If you had told me at the start of 2018 that we would have been preparing to visit Santa in Lapland in December of that year, I’d have told you that you were dreaming. However, that’s exactly what we were in the throes of come February of that year. And I’m going to tell you the most affordable way to visit Santa in Lapland on a budget with kids. I’m also going to tell you how we bagged a 10-day trip for less than a 1-night trip to Lapland. Interested?
Lapland, Finland is the dream destination for many families, especially in the weeks just before Christmas. Home to Santa Claus himself, a Lapland holiday is one many families would love to do with their kids for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you’ve ever wanted to take the kids to Lapland, but not sure where to start, then you are in the right place. In this post I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about visiting Lapland with kids, including how to do it, when to go and what Lapland activities you cannot miss.
As soon as we booked our trip of a lifetime to visit Santa in his home in Finland, the next thing on my mind was what we should pack for our family trip to Lapland. For a start, we live in Portugal and we were no longer used to cold temperatures. Nor did we have any proper winter clothing. So, I did some research to find out the best clothes to pack for Lapland with kids and what we should have been bringing in our suitcases. Find out more in this Lapland packing list post.
In this post you will find out exactly what we put on our Lapland bucket list for our trip to see Santa in his hometown on Rovaniemi. We had some help from the tourist board, Visit Rovaniemi, to create our ultimate Lapland bucket list. Find out what was on it by reading more!
Most people will tell you one of their wishes and dreams is to visit Lapland. Families, couples, solo travellers, it’s one of those destinations that tops most people’s bucket lists. As if you needed any excuse, here are my top 10 reasons to visit Lapland, with kids, on your own, as a couple, these reasons are not just for kids!