A longer pre-Christmas break for those who linger in Santa's kingdom.
40-minute snowmobile experience
40-minute husky experience
Reindeer sleigh ride
Private family meeting with Santa
Gift for children
Four nights full-board accommodation
Snow activities: eg tobogganing, kick sledges (deposit payable)
Your children will never forget their magical encounter with Father Christmas in Lapland and we're sure that neither will you. This is a land where reindeer roam free, where northern lights dance in the night sky, and where vast landscapes of pristine snow await. On these four-night short breaks before Christmas, we take you there. And we've planned a number of inspiring activities during your stay: reindeer sleigh rides, treks through the snow pulled by a team of huskies, snowmobile safaris into the wilderness, and plenty of additional activities are available to suit adults as well as children. Of course, as far as memories are concerned, it will be hard to rival the search for Santa through snow-covered forests and the wonder of meeting him in his secret log cabin. This is a Christmas holiday that will live long in the memory.
* FC = Free Child Place, HP = Half Price Child Place
Free and half price child places are subject to availability. In order to qualify for a free child place there has to be a minimum of 6 passengers travelling. Should there be 3 passengers travelling you are eligible for a half price child.
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5 Day Itinerary
Your dogs are eager for the off! Huskies are at their happiest when there is an adventure before them. You decide who is going to be the musher, guiding the team of dogs. In each sled, one additional person (or two small children) settles down to enjoy the ride. And then you're off on a journey, part of your 40-minute Husky Experience, through the wilderness, taking you out of sight of civilisation, where the trees bow under their burden of snow and the distant fells look mysterious in the half-light.
Your Husky Experience is a highlight of your four-night break with Transun. But there is so much more. From a Snowmobile Adventure to a kids' snowmobile, from a Search For Santa to a Festive Dinner, your short break is filled with magical experiences. Here is a typical itinerary.
After you land in Enontekio in Finland you will be guided to your coach. The journey (15 minutes to our hotels in Hetta or one hour to the Davvi Arctic Lodge in Karesuando) takes you through the heart of the Sami lands. Your all-in-one thermal suits and boots collection will be organised by your representative. After checking in at your hotel, your Transun rep hosts a welcome meeting and during dinner, your rep will answer any further questions. Tonight, you can join one of our optional activities, such as a Northern Lights safari by snowmobile. See FAQs for details.
After breakfast, you will head out on your first safari - a 40-minute Husky Experience. This will be followed by a warming lunch. Throughout the day you can enjoy snow activities outside, with toboggans available free. This afternoon, you can join one of our optional excursions, perhaps Reindeer Herding or head out and make your own snow fun. Afterwards, return to the hotel for dinner.
After breakfast, you will be joining your second included safari - the 40 minute snowmobile adventure. A warming lunch will then follow. A supervised kids' snowmobile ride will be available (see FAQs for details) or, if you're lucky, a chance to get up close to a friendly reindeer.
Then, the highlight of the day when you board a reindeer sleigh and set off In Search Of Father Christmas. During a private family meeting in his cabin, each child has the chance to talk with Santa and receives a small gift. After dinner, relax or join an optional activity.
After breakfast, you head outside for a morning of family snow fun or you may want to go on one of our optional excursions such as trying your hand at Ice Fishing or drive your own reindeer on our Reindeer camp excursion. A warming lunch will be served. Afterwards, you might want to join in the indoor Christmas crafts. Or, relax indoors. This evening, enjoy a Festive Dinner. Afterwards, why not join an optional safari and hopefully encounter the beautiful Northern Lights?
Check out after breakfast at 0900hrs. Then set off on one final adventure, a Wilderness Treasure Hunt! Alternatively, you have time for one last play in the snow or you could join another optional excursion. After lunch, depart for Enontekio and your flight home.
Please note: For operational reasons, itineraries may vary.
As well as your included activities, there's a whole programme of optional excursions for you to choose from. These are available for you to add when you book - whether online or over the phone.
Strictly limited numbers are available for this exciting chance to befriend the husky puppies. You are transferred to the husky camp, where you meet the new puppies and hear stories from real mushers.
£90 Adult £70 Child 1 Hour
You will visit a reindeer gathering place where you learn about herding and even how to lasso a reindeer. Then venture into the Arctic wilderness on a short safari, drawn through the snow by a reindeer while sitting in a sleigh.
£75 Adult £65 Child 1.5 Hours
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in search of the Northern Lights. Based on two adults sharing a snowmobile.**
£110 Adult £85 Child 1 Hour
This is a great trip for all the family. You travel by snowmobile to a nearby popular fishing site where you can try your hand at traditional ice fishing – you just drill a hole in the ice and lower your baited hook into the icy waters below.*
£75 Adult £45 Child 1.5 Hours
Take a night safari on a sledge mushing your own team of dogs to a nearby vantage point where, if you are lucky, you may see the Northern Lights evolving in the sky above (a stunning phenomenon which cannot be guaranteed).**
£110 Adult £85 Child 1 Hour
An extraordinary experience! Inside, the igloo is surprisingly warm and cosy. There is a real bed for a comfortable night's sleep, with a snow surround and covered with reindeer hides.
All excursions include expert guides, equipment and all necessary instruction. On our Northern Lights night safaris, we search for the best viewpoints rather than aim to cover a specific distance.
On all safaris, unless a supplement is paid to secure a single rider, you may be required to share with another person from the group. All prices are per person. All distances and durations are approximate and subject to weather conditions and route on the day.
All excursions are subject of minimum numbers and local conditions and are non-refundable. However, you will be automatically refunded the full price paid for your excursion if it doesn’t go ahead due to operational reasons.
*All Snowmobile activities carry a €550 damage deposit which is payable locally. A valid driving license must be shown upon arrival.** The ability to drive and control a husky team on longer safaris is determined by physical attributes. Normally, anybody over the age of 18 should be able to handle a dog team comfortably.
All the dates above are available as of our last update. However the prices and tours are subject to availability and availability cannot be guaranteed for late bookings made between Oct-Dec where availability will be extremely limited with most tours likely to be full. Alternative tours will be offered should this tour be fully booked.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.
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