Christmas holiday getawaysA great holiday idea for any Christmas loving family (especially if you have young ones) is Lapland. While this can be a more expensive trip than some, 2 or 3 days soaking up the magic will make it all seem worthwhile.
Accommodation comes in the form of beautiful log cabins. Prices start from 900 pounds for a family cabin - pretty affordable considering how much a hotel for 5 or so people would be. Check out Finnishlakesidecabins for some great log cabin deals for the independent traveller.
So what to do in the wintry wonderland? First off there are loads of activities to keep the kids entertained, ranging from reindeer rides to mini snowmobiles. You could also cross the Arctic Circle on snow buggies with huskies guiding the way. Not only will you receive a certificate for completing the epic journey, you'll also work up a good appetite. Luckily Lapland is heaving with cafes, restaurants and eateries, where Finnish delicacies like Hernekeitto (peasoup), Lihapullat (Finnish meatballs), smoked fish, pickled herrings, and even little old Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer can be sampled. If you're prepared to try it all, you won't be short on choice.
And if after all that the kids are still after something to do, then there's always a meeting with 'Jolly Old Saint Nick', aka Father Christmas. There are real life Santa Clauses on every corner in Lapland...
Take a chance and go to Lapland this year. There's nowhere better in the world to soak up a truly Christmas atmosphere. Visit Lapland.NordicVisitor or arcticdiscovery for some great Lapland deals.