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
From US $2940 to US $35008 days ex flights
Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
Small group2023: 9 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 2024: 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 31 Mar, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec, 2025: 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr
From €1826 to €23764 days ex flights
Experience the wilderness by car, snowmobile, skies, huskies
From £1997 to £24445 days inc UK flights
Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finland
Small group2023: 5 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 2024: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar
From €11407 days ex flights
Guided country skiing vacation through remote eastern Finland
Small group2024: 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 19 Mar, 24 Mar, 26 Mar
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.