Winter’s one of the most magical seasons of the year, especially for smaller children, and taking them on a trip to Lapland will bring out the enchantment for the whole family. The country’s also popular with couples who want to enjoy some quality time together with plenty of amazing things to do in Lapland with its traditional Christmas atmosphere of log fires and snowy landscapes.
We offer winter lovers a choice of fabulous seasonal getaways to this wonderland in the Arctic Circle and give you the chance to take a different slant on Christmas in perfect surroundings.
Choose Santa’s Sleigh Day, and you’ll be greeted at the airport by helpful elves, who’ll get you ready for the fun day ahead. You’ll be whisked off to travel around Lapland and Santa’s Village for a husky sled ride and receive a gift from Santa.
For an enchanted overnight stay, the Sleigh-Bell Sleepover is great for meeting Rudolph and friends. Here you can go for a 30-minute snowmobile safari and a chance to see mystical Northern Lights.
And, for all those families and big kids who want an extra special holiday, Santa’s Festive Adventure is a 3-night stay and is a one of a kind experience. Get the ultimate festive feeling by dashing through the snow on a toboggan ride or rock around the Christmas tree at the kid’s party.
1. Meet Santa’s elves
Santa’s elves help wrap presents, and your little ones can meet them at the Santa’s Village for an unforgettable experience. Here they’ll enjoy not only helping the elves to wrap stuff up but also take part in fun games and activities in and around the resort itself.
2. Santa’s Magic
Take a short family break in Lapland to explore the snow-covered countryside and look for Santa’s secret grotto. Once there, you’ll love meeting Santa himself in person and getting involved in a range of fun activities such as reindeer rides and playing with friendly huskies.3. The Northern Lights
Lapland’s the best place for experiencing the natural wonder that is the Aurora Borealis. The lights are visible around 200 times during the year, so you have a good chance of seeing this spectacular effect.
4. Levi Ice Gallery
Close to the Levi ski resort and accessible by a trail from the slopes is this cool attraction, a gallery carved entirely out of ice. Come and have a meal or a few beers and marvel at the incredible sculptures on display.
Lapland offers the best possible conditions for cross-country skiing, with a thick blanket of snow. It’s the best way of getting around for the locals, and for visitors. Levi has every facility for you to hit the slopes.
6. Lapland cuisine
Once you’re in Lapland, you’ll get the chance to explore and try some of the world’s most unusual cuisines. Dine on sautéed reindeer, or enjoy the taste of freshly-caught pike, perch, trout, and salmon from the icy rivers of the north.
Reindeer are central to life in Lapland, with all the resorts and most of the towns offering visitors a reindeer ride. There’s nothing quite like being pulled across snowy winter landscapes by a team of reindeer working in tandem, making it such an amazing thing to do in Lapland.
Explore the vast network of trekking trails that criss-cross Lapland. The terrain here’s surprisingly flat and the log cabins provide regular shelter in the National Parks. There are information boards alongside the trails that’ll give you information about the surroundings.
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas? What would you like to do most on a trip to Lapland? Let me know in the comments below.