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Christmas Sparkle 2023



This 2-night short break to visit Santa is set in Suomo or Ruka Valley. The resorts are two of Santa’s favourite Lapland locations and in Suomu and Ruka 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!

On arrival in Lapland, our guides will be there to greet you. On the way to Suomu or Ruka 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 Ruka Valley, you have a choice of stylish apartments at the Hotel Ruka Valley

After dinner, 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?

For those staying in Ruka, there is the opportunity to go toboganning on the arrival evening.


  • 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 celebration 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.

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.

Price Details

Price Includes:

  • Reindeer Experience
  • Feed the reindeer, learn about traditional Sami culture and enjoy a magical reindeer sleigh ride. The entire experience lasts around 60 minutes.
  • Adult & Junior Snowmobiling
  • An introduction to snowmobiles. A mini-drive for adults and children across a prepared track.
  • Snow fun & games
  • Tobogganing, snowballing, snow angels & more.
  • Santa’s Magical Post Office
  • Join the elves and sort those very special letters!
  • 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 - South 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. This magical experience will last around 60 minutes.
  • Santa's Special Elf School
  • It's time to train to be an Elf! Complete a series of tasks, aided by Santa's wonderful helpers, and you too will become an Elf.
  • Santa's Special Elves
  • Meet Santa’s most trusted helpers and prepare for mayhem, magic and giggles galore!
  • 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, Lodge 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


Adults From €1315pp 
Child From €1215pp

This Offer is for 7th December 2023.

Other departure dates: 8 & 9 December 2023 (Call to check prices and availability)

Limited seats.

Accommodation Details

Suomu Log Cabins

Staying in a cosy log cabin has to be one of the best ways to experience Lapland, and you and your loved ones, can be assured of a comfortable stay in Suomu.  While the cabins vary in style, they provide everything you need for a relaxing break after spending the day at Elf School in the frozen forests of Suomu. The rustic log cabins are around 15-25 mins walk from the Arctic Circle Hotel and Halo Restaurant.

The log cabins in Suomu are open-plan and traditonally styled throughout. The cabins are great for families with children age 4 and above and they sleep 4-6 people with ease.  Some of the cabins are arranged with double and single beds, while others may also have bunk beds for children.

Each of the log cabins has a fully-equipped kitchenette, ideal for making hot drinks and snacks to enjoy beside the log fire in the evening. Plus a shower room with sauna and a very useful drying cupboard for your thermal clothing.

All log cabins are individually furnished and may differ from the images shown.

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