If you’re looking for a winter adventure the whole family will absolutely love, look no further than Lapland, the northern region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. It’s a winter wonderland, paradise and adventure capital all rolled into one! Here are 5 great activities to try with your loved ones to complete an unforgettable holiday together:
Take a Husky Safari Do your kids love animals? Dogs in particular? Lapland is known for its huge fluffy sled-pulling huskies, and you can spend up to 5 days interacting with them on a husky safari. It’s just one of the many family snow adventures in Lapland that are available to you on your holiday!
Go Ice Fishing Does your family like offbeat, interesting activities when traveling? Give the ancient art of Sami ice fishing a try. You’ll really immerse yourself in the culture by getting a true taste of Lapland life. Make the trek out to a frozen lake with rod and tackle, drill a hole down into the ice and wait for those bites. Don’t forget the thermos of cocoa to keep you warm!
Hit the Slopes Whether your family skis regularly or you’re just giving it your first try, there’s hardly a better place than Lapland to give the sport a try! You can rent equipment at one of the many ski lodges, and even enroll the kids in ski classes. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, cozy lodge and a day packed with skiing and exploring the snowy slopes.
Stay in an Ice Hotel Before you write it off as a crazy, freezing idea, consider that the ice hotels in Lapland are incredibly cozy, not to mention an unforgettable experience for your family. You’ll get a thermal sleeping bag for your ice bed topped with extra-insulating reindeer skins, so everybody will stay toasty. In the morning you’ll be woken with hot lingonberry juice and cocoa for the kids before setting off on your adventures for the day.
Take a Reindeer Sleigh Ride There’s nothing like a sleigh ride through the fluffy white snow to get you in the Christmas spirit. Top it with jingle bell reindeer and the children will be transported to a magical fairy tale! You’ll have an experienced Sami reindeer handler to introduce you to these wonderful creatures and guide you through the snowy Lapland forests by sleigh. The kids will love the chance to drive the sleigh themselves!