Dashing Through The Snow On A Husky Sled

Another of those incredible experiences in Lapland, one we all loved but it nearly didn’t happen. Scheduled to take place early in the week, the temperature at -30 degrees centigrade was deemed by the experts to be dangerously low. Unwilling to risk frostbite we resigned ourselves to missing out, however when the weather warmed up…

A Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling is a way of life in Lapland – essential to get around and a very practical option in this snowy wilderness. For us though it was unusual and exciting and I can definitely say there is no more exhilarating way of exploring the wintery woods and landscape than on a snowmobile. We booked our…

Elves And Ice Sculptures At Santa Park

Our second encounter with Father Christmas took place in Rovaniemi – the Finnish Lapp capital and so tied up with Santa that they have two places you can see him. Santa Village, right on the Arctic Circle is great with a post office and other quirky things to see. Husband and I went there in…

Santa’s Secret Hideaway

Santa was not the only reason for this Lapland trip, he was however the main one. We figured that Son, at 6 was the perfect age for this journey beyond the Arctic Circle – still a firm believer in the man with the red suit but also (hopefully) old enough to retain plenty of memories of…

Lapping It Up In Levi

170km north of the Arctic Circle is the little winter resort town of Levi – our base for this Lapland holiday. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, it is picture postcard perfect and although it is Finland’s most famous ski resort, we found it quiet, calm and just the best place to chill and relax…

Levitunturi – Our Lappish Bolt Hole

Having loved the Levitunturi on both our previous trips to Lapland we didn’t even think about going elsewhere and promptly booked it again. A 4 star hotel, it has all mod cons you would expect topped with a great location. Right at the foot of the downhill ski area and not far from the heart…

Lapland – Useful Stuff

We stayed a week in Finnish Lapland, having been twice before skiing and then visiting with a young child, we amassed a few tips and hints which I thought apt to pass on, maybe helpful to someone else preparing a holiday in this winter wonderland. First up, sounds obvious but could never be stressed enough…