(PRWEB UK) 12 December 2012
A magical trip to Lapland to meet Father Christmas should be memorable for little ones but also stress-free for mums and dads. These tips from the travel insurance experts at Direct Travel should help parents avoid common mistakes when planning a trip.
Santa excursions have become a veritable industry in the wintry landscape of the Arctic Circle, offering not just the chance to meet the cheery chap himself, but other attractions such as snowmobile adventures, husky sled rides and trips to see the Northern Lights.
But without a little research and preparation, there could be disappointment instead of an unforgettable Christmas treat. Buying the correct family holiday insurance is as important as booking flights and accommodation.
Here are some tips for parents:
- Lapland has different resorts. In the capital Rovaniemi families might visit the Santa Park, Santa’s Workshop and Elf School. In the far north, near the Russian border, Saariselka is a traditional taste of Lapland and also a ski resort.
- Do check how long children will have with Father Christmas – and whether it will be a private meeting just for the family, or a big group event where Santa makes an appearance at a restaurant or party.
- Hotels vary widely in style, from a commercial centre with bars and gift shops to a woodland setting with en-suite saunas.
- Cheap travel insurance can provide great cover for luggage, delays and medical emergencies. Ski insurance or winter sports insurance might be needed, while grandparents may require travel insurance which covers older travellers*.
- Find out if the husky, reindeer or snowmobile ride included in the itinerary is a quick two-minute ‘taster’ around a track or a 10-minute adventure through the woods.
By the way, according to the classic story The Night Before Christmas, Santa’s reindeers’ names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!
- Direct Travel insurance offers cover for travellers up to the age of 75
About Direct Travel
All travel insurance policies are underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). AIG Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).