Lapland’s most well-known animals
Responsible of course for making sure Father Christmas delivers his presents on time, reindeer are perhaps Lapland’s most well-known animals, with their very name evoking images of galloping hooves on roofs and jingling sleigh bells.
The reality might be a little different, but these gentle, antlered creatures are sure to be a wonderful feature of your time in Lapland, with the opportunity to see them up-close in their natural snowy environment.
In Lapland, reindeer have been herded for centuries by the indigenous Sámi population and to this day occupy a key role in their culture, language and lifestyle.
The herders you will meet are usually Sámi, and families can, therefore, learn more about this way of life, listening to their stories, seeing some of their handicrafts and experiencing what life is like as a reindeer herder.
Reindeer experiences are fun for all the family for this reason – whilst for children, these animals are synonymous with all things Christmas, for adults they offer the chance to learn more about an interesting culture that has been a key and evolving part of Lapland.
Some serious fun in the snow!
For most families that book our winter activity experiences the only snow they experience is the feeble few days of snowy weather we get each year in the UK with flakes that barely cover the ground and then rapidly turn to grey slush. Others may be coming from warmer climes, further afield and have never come across snow before.
In Lapland, the snow falls rapidly from late November onwards, covering everything in a crisp even white layer which remains frozen until late March.
Our words can’t really do justice to just how lovely a winter in Lapland is, but we have no doubt that you will be completely won over by the magical, picture perfect scenery.
From unhurried and intimate Father Christmas experiences to wilderness adventures driving a team of dogs through snowy forests and gazing spellbound at the fabulous Northern Lights, we have holidays in the snow to suit families with children of all ages.