A wonderful holiday experience for families.
Lying in Finland's northernmost region is the sparsely populated winter wonderland of Lapland. Boasting snow covered forests, vast mountain ranges and ice-covered lakes, this unique destination offers the opportunity for an magical holiday experience.
Of course, we all know Lapland as the home of Santa and you can even visit the Santa Claus village. A family holiday here is like nothing you've ever experienced before and you can make your child's dreams come true by meeting Father Christmas himself.
With husky sledding, the Northern Lights and reindeer sleigh rides, it's easy to see why Lapland is becoming an ever popular destination for families seeking a unforgettable break.
Flying Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Time Difference: GMT +3 hours
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.
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 degrees Celsius to +3 degrees depending on the wind chill. Temperatures of -30 degrees can also be expected. Weather conditions can change often and very quickly. Summer temperatures range from 10 - 15 degrees Celsius with moderate rainfall.
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 ago, 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.
Lapland is the perfect destination for families when it comes to visiting Santa Claus. Your children will be able to have their photo taken as well as chatting to Santa Claus.
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. There are many local travel services who can arrange specific tours to fit your itinerary.
Day Trip to Visit Santa
by Debra Hammond