Returned from our 4 day break, with First Choice. Kids loved it and so did we. Flight over was good and staff entertained with songs etc..
Hotel was best place to be in Rovaniemi as the city looked a bit sad with little snow to speak of. All activities were either on sight or just 15 min coach journey away. All quite well organised. But we booked all our trips the minute we got there with rep and it was a good job cos some people were left without places, which seemed a bit rough.
Huskies bit of a rip off, nice setting, people etc.. but journey short, Reindeer much the same, Snowmobiles very good, Elf fun day good for kids (and us). But even though some of the trips were costly, overall it was worth it as we will prob never get the chance again. Santa park and village - could have lived without, shops for the kids to spend money, (although Elf school was worth the queue). Would have preferred to spend the morning sledging at the hotel and taking in the senery.
Hotel was good, rather busy but food generally good and plenty of it. Staff were friendly. Quiet at night (which suited us) cos everyone was so knackered I think and being in almost constant darkness had a strange effect. Overall loved it and have some special memories and photos to hang on to. Took spare clothing but did not need to, First Choice stuff was very good and no one really dressed up in the evening. Santa visited the hotel on the last night, everyone got good chance to spend time with him (so waited quite long time for our table to be called) but seemed better choice than seeing him at santa park etc.. And to top it all the Northern Lights were visible that night too. Magic!!!!
Def recommend it, oh and the Elfs were good too!!