ in your hotel in Saariselkä, it’s time for dinner in your hotel to reminisce and share stories of your unforgettable Christmas adventure!

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Time for a little more magic

  • Take the chance to wander around the village’s traditional Lappish shops and take a memory home with you.
  • Hop on a thrilling snowmobile ride through the chanting forests with your family. Don’t forget your driving licence and have a go at driving, while the kids sit in the back to take it all in.
  • Say your farewells to this magical land and our representatives will collect you from your doorstep for the short coach ride to the airport to catch your flight home!

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Optional Adventures

All of our experiences are available as 3 night trips with 4 days to experience more magic. Our optional adventures can be booked on both 2 and 3 night trips.

  • Northern Lights Adventure
  • Reindeer Sleigh Rides
  • Husky Sled Rides
  • Snowmobile Trips
  • Lapland Downhill Skiing
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile

Santa's Aurora | Dog Sled

Please speak with us for more information on these additional extras.


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