Lapland Breaks

Sleigh Bells Ringing 2017

HALF PRICE Child places available

Sleigh Bells Ringing

Visit the grand old man in his Lapland retreat

Snowmobiles, sledges and so much more on a thrilling pre-Christmas break

Price includes:
40-minute Husky Experience
40-minute Snowmobile Adventure
Reindeer sleigh ride
Private family meeting with Santa
Gift for children
Festive Dinner
Three nights full-board accommodation
Snow activities: eg tobogganing, kick sledges (deposit payable)

There's little to match the thrill of your child's meeting with Father Christmas. We carefully organise these trips so that the search for Santa is the centrepiece of a wonderful stay in Lapland. Nothing can beat the excitement of setting off by snowmobile into the snowy forest, wrapped up against the cold air, in search of Santa's hideaway log cabin. Of course, he'll know your children by name and he'll give them a present or two in anticipation of the big day itself. Add to this encounters with Santa's reindeer, with his elves, a stirring sled safari pulled by a team of huskies, and all kinds of fun in the snow, and this three-night short break in Lapland is a Christmas holiday we're sure you'll never forget.

* 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.

2017 Date Departs Nights Davvi Hotel Cabins Aurora Deluxe  
24 Nov Bristol 3 £939 £1,014 £1,239 £1,299 HP
05 Dec Gatwick 3 £1,076 £1,151 £1,376 £1,436 HP
08 Dec Glasgow 3 £1,133 £1,208 £1,433 £1,493 HP
15 Dec Bristol 3 £1,209 £1,284 £1,509 £1,569 HP
20 Dec Leeds Bradford 3 £1,226 £1,301 £1,526 £1,586 HP

2017 Date Departs Nights Lomakyla Majatalo Cabins  
08 Dec Belfast 3 £1,073 £1,193 £1,313 HP
15 Dec Doncaster 3 £1,209 £1,329 £1,449 HP
18 Dec East Midlands 3 £1,226 £1,346 £1,466 HP

4 Day Itinerary

There are few experiences quite as exhilarating as driving a snowmobile through Arctic snowscapes. Your short break includes a one hour Snowmobile Adventure amid the fells, forests and frozen lakes of Europe's last wilderness. Obviously, with such powerful machines, strict rules apply and you must hold a full driving licence to take the controls. For safety reasons, children ride in a sledge pulled by your guide's snowmobile. But youngsters who want to drive a snowmobile themselves can try out our supervised kids' snowmobile track during your Snow Fun activities.

Your Snowmobile Adventure is only part of your three-night break with Transun. But there is so much more included. From a magical Search for Santa to a Husky Experience your short break is filled with magical experiences. Here is a typical itinerary.

Day One

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. Watch out for reindeer in the woods! 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.

Day Two

After breakfast, you enjoy your first included Santa safari, a 40-minute Husky Experience followed by a warming lunch. Throughout the day you can enjoy snow activities outside, with toboggans available free. Or, if you prefer, there's plenty of family fun to be had making snowmen or enjoying a good old-fashioned snowball fight! This evening, enjoy a walk to the local church. After a welcome by the vicar and carols, you return to your hotel for dinner. Later, you might want to join an optional night safari.

Day Three

After breakfast, you will be joining your second included Santa 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.

This evening, enjoy a Festive Dinner. Afterwards, why not join an optional safari and hopefully encounter the beautiful Northern Lights?

Day Four

Check out after breakfast at 0900hrs. There should be time for one final play in the snow or to join another optional excursion. After lunch, depart for Enontekio airport and your flight home.

Please note: For operational reasons, itineraries may vary.

Optional Excursions

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.

Puppy Encounter

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

Reindeer Herding

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

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari

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

Ice Fishing by Snowmobile

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

Northern Lights Husky Safari

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

A Night In An Igloo

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.
£120 Overnight

Further Information

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.

AVAILABILITY
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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