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Lapland - Going on Saturday, any advice please?

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lorne · 08/12/2004 20:07

Hi There,

We are off to Lapland this Saturday flying from Glasgow. Has anyone been there and got any tips for us? DS who is 5 is so excited. It is only for 1 day but hopefully we will have a great time.

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TwasTheNightBeforeCatbert · 08/12/2004 20:19

Nope - but do have a fab time, and let us know how it went!

How exciting!

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Tinker · 08/12/2004 20:23

It's very, very, very cold

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GoodKingWestCountryLass · 08/12/2004 23:13

My friend went lt year, had a brilliant time - enjoy!

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MissYulie · 09/12/2004 10:56

My friend is going on Saturday. Bumping this to see if anyone has any advice.

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merglemergle · 09/12/2004 11:43

No but it sounds awesome. Have a great time + tell us how it went!

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Carameli · 09/12/2004 15:52

have a wonderful time. I assume you are going to Rovaniemi? I lived in Finland for three years and went up to the Santa Claus village twice. Its a magical place even for adults.

I guess the company are giving you snowsuits etc as its can get very very cold. Long johns and thermal vests are recommended.

Will love to hear how it goes.

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bubsylocket · 09/12/2004 21:06

All I can say is enjoy and take it all in !!! My sis in law went last year and said it was an amazing day, plane journey was excellent, lots of singing, reindeer ride is a must and also extremely bitterly cold - enjoy !!!

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WhizzzYouAMerryXmas · 09/12/2004 21:08

Say hello to Father Christmas !!
I would love to take DS (& go myself to be honest)

Have a great time !

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lorne · 09/12/2004 23:32

Thank you all for your messages. Really can't wait to see my ds's little face when we see it all. I am sure it will be magical for us all.

Will let you know what we think.

Thanks again

Lorne

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Hulababy · 10/12/2004 09:56

Have a great time. Sure it'll be magical. I'd love to be able to take DD somewhere like that :)

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littlemadam · 11/12/2004 09:43

We went with Canterbury travel last year. Lapland is magical and DS loved it, they had floatation in an icy lake and mini snowmobiles, as well as huskys, reindeer etc. One word of caution though, though the snowsuits etc we were given were excellent, the children's boots weren't nearly as warm as the adults, so get some thermal insoles as well as socks! Have a great time!!

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SecondhandRose · 11/12/2004 21:06

I suggest you get some travel insurance that insures you against delayed flights (not the usual won't pay out until 24 hours).

Our friends went last weekend, they were supposed to take off from Gatwick at 9am on Friday. They took off at 1pm, the plane then turned around and came back after developing a fault and they got to Lapland at 2am on Saturday morning.

Their weekend cost over £3k for the 5 of them and they are so cross with what happened. They are trying to get compensation. It was minus 10 last weekend.

Apart from that, have a great time.

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KatieMaChristmas · 11/12/2004 21:18

Wear lots of layers....and then some more layers

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codswallop · 11/12/2004 22:01

my fil is finnish and we natch have a finnish surname
I cant imagine anyhting worse than going to finland!

blimey

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sugaralmond · 12/12/2004 10:32

Jealous, jealous, jealous - my friend went yesterday as well and she has NO kids

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sis · 12/12/2004 17:36

we went yesterday too - with canterbury travel and if anyone else is thinking of going, I would strongly recommend going and especially with this company. Spoke to someone who went with another company on Friday and the difference in price was about £50 per person but on all fronts, the canterbury travel deal was much, much better!

A 'once in a lifetime' type trip but if I had to go again, I wouldn't complain!Wink

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sis · 12/12/2004 17:37

we went yesterday too - with canterbury travel and if anyone else is thinking of going, I would strongly recommend going and especially with this company. Spoke to someone who went with another company on Friday and the difference in price was about £50 per person but on all fronts, the canterbury travel deal was much, much better!

A 'once in a lifetime' type trip but if I had to go again, I wouldn't complain!Wink

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sis · 12/12/2004 17:38

sorry, it was so good, I said it twice!

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lorne · 12/12/2004 22:41

Hi There

Had a fantastic time in Lapland yesterday, would thoroughly recommned it. It was so magical for all the children. The weather wasn't too bad at all either. It was minus 3 which is very good for this time of year seemingly. Finding Santa in the woods was just brilliant. My ds just couldn't believe it!! We were taken there by snow mobil and found santa in a little house in the woods. He looked so real, it was just lovely. We were on husky and reindeer rides also ds on snow mobil which he really enjoyed. All in all it was worth every penny as we all enjoyed it so much. Would love to go back next year!!

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wordsmith · 12/12/2004 22:54

I have a friend who was taking her 6 yr old this weekend. She decided after he started to waver on believing in Santa, apparently some boys at school told him Santa didn't exist.Hopefully he'll now realise he does!! Fancy having your illusions shattered at 6. I managed to last till at least 9, I'm sure. Did anyone hear the awful stores in the radio and press about the group that went a couple of weeks ago and had to meet 'santa' in the kitchen surrounded by ketchup bottles?

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