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Take a winter break with the family to Father Christmas' homeland. 3,4 & 7 night stays with the option for a ski-Santa combo holiday.

Tour operator Inghams has a big range of holidays to Lapland this winter.

Take a short break with the family in December to get you into the festive spirit;

Travel during 2020 and take advantage of Inghams' awesome anniversary deals for exciting safaris in the snowy wilderness;

Mix it up with a ski trip to one of the three ski resorts and add in a visit to Santa's Lapland as well as extra excursions on husky, sleigh or snowmobile...

Whichever it is, you're promised an abundance of arctic snow.
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Santa Breaks 2019 are now on sale with Inghams.

Inghams is offering 3-, 4- and 7-night stays in Levi and Ylläs, located just north of the Arctic Circle.

Lapland gives a warm, friendly atmosphere make for a great stay in either resort.

All of Inghams' magical Santa Breaks include an afternoon of fun for the children visiting one of Santa's workshops and making gingerbread with the elves.

You'll meet Comet the reindeer and play various snow games for youngsters - with tobogganing and snowballs always on the agenda.

Plus there's the highlight of the trip with a private meeting with Santa Claus for all families.

Inghams offers the chance to rent arctic thermal over suits and warm snow boots for both adults and children.

There is always time to do some skiing or snowboarding, as well as some extra activities we'll get to below...

To round off the short break, Santa drops in to your special farewell Christmas dinner with a small present and certificate for the children.

This is the perfect family break to get in the mood for Christmas.

Santa Breaks in Levi cost from £800pp.

Levi is a bustling village with festively lit streets full of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the accommodation.

Santa Breaks in Yllas cost from £849pp.

The unspolied scenery means skies are especially clear and making it ideal for witnessing the Northern Lights.

You may even spot reindeer roaming around.

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2020 winter holidays are also on sale.

Stay for 7 nights in a self-catering cabin:

A week's stay in Levi cost from £609pp, in Saariselka from £549pp, in Yllas from £559pp.

A Lapland holiday is not complete without at least one winter activity - and preferably all of them.

Inghams is offering the chance to experience each of the 'Big Three' safaris: reindeer, husky, and snowmobile - with its exclusive 85th anniversary offer.  

Book now and receive £85 off (or just pay £85 for children) the Big 3 excursions.

Take advantage of this safari special when booking 7-night holidays to Lapland departing in January and February, and select December dates.

All three excursions are available as at one bundle price in all of our Lapland resorts: Levi, Ylläs and Saariselkä.

To take a look at what you could be doing, watch below:

The huski excursion:

After some essential instruction you and your team of huskies will be on your way.

Keeping in line along the trails, speeding through the wilderness and weaving through deep forest in the low winter sun.

All excursions last between 2 and 3.5 hours, depending on location and conditions.

Distances travelled: Levi 8km, Ylläs 10km, Saariselkä 5km.

Ride in a reindeer sleigh:

... through the snowy fells and forests, which feels as if you have entered the secret world of Narnia through a magic wardrobe.

At least until your reindeer decides to pause for a snack on some tasty lichen under the snow... some do have a stubborn streak.

All excursions last between 2 and 3.5 hours, depending on location and conditions.

Distances travelled: Levi 3km, Ylläs 1.5km, Saariselkä 450m


Experience an exhilarating ride through the breathtaking arctic scenery, changing from deep pine forests, fells, moorland, to the wide open expanses of frozen lakes and rivers.

All excursions last between 2 and 3.5 hours, depending on location and conditions.

Distances travelled: Levi 28km, Ylläs 20-25km, Saariselkä 25km.

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Winter holidays above the Arctic Circle in Lapland for skiers

Lapland in winter is a magical experience.

It's a remote, untamed wilderness blanketed in snow from December to May.

Inghams offers three very different resorts:

Levi is Inghams' most popular ski resort - it has modern infrastructure with an impressive range of accommodation, restaurants and cosy bars.

Levi has hosted World Cup ski events on its uncrowded, snow-sure pistes but it's really a brilliant place for families to try skiing for the first time.

Trips to Levi cost from £519pp

Yllas boasts Finland's longest ski slopes, as well as an excellent network of cross-country trails.

Ylläs is an idyllic unspoiled Lappish village with amazing scenery and high-quality cosy log cabins dotted around the woods.

Äkäs Hotel is the main focus of entertainment but there is also a handful of colourful local bars and restaurants and an excellent large supermarket.

Holidays to Yllas cost from £479pp.

Saariselkä is located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, close to Russia and just a few hours from the Arctic Ocean.

It is an exceptionally friendly, uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere and magnificent cross-country skiing.

Saariselkä holidays cost from £479pp.

You don't have to ski or safari in Lapland, though.

Strap on some snow shoes and go for walks, or perhaps just lie inside in a warm glass igloo waiting for the Northern Lights to dance across the sky at night.

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For the littler ones

If you book a 7-night holiday to Lapland in December you can also visit Santa in his Hideaway.

If you purchase the 'Santa's Hideaway' excursion at the time of booking, the whole family can meet Santa and spend an afternoon creating Christmas decorations with the Elves and baking gingerbread.

What's more, every holiday to Lapland in December includes a farewell dinner with Santa and his reindeer - there's even a small gift and certificate for every child.

Of course with the chance to enjoy any of the Big 3 safaris by reindeer, snowmobile or husky through the snow-laden woods.

It's the perfect family getaway for the festive season.

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