Family Finland

As the home of Father Christmas, it’s easy to see why Finland is one of our top family holiday destinations. However, dig a little deeper under all of that powdery white snow and you’ll soon find that there’s more to Finnish Lapland than the jolly man in red, and we can arrange a whole host of Arctic adventures for your family, from dog-sledding to meeting local, indigenous Sami people.

As well as being the ultimate winter wonderland, with virtually guaranteed snow covering the region in the winter months, Finnish Lapland also boasts some truly original places to stay. Children (and let's face it, grown-ups) will delight at the prospect of sleeping in a treehouse or a glass-topped igloo - it will certainly make bedtime that bit more exciting than at home.

Then onto some adventure, and there's plenty of that on offer here. We can arrange dog sledding or snowmobile safaris through snow-clad forests and across frozen lakes to take in the incredible surroundings. You could also head out on a sleigh pulled by reindeer at night in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights, which will have the whole family's eyes glued to the skies, and isn't something any of you will forget in a hurry.

Up in the north of the country, there is also the opportunity for a spot of skiing in Levi. This is Finland's largest ski resort and is fantastic for families; there are plenty of slopes suited to beginners and you can look forward to much quieter slopes than you'll find in parts of the Alps.

For Father Christmas experiences (we know, we said it's more than just a festive destination, but it's pretty special to be in the home of Saint Nick!) you can either fly directly to Rovaniemi for the classic (if somewhat commercialised) experience, or head further north for a more authentic (but also more expensive) experience. Whichever you opt for, meeting the man himself is sure to keep the magic of Christmas alive for believers and non-believers alike. Plus, you'll be able to keep some serious bargaining power in your back pocket with the promise of meeting Father Christmas at the end of the year.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From knowing the most family-friendly hotels to holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Kate L and Charlotte H are our 'Family Finland' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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