Lapland Winter & Christmas tour

50 Degrees North founders, Tietse and Jayde, celebrated a Christmas in the heart of Lapland on this magical escorted winter tour for families. Our popular tour has been extended to allow extra days before Christmas - think dogsledding, reindeer riding and SANTA! It is just the perfect family holiday!

OK, so you are planning on a family Christmas visit to Europe and/or the UK and are considering visiting Santa in the "North Pole" as well?

50 Degrees North invites you to consider a short week in the tiny village of Äkäslompolo, located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, deep in Finnish Lapland and surrounded by the peaceful old forests of the Pallas-Ylläs Nature Park.

Lapland Winter Magic

Downtown Äkäslompolo with a maintained toboggan hill near the shopping centre

Staying in cosy log cabins, each with their own fireplace and sauna, you will enjoy great local food and join in some exhilarating winter activities, such as husky & reindeer sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Being in the Aurora zone, you are able to check your phone apps each evening to see what your chances are of seeing the Northern Lights outside your cabin.

Snow Hotel to visit

Snow Hotel Visit, Husky and Reindeer Activities

Our popular Lapland Christmas Magic tour has been extended to allow more families to enjoy this incredible family holiday. You can now visit Äkäslompolo for a 5-night stay just before Christmas. Having experienced this village for ourselves, we believe that these dates will give your family the Santa experience of a lifetime. You can also add a downhill skiing extention at Levi (40 mins drive away) at either side of your program.

The highlight of the Lapland Winter Magic tour is when each family receives an invite for a private visit to Santa's cabin, travelling through the snowy forest by sleigh pulled by reindeer. This is a completely private experience only provided by 50 Degrees North. Our experience from our Christmas tour was that the children who visited Santa were in stunned silence, completely mesmerised by our lovely Santa, awed by the experience.

Mums will be looking for a hug - or possibly a kiss - from Santa and Dads will just be taking photos with a smile on their faces.

We think we are on to something pretty special with our Äkäslompolo family holidays and we really hope you can join us there. Click here for more details about the Lapland Winter Magic tour.