Lapland Activities for Families: it’s not just a unique wilderness in the far corner of the world; it’s a veritable cornucopia of amazing experiences and things to do. Whether you’re a lone-adventurer, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a family group travelling with children, you will find the perfect tourist experience in this northern region of Finland.
From wilderness excursions in Lapland, Santa holidays, winter pursuits and amazing cultural experiences, here are some of our top recommendations for families undertaking winter Lapland holidays. Scandi Travel can help get you there and embark on any or all of these tours, which are available from the city base of Rovaniemi:
- Northern Lights Safari – Another must-do in Lapland is a Northern Lights Safari. The Aurora Borealis is nature’s most impressive light show, and something everyone must see once in their lifetime if the opportunity arises. Even if nature does not perform on the night, snowmobiling through the pristine winter landscape at night is an enchanting experience in and of itself.
- Santa Claus Village – No trip to Lapland is complete without a visit to the magical and enchanting Santa Claus Village. Meet Santa himself, see the elves working in the toy factory, post mail from the North Pole, cross the Arctic Circle, and explore the magical grotto and ice sculpture displays.
- Husky Safari – Thrill at being whisked through snowy forests and icy landscapes by friendly and energetic native dogs on a husky safari. These magnificent animals are s sight to behold as they work as a team under an experienced handler to transport humans and goods by sled. It is an exhilarating experience!
- Sleep in an Igloo – Stay a night or two at the Kasklauttanen Arctic Resort and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of sleeping in an igloo. Choose from a glass igloo (suitable for couples only), a Kelo-glass igloo (perfect for families) or brave an unforgettable night in an authentic snow igloo. You will be amazed just how warm it is inside!
There are so many outdoor pursuits in Lapland, but what about an afternoon at leisure in Rovaniemi?
Why not explore the Pilke Science Centre? The exhibitions explore all things wilderness, looking at forest issues local to the area. The Arktikum Museum and Arctic Science Centre is also located in Rovaniemi, and presents exhibitions showcasing the North and the Arctic, including the history of Finnish Lapland and the culture of the region as well as its environmental science. Learn about the homes of Old Rovaniemi, legends and superstitions of the Eurasian Elk and the Brown Bear, and realities of life in the North.
Contact Scandi Travel today to book your winter Lapland trip. We are the very best Lapland tour company in the region.