We had an amazing family trip to Finland, taking in Helsinki and Rovaniemi in Lapland. We arrived just as the first snow fell so needed lots of warm layers - here's my packing list for a winter trip to Lapland!
Lapland is THE destination for the ultimate family Christmas holiday. We finally made it to the most northern point of our travels ever - Rovaniemi in Finland. And we knew the hometown of Santa Claus was all about the winter experiences. In fact, our experiences in Rovaniemi were amongst the most exhilarating and entertaining experiences we’ve had in our decades of travel.
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow