Lapland's winter holiday is a versatile selection of activities, relaxation and delicacies
Press release | Thu 16 Feb 2023 08:32:00 AM EET
In Lapland, people are preparing for the busy winter holiday season that is about to begin. Lapland's winter holiday offers families a wide range of activities, from downhill skiing to other skiing and relaxing in the spas. Lapland also offers delicacies on the plate: in March, reindeer, Arctic char and Lapland-style pizzas are served.
The Lapland destinations of the hotel chain Lapland Hotels are expected to have a lively winter holiday season this year. At the ski resorts (Pallas, Olos, Ylläs, Luosto and Ounasvaara), March–April is a good time to enjoy the diverse offerings of Lapland and the rays of the spring sun on the slopes or trails. After the coronavirus years, skiers can also enjoy the renovations – such as a wider range of lifts in Ylläs.
– We have renewed and modernised the lift capacity in the Ylläsjärvi ski area. A new chair lift with six-person chairs and a nearly 200-metre covered carpet lift were opened there, which has significantly improved Ylläs' elevator supply and also had a positive impact on the number of customers. And this year, too, the skiing season will continue until May Day, says Tuomo Poukkanen, Ski Resort Director at Ski Resorts Äkäslompolo.
Last year, a new carpet elevator opened in Ylläs, which makes it easier for beginners, in particular, to move on the slopes.
Spa experiences and Lapland's pizzas
You can go on a skiing trip to Lapland with the whole family, as many destinations offer activities for skiers of all levels. Ylläs and Luosto offer ski schools for first-time skiers and ski jumps for more demanding activities. In the early spring, you can also enjoy the sun on cross-country ski trails, snowshoe walks, winter trails or Lapland Safaris’ activities.
– There is plenty to do outdoors: each destination has well-maintained routes and a large number of trails. Outside of the slopes and trails, you can relax in the spas of the hotels of Luosto and Ylläs, for example, as well as in our fantastic restaurants. In food, we emphasize Lapland’s products: there are reindeer and Arctic char, as well as pizzas and burgers made in the spirit of Lapland, says Pekka Kuusisto, Regional Director of Luosto and Saariselkä.
The hotels of Lapland Hotels in Lapland still have accommodation space for the spring, and there are also long periods available, especially for April.
– The booking rate of the hotels in Ylläs and Levi is over 80 per cent for March, but there is still room – however, it is good to be quick about bookings. The hotels have had a record-breaking winter since the coronavirus period, which is largely based on international customers, says Tommy Sippo, Regional Director of Levi and Ylläs.
For further information and interview requests, please contact:
Ski Resort Director, Ylläs Ski Resort Äkäslompolo
+358 400 746 718
Regional Director of Luosto and Saariselkä
+358 40 827 5567
Regional Director of Levi and Ylläs
+358 40 840 3262
Travel enterprise Lapland Hotels & Safaris offers Northern experiences for all senses. It consists of Finland’s largest private hotel chain, Lapland Hotels, the largest experience service company in the Nordic countries, Lapland Safaris Group Oy, and Lapland Ski Resorts. The group has approximately 1,700 employees in total.
Lapland Hotels has 19 hotels, more than 2,400 rooms and apartments as well as over 10,000 restaurant seats around Finland: in Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä, Rovaniemi, Olos, Luosto, Kilpisjärvi, Pallas, Hetta, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, and Kuopio.
Lapland Safaris offers unique outdoor activities in eight destinations in Lapland: Rovaniemi, Ylläs, Saariselkä, Levi, Luosto, Olos, Hetta and Kilpisjärvi.
Lapland Ski Resorts comprises five ski centres located in Ylläs, Luosto, Olos, Pallas and Rovaniemi.<< More press releases