Finnish Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Lapland is Finland’s best place to see aurora borealis and enjoy snowy activities.
Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness.
Beside the winter, Lapland is also a wonderful destination in the autumn, when you can hike in the wilderness during the Ruska time when every single leaf turns to brilliant colors of red and yellow. Autumn is a great time too to try your luck in gold digging.
Rovaniemi – Gateway to Lapland
Lapland’s main transport hub is Rovaniemi, where it’s recommended to stay one night to have time to see the Arcticum arctic museum and visit Santa Claus themed activities.
Inari and Sami Culture
Those interested in Europe’s only indigenous culture, the Sami people, should pay a visit to Inari, the cultural hub of the Samis.