The festive comedy will return for a six-part series, after last year's one-off special which aired on Christmas Eve.
Sue Johnston will reprise her role as the recently widowed Eileen Lewis, the matriarch of her family from Birkenhead, Liverpool.
The comedy will air in early 2013, following the success of last year's 90-minute episode, which was seen by around six million viewers.
Last year's special centred on the Lewis family saving up money for a holiday to see Father Christmas.
The new series will follow the family back in Liverpool, after the experience changed Eileen's outlook on life for the good. However, she discovers that home life is far less interesting without the sights and sounds of the Arctic Circle.
Olivier Award-winning writer Michael Wynne will pen the new series, which will be filmed in Salford, Manchester and Liverpool later this month.
Lapland also features three generations of the Lewis family, including her son Pete (Dean Andrews), sister-in-law Mandy (Julie Graham), daughter Paula (Elizabeth Berrington), son-in-law Ray (William Ash), and the couples' respective children.
Mark Freeland, BBC's UK comedy controller, said: "After its rating success last Christmas, it's exciting that Lapland is coming back as a series. It shows BBC One backs fresh, new, comic writing."
Executive producer Pete Thornton added: "Michael Wynne has penned a beautifully nuanced, warm-hearted Northern comedy featuring a highly original comic family. With the brilliant Sue Johnston leading a stellar cast, we're thrilled to welcome this hit ensemble back to BBC One."