Home to the Aurora Borealis, Lapland is a haven for travellers who are hoping to lose themselves in the beauty of nature. Make the most of your day, hiking up the rocky fells in the Syöte National Park, before spending hours looking up at the gorgeous Northern Lights as they cast magnificent pink, green and blue hues across the velvety night sky. For a truly epic holiday, book your stay at SantaPark Arctic World, a sustainable hotel that offers rooms with views of the treetops all around.
Thrill your inner adrenaline junkie with a visit to the Arctic Circle Husky Park. Spend the day with the 100 gorgeous Siberian pups before enjoying an exhilarating husky safari through the snow. For a tame, family-friendly adventure, you can head to the local reindeer farm to enjoy a thrilling reindeer sleigh ride through the snow.
Watch your children’s faces light up as you enter Santa’s official ‘North Pole’residence, the Santa Claus Village. See Santa and his little elves busy at work before sending your friends postcards, shopping for souvenirs and learning more about Finnish holiday traditions. Here, the fun never seems to end as you can book your family rooms at the magical Santa Claus Holiday Village, ensuring that you and your kids are never too far from your next exciting excursion.
Lapland’s natural beauty and greenery inspire its delectable cuisine. Reindeer is a local favourite and can be enjoyed on pizzas and in burgers, but the best way to truly relish it is the traditional way – sautéed and served with mashed potatoes and ligonberries. At Aanaar, which is in Hotel Kultahovi, you can even try smoked reindeer heart, a real delicacy! If reindeer isn’t quite your taste, you can feast on smoked fish and earthy mushrooms. If you like your food with a side of adventure, head into the Arctic forests to pick bilberries, cloudberries and luscious red ligonberries that add a punch of flavour to every dish.
In Lapland, you’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a hotel that suits your needs. At the Arctic Light World, you can marvel at the beauty of exquisite artwork, while the cosy rooms at the Aurora Estate in Ylläsjärvi offer spectacular lake views while you unwind after a fun-filled day out and about.
As the only UAE airline offering direct flights to Helsinki, the easiest way to get to Lapland is by booking a flydubai ticket to the Finnish capital from where you can hop on a bus or train to make your way to beautiful Lapland.
This winter, give in to your sense of adventure as you book a flight to Helsinki and explore all the magic and beauty that Lapland has to offer.