Getting to Lapland

Travelling to Lapland

Flying to Lapland is easy with Discover the World

Fly direct to Swedish Lapland

We offer a number of charter flights in co-operation with SAS, direct between Heathrow and Kiruna just a short distance from the world famous ICEHOTEL. The direct flight will save a considerable amount of time and be a real benefit to those on a short break to one of the coolest destinations in Northern Europe! find out more »

Many of our winter breaks in Lapland are based in Swedish Lapland. Traditionally the only way of travelling there would be via Sweden’s lively capital, Stockholm, which of course you can still do and you have the option to extend your stay there if you wish.

For Finnish Lapland or Norway you’ll fly via Helsinki or Oslo respectively, connecting to your final destination, as with flights via Stockholm, by means of a short domestic flight. We aim to ensure our clients connect through these ‘gateway’ airports within a couple of hours so you have time to browse the many Duty Free shops and refreshment outlets.

Apart from Heathrow, flights are also available direct to Scandinavia from Manchester and, in the case of Stockholm, London City – usually with same day onward connections. Services to Sweden and Norway are with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) using mostly MD80 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Scandinavian Airlines
On most SAS services our prices are based on the lowest available fare which means that passengers are seated towards the rear of the aircraft and charges apply to food and drinks. Free baggage allowance at the time of writing this was 20kg per person, plus one small carry on item.

For holidays to Finland we use the services of Finnair who provide a complimentary meal and drink service and have an excellent domestic network.

Flight Times

  • SWEDEN Direct flight Heathrow-Kiruna 3½ hours
  • SWEDEN Indirect flight 4 hours plus time in transit
  • FINLAND 4½ hours plus time in transit
  • NORWAY 4 hours plus time in transit

Daylight Hours & Average Temperature
Here we show the approximate hours of daylight recorded mid-month (varies according to snow and cloud cover) – this does not relate to sunrise and sunset but the actual full daylight period. Also in December and January during decreased daylight hours there is ‘polar light’ which is not complete darkness but more of a subdued blue light.

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Above the Arctic Circle

from £1,744
excluding flights
14 nights Jun-Sep
This self drive journey crosses borders in the northern reaches of Finland, Norway and Sweden
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