I have spent literally days searching for the perfect lapland trip for 2015 flying from Manchester and I am feeling overwhelmed. I have 2 girls who will be aged 4 and 7 and will be going with my sister in law who also has 2 girls similar age. I like the idea of log cabins but don't fancy spending precious time cooking and shopping so maybe this isn't practical. I also don't want a touristy commercialised location so thinking Saariselka is the place to go. The other issue is timing. We can only do school holidays and are considering going on 27th Dec for 3 nights, which is so much cheaper than 20th Dec which is the other option (the availability for this date is also limited). Has anyone been over this period? Is the experience still as magical? Thompsons seem to be the only company offering the dates we need but I'm stuck on choice of accommodation. We looked at the Snowy Wilderness lodges in Pallas and like the sound of all inclusive but the Santa Experience doesn't sound as good as the Saaraselka trip? Any advice would be much appreciated!