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How to Experience the Magic of Lapland at Christmas

Christmas in Lapland

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As the official home of Santa Claus himself, Christmas is undoubtedly the best time to experience the magic of Lapland. The enchanting northern region of Finland is packed full of exciting experiences, fascinating culture and breath-taking views. Whether it’s a romantic break for two or a family trip to see Santa, there’s plenty to see, […]

Great Finland Hiking Areas

Finland Hiking

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Getting out and embracing nature and new places is one of the best things about travelling, and Finland is tailor-made for enjoying the great outdoors. Obviously Lapland trips in winter offer a myriad of snow sports and activities, but even outside winter, Lapland and southern Finland offer spectacular opportunities to get outside in the fresh […]

Visiting Santa’s Village in Lapland: Everything You Need to Know – Part 2

Santa Claus Finland

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Opened in 1965, Santa Claus Village in Finland has continued to attract thousands of visitors every year. The stunning landscapes, cosy wooden lodges and, of course, the big man himself are just some of the reasons tourists flock to the amazing Arctic Circle year-round. While the Village is open for visitors all year, there’s no […]

Visiting Santa’s Village in Lapland: Everything You Need to Know – Part 1

Visit Santa Lapland

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There’s no better way to experience the true magic of Christmas than with a trip to the home of Santa Claus himself. Breath-taking snowy landscapes, delightful wooden lodges and mesmerising dark skies lit up by the spectacular Northern Lights – Lapland is a place where magic comes to life. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a […]

Lapland Trees: A Tourist’s Guide

Lapland trees

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From fuzzy reindeer pulling Christmas sleighs to the rainbow-coloured Aurora Borealis dancing in the night skies, Lapland is one of the world’s most enchanting regions. Wherever you roam, you can bet that Lapland’s trees will play a central role in creating a magical atmosphere. In fact, Finland is one of the most forested countries in […]

5 Fascinating Sled Dog Facts

There’s nothing that quite matches the unforgettable experience of dog sledding. Otherwise known as ‘mushing’, the truly enchanting tradition has been going strong for thousands of years. It’s still enjoyed today by locals and tourists alike. It’s fun, it’s exhilarating and it’s something you will remember forever. But what about the hero of this tradition? […]

How to Experience the Magic of Lapland for Your Honeymoon

Magic of Lapland

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What better way to celebrate your new marriage than experiencing the magic of Lapland with the one you love? The crisp, clean air, beautiful snowy landscapes and once in a lifetime adventures make Lapland the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic, peaceful trip or in search of some adventure […]

Discover the Magic of Saariselka with Lapland Holidays

Activities in Saariselka

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Venture two hundred and fifty kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Finland as you’ll discover the magic of Saariselka. Somewhat off the beaten track even for Lapland holidays, this village is a hidden gem and offers an array of Finland’s winter sports and other outdoor delights to enjoy nearby. Saariselka lies just thirty kilometres […]

Preparing for Your Winter Adventure: Clothes for Your Lapland Trip

Lapland clothing

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Wondering what clothes to wear in Lapland? Wonder no more. We’re here to help you out, with all the information you need on the right Lapland clothing. Winter can get cold in the Arctic – so it’s essential to have the right clothing ready for your trip. Read on to see what clothes you need […]

What’s the Best Way to Experience the Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi?

Icebreaker cruise in Kemi

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As the only vessel of its kind dedicated to tourism, the Kemi-based Sampo Icebreaker is an experience like no other. It’s got abundant history, plenty of power and gives passengers the most spectacular views. But what exactly do you get to see and do on the ship? How is best to experience it? And what […]

What’s New at Scandi Travel?

Lappish cota

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Here at Scandi Travel, your Baltic and Lapland tour operator, we are always very excited to announce new trips and tours for you to enjoy. So it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce three new Lapland tours for your enjoyment! 1. Excursion to the Ranua Wildlife Park Situated eighty kilometres outside Rovaniemi, the […]

Introducing 4 Spectacular Winter Lapland Tours for 2016/17

30 Sep
Winter lapland tours

With stunning arctic surroundings, a plethora of festive activities and the unbelievable northern lights in the mix, a Lapland tour is the perfect way to ignite your Christmas spirit. And as we all know, the magic of Christmas simply can’t be matched. It’s the most exciting time of the year for adults and children alike. […]

Hotel Ivalo, Ivalo Lapland

Ivalo hotel

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Ivalo is a village in Lapland’s Inari municipality, situated on the Ivalo River and between Lake Inari and the winter sports resort of Saariselkä. It is a great centre for Lapland accommodation. Hotel Ivalo is a charming meeting point and place to stay for travellers to the untouched far north of Lapland, and it combines […]

St Petersburg: Europe’s Leading Destination

Travel to St Petersburg

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In very exciting news for all of us here at Scandi Travel, St Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for travel. At the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, held in Sardinia on September 4th, 2016, the Russian Imperial city was the winner of this prestigious award for the second consecutive year – testament […]

Going Russia without visa

24 Aug

Among our Baltic cruises there are some of them including Russia. You have a great opportunity to visit Russia without visa. Why Russian visa is not required By Russian law (Government regulation #532 dated 28 AUG 2003) travellers from all over the world can visit some of Russian harbour cities without visa with a stay […]