Lapland, Finland | Designer Travel

Lapland, Finland

Lapland, Finland

A wonderful luxury holiday experience for families

Lying in Finland’s northernmost region, deep inside the Arctic Circle, is the sparsely populated winter wonderland of Lapland. Boasting snow covered forests, vast mountain ranges and ice-covered lakes, this unique destination looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale storybook and offers the opportunity for a magical luxury holiday experience.

Lapland is the place to be over the festive period and you’ll definitely leave feeling full of Christmas spirit. We all know Lapland as the home of Santa and you can even visit the Santa Claus village. A luxury family holiday here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before and you can make your child’s dreams come true by meeting the man himself at Rovaniemi.

This scenic winter wonderland is generally blanketed in snow from December to April and attractions include the renowned aurora borealis (Northern Lights), husky sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, reindeer safaris and horse riding. After a busy day out and about, there’s nothing better than enjoying a warming meal in front of a crackling log fire – absolute perfection!

Levi is a popular resort with a good selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Hotel K5 in Levi is a popular choice with couples and families as it’s a cosy hotel offering comfortable accommodation and plenty of activities.

Saariselka lies in the far North of Finnish Lapland making is one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights. A peaceful and remote location, Saariselka has over 200km of cross-country skiing tracks and a good choice of accommodation options including rooms and apartments.

Designer Travel have experts that have been to Lapland and had the wonderful experience of taking their children to see Santa. Our experts can help you choose the best accommodation and book everything you need so you arrive well prepared for your all important visit. If you’re looking to go skiing, snowboarding or you particularly want to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, our experts can help with that too.

Nothing is too much trouble and we’re here to make your life easier.  Tailor-made holidays are our specialty and we like nothing more than seeing happy customers from past years come back and booking with us time and time again because they love the Designer Travel difference.

Key Highlights
  • Treat your family to a special ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to see Santa Claus in his official home in Rovaniemi
  • Lasting family memories are sure to be made
  • Lapland has a wondrous landscape with vast barely-inhabited regions and stunning natural surroundings
  • The sight of the aurora borealis is absolutely mesmerising
  • Take a husky or reindeer safari to see more of the sights and surroundings
  • Snowmobiling is so much fun!
  • Skiers love it here, and Saariselka is a great choice for cross-country skiing enthusiasts
  • Relaxing in front of a log fire with a warming drink is a real treat at the end of the day
  • Designer Travel can pre-book many of your activities and excursions – just ask!

Travel Information

Flying Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Time Difference: GMT +3 hours

Medical Information

We can provide information about any health formalities required for your trip but your should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.

Climate Information

The region of Lapland experiences very cold winters and milder summers. December to February is the peak travel season with average temperatures ranging from -16°C to +3°C depending on the wind chill. Temperatures of -30°C can also be expected.

Weather conditions can change often and very quickly.

Summer temperatures range from 10-15°C with moderate rainfall.

Leisure & Activities

Husky Sledding
This is certainly an activity you’ll never forget. It’s a fantastic experience and where better to give it a try than in spectacular Lapland. Absolutely no experience is necessary with all instruction provided. For those who are really keen to give it a go, you can even go on a 5 day dogsled adventure where you will be given the opportunity to drive your own sled with a team of 4-6 huskies.

Santa Claus
Lapland is the only true destination for families when it comes to visiting Santa Claus. We can pre-book your trip to see the famous man himself and all you have to worry about then is getting the perfect picture to preserve the memory.

Aurora Borealis
Between September and March, it may be possible to witness one of the great natural phenomena, the aurora borealis. No trip to the Arctic Circle is complete without seeing the Northern Lights.

Destinations in Lapland, Finland