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Finnish Lapland Holidays

Finnish Lapland is a magical destination all year round, whether you're hunting the aurora or basking in the midnight sun. Perfect for a short break or outdoors adventure in winter or summer, Finnish Lapland's appeal lies in the wilderness that's waiting to be explored, and the chance to meet and learn about indigenous Sami culture.

In winter, the snow-covered landscapes also create a magical Christmas wonderland for children including the chance to meet Santa. Enjoy a family adventure for all the family compromising on location, accommodation and activities.

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Lapland Adventure in Finland – Watch the video

Watch as Discover the World clients, Simon, Claire and James describe their experience of staying at a wilderness resort in the heart of Lapland on a truly authentic Arctic experience.

From husky sledding to snowmobiling, the chance to see the northern lights to a private visit with Santa, this magical trip was all about “wow” moments.

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Finnish Lapland covers an area of almost 100,000sq. km and is found almost entirely within the Arctic Circle. Its rolling hills and sweeping plains are blanketed by coniferous forests, the uplands are peppered with birch forests, and Finland’s third largest lake – Lake Inari – is a beautiful place to explore on a boat trip and an important area for the Sami people.

Nearby, the Sami Siida Museum in Inari itself is regarded as one of the best places in the world to find out more about the history and culture of the region’s indigenous people. Meanwhile Lemmenjoki National Park has an abundance of rivers, forests and fells, and is crisscrossed with well marked trails. After days spent exploring make sure you indulge in the quintessentially Finnish pastime, relaxing in a sauna.

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In winter, the spectacular snowscape sparkles by the light of the stars and the northern lights during the kaamos (polar night). By contrast, the seemingly endless summer days under the midnight sun are perfect for watching wildlife and exploring the great outdoors, before the autumn colours – known as the ruska – set the countryside aflame.

Top Winter Resorts in Finnish Lapland


On the shores of Lake Inari, Nellim Wilderness Resort offers adventure breaks amidst stunning scenery combining winter activities, traditional cuisine and the chance to see the northern lights. If you travel on a family festive break, you can also enjoy a private visit to Santa’s cabin.


To the east in Urho Kekkonen National Park lies Muotka Lodge. Deep within taiga forest, the picturesque surroundings are well suited to a range of activities including reindeer sledging, snowmobiling and husky sledding.


Sister property to Nellim and Muotka, and new for 2023, Wilderness Hotel Juutua sits beside the Juutua river close to Inari village. Great for northern lights viewing, a break here is based on full board and included winter activities.

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Iso-Syote is perched high up in Syote National Park, giving spectacular views and great skies for nothern lights viewing. This area often gets large snowfall, so it’s a true fairytale winter wonderland and great for winter activities. Snuggle up by the fire in your traditional log cabin, or stay in one of the brand new Aurora View suites. There’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy a sauna here, or visit the Arctic Spa. The perfect place for a romantic winter break.


A short break in Rovaniemi combines urban style with a winter wonderland experience including offering easy access to Santa’s Village and Santa’s Park. With the chance to stay in a log cabin, take part in thrilling winter activities and watch out for the aurora, this is an ideal family getaway.

Cosy accommodation such as Ranua and Iso-Syote offers a delightful winter retreat and our Santa holidays here has been thoughtfully designed to capture all the magic of a childhood Christmas whatever your age.