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Lapland hotels for Christmas vacation

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Lapland hotels for Christmas vacation

Hello! We will be traveling from the United States to Lapland for Christmas 2013 with our 2 children ages 5 & 9. I'm wondering which are the best hotels to stay at? I'm looking for more of a luxury resort, as this will be a trip of a lifetime for us. Any opinions? Also, has anyone booked these trips from the US? Do you know of any US travel agents who have knowledge of these trips? If not, are there reputable recommendations to use elsewhere? Thank-you for your advice

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1. Re: Lapland hotels for Christmas vacation

It's a bit difficult to understand what you are looking for from this request.

There are plenty of great resorts in the Rovaniemi-Saariselka area. They are very good if you're ok with crowds. it

There are also less crowded and more authentic holiday villages, especially in Swedish Lapland. They tend to offer accommodation in rustic cottages, with plenty of activities around but no real luxury in the resort sense.

I personally prefer the latter but it's all a matter of taste.

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2. Re: Lapland hotels for Christmas vacation

Swedish Lapland is much more difficult to reach, and has far less services for tourists compared to the Finnish Lapland (it's also less populated). You won't find any true 5 star luxury resorts or hotels in either side of the border. Most hotels are good 3 - 4-star hotels. Check e.g. Santa's Resort Kakslauttanen (near Saariselkä), Levi and Ruka, they have probably what you are looking for. You can easily do the trip yourself by contacting the central booking offices of the resorts, they will also be able to help you further with the accommodation options.

Finnish ski resorts are never as crowded as the ski resorts e.g. in the Alps.

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