Lapland/Finland ski holidays & resorts

Winter holidays above the Arctic Circle in Lapland for skiers & non-skiers

Lapland in winter is a magical experience, a scenic winter wonderland located deep inside the Arctic Circle and blanketed in snow from November to May. Beyond skiing and snowboarding, you can experience thrilling snowmobile safaris, husky sledding, and have the chance to witness the captivating dance of the Northern Lights. Cosy log cabins, traditional saunas, and the warmth of Finnish hospitality really make Lapland the ultimate winter destination.

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Where to stay in Lapland

We offer 3 contrasting resorts, all located well north of the Arctic Circle at the optimum latitude for the chance to see the Northern Lights: Levi, Ylläs and Saariselkä. Saariselka is located in Finland's northernmost region and offers 'winter wonderland' like no other. Levi is one of Finland's most popular ski resorts and provides an extensive network of slopes catering to all skill levels, making it a haven for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Ylläs is one of Finland's largest ski resorts and the breath-taking Arctic scenery provides you with a stunning backdrop as you carve your way down the snowy slopes. Each resort has a distinctly different character but all three are in stunningly beautiful wilderness areas.

Skiing and snowboarding in Lapland

Lapland does not have mountains but instead fells, which provide an amazing environment for enjoying winter sports as well as the unbeatable scenery. Picture yourself gliding down the pristine, snow-covered slopes, surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of Lapland. You'll have the time of your life on one of our Lapland skiing holidays. The ski resorts cater to skiers of all levels, plus the powdery, white snow is simply fantastic. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Lapland has something for everyone. The ski resorts here offer modern facilities, charming and cosy accommodations, and tasty local cuisine to fuel your adventures on the slopes. And although there are fewer daylight hours in Lapland in the winter, many of the slopes are floodlit so you can continue skiing through till the evening. 

Winter Excursions in Lapland

Each resort is bursting with fantastic excursions and whether you want to chase the Northern Lights or explore the Arctic wilderness, these excursions have got you covered. From husky sledding, where you'll feel the rush as you glide through the snow with the huskies leading the way, to leisurely reindeer sleigh rides that let you immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, you can embark on a magical journey through the enchanting Arctic landscapes. And of course, you can't miss the chance to meet Santa Claus himself in his charming village! You'll also have opportunities for snowmobiling adventures, where you'll zip through the vast wilderness, snow shoeing through the winter forests, cross country skiing on one of the countries many tracks and lots more.

Those who book early are rewarded, with our pre-bookable 3 for 2 excursion package which puts our top 3 excursions (husky, reindeer and snowmobile) in an easy to book bundle which also includes a saving.

Overnight activities

Imagine lying in a thermal Glass Igloo or Aurora Cabin as the Northern Lights dance across a star-studded night sky. This remote and untamed snowy wilderness rewards exploration via countless activities and you can be as active or relaxed as you want.

The Santa Experience 

7 night stays in December can enjoy the magic of Christmas with the Santa Experience. Spend a half day at our fantastic Santa's Elves Hideaway where the whole family can enjoy a private meeting with Santa, bake gingerbread and create Christmas decorations with the Elves and even say hello to Santa's reindeer.  Experience our top husky and reindeer safaris, a must do in Lapland. Plus, remove the stress of what to pack as this package also includes thermal suits and boots.

We hope you too will fall under Lapland's wintery and wonderful spell!

Ski Regions in Lapland/Finland

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  • from£649pp
  • Area: 53km
  • Altitude: up to 718m
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Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery, Finland’s longest ski slopes, and an excellent network of cross-country trails.

  • from£719pp
  • Area: 44km
  • Altitude: up to 530m
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Levi is our most popular Lapland resort with good reason. In recent years its infrastructure has been developed to an enviably high standard with an impressive range of accommodation and a wide choice of excellent restaurants and cosy bars.

  • from£782pp
  • Area: 12km
  • Altitude: up to 440m
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Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland Saariselkä is an exceptionally friendly uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere, excellent arctic excursions, as well downhill and cross-country skiing.

Currency: Euro

Fly into: Kittilä

Fly from: London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol 

Flight time: approx. 3 hours

Price match promise – If you're yet to book, and you find your Inghams Lapland holiday cheaper elsewhere, we’ll price match it

Lapland Deals
This Winter Lapland Deals from £649 pp
Next Winter Lapland Deals from £759 pp
Santa Breaks 2024/25 from £1,089 pp

Lapland Holiday FAQs

What are the top resorts to visit in Lapland?

The top resorts to visit in Lapland include Levi, Ylläs and Saariselkä. Our 3 resorts across Finland all ensure you will have the most magical Lapland experience. Stay above the Arctic Circle where you can soak in the sights of the wilderness, enjoy the full Finnish sauna experience, search for the Northern Lights or curl up by the fire.

Can I see the Northern Lights from Lapland?

Yes, the Northern Lights can be seen in Lapland, however it isn't guaranteed. With its position within the Arctic Circle and clear winter skies, Lapland offers excellent opportunities to witness this natural phenomenon.

What activities are available at Lapland resorts?

For over 20 years, Inghams has worked closely with local tour operators to ensure our guests receive the best value winter excursions in Lapland, including husky, reindeer and horse-riding excursions, a snowmobile safari, ice activities, skiing, meeting Santa Claus, and of course, searching for the Northern Lights.

Are there family-friendly accommodation options in Lapland?

Yes, Inghams offers a variety of family-friendly accommodation options in Lapland. From cosy cabins to spacious hotels, there are accommodations suitable for families of all sizes. Plus, there are so many fun activities to see and do when you are on a family holiday to Lapland, so you can make the most of your holiday.

Can I ski or snowboard in Lapland?

Yes, with an average of 200 days of fresh snowfall each year between November and May, Finland has some of the best snow-sure resorts due to their location in the Arctic Circle. Inghams offer 3 great resorts for you to choose from. Skiing in Lapland is perfect for families and beginners looking for gentle slopes, and for those looking to try something a little different, cross country skiing is available in all three resorts - Levi, Ylläs & Saariselkä.

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