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How to take your corporate Christmas event to a stratospheric level



13 December 2023

The end of the year marks the start of a new one and a time that many companies choose to gather their teams and celebrate the successes of the last twelve months, and plan for the next ones. Most choose a bingo party, or a cocktail making session. However, for those who want to go an extra mile, why not go an extra couple of thousands of miles.

Nestled in the northernmost reaches of Europe, Lapland is a magical destination that transcends the ordinary. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and, of course, being the official hometown of Santa Claus. Lapland is emerging as an exceptional choice for meetings and events in particular in December. And it’s easy to see why…

Getting to Lapland is an adventure in itself, and the journey is part of the experience. Served by three airports, several major airlines operate direct flights, especially during winter months.

For an added experience, take the Santa Claus Express from Helsinki taking up to 12 hours and offering a scenic journey through Finnish landscapes; or an overnight train, again from Helsinki, allowing you to wake up in the Arctic Circle feeling refreshed and ready for the adventure ahead.

Whether you choose the magical route of Santa Claus Express, or a direct flight to Lapland's airports, the journey to Lapland is an integral part of the enchanting experience that awaits you in this winter wonderland.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences that’ll never be forgotten

Whether you want to share great results or launch a new product, the landscape promotes a feel good vibe, warmth and positive energy despite the cold. Lapland, with its unique blend of natural wonders and cultural richness, offers a plethora of activities that cater to a diverse range of visitors. Whether your attendees are nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or just looking to be immersed in local culture, Lapland has something for everyone.

  • Husky safari in LaplandHusky Safari: Strengthen team bonds with an exhilarating husky safari through Lapland's snowy wilderness. Teams can work together to navigate the sleds, fostering communication and collaboration.
  • Northern Lights Expedition: Lapland is one of the best places on Earth to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Arrange a night-time expedition for your team to witness the aurora borealis dancing across the night sky, creating a magical and awe-inspiring spectacle.
  • Reindeer Sleigh Rides: For a more serene and traditional Arctic experience, embark on a reindeer sleigh ride. Enjoy the tranquility and forest bathe in the snowy forests as you glide through the winter wonderland, led by these gentle and iconic Arctic animals.
  • Snowmobile Safaris: Adventure seekers can explore the vast snowy expanses of Lapland on a snowmobile safari. Traverse frozen lakes and dense forests while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
  • Ice Fishing: Experience the traditional Finnish pastime of ice fishing. Drill a hole in the frozen lake, drop your line, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while waiting for a catch. It's a relaxing and authentic way to connect with Lapland's nature.
  • Arctic Sauna Experience: Immerse yourself in the Finnish sauna culture by indulging in an Arctic sauna experience. Take a dip in an ice hole for a refreshing and invigorating contrast, followed by a cozy session in the sauna for the ultimate wellbeing activity.
  • Cultural Workshops: Engage in hands-on experiences to learn about the indigenous Sámi culture. Participate in workshops on traditional Sámi handicrafts, storytelling, and yoik singing, gaining insights into the rich heritage of Lapland.
  • Snowshoeing: Explore the winter landscapes on snowshoes, allowing you to venture off the beaten path and into the serene wilderness. It's a peaceful and accessible way to enjoy the beauty of Lapland's snow-covered terrain.
  • Arctic Culinary Experiences: After all those outdoor activities, why not indulge in Lapland's unique culinary offerings. Try local dishes such as smoked salmon cloudberries, and – dare we suggest - reindeer stew. Many restaurants and lodges offer Arctic-inspired menus, providing a delicious taste of the region.

Event spaces with a difference

  • Arctic Light Hotel: Situated in the heart of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, this boutique hotel offers a blend of luxury and Arctic charm. The hotel's meeting facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing an ideal setting for business events.
  • Santa's Resort & Spa: For a truly magical experience, consider hosting your event in Luosto, where Santa's Resort & Spa offers unique meeting spaces with a festive touch. The Arctic Circle Meeting Room provides a cozy and inspiring atmosphere for discussions and brainstorming sessions.
  • The Icehotel is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the Torne River that provides Icehotel with its ice in winter – and in the summer when the hotel melts, the water returns to its source. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all.
  • Santa Claus Village: A must-visit for any Lapland event, Santa Claus Village offers an enchanting backdrop for team-building activities. Arrange a special meeting with Santa himself or utilize the Arctic Circle Meeting Point for a one-of-a-kind corporate gathering.
  • Levi Ice Gallery: Take your event to the next level by hosting it in an ice gallery in Levi. The stunning ice sculptures create a captivating ambiance, making it an unforgettable setting for receptions and dinners.

While we’ve focused on Lapland as a winter destination to take advantage of the season, it is also amazing during summer. In fact, Lapland experiences the phenomenon of the ‘Midnight Sun’, where the sun doesn't set for several weeks, providing a unique and energizing backdrop for events.

Whatever season you decide to go, booking early is highly recommended to ensure availability and the best rates we can negotiate for you. 


Lapland - House in the snow 

Lapland - Reindeer waiting in the snow 

Image credits:

Northern light - Photo by Sami Matias on Unsplash
Husky safari - Photo by Simon Smith on Unsplash
House in the snow - Photo by Mitchell Henderson on Unsplash
Reindeer image - Photo by 66 north on Unsplash

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