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5 Lovely Family Activities in Finnish Lapland

Considering that Finnish Lapland is where all your dreams of a winter wonderland come true, this marvelous destination is as family-friendly as it gets. With breathtaking nature, Santa Claus, reindeer, huskies, and all-round snow fun within reach, life-lasting memories are guaranteed! Here are 5 lovely family activities in Finnish Lapland. 

1. Immerse in the enchanting world of Santa Claus!

In and around Rovaniemi, a renowned town in Finnish Lapland, you’ll find abundant Santa-themed activities. And trust us, your little one(s) will love it! Start by visiting Santa’s Village and stop by Santa’s Post Office, where the elves will seal your postcard(s) with an authentic Arctic Seal. Continue to Santa Claus’ Office, where you can greet the man in red himself, or go explore SantaPark (ice sculptures, Santa’s toy factory, a gift shop, you name it)! You can even sign up for a crash course at the Elf School, how cool is that?

An unforgettable day of Santa-themed activities!

2. Go for a husky sleigh ride!

What can we say other than that this activity is a must on your family trip to Finnish Lapland? Enjoy the spectacular Lappish views around you, while tucked into a comfy sleigh with your loved ones (and the company of some adorable local animals). Don’t worry, the huskies love doing this. They need to run at least 50 km per day in order to stay happy and healthy. We recommend Bearhill Husky, who strongly advocate for sustainability, responsible tourism, and animal-friendliness.

A cozy, yet adventurous husky sleigh ride!

3. Go ice-fishing!

Some may say it’s a craft that takes some practice and patience, but once you’ve figured it out, it is a fascinating (and educational) experience that will make you feel like a true local. 

An afternoon of ice fishing!

4. Go on a snowmobile safari!

Those who enjoy some speedadventure, and an occasional excursion into the wilderness, will love this activity. Of course, all of the snowmobile safaris offered in (Finnish) Lapland are led by professional guides to ensure your safety and to pick the best routes. An unforgettable scenic driving experience is guaranteed. Appropriate for adults and teenagers. 

An exciting snowmobile safari!

5. Marvel at the Northern Lights!

This activity requires very little effort, but will undoubtedly be the highlight of your family trip to Finnish Lapland. Sit down by the bonfire with some warm blankets, snuggle up against each other, grab some hot cocoa, and enjoy the magnificent views of the Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis), which appear on more than 200 nights a year.

Marveling at the Northern Lights!

Should you stay at the lovely Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, then you can marvel at this incredibly unique spectacle from the comfort of your bed. How great is that?

The spectacular Arctic TreeHouse Hotel!