Everything you will ever need to know about visiting Lapland with kids

I think it is every parent’s dream to take their kids to see Father Christmas in Lapland. And we ticked it off our bucket list in December 2018 when we went to visit Santa in Lapland. It was a magical trip, made even better as we did not go for one of the Lapland holiday packages, instead opting to go to Lapland DIY. And in doing so we created the Lapland holiday of our dreams for a fraction of the price.

Our trip to Finnish Lapland was amazing and included a husky safari, wintery family photoshoot, reindeer sleigh rides, Elf School and a visit to see the big man himself in his official hometown of Rovaniemi.

I did a lot of research before we went and created an amazing Lapland bucket list which we ticked most things off, made sure we had the right clothing on our Lapland packing list and also had some amazing experiences booked before we arrived.

I’ve written many posts about our research and planning for Lapland and then written several posts about our trip to Lapland with kids. I’ve also written a post about why you should visit Lapland if you happen to be on the fence about whether Lapland is for kids or not (big or small).

If you are thinking of booking a Lapland holiday, whether it is a package or booking Lapland yourself, let these posts be your guide to planning a magical trip to visit Santa in Lapland with kids.

We spent 5-nights in Rovaniemi, Finland, and 3-nights in Helsinki during which time we visited Tallinn, Estonia for a day. These posts all detail parts of the overall trip, and include reviews and hints and tips to make visiting Lapland as a family easy.

Below you will find all the Lapland posts you will ever need to plan the trip of a lifetime. Click on the image to read the blog post.

Lapland with kids
How to visit Lapland on a budget
Lapland bucket list
Lapland packing list
5-day Lapland itinerary
Best reasons to visit Lapland
Tips for Lapland with kids
Rovaniemi with kids
Santa Claus Village with kids
Bearhill Husky Safari
9 Awesome Reasons To Visit SantaPark With Kids
Santa Park with kids
Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport Review
Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport Hotel review
5 Awesome Things To Do In Helsinki With Kids
Helsinki with kids
Tallink Silja Ferry Comfort Class Review
Tallink Silja Ferry comfort class review
Lapland Reveal Ideas

So, once you have booked that magical trip to Lapland, you are probably wondering how to tell the kids they are going to Lapland. I have a post with some amazing Lapland reveal ideas and these include some of the below ideas.

A feature image picture with three sample pages from a Lapland Activity Book Printable
Lapland Activity Book Printable
A bokha light background with two boarding card samples and text overlay saying Lapland boarding pass printable
Lapland Boarding Pass Printable
Lapland Treasure Hunt Printable
Santa Invitation Letter to Lapland Printable

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