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Lapland Finland Winter Tours & Activities

My adventure to Lapland, Finland for a winter vacation! So many things to do and outdoor adventures in Finland's beautiful wilderness.

by mylittletravelinspoAbout Me:welcome on my travel page! My name is Steffi and I am a 23 year old project manager from Germany. With my instagram page @mylittletravelinpo I aspire to inspire others for uncommon travel destinations. Due to my job I travel a lot trough E... read more

EuropeSweden3 days / March 2020

Highs & Lows

The Ice Breaker trip incl taking a dip in the ice cold water was such an amazing experience

We had no luck with seeing the nothern lights :( - next time :)

Itinerary Overview

From Germany there are several direct flight connections to Arvidsjaur, which was the starting point for our Swedish Lapland tour. I always see different tour packages and even though I am usually not a fan of those planned trips where you join a group, I believe that it does make sense to book such a package for Swedish Lapland! This has several reasons:

1) Infrastructure / Transfers
If you book a package trip, the transfers are usually included, which is a huge plus. I was very happy, that I did not have to drive a car myself, but that we always had a bus transfer. Ever though I feel like I am a confident driver, I have zero experience with driving in snow or on icy roads. In Germany all main streets are usually cleared from the snow in the early morning,  but not in Swedish Lapland. You will have to drive on snow/ice and if you are not comfortable with that, you should rather stick to the public transport (quite rare) or buy an all-transfers included package for the trip.  

2) Package Price
Holidays in Swedish Lapland are not cheap, especially the activities are pricy - but also unique! Whether it is a buggy tour, driving a sportscar on ice or going on a snowmobile safari, if you combine those in a package, you will get huge discounts. There are several providers for such packages.

I would recommend to you to definitely do all activities that you like to do, even though the price may be high... The things you can do are super unique (at least in Europe). I feel like my trip to Swedish Lapland has been a kind of a "once in a lifetime" experience, so I am really happy that I took the decision to save up a bit longer for this trip, but to realize all my wishes there.

  • 1 Night: Skellefteå
    Snowmobile safari
  • 1 Night: Fällfors
    Sportscar on Ice Experience
  • 1 Night: Piteå
    Ice Breaker Cruise
  • Day trip: Arvidsjaur
    Buggy Tour

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have added a husky sledge tour

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    No, everything was perfect :)

  • How was the food?

    Kiosken Pizza&Vin

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Download Aurora app in order to track the possibility to see northern lights

  • Packing tips?

    Even though it is quite cold in Lapland, it is a dry cold and therefore does not feel as cold as you would imagine. Pack a pair of water resistant boots and do not forget gloves, a beanie and a scarf :)

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you book a package trip, transfers are included. I think that is the best way to see the country.