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Take the family to a Frozen place

25th November 2013 Print

Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, Disney’s latest animation, Frozen, will be released in the UK on 6 December. Set in the snowy Kingdom of Arendelle, cinema goers will meet a number of characters including Olaf the snowman and a reindeer called Sven.

Frozen is sure to inspire families to visit northern climes, to experience their own Disney-esque landscapes complete with fantastically-photogenic snowscapes, furry reindeer, huskies and snowball fights. Here’s how to do it (whilst wrapped snugly in warm layers)…

Frozen – at Christmas

Menesjärvi – a traditional reindeer herding community in Finnish Lapland – is perfectly placed for experiencing the real Lapland. Outside the Lapp-owned hotel, a remote landscape awaits, perfect for exploration by snowmobile, kick-sled or on cross-country skis. Meet a reindeer herder and his animals, and learn how to feed and lasso the herd. Test your wilderness skills in the forest, perfecting map reading, lighting a fire, heating a traditional sauna and identifying animal tracks. Maximize your chances of a Northern Lights sighting, with workshops and Aurora hunts both in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh and on snow-shoes, try your hand at mushing a team of enthusiastic huskies and discover the ancient art of ice fishing at a frozen lake.

Departing 23 December 2013, Menesjärvi – Family Northern Lights Hunt at Christmas costs from £1,695 per adult or from £1,345 per child (8-15) including flights (London), transfers, six nights’ full-board accommodation, all activities, cold-weather clothes and guides/instructors.

Activities Abroad offers family Lapland trips during the Christmas holidays, the February half-term and at Easter.

For a full list of trips, see