For anyone with kids or who has fond memories of their childhood, Lapland needs no real introduction. Whether it is meeting Santa himself, sleeping in a cosy igloo, riding a snowmobile across the winter plains or taking a reindeer ride, Lapland is one of the best destinations on earth as winter rolls around. Not only this, but Lapland has a few excellent ski spots for an extra twist on your Christmas holiday.
Low-cost holidays to this magical destination can be found leaving from most major airports in the UK and since the route is so popular at this time of year, you will no doubt find the perfect flight for you. There are a number of ways to access Lapland, with the nearest airports being Kemi, Rovaniemi, Kittila, Entonekio and Ivalo. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for all of our best deals on winter holidays. Direct flights to this part of the world will usually take about 3 and a half hours, depending on where in the UK you are flying from.
Lapland is by far at its busiest during the winter months when not only are the festivities in full swing but also the weather is perfect for activities like skiing and sleigh-riding. Other excursions are available in Lapland too including viewings of the Northern Lights, husky and reindeer safaris and even ice-fishing which takes some real skill! If you are travelling with kids, visiting Father Christmas is an absolute must-do while you are in this resort.
The skiing in Lapland is often overlooked due to the vast amount of other things that take place in the area. However, it has some very good slopes that are certainly worth your consideration. Beginners will find this to be a great ski destination with its English-speaking ski schools and a series of gentle slopes to get some good practice on. One of the best intermediate areas to target is in Pyha. Here you will find Finland’s steepest Huttu-Ukko mogul run which is perfect for those starting to gain a bit of confidence on the slopes. For advanced skiers, there are some steep downhill pistes as well as scenic off-piste routes to try out.
There is perhaps a wider and higher-quality selection of accommodation options in Lapland compared to other Finnish resorts simply because of its immense popularity. There are a number of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels that guests can choose from for a truly luxurious stay in this resort. Apartments, B&Bs and chalets are also popular choices with travellers. The majority of the best restaurants are located inside the hotels but there are also some excellent quality mountain restaurants with incredibly scenic views dotted all over the resort.
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