My experience of meeting Santa in Lapland
Jack, aged 10, spent 3 weeks in Lapland meeting Santa & exploring the North; here is his recount.
"My family and I arrived in Lapland and I really thought I was in another world. The landscape was so pure white and the cold was just so cold!
Santa's Village was very magical and it was great to meet the real Santa, he was a lot bigger and older than I thought. The log cabin was beautifully warm with the fireplace and we even had our own sauna. But the most amazing thing was staying in the glass igloo for a night where I saw the most incredible show of Northern Lights while lying in bed looking up to the sky. I will never forget that night!
For me, my absolute highlight was the husky safari which was awesome. I sat in the wooden sleigh while my Mum steered the five huskies through the arctic forest racing my Dad and sister, she went so fast I even had icyles on my eyelashes, and we also won.
Another great adventure was going on snowmobiles across a frozen lake to go King Crab fishing. My sister thought we were on the set of "Frozen" but I just loved seeing the crabs being pulled out of the icy water. But the best part was then going back to a warm log hut and cooking them up to eat, I think I demolished three crabs.
When mum told me, my dad and sister that we were then going to spend a night in a snow hotel I thought she was joking. But we really did sleep in a room made out of snow and on top of a bed made out of snow, it was really cool (ha ha). It was cold in the room but warm in my sleeping bag, which was lucky because I rolled off the bed and onto the snow which made everyone laugh.
Lapland was the most amazing place in the world and I'm so glad I have incredible memories stored away in my head for life. The best part though is now I don't have to try to stay awake on Christmas Eve every year because I've actually met the real Santa!"
Thanks Jack and Jess for your story - we love it!