Lapland Christmas Holidays 2017 / 2018
The lead up to Christmas is the perfect time to see Father Christmas in this fantastic & authentic setting, a land of legends and magic, where you and your family will enjoy the most enchanting of winter breaks.
Tucked in northernmost corner of Finland, far away from the busy winter ski resorts, lies the magical place that Santa Claus calls home. Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Lapland provides a land of tranquility and wonder, which really comes alive with the spirit of Christmas.
You may wish to experience Lapland in just one day - we have a great selection of day trips departing from your local airport, and we guarantee you an action packed day of festive fun for all of the family. If you have a little more time to spend, we also offer 2, 3, 4 and 5 night breaks giving you the opportunity to take in the splendid sights and sounds at a more leisurely pace.
Whichever break you choose, you can expect Husky and Reindeer sleigh rides, a private meeting with Father Christmas plus much much more.
Treat your little ones to a magical trip of a lifetime this Christmas with a trip to see Santa in Lapland. If you can't see the perfect deal above, try our simple search (Kittili & Rovaniemi flights leave from most major UK airports and departures are available during December in the run up to Christmas) or call us now for more exclusive Lapland holiday offers.
Booking Ahead - Lapland Holidays 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Lapland holidays in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Lapland has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book a Christmas Lapland holiday for next year and save money now.
Lapland - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Located in Northern Finland, Lapland is a magical and magnificent winter holiday destination. Within the winter wonderland, you can find a variety of family-friendly activities, entertainment and attractions; this includes Santa Claus and his faithful team of elves. A holiday in Lapland is the perfect treat for the little ones and adults as it provides the chance to experience something magical for all ages.
Ideal Time to Go: The climate in Finland is usually considered as a continental subarctic climate. This means that you can expect cool or very cold weather throughout the year. To fully experience this wonderland, we recommend visiting from December to February. These months are very magical as it can be dark, quiet and very snowy. Chistmas is peak time in Lapland with the many magical Santa holidays available, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, then avoid the two-three weeks in the lead up to Christmas. January is a great time to see the Northern Lights and Lapland is a great place to experience them.
Weather: The cold temperate climate of Lapland provides mild weather throughout the year. The coldest months are December to January with temperatures dropping to -51.5°C, whereas the hottest months are June to August with temperatures reaching 37.2°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Lapland from the UK take around 3.5 hours.
Time Difference: Lapland is 2 hours ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Lapland is home to a variety of old trees which are over 200 to 300 years old. One of the oldest trees in Lapland is 529 years old.
Top Tip: If you are visiting Lapland at Christmas, make sure you pack plenty of warm clothes as the weather gets very cold and temperatures will drop well below freezing.
Places to Visit on Your Lapland Holiday
Lapland holidays offer great fun and entertainment for kids and adults. Experience something magical and unique by visiting a few of these recommended places:
Northern Lights – The Northern Lights (otherwise known as Aurora Borealis) are considered to be one of the most spectacular phenomenons in the natural world. On average, these beautiful lights can appear around 200 times per year and are especially more prominent in Finland around January to April.
Rovaniemi – This is the capital of Lapland and provides a great range of activities and attractions. One of the main attractions is the Santa Claus Village which welcomes its visitors with a unique and magical experience. You can also visit the Santa Park which is an underground amusement park. This popular attraction offers workshops, performances, shopping areas and much more.
Yllas Ski Resort – Yllas is a very popular ski resort which provides a great range accommodations and entertainment. Spanning across two villages, this big resort offers plenty of fun activities in the snow.
How to Get There
Direct flights and connecting flights to Lapland are available all-year round at airports across the UK. As Finland is part of Europe, you should be able to find flights to Lapland relatively easily.
Map of Lapland