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Lapland – new for 2019

log cabin

Santa Claus Village Pic Credit: The Mamma Fairy Blog

Last year we went on what was supposed to be a once in lifetime trip to Rovaniemi, Lapland. It so magical and captivating that we have decided to go back again this year. In conversation with Visit Rovaniemi I asked them was there any new activities/ restaurants for 2019.  They very kindly sent me on all the new activities etc which I though might be helpful for return visitors like ourselves.

New Accommodation:

  • Happy Fox: Happy Fox Suites
  • Apukka Resort: 17 new Aurora Cabins, 3  Lappish Komsio Suites.
  • Forenom: Forenom Serviced Apartments Rovaniemi Valtakatu 35, 96200 Rovaniemi.
  • Sky Hotel Ounasvaara opening after renovation as a 4 star hotel.
  • Nova Skyland: New apartments
  • Santa Claus Holiday Village: 14 new Family Suites, each suite fits 2 adults + 3 children.
  • District Rovaniemi: Yurt accommodation.
  • Arctic Dreams House: Private Luxury Experience in Ranua. Wikkelä Villa all inclusive –stays.
  • Snowest Travels: Villa Snowest, Villa for 16 persons (420m2) https://www.snowesttravels.com/villa-snowest/

New Northern Light Activities:

  • Aurora Adventure by Open Fire by Happy Fox

    northern lights

    Pic Credit: Santa Village (shared with permission)

  • Aurora Dinner 3h by Happy Fox
  • Aurora Sky Drive – Chasing Auroras in warmth of glass roof bus by Safartica
  • Aurora Theater – Photography tour with smoked dinner by Safartica
  • Aurora Boat Tour by Simojärven Safarit
  • Northern Lights Skiing by Beyond Arctic
  • Northern Lights Safari with Husky Dogs by Parpalandia
  • Kon-Tiki Tours: Aurora Rovaniemi Package (5 days package) & Lapland Winter –package
  • Beyond Arctic: Cinema & workshop https://beyondarctic.com/cinema-and-workshop


  • Wintery Husky Hugging by Arctic Circle Husky Park
  • Wilderness, silence and huskies by Arctic Circle Husky Park
  • Sirmakko Reindeer Farm + Kota restaurant

    Kids putting their Reima Ski wear to the test Pic Credit: The Mamma Fairy Blog

  • Ounasvaara Outdoor Resort: More Children-friendly option for skiing
  • Ranua Zoo: Alpaca farm -visits
  • Arctic Lifestyle: Ice carting with new carts and timekeeping system
  • Arctic Design Shop: Luggage storage network BAGBNB


Thanks so much to Visit Rovaniemi for the above list, we cant wait to try out some of the above.

For more on our trip Lapland:

  • Lapland on a budget – our how to guide – here
  • Dressing for Lapland – here


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