We Went To Lapland With Esprit: Part I

3 months ago we bit the bullet and booked 4 days/ 3 nights with Esprit in Santa’s Lapland. Our eldest was going to be 10 2 days before our planned departure date, and although I’m not convinced she still really believes in the Big Man, she’s still happy to play along. Our youngest is almost 4, the youngest age that you’d really want to drag a child outside in the sort of temperatures they have in Lapland at this time of the year.We did see a couple of under threes but they were usually crying miserably, even with all the protective gear on.

The first day was probably the longest, so the most exhausting.

We left the house at 4:30 am on the first day to get down to Gatwick for our 8am flight to Ivalo. The flight was chartered with Easy Jet which hardly thrilled us, but it wasn’t too bad at all. The worst bit was queuing for an hour to check in, then realising, just as we reached the front of the line, that there was a special, much shorter, check in on the other side of the hall especially for our flight. read more