Lapland with kids

Lapland with kids, all planned and taken care for. Are you looking for something with no big groups, no stress, and somebody there to entertain the little ones? You found the right page.

We’ll visit Santa and his reindeer, get to cuddle huskies (and parents get to mush them too). But most importantly, we get to play a lot. Slides, marshmallows on campfire, fairy tale forests, snow fights… you name it, all the fun the local kids can do, your kids will too. We can even bake ginger breads with them. If you’re three generations traveling together, we make sure everybody is comfortable with the activities and conditions.

We’re already booking for December 2019 – April 2020


When you travel in Lapland with kids, we plan the programme around them and make sure they have a holiday which they will remember always.  We have child seats in the car and provide some Finnish extra clothing for the little ones. Check out our Tripadvisor reviews, we’re recommended by many families.

Customize your winter holiday in Lapland with kids

See also our other exciting outdoor itinerary Northern lights route from Rovaniemi to Tromso. Just like any of our tours, this one too can be tailored to suit your family.

See the example itineraries above, and contact us to start planning your holiday

Here’s one way to plan your holiday with kids. The length of your trip with us can be anything between 5-14 days, we are happy to tailor the perfect holiday for your family! Departure flight can be from Rovaniemi, Kittilä or even Tromso in Norway!

We include 1-3 nights of northern lights search in the tour, your guide will choose the nights when the possibilities of seeing them are the greatest.

Days 1-2: Arrival at Rovaniemi, self-guided day
-Visit Santa’s village; meet Santa Claus, ride a reindeer, visit a snow castle, be an elf for a day, and have fun in the snow

Days 3-4: Ylläs with a guide
Husky safari, playing in the snow, northern lights

Days 5-7: Kilpisjärvi with a guide

Visit the local reindeer herder, whose family has been herding reindeer in the region for 10 generations. We take part in their daily routines of feeding the animals, which allows us to get very close to the animals and enjoy a dinner with the family. Accommodate in a unique glass igloo.

Winter fun in the snow. Your guide will take you out on skis or snowshoes, we can take a sledge and enjoy the slopes. Ever heard of a kick sledge? Whatever winter fun you have always wanted to try, today is the day.

Days 8: Departure day


Here’s one way to plan your holiday in Lapland with kids. The length of your trip with us can be anything between 5-14 days, we are happy to tailor the perfect holiday for your family!

Day 1
Fly to Tromso, our guide will pick up from the aiport, transfer to Kilpisjärvi via a scenic route along the fjords.

Days 2-4
Family winter fun activities with our guides. Snowshoeing, skiing, toboggan, huskies and reindeer farm visit. Campfires and hot chocolate, maybe baking ginger breads. Everything is tailored to suit your kid ages. And remember, we have quality local clothing for them to keep them warm.

Day 5
Return to Tromso & fly home.  Or why not extend the holiday by a day or two in Tromso. There’s a lot of great activities for families.

To book your place, you will need to pay a 30% deposit. The rest of the trip will be paid 7 day prior, or on arrival to Kilpisjärvi.

The deposit is non-refundable. If you do need to cancel please notify us as soon as possible so we can notify our vendors. Cancellations are accepted in writing, by email or by phone. We reserve the right to change the tour itinerary due to altered circumstances and conditions. We will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services that are not utilized as a result.

Adventure by Design is registered in the Finnish register of package travel agencies and has has lodged security against e.g. advance payments for travel.

Gareth – a Kiwi settled in Lapland, loves to do all those things he could not as a kid in New Zealand, like have a snow fight or bury himself in snow. Takes awesome photos too.

Elina & the other girls. A great bunch of Finnish ladies, who don’t believe in growing old. Give them a reason to go outside and have fun, and there will be loud laughter and usually hot chocolate.

Occasionally, you will be joined by one of our special guide dogs too.


Up close and personal with the reindeer
Reindeer smile