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Transun Day Trip

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Transun Day Trip

I have booked to take my children (age 9 and 6) on a Santa Day Trip from Enontekio. I got the impression this was a less commercialised area. Am I right? And how much time can we expect to spend there, given that we land at 13.00 and depart at 20.00. Many thanks.

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1. Re: Transun Day Trip

From what i believe enontekio is less commercialised than some of the other resorts in lapland.

I think by the sounds of it you may get around 4-5max hours in the resort.

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Hi-we did this trip last year and it was fantastic!!It isn't commercialised.All activities are on a frozen lake lit with fires dotted around and you could go on them at your leisure in whichever order you wanted so weren't herded around.The guides just told us what was where and let us get on with it.Coaches to the place where you had lunch were running constantly so again you could go when you were ready.I think we had about 4-5 hrs in resort but we did everything we wanted to do and didn't feel rushed at all.I know some people dont like the idea of daytrips but we found it lovely to wake the kids in the early hours and surprise them (they didn't know they were going till that morning!) then go and do it all and be back home the same night thinking "did we really just do that?!" I think it just added to the magic a bit.Our 3 kids absolutley loved it and so did we!!You will have a fantastic time

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Thank you so much! You have got me so excited now. It sounds like a truly wonderful day. How old were your kids when you went? Ours are 9 and 6 and we had the same thought of just waking them up in the morning and not telling them where we are going. A friend asked if we shouldn't tell them before hand so they can build up some excitement and now I'm not sure.

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Our kids were 8,6 and 3 so they are similar to yours.I am really glad we did what we did regarding not telling them before-in fact we didn't even tell them till we got to airport and then we gave them their "Lapland" passport (these come with your tickets).Like I said before,I know a lot of people are down on Daytrips but sometimes its your only option and we absolutely loved it.Try to find my review-I posted it on the forum on 21st Dec last year type in "Transun Day Trip Review" and that will give you a bit more info too.Hope you have a great time (I know you will!) and any more questions just ask!

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Thanks - I have read your review. Another question then - how many hours of daylight can we expect? Is much of it done in the dark? Does that matter? How was the trip to father Christmas? Sorry - that's 4!!

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Hi-Sorry for late reply!In answer to your questions,it did get dark quite quickly but as I said there were the fires dotted about and fire torches(you know,the ones on long sticks stuck into the ground-I'm sure theres a proper name for them but I don't know it!!) everywhere so it was OK plus kids suits had reflective strips on them which made it safer.Santa was FANTASTIC!!I could go into detail about this but I didn't want to spoil it for you-If you want more info about it,just ask.This is bringing back some great memories:)

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Hi, we did a day trip to enontekio last year, and then went on to Hetta. My kids were 9 and 6, and what clinched it for me, was that prior to going, my 9 year old asked if Santa was real. I didn't lie to him, but said about the magical time that we have at christmas. The day of our 'Santa' trip arrived, we woke the kids up at 4.00 am, to let them know that a special ticket had been left for them on the landing - we had golden tickets printed up inviting them to see Santa. Both my kids were in awe of Santa, he was absolutely fantastic. Would I go again? Definitely.

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When you you going? We are going on 20th for the day from Manchester. So excited

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We are going on the 20th too, but from Leeds Bradford. Are you going to Enontekio?? I am so excited too!! Have you received any travel documents yet??

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Yes going to same place and not got any documents yet. Just not sure when to tell the kids.