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Classic Holidays in Lapland

Enjoy the full winter wonderland experience on these Lapland holiday packages, where your dedicated travel consultant takes care of organising your accommodation and itineraries. Get excited for reindeer sleigh rides, northern lights expeditions, and trips to meet Santa Claus.

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Lapland Adventure Break



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Lapland Adventure Break



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Northern Lights Over Abisko National Park



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Winter Wonders in Rovaniemi



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Santa Adventure in Lapland



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Santa Adventure in Lapland



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About Your Lapland Holiday Package

Explore Lapland on an expertly crafted holiday package. Travel with everything organised before you arrive: your itinerary, accommodation and excursions. Your dedicated travel specialist will not only plan your adventure, but they’ll also use their in-depth knowledge to create an unforgettable holiday for you.

Book a Lapland holiday with Nordic Visitor, and you can expect:

• A dedicated local travel consultant who’ll organise your trip
• A personal itinerary with all the details arranged
• Tried-and-tested local tour guides and excursions
24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay

To start your Lapland trip, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm (or customise) 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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Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor has been creating unforgettable travel experiences in Lapland since 2010. Our local experts have all toured around the region, and they will use their experience to create your ideal itinerary. Choose our Lapland packages and you’ll take home unforgettable memories.

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Great reviews

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.

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Value for money

From start to finish, your package is designed and planned by our travel experts. Every aspect is extensively tested for quality and enjoyment, saving you time and hassle. By booking from our tours, you can look forward to 5-star service and your own personal consultant.

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Stress-free experience

Trust our team to take care of all the details and practicalities for you, leaving you more time to enjoy your Lapland adventure. We book your accommodation, activities, and any additional extras you’ve requested, and you receive a comprehensive itinerary with all the details in one place.

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Customisable tour options

All Nordic Visitor Lapland trips are created to show you the wonders of the region, but if you want to customise your break, we’d be delighted to help you. Upon request, we can extend your trip, add on activities, and organise stays in the Arctic SnowHotel, ICEHOTEL and glass igloos.

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You are in good hands

Should any unexpected weather or events happen, we’ve got you covered. Our team will take care of re-organising your itinerary and updating your accommodation, as well as moving your activities, so you can carry on your trip, safe and sound. We’re also contactable 24/7 on our emergency helpline.

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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.

Lapland Holiday Reviews

Here’s what our wonderful customers thought about their tour of Lapland.


GeorgeUnited States

Everything was wonderful. It was the experience of a lifetime. My daughter and I had a blast!



We enjoyed all of the elements of our tour but in particular the safari by snowmobile tour which started at Nikkaluokta... read more

We enjoyed all of the elements of our tour but in particular the safari by snowmobile tour which started at Nikkaluokta was fantastic and this was our highlight. We weren't expecting to see as many Moose as we did, the food was delicious and the tour guide was very friendly.
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Your Lapland Package Highlights

Make yours a winter holiday to remember with a tour of Lapland, where you’ll see landscapes blanketed by dazzling snow and join exciting excursions, like snowmobile rides and snowshoeing through woodland. Soon, you could…

  • Stay up late to see the northern lights dancing above your cosy glass igloo
  • Feast upon a delicious Laplandic dinner under a sky full of stars at the Aurora Sky Station
  • Experience the wild beauty and rugged landscapes of the Abisko National Park
  • Meet jolly Father Christmas at his festive “North Pole” residence, Santa Claus Village
  • Take a thrilling husky ride through the stunning Rovaniemi countryside
  • Explore the famous Sampo Icebreaker, which kept shipping and supply routes open on icy seas 
  • Discover Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden and its beautiful mountainous views
  • Come face to face with Santa’s large, hoofed helpers on a Sami reindeer farm where you’ll get to go on sleigh ride
  • Enjoy nights in otherworldly accommodation like the ICEHOTEL and the fairytale SnowCastle

Frequently Asked Questions
About Lapland Holidays

In case you have queries about Lapland and our travel packages, we’ve answered the most commonly asked ones to save you time. You can also discover Lapland’s attractions and learn useful tips in our handy Travel Guide. Or for in-depth booking terms and conditions, check out our FAQs or get in touch with our travel experts.

Lapland is located within the Arctic Circle, south of the Svalbard archipelago. It is sprawled over northern Finland and Sweden, as well as Norway and Russia.

Lapland is a region that covers multiple countries: Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia.

There are over 180,000 residents in Finnish Lapland and at least 91,000 in Swedish Lapland. People do live in Norwegian and Russian Lapland, but the numbers are few so there isn’t an official census.

People in Lapland speak Finnish, Sami and Swedish, depending on which part of the region they’re from. Most people will know basic phrases and directions in English. You won’t have to worry about this on our tours as all of our guides all speak English.

The subarctic climate means that, for a lot of the year, Lapland is covered with snow.

This is why travellers come to Lapland to enjoy holidays filled with winter sports and activities like riding snowmobiles, dog sledding and cross-country skiing. The region is home to 14 ski resorts and perfect for skiing holidays.

Discover even more reasons to visit Lapland in the winter on our blog.

Lapland is a wintry region located in the Arctic Circle, but it’s not within the North Pole. However, the official “North Pole residence" of Father Christmas is in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi.

You can meet Father Christmas on a trip to Santa Claus Village all year round. But we recommend you visit during the winter months as it’s far more festive when Lapland is blanketed with snow.

Our team has met Father Christmas himself. Learn about Nordic Visitor’s first-hand experience of Lapland on our blog and discover the best activities to do in Santa Claus Village.

Yes, Lapland is a great destination to see the northern lights as it’s within the Arctic Circle – a prime location to see the aurora borealis. Of course, it’s a natural phenomenon and the correct conditions have to be met for a chance of seeing them. Here are a few tips:

  • Get away from the cities or towns, as light pollution can hamper viewings
  • Stay up late as the darker the night, the more vividly the lights appear
  • Search for them on a clear night without any cloud cover
  • Visit during the winter as this is the best season to view them

For more information, check out our northern lights guide.

Lapland is one of the best places to see the northern lights as it’s located within the Arctic Circle. However, it’s a natural phenomenon so sightings are unpredictable. Staying away from light pollution helps though, and you'll have a better chance of seeing the aurora borealis outside of cities and towns.

We recommend spending a night or two in Lapland’s ICEHOTEL as it's located in the countryside. If you want to add nights there to your tour, contact your travel consultant.

Find out what you’ll experience on a Lapland aurora borealis tour in our guide to chasing the northern lights.

Whether you’re on a family holiday or a couples trip, Lapland is a stunning winter destination with plenty of activities and excursions for a range of interests. Here are some of the best things to do:

  • Snowmobiling
  • Husky sledding
  • Reindeer sleighing
  • Northern lights chasing
  • Meeting Santa Claus

For more activity ideas, have a look at the top things to do in Lapland or check out the best Lapland holidays for winter.

It’s best to dress for the cold weather when you visit Lapland. Your visit may include outdoor excursions. With this in mind, wrap up warm and wear sensible walking shoes, or boots. Here are a few more of our suggestions of what to pack for Lapland:

  • Thick woollen socks
  • Thermal base layers
  • Warm woollen sweater
  • Casual trousers or waterproof trousers (depending on the day’s itinerary)
  • Thin wool or fleece gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
  • Snowproof jacket or coat
  • Scarf and hat

For a more detailed list of what to bring, read our Lapland packing guide.

The time it takes to travel to Lapland depends on where you’re visiting from. Here are some flight duration estimates:

  • UK, the average flight time is 3.5 hours
  • USA, travel time can range from 11-20 hours
  • Australia, travel time can range from 18-25 hours
  • South Africa, travel time can range from 18-24 hours
  • India, travel time can range from 17-22 hours

For an idea of where to fly to and which airlines to take, read our Finnish Lapland and Swedish Lapland flight guides.

When purchasing travel insurance, you can rest assured that most European travel insurance policies cover Lapland as both Finland and Sweden are within the EU. However, you should always refer to the terms and conditions from your travel insurance provider.

All Nordic Visitor tours are safeguarded by insurance that meets European Union travel regulations. In a similar way to how ATOL protection works for flights, this insurance covers your package purchase.

You will not need a visa to visit Lapland if you’re a resident of the UK, European Union, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. However, if you have a South African, Indian or Chinese passport you will need a Schengen visa.

For all other countries and more travel advice, contact your travel consultant.

The price of a holiday in Lapland will depend on the activities you want to do. Fortunately, a lot of the most popular ones, like dog sledding, are already added. Take a browse of the tours to see the itineraries.

Even more value is packed into a Nordic Visitor trip, as all include:

  • Nights in approved hotels or cabins
  • Airport transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • A detailed personalised itinerary
  • A loan of additional outerwear and safety gear
  • Full insurance protection on packages
  • 24/7 phone support

If you have some must-do extras, such as snowshoe walks and snowmobile rides, speak to your travel consultant. Read our information page for more details on visiting Lapland.

Yes, you can choose the arrival date that best suits you. However, some accommodation such as the ICEHOTEL and Arctic SnowHotel are in demand, so we recommend you book as soon as possible. All of our tours are online, so you can decide your ideal dates with ease.

Our travel experts use their extensive knowledge to create packages that feature the most popular attractions and activities. However, you can add extras like snowshoe trekking, northern lights tours, and nights in the famous ICEHOTEL.

To customise your trip, you can either book online and add extras during the booking steps, or contact your dedicated travel consultant. You could also add extra days in Lapland, and include more destinations such as Iceland or Norway on your tour.

All you need to do is decide which Lapland package best suits your wish list, then contact our consultant about personalising it. We want you to have an amazing time in Lapland and we’re happy to tailor your package where we can, so that you go home with some exceptional memories.

We recommend that you look over flights for timings and dates, but hold off booking them until you’ve secured your holiday package. This is because certain activities and accommodation (like the Arctic SnowHotel) have limited spaces, so it’s best to have everything planned before you purchase flights.

Another reason is that you’ll have all of your itinerary information from your travel consultant, meaning you can make a more informed decision on flight times. If you have any questions, you can always contact your consultant for advice.

When you pack for your trip, we advise that you bring plenty of warm jumpers and tops as well as winter accessories like scarves, hats and gloves. As well as this, your daily excursions may take you to the countryside where there may be uneven ground, so you’ll need to wear comfortable, protective footwear. Outerwear is provided but do bring a warm coat just in case you want another layer. You may also need power adapters depending on where you’re visiting from.

Here are more packing ideas for your Lapland trip:

  • Thermal base layers
  • Thick jumpers or sweaters
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Camera with extra batteriesy
  • Small rucksack for day tours
  • Heat pads for hands and feet
  • Power adaptors with two round prongs (Europlug Type C and F)

Get more ideas on what to bring to Lapland in our packing guide.

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Whether you’re looking for itinerary information before you book, or want to learn more about trips to Lapland and meeting Santa Claus himself, get in touch with our helpful team.


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