Lapland holidays : discover the original Winter Wonderland
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Lapland is a land of contrast. The stark silence of the wilderness is only a few minutes from bustling towns and resorts. Lapland holidays are perfect for families or couples.
This northernmost region of Finland is the very image of a winter wonderland from October to April. No light dustings of powder here: thick blankets of snow cover the land throughout the winter. Whether you’re after a skiing trip or a husky-pulled sleigh, the weather is on your side. We have carefully chosen the finest cosy cabins for travellers to curl up in after an exciting day in the snow. We can also point you in the direction of a toasty sauna. p>
Lapland is perhaps best known as being the home of Santa Claus. The jolly old man lives in a village just outside the capital of the region, Rovaniemi. Santa Claus’ village is open to visitors all year round and is easily accessible by public transport. The village is the epitome of festive charm. It’s full of activities, shops and restaurants to keep the family entertained and well-fed.
In the summer, a traveller on a Lapland holiday can experience a rare phenomenon: the midnight sun. Lapland is graced by sunlight for nearly three months straight in the summer. This time of year is perfect for hiking the stunning fells, or meeting people from all over the world at the Midnight Sun Festival.
The Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, are a spectacular natural light show, which set the sky ablaze with colour. Finland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights – they appear in the sky above Lapland on around 200 nights per year. Look out for winter Lapland holiday packages, which include expertly-guided Aurora Borealis ‘hunting trips’ to maximise your chance of seeing the astral display.
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