Day Trips
Lapland Holidays 2020 day trips to Lapland




Make this Christmas Magical

visit Lapland from €660pp

Hop on a plane to Lapland for a magical day of winter fun in the snowy climes of Rovaniemi's Santa Park. You'll enjoy a short trip packed with fun from start to finish, including a sleigh ride and a chance to attend Elf School, before being whisked away to meet Santa at his secret underground grotto!


Santa's Elves will meet you straight off the plane to accompany you on your journey to Rovaniemi's Santa Park, where they spend all year getting ready for Christmas!

You'll be given your own Lappish Passport as a souvenir, before being shown Santa's huge underground grotto! Explore fairy-lit walkways, festive shopping stalls and numerous colourful workshops, there's plenty to see!

Whilst you''re there, take a chance to hop on Santa's train and see what happens behind the scenes in Santa's Toy Factory, which explains what the elves get up to throughout the year! You can also find out what it takes to qualify as one of Santa's elves at Elf School. If you graduate, you'll get a special certificate!


If you're hungry, head over to the open plan restaurant in Santa's Grotto where you can catch a show by the elves as you eat! You'll also get the chance to pop into Mrs Claus' bakery to help the elves' put the finishing touches to the Christmas Gingerbread, and whilst you're there, it's a great chance to send a postcard to your friends back home in the Santa Park's Post Office.

We'll help you wrap up in a cozy snow suit before you brave the cold outside with some Reindeer and Husky Sleigh Rides, Snowmobiling, Sledging and mini Skidoo rides! There are so many ways to play in the snow! You can also see some of the incredible frozen sculptures in the Ice Gallery.

Once you're all snowed out, you'll have the chance warm up with some hot berry juice whilst you relax and experience Lappish culture with some local legends about the region, in a traditional Lappish tent.


Before you leave Lapland, you'll also get a chance to meet Santa in his home town! Little ones will get a present and you can have a family photo taken. 

After a day of snowy fun, Santa's elves will accompany you to the airport to return to Ireland, so you can end the day tucked up in your own bed!



€667 per person


What's included: 

  Return Flights
  Thermal suit & boots for outdoor activities
  A chance to ride on Santa's train!
  Attendance in Elf School
  Private meeting with Santa
  Present from Santa (for all kids aged 7 - 11)
  Mini Skidoo Rides
  Reindeer & Husky Sleigh Rides
  A Souvenir Passport


Departing the 7th of December 

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The staff both on the airplane and at Santa’s village could not have been more helpful. Thank you!

Colm Kennelly, 2017

It was a magical experience for my 5 year old Robyn from start to finish! The reindeer, huskies and all the stops with the elves were brilliant. Our guides (Tasha and Lauran) were brilliant and made the trip so much fun for all the kids (and adults!)

Justin Hughes, 2017

Our Experts

Aileen has been helping families visit Santa for over 20 years. She’s counting down to Christmas all year round, and is on hand at any time to answer your queries about Lapland!

The capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is a compact city in the middle of the Arctic Wilderness. With a warm, friendly buzz, modern shopping malls, lively bars and restaurants and a range of hotels, its the perfect place to relax after a fun day of winter activities! 

Things to do:

Sample the range of restaurants available, from traditional cooking to French cuisines! Enjoy snow sports and sleigh rides outside the city, and see if you can spot a reindeer! 

Fun Fact:

Rovaniemi is designed to look like a reindeers head from above, complete with antlers!

Quick Facts:

Transfer time: 0.15

Local Time: GMT +2

Average flight time: 3.5 hours

Local currency: EUR

Language: All reps will speak English, and many locals speak English and Finnish

Average Weather:



Avg. Rain 54mm



Avg. Rain 53mm



Avg. Rain 47mm

Snow conditions vary year on year, and have been known to fall as low as - 15°C. However, you will receive all-in-one thermal suits and boots on loan for the duration of your trip!

Amazing Activities!

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A visit to Santa's Grotto forms an essential part of each and every one of our Lapland Holidays. Concealed in a secret location, it can often only be reached with the help of huskies, reindeers, snowmobiles and even Santa's Elves.

In the midst of the frosty forest, you will arrive at Santa's warm and welcoming refuge glinting in the starlight. Cross the threshold into a world of delight, where children and parents alike will be awestruck by what hides within.

Home to Santa's head office, where he spends his days checking his lists of who's been naughty and nice, a trip to the Grotto is a once in a lifetime experience. He's eagerly awaiting the arrival of this year's boys and girls, and planning on spending some time with each family individually. He may even have a gift for the guests who have come so far to see him.

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Santa's Grotto


One of the highlights of your trip to Lapland is the chance to meet Santa's Reindeer and his brave team of huskies. Every visitor will get a chance to be guided through the gleaming snow on a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies.

Often these trusty creatures are the only ones who know the precise location of Santa's hidden Grotto! Whether you're just taking a little trip through the forest, or on a mission to find Santa's Grotto or the Elf Workshop, the Reindeer or Husky Safari is a truly magical way to explore lapland, and meet Santa's furry friends! 

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Reindeer & Husky Safaris


Tobogganing is just one of the fun snowy pursuits you can enjoy on our Trips to Lapland. Swoop through the slopes and hills on the toboggans and sleds available for both adults and children.

The resort of Pyha has an excellent range of snow-covered slopes and runs, and toboggans can be rented by all guests. You will also find a number of sleds around Santa's Grotto and the Elf Workshop, where you can bound through flurries of powdery white while you wait to meet Father Christmas.

Or, for a slower paced alternative, bundle the family into a blanket-covered sleigh and get pulled across the glistening countryside by a team of huskies and reindeer.

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Powerful snowmobiles play a part in all of our Lapland Holidays. Taking you through snowy crossings on the search for Santa, they're a breathtaking way to travel.

Some of our tours include the chance to try your hand at driving a snowmobile yourself - you might be asked to produce your driving licence so don't forget to bring it along. Children's snowmobiles can also be driven on select trips, and are suitable for anyone aged four and upwards subject to height restrictions.

Lapland is the definitive destination for experiencing snowmobiling check that you're properly insured so you don't miss out!

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Very few lucky children are invited to Lapland's secret Elf Workshop. The elves are snowed under with tasks, and will welcome the extra help as they spend some time with visitors to their workshop.

You'll find out top secret tips on just how the elves manage to make all the gifts, and see a little of the elves preparations for Christmas Day! Guests will get a glimpse of the elves hard at work, and will teach children tricks of the trade and how to decorate their own Gingerbread cookies. If you're lucky, the elves might even drop a hint or two about how to find Santa's Grotto!  

Most two and three day visits to Lapland include a magical visit to the Elf Workshop which kids and adults will love. 

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Elf Workshop