Northern Lights | Lapland | Finland
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Lapland Family Explorer - 5 Days map

SEMI-INDEPENDENT FAMILY TOUR: Explore the untouched wilderness of Lapland on an exciting family getaway to Finland. Visit Santa's village, learn about the life of reindeer & their herders and feel the wind on your face as you travel through snow covered landscapes on a husky sled. Take a guided tour away from the lights of the city in search of the northern lights.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Santa Claus Village - Meet Santa Claus and his trusted helpers and explore Santa's official post office
Rovaniemi - Explore this beautiful Arctic town, home to Santa Claus village since 1985
Northern Lights Picnic - One of the best places to view the illusive Northern Lights is close to the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a picnic dinner whilst searching the nights sky
Reindeer Farm - Discover a reindeer farm and meet some of these native creatures and learn about the life of the herders who live here
Snowmobiling - Hop on to a snowmobile and enjoy a thrilling ride through the snowy wilderness
Husky Sledding - Take an exciting 10km ride down snow covered tracks and through stunning scenery as your excitable huskies provide the power


4 nights 4 star chalet in Rovaniemi
Visit to Santa Claus's Village
Snowmobile ride to the Reindeer farm including a short reindeer sleigh ride
Guided Northern Lights evening, including snacks and warm drinks
4 breakfasts (tours departing in 2023 also include dinner on days 2-4. Dinners excluded in 2024)
Arrival and departure airport transfers from Rovaniemi Airport on days 1 and 5
Husky Safari with 45 minute sleigh ride and warm drinks

Not Included

Items of a personal nature and additional meals
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture
International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Optional excursions


Day 1

Lapland Awaits

Welcome to Finland, an exciting adventure in Lapland awaits you. Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. You might wish to head outside this evening in an attempt to spot the elusive but dazzling Northern Lights, being close to the arctic circle gives you a great chance of spotting them, provided the weather is clear and the conditions are right.
Overnight: Rovaniemi

Day 2

Visit Santa's Village

Discover the secrets of Santa and his helpers this morning as you meet Father Christmas himself. Stroll around Santa's village and visit his very special post office which receives thousands of letters from hopeful children around the world. After enjoying a delicious lunch we'll hop on snowmobiles and take an exhilarating ride to a reindeer farm.

At the reindeer farm we'll have the opportunity to meet the reindeer and learn more about their importance to the communities in Lapland. Next enjoy a short reindeer sleigh ride through the beautiful snowy landscape before returning to the city on by bus for the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Northern Lights Picnic

Today is spent at your own leisure. This afternoon there is an optional excursion to embark on an enthralling Reindeer safari Along the Reindeer Path. Sit back in your reindeer sled and enjoy the peaceful and stunning winter wonderland that is all around you. The sounds of the reindeer caravan will be the perfect soundtrack for this exciting ride. Returning to the reindeer farm enjoy some hot drinks & snacks to warm up while listening to the stories of the reindeer herders life.

Seeing the Northern Lights is a dream for many people and being close to the Arctic circle offers some of the best opportunities to do that. With a guide we'll head out of the city this evening and away from the lights, we'll enjoy a lappish picnic under the nights sky and if the conditions are right you'll be able to watch the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Husky Sledging

This morning we'll hear the friendly barks of huskies as we visit a local farm. From the farm we'll experience the huskies get to work as we enjoy a sledge ride out into the wilderness. This thrilling experience involves teams of two taking it in turns to take the reins across the 7-10km path. Stopping en route there will be the opportunity to take photos of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast

Day 5


Today ends your amazing family adventure in Finland, a non-guided transfer will be provided to take you to the airport.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The included accommodation for this holiday is in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom chalet. The chalet can accommodate up to 6 people A discounted rate is available for children under 12 years at time of travel. Please contact us for child pricing and/ or prices if your bookings is for more than 4 persons.

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Guaranteed Departure


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Ounasvaara Lakituvat Chalets , Rovaniemi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a short distance from Rovaniemi city centre, the Ounasvaara Lakituvat Chalets feel like a home away from home. Modern, two-bedroom chalets come complete with fireplaces, open-plan living rooms and fully equipped kitchens. But that’s where the similarities stop. Each chalet also boasts a private sauna, to warm you up after a day of wintery adventures, and it’s not uncommon to see a herd of reindeer in the chalet yard. What’s more, there’s also a spa, fitness centre and plenty of nature trails close by.

At a Glance

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Breakfast: 4
Minimum Age
4 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer

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