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Lapland - Above Ordinary

 

Lapland is spiritually, geographically and in its actions above ordinary.

Lapland is a safe and healthy living environment for growth and development. You can live and work in the region and be in the heart of nature at the same time. In Lapland the pieces of life fall into place.

Lapland is peaceful, a place you can always breathe in deeply and feel free from daily stress. The world is near, yet suitably far away. The very best Arctic region.

 

Lapland.fi is a good place to start your exploration of the Lappish way of life. 

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Where is Lapland?

Lapland is the northmost province of Finland sharing the border with Sweden, Norway and Russia. At the same time, we are part of the North Calotte and the Barents area. The Arctic Circle runs in the southern part of Lapland. It can be explored in the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, for example, where the Arctic Circle is conveniently located. Read more: How to get here?

 

Livelihoods

Reindeer husbandry and forestry are livelihoods that employ the most in Lapland, in addition to the service branches of the public sector. In Kemi-Tornio area, forestry and the metal industry are strong, which has significant effects on the whole region of Lapland. In the private sector, in particular tourism, along with its supplementary services, is a constantly growing and important livelihood, especially in remote areas. Read more about Business in Lapland.

 

Diverse nature

The nature of Lapland is varyingly diverse. The hills and the coastal area of the sea form great differences in altitude. The highest point of Lapland, and indeed the whole of Finland, can be found in Enontekiö - Halti Fell rises from the ground to an altitude of 1328 metres.

Eight national parks are located in Lapland's vast area. They are valuable and conserved natural attractions where the richness of nature is emphasised. The most famous waters are Lake Inari and the longest river of Finland, Kemijoki.

The seasons in the northern climate are clearly distinguishable from each other. Nature is living and changing according to the seasons, which in turn increases possibilities for recreation and activities. Read more about our Nature.

 

Inhabitants

The province of Lapland includes 21 municipalities which form six sub-regions. The area has approximately 183,500 inhabitants which is 3.5 % of the entire population of Finland. The cities of Rovaniemi, Kemi and Tornio have the most inhabitants.

Approximately 7,000 Sámi live in Finland with approximately 4,000 living in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki and the northern part of Sodankylä municipality. These municipalities form the current Sámi region together with the northern parts of Sweden and Norway and the Kola Peninsula. Read more about Municipalities of Lapland.