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  • Things to do
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Welcome to Lapland

In summer, the sun never sets, and in autumn, winter and spring, the Aurora Borealis lights up the sky.

About Lapland

Lapland is the northern-most region of Finland and an active outdoor destination that's known for its incredible, year-round light phenomena, vast artic nature, and Santa Claus. The land of the indigenous Sámi people, known as Sámiland or Sápmi, also crosses the northern part of the region. Explore Finnish Lapland, Europe’s last great wilderness!
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Get to know the region

All of Finland’s four regions are special in their own way. Here are a few things that are unique about this one.
Taste the eight seasons of Lapland

Experience Arctic wilderness and eight seasons of Lapland through its food, as each season offers a unique culinary experience.

Meet Santa Claus in Lapland

Find answers to your questions about Santa, including where he's from, how old he is and where he lives.

Things to do in Lapland

Experiences

Inspiration for your journey

Meet Santa Claus, explore the fells and take in stunning arctic nature. Lapland offers many interesting places to visit - both indoors and out. Here are a few sample journeys through Lapland with suggestions for what to see, eat and do. When you find something you like, click the heart icon to save it.
Meet Santa Claus at his home in Lapland
Rovaniemi2-4 days

How can I get there?

How can I dress for the seasons? How cold or warm does Finland get?

Where and when can I see the Northern Lights?

Bonfire and northern lights
The best times to spot the Northern Lights are during spring and autumn.