Lapland

Packing List for Lapland in Winter – What to take

Packing List for Lapland in Winter – What to take

UPDATED FOR 2016 – Visiting Lapland with children is an amazing experience but it is cold. Very cold! And it’s a good place to be prepared for visiting. So I’ve put together a packing list for Lapland of items you might want to think about taking with you. First if you are travelling on an […]

Reindeer Sledge Riding through the Night in Lapland!

Reindeer Sledge Riding through the Night in Lapland!

  On our recent trip to Lapland we were really pleased to take a night time sleigh ride through the winter wonderland landscape, pulled by a Reindeer. It was a really magical experience, as the native animal pulled us through the snowy woodland trail, surrounded by icy pine trees. The Reindeer sleigh ride was based […]

What My Children Say About….Lapland

What My Children Say About….Lapland

  In December we travelled to Lapland to experience the amazing winter wilderness of this part of Finland in the run up to Christmas. This is what my children said in their own words! 1. What was your favourite thing that we did in Lapland N (7)  Meeting Dizzy the Elf! T (4) Playing in […]

Saariselka, Lapland, Finland

Saariselka, Lapland, Finland

  Saariselka is a tiny town 250km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. It’s the perfect spot for hiking and fishing in the summer but it’s in the winter that it really comes alive as huge numbers flock there for the ski runs, amazing tobogganing, cross-country skiing and primarily for Father Christmas! We […]

Tunturi Hotel, Saariselka Review

Tunturi Hotel, Saariselka Review

  We recently travelled to Finnish Lapland with Santa’s Lapland and you can read our main review HERE. Whilst there we stayed at the Tunturi Hotel and this is our review of the hotel. Tunturi Hotel and Location Based in Saariselka, 250km above the Arctic Circle this is a wonderful area. In Summer there are […]

Going to the Dogs: Husky Dog sledding in Finnish Lapland

Going to the Dogs: Husky Dog sledding in Finnish Lapland

  Husky dog sledding is one of those experiences that is hard to properly describe, but having done it I can only urge you to put it on your bucket list, plan your trip, and go! You will have the time of your life!! We went for a 2 hour husky dog ride with Lapland […]

Lapland with ‘Santa’s Lapland’ – trip review

Lapland with ‘Santa’s Lapland’ – trip review

Lapland review I am going to be writing a number of posts about our amazing trip to Lapland but I wanted to write all about our experience travelling with ‘Santa’s Lapland‘. We really researched companies to travel with before we decided on ‘Santa’s Lapland’ and they really stood out as having what we were looking […]

The Big Reveal…where we’re off to next!!

The Big Reveal…where we’re off to next!!

  I’m so excited about this, this is a trip we’ve been dreaming about for a few years – it’s been on the bucket list and it’s something we’ve been planning and planning. So with it all booked…we had to tell our children. They came into the lounge to find our wicker picnic basket all […]