A trip to visit Santa in his home-town is a dream come true for most families. Planning your trip may seem like a daunting task, so read on to simplify the booking process.
Choose Your Package
You must first decide whether you want to go for the cheap or luxury option. This will narrow down your search straight away. Remember, you can also book last minute if you want a cheaper option with more bells and ribbons.
Get a Connecting Flight
If direct flights to Rovaniemi break the bank, consider going to Helsinki and transferring. Layovers are normally only 90 minutes and this can save a lot of money.
Be Financially Prepared
If money is no object, expect to pay around $1000+ per person per day for a holiday of a lifetime (not including flights). You will be met at the airport by one of Santa’s helpers, and then taken to a warehouse to kit you out in warm clothes and shoes. Excursions may include a snowmobile safari, husky sledding, meeting Santa’s helpers in his village and a trip to the arctic circle. If you are really lucky, you may also get to see the Northern lights!
As all your outdoor clothing is provided, you will not need to pack much. Make sure you have a good camera with a working flash, as it will be dark for most of the day and night. You may also want to take your own hats and gloves. If you want to ride a snowmobile, you will also need to remember to take your driving license.
Take Home Memories
There are always things you can do in Lapland that do not cost much. Activities such as tobogganing, skiing followed by a snowball fight and singing some Christmas Carols won’t set you back. Wherever you stay, the main event will be when Santa comes to your hotel and gives presents to the children. Why not take the wrapping paper home to wrap up your stocking presents? The smile on your kids’ faces will be priceless.