Lapland is the home of Santa Claus and the go to place for Christmas travellers. With roaming reindeer and the northern lights, it’s a fairytale destination for children and adults alike.
Give as you Live retailer, Thomson, gives inside knowledge on the popular Christmas destination…
‘Resorts run from sleepy settlements to modern towns. Rovaniemi’s the biggest and comes with everything from ski slopes and Santa theme parks to shopping malls.
‘Levi is the skiing star, with packs of pistes as well as plenty of kids’ activities and things like snow safaris on the doorstep.
‘Then there’s Yllas, Enontekio and Saariselkä. These far-north fledglings lie deeper in the Arctic Circle and offer all the snow you can handle, from white-satin fells to frozen forests.’
‘Last but not least, Lapland has one final surprise up its sleeve. The farther north you go, the more likely you are to catch the Northern Lights. These twinkling red and green ribbons regularly drape the sky on clear nights.’
More reindeer than people
The Daily Mail reveals this random fact about Lapland: ‘You’re likely to encounter more reindeer than people on your visit to this sparsely populated part of the world – there are said to be around 200,000 of the hairy critters with approximately 6,500 herdsmen to look after them.’
If you can’t make it to Lapland this Christmas check out our Lapland-inspired products to get you in the festive mood…
Christmas gifts in full
1. Instant snow from Play.com, £3.79
2. Plush laying husky from Selfridges, £14.99
3. Scandi paperchain from Paperchase, £3.75
4. Fairisle hot water bottle from Topshop, £10.00