Visit Rovaniemi

Christmas & New Years

You have come to the right place if you are interested in visiting Scandinavia in the festive season. We go out of our way to offer you unparalleled white Christmas experiences in our region, from sleeping in glass igloos under the skies of Finland or a log cabin in Sweden. Meeting Santa in Lapland is an unforgettable family highlight.

We specialise in multi-generation family travel experiences and escorted tours. Read here for reviews from families who have travelled at Christmas time with 50 Degrees North.

Availability is already extremely limited over the exact Christmas dates for 2024. At this stage, we encourage travelling before this peak travel season; internal flights are considerably cheaper, it is less crowded, and the Santa experiences and atmosphere are nearly identical. New Year's Eve is also a great time to visit with local fireworks and gala events.

Our Scandinavian experts can assist you with flight connections to meet these tours as well as adding pre- and post- accommodation in the Nordic capitals. All the cities have many lovely Christmas markets to visit as well as activities such as ice-skating and strolling through the Christmas shops during your stopover.

Many of our holidays include private cabins and apartments for your family only, with activities in small groups.

Our Lapland Christmas Magic tour was the winner of the 2023 Luxury Travel Gold List Award in the Family Luxury Experience category, independently judged with public voting.

Destination
Season
Duration
Tour Standard
Kalevala Hotel

Christmas in Finland

6 days - Family friendly program designed for young children

  • Finland
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Wilderness Hotel Inari

Lapland Arctic Christmas

5 days - Spend Christmas under the Northern Lights in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

  • 2024 Available
  • Finland
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Cahkal Hotel

Christmas in the Arctic

6 days - Independent Christmas tour, visiting Tromsø and new boutique Cahkal hotel in Finland

  • Premium
  • Norway
  • Finland
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Arctic Treehouse Hotel @meirr

Christmas at Arctic TreeHouse Hotel Escorted

5 days - Visit Rovaniemi with a stay in the TreeHouse Hotel.

  • Finland
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Lapland Winter Wonderland

5 days - Independent tour for families to visit Santa before Christmas

  • Finland
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Santa in Lapland escorted tour

6 days - Magical Christmas tour for families with skiing, Santa and adventures.

  • Finland
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Aurora Village Ivalo

Christmas in Aurora Village Finland

5 days - Independent Christmas tour to Finnish Lapland. Sleep in an Aurora Glass Cabin and enjoy winter activities.

  • Finland
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Lapland Christmas Magic - escorted tour

7 days - Magical Christmas tour for families | 50DN Exclusive

  • AWARD WINNING
  • Finland
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Ruka Reindeer Farm

Christmas Adventure in Ruka, Finland - escorted tour

5 days - Truly magical escorted Christmas tour in Northern Finland

  • PRE-XMAS AVAILABLE ONLY
  • Finland
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Image credit: Julia Gal and Moments of Gregory - Levi Igloos

Christmas in Levi Glass Igloos

5 days - Spend Christmas in the heart of Northern Finland

  • PRE-XMAS DATE AVAILABLE
  • Finland
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Juno Kuva

Lapland Winter Magic

6 days - Escorted magical winter tour for families with private Santa visit.

  • AWARD WINNING
  • Finland
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Arctic Fox Cabins

Polar Bears and New Year's Eve in Lapland

5 days - Celebrate the New Year in Finland staying in modern apartments and overnight in Glass Igloo.

  • Finland
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Ranua Holiday

Polar Bears & Santa in Lapland

6 days - Stay at a self-catering apartment near Rovaniemi and visit Santa's secret hideout

  • FULLY BOOKED 2024
  • PRE-XMAS DATE AVAILABLE
  • Finland
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Lapland Guesthouse

Festive Swedish Christmas Tour

5 days - Secluded Boutique Winter Guesthouse in Sweden

  • Sweden
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Christmas at Sunday Morning Resort

6 days - Family Christmas Tour with Sustainable Focus

  • Finland
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Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Arctic TreeHouse Stay in Finland

5 days - Follow Eugene Levy's travels with a stay in the TreeHouse Hotel.

  • Finland
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Wilderness Park

Rovaniemi and Wilderness Aurora Lodge

6 days - Visit Rovaniemi and Salla with winter wonderland experiences

  • NEW TOUR
  • Finland
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Aurora Village

Northern Lights in Aurora Village Finland

5 days - Independent Northern Lights tour to Finnish Lapland. Sleep in an Aurora Glass Cabin and enjoy winter activities.

  • Finland
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Visit Norway

Norwegian Winter Family Adventure

5 days - Family 'Frozen' adventure in Alta and the Snowhotel

  • Norway
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Kokkedal Slot

A Royal New Year's Celebration

5 days - Toast the New Year's Eve in Copenhagen

  • Denmark
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Visit Finland

Christmas in Kurula’s Resort

6 days - Family Lakeside Stay in Finland with Christmas Activities

  • PRE-XMAS DATE AVAILABLE
  • Finland
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Sorrisniva

Festive Adventure in Norway

5 days - Stay in an Igloo Hotel for the Norwegian festive season

  • Premium
  • Norway
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Wilderness Hotels

Lapland Festive Adventure

5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

  • Finland
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Hotel Juutua

Lapland Festive Stay at Juutua

5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in the Juutua Wilderness Lodge

  • Finland
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Ruka Christmas Tour

New Year's Adventure in Ruka, Finland - escorted tour

6 days - Escorted New Year's tour in Northern Finland

  • 2024 Available
  • Finland
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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve in Levi Glass Igloos

5 days - Spend New Year's Eve in the heart of Northern Finland

  • Finland
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Aurora Village Ivalo

New Year's in Aurora Village, Finland

5 days - Independent New Year's Eve tour to Finnish Lapland. Sleep in an Aurora Glass Cabin and enjoy winter activities.

  • Finland
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New Years in Finland

New Year's in Finland

6 days - Wellness Program, Fireworks and New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre

  • Finland
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Northern Lights Village Phyä

Northern Lights Village in Pyhä

6 days - Stay at this new resort, opened December 2023 near Rovaniemi

  • NEW TOUR FOR 2024
  • Finland
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Santa Claus Foundation

Polar Bears & Glass Igloos in Ranua

5 days - Pre-Christmas tour near Rovaniemi with Santa's secret hideout

  • Finland
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Lapland Guesthouse

Swedish Winter Adventure Tour

5 days - Short Sweden Winter Tour in a boutique family run lodge

  • Sweden
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