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.
Experiences in Finnish Lapland
Ice CabinsStay in a cabin made of ice under the Aurora in this amazing new resort.
Icebreaker SampoThis amazing cruise through the frozen sea brings a new meaning to the phrase 'breaking the ice'.
Seaside Glass VillasStay in a luxurious setting in the heart of Kemi in a beautiful glass roofed villa.
Dinner in a Lappish hutAn amazing dinner in a traditional Lappish Hut.
Snowmobile to the Russian BorderSnowmobile into the wilderness between Finland and Russia.
Aurora Snowmobile ExpeditionEnjoy the Aurora overhead as you head out on a Snowmobile expedition
Reindeer and Sami HandicraftBe warmly welcomed into the home of an Inari local.
Snowman World Glass ResortStay in these incredibly beautiful unique cabins with amazing views of the sky above.
Northern Lights by Bubble SledExperience the Northern Lights by Bubble Sled
Icefloating under the AuroraExperience the magic of floating whilst watching the Aurora
Arctic Snowhotel and IgloosOne location, two types of accommodation! Either spend the night in a beautiful glass-roofed igloo or within the Snowhotel.
Snow CastleWant to go one better than staying in a snow hotel? What about a Snow Castle!
Wilderness CampTake a trip into the wilderness and spend the night under the Northern Lights
Snowmobile to the 3 bordersSnowmobile to Finland, Sweden and Norway all in the same trip!
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.
Destinations in Finnish Lapland
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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