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Luxury Lapland Holidays

Escape to a magical wonderland, spend the night in the Midnight Sun, and see stunning views of the Northern Lights.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Lapland

Lapland is full of surprises, including a period of three months where 24-hour sunlight takes over from the dark winter nights. You'll find towns and popular ski resorts right near the tranquil wilderness. Renowned attractions for the area include the aurora borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights. This surreal sight is an experience of a lifetime for guests to Finland and the Lapland region offers one of the best views of the natural phenomenon. Visiting Lapland during the midnight sun period, with 24-hour sunlight, is a huge contrast to visiting in winter. Events take place during this time to make the most of the magical midnight surroundings. Skiing is a popular activity in the region, and you'll find family-friendly as well as more advanced. You can also see the snowy sights on a ride with either huskies or reindeer. Lapland is also home to the Sami – the only indigenous people of the European Union. The Sami people have a strong association with local myths and legends. With around 6,000 Sami people in Finland, they are breaking traditional perceptions with modern influences, including the creation of a rock band known as 'SomBy'. Of course, a trip to Lapland wouldn't be quite complete without a visit to see Santa Claus at his Rovaniemi office.

January to March is the perfect period to visit Lapland, with clear light shimmering against the deep snow. Winter sports are brilliant at this time of the year and the conditions for viewing the northern lights are at their best. After the snow has melted slightly, the summer months of July and August reveal amazing landscapes that can be explored nearly 24-hours a day thanks to the midnight sun (visible during June and early July).
As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. British nationals won't need a visa to visit Lapland, Finland. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.
Take a break from the slopes with a gourmet dining experience – Lapland style! Luxury travellers can look forward to trying dishes including much-loved reindeer and moose meat. Enjoy a cosy atmosphere by an open fire with live music, as you sample the dishes on offer. Other Lappish fine-dining restaurant experiences include a view across the stunning Lake Inari while you dine. You'll find international influenced menus here too, along with Finnish and Lappish delicacies. Produce includes fresh seafood and game from the northern forests of Finland.
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