Finnish Lapland is both magical and mystical, home to both folklore and Father Christmas. Amidst the forests and fells of the country’s northernmost province is a place you can experience the Arctic Circle at its unspoiled best. Here, on the edge of Europe's last wilderness, is a land of amazing natural phenomena.
Finnish Lapland is one of the best places to spot the Northern Lights and many travellers flock to this beautiful area to tick the experience of seeing this phenomenon off their bucket list. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and husky sledding are traditional ways to go Aurora Borealis hunting. Due to the location of the accommodation we feature, you may not have to go far to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon - the villages are small and remote with limited light pollution. Simply step out of your hotel and gaze up at the dark sky for a chance to view this mesmerising light display.
Witnessing the Northern Lights, nature's most fascinating spectacle, will be sure to make your holiday memorable. However, there is of course no guarantee which is one of the reasons why our tours also feature exhilarating activities to ensure you make the most of your time in Finnish Lapland. Enjoy activities such as reindeer sleigh rides or driving your own snowmobile across the Arctic tundra (don’t forget your driving licence). Go ice-fishing at a spot popular with locals, try your hand at cross country skiing or explore your surroundings further by 'mushing' your very own team of huskies.
There’s more here than outdoor adventures: discover the Finnish tradition of a sauna or dine on regional specialties from hearty stews to reindeer steaks. Meet reindeer hustlers and Sámi tribes-people, learning their unique way of life as you travel. Or opt to spend a night in a real igloo, made of snow and ice.
Of course, in the run-up to Christmas there’s a festive fever in Father Christmas’ hometown. Enjoy a private family meeting with Santa on one of our day trips or short breaks in Finnish Lapland.
Whatever you want from your wintry holiday, you’ll find it in Finnish Lapland. With magnificent lakes, frozen rivers and dense forests, the landscapes here are set to impress. Finnish Lapland is certainly a must for your holiday wish-list.
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Visit Santa in his secret log cabin in the forest on this pre-Christmas short holiday
2, 3 or 4 nights from £999 per adult
Search for the fabled Aurora Borealis on this week-long break deep inside the Arctic Circle
7 nights from £1199 per adult
A simple Arctic break including just the essentials - add excursions to create your own trip
3, 4 or 7 nights from £599 per adult
Experience all the magic of Lapland in a single day and return home in time for supper!
Daybreak from £559 per adult
A short break for those who can’t get enough of mushing their own team of eager husky dogs
3 or 4 nights from £819 per adult
A Lapland holiday in Kilpisjarvi, including snowmobiling, husky sledding, and a meeting with Santa...
3 or 4 nights from £1204 per adult
A short break for those who can't get enough of snowmobiling through Lapland
3 or 4 nights from £819 per adult
Search for the spectacular Northern Lights in Lapland and enjoy a host of winter activities
3 or 4 nights from £799 per adult
Enjoy a white Christmas like you've never seen before!
3 or 4 nights from £1109 per adult