Lapland Christmas Holidays 2024

Our range of Lapland Christmas Holidays is getting bigger and better for 2024. Here is a snapshot of what we have available to book or waitlist now for 2024. Many of our holidays include private cabins and apartments for your family to stay in. We have also booked some lodges exclusively for 50 Degrees North travellers only.

Why book our Christmas packages:

  • Many of our Christmas programs are escorted by our own Scandinavian staff and include private, authentic Santa visits.
  • Our Norwegian office works over this period to ensure that your holiday is trouble free.
  • Our Christmas holidays do book out early so please don't hesitate to contact us for a quote.
  • Many of our Christmas tours are priced per group - i.e. triple or quad share for families reserving their own log cabin. Send us your details and we can work out the best price and configuration for your accommodation.
  • All our tours, unless mentioned, are situated above or close to the Arctic Circle, allowing you the chance to see the Northern Lights.
  • Several of our tours are close to ski fields such as Levi and Saariselkä. We can arrange for you to extend your stay to include some time down hill skiing or snowboarding.

For more details, dates and prices, click here for the Christmas & New Year programs on our website.

Why Lapland for Christmas?

Meet Santa

Finnish Lapland has pretty much all the ingredients for every child’s Christmas wish list. Snow? Tick. Elves? Tick. Rudolph? Tick. But, let’s face it, the must-do is a meet ‘n’ greet with the man in red. Sitting down with Santa in his own private cottage and getting their gifts hand delivered tops the list of family holiday experiences.

Mush huskies

Decades ago, the indigenous Sami people used huskies to haul their goods across the snowy landscapes. Now, these friendly dogs can take you on a fast-paced safari through the white snow forests. Children are mesmerised by the sounds at the husky camp, and after the safari, sit around a campfire to learn more about these hard-working Arctic dog.

Meet Rudolph the reindeer

All the family will be interested to hear about Reindeer farming on a visit to the local Sami farms. You can feed them and hug them before going on short rides on sleighs. Many of our villages have reindeers roaming free around the shopping centres and as you drive along the snow roads, you can watch them feed along the road.

Magical snowy landscape

The Lapland villages and countryside with their colourful houses and perfect gardens, magical lights and decorated Christmas trees are just like the story books. The beauty of Lapland takes you by surprise and spirits you into the Christmas story books of your childhood.

Christmas in Finland

Finland Christmas Holidays for 2024

Escorted Christmas Tours

All our escorted tours are hosted by 50 Degrees North Scandinavian staff or local, experienced Scandinavian hosts.

Santa in Lapland - Levi, Finland

Need to know: tour suitable for all ages with downhill skiing and winter activities to keep everyone busy. Plenty of fine-dining restaurants to impress the parents with kid-friendly food as well. Stay in your own family private log cabin. Private Santa experience included.

Christmas at Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Need to know: tour suitable for all ages, private cabins with panoramic windows and nests for children. Stay close to Rovaniemi.

Lapland Christmas Magic & Lapland Winter Magic

Need to know: best seller, tour suitable for all ages, good tour for families with kids, privately escorted by 50 Degrees North staff, private Santa visits in his forest log cabin, before and during Christmas dates available. All-inclusive program in a small Finnish village. Close to Levi ski fields.

Christmas Adventure in Ruka, Finland - escorted tour

Need to know: New Tour with private Santa visit. Staying in Ruka, north of Kuusamo. Highlights include a visit to an authentic Reindeer Farm, a magical husky ride through the forests, a tour in the evening in an AURORA wagon and a drink at the ICE Bar each evening to unwind.

Ruka Reindeer

Independent Christmas Tours:

Enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas with all the trimmings:

Christmas in Levi Glass Igloos

Spend Christmas 2024 in Northern Finland. Known for their seclusion, mountain views and aurora skies, the Levi Glass Igloos are the perfect spot for a White Christmas.

These well-appointed glass igloos are complete with private kitchenettes, showers, and toilets. Dinner is a Lappish affair and is served daily in the glass-roofed restaurant. Christmas Eve will be a special 4-course traditional Finnish Christmas dinner.

Fill your days with winter activities - dogsledding, snowmobiling and a reindeer safari plus a special Santa program. In addition, not too far away is the bustling ski resort of Levi for winter shopping, evening skiing and further activities.

Need to know: Good for families, upgrade to a suite to fit in all the kids and have your own spa, Special Christmas program including Santa visit. Glass Igloo Levi

Christmas at Sunday Morning Resort

We have booked the whole lodge for our Exclusive Family Christmas Tour with Sustainable Focus.

Located 100 km above the Arctic Circle in the fell scenery of one of Finland’s oldest national parks, Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Sunday Morning Resort is a retreat offering access to unbelievable Arctic experiences and Northern Lights opportunities. Despite being just 90 minutes from Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and also the nearest airport, the resort is located away from light pollution on the shores of Lake Pyhä – making it the perfect place for hunting the Aurora Borealis. With its lakeside and forest surroundings, the resort is aptly named to reflect the atmosphere here - every day is like a tranquil Sunday morning and you’ll feel the serenity as soon as you arrive.

Need to know: Good for families, we have the whole lodge for 50 Degrees North, Special Christmas program including Santa visit.

Sunday Morning Resort

Sunday Morning Resort Finland

Christmas at Aurora Village

Get ready for a White Christmas in a cozy, family run glass igloo/cabin resort near Ivalo, Finland. Your glass roofed cabin is set alone in the woods - you can gaze up at the Arctic stars and hopefully the Northern Lights will dance above you.

Need to know: good for all the family, free use of cross-country skis, ice-skates, toboggans, snowshoes and campfires keep the days full, all-inclusive program with meals and activities, Special Santa program, 4 nights in a glass roofed cabin.

Aurora Village Finland Group Photo

Aurora Village Finland

Christmas Wilderness Hideaway in Finland

Need to know: adult's only, private rooms in a luxury Finnish lodge, all-inclusive program with meals and activities. Close to Rovaniemi.

Christmas Winter Wonderland

Need to know: tour suitable for all ages, independent stay in cabins and resort, good tour for families with kids, lots of children's activities included & also 'more adventurous' safaris, private family visit to Santa's cottage in the forest.

Polar Bears & Santa in Lapland

Need to know: tour suitable for all ages, visits to the Ranua zoo and Rovaniemi included, private self-catering modern cabins.

Lapland Arctic Christmas

Need to know: tour suitable for all ages, great value, stay in the new Wilderness Hotel Inari surrounded by snow-covered forests and frozen lake. Enjoy a Christmas buffet dinner, Santa visit in lobby and small gift on the 24th December.

Norwegian Christmas Holidays for 2024:

Christmas in the Lyngen Alps

Need to know: suitable for adults and older children, boutique Norwegian lodge, all inclusive program.

Christmas in Norway

Need to know: suitable for families or couples, stay in an Igloo Hotel for the Norwegian festive season and enjoy a new Northern Lights lodge.

Christmas in Norway

New Year's Celebration Tours:

New Years in the Lyngen Alps

Need to know: adults only, one of our most popular packages, all inclusive stay with New Year's celebration in Northern Norway.

New Year's at Lyngen Lodge

A Royal New Year's Celebration

Need to know: adults only, Danish Castle stay with Gala New Year's dinner.

Polar Bears and New Years in Lapland

Need to know: Perfect for resourceful independent families with a private apartment and one night in a Glass Igloo, close to Rovainiemi. Based out of Ranua with full board at the Wild Arctic Restaurant incl. New Year's Eve gala dinner. Loads of activities included.

Festive New Year's Eve in Lapland

Need to know: Perfect for resourceful independent families with a private apartment and one night in a Glass Igloo, close to Rovainiemi. Based out of Ranua with full board at the Wild Arctic Restaurant incl. New Year's Eve gala dinner. Loads of activities included.


Image credits: Red Square Christmas Decorations, credit: kishjar?, Flickr, Visit Rovaniemi, Graham Auskick, Thomas Rasmus Skaug -