The Activities Abroad Blog

Top 5 experiences to have during your family holiday to Lapland


Though Father Christmas may call it home, when it comes to experiences in Lapland, the man in red has some fierce competition!

With perfect powdery snow and a festive magic in the air, just stepping foot in Lapland is an experience in itself but through our numerous visits here, we know there are so many activities on offer for a truly unforgettable winter adventure.

Here are our top 5 experiences to have during your family holiday to Lapland:

1. Search for the Northern Lights


Our destinations in Lapland not only put you in pristine winter environments, but they are also situated in prime Northern Lights territory! We have a range of experiences on offer to help you tick this wonderful display off your family bucket list. From Aurora snowshoeing and night-time reindeer sleigh rides to sleeping beneath the sky in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin, there are many ways you could see the Northern Lights on your family holiday to Lapland.

2. Reindeer encounters


Did you know in Lapland there are more reindeer than people? During your visit, you can get up close to these wonderful animals and discover why they are so important here. You can choose from experiences such as meeting a reindeer herder, feeding the animals and in true Christmas spirit, enjoying a sleigh ride!

3. Dog-sledding adventure

dog sledding

Time and time again, when we ask our past clients what their favourite Arctic experience was, dog-sledding almost always comes out on top. Working with your loyal team of dogs, you’ll soon see why as you travel across the best of snowy landscape during this much-loved pastime – adults can even try their hand at mushing!

4. Log cabin

Log cabin

We can think of no cosier way to spend the night after a day exploring the Arctic wilderness than in a snow-topped log cabin. Our holidays offer a range of different sizes and styles of cabins to suit your family.

5. Meeting Father Christmas

Santa claus

Of course, we had to include Father Christmas in our top experiences as there is no better place to meet him than in his home in Lapland.

We know these meetings make children’s dreams come true which is why we select only the most authentic and memorable Father Christmas encounters.

Whether you’re searching for the Claus’ cabin in the woods, helping Mrs Claus bake delicious treats, or having a private meeting with Father Christmas to hear all about his life in Lapland – our experiences are magical encounters that will leave the whole family in awe.

A family holiday to Lapland really is an experience like no other and we want to ensure you make the most of it. That’s why we have extensively travelled to our locations, work closely with our local partners and listened to you, our valued clients, to provide a memorable family holiday. Talk to one of our Family Travel Experts today to book your holiday to Lapland, call 01670 789 991.

Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Read 3720 times Last modified on Monday, 14 August 2023

    Created by families for families

    Experience real adventures enjoyed safely

    Family friendly destinations and accommodation

    Maximising your precious family time


    Family time, not screen time

    Family memories to treasure

    For toddlers, young children, teenagers & adults alike

    Enjoy the company of like-minded families


    Family owned and run

    Proudly Independent

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos


    We research the holidays so you don’t have to

    ATOL and ABTA Financial protection available

    Customers rate us 4.8/5 Stars

    Award-Winning: Best Travel Company for Adventure Holidays 2023

MrZenTravel Website Development

We use cookies to help us provide a better service for you. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. Click here for more information