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“A MAGICAL, TRANQIL PLACE & AMAZING HOLIDAY”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Akaslompolo, Lapland

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London, United Kingdom
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“A MAGICAL, TRANQIL PLACE & AMAZING HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Firstly we would just like to thank Jane for all her time and effort into helping us book an amazing holiday......

Jane assisted us with everything to do with the holiday and was extremely helpful, even recommending the airlines & airports including the transfers in between. From the moment we arrived Jane had it organised.

We had a Minibus service from the airport to our cabin even stopping along the way to collect our thermal outer wear. It was organised down to a T!!!!

When we finally arrived at the cabin after a panoramic forty minute drive the only word to describe the accommodation and its location was BEAUTIFUL. Being in Lapland no matter what age, was hard to keep the "Big Kid" in each of us hidden away, no sooner after dropping off our luggage we was out on the sleigh up to the local supermarket. The sleigh was a great way of getting shopping home quick too.

When we got back we finally took the time to appreciate how beautiful and well presented the log cabin was. The log fire being a beautiful feature point. It was the start of an amazing Christmas holiday. During our stay we decided to try the local Finish cuisine so we ate out on a few occasions.

We tried everything recommended by Jane, The Poro Restaurant being our favourite located five minutes from the cabin.

While we was there we tried skiing, husky safari, snow mobiling and even went to the ice hotel all of which I can describe as FANTASTIC. I would highly recommend each and everyone :-)

Overall the whole holiday was a great experience, we met some lovely people and we are already planning on going again.

I can honestly say it is one of the best holidays we have been on and believe me we have been on many LOL!!

Thanks so much Jane for all your help in organising our amazing trip. We Cannot wait to go again

D & M x

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: Excursions
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Your age range 25-34
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cathy c
cornwall
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“Once again excellent holiday”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Booked with jane at fun with santa different cabin but same area as last time, akaslompolos. Once again had a fantastic time. Cabin had two bedrooms, one downstairs and a large mezanine upstairs with 3 single beds and a toilet Bathroom downstairs with a shower and sauna. The room upstairs had no storage for clothes but as nly tw children used one bed for storage. Organised car hire before our holiday with yllas express thrugh Jane, Claire at the car hire was very helpful. This is definately recommended as we drove further afield and visited the snow village which was amazing! nearly everything is made of ice, well worth a visit!! Airport transfers and last night at hotel was booked through fun with santa. To sum up our holiday, didn't want to leave! Thanks again Jane at fun with santa.

Date of stay: February 2014
Travelling group: Young Children
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Lizainthe...
Montchavin, France
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“Fabulous, magical stay”
Reviewed 21 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This was a truly magical holiday. Jane who organises the trips is amazing. Her advance preparation, itinerary’s, vouchers etc all made it very easy for us and added to the excitement before we left too!

The cabin was beautiful, we loved it, and loved the woods and the peace outside the windows, with the cross country skiers gliding silently past.

We went snow shoeing and also had a lesson cross country skiing on the lake, which we all adored. My snowboarder husband turned out to the best at this but our 6 year old was a little star too!

The Northern Lights safari was the highlight for me and Andy. We saw a beautiful display of green lights; and also from the back of the cabin several nights. Camille loved the husky dogs best, and also feeding the reindeer; and she was truly awestruck by meeting Father Christmas. Heidi and her reindeer were superb, I really recommend them, she was so kind and friendly and informative.

The Poro restaurant was excellent, and Julli’s bar, and apart from that we ate comfortably in the cabin.

Back at home in the snowy Alps but still dreaming of the big sky and white forests of Lapland.
Liza, Andy and Camille

Date of stay: December 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Date of stay: December 2013
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Other
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Familytra...
London
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“Peaceful!”
Reviewed 22 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed in the Dasher cabin for 5 nights in December 2013. The weather was mild by local standards, but we found it really cold - it ranged from minus 1 to minus 20 degrees while we were there. The cabin is very comfy and well equipped. A good range of books, dvds and games. The starter pack was helpful especially since our flight was delayed and we arrived quite late. The kitchen also has a good basic larder - pasta, oil, couscous, cocoa, condiments etc. Jane organised various activities and I'll list these below. This ran like clockwork from the airport transfers to accommodating our little boy who struggled somewhat with very cold feet.

Day 1 - we explored the little village and did some grocery shopping. There is a great selection of craft shops and sports shops and quite an impressive supermarket. There is also a village bakery which does scrummy local pastries, coffees and hot chocolate. We had dinner at the Poro restaurant which serves Lappish dishes. The service was pleasant and the food was delicious, we would recommend it. They have a nice children's menu too.

Day 2 - we visited Santa by snowmobile in Levi. This was a terribly long journey in the back of the snowmobile for my 4 year old and I. It was by far the coldest day and the journey felt very long. When we arrived we were sheparded into Santa's cabin with the other family on the trip. It was all very rushed. He said hello to the children and showed them the letters they had sent. Then it was time for an exilerating sleigh ride around a small circuit - that was great fun. We spent the afternoon exploring Levi which has good skiing and a hotel spa complex including a good indoor play area for little ones.

Day 3 - we visited Hannuu's reindeer farm. This was a 3km sled ride that was so peaceful and beautiful. We then sat in a Lappish tipee, drank hot berry juice ate home baked treats and enjoyed humerous stories around a camp fire. It was a lovely day.

Day 4 - we visited Husky Point and went for a longer than expected husky sled ride. We so enjoyed it. My hubby loved driving the sled and my son and I were cosy in the little sled. The scenery is beautiful and serene. Take some ski goggles or sun glasses if it is snowing as the dogs kick up a lot of snow. There were four gorgeous puppies. After the ride we enjoyed hot berry juice and ginger bread and learnt more about the huskies and racing them. It was a great day.

All in all, this is a magical, once in a lifetime sort of experience. I'm sure those who love to ski would enjoy the ski slopes too. Thanks very much to Jane for all the behind the scenes coordination and advice that made this holiday seem so seamless.

Date of stay: December 2013
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Date of stay: December 2013
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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