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Lapland, Finland



Fly from Liverpool to Lapland

For those looking for an enchanting getaway with plenty to see and do, why not take a trip to the captivating region of Lapland in Finland? Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers a number of direct flights to this beautiful winter wonderland and with holiday packages available from Newmarket Holidays or Santa’s Lapland, it’s never too early to book your family getaway.

Why you should go to lapland

Although Lapland is famous for being the hometown of Santa Claus, it’s also a region which has three months of 24 hour sunshine, a 61 slope ski resort and a great destination for Northern Lights spotting. From short breaks for couples to a fairy tale, family holiday, Lapland has something for everyone.

No trip to Lapland is complete without a meeting with Santa, and luckily enough, there’s no time limit on when you can visit as his residence open all year round. If you fancy putting a smile from ear to ear on your little ones face (or even on your own!), you can pay the big man a visit at his office, as well as meeting Rudolph and his reindeer gang. Lapland is more than just a Christmas spectacular, with its gorgeous enchanting towns and beautiful scenery, it’s the perfect romantic getaway.

Moving away from the grottos, activities such as husky-sled rides and reindeer sleigh trips are a must-do in Lapland. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, try some traditional cross-country skiing or even ice-driving in Arjeplog to get your pulse racing. You could also try a steamy Finnish sauna or enjoy the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä.

When you should go to lapland

For the ultimate Christmas experience head to see Santa during December, but make sure you wrap up as temperatures could reach as low as -10°C! Peak times with locals tends to be March and April with the longer daylight hours, slightly warmer temperatures, snow covered surfaces and crisp blue skies proving popular.

Where you should stay

The most popular areas to stay in Lapland include the capital, Rovaniemi and Levi for family fun holidays. For a more tranquil setting, visit Salla and take in the Finnish wilderness, but for action packed activities, try Ruka.

Don’t miss!

The list is endless when it comes to things to do in Lapland, so if you’re looking to try something new, check out our top three picks:

  • SnowVillage in Lainio - 20 million kilos of snow and 350,000 kilos of ice are crafted each year to create this magical village which must be seen to be believed!
  • Kemi - If you get the chance, take some time out to visit the picturesque town of Kemi in southern Lapland. From ice bars to a classic Finnish Evangelical church, stop by and admire the traditional culture.
  • Ice fishing – learn how to catch fish like a pro in rivers and lakes that have completely frozen over.

Plan your holiday of a lifetime to Finnish Lapland and conveniently fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.