ACCOMMODATION

  • Christmas Holidays
    by skiLapland
  • Includes a private
    meeting with Santa
  • Unique activity packages
    in small groups
  • A holiday you and your
    family will never forget
  • A choice of
    accommodation
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Father Christmas Holiday in Saariselka

located in the resort of Saariselkä

snowboard ski 3 4 4 3
Sleeps 2 to 4 Sleeps 2 to 4
Exclusive skiLapland programme Exclusive skiLapland programme
Activity packed holiday Activity packed holiday
Time available for skiing Time available for skiing
20 minute transfer 20 minute transfer

Our Christmas holidays to Saariselka in Lapland have been hand-crafted by our experts in cooperation with specialist local suppliers to offer fantastic Lapland Christmas holidays.

Saariselka is in the heart of Lapland, with a magical festive atmosphere to transport you into the true spirit of Christmas. With activities included and a choice of accommodation, a skiLapland Christmas holiday to Saariselka can be your family holiday of a lifetime.

A skiLapland exclusive

We have worked closely with exceptional local suppliers to hand-craft an exclusive activity package that is included in your holiday. This allows us to guarantee small, intimate groups for the activities, and to provide a private meeting with Santa deep in his enchanted forest.

Your 3 or 4 night Christmas Holiday to Saariselka with skiLapland includes a chance to meet with Reindeer, learning about and interacting with these beautiful creatures as well as enjoying a reindeer sleigh ride, a 2 hour husky activity, and a journey by snowmobile sledge into the forest for your private meeting with Father Christmas. Your holiday also includes either a half or full day for skiing or relaxing amongst the stunning snow-capped fells.

Your holiday includes:

  • Flights via Helsinki and exclusive transfers
  • A choice of accommodation and mixed board options.
  • Activities as shown below
  • Winter clothing and snowboots
  • The expertise of our skiLapland team


Please see below for an example itinerary and full details of all included activities.


Prices from £1,463 per adult (12+yrs), £996 per child (4-11yrs), £699 per child (2-3yrs), and £120 per infant (under 2yrs). Based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Reikonlinna Hotel superior room on a bed and breakfast basis, for the 21st - 24th December (3 nights), including flights, transfers and activities as above.

Room Types

Reikonlinna Hotel

Reikonlinna Hotel

Star Arctic Hotel

Star Arctic Hotel

Example Itinerary

DAY 1

Fly directly from London Gatwick to Ivalo, and then it is just a 20 minute transfer to Saariselka and your accommodation.

DAY 2

Reindeer Experience

On day 2 you will learn and experience more of one of Lapland’s most iconic animals. Reindeer brave the long Lapland winters and as well as learning how, you’ll get to pet and feed them, enjoy a reindeer pulled sleigh ride and take lunch in a traditional fire warmed Kota. Duration approximately 4hrs.

DAY 3

Husky Sledding

You’ll travel by vehicle to your start point in the rolling fells around Saariselka where you’ll be introduced to your team of huskies. The dogs will be just as eager as you to explore the stunning snow-capped forests, and you’ll set off with an experienced guide with a stop part way for a hot drink. Duration approximately 2hrs.

Fun with Santa’s Elves and Private Meeting with Father Christmas in his Forest hideaway.

Santa’s Elf will meet you on arrival and talk about their life in the enchanted forest whilst enjoying hot drinks and gingerbread. Outside you can say hello to Santa’s animals before heading off on a snowmobile drawn sledge to search for Father Christmas’s hideaway in the forest. If you follow the clues you’ll find Santa in his forest Kota for a private meeting before, starry eyed, you head back for your journey home. Duration approximately 1.5hrs.

DAY 4

Free morning to relax and enjoy Saariselka before your transfer from your accommodation to Ivalo Airport, fly direct to London Gatwick.

Please note that the itinerary can change or be reversed from that shown above. This allows us to make sure that your experience is of the highest standard.

Departure dates for 2017

2017 departures

  • 3 nights: Depart on the 21st December from London Gatwick (direct flight).
  • 4 nights: Depart on the 24th December from London Gatwick (direct flight).

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