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Santa Claus

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.

[C1] Searching for Santa (3h)


Adults - €150.00

Children (Ages 4-14) - €75.00

Infants - Free!

Duration: 3 hours


Searching for Santa is a set of playful, unforgettable Christmas experiences for the young and the young at heart, set in Northern Lights Village.

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 elves' turf house kitchen.

After the cookie moment, the Elf will take you to meet Santa’s flying reindeer. Unfortunately, the reindeer only fly on Christmas night, but you get to take a (short) ride on the reindeer-drawn sleigh through the snowy forest instead.

Then, it is time to go searching for Santa’s secret cabin. The Snowmobile-Elf will take your family on a heated sleigh ride into the forest. If you can find the cabin, Santa will most likely welcome your family in for a private chat and offer a symbolical gift.


  • Guiding by an Elf in English
  • Thermal Clothing inc. Overalls, Boots & Mittens
  • Gingerbread Baking & Crafts
  • Meeting the Reindeer and a Short ~10-minute Sleigh Ride
  • Short Ride in the Snowy Forest on Heated Sleigh Pulled by a Snowmobile
  • Meeting Santa Claus in his Cabin for approximately 10 Minutes
  • Symbolical Gift

Note: Parents/Guardians are expected to actively participate in order to enhance the experience for their children - For equality reasons, we're unable to have Santa give presents purchased by the parents.

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