Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip
0 nights. December 2023. From £649.00.
ON SALE: 2023 DATES
Take your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews on a day trip they'll never forget as you journey 100 kilometres above the Arctic Circle to a sparkling landscape of snowy forests. For here, in the remote heart of Swedish Lapland, you'll find Pajala - the secret home of the real Santa Claus, his reindeer and his happy team of helpers.For a few precious days in December, you can go on a day trip to Lapland on our specially chartered flight - the only 'Santa' flight into Pajala on that day - for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a natural winter wonderland that's as far away from the everyday, increasingly commercial Christmas celebration as you could ever hope to find.
What's IncludedExclusive chartered return flights direct to Pajala, in Swedish Lapland
Return transfers from the airport to Santa's village
Warm and cosy thermal clothing including gloves and boots
Hot berry juice to drink
A private family meeting with Father Christmas
A token Christmas gift for every child
One exhilarating snowmobile ride
One traditional reindeer sleigh ride
A husky sled through the snowy countryside
A hearty lunch of Swedish meatballs or a hot dog or a vegetarian pasta dish
Holiday HighlightsA magical ride in a traditional reindeer-drawn sleigh
A husky sled through the snowy countryside
One exhilarating ride on a snowmobile
Exclusive festive flights
Discovering the still, white wilderness of Swedish Lapland
Family fun in the snow
Time to enjoy organised activities throughout the day
A host of treasured memories to cherish
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Lapland day trip tour detailsFly direct to Pajala in Swedish Lapland, Santa’s special airport, on a specially chartered flight. This will be the only flight to Pajala on this day and numbers are strictly limited and exclusive to Newmarket Holidays, which means you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all the activities on offer throughout the magical day. Your hosts will meet you, before you take a short, warm and comfortable coach journey to Santa's Village. After a quick change into the cosy, thermal garments provided, you'll head out into the snow split into groups. Enjoy a magical ride in a traditional reindeer-drawn sleigh, a trip through the countryside on a dog-sled pulled by real huskies and a thrilling ride on a snowmobile. Between the organised activities, you'll have quality time as a family to enjoy the snow, with toboggan rides, snowman building and snowball fights! Once you've worked up an appetite, head into the welcoming warmth of the main building, and tuck in to a delicious lunch. Warming hot berry juice, water and biscuits will also be available throughout the day. But the highlight of the day will surely come as you set foot on the 'secret path' through the forest, and follow the twinkling lanterns to Santa's log cabin home. Get your festive wish-list ready, as Father Christmas will be waiting there to greet you personally; the perfect end to a perfect, magical day. Back to top
Snowmobile AdventureHolders of full driving licences can take the controls. For children under 15, there will be the chance to be pulled along in a sleigh.
TemperatureTemperatures rarely rises above freezing, and can sometimes get as low as -35C. Thermal wear for all sizes is provided at Santa's Village, but we recommend that you bring a suitable hat, gloves and outerwear (plus wear lots of layers) for travel between the aircraft and the village. Footwear is also available if you do not have your own boots. If the temperature becomes so cold that activities become unsafe, we may move the location or time of those activities.
MealsNo catering is provided on outbound flights. Lunch at the village will consist of traditional Swedish meatballs or a hotdog or a vegetarian pasta dish. If this menu is unsuitable for your party, we would recommend bringing some snacks with you. Hot berry juice will be available throughout the day. Light meals will be provided for your inbound flight. Due to the remoteness of the location we are unable to fulfil any special dietary requirements. We'd, therefore, ask that any customers who suffer from allergies provide their own food for the day. You may also like to bring treats for your children to snack on during the day. Due to airport security, liquids must be purchased after you have passed through Passport Control and you should not purchase “Duty Free” liquids at your UK airport.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
CurrencyBritish pounds may be used to purchase drinks, snacks and souvenirs in the small gift shop. Valid credit/debit cards will be accepted but these transactions will be charged in Swedish Krona.
Travel insurance for optional activitiesPlease make sure that your travel insurance has adequate cover for any activities you may wish to participate in while on holiday (this may need to include winter sports cover)
Booking Terms & Conditions for Lapland day tripsTo view the Lapland day trips booking Terms and Conditions please click here.
Travelling to EuropeRules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay. Visa - If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in 2023, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com. Border Control - At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required. Healthcare Cover - You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information. You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Back to top