About Santa's Aurora - 3 nights
A fun-filled few days in a beautiful hotel with a good choice of activities AND a day at leisure! Hotel is the Star Arctic.
Duration: 3 nights/4 days
Lying 200km above the Arctic Circle Saariselka is the most northerly resort in Lapland. It is surrounded by gentle hills and snow-laden forests, it's where rugged nature and ancient mysticism go hand in hand. The native Sami, with their fascinating cultural heritage and hospitable charm, welcome and delight visitors with ancient tales and legends.
Your accommodation on this short break will be the Star Arctic Hotel. This hotel is the ideal location for hunting for the Northern Lights due to the lack of light pollution and prime position at the top of the fell. You will enjoy some stunning views of Saariselkä below.
Contact us to check latest availability and special offers and we will provide an up-to-date quote. Then if you wish to proceed we will need names as per passports, dates of birth for all and contact details for the lead traveller together with a deposit of £150 per person; all of which can be done over the phone or via our secure online payment page (powered by WorldPay).
Full payment required if within 10 weeks of travel date.
Upon arrival at Ivalo Airport you will be greeted by a reindeer with its Sami handler and one of Santa's elves, presenting a delightful photo opportunity to capture your family's first few minutes in Santa's homeland. A short, comfortable 25-minute transfer to Saariselka - just enough time to see if the children can spot more reindeer or elves in the forest. Once in Saariselka you will collect your thermal suits and boots before making your way to the Star Arctic Hotel. This hotel is the ideal location for hunting for the Northern Lights due to the lack of light pollution and prime position at the top of the fell. You will enjoy some stunning views of Saariselkä below.
Spend some time settling into your accommodation & meet the helpful representatives who will give you all the information you need to have the complete Lapland Experience. For the rest of the afternoon you can play in the snow or perhaps try some tobogganing.
Your first evening starts with the Wilderness Dinner and Aurora Hunt by Huskies. It's a short coach ride to the Wilderness Centre for dinner in the lodge, some fun in the snow outside and an exciting husky ride. The children can enjoy the thrilling ride from the comfort of the sled whilst all the grownups have the opportunity to drive the husky sled themselves.
This extra day on the longer 4 day break will normally be your second day, and gives you the chance to start building up the excitement, with your choice of fantastic Optional Adventures.
Try a daytime Snowmobile Safari where parents take it in turns to drive the snowmobile and children will be towed in a special sled by the guide, or the evening snowmobile option, the Northern Lights Adventure. Perhaps enjoy a few hours skiing or Saariselkä’s toboggan run. Or you may prefer a Reindeer Sleigh ride.
Back at the Star Arctic enjoy dinner, excitement mounting for tomorrow's Big Day.
A host of great adventures awaits so wrap up warmly and pack some snacks as you will be outside in the true wilderness of Lapland with some fantastic camera moments for the whole family.
You will be taken to the Arctic Circle Centre where you can enjoy all the following activities at some point during the day for the ultimate Christmas Adventure.
*The amount of time allowed to do these activities depends on the actual flight departure time.*