Christmas Holidays

A snowy cabin in Lapland and a meeting with the man himself are the key ingredients of a successful family Christmas holiday. Christmas is one of our busiest times and in our opinion there’s nowhere better to be when the festive season starts than in Scandinavia where Christmas is a way of life and a chance to embrace all the best things about Nordic culture.

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A family Christmas in Lapland

Track the traces of Santa in the snow as you enter the homeland of the man himself. On this magical winter adventure travellers will experience the cosy charm of a Finnish Christmas. This of course includes a meeting with Santa, his reindeer and his busy elves.

  • Authentic experiences
  • Meet Santa
  • Join family-friendly activities

Christmas at Hotel Kopikartano

5 nights

Celebrate a truly cosy Christmas in an authentic family-run lodge in Finnish Lapland. Join in on the tradtional Finnish Christmas celebrations and chase the Northern Lights after dark. 

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Tucked away in a cosy winter cabin

3 nights

Experience Lapland's pituresque winter landscape on this trip taking you into the wilderness surrounding Santa capital, Rovaniemi. Meet Father Christmas and join one of the many winter activities near your cosy cabin. 

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A Christmas storytelling experience

3 nights

Just a short drive from Rovaniemi Father Christmas and his busy elves await to take guests on a special storytelling experience. Children and adults get to join a personal encounter with Santa as they track his traces in the forests. 


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Finnish Lapland

Meeting Santa

We all know that Father Christmas has his home in northern Finland. Rovaniemi is perhaps the best known of his residences. The world knows this too. So rather than send you off to a busy fly-in-out experience, our holidays in Finnish Lapland take the slower, less busy path. Our holidays in Lapland are all family-friendly, but they are not the cheapest, nor the fastest route to Lapland. We can arrange a meeting with Santa as part of the holiday, but you may need to fly via Helsinki to get there on scheduled flights. It will be worth it! You'll meet the friendliest hosts, the best quality activities and the cosiest accommodation. Trust us, we have kids, and we go there too.

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Winter in the city

Explore the Nordic Christmas markets

Helsinki has self-labelled itself as the ‘Christmas city’. Perhaps it’s the pretty architecture decked out in lights, the festive markets and its proximity to Santa which back up their claim. But that’s to overlook the other Nordic and Canadian cities, which come alive at Christmas. In Oslo and Stockholm, the waft of Glog and cinnamon is carried in the air, while Reykjavik …. Quebec. Make it a pre-Christmas shopping trip, or why not extend your Lapland or Arctic holiday with a short city stopover. 

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