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Christmas Sparkle A brand new magical 2 night/3 day Lapland Santa holiday based in the picturesque Valtavaara Valley

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Our newest Lapland holiday is this short break to visit Valtavaara Valley. The resorts are two of Santa’s favourite Lapland locations and in Suomu and Valtavaara Valley you can meet some of the traditional elves who work tirelessly to ensure that everything runs smoothly for Santa on Christmas Eve. Treat your family to a magical experience in Santa’s secret home this winter.


Day 1  – The Journey Begins!

The excitement builds, as you board the aircraft ready for take-off at around 10 am.

On arrival in Lapland, our guides will be there to greet you. On the way to Suomu or Valtavaara Valley it’s time for the children to learn about how to become an elf and the essential tasks they will need to complete in order to graduate from Elf School.

In the resort, we’ll stop to collect thermal snowsuits and boots, then it’s time to check into your accommodation. In this picturesque setting, you can stay in a cosy log cabin with the added bonus of a sauna and log fire or enjoy a relaxed stay at the recently upgraded Arctic Circle Hotel in Suomu. In Valtavaara, you have a choice of stylish apartments at the Hotel Ruka Valley

After dinner at the Hotel, meet more of the traditional Elves. Santa’s excitable helpers have been patiently waiting for you to arrive. So, let’s quiz them at length about tomorrow’s activities. What will be your special elf name?

Day 2 – Let the fun begin, it’s time for Elf School

Today, you must complete a full set of tasks to make the grade as one of Santa’s Special Helpers. The huskies and reindeer know that you have travelled from afar and they are determined to help you to complete your mission.

Join Wendy Wood, Santa’s chief toymaker, to experience a range of traditional Arctic activities. Every apprentice Elf must master tobogganing, learn to drive a snowmobile, experience a traditional husky sleigh ride and meet Santa’s faithful reindeer.

At the Post Office, you will also need to learn how to sort and stamp the mail that Santa receives from children all over the world. Yet, which of these traditional Arctic activities will lead you to Santa’s secret hideaway?

When you finally discover his home in Lapland, Father Christmas will be delighted to meet you and every child will be rewarded with a special gift from him.

As we return to resort, enjoy a classic festive dinner; followed by a Graduation Party to commemorate your achievement of becoming one of Santa’s Elves. Will Christmas Sparkle join you at the party?

Day 3 – Say Farewell to Santa and the Special Elves

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Then join your fellow Elves outside for some final snow games before it’s time to leave Lapland.

Today, both adults and children can experience a short snowmobile drive under the supervision of our experienced guides.

After lunch, it’s time to say goodbye to the Elves and the magical world of Lapland before returning to the airport for your flight. You should land at home around approximately 7 pm.

What’s Included

  • Flights from London, Gatwick
  • 2 Nights stay at Valtavaara in the Vally
  • Reindeer Experience
    Feed the reindeer, learn about traditional Sami culture and enjoy a magical reindeer sleigh ride. 60 minutes.
  • Adult & Junior Snowmobiling
    Fun and excitement for all ages.
  • Santa’s Special Elves
    Meet Santa’s most trusted helpers and prepare for mayhem, magic and giggles galore!
  • Sleigh Ride to Santa’s House
    The excitement builds as you swish deep into the forest by reindeer sleigh.
  • A Gift from Santa
    Santa gives your child their most special present
  • Fully Inclusive Itinerary
    All the listed activities are included as standard. There are no hidden extras, and no unexpected “upsells”.
  • Return Flights Chartered With Jet2
    Birmingham – Main Terminal/Dublin – Terminal 1/Gatwick – North Terminal/Manchester – Terminal 2/Stansted – Main Terminal.
  • Resort Transfers
    All airport and activity coach transfers are included.
  • Elf School Graduation Certificate
  • Souvenir Book
  • Husky Experience
    Learn all about Arctic huskies and enjoy a traditional sleigh ride. 60 minute experience.
  • Snow fun & games
    Tobogganing, snowballing, snow angels & more.
  • Santa’s Magical Post Office
    Join the elves and sort those very special letters!
  • Private Family Meeting with Santa
    Your family’s private time with Father Christmas.
  • Graduation Party
    Put on your dancing shoes and join your fellow Elves for a special celebration!
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
    Hotel, apartment and log cabin options available.
  • All Meals Included
    Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Snow Suits & Boots
    Cosy thermal suits and boots supplied free of charge.
  • 100% ATOL Protected for Your Peace of Mind

About Valtavaara in the Vally

The Valley Apartments are set within the Hotel Ruka Valley. There is a range of apartments that sleep 2 or 3 people and a small number that sleep up to 4 people.

While the apartments vary in style, each one has been recently refurbished with your comfort in mind and they effuse smart Scandi-chic design and attention to detail.

The Valley Apartments' additional facilities include a fully-equipped kitchenette, handy for those bedtime hot chocolate drinks, and a traditional Finnish sauna.

Breakfast and dinner are taken in the Hotel Ruka Valley Restaurant.

Hotel Amentities

Private FacilitiesPrivate Facilities
Hair DryerHair Dryer
Drying CupboardDrying Cupboard
Central HeatingCentral Heating
Hotel RestaurantHotel Restaurant

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Small Print

  • Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years old) sharing
  • Prices are subject to availability 
  • Flights from London Gatwick on 8th Dec 2022 (other dates available at a supplement)


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