Finnish Lapland is a mythical, exotic land that conjures up visions of reindeer, native herders and northern lights. Well, it is all true – but you might not realise how easy it actually is to reach Lapland and enjoy a fantastic holiday with your whole family.
For one, Lapland is easy to reach by air and then traverse by car or coach, as distances are reasonable. You can still get away from it all just as easily as you can enjoy all the luxuries and security of modern life. No matter where you are, you can always trust you will be taken care of, should you or your offspring need any help.
Once you reach your destination, hitting the ski slopes or cross-country tracks is probably the first thing on your mind. Don’t worry if you’re a bit rusty or indeed a first-timer, there is no safer place to learn.
Finnish ski resorts are typically moderate, mellow and meticulously maintained. Larger resorts, such as Levi, can accommodate skiers of all levels with slopes from beginner green to World Cup black diamond.
Safety starts with planning and maintenance, but experienced slope professionals are just as important. Ski patrols and teachers are all trained and certified to make sure everyone has a good time.
The ski schools make an effort to provide lessons for all skill levels and nationalities – everyone you meet will speak fluent English as well as some other languages.
If you want to start preparing for your skiing holiday in Lapland, brush up on slope etiquette here.