Lapland…By Kirsty Leggatt

by Susannah Grant posted on 12 April 2017

If you haven’t yet made a trip to see the Northern Lights — I highly recommend that you put it at top of your bucket list!

We made the trip to Lapland recently and absolutely loved it. It was also a great time of the year to visit — not too cold and we were lucky with lots of sunshine.

We stayed at the Kakslauttanen Artic Resort, which was fabulous and offers a range of different accommodation option such as cabins with personal saunas and glass-topped igloos. We even awake in the morning to s reindeer sleeping right outside our front door!

You can book a number of snow-based activities. We did a four-hour husky sledding safari, a two-hour hunting the northern lights tour with reindeer and a fabulous snow mobile safari. We LOVED the activities — who couldn’t enjoy a day with the huskies, followed by zipping across the planes of snow on the back of a snow mobile? It was fabulous fun and definitely something for the whole family to enjoy.

Special clothes are provided for the safaris and tours to keep you warm and snug and the longer tours include a lunch hot soup and warm berry juice!

We were lucky enough to get a few glimpses of the northern lights but the conditions do have to be just so and we, of course, forgot our good camera. IPhone cameras just don’t pick up the colors properly.

This particular resort included breakfast and an evening meal, however the free meal was one selection only so we often found ourselves choosing from the restaurant menu.

A definite must for a winter holiday!!

Our cabin
The resort