Are you looking for an exciting place in which to spend the bulk of your Finland tour? Nestled along the northernmost edges of Europe, deep inside the Arctic Circle, Lapland—the northernmost and largest region in Finland—is a dazzling winter wonderland that will take your breath away.
Extending across the north of Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia and overlapping heavily with the indigenous Sápmi region, Lapland offers a stunningly brilliant landscape: pristine taiga forests, frozen lakes, and snow clad mountains, as well as spectacular attractions like the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. From skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding and reindeer sleigh rides, this one-of-a-kind breathtaking region is the ultimate snowy destination for a Finland tour, Sweden tour, or Norway nutshell fjord tours.
Below are just some of the many incredible things to see and do in magical Lapland.
One of the most spectacular wonders that nature has to offer, the Northern Lights can be seen dancing beautifully in the Arctic sky during the winter months. Named for the Roman goddess Aurora and the Greek word for the north wind, Boreas, by Galileo in 1619, the Aurora Borealis are active nearly 200 days of the year near Inari, Finland. A top draw in Lapland, there are a host of Finland tours that will take you to any number of prime viewing locations to witness all the splendors that the Aurora Borealis has to offer—away from artificial lights and in the company of the stars.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be whisked across snow-filled landscapes on a sled? In Lapland, you can experience a method of travel that has been used for centuries: your very own husky safari or reindeer sleigh ride! Both husky and reindeer excursions will provide you with a great opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery, while enjoying the local culture and traditional Sàmi food and beverages.
Whether you are into skiing, snowboarding,or tobogganing, Lapland is the ultimate destination for winter sports enthusiasts of all levels. Home to the longest slope in Finland, Ylläs is a popular ski resort that offers a number of great downhill slopes, half pipes, and snowboarding trails. After an exciting day blazing down the slopes, relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in this incredible scenic ski resort.
In Lapland, heading out through the stunning countryside to enjoy some ice fishing is the perfect occasion to socialize with family and friends. During your stay in this magnificent winter wonderland, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to glide across the glistening landscape in snowmobiles—deep into some of the most beautiful scenery Lapland has to offer! The local establishment can provide you with warm clothing and ice fishing equipment—but bringing in some of the usual catch like perch, pike, zander, and whitefish is up to you!
Don’t miss your chance to revel in some of the many incredible experiences this incredible destination has to offer. From snowboarding to gazing at the Northern Lights, Lapland is a magical place that has something for everyone, and you’ll make memories that will last forever.
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