20 photographs which will make you want to Visit Salla Lapland right now

We have just returned from an amazing week with Crystal Ski in Salla Lapland.  Lapland is infamous for ts association with Father Christmas but there is so much more to the Lapland then just the man in red.  We did some incredible activities, were left breathless by the beautiful scenery and saw mother nature’s true magic come to life all the while having incredible fun as a family.  So here are are 20 photographs which will make you want to visit Salla Lapland right now.

The gorgeous scenery

You wake up, pull the curtains and you are treated to the most amazing, breathtaking sight.  No photo in the world will do it justice, it is like walking through Narnia (you almost expect Mr Tumnus to pop out!) the snow will glisten and everything looks truly magical.

Crystal Ski Lapland

Salla Lapland Ice Wall

salla lapland


My little adventurers have been craving for snow for years and Lapland is THE place to visit to have a taster of the white stuff.  Not only is there LOADS of it everywhere, but you can never imagine the depth of the snow and often you will find yourself buried deep, that itself is an experience that you will remember for a long time!

Then it gets even better when you are treated to a fresh snow fall and everything looks even more magical

crystal ski lapland

No walking

My little adventurers are fabulous walkers but why walk when you have these awesome Lappish alternatives… firstly, being pulled along in a sledge (it is super easy and the sledges just glide along) or secondly when on top of a hill full of snow, why bother walking down when you can just slide all the way to the bottom!

salla Lapland

Living in the woods

Part of family travel is to take time out and reconnect and staying in the woods really lends itself to this.  When you are staying in the woods, nothing beats staying in gorgeous wood cabins to really get the feeling of being in a winter wonderland.  Our accommodation was stunning both inside and out and look at the snow on the roof…


There is an incredible amount of activities that families can enjoy in Lapland and we did four fantastic ones! I have included two husky pictures because I loved the first pic so much 🙂

husky ride lapland

husky ride with kids crystal ski

snowmobiling lapland

snowshoe walk

Bucket list items can be fulfilled

We did two bucket list items in Lapland and both were incredible.  I wanted my little adventurers to see a horizon full of thousands of stars, so everywhere you look, you just see stars and during our reindeer ride into the middle of nowhere we were treated with the following sight! Top of our bucket list was to see the Northern lights and to share that experience with your family is an experience money cannot buy!

We have hundreds of photographs of our time here and hand on heart it was an amazing travel experience and the photographs make me so nostalgic of our time there.  It was our first winter adventure and now I’m totally obsessed.


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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16 Responses

  1. It just looks like such a wonderful place to go and I really want to go now. And how amazing that you got to see the Northern lights!!!

  2. Cecilia says:

    I’ve been there, and my goodness i feel blessed to have seen and experience all of it! I do miss pictures of the reindeer..we spend quite some time with them! If you ever have the opportunity to go there, please do it! It’s not only because of the beautiful scenery, but the locals are amazingly warm & friendly too!!

  3. Oh my word – those stars are incredible. I really enjoyed following your adventure on social media. Lovely to read about it here too. x

  4. These pictures are so beautiful Nisbah! What a wonderful trip you have had, and you’ve captured it so beautifully.

  5. Coombe Mill says:

    I’d love to take the family for the snow alone, we haven’t seen any for 6 years in Cornwall and my kids can’t remember what it is like. #MondayEscapes

  6. Oh I definitely want to go! Looks like so much fun and I’ve always wanted to do a dog sledding ride! They’re such beautiful dogs! #MondayEscapes

  7. Jo Addison says:

    Looks amazing Nisbah! So glad you had such an amazing time! #mondayescapes

  8. Ah it looks amazing Nisbah, I have no desire to go skiing, I am not sure I am cut out for it. But this is something I would love, the chance to see the Northern lights and those gorgeous stars are just breathtaking thanks so much for linking up #mondayescapes

  9. My gosh, talk about memories you’ll cherish forever! How wonderful! #mondayescapes

  10. fifi + hop says:

    Winter wonderland for sure. Love those beautiful dogs! #mondayescapes

  11. Your pictures are great! Makes me want to pack up and go now! Love the huskies too. #MondayEscapes

  12. Oh my Nisbah! What an amazing holiday. I always think of Lapland as being about a trip to see Father Christmas but your picture are just incredible. Take me there now!! #MondayEscapes

  13. Kara says:

    Oh my, it looks amazing and we can’t wait to go in December. I have a feeling we will have to return for a non-santa break. I quite fancy staying in one of the glass igloos

  14. The photos are sooooo beautiful and definitely make me want to visit even more. I actually cannot wait to go! I’m with Kara on the glass igloos! Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes

  15. Lauren M says:

    I really want to go to Lapland! We had one snow flurry this year and my toddler got so excited, I think Lapland would blow his mind! Great photos and great inspiration #MondayEscapes

  16. Lapland is my dream, and your photos only added to it! Love the photo of your husband deep in snow – too funny.

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