Welcome to Finnish Lapland In Lapland you can find incredible icehotel accommodations Inari in Lapland Try a husky tour in Rovaniemi The amazing Midnight sun in Rovaniemi

Travel Guide to Finnish Lapland

Here we tell you why you should visit the Finnish Lapland, and what to do in Summer and Winter.

Finnish Lapland is situated in the northern part of Finland and occupies 30% of the country land area, but only 3 % represents the population.

When you visit Finnish Lapland you will forget all about the busy life, agreements, pollution and annoying noises.

Rovaniemi - the hometown of Santa Claus

Rovaniemi is known as the hometown of Santa Claus and the biggest city in Finnish Lapland, and of course, the Santa Claus Village is a must-see here. Rovaniemi area has a population of around 60.000. You'll find a lot more to do besides looking for Santa Claus. The Northern Lights are a big attraction here, and Rovaniemi has some excellent spots to explore it. 

Arktikum Museum presents and provides information on Arctic issues and tells stories about Lapland. An Arktikum exhibition you will find an enormous information package of what's going on today in the evolving Arctic region. The Arktikum is a 10-minute walk from the centre. Rovaniemi also offers all kind of adventures, restaurants, cafes and so on.

 

Sami - the indigenous people

The Sami recognised as an indigenous people in the Finnish Constitution in 1995. The Sami here got their right to maintain and develop their language, culture and traditional livelihood.

Since 1996, the Sami have had constitutional self-government concerning their language and culture in their homelands. According to Finnish law, the Sámi entitled to service in their language in official matters.

The Sammies have their parliament building in the city Inari, where you also can experience the Siida Museum about the Sammies.

Winter in Lapland

Snow is nearly a guaranteed in Finnish Lapland, and it stays on the ground for up to six months a year. On clear winter nights, the Northern Lights dance across the sky in green waves, lighting up the silent snowy landscape. Several ski resorts boast well-maintained slopes and snow parks, as well as extensive cross-country trails. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, husky tours and reindeer sleigh rides are a taste of other activities available.

Summer in Lapland

In the summer, the Midnight Sun provides warmth and energy for activities in the white night. Fly fishing, white-water rafting or golf and gold-panning are only a hint of everything on offer. In September, autumn leaf colours see Lappish nature burst into shades of yellow, orange and red, making it an ideal time for outdoor sports, such as hiking, trekking and mountain biking.

How to get to Lapland

By plane

The easiest way to access Finnish Lapland from Helsinki is by plane. There are flights to:

Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village, Arktikum

Kittilä: Levi

Kuusamo: Ruka

Ivalo: Saariselkä

Rovaniemi has the biggest airport where Finnair and Norwegian have connections to.

Also, TUI has connections from UK. 

By car

You can drive to Lapland from Helsinki, and it will take you from 11-15 hours depending on how far north you go in Finnish Lapland. We don´t recommend you to go there in winter, where the weather can be bad with snow.

Discover Lapland

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Northern Lights create a game of colours in the sky that attract visitors from around the globe.

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The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun is also known as the nightless night or polar day. Here we give you some insights in where to discover this in Finland and why it is possible to watch this natural phenomenon.

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The Santa Claus Village

The Santa Claus Village

You will find one of Finland`s largest tourist culture attractions in Rovaniemi in at the Arctic Circle in Lapland.

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi

Visit the hometown of Santa Claus and be inspired regarding spectacular adventures

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Lainio Snow Village

Lainio Snow Village

If you wanna try this memory of a lifetime and sleep, dine and visiting a Snow Village

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Rauna Wildlife Park

Rauna Wildlife Park

In Ranua Wildlife Park you can experience arctic animals througout the year.

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Recommended Adventure Hotels in Lapland

The SnowCastle in Kemi

The SnowCastle in Kemi

Every year experience snow workers and architects proudly present this unique place of accommodation.

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Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village

Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village

This property provides a unique experience in Saariselkä area of Finnish Lapland.

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Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Experience the amazing Northern Lights in a glass igloos and have also a night in an arctic snow hotel - yes, you can do both here in Rovaniemi and make most of you holiday in Finnish Lapland.

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Outdoor Activities in Finland

Hiking

Hiking

In Finland you can explore many rermarkable hiking trails.

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Skiing

Skiing

The ski resorts in Finland attracts more and more visitors

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Biking

Biking

Like hiking, Finland offers exciting holidays for bikers.

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Wildlife Adventures

Wildlife Adventures

All year along Finland offers a wide selection of excitements for adventure lovers

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Airports in Finland

Helsinki International Airport

Helsinki International Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located 19km (11.5 miles) north of Helsinki. More than 130 direct connections are available from Finland to elsewhere in the world.

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Rovaniemi Airport

Rovaniemi Airport

At the Nordic level, it has the highest number of direct flights to Asia. In passenger numbers it is one of the busiest airports in Finland. Traffic to Rovaniemi is especially busy during the winter season. Rovaniemi is the official airport of Santa Claus.

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Ivalo Airport Finland

Ivalo Airport Finland

Approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle is Ivalo Airport.

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Discover Lapland

The Arktikum Museum

The Arktikum Museum

Arktikum presents and provides information on Arctic issues and tells stories about Lapland.

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Rovaniemi Airport

Rovaniemi Airport

At the Nordic level, it has the highest number of direct flights to Asia. In passenger numbers it is one of the busiest airports in Finland. Traffic to Rovaniemi is especially busy during the winter season. Rovaniemi is the official airport of Santa Claus.

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Sámi People in Lapland

Sámi People in Lapland

Discover and learn about the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.

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Ivalo Airport Finland

Ivalo Airport Finland

Approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle is Ivalo Airport.

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