Searching for Santa

Did you know that for hundreds of years people in Scandinavia used to believe that there were small, rarely-seen creatures living in saunas, barns, mills and under people’s houses? They used to guard our ancestors with their magic as well as tend cattle and crop fields.
People paid for their services by leaving a little bit of food outside, or by warming the sauna just for them. The creatures were called elves. Today their biggest employer is a 300-year-old mystical man who is dressed in red and lives in a secret, remote place, in the northernmost Lapland.

Santa’s little helper Elf will meet you and other participating families and be your guide for the day. The day starts with gingerbread baking at the restaurant Kota.
After the cookie moment the Elf will take you to meet Santa’s flying reindeer. Unfortunately the reindeer only fly on the Christmas night, but you get to take a (short) ride on the reindeer-drawn sledge on snow instead.
Then it is time to go searching for Santa’s secret cabin. The Snowmobile-Elf will take your family on a heated sledge ride into the forest. If you can find the cabin, Santa will most likely welcome your family in for a private chat and even give small gifts for the children.

• daily on 14NOV - 21APR
• start time: at 9 AM, at 12:15 PM and 4 PM
• ATT: Depending on the season the departure time may change - please check your booking confirmation!
• duration: approx 3 h


• 150 € / adult
• 75 € / child 4-14 yrs.

Price includes

• Transfers from Holiday Club Saariselkä, K-Market Kuukkeli, Laanila Parking place, Santa's Hotel Tunturi, Star Arctic Hotel and Northern Lights Village reception
• Warm clothes
• Elf guide
• Gingerbread baking
• Meeting the reindeer and a short (approx. 10 minutes) sledge ride
• Short ride in the snowy forest on a heated sledge pulled by a snowmobile
• Meeting Santa Claus in his cabin (approx. 15 minutes)
• Small present

Additional priced services

• Tranfers from Kiilopää, Muotka and Kakslauttanen
• 18 € / adult
• 9 € / child 4-14 yrs.
• If you still want to play after the meeting with Santa, you can rent a children’s snowmobile for a few laps on the kids’ snowmobile track - ask for price!


A binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM. Closer than 3 days, please contact Lapponia Tours


Needed info for your booking:
• wanted starting time
• age of children
• picked-up place
• rent for children's snowmobile for extra price

Please note

Add a little personal magic to the visit with Santa! If you wish, you can write a letter to Santa for your children before the activity takes place. Give the letter(s) to the guide and it will be waiting in the cabin with Santa when you arrive.

Producer: Wilderness Safaris Saariselkä, y-26929731.
Winter 2020-2021, updated 02/20. We reserve the right to make changes.



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