Find the best place to stay — Lapland

Where to stay around Lapland?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,056 holiday lettings near Lapland. From 949 houses to 88 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lapland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lapland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lapland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Levi Ski Resort: 123 holiday homes
  • Rovaniemi: 87 holiday homes
  • Yllas Ski Resort: 213 holiday homes
  • Itä-Lappi: 538 holiday homes
  • Kittilä: 354 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lapland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lapland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lapland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Äkäslompolo: 213 holiday lettings
  • Saariselkä: 33 holiday lettings
  • Sirkka: 117 holiday lettings
  • Kuusamo: 467 holiday lettings
  • Kemi: 34 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lapland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lapland are:

  • Ivalo Airport (IVL): 39 self catering accommodations
  • Rovaniemi Airport (RVN): 38 self catering accommodations
  • Kittila Airport (KTT): 288 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lapland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lapland. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Levi Ski Resort: 123 holiday rentals
  • Yllas Ski Resort: 213 holiday rentals
  • Saariselkä Sport Resort: 35 holiday rentals
  • Kellokas Visitor Centre: 215 holiday rentals
  • University of Lapland: 37 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lapland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental house or cabin in Lapland your home away from home

Lapland is a magical land of snow high in the Arctic Circle of Finland. The stunning, silent white landscape of hills carpeted in snow laden trees cannot fail to endear adults and thrill children, especially as the insinuation of Father Christmas is never far on Lapland holidays when children are present. But Lapland holidays are not just magic for children; summer or winter, trips to Lapland are the most incredible way to escape, relax and get back to nature.

Things to do in Lapland

Many families take Lapland holidays during the winter as the ultimate Christmas break. A snow covered Lapland log cabin could not be a more special place to spend Christmas, especially as you will never go for long without seeing some of the millions of beautiful reindeer in Lapland. There are many ways to tour the region during the winter, whether on cross country skis, skidoo, husky sled or, the most popular way to travel during a winter holiday in Lapland, by reindeer drawn sleigh.

As a winter sports destination, Lapland is virtually unheard of, but that is certainly not to say that the skiing and snowboarding in Lapland is not of the highest quality. Snow is guaranteed from December until April, queues are non-existent and the thought of crowded slopes is almost laughable. Whether you are completely new to skiing or a seasoned expert, you will never have had an experience like a skiing trip to Lapland. The wonderfully fluffy, dry snow is a treat to ski, and snowboarders, skiers and cross-country skiers have no end of route possibilities. There are some excellent ski schools to visit, and the resorts of Levi, Luosto, Ruka, Salla and Yllas will extend the warmest welcome you have ever experienced.

In summer, the region is completely different. Much of the snow has gone, but the reindeer in Lapland remain wandering free among the woods. Cycling and canoeing holidays are absolutely fantastic, and absolute peace abounds. Taking out a boat and a fishing rod is an absolute joy, with perch, trout and pike the most regular catches. You can even try gold-panning in the rivers, and let your Lapland holiday pay for itself!

Trips to Lapland are a real joy as the locals are astonishingly friendly. You will often be invited to sit around a large fire in the evening, enjoying a drink, a little food and a great night’s entertainment. You may even be able to enjoy a smoke sauna.

Places to visit on holiday in Lapland

Levi is one of the best places to take a skiing holiday in Lapland. Cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding holidays are fantastic and there are plenty of ski schools should you need it. The huge, wide slopes are perfect for learners whilst anyone wishing to try cross-country skiing, there are 230km of trails to take. There are also a half pipe, snow park and a great range of children’s slopes.

Weather in Lapland

The summers are surprisingly warm in Lapland, with daily temperatures often reaching up to around 20˚C, and the days are staggeringly long, with sensational sunsets as the sun just skims the horizon. The winters are obviously cold, dipping as far as -30˚C at times.

Travel to Lapland

Kittila Airport is a tiny airport in Lapland, and receives regular flights from the Helsinki on Finnair. The trip to Lapland is well worth taking at any time of year.