Finnish Lapland is a magical region located in the northernmost part of Finland. An exceptional wilderness area with a few remote villages and subtle towns scattered around that, in turn, welcome the natural phenomena of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. This is the adventure capital of the country, with a big selection of excellent activities, mind-blowing day tours, thrilling safaris and overnight excursions waiting to be explored.
In Southern Lapland, you'll find Kemi and the Bothnian Gulf. Here, you can go on icebreaker safaris along with the regions of Ranua and Posio, both excellent for wildlife safaris and family activities.
A little further North is Rovaniemi, the entertaining Capital of Finnish Lapland. A city that bustles with energy whilst endless forestry taps on its walls. This is a paradise for adventure travellers and curious individuals. Try a genuine reindeer-sled safari, ride a dog-sled pulled by a team of eager huskies, manoeuvre speedy snowmobiles over icy lakes, sleep in glass igloos, taste the local cuisine or sleep in a Northern Lights cabin with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows. Rovaniemi is also the official home of Mr Santa Claus! Visit him and his lovable reindeers all year round! We’re not kidding, we met him last August.
The region of Ylläs and Kittilä and the town of Levi, offer an abundance of nature-based activities all year-round. In this wonderful part of the region, you are in the middle of a gigantic national park. Landscapes are hilly and the forest is endless, ensuring you return from the wilderness regenerated and fresh. A top tip from us, keep your eyes open for the brown bears and occasional wolves that are native to the region, you never know when they may appear in your photograph.
Do you still feel adventurous? Then venture east, away from civilization as we know it and into the remote eastern regions of Sodankylä and Savukoski. Eastern Lapland traditionally has fewer tourists and a good selection of bespoke, wilderness-based adventures. Explore the region by snowshoes, Nordic skis or join a survival expedition towards the Russian border in an old military truck where you will learn how to survive in the Arctic wilderness. We recommend a visit to Pyhä-Luosto National Park, a treasure to this region. From here you can go ice-fishing or snowmobiling in Pelkosenniemi and spend the night in a fully transparent glass igloo, allowing you to fall asleep underneath the dazzling Aurora Borealis.
If you travel north, you will eventually reach Inari, tucked away between the remote regions of Eastern Finnish Lapland and the Northernmost Norwegian destinations of Kirkenes and The North Cape. Northern Lapland is also a remote natural creation waiting to be discovered. Try hunting for the Northern Lights on snowmobiles, hiking in the national park or meeting the wildlife before a sled-ride experience. You can even sleep in Sami Kotas which have been used by the aboriginal population for centuries already. Did you know that Northern Lapland is the home of the Sami and the land of a thousand myths? Which ones are true and which ones are not, is not for us to say and probably never for anyone to find out!
Welcome to our Finnish Lapland - where dreams really do come true.