Located in the northern reaches of Finland, within the Arctic Circle, Lapland is an unspoiled haven for those seeking a unique and enchanting escape. The landscapes here are nothing short of breathtaking, comprised of thickly forested plains, snowy peaks and countless scenic lakes.
Visit in summer and you'll experience endless bright nights when the sun doesn't set - perfect for setting out on hiking trails and mountain bike rides. In winter, Lapland really comes into its own, becoming a sparkling wonderland where the Northern Lights dance in the night sky above snowy forests and rolling white hills that stretch to the horizon.
Things to do on a Lapland holiday
From mid-August through to early April is the best time for viewing the Northern Lights. Consider staying in a glass-covered cabin and stargaze from the comfort of your bed. Take an exhilarating ride on a husky-drawn sleigh, travelling through magical forests and across frozen lakes. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are other great ways to explore Lapland's natural beauty. Visitors can also learn about the culture of the indigenous SÃ¡mi people on a visit to the Siida Museum in Inari.
The compact city of Rovaniemi is home to modern malls, lively bars and cosy restaurants. More importantly, it's only ten minutes from Santa Claus Village, where you and your little ones can take a reindeer safari, visit gift bazaars and meet Santa himself.