Lapland Winter Holiday
FROM €1125 EUR
Small Group Lapland Winter Holiday
Lapland Winter Holiday is perfect for exploring arctic nature and Lappish (Sami) culture, and taking part in a wide range of activities. Whether it’s snowshoeing adventure, hunting the Northern Lights, or becoming a husky or reindeer musher, we’ve got you covered.
This itinerary was created by local experts to give you the best chance to see the highlights of Lapland. It is ready to be customised to suit your budget, interests and tastes so you can make the most out of your trip on your own terms and departing whenever you choose. This Lapland Winter Holiday is available from December to April.
The average group size for the included tours is 8 people, making our trips sustainable and letting you enjoy Lapland in a more authentic and respectful way. There’s a minimum amount of people required for this trip to take place.
Lapland Winter Holiday Itinerary
On your arrival at the airport a driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it and will drive you to your accommodation. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
If you arrive early and would like to do some additional activities or find information on where to eat and what to do and see, check out our destinations page. If you’d like to add any additional tours or activities to your Lapland Winter Holiday package, please let us know.
Your day will start with a visit to an authentic reindeer farm. We have carefully chosen one of the most traditional reindeer farms where you will meet the reindeer herder family. You will explore everyday life in the farm, get to feed the reindeer and hear some great stories and facts about reindeer herding in Lapland and how it is an integral part of the nature and culture in Northern Finland. You can also do a short reindeer sleigh safari. Herder will also be happy to answer your questions around a warming open fire where a delicious home-made salmon soup will be served with hot drinks (vegan option possible on request), and pancakes cooked over the open fire.
After that you will continue with a drive to the Husky park where you get to meet the photogenic dogs. Huskies are born to run, and they are happy to take you on a little safari. After a safety briefing, you can glide through the snowfields of Lapland on a husky-pulled sleigh! Just sit back and snap some excellent photos. After the safari, you can spend some time with the dogs: they love cuddles and photos! This is a premium experience with visits of two authentic family-sized places, not crowded touristic places. Duration of the reindeer and husky tour is about 5 hours.
A lot of people travel to Finland to see northern lights and in the evening it’s time for the best Rovaniemi northern lights tour. Remember that the Northern Lights are wily and unpredictable, but this tour will give you the best possible chance to see them. Your professional guide will determine where the highest possible chance for aurora sightings is. You will visit a few different locations unless your guide knows for sure that Northern lights will appear on a certain location, then you’ll go there. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. Duration of the northern lights tour is about 4,5 hours. For an additional fee you can upgrade to a tour with a professional photographer.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Today you will visit the beautiful Korouoma Canyon and get to the best spots to admire the frozen waterfalls. The protected reserve offers beautiful nature, picturesque snowy landscapes and …fun. Sometimes the best way of going down is by sledding down the little slopes created by the path. It’s your chance to try it out. Your guide will also tell you about the arctic nature, teach you some survival tips, and offer you all their passion for Lapland. Your guide will prepare an open fire and you will enjoy a delicious Finnish barbecue lunch. Duration of the tour is 7 hours.
Photo: Culture Eden
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Free time: We know that one of the highlights of Rovaniemi is visiting Santa Claus in his village office. Today you will have a chance to travel to the official village of Santa Claus on your own. There you’ll finally get to meet Santa Claus and visit the Official Santa’s Post Office where you can write and send letters to friends and family. You can also receive your certificate of crossing the arctic circle there and of course you will have plenty of options for souvenir shopping, there are a lot of shops there. As visiting Santa’s village is free and it’s very crowded there during winter months we don’t offer this as a tour but we suggest you visit this on your own.
It’s time for a full snowshoeing adventure into the arctic wilderness. Your outdoor guide will teach you how to orientate in the wilderness, survive, and take advantage of your surroundings. Because one cannot survive without food, you will also drill a hole in the frozen lake and try ice-fishing. If you catch a fish, your guide will show you how to prepare it and grill it over the fire. Don’t worry if you are not a confident ice-fisher as a delicious Finnish barbecue snack will be prepared by your guide. Duration of the tour is 4 hours.
Photo: Juho Kuva
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch snack
Today it’s time to say goodbye and end your Lapland winter holiday. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your departing flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
* Please note that there could be some schedule changes in the day-to-day activities depending on availability.
Interested in a private Lapland winter holiday package instead? Contact us for more information and a personalised offer.
The Package Includes
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
- English Speaking local guides
- Northern Lights Tour
- Husky and Reindeer Tour
- Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Adventure
- Snowshoeing Adventure
- Highly personalised itinerary planning
- 24/7 support from local staff
The Package Excludes
- International flights
- Tips for services and experiences
- Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
- Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
- Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and other meals listed as included in the itinerary).
- Travel Insurance
- COVID Vaccinations Pre Arrival
- Departure COVID Testing. If required which we can help organise
* EUR per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
The final price will vary and is based on the month of travel.