What to do in Lapland in winter?

Lapland, located in the northernmost regions of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, is a magical winter wonderland. Here are some activities you can enjoy in Lapland during the winter:

  1. See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis): Lapland is one of the best places on Earth to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Head away from city lights to increase your chances of seeing this natural light display.
  2. Husky Sledding: Experience the thrill of dog sledding through the snow-covered landscapes. Many places offer guided husky safaris, allowing you to interact with the friendly and energetic husky dogs.
  3. Reindeer Sledding: Enjoy a traditional reindeer sleigh ride, immersing yourself in the Lapland culture. Some experiences include learning about the indigenous Sámi people and their reindeer herding traditions.
  4. Snowmobiling: Explore the snowy wilderness on a snowmobile. Guided tours cater to various skill levels, taking you through pristine snowscapes and providing a thrilling adventure.
  5. Ice Fishing: Experience the tranquility of ice fishing on frozen lakes. Local guides can provide the necessary equipment and share their expertise on this traditional Arctic activity.
  6. Visit Santa Claus Village: Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, is home to Santa Claus Village. Meet Santa, cross the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
  7. Winter Sauna Experience: Embrace the Finnish tradition of taking a sauna. Many accommodations in Lapland offer private saunas, and some even provide the opportunity to combine a sauna with a roll in the snow for an authentic experience.
  8. Skiing and Snowboarding: Lapland offers excellent opportunities for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Resorts like Levi and Ylläs provide well-groomed slopes and winter sports facilities.
  9. Snowshoeing: Explore the snowy landscapes at a slower pace by strapping on snowshoes. This activity allows you to access areas that may be harder to reach with traditional hiking.
  10. Visit an Ice Hotel: Lapland is home to unique ice hotels, where you can spend a night in a room made entirely of ice. Even if you don’t stay overnight, many ice hotels are open to visitors during the day.
  11. Arctic Wildlife Safaris: Join a guided safari to spot local wildlife, such as reindeer, moose, and possibly even the elusive Arctic fox. Some tours also include bird watching opportunities.
  12. Snow Sculpture and Ice Art: Attend local festivals or visit ice sculpture parks to admire the intricate and impressive works of art crafted from snow and ice.

Lapland in winter offers a wide range of activities for every type of traveler, from those seeking adventure to those looking to immerse themselves in the unique culture and natural beauty of the Arctic region.

If you are a family or a bunch of friends contact us and join our Winter Wonderland in Lapland program.