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Winter in Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland tailor-made holidays


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

Harriniva Santa Break – Exclusive Departures

4-day escorted small-group tour from £1,590 pp incl. flights

This escorted, exclusive Christmas break in Finnish Lapland is one children and adults will always remember. You’ll meet reindeer, husky sled, and meet the man himself, Santa Claus, in his log-cabin home, alongside a full-board stay in a cosy pine-clad hotel.

Christmas in Lapland

6-day itinerary from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Departing on December 23rd, this festive break is perfect for families who want to immerse themselves in the true magic of Christmas in the winter wonderland of Lapland. You'll meet Santa, go husky sledding and encounter reindeer alongside a stay in a cosy log-cabin style hotel and festive meals.

Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

5-day tailor-made winter holiday from £1,190 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.

Winter break at Muotka Wilderness Lodge

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

Muotka 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.

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Top places to stay in Finnish Lapland

Hotel Harriniva, Muonio

Traditional lodge

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

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.

Levi Iglut, Finnish Lapland

Small & intimate hotel

Surrounded by stunning arctic scenery, these secluded igloos offer first-class viewing of the Northern Lights amidst the spectacular surrounding wilderness

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