Christmas wonderland: a family trip to Lapland
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Is it possible to believe in Christmas? As seen in the most beautiful pre-Christmas films, with the same fabulous atmosphere, kind Santa Claus, smiling elves, cute reindeer and other trappings of winter happiness? The fenix.info team travelled to Lapland and is ready to tell you about all the local wonders. And also about prices and personal stuff. In general, it will be interesting!
Christmas wonderland, Lapland
In this article we share 8 useful tips for those wishing to travel to Lapland:
1. The best time to visit Lapland is during the Christmas season
There are many reasons why you should go there in winter, including:
2. When Is It Better to Go Celebrate Christmas in Lapland
Officially, there is no country called Lapland. It is the name of a cultural region that today spreads across four countries: Finland, Norway, Sweden and even a little bit of Russia (on the Kola Peninsula). It was once a wilderness area inhabited by the Lapps. Today Lapland is known as a place of residence of the most famous person in the world, who every year gives thousands of children that very feeling of a holiday, beauty, cosiness and kindness.
Officially, Santa Claus is domiciled here in Lapland. To be more precise, in its capital, Rovaniemi, Finland. All tourists in Lapland travel here without exception. Right away, almost from the plane. So did we.
There are many reasons to visit Lapland around Christmastime. The most obvious one is that this is the best season to see Santa Claus and his helpers, who are dressed in their traditional costumes and will perform songs, dances and parades for you.
The second reason is that it’s a great time of year to enjoy snow activities such as husky sledding on the snow-covered forest trails or reindeer safari in your own sleigh over frozen lakes with magnificent views around you.
The third reason why you should go there during cold winter months is that this period transforms Lapland into a winter wonderland – making it look like something out of a fairytale book!
Christmas in Finland, Lapland
3. Celebrate Christmas in Lapland in winter 2022 - 2023
Lapland is a great place to celebrate Christmas. The best time to go is between November and January, because this is when the Northern Lights are most visible. The most eventful period falls on December, especially from December 1-14th when Santa Claus himself visits Lapland!
In addition to experiencing the magic of Christmas in its true form, you will also have an opportunity to explore some of the world’s most fascinating natural phenomena. You can enjoy a snowmobile ride on the open plains, visit Santa Claus’s home at Rovaniemi, see reindeer herds and ice caves.
You can also go dog sledding through the mountains or just sit in front of your fireplace drinking hot cocoa while listening to Christmas carols!
If you are planning a trip to Lapland, then you should keep in mind that it’s not just about experiencing the magic of Christmas. It's also an introduction to some of the world's most spectacular natural phenomena, the Aurora. You can enjoy snowmobile rides across the open plains, visit Father Christmas' house in Levi and Rovaniemi, see herds of reindeer, snow igloos and ice caves.
Celebrate Christmas in Lapland
4. Trip with children to Lapland
The beautiful snow-covered landscape, the cosy log cabins, and the husky dogs will make everyone feel warm and cozy.
Luckily, there are many ways to make sure that your trip with children is as pleasant as possible. Here are some tips on how to plan a trip to Lapland with kids:
Contact Scandinavian Travel Group and ask them for advice on what to see in Lapland, which places are suitable for children, etc. You'll be surprised how helpful they can be!
Book accommodation and activities well in advance for Christmas: most hotels have limited availability at Christmastime because of all the tourists who want to visit this magical place at this time of year. If you don't book your room or tour well in advance, there is a chance that there won't be availability for the dates you want.
The best time to book tours and hotels in Lapland (Finland) is early October!
Trip with children to Lapland