Short Breaks to Lapland

About Short Breaks to Lapland

Nothing can beat the experience of taking your loved ones up to Lapland for a few days to visit Father Christmas; for many this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

The list of Lapland short breaks is lengthy but please don't be overwhelmed - just contact us with your general requirements and we will happily discuss the alternatives with you. Our recommended trips are listed below.

We have chosen the best short breaks available to Lapland from the UK. Visit Santa in his traditional home and enjoy plenty of exciting activities in the snow and amongst the wild forests of Finnish Lapland. These include riding a snowmobile, being pulled in a sleigh by reindeer, a husky sled ride, tobogganing and much more...

Please note that, as 2020 trips were cancelled due to Covid-19, most people rebooked for 2021 so availability, even at this early stage, is very limited.


Dawn, our Lapland Manager, started escorting trips to see Santa in 1993 & has been many times to various parts of Lapland. We are confident that she is the most experienced Lapland consultant around. Please contact her for impartial and knowledgeable advice prior to making your booking with us.

The Important Bits !

  • All the trips we offer to Lapland are fully protected by ATOL and the operators' ABTA as well as with us - we are fully protected by the Travel Trust Association (T6816).
  • We have chosen to offer only non-commercialised trips to Lapland. We have found over the years that the trips offered by some of the larger non-specialist tour operators are busier and more commercialised and, in our opinion, this is not the experience that our customers are looking for.
  • Dawn has also compiled a list of Hints and Tips, which will be sent out with every booking.

It's Easy to Book!

Contact us to check the latest availability and special offers (if any) 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 between £150 - £200 per person (depending on the operator); all of which can be done over the phone or via our secure online payment page (powered by WorldPay).

Full payment required if within 8 - 10 weeks of travel date (again, depending on the operator)

We offer an easy payment facility whereby you can pay off a little here and there during the year in as many payments as you wish, as long as the trip is paid off by the due date. Some of our customers prefer to do it this way; others prefer to pay it off in one go when the balance is due - it's entirely up to you!


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"Happy new year! We have now got over the excitement of our Lapland trip, Christmas and New Year's Eve and I wanted to write to thank you for your assistance, guidance and patience in booking our amazing holiday. From the moment we checked in, to landing at Ivalo, then arriving at the hotel and through every activity we had fantastic service and all of our expectations were exceeded. We luckily had snow falling throughout our trip and this really created a magical winter wonderland. Could you either forward my email onto your contact with Santa's Lapland or advise who I can contact directly? I am all to aware that customers are usually quite quick to complain when they are unhappy but less forthcoming to praise and pass on positive feedback. Many thanks again, and I wish you all at Rediscover a great 2019.  "

R Radway, Luxembourg, Dec 2018

"Absolutely fantastic experience and trip from booking, Dawn was very helpful and clearly knowledgeable about the trip and the area. Answering questions quickly and clearly. The resort and hotel was brilliant - the Santa's Lapland reps were brilliant with the children at all times and very helpful. Such a great trip and would highly recommend both your company and the trip to others as a 'never to be forgotten' experience."

C Ho, UK, December, 2016


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