Welcome to the country given such a merciless ribbing by Monty Python back in the 70s. Altogether now: ‘Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I quite want to be. Pony trekking or camping, or just watching TV.’ Fairly damning satire, agreed, but amazingly enough there is other stuff to do besides watching the box or sleeping in a tent, and fortunately we at Original Travel know just where to do it.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Finnish Lapland is a winter wonderland. No wonder this is where Father Christmas chooses to hang out
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Original Highlight

Finnish Lapland is one of those prime Northern Lights spotting destinations. Head there in February and March to maximise your chances of seeing this epic natural light show in its full glory.

Olga, Original Traveller

Where to stay in Finland

Levi Igloos

Levi Igloos

Experience Arctic Finland like a real Eskimo – in an igloo.

Levi Igloos
Kakslauttanen

Kakslauttanen

Hotel Kakslauttanen is the perfect place to enjoy an arctic Big Short Break. Located in quintessential Finnish woodland near the Urho Kekkonen National Park, the hotel is just half an hour’s transfer from Ivalo Airport, the gateway to Finnish Lapland

Kakslauttanen

Details for Finland

A little more info

This is a country dominated by lakes and trees. In fact Finland is home to an amazing 187,888 lakes, and what's not covered with water is pretty much all forest - 75% to be precise. That's a staggering proportion to grasp, especially for us Brits who inhabit a country with one of Europe's smallest woodland percentages.

In winter you can add in another factor - snow, and lots of it, and this guaranteed abundance of the white stuff is what primarily attracted us to this beautiful country. Finnish Lapland straddles the Arctic Circle, and as a result experiences fairly chilly winter temperatures and guaranteed snow. Not such an attractive prospect in principle, except when you add in some truly original places to stay (ice caves or glass-topped igloos, anyone?) and epic activities to be had in the forests of the north. Finnish Lapland is a superb place to enjoy Arctic adventures from dog-sledding and snowmobile safaris to snow-shoeing and meeting the native Saami people, many of whom still live a nomadic life criss-crossing the northern borders of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Or you could just watch TV.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September January November December
  • Average Temp. — -8°C / 16°F
  • Rainfall — 4cm / 1.7 inches
  • Water Temp. — 2°C / 35°F
Flight from London

3:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +2 hrs

Dave, Olga and Flora are our Finland experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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