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The possibilities are endless on a trip to Lapland. Each holiday itinerary is packed full of family friendly activities for the perfect Christmassy getaway. Some activities are included in each of the trips Iglu Ski has available and more can be added on before or on your trip. Here is a selection of the top activities to experience on a holiday in Lapland.


Visit Santa in Lapland

Visit Santa in Lapland where you can whisper your wishes to him and if you're really good your wishes may come true. Visiting Santa in Lapland is of course the highlight of a holiday to Lapland. Here you can meet his clever little elves, Rudolph, Blitzen and the other reindeer and enjoy many fun Lapland activities. Discover his workshop and post office hidden in the wood on your holiday to Lapland. All this can be enjoyed when you visit Santa in Lapland.

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Santa Claus Doll Souvenirs

Baking Gingerbread Biscuits in Lapland

Travel on a sleigh with your family to visit Santa in Lapland at his home in the woods on a number of holidays to Lapland. While you wait for Santa you can help the elves make tree decorations and help bake gingerbread cookies in Mrs Claus's kitchen. What better treat when you visit Santa in Lapland than help out with these fun Lapland activities.

Gingerbread biscuits

Get into the Christmas spirit by baking gingerbread biscuits

Visit Santa's Post Office in Lapland

Enjoy an unforgettable trip to Santa’s Post Office when you visit Santa in Lapland. Here you can Search for Santa when you post your Christmas present list, see what Father Christmas does with all the letters he receives in the sorting office and watch his Elves make toys in their workshop. After your visit to see Santa in Lapland you can tell all your friends about your amazing holiday to Lapland and all the Lapland activities you enjoyed. As proof that you really saw him, you can show them the special Arctic stamp on the cards and presents you sent from his post office when you went to visit Santa in Lapland.

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office in Rovaniemi

Arctic Circle Ceremony in Lapland

On your holiday to Lapland experience the magical enchantment of an Arctic Circle Ceremony. This age-old tradition practiced by native Sami, entails a bold crossing of the Arctic Circle. Following your unforgettable Arctic crossing, enter a traditional Lappish Kota (tepee) or gather around the crackling campfire to enjoy a song or two and listen to fascinating tales from your Sami guide as he enlightens you to the mysticism that shrouds this time-honoured custom. The Arctic Circle Ceremony excursion is an essential part of any holiday to Lapland.

Husky Sled Rides in Lapland

Enjoy a thrilling husky sled ride on your holiday to Lapland and travel through a glorious winter wonderland. There are so many Lapland activities to do on holidays to Lapland, particularly on Santa's Secret Grotto and the 4 day Santarctic Adventure. Husky sled rides are definitely one of the most exciting of the Lapland activities.

On this fun Lapland activity, children are tucked securely into the sleds, while the grown-ups take turns driving the sleds. Parents and kids alike can shout ‘mush, mush!’ as eager huskies pull you through the snow covered forest on your exciting holiday to Lapland.

Husky sled rides

Husky sled rides are the perfect family activity

Ice Fishing in Lapland

During your Lapland holiday take the opportunity to enjoy Lapland 's serene, frozen wilderness with an ice fishing daytrip. Surrounded by a stunning snow-draped landscape, ice fishing is a fantastic way to get back to nature and fully appreciate the Arctic tranquillity. Let the snowy silence envelop you as you await a bite.

It's easy to get away from it all on an ice fishing excursion as we offer several holidays to Lapland that include an ice fishing trip, such as the 3 day Santa’s Magic Lapland holiday and the 4 day Santa Spectacular. During your holiday to Lapland you could also enjoy a thrilling snowmobiling safari or, for a gentler pace, take the little ones on a delightful reindeer sleigh ride through the forest.

Ice fishing in Lapland

          Test your fishing skills to the max in Lapland

Reindeer Sleigh Rides in Lapland

Earn yourself a very special kind of driving licence on your holiday to Lapland when you go dashing through the snow on Lapland's most traditional mode of transport. Your experienced Sami reindeer handler will guide through Lapland's picturesque pine forests on your Reindeer Sleigh Ride before handing the reins over to you - the ultimate Lapland holiday experience!

Visit the SantaPark in Lapland

Here under the ground in a large cave, SantaPark is like none other. Ride Santa's reindeer on one of the most beautiful carousels you will ever see and take a journey in SantaPark on the 'Magic Sleigh Ride' which shows you how Santa's elves make your Christmas presents. Enjoy a thrilling ride on Rudolph's Run, a fast and exciting roller coaster ride or for the faint hearted you can hop on one of Santa's Helicopters and take a tour around the main hall and its Lapland activities on your holiday to Lapland.

At the SantaPark in Lapland you will also find the Mountain Crystal, a play area for the children to enjoy on holidays to Lapland. There is also a puppet show and an AV-theatre called the Twelve Gifts for Santa Claus. The SantaPark in Lapland is filled with friendly and enchanting character, making for a very special holiday to Lapland with loads of fun and exciting Lapland activities.


Get excited for Christmas at SantaPark 

Snowshoeing & Toboggan Rides in Lapland

In between participating in the many Lapland activities including visiting Santa, why not take it easy on your holiday to Lapland and discover the natural beauty of the area on a snowshoeing hike into the woods?

If you are looking for some more fun Lapland activities, why not try toboggan rides down the gentle slope and hear your kids laugh with glee on your holiday to Lapland?


Snowmobiling in Lapland

Snowmobiling is one of the most popular Lapland activities and definitely should not be missed! Your thrilling snowmobile safari will whisk you through snow sprinkled Arctic forests, whiz you over glistening frozen lakes and take you speeding across Lapland's vast open fell landscapes. A snowmobile adventure is the perfect way to discover the outstanding natural beauty of this enchanting winter wonderland.

You can experience the thrill of snowmobiling on a variety of holidays to Lapland, including the Secret Grotto day trip and the action-packed Santastic Secret Forest 4 day Lapland holiday, where you can also visit Santa's Post Office and take part in an enchanting Arctic Ceremony.