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SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

Scandinavian Travel on Prime Accounting: Scandinavian Travel, the Prime ATOL client who organises luxury holidays

This month’s client blog is from Scandinavian Travel, a specialist ATOL registered tour operator providing year round tailor-made holidays across the Scandinavian region. Scandinavian Travel joined Prime in 2013 and we work with them to simplify their business in a number of ways, including year end work, tax compliance, company secretarial services and payroll.

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BLOG: SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

BLOG: SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

BLOG: SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

BLOG: SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

Did you know we have a blog? Every month our friends at skiScandinavia share insider tip and information to help you learn more about skiing in Lapland and Scandinavia as a whole. This month they shared their top tips for beginner skiers looking to ski in Lapland. Read an extract below or click 'Read more...' to read the whole article.

 

skiScandinavia: Ski in Lapland for beginners

 

Lapland: What, Where and Why?

Lapland is a large region in the north of Scandinavia, which technically spans from Norway, through Sweden and Finland and into Russia. Historically, it’s the home of the Sami people; nomadic reindeer herders. These days it is better known as a fantastic activity holiday destination, a fabulous place to see the Northern Lights and as the home of Father Christmas. The region is an incredible destination if you want to combine your skiing with these and many other superb experiences.

Perhaps not unsurprisingly given its location, Lapland has some of the most reliable snow conditions in Europe. The result of this is that the dramatically beautiful area is also host to some world-renowned ski resorts. While there are plenty of gnarly slopes and challenging snow parks for advanced skiers and snowboarders if they want them, Finnish Lapland’s rolling fells and tree lined hills make for some of the best ski resorts for beginner and intermediate skiers in Europe. There are loads of reasons to discover your passion for winter sports in Lapland, but this well-kept secret has one stand out benefit that all our customers love: the slopes are beautifully quiet, even in the school holiday weeks.

Still not sure Lapland is the destination for you? Below we’ll debuff some myths and share our top tips about skiing in Lapland. And hopefully, we’ll see you there next winter.

 

False: Lapland is difficult to get to.

There is a growing selection of direct flights into the heart of Lapland, straight from the UK. Direct flights from London to Lapland are as short as 3 and a half hours. The flights are generally into smaller, local airports so the transfers are often less than an hour, and can be as fast as 20 minutes. That means you could be in your hotel just 5 hours after you take off from London.

Some flights are via the vibrant Finnish capital, Helsinki, but even then, often short transfer times mean that your take-off to hotel check-in times are comparable to direct flights to other destinations that have a longer transfer to resort. Helsinki also makes for a fantastic place to stopover for a night or two on your way to Lapland. This cosmopolitan city offers fantastic experiences to its visitors, from culinary delights to world leading design.

 

False: Lapland is dark all the time

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EXCLUSIVE: 2017 DATES FOR LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND Photo credit: Jani Kärppä & Flatlight Films

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 DATES FOR LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 DATES FOR LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 DATES FOR LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND

A Christmas experience with skiLapland is one that you and your family will never forget and our dates for Christmas 2017 are already in high demand.

Our 3 or 4 nights holidays depart London Heathrow and Manchester throughout December for exclusive skiLapland programmes in Ruka and Saariselka. Our hand-crafted packages are tailor-made for you and your family, with your choice of resort and accommodation. Activities vary slightly depending on resort and duration but all our skiLapland Christmas Holidays include dog sledding, a reindeer sleigh ride through a winter wonderland landscape, and of course, the meeting with Father Christmas himself.

Your unforgettable stay will include:

  • A great choice of accommodation
  • Superb activities
  • Winter clothing and snowboots
  • The expertise of our skiLapland team
  • Flights and exclusive transfers

 

Our programme is completely exclusive to our clients, allowing us to guarantee intimate groups sizes and ensure a magical and unforgettable experience. For travel dates and more information including and an example itinerary and a full breakdown of activities please see our pages for our Luxury Father Christmas Holiday in Ruka or our fantastic Santa packages in Saariselka. Or why not contact your skiLapland specialist today to secure your Christmas of a lifetime.

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HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKILAPLAND

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKILAPLAND

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKILAPLAND

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKILAPLAND

At skiLapland we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service that ensures you have a hassle free ski holiday from the initial booking enquiry through to when you arrive home at the end of your holiday.

 

Pre-booked services

We can arrange equipment hire, lift passes and lessons all prior to departure, ensuring you have the best choice of lesson availability, that your lift passes are waiting for you on arrival and your equipment is simple to collect. We can also suggest and arrange additional activities and excursions, helping you to streamline your holiday and ensure that you have time to do everything you want. Make sure you explore our Experiences page for inspiration on what’s on offer.

In addition when you book in advance you can access funSki and vipSki, our ski schools that are available exclusively to skiLapland customers who book before travel.

 

Assurance and advice

Booking with us also ensures that if something doesn’t go quite to plan then our team is on hand to give you advice and information and help resolve any issues as fast as possible. skiLapland is a member of AITO and ABTA so you are assured of high-quality service and financial security throughout booking and travel.

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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

Last autumn we launched our brand new Facebook page skiScandinavia to provide you with the most up to date and comprehensive information on skiing in Lapland and across Scandinavia as a whole.

The Ski Scandinavia page is a comprehensive resource on all things skiing in Scandinavia, from fantastic family adventures in Lapland, to short skiing breaks in the Norwegian Fjords. Ski Scandinavia is now the home of skiNorway, skiLapland, skiSweden and skiIceland, and going forward we will continue to provide regular inspiration, insider information and links to our weekly blog for all 4 regions.

The page is updated regularly with all sorts of news and information. We hope you'll come over and say hello and that you'll find the content fun and informative.

Ski Scandinavia on Facebook

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GETTING HERE: SHORT TRANSFERS & HELSINKI OPPORTUNITIES

GETTING HERE: SHORT TRANSFERS & HELSINKI OPPORTUNITIES

GETTING HERE: SHORT TRANSFERS & HELSINKI OPPORTUNITIES

GETTING HERE: SHORT TRANSFERS & HELSINKI OPPORTUNITIES

Lapland is an exceptional location for a winter holiday, whether you’re after world-class skiing resorts, peaceful Northern Lights breaks or an activity packed holiday. Part of the appeal of Lapland is the far north setting where snow glistens across rolling fells and the Aurora dances regularly across the night sky.

Being off the beaten track means flying via the Finnish capital of Helsinki, and the indirect flights are one thing we often get asked about. Helsinki is a very different experience to Lapland but this cosmopolitan city is beautiful, fun and fascinating. Located on the Baltic Sea at the junction of Russia, Scandinavia and Europe, Helsinki has a unique heritage and culture, and presents a fantastic opportunity for adding a stopover as part of your holiday. Why not speak to your skiLapland specialist about making your indirect flight part of your skiLapland holiday and include a Helsinki stopover as part of your adventure.

Flying into Lapland is an experience in itself, sweeping down over sparkling snowscapes to touchdown amidst the magical fells, before being whisked away on one of our exclusive transfers to you handpicked accommodation. Typically the airports are small and generally transfer times are as little as 20 minutes, ideal after a day’s travelling. Once you’re here everything is close by, with well-equipped resorts and exceptional services, meaning you can really relax and make the most of this incredible place.

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