Destinations in Lapland

Where to visit in Lapland

Lapland is packed with Arctic activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the year.


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Where is Lapland?

Lapland is a cultural region traditionally inhabited by the indigenous Sámi people which stretches over northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Known locally as Sápmi, the region was given the alternative name of Lapland hundreds of years ago when European settlers arrived – a name that is still commonly used today.

Lapland is packed with Arctic activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. Whether you are interested in Arctic photography in Sweden, dogsledding in Norway, or joining a Sami activity in Finland – Lapland is an adventure just waiting for you to join in.

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Activities in Norwegian Lapland

The network of Fjords on the coast give way to both urban life with towns and cities like Tromso and Narvik, with the land rising quickly into the mountains that stretch to the Swedish boarder.

Norwegian Lapland stretches to the most northerly point of Lapland and boasts the most northerly point of Europe at the North Cape.

Activities in Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is the land of eight seasons, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. With some of the Europe’s last remaining the true wilderness, there is a wide range of Swedish Arctic activities that opens up the mountains, lakes and forests throughout the summer and winter months.

Combine your Arctic activities with a stay in some of Lapland’s unique places to stay such as the ICEHOTEL or Tree Hotel and you are sure to create an arctic Adventure of a lifetime.

Activities in Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Husky and reindeer rides can take from a few minutes to days long safaris. The main draws for visitors are the desolate yet majestic nature and the unparalleled opportunities for trekking and winter sports.

Finnish Lapland consists of largely flat, vast forests and arctic wilderness. There are no soaring mountains or Alpine skiing pistes, just gentle, rounded fells. In the northenmost regions you will find treeless areas, but real tundra is absent in Finland.