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Winter Wonderland

All inclusive day breaks Departing in December.

Imagine spending the day in Santa’s kingdom and still being back home in time for supper. For our Winter Wonderland day break, we take you to a magical location in the far north of Finnish Lapland, close to a vast snow-covered wilderness and a million miles from the overcrowded, over commercialised Lapland day break destinations. Winter Wonderland takes you into True Lapland, home of the Sami people, and on the edge of Europe’s last unspoiled wilderness.

There, you will experience a magical and unforgettable search through the wintry forests for Santa’s secret hideaway and each family will have an opportunity to make a private visit to talk with him in his cabin. Plus, a chance to sample reindeer rides, snowmobiles and husky dog sleds.

Dates and prices to be confirmed.

Simply Santa Day Break

Take the family on a value trip to Lapland for the day!

A no-frills day trip to Lapland so that your children can experience the thrill of meeting Father Christmas in his magical kingdom … without breaking the bank!

Our stripped-down day break makes a trip to Santa’s magic kingdom possible for most people’s pockets … and there is the option of buying additional activities should you choose to.

Our Simply Santa Day Break includes a private family meeting with the grand old man himself

Dates and Prices to be confirmed.

Snow White Weddings in Lapland

Nothing could be more special than a true snow white wedding that takes place deep inside the Arctic Circle!

Imagine, your Lapland wedding carriage could be a sleigh, beautifully decorated, and drawn by reindeer! The groom and best man might even arrive by husky sled or snowmobile! The setting for your big day will be the village of Hetta. Hetta has an attractive church, with its distinctive slender bell tower and your Lapland wedding can be conducted either in the church – with its magnificent views across the wintry wonderland of the Pallas-Yllastunturi national park – or in the nearby Ice Chapel, built from ice anew each year.

Later, as you celebrate your white wedding, perhaps the Northern Lights will dance overhead – the ultimate blessing for your union!

Your accommodation will be the Davvi Arctic Lodge in Karesuando, Lapland, which has comfortable guest facilities to ensure all are looked after.

Lapland weddings can include…

Our Lapland wedding planners will work closely with you to decide the precise details of your snow white wedding to remember. Services include: 

Lapland Wedding Transfers

Coach or private minibus/car transfers can be provided to and from the venue and hotel. Snowmobile, reindeer or husky sleigh can also be arranged between the venue and a nearby starting point. 

Wedding Venue in Lapland 

Either in Hetta main church or in Ice Chapel (rebuilt every year and therefore it does vary from year to year). The church’s magnificent altar mosaic depicts wonderful views of the nature of the fells. 

Wedding Flowers 

A local florist will be on hand to provide bouquets, as well as buttonholes. However, temperatures can be extremely cold and the bride and bridesmaids may consider keeping their hands warm inside a fur muff.


We can ensure that the bride receives the creative attentions of an excellent local hairdresser, to ensure she looks her very best on the big day.

Welcome drinks and packages 

A welcome drink can be served to guests when they arrive at the reception/wedding celebration, whether you want a champagne or traditional Finnish Golgi, a hot drink served with sultanas and almonds. A wide range of options are available. 

Wedding meal

There is a wide range of choices for your celebration meal, including buffets, set menus, a la carte; children’s menus etc and all these options can be discussed at length with our Lapland wedding planners. For larger parties, the function can be arranged in a delightful private venue.

Wedding cake

We can organise a wedding cake of your choice, decorated just as you want it.

Finishing touches

Decorations/candles/flowers/open fires can all be arranged on request to make your celebration memorable.

Call Thorne Travel on 01294 559949 today to arrange your magical lapland wedding