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Finnish Lapland, Finland

Finland

Arctic adventure & festive family fun

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

Monarchs & Tsars

8-day cruise from £4,885 pp incl. flights

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Top itineraries in Finland

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.

Escape to Iso-Syöte

5-day tailor-made break from £565 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.

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Top places to stay in Finland

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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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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