Lapland Holidays

Santa Experience Day Trip 2024

Santa Experience Day Trip 2024

In December, take the kids on the trip of a lifetime, and watch their faces light up when they see Santa in a true Winter Wonderland.

But let’s rewind: from the first minute, this trip to Lapland feels extraordinary. Step aboard one of Newmarket Holidays’ privately chartered planes, which fly from a wide range of regional airports, and experience the excitement as you fly to the Arctic Circle. Little ones will want to press their noses up against the windows to watch the scenery move from the rolling fields of the UK to the snow-capped trees of Lapland. Touching down in Pajala, a Newmarket Holidays exclusive, you’ll find yourself in remote Swedish wilderness, being able to take in the crisp, snowy surroundings before you’re whisked off to the next part of the day.

Now the real excitement starts. Buckle up as your ride to Santa’s village, where you’ll have the place completely to yourself! You can spend the afternoon exactly as you want: race huskies across frozen fields, zoom through pine forests on a snowmobile ride and feel the true spirit of Christmas on a reindeer ride, all illuminated by red lanterns, as well as the orange glow of a winter sunset.

Unbelievably, this is all before lunchtime! You’ll have a chance to rest and take a break, enjoying a hearty lunch and a steaming berry juice before heading back out into the snow for some more fun. Then, finally, it’s time for the big event. What the kids have been waiting for this whole time. You’ll be taken down a secret path in the woods, to add to the mystery of the big man in red, before finally having a private meeting with Santa Clause. Whether they want to sit on his lap and chat, or reel off all the reasons they should be on his ‘nice’ list, the choice is all theirs.

With this magical meeting over, you’ll then be flown back to the UK. The little ones will have memories that will last a lifetime, and you’ll all be pleasantly exhausted from a fun-filled day.

Lapland Day Trip Itinerary

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Fly direct to Pajala in Swedish Lapland, Santa’s special airport, on a specially chartered flight. Yours will be the only flight to Pajala on this day as this location is exclusive to Newmarket Holidays and numbers are strictly limited, which means you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all the activities on offer throughout your magical day.

Your hosts will meet you, before you take a short, warm and comfortable coach journey to Santa's Village. Then after a quick change into the cosy, thermal garments provided, you'll head out into the snow split into groups.

Enjoy a magical ride in a traditional reindeer-drawn sleigh, a trip through the countryside on a dog-sled pulled by real huskies and a thrilling snowmobile experience. Between the organised activities, you'll have quality time as a family to enjoy the snow, with toboggan rides, snowman building and snowball fights

Once you've worked up an appetite, head into the welcoming warmth of the main building, and tuck in to a delicious lunch. Warming hot berry juice and water will also be available throughout the day.

But the highlight of the day will surely come as you set foot on the 'secret path' through the forest, and follow the twinkling lanterns to Santa's log cabin home. Get your festive wish-list ready, as he'll be waiting there to greet you personally - the perfect end to an unforgettably magical day.

Need To Know


  • A magical walk through the woods to find Santa for your special private family meeting
  • An unforgettable husky sled ride through the snowy Lappish countryside
  • An exhilarating snowmobile experience in the frozen wilderness
  • A magical ride through the snow-laden trees in a traditional reindeer-drawn sleigh
  • Enjoying family fun aboard one of the traditional wooden toboggans
  • Discovering the still, white wilderness of remote Swedish Lapland
  • Time to enjoy the activities at your own pace in an authentic and uncommercial setting
  • Making treasured snow-filled family memories in this beautiful winter wonderland


  • Exclusive direct return flights to Pajala in Swedish Lapland, including hand luggage
  • Exclusive return transfers from Pajala airport to Santa's village
  • A private family meeting with Santa Claus himself
  • A special Christmas gift from Santa for every child
  • All activities including a husky-sled ride, snowmobile experience and reindeer sleigh trip
  • A traditional Swedish hot lunch and berry juice to help you warm up and refuel
  • Warm and cosy thermal clothing provided for the day, including gloves and boots
  • Extra magical touches throughout the day to make for an unforgettable trip