Written on: 13/12/2011 by pjwilde
first choice /thompson flight. crew absolutely brill. snowed all day in kittila and levi. the service at kittila and levi was also superb. really really well organised. bit of a tip, try and get out of airport to clothes change asap as otherwise, as mentioned in other reviews it get a bit crowded. 30 min bus ride to resort, picturesque and stunning. resort itself is small and compact so not much walking needed. ice hotel out of this world. all attractions good, food good, but take snacks as... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2011 by Kathy200 (1 review written)
Took my 8 year old son for his birthday. The trip was perfect from start to finish and well organised we will have very happy memories of Lapland forever.All staff were friendly and the air stewards made my son feel so special. I was concerned that there wouldn't be enough snow As there hadn't been much snowfall but there was enough.my son loved all the activities especially the husky ride in the moonlight and of course meeting Santa who was lovely and it was a wonderful snowmobile ride to... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2011 by NickyW
I read these reviews below when i booked and I was filled with dread, however I am glad to report our visit was amazing!Once on the plane the children were constantly entertained.Our day trip to Lapland was all organised for us and there elves to ask everywhere and direct us. When we got there we were offered snow suits,boots and socks, hats and gloves.If you intend as an adult go on snow mobiles yourselves take your driving licences.Once changed at the airport we went on a 1/2 an hour ride... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2010
we were delayed going to lapland but i was over the moon that despite the weather we still managed to get our flight and go. i took my five year old niece and from the moment we stepped on board the flight the mood was lightened and the children were entertained. We arrived and the magic began we were busy all day seeing santa, elf school, decorating biscuits. The reindeer and husky rides were amazing. My niece had an excellent time despite the delays your trip will be what you make it.... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010
We flew out and back 11.12.10 me my husband and 5 year old daughter to the first choice search for santa day trip cost £1000 we all had a great day however you spend just mins with father christmas and that was the bit our daughter kept asking about he does look good compared to the normal ones more traditional the clothes provided were of really good quality and on the plane they give the children a gift bag which is nice we took 200 euros with us and only spent 75 mainly in the last 15... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
just returned from daytrip to lapland with first choice. There were 4 generations of us!!
Fab day, well organised, follow the elves advice on where to go first and there was very little queing,
Clothing supplied, clean and adequate
Buffet lunch nice and portions plentyful
The "MAN" himself was excellent, took all the letters my grandsons classmates had wrote and he spoke for few mins about them.
Grandson didn't want to leave.
didn't cost us anymore than what we had paid except for gifts and... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2010
Travelled with our children 7 and 11 who both thought the day was fantastic. First choice staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. The whole place is magical especially when you venture outside. We were able to do pretty much all the activities within our time but we had no delays. I can imagine how even short delay could spoil the experience. The elfs at Santa park were great, very friendly and extremely helpful. We found Santa to be friendly enough, the kids thought he was great which... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2010
Just back from a magical day in Lapland.travelled in a party of 3 adults and a child of 6 and all had a wonderfull time.Flight out good with great fun had by all sing alongs and spotting Santa outside and take off was the best ever all "helping "the reindeer on the way.clothing provided was excellent and staff were so helpfull,yes half hour trip to the snow village but the scenery is so good who cares.we did all the activities and never had to que,lunch was a buffet and excellent as much as... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
Where to begin!!,despite numerous phone calls to First Choice,(as it was touch and go as to getting to the airport due to the bad weather)i am still waiting on someone calling me back!.
Trip was delayed,but as it was out of our control this couldn't be helped.On arrival it was survival of the fittest,and join the scrum to get your ski suit (which you really need as it is very cold),then hearded on to a bus for another 30 minute journey deep into the forest.We were supposed to get lunch,but... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
Don't know where to start!!! Booked day trip with First Choice, party of 7 with three kids. Flight was delayed for 3 hours on a 12 hour day trip, very reluctant to go but advised would not be allowed to re-book or claim a refund. Got there a whole "magical - once in a lifetime" experience was ruined. Rushed around to miss majority of the main attractions & Santa was the most miserable man we have met...even so a 3 year old commented!!! DO NOT book with First Choice is my only advise (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2009 by rushfield (1 review written)
Day trip to Lapland 18/12/09 to Levi.
This is our third trip to Lapland. Our first trip two years go was for four days with Espirit and was excellent. Our trip a year later again for four days was with Transun and wouldn't touch with a barge pole.
Our trip this year was excellent from start to finish. The plane was lovely with friendly cabin crew and pilots who made the children feel special.
The facilities at Winter Wonderland were all good. The reindeer and Husky rides were shorter than... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009
Just getten back from Lapland Finland on a day trip with Thomas Cook, 12-12-09, we were all very excited after reading it up on the internet our 5 year old daughter was so looking forward to seeing SANTA which she had a max time of 2 min with that was after fighting our way to the front of the bundle of other families, after that we had a 2 min ride around a circle on a raindeer then on to a hill to have a go on the sledge, following this we went on the huskies which was around a little... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2009
Just back from Lapland with First Choice, stayed in Rovaniemi, had a lovely time and the place is truly magical if you love snow and the festive feeling, leave grumbles behind and enter into the spirit! We went as a couple, really no kids needed if you're still young at heart! We had no problems with the food at all and ate in some nice places. The first day at the Winter Wonderland was enjoyable and there was time to try everything. Get to lunch early is my advice, as we did; to avoid... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2009
5th December 2009 day trip, 5 in party 2 adults 3 children, did outside activities first, no queues but rides were too short, went for lunch dissapointing food, stood for ONE AND A HALF HOURS around 2 artificial xmas trees totally bare no baubles or lights on them to see Santa for 2 mins. Decorated a ginger biscuit went on the small train, bought a few gifts at ridiculous prices and that was all we had time to do. Totally shocking, never again with First Choice (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2009
Disappointed and upset is an understatement having taken my 7 year-old son on this Lapland day-trip on 7th Dec 2008. Having watched the videos and read the brochure I was looking forward to a very magical day. Then I was dumped at Santa Park. The previous reviews are a mirror image of my experience. From the draughty tunnel the brochure calls a "cosy changing room" to the sloppy lasagne which is described as "Santas favourite food" eaten on plastic plates at dirty tables. The whole day was a... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008 by hettyrobbo (1 review written)
Just got back and am really upset and disappointed, wholeheartedly agree with the review below. An utter waste of time and money, we got to see Santa for less than a minute (it's on video i have proof!) and the prices were extortionate, and i stupidly paid for the photo, diploma etc. A friend went with Thomas Cook the day before and said it was magical, i'm only sorry i hadn't known that before i wasted my money. Avoid First Choice. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2008
In the brochure they make it sound so great but its not at all like that. You are dropped outside a tunnel you go inside and make your way down a very steep hill. You put your outside jackets and bags into a cloakroom. You are advised to leave everything but your camera but you need money,( a lot of it) gloves and hat. You then head down an other steep hill into a shopping area where an ice bar is and ice gallery which costs you £10 each. The stuff is well over priced tat!
You then... (read more)
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