Amy Hope

Amy Hope

Lapland has an incredible amount to offer older children - it is a magical destination for families even when Father Christmas is no longer the top of the list of priorities!

Amy Hope

Lapland has an incredible amount to offer for families with older children - it remains a magical destination for families even when Father Christmas is no longer the top of the list of priorities! From our experience, with our own families, this magical winter wonderland is the perfect place for kids of all ages to let loose and have some fun. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying something is a guaranteed way to create shared experiences and memories. It also helps that in Lapland these involve 'cool' things such as Snowmobiles, huskies and (hopefully!) the Northern Lights! 

Something about the snow takes everyone back to being kids again! It is not always the most obvious activities which bring the most fun - building a snowman, sledging and snowball fights also put a smile on everyone's face too. 

There are so many benefits from a holiday in Lapland but here are the main ones which repeatedly are mentioned in our happy guest's feedback:  

  • Quality time with your children: Lapland is the perfect place to spend quality time with your children. There are so many activities to do together that you'll be able to bond and create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Peace and quiet: Lapland is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The peace and tranquillity will be a welcome change of pace for both you and your children.
  • Unique experiences: Your family will have the opportunity to experience things that they would never be able to do anywhere else in the world. 


Here are just a few of the activities your kids will love in Lapland:

Northern Lights hunting: Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. Go on a Northern Lights hunting tour with your kids and share this bucket list experience together as a family to see if you can spot these amazing natural lights.

Amy Hope

Top 6 Family Adventures for Summer 2022

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Wednesday, 02 March 2022

April is nearly upon us and the days are getting longer; with that, summer 2022 is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to book your next family holiday together which will help to make up for lost time. Summer 2022 is the perfect time to go on an adventure with your loved ones. So, we have picked six of our Family Travel Expert’s favourite summer adventure holidays to offer you some inspiration.

Portugal – Surf’s Up on the Alentejo Coast

The Alentejo coast is Portugal’s best-kept secret. With stunning scenery that ranges from dramatic, rocky cliffs to expansive sandy beaches, there is plenty of space for an amazing family getaway. This is the ideal location for surfing enthusiasts, with the gorgeous coastline creating the perfect conditions to achieve great surfing waves. It is an area known for its delicious local cuisine and extreme natural beauty, with the Mira, Europe’s cleanest river, running close by. The Alentejo coast offers a great combination of sun and activities that are perfect for a family adventure holiday.

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Our Product Manager Amy has plenty of experience visiting our winter destinations and it’s always extra special when she gets to experience the magic of Lapland with her family! Here she gives her expert advice on how to dress children for a family winter holiday. 

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Taking my family to Lapland

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Monday, 09 April 2018

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Having worked at Activites Abroad for almost 9 years I have always dreamt about taking my family to Lapland.  I am very lucky to be able to visit many of the wonderful destinations that we offer as part of my role as Product and Operations Manager and I consider many of our local partners as friends rather than just business associates.

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Can I have a pet reindeer please?

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Friday, 09 February 2018

We recently caught up with Laura from our marketing team to find out about her experience meeting reindeer in Finnish Lapland, here's what she had to say:

So, I’m a little bit of an animal lover (ok - major animal lover) and when I heard I was going to Finnish Lapland and getting the chance to meet reindeer, I couldn’t have been more excited!


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Whale watching in Madeira!

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017

I caught up with Laura from our Marketing Team to chat about her experience of whale watching in Madeira. Here is what she had to say:

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Madeira is an island well-known for the wine that bears its name and its astounding botanical wonders, but something that not everyone knows about Madeira is that the waters surrounding the island are literally bursting with marine life!

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Five reasons we love Finland holidays

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017

We love Finland here at Activities Abroad and we can’t wait to celebrate 100 years of independence with them - but what makes this amazing country one of our favourite places to go on holiday?

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Here are five reasons we think you should make Finnish Lapland your next family getaway:

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We know it’s hard to make a decision about where to go on your winter family holiday, so why not take some expert advice?

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We asked our Activities Abroad and here’s what they had to say:

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Carol from our Admin Team experienced Keswick this summer. Here is what she had to say:

'There’s nothing better than travelling to the Lake District in summer with the family, there’s so much on offer!

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