Finnish Lapland with Kids

Inari and Ivalo, Finnish Lapland
4 nights private tour from $3,600 per person

Magical from start to finish, this is every family's dream to stay amongst the wild beauty of Lapland and see the pure joy on your children’s faces. Immerse in the snowy winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland, spending three nights in a cozy log cabin next a frozen lake, visiting reindeer and dashing through the wilderness on a husky sled before spending a final night sleeping under the stars in a glass-roofed Aurora cabin.

Finnish Lapland with Kids
At a glance
  • A spell-binding, magical, once in a lifetime adventure, bringing pure joy to the whole family

  • Submerge in the wilderness enjoying close encounters with reindeer as you hand-feed Santa Claus's loyal companions

  • Be mesmerized as you sleep under a glass roof for optimum Northern Lights spotting at the Aurora Village

  • Experience the thrill of driving a husky sled through forest trails, ice karting, cross-country skiing and activities on the frozen lake

Journey highlights
  • A spell-binding, magical, once in a lifetime adventure, bringing pure joy to the whole family

  • Submerge in the wilderness enjoying close encounters with reindeer as you hand-feed Santa Claus's loyal companions

  • Be mesmerized as you sleep under a glass roof for optimum Northern Lights spotting at the Aurora Village

  • Experience the thrill of driving a husky sled through forest trails, ice karting, cross-country skiing and activities on the frozen lake

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Expert who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Winter is the perfect time to visit Finnish Lapland. The winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one meter of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months.

Itinerary

Fly to Ivalo
Day 1-4

Finnish Lapland

As the excitement builds, leap into the first leg of this epic adventure, deep into the Arctic Circle to Inari, an area steeped in traditional Sámi culture. Wilderness Hotel Inari is around a 40-minute drive from Ivalo airport and sits on the shores of the great lake Inari. The hotel is spread out over a number of different buildings, the spacious family-friendly log cabins are just perfect, with a double bedroom downstairs and a loft space upstairs with 3 or 4 single beds- the perfect hideaway for your children. The Cabins have a large living area, complete with kitchen, dining table and log-burning fireplace, as well as panoramic windows overlooking the lake. 

The lake provides an optimum spot for Northern Lights sightings, taking you away from artificial light for an unobstructed view of the sky. Enjoy an evening spent at the Aurora camp, where you’ll keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights whilst keeping warm next to a campfire drinking hot chocolate. There are plenty of other activities on offer here for you to try out including ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. We’ve included a husky safari for you – a must-do activity in Lapland which the children will just love. For this bucket-list activity we’ll take you to a husky farm where you’ll board a traditional wooden sled to set out on a thrilling ride through the forest. Adults will also get the option to drive where you’ll feel the full force of the excitable pack as you’re taught how to steer and use your brake to ensure you can stay on course! The next activity we’ve included for you is synonymous to Lapland with a visit to Santa Claus’s best friends at the reindeer farm. On your visit to the farm you’ll meet a local herder and their reindeer herd to learn about their lives, as well as enjoying a short sleigh ride.
Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Inari ( 3 nights )
Day 4-5

Finnish Lapland

To end off your Finnish Lapland adventure in style we’ve included a very special final night sleeping under a glass roof, offering panoramic views of the skies above - a mesmerizing experience for the whole family. If luck is on your side you may even see the elusive Northern Lights. Aurora Village offers a special, intimate experience with just 25 cabins that surround the hotel’s very own reindeer herd. Located next to a frozen lake, with a network of forest trails there are plenty of exciting winter activities on offer, as well as fat bikes available to hire, whose thicker tyres allow you to navigate over the deep snow.

If you are visiting in December, we’ve included something very special for the whole family with a private sleigh ride to visit Santa Claus. Nestled together as a family, comfortably tucked in under some blankets, set off into the snow-clad woodland in your wooden sleigh on a remote track with your majestic Finnish horse. With just the ringing of sleigh bells and the gentle thudding of the horse’s hooves the only other sounds to be heard are chirping birdsong and the gentle whisper of the wind as you head deeper into the forest. All of sudden a red wooden hut appears, surrounded by trees, with an elf waiting to greet you. Calling you by name you are led to the cabin where Santa Claus himself awaits, rocking in his chair. This special, private encounter with Santa Claus is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience where your children will be delighted when Santa knows their names and what they want for Christmas.
Accommodation: Aurora Village ( 1 night )
Fly home from Ivalo
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 212 660 0228 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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March 2024 $3,600 $900 plan your trip
April 2024 $4,700 $1,200 plan your trip
November 2024 $4,700 $1,200 plan your trip
December 2024 $5,700 $1,400 plan your trip
January 2025 $5,700 $1,400 plan your trip
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,700
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    $1,200
  • March 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $3,600
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    $900
  • April 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,700
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    $1,200
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,200
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,700
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    $1,400
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,700
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    $1,400
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Winter is the perfect time to visit Finnish Lapland. The winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one meter of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months.

Finnish Lapland with Kids
Finnish Lapland with Kids

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 212 660 0228 to start planning your vacation.

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