Lapland Holidays
Santas Tinsel Trail 3/Christmas

Santas Tinsel Trail Christmas 2017/2018

Our NEW resort of Olos is a truly Santastic setting nestled snugly on the Swedish border with miles of excellent cross-country trails and wonderful scenery. This makes it perfect for following our all new Santa's Tinsel Trail so take a look to see what's included on this special visit.

Lapland Holiday Itinerary

23rd December

Fly to Kittila where you’ll be met by our friendly staff and taken to your hotel for a welcome drink and dinner before turning in to dream of what lies ahead on this special trip.

Christmas Eve

This is when the magic of Lapland really comes alive. After breakfast, enjoy an exhilarating morning or wintersports including a husky dog and reindeer sleigh ride through snowy woodlands, with warming log fires and hot drinks along the way. You’ll also participate in our traditional Arctic Circle Ceremony where you are initiated into the Arctic wilderness and, for Santa’s Tinsel Trail guests, mini Lapland Games.

The afternoon all about getting into the Christmas Spirit and what better way to start than with a visit to Santa’s Post Office. You’ll be able to hand deliver your Christmas wish list to the sorting office, before visiting the workshop to see the elves busily making colourful Christmas toys, take part in cooking decorating and learn the Elf song in Elf school.

In the evening you can enjoy singing carols by candle light in the stunning snowy forest – what better way to get you in the mood for tomorrow!

Christmas day

Christmas has finally arrived, and it’s yours to do as you please. You could indulge in some of our optional activities, or simply enjoy taking time out with the family and unwrapping your presents – Christmas is your time. As the night approaches, a spectacular Christmas Gala Feast gets underway, before a visit from Santa himself with a sackful of gifts for everyone and then round things off with a festive disco. Merry Christmas!

Boxing Day

A full day at leisure. Relax and enjoy your holiday resort and kids club for the children. Alternatively you can opt for some of the thrilling optional excursions on offer like snowmobiles, husky dog or reindeer rides or take off into the magical snowy landscape to enjoy skiing or snowboarding.

27th December

A full day at leisure for you to enjoy whatever takes your fancy!

28th December

Check out after breakfast and the morning is free to catch your breath or try a few last activities. Finally, bid Christmas goodbye and head to the airport for your flight home.


The above itinerary is to be used as a guide only. Days and timings may be subject to change. Cosmos acts as a booking agent for all optional extra activities which are payable in resort. Payments made by credit card will incur a small charge.

It's a wrap

It's a wrap! Our Lapland Adventures will take you deep into the Arctic Circle, so we’ve included a ski suit and boots for each of our customers. However, you still need to wrap up with plenty of warm layers, thermals, and cosy hats and gloves are musts

What's Included

  • Hunt for Santa on the Tinsel Trail
  • Arctic games with tandem skiing, Lasso throwing and much more!
  • Cookie decorating
  • Toboggan rides
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Husky dog sled ride
  • Snowmobile ride
  • Magical Arctic Circle ceremony
  • A trip to Santa’s Post Office
  • Last night Christmas Gala Feast with Santa
  • Meeting Santa who has a special present for everyone
  • See Santa’s elves hard at work
  • Souvenir Lapland passport for children & certificate for adults
  • Ski suit and boots

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Lapland Accommodation

Lapland Hotel Olos

The Lapland Hotel Olos sits in a prime location at the foot of the scenic Olos Fell and offers a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all types of visitors..

Lapland Hotel Olos Log Cabins

The Lapland Hotel Olos sits in a prime location at the foot of the scenic Olos Fell and offers a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all types of visitors..

Need To Know

What should I pack?

If you're coming to Lapland for the day, we recommend you wear warm clothes and only take hand luggage on the plane, as we'll lend you a cosy all-in-one thermal suit, as well as boots, gloves, socks and a hat. If you're on a 3 or 4-night trip, we'll still kit you out with all the necessary gear - which is yours for the duration of your holiday - but it's a good idea to bring lots of layers, too.

What’s the weather like?

In December, daytime temperatures generally range from 0 to -20 degrees, but it can fall as low as -40 during a particularly cold spell. You’ll get four to five hours of ‘grey light’ between about 10am and 3pm. The rest of the time it’s dark, but still quite bright because of all the snow. What’s more, all the activity areas are well lit.

What’s the food like?

It depends on where you stay, but most hotels in Lapland put on international buffet spreads. Usually, there’ll be a selection of meat, fish and pasta dishes to choose from, as well as a variety of vegetables and salad. You’ll also find children’s favourites, like chips, meatballs, and burgers on offer. And some places serve Finnish specialities, like smoked reindeer pizza.

Is Lapland suitable for young children?

We don’t recommend our Lapland trips for children under 4-years-old. That’s because the chilly temperatures and types of activities aren’t suited to really little ones. If you do bring toddlers along, though, you’ll need to provide their own thermal clothing.

Do I need insurance?

It’s essential you and your family have the protection you need in case the unexpected happens. What’s more, if you want to take part in any snow sports when you’re away, you’ll need a policy that covers you for these.

Can I drive a snowmobile?

If you want to get behind the wheel of a snowmobile, make sure you bring your full UK driving licence with you. As long as local guides agree, children aged 12 and over can ride as a passenger on your snowmobile. Younger children have to travel in a sleigh pulled by one instead.