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, […]

7 Unforgettable Lapland Hotels – Igloos, Log Cabins & Beyond

glass igloo in Lapland

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Lapland is a part of the world like no other. From its vast snowy landscapes and unique wildlife to the Aurora Borealis dancing in the night sky, it offers sights and experiences that you simply can’t get anywhere else. When visiting such a unique, outstanding region, you want your accommodation to be equally out of […]

Lapland Photos – 6 Essential Snaps for Your Lappish Adventure

Lapland wild nature

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As one of the most majestic places on Earth, Lapland is the ultimate hot spot for photographers and visitors who love to take snaps. Whether it’s the incredible colours that illuminate the sky or the remarkable sun rise that never ends in the summer, you’ll always need your camera handy to capture the most unforgettable […]

6 Lapland Reveal Ideas the Kids Will Never Forget

Visit Rovaniemi

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Visiting Lapland is a truly unforgettable experience for adults and children alike. For the kids in particular, the chance to take a trip to the mythical land of elves, fairies, and Santa Claus is something that they can only imagine in their dreams. The exotic, snow-capped mountains and fjords are even better in person, not […]

Where is Lapland? – A Guide to Rovaniemi & Northern Finland

Lapland Tours

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If you’re searching for a wonderful escape that you’ll never forget, Lapland is the perfect holiday destination. Covered in glistening snow and surrounded by otherworldly terrain, there is so much to see and do once you land in this most magical of locations. But where is Lapland and how do you get there? And once […]

How to Visit St. Petersburg Without a Visa (Visa-Free)

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From its grand architecture and historic culture to breath-taking scenery, St. Petersburg is truly one of the world’s greatest cities to visit. However, to do so, tourists usually need to get a visa, which can mean hours of effort and weeks of waiting. Not anymore. In this post, we’ll explore how you can visit St. […]

What Scandi Travel does in relation to COVID-19

You may not know it but each year we perform thousands of tours in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway and Russia. On each of these tours, caring for the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority. Because of that, the situation with the COVID-19 has our full attention. We are very grateful that […]

8 Things You Should See, Do & Eat in Lapland

Visit Lapland

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Lapland is one of the most magical places on Earth. And if you haven’t experienced it yet, you’re truly missing out. There is so much to see, do and eat. But where’s the best place to start? Covering the northernmost region of Finland, Lapland is a real-life winter wonderland. With its unspoilt landscapes and mythical […]

Top Lapland Activities for Families

Lapland Activities for Families

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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 […]

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 […]

Northern Lights from a Glass Igloo: Everything You Need to Know

Northern lights igloo

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Watching free-flowing waves of vivid greens, pinks, purples and yellows dance around a star-spangled sky, it’s easy to see why the Aurora Borealis is crowned as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. The phenomenon is exclusive to the Northern Hemisphere, with Scandinavia coveted as one of the best places on the planet to experience […]

Dashkova Residence 3*, St. Petersburg

Dashkova Residence St. Petersburg

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Stay in one of St. Petersburg’s most historic buildings, dating all the way back to the 18th century. The Dashkova Residence 3* combines modern interiors and amenities with a historical ambience – and all just a short walk from the heart of the majestic city. Hotel features and services include: Soak up Russian history at […]

Nevsky Aster Hotel 3*, St. Petersburg

Welcome to the Nevsky Aster hotel – the perfect base for exploring Russia’s royal city. The comfortable hotel is located just off St. Petersburg’s main street, the Nevsky Prospekt, and provides a wide range of amenities in a relaxing setting, to help you enjoy your Russian getaway. Hotel features and services include: [Images] As part […]

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 […]