There are so many fun activities to see and do when you are on a family holiday to Lapland, it's hard to know where to start.
We have picked some of our favourite, family friendly activities for you to do together so you can make the most of your exciting week at the Arctic Circle.
Family trips to Lapland
Holidays to Lapland with younger children:
Any snow day isn’t complete without some Tobogganing. Everyone can have a go, again and again until it’s time for some hot chocolate and stories by a cosy fire.
Reindeer Sleigh Ride
A Reindeer sleigh ride is such a lovely way to get closer to nature. Wrap up warm together in the sleigh, under a blanket as the strong reindeer gently guide you through the snowy forests. Point out the trees, lakes, birds and possibly Northern Lights to your children as you make your way along the snowy path.
Make the most of the snow
You can’t beat some quality family time, building snowmen, making snow angels or messing around creating snowballs. The snow levels in Lapland during winter are always great, so wrap up warm and have some fun.
Treat your little ones to a sneak peak at Santa’s home and get to meet the man himself. A day they will certainly never forget, from roasting sausages, helping the elves craft Christmas decorations to personally delivering their Christmas List to the Elves Hideaway.
If staying in Levi, then let your children's imagination run wild and visit the Snow village of Kittilä. Here almost everything is made from snow and ice - the hotel, restaurant and town sculptures. All will captivate even the youngest eyes and transport them to another world.
Holidays to Lapland with older children
Glass Igloo Sleepover
Another way to see the Northern Lights is to treat the family to a once in a lifetime experience of staying in a glass igloo overnight. With panoramic views of the night sky and a wake up call for when the Northern Lights appear, this is an opportunity not to be missed when staying in Levi or Saariselka.
For a unique day out from Levi or Yllas, visit the famous Ice Hotel, where as you would expect, everything is made from ice, from the glass you drink from to the bar itself. It’s a great place to get some family photos.
Learn about Finnish Culture
The local history of Lapland is fascinating and it is worth learning about the Sami Culture in particular. The Sami are the indigenous nomadic tribes that have lived in Lapland for thousands of years. You can visit museums or local cultural sites to hear stories about their legends and tales of spirits and trolls or read about the way of life here. There is Samiland museum in Levi, not far from Saariselka is the Gold Museum and on the edge of Yllas is Pakasaivo, located within Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and is a Sami place of worship.
Husky Sleigh Ride
A fun activity for all the family is an afternoon with the Huskies. You will whizz around on the ice as the Huskies pull your sleigh, challenging each other as to which sleigh will reach the finish line first.
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