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Lapland december2013

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Uppermid Tue 25-Dec-12 18:17:41

My dm has decided that she wants to take dd's to Lapland next December (me too!), so were looking for recommendations of who to go with, what to do and just as important what not to do, which companies to avoid.

From our brief look, It looks as if we're better off doing a 2 or3 day trip. Will we def get snow? And private meeting with Santa?

All help and tips gratefully received. Tia

Binfullofgibletsonthe26th Sun 30-Dec-12 11:47:21

janji Sun 30-Dec-12 11:56:34


sunnyday123 Sun 30-Dec-12 12:12:29

Depending on where you live a lot of the 3 night holidays to saariselka especially, sell out early. The 3 nights manchester with esprit sold out by oct. saariselka thomsons old it mid nov. other resorts were still available though but the cheapest family of four deals were about 2k even the week before. Rovaniemi did drop to £1650 but it had hardly any snow!

MOSagain Sun 30-Dec-12 17:56:05

watching with interest as want to book to go on a daytrip next December.

Went about 10 years ago with DC1 and 2 but want to take 3 and 4 and can't find the same trip as we did previously.

We went to Romaniev (sp?)and did snowmobile rides (from place near airport to venue) where we then had reindeer rides, husky sleigh rides, had lunch and met santa in a little wooden hut. Then went to the artic crossing and santa's post office. I'm hoping to do something similar to that one if I can find it.

lmo43 Thu 10-Jan-13 22:28:53

We went with Canterbury on 21st December for 3 days. It was FANTASTIC! Well worth every penny. I spent weeks researching, asking questions and finally decided on Canterbury as they specialise in this area. I'm sure other companies are good but with Canterbury, every activity you do is in close proximity to the last and only ever used by Canterbury. We stayed in Lousto. A lovely small resort with a ski slope (not in use when we went), which was perfect for sledging. Husky rides, skidoos, etc are all included as is the food. The only thing you pay for are drinks in the evening. I had also read/heard that flights are sometimes cancelled, but I think this can happen with any company. We took the gamble, even after hearing this and everything was perfect. We opted to stay in the hotel as apposed to a log cabin. We didn't fancy having to get our warm weather gear on to go for breakfast and dinner. Also, the walk can sometimes be quite lengthy and too much for little ones. The hotel was a great choice.
Good luck with whichever company you choose! I'm sure you'll love it!
Feel free to ask any questions.

lmo43 Thu 10-Jan-13 22:30:52

Forgot to say that we had snow, lots of it and it snowed everyday! Layers, layers and layers. Light gloves under mittens for children and adults was the best advise we were given. :-)

incywincyspideragain Fri 08-Feb-13 23:14:01

bumping this up again as loads of good advice and reccomendations on here but wondered if anyone had seen Father Christmas after Christmas

Tha dates before just don't work with School and Work this year so dh and I were thinking about a trip for New Year to say thank you for Father Christmas smile but I can't find any tours that do this and finding looking independantly daunting.

For those who did book independantly what did you do for snow suits?

SantasHelper2013 Fri 15-Nov-13 10:46:18

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