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Cheap flights to Lapland

Lapland covers the far northern regions of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, although for most travellers the Finnish part is the true heart of Lapland. The cultural home of the indigenous Sami people, Lapland is completely unlike anywhere else in Europe. For many Europeans, Lapland is considered to be the home of Santa Claus, and there is certainly a magical quality to this northern region. That magic is only heightened by its endless forest, midnight sun, and aurora borealis. Skyscanner's Price Alerts can help you stay on top of any drop in airfare to one of the airports serving Lapland.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Lapland

Despite being above the Arctic Circle, Lapland is a year round destination depending on what you're coming to Lapland to see and do. Christmas is a big deal in Lapland, thanks to the European tradition (especially strong in the United Kingdom) that this is the home of Santa Claus, and winter is the best time to enjoy the holiday cheer. However, winter also has the coldest and darkest months, when days turn into endless nights (although this also makes winter ideal for watching the aurora borealis). In summer temperatures are warmer, usually in the teens, and you can enjoy the famous Midnight Sun when the sun never sets. Spring, meanwhile, offers plenty of skiing and other outdoor activities, although it is also peak mosquito season. With the Whole Month search feature you can easily find out when the cheapest time to get to Lapland is.

Airports in Lapland

Most of the airports to Lapland are in Finland, with Rovaniemi Airport being the main air hub for the region. The airport has seasonal flights to many European cities, including Dublin, London, Cork, Belfast, and Tel Aviv. Ivalo Airport is another important airport with seasonal flights to London, Frankfurt, Manchester, Amsterdam, and more. Kittila Airport, meanwhile, also offers seasonal flights to Zurich, Dusseldorf, and Brussels. All of Finnish Lapland's passenger airports also have scheduled service to Helsinki. In addition, while not what most tourists consider to be Lapland, in Norway the airport at Tromso is served by many major airlines and has flights to destinations throughout Europe.

What to See and Do in Lapland

Deciding what you want to do in Lapland depends on the time of year you arrive. Of course, Santa Claus is a big reason for any visit to Lapland. While there is some debate as to exactly which town in Lapland can rightly claim to be Santa Claus' home, the city of Rovaniemi has the most Santa-related attractions, including a Santa Claus Village, a Santa's Grotto, and a Santa Claus Post Office. Another great thing about Lapland during the winter is that the almost endless nights make for prime aurora borealis viewing.

Spring, meanwhile, is when you can enjoy some dogsledding, skiing, and other winter activities with at least some daylight, although the mosquitoes can get almost unbearably bad when the snow starts to melt. Summer offers the beauty of the Midnight Sun along with excellent opportunities for hiking and spotting reindeer. With Skyscanner's hotel search tool you can find a great hotel to stay at during your Lapland adventure.

Flights to Lapland

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