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 costs from our visit to help others when planning their trip of a lifetime to Rovaniemi.
- 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.