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Winter Lapland by Discover the World

Husky sledding in Finland © Iso-Syote

Its hard to put your finger on what lures people to the far north in winter. For some, it's the untouched snow-laden scenery, for others it's the howl of the huskies and other snowy activities. And for many, witnessing the enchanting northern lights is their dream. Our inspiring collection of Lapland winter breaks covers a wide range of holidays - a romantic break in a cosy Finnish log cabin; a coastal cruise along Norway's stunning fjords; or a stay in Sweden's Abisko National Park, one the world's best places for aurora sightings.

Its hard to put your finger on what lures people to the far north in winter. For some, it's the untouched snow-laden scenery, for others it's the howl of the huskies and other snowy activities. And for many, witnessing the enchanting northern lights is their dream. Our inspiring collection of Lapland winter breaks covers a wide range of holidays - a romantic break in a cosy Finnish log cabin; a coastal cruise along Norway's stunning fjords; or a stay in Sweden's Abisko National Park, one the world's best places for aurora sightings.

Winter Lapland Holidays

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Located deep within the taiga forest of eastern Finland, Muotka Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for a winter holiday. By day go reindeer sledging, husky sledding or snowmobiling, while by night relax beside a roaring fire before going in search of the aurora in the clear skies above. Choose from a 3, 4 or 6 night stay in this picturesque lodge.

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Combine the coastal city of Tromso in northern Norway with Svalbard's capital and the northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, for an insight into life in the Arctic. To appreciate the dramatic, unspoiled scenery, join a snowmobile or husky sled excursion into the wilderness. The polar night often plays host to impressive aurora displays.

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Nangu is a new adult-only boutique hotel on the southern shore of Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland - offering breathtaking open views which are perfect for witnessing the northern lights. Stay for 3, 4 or 7 nights on a fully inclusive basis, with accommodation, transfers, meals and thrilling winter activities all included.

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For the best of both worlds, this short winter break in Norway combines secluded Malangen Resort with lively Tromso, just 90 minutes north. With a choice of stylish accommodation, Malangen is set amongst stunning natural surroundings with views over the fjord to the mountains beyond. It's the ideal place for superb northern lights watching .

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