Beautiful bright red lingonberries in autumn, Finnish Lapland

Beautiful bright red lingonberries in autumn, Finnish Lapland
Snow covered trees under the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland
Traditional Sami boots made from reindeer skin and fur in Finnish Lapland

Finland Holidays

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A fairy-tale realm for flora, fauna and folklore, Finland’s 22 billion trees make it one of the most densely forested places on Earth. Breathe green air on hikes, forage from nature’s bountiful larder and sled, ski or snowshoe through a frozen wonderland where only the whispers of swaying boughs can be heard.

Finland Holidays

Whether you're looking to head deep into the snowy Lappish wilderness or prefer to discover life under the midnight sun, we can organise an itinerary in Finland to suit you. Below you'll find a selection of our favourite holiday ideas for inspiration.

From our initial enquiry right through to a courtesy call upon our return we received nothing but excellent advice, great communications and completely honest responses to all of our questions. Our holiday to Finland was amazing!

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Firm believers in ‘jokamiehenoikeus’ – a freedom to roam – Finns treat the outdoors like their own front room. Multiple walking trails wind around silver-streaked tree trunks veiled by lichen, leading to swimmable, pristine lakes and secluded hides set up for the viewing of wolverines and brown bears.

Here, the seasons are crisply distinct. In autumn – or ‘ruska’ – treetops blaze russet and auburn, mosses smoulder like embers, and dining tables are piled high with mushrooms and berries. And as dark nights take their grip, landscapes glow brilliant white, while reliably cloud-free skies dance with swirls of northern lights.

Even in easy-going capital city Helsinki, art and design is shaped by the wilderness and a thriving sauna culture provides an opportunity to connect with people and place. Inhale the scent of burning wood, relax muscles in soothing heat and share in storytelling sessions as never-ending as those stretches of pine, beech and fir.

Highlights of Finland

View up a street adorned with bunting towards the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland's capital

Helsinki City Breaks

Finland’s elegant capital is bursting with culture. Like other Scandinavian cities it thrives around the clock, offering countless possibilities for sightseers and bon vivants alike. By day admire Helsinki’s grand classical architecture or shop in the world-famous design district. By night visit the opera or sample some of capital’s numerous bars and bustling night cafes. No trip to Helsinki would be complete without a relaxing proper Finnish sauna, followed by a cold Lapin Kulta beer.  

The northern lights over the igloos at Levin Iglut Golden Crown in Finnish Lapland

Glass Igloos & Domes

For aurora hunters desperate to catch a glimpse of the celestial light show but not so keen on enduring the freezing winter temperatures, Finnish Lapland offers the perfect solution. Igloo villages are scattered throughout the north of the country. With entire roofs made of heated glass, lucky guests can watch bright green shimmering ribbons from the comfort of their very own bed. From the luxurious Golden Crown in Levi to the family-friendly Arctic Snow Village in Rovaniemi, get in touch to find out more

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Brown bear peering into the camera in the woods in Finland

Bear Watching

Bears hold a revered mythical status in Finnish folklore. In the densely forested region of Finland’s eastern borderlands, broken up by tumbling rivers and glistening lakes, wild bears along with wolverines, wolves, elks and reindeer inhabit the pristine and beautiful wilderness. In the Wild Taiga area, between 1,500-2,000 bears live within the lush vegetation. Embark on a bear watching excursion to catch of glimpse of these remarkable creatures, best sighted between May and September when they have finished hibernating and are busy feeding in the berry-filled swamps.

A group of people outside a sauna on the edge of a lake in Finland

Sauna Culture

Whilst saunas are popular all over the world, in Finland they have become a national necessity entwined within the very roots of the country’s culture. In this country of 5.5 million inhabitants, it is estimated that there are between two and three million saunas. Historically significant as sites linked to birth and death, the modern weekly sauna tradition now represents a chance to relax and connect with family and friends whilst sinking into physical and spiritual cleansing.

Wonderful Places to stay in Finland

Aerial view of an aurora cabin in the snowy wilderness at Aurora Village in Finnish Lapland

Aurora Village

Located high above the Arctic Circle, surrounded by a wild woodland where resident reindeer roam, this secluded and elegant retreat is home to 28 luxurious glass-roof cabins.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Wilderness Hotel Inari aerial view in winter

Wilderness Hotel Inari

From log cabins and glass-roof domes to spacious wilderness hotel rooms, there is a great deal of choice in accommodation at this exceptional resort found perched on the edge of Lake Inari.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Villa Adele at Hawkhill Cottage Resort in Finland

Hawkhill Cottage Resort


Nuuksio National Park, Finland

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Exterior of Arctic Treehouse in Finnish Lapland during winter

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

The Grand Designs of Lapland holiday accommodation, each private suite, with its exclusive Scandinavian design, includes a glass feature wall providing unlimited views of the glittering forest and winter skies.

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

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Northern Lights over the glass igloos at Snowhotel in Finnish Lapland

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

The glass igloos here are far enough from the light pollution of the city to enjoy fabulous displays of the magical Aurora Borealis. The Snow Hotel built each year offers guests the chance to spend a night on a bed of ice.

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

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Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Set amidst the forested feels of Finland, this charming retreat is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway. Enjoy wholesome, locally-sourced food, cooked to perfection.

Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland

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Javri Lodge

Locals Juha and Katja Mehtajarv opened this exquisite adult-only lodge in 2016. It's the perfect place for couples seeking luxurious isolation and the very highest of standards in hospitality.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Nellim Wilderness Hotel main building with northern lights above it

Nellim Wilderness Lodge

Warm, welcoming and wonderful - adventures of a lifetime await at this well established resort that provides an extraordinary range of accommodation including log cabins and Aurora bubbles.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Luxurious glass-roof igloos at Levin Iglut Golden Crown resort in Finnish Lapland

Levin Iglut Golden Crown Glass Igloos

These luxurious and spacious glass igloos are located just 5km from Finland's largest ski resort. Hit the slopes during the day and enjoy aurora displays from the comfort of your very own bed after dark.

Levi, Finnish Lapland

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Hotel St. George

Helsinki's finest five star hotel, set in a former printing house that dates back to 1840. Hotel St George captures the city’s love of style, art and culture.

Helsinki, Finland

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Arctic Fox Igloo, winter in Finnish Lapland

Arctic Fox Igloos

Deep in the Finnish Lapland, 20 glass igloos can be found perched on the shores of the Lake Ranuanjärvi offering a phenomenal opportunity to witness the Aurora Borealis.

Ranua, Finnish Lapland

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Wilderness Hotel Nangu

Situated on the shores of Lake Inari, the cosy cabins at Wilderness Hotel Nangu offer both comfortable, rustic interiors and spectacular views of the wilderness beyond.

Inari, Finland

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Villa Cone Beach in Finland covered in snow in winter

Villa Cone Beach

Set in splendid isolation, surrounded by the wilderness, experience complete privacy, peace and quiet during a stay at this exquisite turreted manor house in East Finland.

Kuhmo, Finland

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The bedroom at the Eagle View Suite, Hotelli Iso-Syöte, Finnish Lapland

Hotel Iso-Syöte

Set deep in Southern Finland, Hotelli Iso-Syöte offers heart-stopping views of the surrounding hinterland. The boutique hotel has a variety of accommodations ranging from beautifully designed rooms and experience suites to spacious cottages.

Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland

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Lilla Roberts

A fabulous Art Deco-style boutique hotel, located in the uber-cool design district of Finland's thriving capital. The city's finest museums, restaurants and bars are just a short stroll away.

Helsinki, Finland

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Riekkola Wilderness Cabin


Nourgam, Finland

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Exterior of Levi Spirit cabin in Finland

Levi Spirit

Blending into the beautiful Finnish Landscape, Levi Spirit’s nine luxury villas are cosy hideaways nestled amongst Lapland’s wilderness.

Levi, Finland

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Hilltop Forest in Inkoo, Finland

Hilltop Forest

Nestled in a 16 hectare private forest, revel in the bliss of complete privacy at this boutique resort. Located outside Finland's bustling capital, the tree hideaway cabins and forest spa offer views of the enchanting surrounding woodlands.

Inkoo, Finland

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Accommodation and lake at the Bear Centre, East Finland.

Bear Centre

A wildlife enthusiast's haven, Bear Centre provides the chance to immerse yourself into the lives of these magnificent creatures nestled deep in the heart of the Kuhmo region of Finland.

Lentiira, East Finland

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Finland in Pictures

Arctic Light Hotel under the northern lights in Rovaniemi, Finland
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Traditional Sami boots made from reindeer skin and fur in Finnish Lapland
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We can plan your tailor-made trip of a lifetime to Finland.