A fine land of winter wilderness, roaming reindeer and the mystical Northern Lights – if it's good enough for Santa to call home, it's sure to know a thing or two about luxury holidays.
Private excursions show you the wonders of Lapland, while four and five-star hotels give the warmest welcome in from the cold - complete with spas, swimming pools and cosy bars.
Ski resorts don’t get more northerly than Saariselka, a goldmining village that glisters with wonderland activities like husky safaris, snowshoe walks, ice fishing – and magical meetings with Saint Nick.
Finland's favourite ski resort, Levi's laden with classic Lapland experiences – husky rides, reindeer sleighs, visits to Santa – all accessed from a super convenient base.
Nicknamed the ‘gateway to Lapland’, Ruka has snow sure skiing and World Cup standard freestyle terrain, with cosy cabins to retire to at the end of the day.
A wonderland of winter wilderness surrounding Finland's southernmost fell in the Syöte National park – worlds away from the daily grind with luxuries like outdoor jacuzzis and spas.
Home to the nation's biggest ski area and region's highest fell, with lovely log cabin villages and all kinds of snowy activities – not least the Northern Light sightings and encounters with Santa...
Feeling fabulously far, far away, Salla gives you a chance to experience authentic Sami living. The ski area might be small but with reindeer to meet and snowmobiles to scoot, there's oodles to do.
Pine forests, lakes and waterfalls form Pyhä's snowy landscape, which is part of the Pyhä–Luosto National Park. If you've never had a crack at post-sauna ice swimming, here's your chance...
If the real reason you’re visiting Finland is to meet the big man himself, our Santa holidays come with all the excursions that make your stay magical.
Finland has some of the most spectacular hotels in the skiing world, made all the more marvelous by panoramic windows and glass ceilings - sometimes even a wake-up service - that give you the best chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.
The spas are superb; some housing multiple indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus more saunas than you can shake a Santa hat at. And with children's soft play centres, reindeer enclosures and bowling alleys, there's entertainment for everyone.
Food-wise, choose between a la carte speciality restaurants and big people-pleasing buffets, or opt for a room-only deal and sample the local restaurants at your leisure.
Finland's answer to chalets is luxury log cabins - snug as can be in forests or on lakesides with wood burning stoves and private saunas. These tend to come on a self-catered board basis, with easy access to the resort centre for food shops and restaurants.
Granting the freedom to feast where and when you like, Finland has some amazing self-catered accommodation. Lovely self-contained cabins come with saunas and roaring log fires, while apartments allow access to swimming pools and wellness centres if you're in pursuit of pampering.
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