Essential Tips from Lapland Holiday Experts

Planning a trip to Lapland can be an exhilarating experience, but it also requires careful preparation to ensure you make the most of your visit. As Lapland holiday experts, we at VALO Finland have gathered some essential tips to help you navigate this winter wonderland. From the best times to visit to must-try activities, our guide aims to provide you with all the information you need for an unforgettable holiday.

Best Time to Visit Lapland

Lapland offers unique experiences throughout the year, making it a versatile destination. Winter, from December to March, is ideal for those looking to experience the magical snowy landscapes, Northern Lights, and winter sports. The summer months, from June to August, offer the Midnight Sun, where the sun doesn’t set, providing endless daylight for outdoor activities.

For those interested in autumn foliage, September and October are perfect for witnessing the vibrant fall colors. Each season has its own charm, so your choice will depend on the type of activities you wish to engage in and the natural phenomena you want to experience.

Essential Packing Tips

Lapland’s weather can be extreme, especially in winter, so packing the right gear is crucial. Layering is key; start with thermal underwear, add a fleece layer, and top it off with a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Don’t forget insulated gloves, a warm hat, and thermal socks to keep extremities warm.

In summer, lighter clothing is suitable, but always have a waterproof jacket handy as weather can be unpredictable. Comfortable hiking boots are a must for exploring the rugged terrain. If you plan to engage in specific activities like skiing or snowmobiling, specialized gear can often be rented locally.

Must-Try Activities

Lapland is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In winter, activities like husky safaris, snowmobile tours, and reindeer sleigh rides offer a unique way to explore the snowy landscapes. Aurora hunting is another must-do, providing a chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

Summer activities are equally exciting. Mountain biking through the picturesque landscapes of Saariselkä, fishing in the pristine rivers and lakes, and hiking in the Urho Kekkonen National Park are just a few options. Horseback riding and gold panning are also popular activities that offer a unique way to connect with nature.

Accommodation Tips

Choosing the right accommodation can significantly enhance your Lapland experience. Our VALO Ice Cube Villas offer luxurious and comfortable stays, designed to reflect the beauty of Nordic nature. Each villa features a spa area with a jacuzzi, double rain shower, and Finnish sauna, providing the perfect retreat after a day of adventure.

The villas are strategically located near major attractions, offering easy access to activities like skiing, hiking, and more. With large windows offering breathtaking views of Finland’s largest national park, our villas provide a serene and immersive experience.

Local Cuisine and Dining

Lapland’s cuisine is a delightful blend of traditional and modern flavors. Reindeer meat, salmon, and berries are staples in the local diet. Many restaurants offer dishes that highlight these ingredients, providing a unique culinary experience. Don’t miss out on trying traditional Lappish dishes like sautéed reindeer and salmon soup.

We can assist with making restaurant reservations to ensure you get a taste of the best local cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or a cozy local eatery, there are plenty of options to satisfy your palate.

About Our Services

At VALO Finland, we aim to make your Lapland holiday as seamless and enjoyable as possible. We offer a range of services to meet your needs before and during your stay. From private transport to and from the airport, equipment rental, and expert guides, to making restaurant reservations and providing concierge services, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Our goal is to provide a fully immersive holiday experience tailored to your wishes and needs. While we collaborate with local companies for activities, we ensure that every aspect of your stay is well-coordinated and hassle-free. For more information about our services, feel free to contact us at or visit our website.

We hope these tips help you plan an unforgettable trip to Lapland. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Lapland has something to offer everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to this magical destination.

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