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Let the Christmas Magic Take Over

A holiday to Lapland is for every member of the family to enjoy, including the adults! Find out which festive activities adults will love in our guide.

Child and parents at Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; and that goes for children and adults alike! Christmas is truly a magical time for children, and often adults will turn into big kids themselves at the sight of tinsel and mince pies.

No matter what age you are, you’re never too old to embrace the joy that Christmas brings! During a holiday to Lapland, you’ll be sure to find your inner child and feel the excitement you did during your childhood years, once more. Although nothing beats seeing the happiness on your child’s face when they meet Santa, there are plenty more activities to be had in Lapland, and many of which are perfectly suited for adults. In this guide, we reveal some of the very best.

Spend quality time with the kids

Between work, school and other commitments, it can be difficult to find spare moments to create fun memories as a family. Christmas, however, is the perfect chance to spend some quality time with the kids.

To ensure you and the family have a Christmas to remember, book a Santa’s Christmas cabin and experience the ultimate festivities. From enjoying fun-filled winter activities to snuggling up by the fire in your cosy cabin, you will soon forget your normal day to day routine as you make family memories that’ll be cherished for years to come.

See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is at the top of many people’s bucket list, and it is no surprise, as the experience is truly breathtaking. Due to Lapland being the northernmost region in Finland, it is one of the best places to spot the spectacular light show known as Aurora borealis.

During your Lapland holiday, be sure to wrap up warm and head outside anytime between sunset and dawn to be in with a chance to see the colourful lights. You have the best chance of spotting them on a clear starry night if you’re away from bright lights and buildings, making Lapland’s wilderness the perfect location.

To increase your chances of knocking this off your bucket list, attend a Northern Lights excursion and one of our guides will take you to a secret viewing spot, which you and your family can travel to in style on a snowmobile. Once your guide has provided you with arctic suits, helmets and visors, and taught you how to ride the snowmobile, you’ll be ready to set off in search of the Northern Lights!

Go Skiing and snowboarding

Explore the snowy mountains as a family by spending a day of your holiday skiing or snowboarding. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert, the 15 ski runs in Saariselkä cater to all levels of ability, so you will be able to enjoy an afternoon slaloming down the slopes and create some fantastic memories to treasure.

With a great selection of wide easy runs and a kid’s park, this ski resort is perfect for kids. Plus, for any adults on your holiday who have skiing experience, they can enjoy the more advanced runs as well as 220km of cross-country ski trails. You don’t even have to worry about packing ski gear for your trip, as everything you need to take to the slopes can be hired or bought in the ski shops at Saariselkä.

Despite having all the amenities and services you need, Saariselkä still maintains the peace and tranquillity that attracts many to winter sports. Whilst you’re exploring the slopes, be sure to stop off at one of the mountain restaurants and enjoy a warming drink whilst taking in the beautiful views.

Enjoy an Adult snowmobile safari

Snowmobile

Perfect for any adrenaline-seekers, the adult snowmobile safari will have you racing through snowy forests and across the arctic fields. It’s one of the best, and most exhilarating, ways to explore Lapland’s landscape, and definitely won’t be an experience you’ll forget! Halfway through you can stop to refuel on cookies and hot berry juice, although you’ll be having so much fun, you won’t want it to end! You don’t even need to have any experience on snowmobiles as our expert instructors will give you a full briefing on procedures and safety before you start.

Explore mountains by Snow-shoeing

If you prefer something a little more leisurely, then snow-shoeing is for you! It’s another great activity for the family that’ll let you explore the very best of Lapland. You’ll be provided with snowshoes to put over your boots, which are fitted with small spikes to help make hiking on the snow easy. With the freedom that snow-shoeing gives, you’ll be able to venture on paths you could not have otherwise crossed. The activity leader assigned to your group will be able to show you the best trails to follow.

These are just some of the brilliant activities that you can enjoy in Lapland. Of course, in between skiing and snowmobiling, you can also enjoy putting your feet up by the fire in your cosy log cabin! Make sure to browse more of the best activities in Lapland, and get in touch with our helpful team if you have any questions.