Visit Lapland

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Travel Guide

Travel Lapland, your way...

About Lapland

Lapland is a winter wonderland packed with some of the most exciting and unique Arctic Activities, rich culture, stunning scenery and warm and friendly people. Lapland offers the perfect destination for anyone planning...

Explaining managing arctic temperatures

Sami People

Sami are the indigenous people to the region known as Lapland. Sami people originate from, and still live in areas of northern Norway, Sweden Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia.

Explore the Sami culture in Lapland

Where is Lapland?

Lapland is the traditional home of the Sami people who are native to Northern Europe. The region is largely within the Arctic Circle, stretching across northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland...

Activities in Lapland

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Travelling to Lapland

What is Visit Lapland?

Getting to Lapland

Generally speaking, flights into Lapland go via the main transfer hubs of Oslo, Stockholm or Helsinki, however you can sometimes find direct charter flights into the region, depending on your starting point!

Getting around Lapland

Whether experiencing your Arctic Activities on one, or many, destinations, there are a range of options available to you when it comes to transfers and internal transport. Whether by plane, boat, rail or road...

What to pack for a winter Lapland adventure

Have you ever wondered what it takes to dress like an Arctic explorer while dog sledding in Sweden, snowmobiling in Finland or hunting for the Northern Lights in Norway? The truth is that it is very easy to dress...

Europe's last true wilderness

Explore Lapland

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When to travel to Lapland?

Winter in Lapland

The winter climate in Lapland can vary dramatically depending on the time of year and where you are visiting. Areas around the coast like Tromso and Narvik in Norway, can be as much as 10 degrees warmer...

Summer in Lapland

Summer is a time for nature to bloom. With the long summer days which result in the Midnight sun anywhere above the Arctic Circle in mid-summer. As the snow recedes a blanket of colour...

Altitude and Weather

The weather across the Arctic can vary depending on a wide range of factors. it is important, wherever you’re destination to always keep an eye on forecasts to plan accordingly. Many of the hotels...

Dressing for the Arctic

Seasons

Unlike many cultures, due to the dramatic change of weather from winter to summer, the Sami people believed in eight seasons that spanned a year.

A journey through the Lapland wildernes