Lapland is at the TOP of my favorite destinations in the world since I visited it at the beginning of the year. If you visit it, you will for sure experience one of the biggest contrasts you can possibly get in Europe. Not because of the cold but mostly because of its’ breathtaking landscapes. It is, really honestly speaking, a unique experience.
It’s true that Lapland is mostly visited during Chrismas holidays. Many travelers arrive in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, to visit Santa Claus in his official residence. Despite this fact, I highly recommend you to visit it outside the Christmas holidays period. You can go in January or February and with 4 or 5 days you will have enough. The sun will shine and you will be able to do the same activities but prices will be lower. Plus, January and February are usually the best months to spot the Northern Lights.