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, do and discover. And we’ve got all the best tips to make the most of your once in a lifetime Lapland trip…
For the kids
There’s no better way to bring the magic of Christmas to life than a tour of Santa Claus’s village and meeting the real Father Christmas.
Make this Christmas one to remember, before your little ones grow up and Santa becomes a thing of the past. On an incredible Santa Claus Safari, you can experience an unforgettable reindeer ride, a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle and even a memorable meeting with the big man himself in his official office.
Don’t forget to write your letters to Santa before travelling. Address them to Santa Claus, Santa Claus Main Post Office, Arctic Circle, Finland. If you’re lucky, he might even write back!
If Santa’s village leaves you pining for more Christmas magic, visit Santa Park – one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rovaniemi. With elf workshops, stunning ice galleries and exhilarating sleigh rides, Santa Park is fascinating for both adults and children.
For the adults
Christmas is not just for children. We can all enjoy the magic of Lapland and get in the spirit of the season – whether it’s taking your loved one on a tour to remember or getting away for some Christmas fun with a group of friends.
Travelling with friends? Try ice-driving for an adrenaline-filled experience guaranteed to get the heart racing. Or challenge your friends to an ice-karting race across a snowy track.
If the speed and exhilaration isn’t for you, opt for a relaxing trip instead. As well as being Santa’s official home, Lapland is one of the best places to experience the spectacular Northern Lights. Clear nights between October and April give you the best possible chance to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.
Looking for something completely unique? Take in the magic of Lapland at Christmas in style in your very own glass igloo. Relax and experience the breath-taking views of the Arctic night sky from the warmth of your bed – perfect for a romantic break for two.
Remember to brush up on your camera skills before the trip to capture the best photos of the impressive views. Don’t forget spare batteries either. The cold Lapland weather will drain your battery quicker than you’re used to.
Nobody is saying that visiting Santa is just for the kids… But there is also a whole range of family-friendly activities to bring the magic of Lapland to both adults and children.
Discover the most amazing mode of travel on a husky safari. Take in the beautiful Arctic scenery as you’re pulled by a team of 3-4 huskies across the snowy terrain. Not a thrill seeker? That’s no problem. Travel to a Husky farm instead, to learn more about the beautiful animals and how they’re cared for.
To avoid chilly fingers and toes, remember to pack the essential winter woollies before travelling to Lapland. Hand warmers are the ideal travel companion for the sub-zero Arctic temperatures.
The best way to experience Lapland
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the exciting options to explore, a pre-booked tour is the best way to experience the magic of Lapland without any unnecessary stress.
Travel with ease and avoid missing out on any experiences with a Winter Fairy Tale tour. Scandi Classics’ ultimate 6-day package is the perfect Christmas adventure for all the family. A trip to meet Santa, a snowmobile ride, dinner in a traditional Lappish restaurant and many more exciting expeditions are on offer with this unforgettable getaway.
Want to find out more about our once in a lifetime tours? Get in touch with our team, who would be happy to discuss your options further.