Lapland is full of possibilities. The undisturbed wintry landscape and the crystal clear skies are the backdrop for the dramas and escapades that Lapland is known for: the exhilarating adventures in the deep snow which stretches to the horizon, and the unfurling, dancing Northern Lights which fill infinite space beyond.
Lapland is your blank canvas on which to create holiday memories that will last for a lifetime – exactly how you want to. Our Simply Arctic holiday includes the basic outlines of the holiday (including flights, transfers and hotel accommodation) and then gives you the freedom to choose the excursions which you want to add, making an ‘a la carte’ Lapland getaway which best suits your wishes. Maybe you’ll opt for snowmobiling – voyaging and weaving over Arctic tundra and along frozen rivers? Or cross-country skiing over the pristine, freshly fallen snow? Perhaps you’re enticed by the idea of leading a team of Alaskan huskies on a sprint through picture-perfect snowscapes? There are so many possibilities…
If you are looking to include a lot of excursions in your holiday, you may want to consider the Northern Lights break, which already includes many Arctic activities and may present better value.
** There is no longer any availability on this tour for winter 2022/23 **
- Full-board hotel accommodation
- Return flights with 18kg luggage
- Airport transfers
- Loan of thermal suits and boots
- Government Air Passenger Duty
What we love
- The chance to tailor-make your own magical experience
- Choose to stay in either Finland or Sweden
- Taking in the stunning scenery in your own time
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Groups, Singles, Couples
The Simply Arctic package is an easy, adaptable way to see Lapland, containing the travel essentials. We’ve put together a complete programme of optional excursions and you’re free to book as many or as few as you like, giving you the complete flexibility to do as much or as little as you choose.
Your Simply Arctic break starts with a flight to Enontekiö in Finland, followed by an hour transfer to the small border town of Karesuando, where you will stay at the hotel of your choice on a full board basis, followed by a return transfer to Enontekiö and flight home.
Thermal suits and snow boots are also included, to guard against the Arctic temperatures.
You can choose to spend your time just exploring the local area and admiring the snowscapes that spread out towards the wilderness, or you can browse through our exciting range of optional excursions and decide which you would like to add to your Simply Arctic break.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deposit?
To confirm the holiday, the deposit is £200 per person. The final balance is due ten weeks before departure, though these terms may differ if you have booked through a travel agent.
What currency should I take?
The currency in Finland is the Euro; the currency in Sweden is the Krona. Many hotels and establishments in the Nordic countries will not accept cash and only accept card payments (the Davvi Arctic Star hotel only accepts card payments, not cash). All Transun optional excursions are advertised in Sterling; credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for excursions booked in resort.
Can I add on additional excursions and activities when in Lapland?
The Simply Arctic holiday gives you the freedom and flexibility to create your own tour. It is possible to add on additional activities to your holiday after arriving in Lapland but availability of activities and excursions is limited and so we recommend that you book your place before you travel to guarantee your place. Some of the most popular excursions added to the Simply Arctic tour are snowmobiling, husky sledding, ice fishing, and the Ice Hotel visit, and these are likely to sell out first.
What should I wear?
Temperatures can reach as low as -40c in the winter and so it is imperative that you bring adequate clothing for the weather. We provide a thermal all-in-one snow suit and snow boots on arrival in Lapland, but you should wear multiple under layers and bring hats, scarves and gloves (and plenty of pairs of socks!) We give further details of what to wear in our brochure and in the pre-departure booklet in the My Booking section of our website.