When: Why book now?
November and December
The number of families wanting to travel to Finnish Lapland to meet Father Christmas rises every year and short breaks with tour operators sell out well in advance. Book now or miss out on the best departure dates and accommodation.
Santa’s Lapland (01483 791915; santaslapland.com) has a range of short breaks with flights departing from Gatwick, Liverpool and Stansted and has introduced new accommodation in Saariselka. A two-night break starts at £2,039, half-board, for a family of three (including a child aged two to five years) departing Gatwick on November 29 and staying at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi. The price includes flights, transfers, a private family snowmobile safari to find Santa Claus and a range of activities (above). Nordic Experience (01206 708888; nordicexperience.co.uk) also offers magical, elf-filled breaks in Lapland from £1,545 per person.