Lapland is a gorgeous destination in the northernmost region of Finland. Every season brings a new adventure in this area of the world. The beautiful summer days are encompassed in sunlight 24/7. The colder winter days and nights are surrounded by darkness. However, the dancing Northern Lights will brighten the sky during the winter just when you need it the most! There is no bad time to schedule a mom getaway in Lapland. This is excellent news if you cannot get away from the stress of work and the hectic schedule of your family during prime travel time. So, if you have been wanting to cross a destination off your bucket list, Lapland should be your first choice when it comes to getting away from it all.
There are an abundance of hotels, hostels, cottages, and Airbnb’s to choose from when you are taking a vacation in Lapland. However, if you truly want to make this a memorable vacation for the books, you must consider an accommodation that is out of the box.
My favorite accommodation for a mom getaway in Lapland is one of the igloos. You can choose an igloo made of ice or glass. The igloos made of glass are much warmer thanks to the electric heaters. And yet, you still get the feel of sleeping in an igloo where there is nothing but glass between you and the beautiful surroundings.
While the igloos come complete with a bathroom and small kitchen, the best part is they are excellent for viewing the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed.
Another stunning winter option would be staying inside a snow hotel within a snow village. The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new theme. While the scenery may be different each year, the ambiance never is. So, if you decide to make a vacation in Lapland a tradition, you can return to enjoy the ice chapel, ice restaurant, and ice bar.
If an igloo or snow hotel isn’t on your list, you can always consider a treehouse hotel. A room in a treehouse would be perfect for summer nights when you can sit outside amongst nature.
So, I already mentioned that the sun shines all day and night during the summer. And winter is full of darkness. But what about the weather for your mom getaway in Lapland? What should you expect depending on the time of year you visit?
Well, Lapland appears to have eight seasons instead of the traditional four! Yet, to keep things simple, let’s talk about the main seasons of the region.
The winter months brings a coating of snow, creating a majestic winter wonderland. Those are the months you will want to visit during if you have been dreaming of white powdery snow everywhere.
The spring brings slightly warmer weather and yet, you can still ski and snowshoe. Once summer hits, the snow will be mostly gone under the never-ending shining sun. You can experience the beauty of Lapland all day and night, but the Northern Lights will never appear. That alone is one reason to schedule your visit for another time of the year.
The fall in Lapland brings brilliant rustic colors. It is an excellent time to hike and explore, while capturing the countryside in photographs to share with friends back home.
Your kids may think you are boring, because, well, all moms are, especially if the kids are teenagers. But you can easily have a blast during your mom getaway in Lapland, thanks to all the thrilling activities that are available. I guarantee you can pack your days completely with exciting activities. And when nighttime comes, you can choose whether to keep going or crash for one of the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time!
I recommend beginning with a little husky sledding. After all, you know you won’t be able to resist the cuddly dogs! During the winter months, you can venture out on safari, as the dogs take you to see some incredible scenery. If you happen to visit during the warmer summer months, then a visit to the husky kennel is still advised. And don’t worry, when you visit the kennel, you will walk away with a wealth of information. That is when the dogs start to prepare for the following winter, so it is all about training, relaxing, and having fun.
No mom can vacation in Lapland and not take advantage of the fabulous sauna experiences! There are numerous saunas in Lapland. I would recommend visiting numerous saunas, so you can experience all the different forms. The reason for this is the wooden and smoke saunas are much different than the electric and ice saunas.
Remember, as a mom, you deserve a little time to yourself. A visit to a sauna is an excellent way to unwind and relax, as you have this time away from the hustle and bustle of real life.
One of the most popular attractions to visit in Lapland is the Santa Claus Village. You may not have your kids with you during your vacation in Lapland, but that doesn’t mean that the kid in you can’t come out for a little bit! During your visit, you can get into the Christmas spirit while walking through the village, checking on the reindeer, and giving Santa your children’s’ (and your) wish lists.
The Levi Ice Gallery is a phenomenal place to visit during the winter months. The six-kilometer trail takes you on an adventure to see multiple ice carved sculptures. The gallery is next to the restaurant, so you can easily grab a bite to eat and a drink during your adventure.
The Luosto Amethyst Mine is only open during the summer months. Therefore, if you want this on your Lapland itinerary, we must plan your vacation there accordingly. When you are not mining for amethyst, you will find yourself staring out at the view of Pyhä-Luosto National Park.
There are a few things you must know before you begin to plan your mom getaway in Lapland. The tips I like to share the most include:
All moms need time away from home and Lapland is the perfect mom getaway destination! I can easily help you plan a vacation in Lapland that gives you everything you want and so much more. And trust me when I say you will be more than ready to tackle the challenges that will be waiting for you back at work and home when your vacation is over!
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