Cheap Christmas flights to Lapland for 2018

Have a guaranteed white Christmas in the magnificent and stunning Finnish Lapland.

Few places in the world are as beautiful as Finnish Lapland in winter, which makes it all the more special during Christmas.

Get outdoors to ski both downhill and cross country, experience the beauty of the northern lights and have an unforgettable holiday season that’s like nothing you could experience in Australia.

Flights during Christmas to Lapland are generally expensive, but we have a few tricks to share to get you to your dream Christmas destination for less.

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Lapland?

It pays to book in advance for flights to Lapland. Book your tickets six months in advance for the best deals. The longer you wait, the higher the price.

Pick a departure date before 7 December for the best flight prices of the month.

Return flights are cheapest after Christmas on 30 and 31 December, on New Year’s Day and from 2 January onward.

Tips and tricks for cheap Christmas flights to Lapland

Learn the top tips to help you save hundreds on Christmas flights.

  • Fly into a cheaper city. Instead of booking a flight straight to Lapland, choose to fly into a city such as Frankfurt, which offers cheaper, direct flights to Lapland that could save you hundreds. Cheap flights direct to Lapland can also be found from Helsinki. There are six airports in Lapland but the cheapest and most popular is Kittilä because it’s the tourist hub of the area.
  • Fly on less luxurious airlines. Opt to fly on cheaper airlines such as China Southern Airlines for flights to Frankfurt and it could save you up to $1,150 compared to flights on Qantas and Finnair.
  • Choose to multi-stop. If time is on your side, choose longer trip times to avoid paying as much as $1,300 more for quicker trips. Use tools such as Skyscanner or CheapFlights that allow you to see and compare how many stops there are in a trip and how long the layovers are.

Top Christmas flight deals to Lapland

Skiddoo Skiddoo

International flights from $242 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Destinations include London, Dublin, Rome, Seoul, Los Angeles, Langkawi, Colombo, Singapore and more.

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Lufthansa Lufthansa

Europe flights from $1,510 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include London, Rome, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and more. Sample fare is Perth-Barcelona.

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Europe flights from $1,414 return

Valid for travel until 6 June 2019. Destinations include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Venice and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Barcelona.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return

Valid for travel from 2 July 2018 - 31 June 2019. Destinations include London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Casablanca, Marrakech, Algiers, Tunis, Khartoum, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah, Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Beirut and more.

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Etihad Airways Australia Etihad Airways Australia

Europe Christmas flights from $1,878 return

Valid for travel until 31 December 2018. Destinations include Rome, Paris, Dublin, London and more. Sample fare is Perth-Amsterdam.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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