After David Beckham’s visit to the city’s finest clinic, all eyes have been on the Finnish city of Turku.
Escaping to your very own private island is usually something reserved for celebrities and the über rich, however this is not necessarily the case in Finland.
You will be guaranteed snow in Finland this February half term when you go skiing 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle with Small Families, the UK’s leading operator for single parent holidays.
Take your child to see Santa in the run up to Christmas with Esprit holidays, who are offering three night trips for a family of Four from £1399 on the 23rd December, to include three nights’ accommodation, return flights, transfers, a husky dog sled ride, reindeer sleigh ride and a private meeting with the man himself, travelling by sleigh.
The white Christmas is traditional to British culture, but it is a rare occurrence in the UK. The last official Christmas snowfall was in 2004 and this year reports predict that the likes of London have just a 10% chance of seeing a single snowflake on the 25th December. However, if you are dreaming of waking up on Christmas morn to a blanket of the white stuff you could head to Lapland to enjoy the ultimate magical family break.
Christmas is getting off to a flying start for around 100 children, parents and teachers as family holiday company First Choice and its airline Thomson Airways jet them off to snowy Lapland for a fairytale trip of a lifetime.
Travellers are realising that snow is good for a lot more than just skiing, according to The Adventure Company. The adventure tour operator has seen its winter multi-activity trips rise in popularity this season as travellers look for more varied and unusual ways to embrace the European winter.
You can be guaranteed a white Christmas this year with Small Families, the UK’s leading operator for single parent holidays. Travel 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle to the Finnish town of Ivalo and have all the snow you want - and of course have the chance to meet Santa Claus!
Learn how to be a husky musher in Finland or a gaucho in Argentina on one of the 13 new trips launched by The Adventure Company.
As you would expect from the home of Santa Claus, Finland knows how to celebrate Christmas and the country’s capital Helsinki is particularly atmospheric over the Christmas period.
This October Visit Finland invites you to explore the magic of Finnish Lapland with a stunning collection of images and artifacts at the National Geographic Store in Regent Street and for the first time, will also be exhibiting at the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show.
On November 12, the Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new routes from Lappeenranta, Finland, to the Estonian capital of Tallinn and to the Latvian capital of Riga, offering convenient connections to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Mediterranean region.
On October 1, the Latvian airline airBaltic started operations on the Turku –Tallinn route. This is the first Estonia-Finland link for airBaltic.
It’s official – the countdown to Christmas has begun with Season’s Greetings cards in the shops and bumper biscuit boxes and chocolates lining the shelves and just 86 days to go! So get even more in the Christmas Spirit by booking a magical holiday to Lapland with First Choice to see Santa this winter.
The Northern Lights may be as old as the earth but in 2010 there are four new ways to discover this awe inspiring phenomenon. Chase it down or wait for it to find you, these are experiences for couples and families alike.
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