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Things to do in Lapland

by Louise Doyle 

Things to do in Lapland


My Lapland holiday started with jolly elves, Santa hats and goodies bags, and that was before we even boarded the plane! I recommend flying with Aerlingus, they really helped to kick off the magic that is a Lapland holiday. There was even an elf on board who kept the kids entertained with face painting and games!



After being greeted by more elf’s aka reps at the airport we were transferred to Kittila, located north of the Arctic circle. The 4-Star Saaga Hotel was our home for the next few nights. It’s roughly 45-minutes from the airport. This was a stunning property. We had great fun as it was a ski in/ski out hotel.  The facilities were also amazing, I could have stayed in the jacuzzi and steam baths all day!


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What I Loved  

Visiting Santa’s village and meeting the man himself was of course a highlight. We even got to see his workshop and bedroom.

Things to do in Lapland

My breath was taken away when I seen the Northern Lights. You hear about them all the time but seeing them for myself is a memory I’ll never forget.


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Activities and Places to See 

  • A Lapland holiday is not complete without a reindeer sleigh ride! Afterall, it’s Santa’s mode of transport. 

  • Fall in love with the cute Huskies who take people on sleigh rides around the resort. They are adorable!

Things to do in Lapland

  • Pay a visit to the Snow Village, this is a hotel completely made of ice. There is an ice restaurant, bar and even a Chapel where people get married.



There are plenty of shops offering stunning Christmas decorations, handmade scarves and gloves and other souvenirs.


Food & Bars 

Meals were included with this trip which was great. I enjoyed every meal I had in the Saaga Hotel. There obviously isn’t much of a nightlife, that’s not what you’re there for but I loved having a glass of wine in front of the fire and watching the kids play. However, I do recommend packing some snacks for the kids as these are not included and a packet of crisps costs roughly €5!


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This trip to Lapland was the most magical experience of my life! It is an expensive holiday but well worth it. I wouldn’t recommend booking a Lapland holiday independently as you will not be able to avail of elves (reps), who brought us everywhere and made the trip extra special. The resort provides thermals, but I recommend packing some light thermals for underneath too as the temperature is often below freezing.  Believe in the magic of Christmas and book your Lapland holiday today!


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