Things To Do in Lapland

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Discover the best things to do in Lapland

When you visit Santa's Lapland, there are lots of adventures to enjoy during your free time. The area's frozen lakes, enchanting pine forests, and endless snow provide a magical backdrop for the many exciting activities this otherworldly location offers.

family running through the snow

Whether you're interested in the included and optional adventures provided or want to explore further, Lapland has many top attractions worth considering.

Here are some of the top places to visit if you find yourself with extra time to spare.

Europe’s Longest Toboggan Run

Tobogganing is one of the most popular winter sports for families, and Lapland is home to one of the longest toboggan runs in Europe. It's a whopping 1km long!


It's child-friendly, free to use and lots of fun for the whole family. Plastic toboggans can be picked up from your hotel (there may be up to a $2 charge to use these) and used wherever you’d like, but the dedicated toboggan run is a must-do in your spare time.

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Walking winter trails

Walking on snowy paths and through the wilderness of Lapland is always a magical experience. Whether you want to walk or cross-country ski, there are plenty of opportunities in Lapland. 

cross country skiing in Lapland

The routes are perfect for those who want to make the most of the snow and truly appreciate the enchanting scenery.

If the northern lights come out then you’ll get a great view of them here.

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Aurora Day Hut

This magical gem, deep in the forest behind the Tunturi, is a great place to go and see the Northern Lights. Surrounded by arctic nature, wildlife and the snowy essence of Lapland, it is simply breathtaking. 


It’s in an area where there is no artificial lighting so it’s perfect for spotting the lights should they emerge.

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What is the weather like in Lapland?

During the peak winter season, Lapland’s temperatures range from -16C to 3C. Sometimes it can even get as low as -30C, but don’t worry, the crisp air has a moderating effect on temperatures making it easy to stay warm and comfortable.


Plus, you’ll have your complimentary snowsuit, gloves and socks to keep you cosy and warm when you’re out and about when travelling with Santa’s Lapland. For a flawless packing list to make your Lapland stay extra snug, view our guide on what to wear and pack.

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Discover our Santa's Lapland experiences

  • family in thermal suits
Santas Magic
Experience the magic of Lapland, choose between five great hotels to sleep in before heading off to meet Santa and his elves. Revel in a Sleigh Barn show, a Festive Dinner, and see the elves perform in a magical igloo. Follow Santa's glow trail he's left behind by a snowmobile sleigh for your private meeting with Santa.
from £1399 per adult
  • sunset over the Star Arctic Hotel
Santas Aurora
With a bit of luxury sprinkled on top, sleep under the Northern Lights and enjoy a Wilderness Dinner experience. Whoosh around on a snowmobile safari, step into Santa's Elves Workshop and enjoy an extended husky sled ride at our exclusive activity centre. Travel by reindeer sleigh, following Santa's glow trail for your private meeting with Santa and his Aurora Elf.
from £1869 per adult

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The Complete Lapland Package

Flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a fun-filled activity trip and snowsuits are all included.

Snow Guarantee

Seeing Lapland in the snow is all part of the experience, so if we decide that there’s not enough snow, you can change your travel dates, within the same season, or get a full refund.

The Perfect Location

A remote spot in the far north of Finland, 200km above the Arctic Circle among the snowy trees of Saariselkä.

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