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Finland Finnish Lapland

Home to Santa Claus Finnish Lapland offers everything for those looking to experience Lapland whatever time of year.

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Finnish Lapland at a glance

There is a variety of amazing activities to do in Finnish Lapland in both summer and winter.

Why not enjoy a Finnish Snow Sauna under the Northern Lights at the SnowHotel in Rovaniemi in the winter? In the middle of summer Finnish Lapland comes alive. You can explore the lakes, forests and beautiful scenery under the midnight sun.

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Experiences in Finnish Lapland

Here are some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy whilst staying in Finnish Lapland as part of your trip. Speak to one of our specialist Adventure Artist's who will be able to guide you on the best ones for you. Whether it is to enjoy the Northern Lights, experience dog sledding through the wilderness or canoe under the Midnight Sun, there is something for everyone.
Stay in a cabin made of ice under the Aurora in this amazing new resort.

Ice Cabins

Stay in a cabin made of ice under the Aurora in this amazing new resort.
This amazing cruise through the frozen sea brings a new meaning to the phrase 'breaking the ice'.

Icebreaker Sampo

This amazing cruise through the frozen sea brings a new meaning to the phrase 'breaking the ice'.
Stay in a luxurious setting in the heart of Kemi in a beautiful glass roofed villa.

Seaside Glass Villas

Stay in a luxurious setting in the heart of Kemi in a beautiful glass roofed villa.
An amazing dinner in a traditional Lappish Hut.

Dinner in a Lappish hut

An amazing dinner in a traditional Lappish Hut.
Snowmobile into the wilderness between Finland and Russia.

Snowmobile to the Russian Border

Snowmobile into the wilderness between Finland and Russia.
Enjoy the Aurora overhead as you head out on a Snowmobile expedition

Aurora Snowmobile Expedition

Enjoy the Aurora overhead as you head out on a Snowmobile expedition
Be warmly welcomed into the home of an Inari local.

Reindeer and Sami Handicraft

Be warmly welcomed into the home of an Inari local.
Stay in these incredibly beautiful unique cabins with amazing views of the sky above.

Snowman World Glass Resort

Stay in these incredibly beautiful unique cabins with amazing views of the sky above.
Experience the Northern Lights by Bubble Sled

Northern Lights by Bubble Sled

Experience the Northern Lights by Bubble Sled
Experience the magic of floating whilst watching the Aurora

Icefloating under the Aurora

Experience the magic of floating whilst watching the Aurora
One location, two types of accommodation! Either spend the night in a beautiful glass-roofed igloo or within the Snowhotel.

Arctic Snowhotel and Igloos

One location, two types of accommodation! Either spend the night in a beautiful glass-roofed igloo or within the Snowhotel.
Want to go one better than staying in a snow hotel? What about a Snow Castle!

Snow Castle

Want to go one better than staying in a snow hotel? What about a Snow Castle!
Take a trip into the wilderness and spend the night under the Northern Lights

Wilderness Camp

Take a trip into the wilderness and spend the night under the Northern Lights
Snowmobile to Finland, Sweden and Norway all in the same trip!

Snowmobile to the 3 borders

Snowmobile to Finland, Sweden and Norway all in the same trip!

General Information

Finnish Lapland is a magical place to visit no matter what time of year. Despite being high in the Arctic Circle, Finnish Lapland is easily accessible with good flight connections. Lapland is Finland's northernmost region and is very sparsely populated so it is known for its vast wildernesses. The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, is the gateway to the region and extends up into the North to the homeland of the indigenous Sami people and into neighbouring countries Sweden and Norway.

Capital

Helsinki

Population

5,190,500

Area

337,030 SQ KM

Language

Finnish and Swedish

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

Summer: May to August Winter: December to March

Destinations in Finnish Lapland

© Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi

Located in northern Finland, the Sami village of Kilpisjarvi is a stunning Arctic destination for those who love to travel.

  • A highlight is to travel by snowmobile to the border point where Sweden, Norway and Finland meet!
  • Stay cosy in a log chalet in traditional Scandinavian style bursting with charm and a warm welcome.

© Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the Capital City of Lapland, located in Northern Finland close to the Swedish border. Known for being the hometown of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi benefits from the world famous Santa Claus Village located just outside the city centre where Christmas is all year round!

  • Rovaniemi city is relatively small and compact with vibrant restaurants, bars and an abundance of quality hotels.

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Inari

Inari in Northern Finmark is the ideal destination for a cultural adventure being Finland’s most significant Sami centre.

  • Unforgettable experiences in nature combined with an introduction to Sámi culture and traditions.
  • Experience Lake Inari under the Aurora and the Midnight Sun during Lapland’s changing seasons.

© Salla Reindeer Park

Salla

Salla, in north eastern Finland, is an Arctic paradise and perfect for a winter Northern Lights Holiday or a trip in the summer to enjoy the long summer days.

  • Salla is an enchanting winter wonderland set deep in the Arctic circle offering great opportunities for seeing the Aurora Borealis or taking part in traditional winter activities such as reindeer sledding, husky safaris, skiing and snowmobiling.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

There are a large number of domestic airports within Finnish Lapland which allows for easy movement within the country itself. There are a few destinations that are serviced by direct flights from the UK (such as Rovaniemi) however all others have regular connection flights through Helsinki – a major hub for connections to the rest of the world.

Finnish Lapland for the most part lies above the Arctic Circle and therefore enjoys an Arctic climate with summer temperatures averaging 14℃ and an average winter temperature of -10℃. In the winter, temperatures can drop as low as -25℃ so it is important to be prepared for the cold!

Finnish Lapland is characterised by its Northern position, its boreal forests and lakes and its low population density. The Lappish area of Finland covers approximately one third of Finland’s total area and is a beautiful mix of plateaus, lone but unique looking mountains and vast tundras which all make for some impressive photo opportunities!

Finnish Lapland is abundant in wildlife and plants. The reindeer are the main attraction in the area, at the heart of daily life for all who live there. You’ll experience how these creatures are used in all aspects of life for the Sami people. The lakes and rivers of Finnish Lapland are also full of many fish species, so it’s an excellent destination for ice fishing too!

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