Its never too early to start thinking about Christmas (can’t believe I’m saying that). We had the most magical 3 days with our children in Lapland, Finland. Here is my review of our trip staying in Torassieppi Lapland at the Torassieppi Reindeer Farm.
This tiny remote village is home to Finland’s oldest Reindeer farm which has been in the same family since 1847. Its remote location with beautiful surroundings and large lake really adds some magic to the trip. Our accommodation consisted of a basic cabin with two bedrooms, a small living area with kitchenette and a small shower room. I say basic, but very adequate and clean.
The on site restaurant was only a short walk from our cabin and served home cooked Finnish style meals, which we all enjoyed.
We also got the chance to have our last meal in a traditional Finnish Kota (wooden Tepee), where we had salmon cooked over an open fire.
Another great feature of staying here are the Aurora Domes which are situated right on the lakes edge. We decided to upgrade and stay in one of these on our last night (best decision ever) and we were lucky enough to see the Northern lights over the frozen lake. This was a once in a lifetime experience that my hubby and I will never forget!
The great thing about staying here is that all the activities start directly from the cabins so no need to get any transfers. Our trip included a husky ride, reindeer ride, snowmobile safari and of course a visit to see the big man in red himself!
All these activities were amazing and all very well organised and ran smoothly.
The visit to Father Christmas is something we won’t forget in a hurry. These trips are all private for each family and everything is carefully thought out to make it as special as possible.
Fun in the snow
We had such fun having snowballs fights and making snow angels on the frozen lake. There was also lots of opportunities for the kids to use sledges and doughnuts to travel down a slope onto the lake.
Another great feature at Torassieppi Lapland is the Ice Village which was open one evening for us to have a drink at the ice bar. Something different for the kids to experience. Just beware, spilt hot chocolate in an igloo is hard to cover up!
If you are considering a trip to Lapland I can not recommend Torassieppi Reindeer Farm enough. We booked our trip through Magic of Lapland, they also provided a great service from the moment we booked. Early booking is advised, we booked about 11 months in advance.
It is definitely a holiday that will stay with us forever!