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Stories and Tips Lapland

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Santa's Secret Hideaway

Written by Joy S on 06 Jan, 2010

We booked the trip to Santa's Secret Hideaway with Ingham, our tour operator before we left the UK. This holiday was to see Lapland, enjoy the winter activities on offer there, but also to bring our 6 year old to meet the "real" Santa…Read More

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Snowmobile Safari

Written by Joy S on 05 Jan, 2010

Snowmobiling is a way of life in Lapland. There is no more exhilirating way of exploring the wintery woods than on your own snowmobile.A carefully managed network of trails criss-cross the beautiful winter expanses of North West Finland. You follow forest tracks, cross…Read More

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Husky Dog Sledding

Written by Joy S on 05 Jan, 2010

We spent a great day at Wingrens Dog Safari in Kongas, 15 minutes drive from Levi. We booked the experience through our tour operator - Inghams - when we got to Levi, but it is possible to organise this independently. The safari, plus…Read More

Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 29 Dec, 2009

* Wear the right clothing - this is absolutely essential and cannot be stressed enough. Layers and waterproof outer clothing are a must. Temperatures are cold during the day - the first three days of our visit it was minus 28 degrees centigrade,…Read More

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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 29 Dec, 2009

A winter holiday in Lapland is an experience you will never forget - we had the most wonderful time.Above the Arctic Circle, Lapland comprises one third of Finland and is the country's most northernmost, largest and sparsely populated province. It is often called the…Read More

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Bird Man at Kuukkelilampi

Written by chewie on 09 Apr, 2001

If you're in Saariselka and you want to see a true craftsman at work, visit Lintu-Antti, otherwise known as the Bird Man. He has been professionally carving intricate bird ornaments from wood for the past 12 years and studied the craft for 30 years…Read More

Snow Hotels and Glass Igloos

Written by chewie on 08 Apr, 2001

Have you ever felt like sleeping in a room made out of snow? For the more daring, you can stay inside the snow hotels located on the Hotel Kakslauttanen complex. These hotels are basically rooms made entirely of snow and ice. Everything…Read More

Finnish Dancing With Your Ski Boots On

Written by chewie on 10 Apr, 2001

If you want to see something really unusual before leaving Finland, find out where the local ski town bar is and go there. You'll be in for a real surprise. Aren't you curious? One thing you should know is that Finnish people…Read More

Ice Castle in Kemi

Written by chewie on 10 Apr, 2001

I flew from Helsinki to Kemi, my first stop in Lapland, where Finland's famous ice castle is. It's a small industrial town spotted with wood-paneled buildings (most of the original architecture was destroyed by the Germans during WWII) and where life seems slow enough…Read More

A day out in Lapland

Written by elizabeth melding on 02 Feb, 2004

You depart from your chosen airport and are flown to a magical land called Lapland where nothing else matters except for Father Christmas, reindeer, and snow.…Read More

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