How to do Lapland on a budget - blog discussion

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[FONT=&quot]For many, visiting Father Christmas’s ‘home’ in Lapland is a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. Yet costs can often run into £1,000s per person, so we’ve a host of tips to ensure you feel the crunch of snow underfoot, not a crunch on your cash.[/FONT]

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  • RuralDreams
    RuralDreams Forumite Posts: 29 Forumite
    Very informative, I shall be using this guide to plan my trip to Lapland. Has anybody got any recommendations for essential things to do, places to go, time to go?
    If anyone has used this guide or got any tips to add to it for those of us planning on going, your suggestions would be greatly appreciated
  • justinandkirsty
    justinandkirsty Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    We went last year 19th to 24th December (in the school holidays). 2 adults and 1 child for around £1500 for the 5 nights.

    We flew with FinnAir from LHR to RVN (Via HEL) for £160 each return.
    Rented an estate car for 6 days for £120 via a broker
    Spent the first night in a snow igloo (on AirBnbB) for £200
    Did a 25KM (3hr) snowmobile safari and a 6KM husky safari for £150 each
    Did the following 4 nights in a lovely apartment in Rovaniemi for £180
    Reindeer sleigh safari for £15 each
    Entry to Santapark (2days) £30 each
    And then a few pounds here and there in the supermarkets for food
    And loads of other stuff to do for free like sledging and SataWorld.
  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Forumite, Ambassador Posts: 49,217
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    I booked a husky/horse sleigh ride via a local company , cost €70 each . No queue , private transfer there and back , not rushed.

    TUI wanted €140 EACH for a similar trip .
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