Looking for reasons to visit Lapland? Look no further – we've gathered seven best reasons in one place.
Summer in Lapland is the stuff of fairy tales and sugar-plum dreams. It's truly endless summer nights when the sun doesn't set. Go mountain biking, take an unforgettable hike in the wilderness, or simply admire the views from a hot tub.
Credits: Harri Tarvainen
Seeing the Northern lights is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Or perhaps twice or thrice in a lifetime. Finnish Lapland is the best place to see the auroras. Stay in a glass-covered cabin and stargaze from bed! The aurora season starts in the autumn and lasts well into the spring.
Credits: Jari Romppainen
Snowboard, ski, snowshoe in the winter, and hike, bike, swim or go wildlife-watching in the summer and autumn. The array of activities available throughout the year is practically endless. Did you know that the locals actually say there are eight seasons in Lapland?
Credits: Julia Kivelä
Sámi, the only indigenous people in the EU, live in Sápmi – a cultural region that crosses northern Lapland. Visit the Siida Centre of Sámi Culture in Inari to learn more about the heritage and life of the Sámi.
Credits: Siida Sami Museum
These wonderful fairytale creatures are quite literally everywhere in Lapland. Most of the 200 000 reindeer of Finnish Lapland roam free in the never-ending wilderness. If you'd like to meet them, a visit to a reindeer park or a reindeer ride are great options.
Lapland boasts the world’s purest air, water, and arctic nature as far as the eye can see. Nothing compares to going outdoors into unspoiled nature and filling your lungs with fresh, clean air.
Credits: Harri Tarvainen
Did you know that Santa Claus is from Finland? Travel to Rovaniemi and you can meet him every day of the year.
Discover the top five things to experience during the winter in Lapland and plan your visit to Finland.
The Sámi are the only indigenous people within the European Union. Learn more about this unique culture.
Experience Arctic wilderness and eight seasons of Lapland through its food, as each season offers a unique culinary experience.
Discover nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, from purpose-built spaces like glass huts and luxury suites.
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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.