Our Finland vacations

Husky safaris, Northern Lights hunting from remote wilderness cabins, and tailor made family activity vacations in storybook winter landscapes – our Finland vacations are definitely not just for Christmas. Whether you’re here for fun in the snow or for summertime wildlife watching vacations that track bears, wolves and elk, you’ll get a deeply authentic introduction to life in Finland. Much of that is down to the locally owned and often family-run places you stay, as well as the people you meet. You’ll discover the lifestyles and traditions of indigenous Sami reindeer herders, and how to howl like a wolf from your expert Finnish guide.

Our top Finland vacations

Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

From £1785 to £2345
5 days inc UK flights
Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finland
Small group2022: 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 15 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar

Cross-country skiing vacation in Finland's eastern wilderness

From 1075
7 days ex flights
Guided country skiing vacation through remote eastern Finland
Small group2023: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar

Finland wildlife short break

From 750 to780
5 days ex flights
Bear, wolverine and elk widlife short break in Finland
Small group2022: 26 May, 1 Jun, 26 Jun, 7 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep

Winter vacation in Finnish Lapland

From £2235 to £2895
8 days inc UK flights
Winter Cottage vacations, Finnish Lapland.
Small group2023: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar

Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

From 1460 to1850
4 days ex flights
Experience the wilderness by car, snowmobile, skies, huskies

Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

From US $3199 to US $3679
8 days ex flights
Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
Small group2022: 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 2023: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr

Lapland vacation, husky safari & log cottage

From 1950
5 days ex flights
Luxurious log suite,northern lights & overnight husky safari
Small group2022: 17 Dec

Husky safari in Finland

From £2730 to £3235
8 days inc UK flights
Sled with huskies through spectacular Finnish scenery
Small group2023: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar

Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

From £1675 to £2010
4 days inc UK flights
A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing Spa hotel

About Finland vacations

Family vacations in Finland

Family vacations to Finland are less about meeting Santa Claus and more about getting involved in the real culture of Lapland – sharing a barbecue with a Sámi herder, zooming over the snow with a pack of huskies, plodding through Narnia-esque forests on snow shoes, or staying up way past bedtime watching for the Northern Lights. Come summer, Finland transforms into an adventure playground – with hiking, canoeing and lake swimming sitting at the top of the to-do list.

Winter vacations in Finland

Follow the Finns and throw yourself into winter. Instead of cowering away from the cold, a winter vacation in Finland goes headlong into husky safaris, fat biking across fells, and snowshoe adventures through snow-slumped Wild Taiga forests. Just be prepared for short, dark days. The permanent twilight is an acquired taste for activities, but – agreeable weather dependant – a pitch-dark canvas for the Northern Lights. Read more about Finland in winter.

Northern Lights in Finland

The indigenous Sámi have long whispered about the Northern Lights in Finland. Some believe that the aurora borealis is the souls of the dead passing over – and it’s certainly true that spotting the flickering lights in the silence of the Finnish wilderness is a near-spiritual experience. The Northern Lights are elusive, so follow the lead of a local guide who’ll obsessively check weather charts, aurora forecasts and know how to navigate the sub-zero winter darkness in a snowmobile or sled. A sauna and warm glögi will be waiting for you when you get back.

Summer vacations in Finland

Finland has a hugely underrated surprise up its sleeve: summertime. Much of the country briefly shrugs off its snowy cloak, revealing Nordic-red lakeside cabins, hiking and running trails through sun-dappled forests, and long, empty roads you can explore on a self drive vacation. Brown bears wake up from hibernation in the Wild Taiga, so you can have a go at tracking them on a wildlife vacation. It’s all a little like following Alice through the looking glass and into an alternate universe.

Types of tours & vacations in Finland

Winter adventures are the most popular type of vacation in Finland. Itineraries live up to expectations (snow, huskies, log cabins), but the best ones also challenge them by introducing you to Sámi culture. Finns have made the inaccessible accessible, thanks to ingenious modes of travel (husky sled, anyone?); great for energetic, adventurous families. And huskies aren’t the only four-legged beasts worth seeing. Set your sights on Finland in summer to watch out for wildlife like bears, wolves and wolverines.

Where to go on vacation in Finland

If it’s your first vacation to Finland, chances are that you’ll wind up in Finnish Lapland. Our vacations take a look at the region beyond Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi – AKA a vast white canvas waiting for showshoe and sled tracks that’ll be wiped clean by the next belch of snowfall. It’s also the heart of Sámi culture. Wildlife vacations make tracks for the Wild Taiga, but you can also hike from hut to hut along the lakes or self drive from national park to national park.
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