Magical, Fantastic, Wonderful, Amazing Day!!
We booked this day trip very last minute after being let down by a local event, and what a good decision it was.
The whole day was magical. We flew from Bournemouth and all the cabin crew were fantastic wearing Christmas hats and joining in with the Christmas sing-a-long. The best part of the flight was when Santa Claus landed on top of the plane to give the raindeer a rest. I don't know how the pilot managed to get the plane to drop like that ( don't want to know really!)
As soon as we arrived at Enontekio airport we were given snow suits and boots by very friendly staff, the whole thing was so well organised. You are then taken to the resort of Hetta by sleigh, this was a bit chilly as it takes about 30 - 40 mins and it was -16 when we were there.
The little resort of Hetta is beautiful, we were lucky as there was loads of snow which the children enjoyed. There are reindeer rides, husky rides, horse sleigh rides, tabogganing and of course a visit to the main man which was just amazing. The snow castle is a good place to get warmed up a bit with nice hot chocolate and ginger biscuits.
You can go into the hotel any time you like for food and drink as they have an ongoing buffet throughout the whole day. The food is fine, nothing fancy but the kids aren't interested in that anyway they just want to get out in the snow again!
It is quite pricey for one day but in my opinion worth every single penny just to see the look on my 6 yr's old face. The only downside to the day was having to come home.
If you are planning on going book with Canterbury Travel, they were so helpful and friendly. All the literature that they send you is absolutley spot on with helpful tips.
Fantastic firm, fantastic day, I can't rate it high enough, even I believe in Santa Claus again now!
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