THE PATH IS YOURS TO FIND
Lapland offers experiences all year round. Experience winter twilight, Northern Lights and the nightless night of summer in Finland. Along with unique nature, become revitalised with a huge range of activities. Find your own place in Lapland. Welcome to Finnish Lapland!
Nature and its four seasons create an ideal backdrop for the wide range of travel services available in Lapland. The twelve tourist areas of Lapland offer guests unforgettable experiences all year round. Winter's white snow and the drifts of spring give way to the awakening of nature as Lapland is illuminated with summer light. Summer bows to the colourful array of autumn and the magical polar nights of Christmastime.
The culture of Lapland is a mixture of north and south, east and west. The culture of Lapland is broadly understood as the way of life and how to make a living. Sámi people, living in Lapland, are among the largest indigenous ethnic groups in Europe. And let's not forget - Finnish Lapland is also the home of Santa Claus and his reindeers.
Nightless night in Lapland
One of the special characteristics of the Lappish summer is the nightless night or Midnight Sun, which is a time when the sun does not set below the horizon at all, day or night.
During June - July in Lapland the sun shines for up to 300 hours, and in August it shines for 150 - 200 hours. This phenomenon is due to the Earth's axis being tilted in respect to its orbit around the Sun.