A luxury holiday in Lapland is right up there with the best. Enjoy superb winter wildlife safaris, woodland hikes through pristine forests, dazzling displays of the Northern Lights in winter, and of course plenty of family-oriented Christmas-themed experiences on a to this region which straddles both Finland and Sweden.
For an adventure holiday, the outdoors of Lapland is in a class of its own. And the towering trees and mountainous landscapes don’t just stand still - rush through snowy plains on a dogsledding experience as your expertly honed huskies dodge between white banks and fir branches alike. Be sure to spend some time getting to know the dogs after, as passionate handlers are more than happy to introduce travellers to packs of adults and huddles of pups.
Afterwards, cosy up in one of Lapland's iconic log cabins. Let our expert specialists help you select exactly the lodge that will suit your tastes, whether you're looking for a log cabin with a hot tub, sauna, or wilderness view. There is no experience quite like relaxing in a steaming hot tub after a long day spent exploring outdoors.
Log cabins and Northern Lights at Wilderness Hotel Nangu, Finnish Lapland
For an even faster pace, hop on board a snowmobile as you travel through Lapland’s wildlife rich environs for yourself and, if you’d rather go under your own steam, strap on a pair of skis and go cross country. Silently gliding over the powder, it’s often the best way of finding hard-to-spot moose and elk. And, for the truly hardy, there are backcountry hikes to remote mountain vistas that are otherwise unreachable.
If you’re after character, look no further than the nuanced innovation of Swedish Lapland’s Treehotel. Set in the middle of a pine forest, its accommodation seems to float effortlessly at canopy level. Choose between levitating UFO stays and a treehouse covered in a mesh of branches looking for all the world like a bird’s nest.
The Mirrorcube at Treehotel, Swedish Lapland
And what trip to the great north would be complete without a visit to Santa? Find him in Harriniva as reindeer rides and elves lead the way to his log cabin in the woods. If you’re especially lucky, you’ll be treated to the spectacular Aura Borealis as you leave.
If this all sounds tempting, browse our sample itineraries and places to stay to get a fuller picture of the experiences a Lapland holiday can offer. And remember, all of our holidays can be tailor-made just for you, whether you'd like to alter the duration, accommodations, routing, or excursions.