Santa’s homeland is the stuff of fairytales. Snow-dusted pine forests, cosy log cabins, and more reindeer than people, all add to the magic. Even with just a day to spare Fahy Travel has a trip to help you fit in as much as possible. Whether you want to join elf school, decorate cookies with Mrs Claus, or zoom down ice slides, you will find it on these trips.
Fly to Rovaniemi
The magic begins as soon as you touch down. You will be greeted by Santa’s elves and whisked off to Rovaniemi’s Santa Park, where you will be given your own Lappish passport as a souvenir.
Rovaniemi's Santa Park is where Santa and his elves spend their days making toys and getting ready for Christmas. The huge underground grotto is made up of fairy-lit walkways, colourful workshops, and festive shopping stalls, so there is plenty to explore.
Santa Park train ride
Hop on board Santa Park’s train and discover what happens behind the scenes in Santa’s toy factory. The journey will show you what the elves get up to during the different seasons of the year.
Find out what it takes to qualify as one of Santa’s elves at Elf School. If you make the grade, you will earn the right to graduate and get a special certificate.
Pop in to Mrs Claus’ bakery and help one of Santa’s elves put the finishing touches to a batch of freshly-baked gingerbread.
Santa’s post office
You can send a postcard to anywhere in the world from Santa Park’s post office for a local fee. Better still, it will get its own Santa stamp on it.
Reindeer and husky sleigh rides, snowmobiling, sledging, and mini skidoo rides — with tasters of each you will never know how many ways there are to play in the snow until you visit Lapland. And you can enjoy the activities warmly wrapped up in a cosy snow suit.
Arctic storytelling, Rovaniemi
Experience Lappish culture from a bygone era as a local shares age-old stories and legends about the region. You will find them in the outdoor area of the park, in a traditional Lappish tent.
Meet Santa, Rovaniemi
No trip to Lapland is complete without meeting Santa, and now is your chance to do just that. To really impress the big fella, ask the elves how to greet him in Finnish.
Home time - Rovaniemi
When your day at Santa Park is over, Santa’s elves will take you back to the airport, ready for your flight home.
Adult prices are from €755pp and child prices are from €655pp. Low deposit and easy payment options are available. Contact Fahy Travel Worldchoice on 091 594747, [email protected], or visit the store at 2 Bridge Street, Galway.