Visiting Lapland was one of the top items on my bucket list and visiting in real life felt like a dream! We flew to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland at the end of our month long holiday in the UK, Iceland and Scandinavia. We were in Rovaniemi for just over 24 hours (about a day and a half) and managed to fit so much in during this time. Lapland is a winter wonderland and our visit couldn’t have been anymore perfect if we’d tried. It is an expensive part of the world and so we thought we’d share a breakdown of the cost of visiting Rovaniemi to help others when planning their trip of a lifetime to Lapland.
- Baguette at Helsinki Airport = €10
- Flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi with Norwegian (2x Adults) = €95.89
- Transfer from Rovaniemi Airport to Santa Claus Village = €10
- Luggage Storage at Santa Claus Village = €10
- Breakfast at the Christmas House = €20
- Reindeer Ride (x2) = €36
- Entrance to Husky Park = €20
- 2x Hot Chocolates = €6
- Souvenirs = €30
- Transfer from Santa Claus Village to Arctic Snow Hotel = €30
- Drinks at Arctic Snow Hotel = €36
- Drinks at Ice Bar = €20
- Arctic SnowHotel Suite, Dinner & Snow Sauna = €540
- Dog Sledding with BearHill Husky = €278 (inclusive of €20 transfer fee).
- Takeaway lunch in Rovaniemi (HesBurger) = €20
- Taxi from downtown Rovaniemi to Rovaniemi Airport = €20
- Coffee & chocolate bar at Rovaniemi Airport = €19
- Flights from Rovaniemi to London Gatwick with EasyJet (2x adults) = €173.96
In total our “24 hours” in Finnish Lapland cost us €1374.85 ($2,235 AUD)
We were actually there a bit longer than 24 hours as we arrived around 8am and flew out at 6pm the next day. It was an expensive day and a half, however I honestly think it was worth every cent.
We splurged and did all the activities we wanted to at Santa’s Village, booked a snow suite at the SnowHotel and went dog sledding. It was a once in a lifetime experience and even though we were only there for a short time, it felt like we were there for much longer as we did so much in that time, even with there being minimal daylight (around 10am – 5pm).
I love Lapland and would return in a heartbeat, it is a real life winter wonderland. We personally felt that whilst it was expensive, it was more reasonable than we’d thought it would be and it was worth every cent. Hopefully this will help you with the cost of visiting Rovaniemi when planning your holiday.