Our Lapland holidays

Holidays in Lapland might usually take place in winter, but don’t expect environmentally damaging downhill skiing or tacky ‘Christmas villages’. Instead, these fantastic, family-friendly multi activity holidays lead you snowshoeing along pristine forest trails, on high-speed husky safaris, and in search of the Northern Lights, with evenings spent in cabins deep in the wilderness. They also provide insights into indigenous Sami culture, while supporting traditional ways of life in remote communities. All of this is set against Lapland’s wild natural scenery, which your holiday helps preserve, as our partners always follow strict ‘leave no trace’ principles.

Our top Lapland holidays

Husky safari in Finland

From £2730 to £3235
8 days inc UK flights
Sled with huskies through spectacular Finnish scenery
Small group2023: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar

Family winter adventure in Finland

From £1720 to £2030
4 days inc UK flights
Great range of activities in Lapland's winter wilderness.
Small group2022: 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec

Northern Lights family holiday, tailor made

From £1675 to £2010
4 days inc UK flights
A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing spa hotel

Winter holiday in Finnish Lapland

From £2235 to £2895
8 days inc UK flights
Log fires, lakeside trails and a range of winter activities
Small group2023: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar

Christmas or New Year 2023 in Lapland

From €1194 to €1320
5 days ex flights
Magical snow holiday in northern Lapland at reasonable cost
Small group2022: 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec, 2023: 1 Jan, 2 Jan, 3 Jan, 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 6 Jan

Lapland holiday, husky safari & log cottage

From €1950
5 days ex flights
Luxurious log suite,northern lights & overnight husky safari
Small group2022: 17 Dec, 2023: 7 Jan, 8 Jan, 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 11 Jan, 12 Jan, 13 Jan, 14 Jan, 15 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Jan, 18 Jan, 19 Jan, 20 Jan, 21 Jan, 22 Jan, 23 Jan, 24 Jan, 25 Jan, 26 Jan, 27 Jan, 28 Jan, 29 Jan, 30 Jan, 31 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 3 Feb, 4 Feb, 5 Feb, 6 Feb, 7 Feb, 8 Feb, 9 Feb, 10 Feb, 11 Feb, 12 Feb, 13 Feb, 14 Feb, 15 Feb, 16 Feb, 17 Feb, 18 Feb, 19 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 22 Feb, 23 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 26 Feb, 27 Feb ...

New year Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

From €2800
8 days ex flights
Winter glamping, wildlife, dogsledding and Northern Lights!
Small group2022: 25 Dec, 27 Dec

Northern Lights short break in Nellim, Finland

From £1340 to £1945
4 days inc UK flights
Short Northern Lights break in Finland.
Small group2022: 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 2023: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar

Lapland husky safari holiday, Finland

From £2215 to £2525
8 days ex flights
Active holiday in beautiful Finnish Lapland
Small group2023: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr

About our Lapland holidays

Winter activity holidays in Lapland

Frosty snowbound landscapes provide an atmospheric backdrop for winter activity holidays in Lapland. As a measure of how well-organised these trips are, cold weather clothing is provided to minimise what you need to bring. Your days might be spent visiting Sámi reindeer farms, learning how to snowshoe, or fishing through a hole in the ice, and you’ll keep an eye out for the Northern Lights each night. Everyone has their favourite activity, but for many it’s an evening in a wilderness lodge waiting for the aurora borealis to appear, or an afternoon mushing a husky-drawn sledge along.

Family holidays in Lapland

Honestly, we have tried, but it is really difficult to picture a more exciting place for family holidays than Lapland. Kids of all ages and parents (and grandparents!) will love the Narnia landscapes of winter. Younger children have the chance to meet Father Christmas and sleep in an ice hotel, and there are endless opportunities to toboggan or build snowmen. Older kids, meanwhile, can enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Families can tap into their inner Ray Mears in summer, tracking wildlife through the forests, kayaking on wide rivers, and learning how to forage and build fires.

Northern Lights

The Vikings thought them dancing maidens. Finnish legend has them as sparks falling from the tail of an Arctic fox. Due to its long Arctic nights and near-zero light pollution, Lapland is one of the best places to witness the aurora borealis – better known as the Northern Lights – as they flicker across the sky. No two appearances are the same and there’s never a guarantee of seeing nature’s great light show. But if you want to maximise your chances, travel between September and March, and join a trip that sets aside an evening in the wilderness specifically for seeing them.

Finnish Lapland

The best Finnish Lapland holidays treat Rovaniemi as just a stepping stone to the wilderness. Most trips see you joining a small group to explore pristine national parks such as Oulanka, prime Northern Lights viewing territory, or Riisitunturi, where you can meet Sámi reindeer herding families between bouts of cross country skiing and husky sledding. Yes, Father Christmas is found in these parts, but Finnish Lapland is about as far from twee as you can get. And don’t forget the best-kept secret: summer holidays, with long days for hiking, biking and canoeing your heart out.

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is inextricably linked to allemansrätten: the ‘right to roam’. Taking you practically as far north as Greenland, the services of expert guides are required throughout. That’s not only to navigate the wilderness, but to change up your route and activities depending on shifts in the weather, introduce you to Sámi reindeer herders and husky mushers, show you how to pluck a fish from a hole in an icy lake, or track moose by their hoof prints. Holidays in Swedish Lapland generally run in winter, when the nights are darkest and the snow is deepest on the ground.

Types of tours & holidays in Lapland

Winter holidays are all about the packing – by which we mean packing snow together for snowball fights and packing loads of fun activities into every day including snowmobiling, ice fishing and husky sledding. But not packing lots of heavy coats and boots; these are provided for you. It doesn’t require any stretch of the imagination to picture Lapland as a favourite for family holidays, with ice hotels, reindeer farms and Father Christmas all helping to create magic memories. And whether you’re going in winter or summer, the wilderness and sense of freedom in Lapland is ideal for adventure holidays.
Travel Team
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[Winter activity holidays: skeeze] [Family holidays: Pete] [Northern Lights: Vincent Guth] [Finnish Lapland: Fabrizio Barbieri] [Swedish Lapland: Greenland Travel] [Types of holidays: TREKANDCO]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Tero Laakso] [Winter activity holidays: skeeze] [Family holidays: Pete] [Northern Lights: Vincent Guth] [Finnish Lapland: Fabrizio Barbieri] [Swedish Lapland: Greenland Travel] [Types of holidays: TREKANDCO]