When planning a visit to Finland, lapland holidays are high on everyone’s list. There’s just something magical about leaving the city behind you and venturing out into the great wide open. Whether adventure traveling or looking for family holiday, the laplands have plenty to offer. Here’s a look at a few offbeat holidays adventures in the laplands that any family is sure to enjoy.
Take a Lapland Safari
See the arctic tundra and have an opportunity to interact with the Sami people, with a safari through the laplands. With tours taking you through wide open wilderness in the Arctic Circle and to some of the oldest villages in Northern Europe, you’re sure to have a holiday to remember. There are even some areas where you and your family can watch herds of reindeer as they graze and play along the many lakes and streams. There are tours running both summer and winter, so any time of year will work for a lapland safari.
See Santa’s Lapand
Every child knows that Santa has his home in lapland right? Well that’s what Finland’s children are taught. With a visit to Santa’s Lapland, your whole family can see what it’s like to be in Santa’s Village. See amazing sights like the Igloo Fantasia or take a snow mobile sleigh ride. Whatever your choice, there are lots of options for both activities and accommodations when visting.
See Life on a Finnish Farm
Even though the majority of Finland is modern and industrialized, farming has place deep in the heart of Finland. You can see that history, and live it, firsthand by planning a visit to one of hundreds of Finnish farms. Farming families all across the laplands have chosen to open their homes to visitors, so they can get a first hand look at what life on a finnish farm is like. What a great way to spend time with your family learning something new and while experiencing a completely different way of life.
Spend and evening under the stars and see the Aurora Borealis
Don’t just take a tour to see the Northern Lights. Why not snuggle up under the stars in a special igloo, and fall asleep with the Aurora dancing over your head? With several different operators, it’s easy and affordable to plan a vacation in a snow hotel or igloo. Some families even get married in a snow chapel. Looking for something more romantic? There are even areas that build and operate snow saunas! No matter what you choose, it’s always a winter wonderland for traveling families.
Finland’s laplands offer a great choice for a wide variety of both family and offbeat travel adventures.
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