Filming Poromafia in winter in Kilpisjärvi, a Finnish Lapland filming location
Filming Ailo's Journey in Lapland, Finland

Filming in Finnish Lapland

Filming in Lapland is convenient & rewarding, whether it’s deep snow cover or an idyllic summer village. Don’t take our word for it; check out our production & location references.

Filming in Lapland, whether you’re thigh-deep in snow or basking in the glow of the Midnight Sun has never been more convenient or rewarding. Our distinct seasons with their unique light and weather conditions have drawn filmmakers and productions from around the world.

Winter in your Lens

Our winters are deep and complex. The first snows come in late September and don’t melt away until May. The heart of winter glows with Polar Night, the skies light up every other night with Northern Lights, and winter fades into a blinding spring with deep snow cover across the North. Learn more about filming in Lapland in winter.


Filming in Lapland in summer is a breeze. Temperatures are mild, the wilderness comes to life, and of course, the Midnight Sun. The Nightless Night begins in mid-May and doesn’t end until mid-August, effectively offering 24-hour days for months on end. Autumn brings back the Northern Lights and paints the landscape crimson and gold.

Production References

Of course, we think Lapland is the perfect film location. But don’t take our word for it; productions large and small travel here all-year round to capture the sunlight through the trees, the drama of the blue moment, and the unique northern Finland ambiance.

Location References

Over the years, we’ve invited location scouts, managers, and filmmakers to discover our Arctic offerings. Through contests, fam trips and special invitation, we’ve shown the best in the business the best of Lapland.


From commercials and viral videos to blockbuster films, filmmakers love Lapland. Below you’ll find recent productions, as well as a comprehensive list of past productions.

Constellation is an Apple TV+ series that filmed in Inari, a Finnish Lapland filming location
tv Constellation
By Created by Peter Harness | Turbine Studios
Year 2024
Ohjus (The Missile) filmed in Inari, a Finnish Lapland filming location
film Ohjus (The Missile)
By Directed by Miia Tervo | Komeetta, Stellar Films
Year 2024
The documentary Mácchan filmed in Inari, a Finnish Lapland filming location
film Mácchan (Homecoming)
By Directed by Suvi West & Anssi Kömi | Vaski Filmi
Year 2023
Critical Point - Kriittinen piste - filmed in Ylitornio, a Finnish Lapland filming location
tv Kriittinen piste (Critical Point)
By Directed by Kaisa El Ramly | Whatevergroup
Year 2024
8 vuodenaikaa (8 Seasons) was filmed in Enontekiö, a Finnish Lapland filming location
tv 8 vuodenaikaa (8 Seasons)
By Yle Galaxi
Year 2024
Reality survival television series Suuri seikkailu filmed in Muonio, a Finnish Lapland filming location
tv Suuri seikkailu (The Great Adventure)
By Freemantle Entertainment
Year 2024
Van LIfe filmed in Finnish Lapland filming locations
tv Van Life - Arctic Roadtrip
By Directed by Jerry Ylkänen | Van Van Films
Year 2024
66 North Precinct filmed in Rovaniemi, a Finnish Lapland filming location
tv Pohjoisen tähti (66 North Precinct)
By Directed by Teppo Airaksinen | Yellow Film
Year 2023
Je'vida film trailer thumbnail
film Je'vida
By Director Katja Gauriloff | Oktober
Year 2023


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