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Winter in Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Covering an area roughly the size of Portugal, Finnish Lapland is a vast area of wilderness, home to Sami Reindeer herders and brown bears. It is a landscape of legendary tales and the dazzling beauty of the midnight sun.

The only indigenous people in Europe, many of the Sami still live a traditional lifestyle on the tundra, making this the perfect region to find out more about the local lore and traditions. Alternatively travel the wilderness with a Sami guide on dog sledging or snow mobile trips.

Lying partly within the Arctic Circle, this is also a popular area with the locals for skiing and is home to over 70 ski resorts. The resorts are mainly small, local affairs, interspersed with larger complexes - though cross-country skiing is enjoyed region wide.

This is one of the most relaxing spots in Finland, whether you're engaging in activities on the slopes, watching the Northern Lights, or enjoying the scenery from a cosy log cabin, the stark beauty of Finish Lapland arises from your proximity to the untamed wilderness.

Top itineraries in Finnish Lapland

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.

Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge

5-day tailor-made break from £1,665 pp incl. flights

Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge is a charming log-cabin style lodge by the Saariselkä fells in Kakslauttanen and makes a wonderful alternative to either Nellim Wilderness Lodge or Hotel Kakslauttanen.

Northern Lights at Nellim

4-day tailor-made break from £1,395 pp incl. flights

All Northern Lights enthusiasts should have their sights set on Lapland and this four-day trip gives you every opportunity to view the celestial spectacle.

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Top places to stay in Finnish Lapland

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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