Helen’s family holiday to Lapland –

“Winter holidays with snow don’t always have to be about skiing, so if you fancy something different try Lapland.
Most people think of Lapland as dark all day and extremely cold. In December/January yes it is, however mid-February onwards the days are light from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The daytime temperatures are around -4 degrees with blue skies, so perfect for ski and other winter activities.
This was my third trip to Levi in Lapland. A direct flight from Manchester and only a 15 minute transfer to the resort (no scary uphill winding roads!)
As much as I love to ski, I do like to come home in one piece so the blue and red runs on the south park are ideal (especially for family skiing) The runs are wide and not crowded so it’s very enjoyable and the heated chair lift is always a treat!
Apart from skiing we enjoyed the ice karting which was fantastic, also a snow mobile safari with guides and the helmets and warm clothing were provided for our safety and warmth.
A snow castle with children’s activities has been built and we played mini golf and had races with remote control cars which my son loved!
Husky and Reindeer safaris are great fun and not to forget Santa, who is there for the winter.
The accommodation in Levi varies from wooden cabins to hotels with Spa facilities. Within the town there are plenty of bars and restaurants, supermarkets and shops for souvenirs.
Lapland is not for the extreme skier or for the groups who like the après ski, but for families it’s perfect.
To complete our holiday the northern lights came and danced for us, which was an unbelievable experience.”