Snowsurfing Finnish Lapland

Lapland is scattered with several ranges of fells, which are popular destinations for outdoor activities in both summer and winter. The fells are an excellent place to spend time outdoors recharging and exploring nature.

The last few years have borne witness to the re-emergence of snowsurfing, a lesser known activity that shares its roots with snowboarding and surfing. The main differences to snowboarding are the use of boards without bindings, and board shapes more akin to surfboards. The steep yet accessible fells of Finnish Lapland provide an ideal setting for this curious art form.

Words by Maxim Narbrough, photos by Jani Kärppä


In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.