Bucket List Destinations: Visiting Lapland in 2017

A place where adults can be children for a day- Lapland is a must-see in 2017 and a one of many people’s bucket list destinations.

Lapland is a real life winter wonderland, with over 200 days of winter a year! However, don’t let this stop your fun! Lapland is full of activity for both kids and adults. Located within the Arctic Circle, Lapland is covered in huge glittering hills of snows, amazing Nordic wildlife and natural wonders that will take your breath away.

Here are Not Just Travel’s top 3 things to do in Lapland this year:

The Northern Lights

One of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders is the Northern Lights, which can be seen throughout the Arctic Circle. Whether you’re snuggled up under a blanket looking out of a glass igloo or trekking through the snow, nothing can compare to seeing this spectacular in person.

Particularly in Lapland, the natural phenomenon can be seen lighting up the sky between January and April so be sure to book your holiday between these dates, if this if something you want to see.

Santa Claus Village and Park, Rovaniemi

When thinking about Lapland holidays the first thing you think of is going to meet Father Christmas. And while for some it’s seen as a ‘tourist trap’, for those with little one’s it is a magical experience! After all, Lapland is the home of Santa Claus, so where better to meet the man himself?

Entering Santa Claus village there is activities for all, including sledging, souvenir shops, restaurants and of course, Santa’s office where children can meet Father Christmas. Plus, remember to look out for Rudolph who could be waiting around for you to ride on his sleigh (and give him a carrot or two!)

Just a short walk from Santa Claus Village, there is an underground amusement park. Guests at Santa Park are delighted with shows of all kind in the elf’s workshops, sleigh rides from Santa’s reindeer, an ice bar to relax with a cold (or hot!) drink and ice galleries filled with stunning ice sculptures, along with lots of other attractions and activities to enjoy.

Go Snowmobiling

In Lapland, locals use snowmobiles as their main mode of transport to get from A to B. A winter trip to Lapland wouldn’t be complete without a tour of Lapland by snowmobile, to see all snow-covered sights and the amazing wildlife Finland has to offer.

Whether you go to hit the road in a reindeer-pulled sled or to see Santa, you won’t run out of things to do in Lapland in 2017.

Interested in going to Lapland this winter? Talk to one of our expert travel consultants who can organise the whole trip for you. We offer tailor-made holidays to any destination of your choice to ensure you have the PERFECT holiday. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 530 0621.

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