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Luosto

Luosto, Lapland

If you want to experience the marvel and wonder of Finnish Lapland, Luosto holidays have it all. In a picturesque position in the hills of the beautiful Phya Luosto National Park, Luosto has everything you need to swap the daily grind for an amazing snow-filled adventure.

Slap bang in the centre of Finland, with unending snow-capped mountains and dramatic scenery, this delightful resort offers peace and escapism combined with seven ski slopes, interesting attractions and plenty for all ages to see and do on holidays to Lapland.

It's the ideal base to explore further afield in Finland. And, even though it's only 90 minutes from Rovaniemi International Airport, the super-dark skies make it one of the best places to catch elusive Northern Lights.

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Fairy-tale frozen forests and crystal-clear Arctic skies

Luosto Finland holidays tick all the bucket-list boxes if you dream of getting away from it all for a winter-wonderland-style break. It really is like stepping inside a children's fairytale or fantasy novel.

In snow season from November until May, the landscape truly is to die for. Snow-covered mountains descend into deep white valleys. Trees resembling surreal snow sculptures add to the drama. And the Northern Lights – in shades of violet, green and purple – framed against the pristine white snow and unpolluted skies is jaw-dropping.

But it's breath-taking, too, to see the unspoilt natural beauty: vast stretches of green pine trees, and the waterways and lakes beneath the midnight sun in spring and summer, too.

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Idyllic retreat

There's a few cosy bars and restaurants around the main road, which adds to the tranquillity you'll feel on longer stays here. But with seven pistes, and close proximity to the airport, the village is great for adventure weekends, too.

If you're travelling with children, they'll love it here. They'll learn about Scandinavian culture, they can build snowmen and igloos, and play in the snow all day. Not to mention, the main reason kids and grown-ups want to visit Lapland: Santa Claus. Make your childhood dreams come true with a reindeer farm visit – or sled safari. Then kick off your snowshoes in front of the fire – or wrap up and step out for some star-gazing.

Phya Luosto National Park

Covering 142 square kilometres of outstanding natural beauty, the Alp-like mountains and fells in this national park are more than 2 billion years old. These ancient granite rock formations make the scenery here striking. Standing atop the hills – looking out across the forests, valleys and frozen lakes below – is nothing short of breath-taking.

Phya Luosto is home to Siberian jays and more than 100 species of birds. Whooper swans fly overhead. And although, in winter, they're mostly concealed by snow, blueberries, lingonberries and cloudberries grow wild throughout the park.

In the warmer months, silver birch trees, wild flowers and Finland's national flower, lily of the valley, poke through bare patches of snow. And don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for Finnish children's favourite: the seven-spotted ladybird.

Hidden treasure and snowy adventures

One of the main attractions on Luosto Lapland holidays is the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine – these captivating crystals are the real jewels of Lapland. You can dig out your own dazzling purple amethysts from the snow, hear colourful stories about the history of crystal mining, and take in one of the most awe-inspiring views in Finnish Lapland from the summit of the Lampivaara hill. And after hiking up the hill, no visit would be complete without a stop-off at the traditional, wood cabin café for hot berry juice and warm, sugar-sprinkled doughnuts.

In addition to Lampivaara, activities in Luosto gear towards getting out in the snow for toboggan rides, cross-country hikes and snowmobile adventures – against the picture-perfect backdrop of spectacular scenery.

Conclusion

Whether you're travelling to meet Santa, leaving the kids at home, in search of romance or spending quality time with friends, there are few places in the world more suited to a relaxed but adventurous short break or extended holiday than Luosto in Finland. And when you get home, your visit to this picture-perfect ski resort and traditional Scandi village will be etched into your memory forever.