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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Lapland Accommodation: Hotel Scandic Kirkenes, Norway

Scandic Kirkenes Hotel

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One of the best places in the Arctic for Lapland accommodation is Kirkenes. Kirkenes is a town in the Finnmark County of the far northeast of Norway and close by the Norway/Russia border. Well inside the Arctic Circle, it is a unique place to experience Lapland trips for the full effect of the Midnight Sun […]

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 […]

Why a Kirkenes King Crab Safari is Guaranteed to Reel You In

Tours to Kirkenes

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Exciting, fascinating and – most importantly – unforgettable. The King Crab Safari in Kirkenes is one of the many remarkable wonders that Scandinavia has to offer. It’s rare that a tour combines informative with exhilarating, but that’s exactly what the King Crab Safari is all about. So what does it involve, and when should you […]

Golden Triangle Hotel St Petersburg

Hotel room of the Golden Triangle boutique hotel St. Petersburg

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Discover the beauty and charm of St Petersburg from your comfortable accommodations in one of the finest St Petersburg hotels, the Golden Triangle Hotel Nevsky 22-24. Situated overlooking the Nevsky Prospekt, this elegant boutique hotel is an oasis of calm in the very heart of this imperial Russian city. Hotel features and services include: There […]