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How to Visit Santa in Lapland for the Discerning Family

Luxury Father Christmas Holidays

It’s a widely held dream of many children, and a fair few adults for that matter, to go and visit Santa in his native Lapland (the actual North Pole being on floating ice and therefore not suitable for building toy factories). As a parent it can be both an exciting and daunting prospect, because how do you make sure you pick the right trip?

With more than 18 years of experience behind us, we have created, refined and perfected what we believe is the perfect Father Christmas holiday. It’s not the cheapest, it’s not the shortest, but it is the very best of Lapland with the very best of skiFinland’s expertise, experience and services, which is why we’re proud to offer it exclusively to our customers.

Below skiFinland answer a few of your questions and explain why they know you should go on holiday with them.

How long should I stay?

We firmly believe it’s worth taking the time to savour this once in a lifetime experience, and we have found that a 3 or 5 night stay offers the best balance of time for activities and enjoying the company of your family with the sometimes hectic schedule of the Christmas period. Any shorter and you’ll get home with your head in a blur and possibly in need of a large glass of wine. If you fancy staying longer than 5 days you can do and then we would suggest combing your stay with additional activities, such as skiing or a stop-over in Helsinki. We specialise in bespoke holidays so let us know if you’d like to personalise your holiday.

What should I do?

First on the list has to be your visit with Father Christmas. Getting the chance to spend a good amount of time with Santa in a casual and cosy setting gives more nervous children chance to relax and take the encounter at their own pace, while more confident children will be thrilled with the chance to get to know Father Christmas better. That’s why skiFinland only provide small activity groups, with just a handful of families, and you’ll get to spend the whole morning or evening in and around Santa’s cottage, even having a meal with him and baking with Mrs Claus.

Lapland is a haven for other activities and our holidays include all the traditional highlights, all in relaxed, small groups, ran by professional and experienced native partners. Husky sledding, reindeer safaris, snowmobile sledge rides and fun in the snow are all included in our 3 and 5 night stays, with time to relax and enjoy yourselves and experience Lapland in between.

Where can I stay?

As well as a selection of lovely standard accommodation, we have a carefully curated selection of luxury accommodation from pent-house apartments to deluxe log cabins to suit all families. Whether you’re a big family group looking for a luxury catered chalet in the forest or a smaller family looking for an intimate cottage setting by the ski slopes, our highly experienced team know the resort and accommodation and can make suggestions tailored to you and your family.

What if I don’t have enough time to organise a holiday?

Our team has been creating bespoke holidays for discerning families for more than 16 years. We pride ourselves on creating seamless holiday experiences from your first enquiry right through to the end of your holidays and beyond. Many of our customers come back to us year after year for different types of holiday because we continuously provide the service and standard that they expect. From exclusive transfers that mean you don’t spend hours waiting at the airport for other flights, to always having your calls and enquiries dealt with by someone familiar with your booking, we work hard to ensure that your holiday is a relaxing and rewarding experience all the way through.

 If you’d like more information on how to join us on one of our exceptional Father Christmas holidays this December please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call skiFinland on 0207 199 6012, alternatively you can send us an email (enquiries@ski-finland.co.uk) or fill out our enquiry form, however you contact us our team will be thrilled to help create your dream holiday.

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