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Finland Ski Resort Guide

Why Finland?

Finland/Lapland has been getting more popular amongst the British market in recent years especially for beginner and intermediate skiers of those with families. The thing is – the mountain may not have the vertical but they do have uncrowded gentle slopes and plenty to do when you’re not skiing. You need to pick the right time to go though as temperatures vary wildly between -1 down to -30 (don’t worry you can hire extra thermal clothing in resort) and daylight times are key – as December has as little as 5 daylight hours which gradually increase over the winter months to march April time when you’ll get up to 15 hours a day.

The possibilities for other activities are so varied that this country gives excellent choices for those looking for a little more than just a ski holiday experience.

Have you ever fancied watching the Northern lights from a glass-topped igloo or a snowmobile safari? Have you ever been on a husky or large dog sled ride? How about a reindeer safari? And of course if you go in late November or early December you can’t miss the obligatory trip to see the real home of the real Santa!

Popular Ski Resorts In Finland

Levi is one of the most popular resorts in Lapland Finland as it has the most extensive ski area in Finland.

Yllas has stunning scenery and is only a few kilometres from Levi – you can combine the two lift passes to get more piste bashing done. There are a variety of excursions you can add on to your trip such as snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing, or perhaps a Northern lights walk.

Saariselka has a smaller ski area (12km) then the other main resorts in Finland, however, it does have lots of other safaris and excursions to choose from.

Cross country skiers will be in their element with 230km of prepared trails.

  • Language
    Finnish
  • Resorts we feature
    4
  • Visas required
    None
  • Local time GMT
    +2 hours
  • Flight time (approx)
    3.5 hours
  • Currency
    Euro

Ideal Resorts

Families

Perfect – especially if you combine with a trip to see Santa.

Self-catering Apartments in Finland

Finland skiing holidays are becoming increasingly more popular, for many who book them the added bonus is a chance to see the Northern Lights as well as a bit of skiing.

We have some wonderful apartments in Finland which make a great base for a skiing holiday with family or friends.

Our apartments are available in the most popular ski resorts in Finland such as Levi, Pyha, Yllas and the most furtherly north ski resort of Saariselka located high in the Arctic Circle.

Ski Hotels In Finland

We offer a limited but highly recommended list of ski hotels in Finland. Our most popular ski resorts in Finland include Levi and Yllas. All will offer a sauna or hot tub which is ideal for relaxing after a day on the ski slopes of Finland.

For many a skiing holiday to Finland is a much about a chance to see the Northern lights, as it is about the skiing and the chances of spotting this natural spectacle is very high, particularly if you travel in January or early February.

Après Ski in Finnish Ski Resorts

Après ski in Finland is quiet, if you are a party animal the après is centred around your hotel bar – and will be pretty sedated.

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