Winter holiday in Lapland: Go on an adventures with the whole family!
Updated: Nov 12
Happy holidays, folks! You can give your child the gift of a miracle by leaving tickets to Lapland under the Christmas tree. Reindeer carriage rides, meeting Father Christmas and walking under the Arctic Circle will make for an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Travel with fenix.info and we'll tell you what to do on your tour and how to plan.
Winter holiday in Lapland
In this article we share 13 useful tips for those who want to spend their winter holidays in Lapland:
1. Discover the snow-covered landscape and meet Father Christmas
Winter in Lapland is a time to experience the snow-covered landscape and meet Santa Claus. If you've never been here before, we can safely recommend this trip! If you are planning to visit Lapland soon and want to know what to expect, read on for everything you need to know about visiting this magical place during the holiday season.
The New Year is a wonderful holiday for both children and adults. You always want to surprise your child with something special, fabulous and memorable. New Year's Eve tours in Lapland — this is a fairy tale with children's favorite characters: Santa Claus, elves, real reindeer and Finnish sled dogs.
Santa Claus' village and a large selection of different kinds of winter safaris are the most popular attractions here. Agree, because there are not many places where you can go as a family. You'll find: economical accommodation in a cottage (with early booking), fun dog and reindeer rides, a visit to Santa himself, a visit to the real Northern Zoo and Santa Park, sizzling sausages around a campfire and winter ice fishing.
2. Experience a Winter Wonderland
Don't forget a warm face mask either... your nose might turn to ice while you're shooting outside! You don't need sunglasses as there's not much bright light in these parts, so eye protection is not required.
Experience a Winter Wonderland, Lapland (Finland)
3. What can you expect from winter holidays in Lapland 2022-2023?
Visit Father Christmas in his secret cabin
Santa Claus' Village
Make your own gingerbread
Snow Village and Ice Hotel
Reindeer Safari and Husky sledding
4. Northern Lights: how to see it in Lapland?
Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that can be observed in the sky throughout the winter, especially between January and February. The Finnish Meteorological Institute publishes weekly forecasts of aurora activity in Finland on its website.
There are many places to go to see the northern lights. But if you want to know where it will be seen, there is no better option than to go on a professional aurora hunting tour with Scandinavian Travel Group.
What else can I do in Lapland (Finland) besides seeing the northern lights?
There are plenty of other things to do in Finland! For example, you might like: Santa Claus' Village or Claus' Secret Cabin.
5. Visit Father Christmas in his secret cabin
Every year he welcomes dozens of visitors to his secret hut in the woods and hundreds of visitors to his official residence, Santa Village. The influx of tourists is understandable, you need to see the main symbol of Christmas at least once in your life.
But if you're not ready to queue to see Santa at his official residence, you have the option of visiting Santa in his secret hut, located in the town of Levi. See here for a unique program of the event, book here in advance!
Visit Father Christmas in his secret cabin in Levi, Lapland
6. Go to Santa Claus' Village
After a cozy chat with Santa in his secret hut, head to Santa's village! Father Christmas Village is a holiday destination for all ages.
The village is open from November to January, but during the summer months there's plenty of fun and interesting activities too. You can take part in workshops and classes and meet Santa. You can get to the village by bus, train or car from Rovaniemi. Furthermore, you'll be there in half an hour. You can get there quicker by plane and more originally by dog sled.