Discover How to Get the Best Christmas Ever in Lapland — In case you’re looking for best Christmas tips when visiting Santa’s home, this article is a perfect match!
Afterward reading the following travel tips, it’s really important to us thanks a lot to the Condé Nast Traveller‘ fellows. That’s because after discovering their great article about this matter, Daily Design News‘ team is now really inspired by the idea of go to see Father Christmas. According to the traveling magazine, “the season is a short one, and although last year — at the height of the recession — demand plummeted, this year the level of bookings is high“.
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1. BE WARY OF DAY TRIPS
The £400 is the typical cost of an itinerary which will require you and the children to check in at 5.30am, take a three-hour flight to Finnish Lapland, be bussed around with 40 other people, queue for a 10-minute ride on a husky sled or reindeer sleigh, then gather around Father Christmas at his ‘post office’ while elves hand out tacky presents.
2. MAKE A REAL HOLIDAY OF IT
Finnish Lapland has a dubious claim to be Santa’s homeland (St Nicholas was probably born in Turkey), but it is a stunning destination in winter. Once you get away from the towns, you enter a pristine landscape of snow-laden forests peppered with log cabins and farmsteads.
3. ASK ABOUT THE VISIT
Exact arrangements for visiting Father Christmas vary. Sometimes he grants an audience to groups of children; sometimes they see him privately in his grotto; sometimes there’s a sleigh ride through the snow to his log cabin.
4. WATCH THE BUDGET
Before booking anything, be sure to check which Christmas activities and extras are included in the price. Find out how much the things that aren’t included will cost.
5. WRAP UP WELL
Temperatures can vary enormously at Santa’s homeland, but more typically it’s around -8˚C – 12˚C, with little wind and clear skies. For outdoor activities, you’ll need thermal suits, usually supplied by the tour operator or the organizer of the activity.
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