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At the Top with the Snowmobile man

Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”. At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents. One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.

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Meet Akira, a Japanese Chef in Lapland

Twenty years ago, Akira Omori packed his backpack and went on the road. The young man couldn’t have then imagined that he would leave Tokyo behind for good.

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Somby – a rocking Sámi band

The Lappish rock band Somby are on a mission to bring modern Sámi culture to the wider world - watch out!

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Mad about arctic winters

Lapland is the perfect place to rest and relax, and the further up north you go, the better you understand the uniqueness of Lapland.

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On the Hunt for the Northern Lights

Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights - they appear on more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland.

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Doze Off under the Northern Lights

In Finland, nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites.

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Chill out with the Sámi people

The Sámi area of Northern Lapland offers year round unlimited outdoor and indoor activities, and most of all close contact with the unique culture of the Sámi - the only indigenous people of the European Union.

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