Visit Santa in Lapland for magical Christmas – most affordable times to make trip

The festive season is nearing and many people will want to make sure their Christmas wishes reach Santa in good time for the big day.

For anyone looking forward to the festive season, there’s no better way to get into the spirit than visiting the North Pole to see Santa Claus in person.

Hotel booking platform hoo has analysed the cost of flights and a hotel for a family of four to Rovaniemi, in Lapland, Finland, the official hometown of Father Christmas.

For those looking to beat the rush and head away in the coming days, the cost for a family of four sits at an average of £3,078, the second most expensive week to visit between now and Christmas.

However, those looking for an affordable festive getaway need only wait one week. At £2,402 in total or £601 per person, November 22-28 is the cheapest week to visit Lapland between now and Christmas.

While prices are higher throughout the rest of the festive season, the week December 6-12 is the second best bet. At £2,439 or £610 per person, it’s the second most affordable week to visit Lapland and is closer to Christmas so visitors can really appreciate the festivities.

Prices do continue to climb after that point though and unsurprisingly, the week of December 20-26 is the most expensive time to visit Father Christmas at £3,405 or £851 per person.

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Co-founder of hoo Adrian Murdock said: “Whether it’s a trip to see Santa or heading home to see loved ones for the holiday season, the chances are that demand for flights, in particular, will start to climb over the coming weeks and prices are likely to follow suit.

“One pandemic silver lining is that many of us have maintained some form of flexibility within our working lives and so the last minute rush to make it home for Christmas may not be as full-on as previous years.

“If you’re able, adjusting your travel plans by a day or two could make you a considerable saving.”

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