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Should we join the travel agents for the full package?

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Should we join the travel agents for the full package?

Hello people

My daughter would like to visit Lapland during the Xmas season. I am thinking of taking her this year, but don't know it is better for us to join the travel agents for the full package or we can do all the visiting spots ourselves?

Can you people give some advice?

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Should we join the travel agents for the full package?

Generally speaking, travel agents charge a premium on activities they subcontract from local service providers.

Check the tourist website for the location you are going to in Lapland (it's a fairly big place), which will have information on local providers. That way, you can compare prices and book ahead of your trip.

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2. Re: Should we join the travel agents for the full package?

Totally doable by yourself. Lots of independent travellers come to Lapland. For choosing your destination:

http://www.lapland.fi/tourist-regions

http://www.onlyinlapland.com/where-to-go/

Many hotels offer ready-made holiday packages, that can include activities, Santa visits, wellness treatments etc. Packages might come cheaper than booking all separately. So after choosing your destination, and looking for accommodation deals throught on-line services, check also the websites at least for the biggest hotels in that area.

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3. Re: Should we join the travel agents for the full package?

Many thanks for taking the time to share your view.

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