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 […]

Discover the Magic and Beauty of St Petersburg with Scandi Travel

Sightseeing tour during the Baltic cruise

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One of our favourite destinations here at Scandi Travel is St Petersburg. Known by many as “Venice in the North”, it is a timeless city which offers a unique taste of imperial Russia, the traditional land of the Tsars. In 2019, Scandi Travel’ Russia visa-free cruises to visit St Petersburg will commence operating from March […]

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 […]

10 Things to See, Do & Experience in Norway

20 Apr
Fjord safari by rib boat

Norway is one of the world’s most amazing places to visit – full to the brim with both modern, state-of-the-art attractions and traditional, heritage-packed charms. There are so many things to see, do and experience. Whether you’re after spectacular landscapes, a blissful city retreat or something a bit more adventurous, there’s something for everyone to […]

Hotel Domina St Petersburg

Visa free travel to St Petersburg

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Are you looking for a five star St Petersburg Russian hotel situated centrally and right beside St Isaac’s Square? Domina St Petersburg is a luxury hotel in the heart of Admiralteyskiy on the Moika River Embankment and within close walking distance to St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, and Blue Bridge. It is also within […]

New & Exciting Norway Tour Packages from Scandi Travel

Norway tours

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At Scandi Travel, we love providing you with the best holidays to the most exciting destinations in and around Scandinavia. From wonderful tours of Lapland to beautiful city breaks in the heart of Russia, we have something for everyone. And now, we are delighted to announce the upcoming 2018 launch of a range of Norway […]

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 […]