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Finnish Lapland, Finland

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Finland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Finland is a quiet, laid-back place made up of vast expanses of forests and lakes dotted with small towns. It's also the home of Santa Claus and all the family fun that goes with it.

Helsinki, the chic capital, is the place to see Finnish design, take advantage of excellent shopping and enjoy a lively nightlife. Turku, located at the mouth of the Aura River on the south coast is an historic centre and the gateway to a stunning archipelago that stretches into the Baltic Sea. Tampere in the beautiful western Lake District is a popular start point for sailing, salmon fishing and skating; it's also home to the only Lenin museum in the world.

However, people come to experience the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis that play across the Arctic sky. Discover a world of exciting experiences in the fresh, clean Lapland countryside, where activities include skiing, snowmobiling, reindeer or husky safaris and ice golf; a tot of vodka and a proper sauna provide everything you need for total relaxation.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
3 hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
Finnish

Travel advice
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Special offers in Finland

Oceania's Scandinavian Treasures

11-day luxury cruise from £2,375 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 28 February 2018

Wrap up the Scandinavian capitals, the city belles of the Baltic and St. Petersburg all in one luxury cruise, enjoying full-board dining at some of the finest restaurants at sea.

Best of the Baltics on Silver Wind

15-day stay and cruise from £5,400 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive fly cruise offer with $300 on board credit
Book by: 31 January 2018

Uncover the mysteries of northern Europe in all-inclusive luxury, washing down Russia’s secrets and Scandinavia’s charm with open cocktail bars.

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Top itineraries in Finland

Santa in Lapland Break, Harriniva

4-day luxury Christmas holiday from £1,590 pp incl. flights

Your base for this four-day Santa holiday in Lapland, Finland is the Harriniva Hotel, a cosy retreat high up in the Arctic Circle, complete with jacuzzis on the riverbank and a private husky farm.

Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

5-day tailor-made winter holiday from £1,100 pp incl. flights

This winter break includes a memorable stay in a glass igloo in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Watch as the Northern Lights swirl above your heated, glass-domed roof before swapping over to the cosy and characterful Hotel Ylläshumina for three days of Arctic-circle adventure.

Escape to Iso-Syöte

5-day tailor-made break from £670 pp incl. flights

Just 90 miles from the Arctic Circle and close to the border of Syöte National Park and two excellent ski resorts, Iso-Syöte is Finland's southernmost fell and sees more snow in a year than anywhere else in the country.

Kemi Icebreaker & SnowCastle

4-day itinerary from £1,790 pp incl. flights

The remote town of Kemi, in Finnish Lapland, is the only place in Scandinavia, and indeed the world, where visitors can combine the thrill of crashing through the ice on a genuine icebreaker with a magical night in a castle made of snow.

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Top places to stay in Finland

Harriniva Holiday Centre, Muonio

Traditional ski chalet

An ideal setting for a winter getaway, Harriniva is found on the banks of the picturesque Muonio River, winding through the Finnish Lapland and banked by rich emerald forests

Hotel Jeris, Muonio

Traditional hotel

The clear waters of Jerisjärvi transform into a vast icy plain as the annual freeze sets in, and this winter playground awaits each morning as you step out of your timber cabin.

Lainio Snow Village, Lainio

Contemporary ski chalet

The snow Village consists of a snow hotel, ice restaurant, ice cocktail bar, chapel and galleries of spectacular snow and ice art to explore.

Hotel Iso-Syote

Traditional hotel

Hotel Iso-Syote is a hilltop retreat set in the breathtaking Lappish countryside and surrounded by forests, hills, lakes and rivers. It's Eagle's View Suite is ideal for honeymooners or special occasions.

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Where to go in Finland

Finnish Lapland

Covering an area the size of Portugal, Finnish Lapland is a vast area of wilderness, home to Sami reindeer herders and brown bears. A landscape of legendary tales and the dazzling beauty of the Midnight Sun, it's perfect for all the family, romantic breaks and holidays with friends.

Eastern Finland

Finland is often referred to as 'the land of a thousand lakes', though in reality this number is closer to 180,000. Eastern Finland is the province where the majority of these waterways are concentrated, earning the region the title of Lakeland.

Western Finland

Off the western coast of Finland an archipelago of islands is emerging from the sea at the rate of a centimetre a year. Tectonic pressure is forcing these islands, located near the Finnish town of Vaasa, up from the beneath earth's surface; a phenomenon that has gained them UNESCO World Heritage re…

Helsinki

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is a real hotchpotch of influences and styles. Historical occupations by Russia and Sweden have left their trace on the city, varying the architectural layout. The Neoclassical architecture of the Lutheran Cathedral on Senate Square, contrasting with the Russian style…

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When to go to Finland

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"I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know."Tove Jansson Despite its northerly situation, Finland has a fairly mild climate thanks to the warming Gulf Stream and its many lakes, and there are good reasons to visit in any season.  The climate is warmest, and the landscapes at their prettiest, during months of June, July and August in southern Finland and Lakeland. August is a holiday month for Finns too, who head in large numbers to the coast and countryside, but even the most popular destinations are hardly crowded. Autumn is visually stunning in the countryside, especially in …

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Finland articles

  • Four of the best ways to see the Northern Lights this winter

    Our top picks for seeing the Northern Lights throughout Scandinavia this winter, just in time to book your winter holidays.

  • Motorhomes in Scandinavia

    Few other forms of travel offer the same freedom as that of a motorhome. Convenience, flexibility, the option to where you like, when you like, the freedom of the open road - all these things are what make a Scandinavian holiday by motorhome such an appealing option.

  • The best places to see the Northern Lights

    Where are the best places to see the Northern Lights? We pick out the best Northern Lights holiday destinations across northern Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland.

  • How to photograph the Northern Lights

    Photographing the Northern Lights is a challenging, yet rewarding experience. Here we take a look at the how's, where's, why's and when's to give you the very best chance of returning from your Aurora adventures with a series of pictures to be proud of.

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