Christmas Holiday Packages in Lapland
Celebrate Christmas in Lapland’s winter wonderland, surrounded by festive fun that’ll enchant kids and adults alike. Think chasing the northern lights, meeting Santa Claus and exploring snowy landscapes. These Lapland Christmas holiday packages include your accommodation, guided activities, local transport and more.view packages
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About Your Christmas Tour in Lapland
For the ultimate Christmas experience, why not treat yourself to a festive stay in Lapland? Venture to the northern reaches of Finland and Sweden for thrilling excursions such as dog sledding and snowmobiling. And, depending on the trip you choose, you could also sleep in an ice hotel, cosy log cabin, or glass igloo.
When you spend Christmas in Lapland with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your entire tour
• Festive itineraries designed to make the most of Christmastime
• Expert local guides to escort you on included excursions
• Daily breakfast and a Christmas Eve meal
• Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay
• 24/7 phone support during your trip for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to plan your Lapland Christmas vacation. Start your journey by following these simple steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why choose Nordic Visitor
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Since 2002, Nordic Visitor has been creating memorable travel experiences in Northern Europe. Book with us and you’ll benefit from the expertise of our regional travel consultants who know Lapland inside out. They are on hand to answer any questions you might have about these winter short breaks.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Customisable tour options
These Lapland itineraries have been crafted by regional experts and are already packed with festive inclusions. But you’ll still have the chance to personalise your tour with activities such as snowmobiling and chasing the northern lights by dog sled. You could also treat yourself to a private sauna experience.
You are in good hands
If something unexpected crops up during your trip, you can call our 24/7 helpline to speak to a knowledgeable travel consultant. No matter if it’s a weather event or an unforeseen issue, they’ll assist you while keeping you safe and informed. And, if needed, they’ll rework your itinerary.
With these Lapland Christmas tours, you can leave the planning to us. You’ll get your own dedicated travel consultant to take care of your trip details for you. This means your accommodation, airport transfers and included excursions will be arranged before you arrive. Your hassle-free break is calling!
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event that the company experiences insolvency.
Depending on the tour you choose, you could sleep in a hotel, glass igloo, ice and snow hotel or log cabin. No matter where you stay in Lapland, you can rest easy knowing that we have tried and tested each accommodation. Your trip also includes daily breakfasts and a Christmas Eve feast.
Reviews of our Lapland Christmas Packages
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We were very pleased with our trip to Lapland, Finland. Quite honestly, we didn't know what to expect, because we... read more
We were very pleased with our trip to Lapland, Finland. Quite honestly, we didn't know what to expect, because we had never been there before. The activities we experienced (snowmobiling, dog sledding, reindeer sledding) meant we were thrilled with our trip. Nordic Visitor made the travel very smooth and enjoyable.
Cannot fault our experience. Everything was made very easy from start to finish. Thank you so much. Loads included... read more
Cannot fault our experience. Everything was made very easy from start to finish. Thank you so much. Loads included but still had enough time to do other things and explore on our own. Excellent experience. No glitches so no negative memories of the experience. Loved equally by child and adults!
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Highlights of Lapland Christmas Tours
You’ll soon discover that there’s more to this winter wonderland than meeting the “Man in Red”. All kinds of festive fun are waiting for you! Visit Lapland and you could…
- Dive into Christmas cheer at Santa Claus Village, Father Christmas’ home in Rovaniemi
- Marvel at sparkling sculptures carved from the ice at Finland’s Arctic SnowHotel
- Sleep under the stars when you stay in a glass-domed igloo with panoramic views
- Look out for colourful displays of the northern lights rippling across the night sky
- Learn how to guide a team of energetic huskies on a dog sledding excursion
- Visit a reindeer farm and find out how the Sámi people rely on these hardy animals
- Sit down with your travel companions for a festive feast to remember
- Glide through Lapland’s glittering forests on an expert-led snowmobile safari
- Relax in an Arctic sauna, and experience this centuries-old spa tradition for yourself
Advice for Exploring Lapland
Get ready for your festive escape with these travel guides.
Accommodation in Lapland
Accommodation choices range from ice hotels to cabins, cottages and warm hotel rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions About
Christmas Trips to Lapland
You may want to know more before travelling to Lapland, so here we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions. Plus, for more in-depth information, check out this handy Lapland Travel Guide.
Everything! This snowy region of northern Finland and Sweden is bursting with festive cheer. Here you’ll find Father Christmas’ home – Santa Claus Village. Not to mention dazzling ice hotels and cute huskies, along with reindeer that are ready to whisk you off on thrilling sleigh rides.
All of this makes Lapland the place to come for the Christmas you might have dreamed about as a child. You can have plenty of grown-up experiences in Lapland as well. Think relaxing in snow saunas, staying in glass igloos and exploring on snowmobiles. Plus, you can browse the many market stalls at the festive fairs. In both Lapland and the rest of Europe, Christmas is a big celebration.
Check out this list of the top 12 European Christmas markets for more inspiration.
You’ll find Lapland Christmas Village – or Santa Claus Village, to give its official name – in Rovaniemi. Head to this town just outside the Arctic Circle and you’ll be treated to an unforgettable Christmas break in Finnish Lapland.
The best place to visit in Lapland depends on what you’d like to do during your trip. To help you decide, here are some of Lapland’s most enchanting winter destinations and what they’re known for.
There’s lots to do in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi, but Santa Claus Village is the star attraction here. It’s the best place to go if you want to meet Santa’s elves and tour their toy workshop.
Make Kiruna your base and you could enjoy spa experiences and husky rides surrounded by Sweden’s snow-covered forests. Plus, you’ll find the original ICEHOTEL is just a 20-minute drive away from the town.
If you’re looking for a peaceful place to recharge this winter, head to Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland. With virtually no light pollution around, the park’s Aurora Sky Station makes for an excellent spot to chase the aurora.
No matter what you’re looking for, come to Lapland at Christmas – or anytime from December to March – and you’ll find something that appeals to you. Get inspired by these top winter getaways in Lapland.
This wintry destination is the ultimate playground for snowy activities and festive cheer. So whether you want to embrace your inner child or indulge your grown-up side, you’ll find there’s plenty to do in Lapland at Christmastime.
Strolling around the region’s charming towns while they’re decked out in fairy lights, and exploring the snow-dusted countryside, are just the beginning.
Discover Lapland at Christmas and soon you could find yourself:
- • Having a private meeting with Santa Claus
- • Enjoying a delicious festive meal packed with local flavours
- • Gliding through snowy forests on a reindeer-drawn sleigh
- • Hunting for mesmerising displays of the northern lights
- • Learning about Sámi culture when you visit a reindeer farm
- • Gazing up at the stars from your glass-domed igloo
- • Seeing intricately carved ice sculptures on a snow hotel tour
- • Whizzing across the landscape on an exhilarating snowmobile ride
- • Driving a sled pulled by a team of adorable huskies
With its pristine landscapes and special experiences, you’ll find that Lapland is also the perfect place to come for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
One of the best things about Lapland is the variety of extraordinary places to stay. Alongside a selection of regular hotels, you’ll find the region is home to glass igloos and log cabins, as well as ice and snow hotels.
Head for Finnish Lapland at Christmas and you could sleep in a glass-domed igloo for your entire trip, or combine this with a hotel stay. Whatever you choose, sleeping under the stars and looking out for the northern lights promises to be a memorable experience.
Or, venture to Kiruna in Sweden’s far north and you could sleep in a cosy cabin at the family-run Camp Ripan. Here you’ll find the tranquil Aurora Spa. Not to mention Ripan Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant, which serves up mouthwatering dishes made with local ingredients.
Bear in mind that none of these Christmas trips include nights sleeping in an ice room. So if this is on your travel wish list, make sure to check out these Lapland and ice and hotel packages.
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Absolutely! Santa’s home is in Lapland, so you can visit him here even after Christmas.
In fact, with these Santa holidays in Lapland, you can meet the “Man in Red” anytime between December and March. This is ideal if you want to experience the joys of the festive season whenever it suits you. And surely the only thing better than one Christmas is getting to celebrate it twice?
On tours where you’ll be spending Christmas itself in Lapland, you’ll find there’s one fixed departure date on 23 December.
Meanwhile, if you want to enjoy the festive atmosphere in Lapland but won’t be travelling over Christmas, you’ll have more dates to choose from. For instance, some Christmas trips are available throughout December, while others are possible from December through March.
Regional experts have curated these Christmas-themed packages, so you’ll get to experience the best of Lapland at this time of year. But you can also personalise your trip by adding extra activities to your itinerary. And on some tours, it’s possible to extend your stay in Lapland with additional nights.
What’s more, it’s easy to tailor your trip when you book online. Explore your tour’s optional extras and add the ones you want to create your dream itinerary. Choose from experiences such as snowmobiling, watching the aurora from a reindeer sleigh, and relaxing in a snow jacuzzi.
To find out more about customising your trip, or if you have something specific in mind, just ask your dedicated travel consultant.
We recommend checking to see what flights are available before booking your getaway. But it’s best to hold off on purchasing them until your travel consultant has confirmed your tour package.
As you’d expect, Lapland’s subarctic climate means that it does get chilly here during the winter months. For instance, in Rovaniemi, the average temperature between December and March ranges from -7°C to -12°C (19°F to 30°F). So make sure you’ve got cosy layers for wrapping up warm during your trip.
This Lapland packing list will give you an idea of what to bring for your Arctic adventure:
- • Winter boots with good grip
- • Down or synthetic insulated jacket
- • Waterproof jacket and trousers
- • Fleeces or woollen jumpers
- • Thermal base layers
- • Warm gloves, hat, and a scarf
- • Thin thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
- • Heat pads for hands and feet
- • Warm socks
- • Sunglasses
- • Rucksack or day bag
- • Reusable water bottle
Find out more about Lapland’s weather and climate in this handy travel guide.
We’ve already mentioned that packing layers and being prepared for snow is essential in Lapland. But what you wear here will also depend on the activities you’ve got planned for your stay.
For instance, you might want to bring a festive outfit if your tour package includes a Christmas meal. And for any day trips or excursions, a rucksack with room for spare layers, along with snacks and a reusable water bottle, will come in handy.
Plus, if you’re taking part in wintry outdoor activities, it’s worth remembering that you might need extra insulated clothing. In this case, your guide will bring cosy outer clothes for adults and children over 4. For some Lapland excursions, this means that 4 is the minimum age. But for day tours available to infants (aged 0-3), make sure to bring suitable thermal clothing.
Get in touch with us and our regional travel experts will plan your ideal festive escape to Lapland. They’ll also be there to answer any questions you might have about Lapland holidays.
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