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.
Want more? You may also be interested in our holidays to Swedish Lapland.
Auroa Borealis in the sky above snowmobiles parked in the snow
Northern Lights above igloo in snow
Man doing a skid on a snowmobile
Northern Lights in the sky above snowy landscape
Traditional husky sled ready to go
Cabins in the snow
Reindeers assembled in clearing
Visit Santa in his secret log cabin in the forest on this three-night Lapland holiday
3 nights from £969 per adult
Combine nature’s most extraordinary Northern Lights show with the jollity of the festive period
3 or 4 nights from £829 per adult
After a Christmas at home, enjoy a family winter holiday in Lapland before the New Year
3 nights from £1049 per adult
A four-night break featuring a husky ride, a reindeer sleigh ride, and snowmobile safari
4 nights from £969 per adult
Search for Santa in his magical homeland on our two-night Lapland holidays
2 nights from £1049 per adult
Welcome in the New Year in style in Lapland - and thank Santa for the presents he brought you!
3 nights from £1109 per adult
On the big day itself, wake up to a white Christmas like you've never seen before!
4 nights from £1379 per adult