SANTA'S LAPLAND HOLIDAYS IN JERIS
Return flights with hot meals on board
Airport and resort transfers
Full-board cabin accommodation
Private family meeting with Santa
Husky sled safari
Reindeer camp and sleigh ride
Loan of thermal suits and boots
Snow fun, including ice fishing and snowshoes
How do you know where to look? He must be around here somewhere. At first, the task can seem daunting: searching for Santa in the snow-capped forests of True Lapland. The picture-perfect, wintry snowscapes stretch to the horizon and beyond; the possibilities are endless. It seems an improbable home for an 800-year-old man – especially one as busy as Santa. But Lapland is full of surprises.
And what a pleasant surprise Jeris is! Surrounded by Lapland’s Pallas-Yllas National Park, this is Lapland just as you imagined it – with trees bowing under the weight of the snow and frozen lakes glistening in earnest. The crisp snowscapes are pristine and show no trace of the days filled with fun and excitement that are had here; each adventure is a new start. The deep, deep snow is a perfect playground for adults and children alike – snowmobiling and husky sledding are all part of the adventure. And the reindeer, oh the reindeer! Abundantly moseying through the snow at leisure, you’re at once reminded that you’re outnumbered here by Santa’s four-legged friends.
Perhaps it’s no wonder then, that Santa chose to make this his home or that he welcomes you to enjoy this very special corner of the world. Of course, no trip to Lapland is complete without a visit to see the Grand Old Man himself – you’ve travelled a long way to see him. But you need to find him first.
So, how do you know where to look? Don’t worry, he can’t be far away…
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Situated in the Pallas-Yllas National Park, Lake Jeris is a jewel in Lapland’s crown. Surrounded by the pristine snowscapes of imagination, the breath-taking scenery perfectly compliment the activities included in the Sleigh Bells Ringing holiday.
Your Sleigh Bells Ringing holiday begins with a direct flight to Enontekio airport, far in the north of Finnish Lapland, saving valuable holiday time by avoiding rushed or lengthy connections in Helsinki. Upon arrival, there is a guided transfer to Jeris of approximately one hour and 15 minutes, after which you collect your thermal snow suits and boots that you can keep for the duration of your stay. Your accommodation is a traditional Finnish log cabin, which includes its own sauna and log burner. Based on a full-board basis, meals are served in the main hotel building (a short walk from the cabins) and are buffet style, with children’s options available.
This three or four-night holiday includes an array of exciting activities and excursions, on which you will make memories to last a lifetime. It is possible to add some optional experiences to make your time in Lapland extra special, but the activities below are already included in the holiday.
Places are strictly limited, however, to preserve the authenticity of this magical part of the world, so book early to avoid disappointment!
The cabins at Jeris are set in the Pallas-Yllas National Park – Finland’s third largest National Park and a true winter wonderland. Thick forest and glistening lakes blanketed in deep snow surround the cabins, offering picture-perfect views like no other.
The traditional-built timber cabins vary in size depending on occupancy, but each has the comforts which will make it a typically Finnish stay: a private sauna, a log burner, and a drying cupboard for snow suits.
Your transfer from the airport will take you to the main hotel building, from where help will be on hand to take you and your luggage to your cabin. A welcome pack of tea and coffee and firewood will be in your cabin, and further supplies of firewood can be purchased locally at the hotel if you wish. Meals are taken at the hotel’s restaurant, except one night when the dinner will be in the lakeside restaurant.
Cabins are roughly a 15-minute walk from the main hotel building and so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. A shuttle bus to the main hotel building operates, though times are yet to be confirmed.
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.
Duration: Full Length
A team of eager huskies await to transport you across the Arctic tundra on a 6km safari. On a guided tour of the husky camp, you will learn how your new best friends live and have the chance to cuddle a husky pup! Two adults share a husky sled and children follow on a guide’s sled.
Duration: Full Length
This staple Lapland activity is a must for all Lapland adventurers! Set off on a 20km exhilarating safari through the Lapland’s wintry wonderland, propelled by engine and excitement. Two adults share a snowmobile and children follow in a sled.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Santa’s four-legged friends can’t wait to meet you! On this tour of the Torassieppi reindeer camp, you’ll have the chance to feed the reindeer, practising lassoing, and enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride through the snow.
Duration: Private Visit
No visit to Lapland is complete without a visit to see Santa – you’ve travelled a long way to see him! But where is he? Maybe some helpful elves could point you in the right direction as you are driven by snowmobile sled on your search!
Duration: 2-3 hours
As if building a snowman and having a snowball fight isn’t fun already, there are a host of traditional Lapland snow activities to try your hand at: snowshoeing, ice fishing and cross-country skiing are all great fun – as is tobogganing!
Duration: 1-2 hours
A festive family favourite! In a warm interval from the fun in the snow, families enjoy baking traditional Finnish gingerbread cookies and getting artistic with some Christmas-themes crafts.
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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