Welcome to Lapland

Lapland Region is not a country, but a region larger than the United Kingdom. Lapland is one of the last unspoilt nature wilderness in the world.

It is located in the Arctic area in the north of the three Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

The region is world-renowned for its magnificent natural beauty, amazing Northern Light, Midnight Sun, clean air, silence and huge expanses.

Whether it is the amazing wild nature, whales, reindeer or eagles, you are likely to encounter some unusual wildlife as benefits the unusual terrain. The special geographical position has produced an impressive range of flora and fauna. In general, the raindeers are the most eye-catching of the region´s animals.


Lapland today

The main towns are Rovaniemi and Ivalo in Finland, Hammerfest, Tromsø and Narvik in Norway and Kiruna, Luleå and Gällivare in Sweden.

Lapland is composed of Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish provinces, which answer to national governments in Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.


Sami - the indigenous people in Lapland

The north of Lapland is known as Sápmi, the home of the Sami people, and Inari, Utsjoki and Hetta are the main communities.

The population is estimated at around 80000 people, and there are living most Sames in Norway with 50000 people. The reindeer has been the centre of Sami culture for thousands of years.


Adventure destinations

Within the last 10 years, the Lapland region increased the number of tourists a lot, because of the better infrastructure and connections to the region. Destinations like Kiruna, Tromsø and Rovaniemi attracts many tourists, who want to explore the unique scenery, adventure experiences and local culture 


Getting here

Normally you will reach the regions easily by flights from Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. Daily flight selections from Stockholm to Kiruna, Oslo to Tromsø and Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

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Nordic Lapland Region

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

A less populated destination with the most magnificent nature. An eldorado for adventure lovers.

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Northern Norway

Northern Norway

Northern Norway will captivate you whatever you go in the summer or winter.

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Lapland in Finland

Lapland in Finland

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

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Top Lapland Destinations

Kiruna in Lapland

Kiruna in Lapland

Visit Kiruna the most northerly town in Sweden, famous for the Jukkasjarvi Icehotel.

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Tromsø

Tromsø

Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway, also known as the gateway to the Arctic and the Capital of the Northern Lights.

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi

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

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Recommended Adventure Hotels

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

In Jukkasjärvi, a tiny little town 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will find the iconic ICEHOTEL.

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Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

By special designed snow-sculpted rooms Kirkenes Snowhotel welcome everyone for an unforgettable hotel experience.

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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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Top Attractions

Northern Lights in Norway

Northern Lights in Norway

You forget all about the busy life, annoying noise and agreements by this experience.

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The Midnight Sun in Norway

The Midnight Sun in Norway

It is in the middle of the night and the sun is still shining north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Here the summer days lasts for weeks and months.

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North Cape

North Cape

Visit the northern end of continental Europe - North Cape at the Magerøya island in Norway

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Arctic Cathedral

Arctic Cathedral

The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, also known as 'Ishavskatedralen' was dedicated on November 19, 1965. The architecture is inspired by the angular shapes of the Arctic winter ice.

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Rock Art of Alta

Rock Art of Alta

This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord near the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C.

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Lofotr Viking Museum

Lofotr Viking Museum

Explore the history and life of the Vikings be visiting Lofotr Viking Museum.

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The Polaria Museum

The Polaria Museum

Tromsø´s most visited attraction is Polaria - an arctic-themed experience centre occupying a distinctive futuristic building.

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The Sami National Museum

The Sami National Museum

Find out about the most impressive evidence of the Samies, their history, culture and lifestyle.

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Good to Know

Best Seasons

Best Seasons

Compared to the high latitude, Norway has a mild climate, because of the influence of the warm Gulf Stream.

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What to Pack - Norway

What to Pack - Norway

In Norway, no matter the season, you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature.

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Getting to Northern Norway

Getting to Northern Norway

Northern Norway sounds like an unreachable far away destination, but you will be surprised how excellent the transport connections and infrastructure are extended to this exciting region.

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DNA of Lapland

The Northern Lights