Top Tips For Enjoying A Family Trip To Lapland

Top Tips For Enjoying A Family Trip To Lapland

To get your family into the Christmas spirit, there is nowhere quite like Lapland, in Finland. It won’t take much for you to enjoy your family trip here, as your children will be smiling constantly. There is so much to see and do that the entire family can get involved with. You can try out new experiences and even meet the real Santa Claus. Here are some top tips that you can use to enhance your family trip to this magical part of the world.

Shop around for deals

Plenty of tour operators offer deals and excursions to Lapland. So it can be difficult to right one that suits your family. There are some great deals to be found so get hunting. Use multiple sites to get right package for you. Look out for last minute deals too as companies may find it hard to sell Lapland package deals the closer we get to Christmas day. That way your family can enjoy the wonders of Lapland for a considerable discount.

Length of your stay

There are day trip packages available, but these may be tiresome for younger children. You will have to pack a lot into a short space of time and it will be a long day of travelling. Even though they are more expensive, a two or three night trip is ideal. It will be a more relaxing time for your family and you can plan your time more effectively. Again shop around for the best value for money weekend breaks.

Possible activities

There is so much to see and do in Lapland. You won’t have any trouble creating a fun filled itinerary for your entire family to enjoy. If you have young children a trip to see Santa Claus has got to be a priority. This activity is a wonderful treat before or during the Christmas holidays. It is the ultimate way to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in your family. Your children will love being able to meet Santa in a snow covered cabin. They will also get talk to him about presents and may be able to share a glass of milk with him too. You will all remember the experience forever and the photograph you get will be fabulous

Top Tips For Enjoying A Family Trip To Lapland


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For slightly older children why not try a reindeer or husky safari. The safaris are a tranquil and relaxing experience where you can see plenty of Arctic wildlife and scenery. Your children will love being pulled along in a traditional sledge across the lapland snow. You will all get the chance to pet and feed the animals too. Finish the trip off with a nice warm hot chocolate. This is a great activity everybody will love to take part in.

Taking a trip to see the Northern Lights is an enchanting and unique experience. They are not guaranteed, but if you’re lucky enough you’ll be witnessing an unbelievable natural wonder. Do your research and source suitable locations and times for a better chance of seeing them.

The tips shown here should now ensure you have the most fantastic trip to Lapland. The most important part of your journey should be fun family time together, so get planning plenty of it.


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