Filming in Arctic conditions
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Production & Location References

The landscapes and locations of Finnish Lapland are spectacular and dramatic.

Sally Harvey, Senior VP of Productions, HBO

You simply never lose the light … it's definitely magical. The Magic Hour is like Magic Ten Hour.

Lori Balton, location scout

Easily the wildest part of Europe… and I think one of the easiest places to make look beautiful on camera.

Gordon Buchanan, wildlife filmmaker

Lapland is wild. Magical. Beautiful. But don’t take our word for it. Here are references from film professionals from all over the world on Lapland’s unique qualities.

Production References

A Boy Called Christmas - Finding Christmas Magic in Lapland
Director Gil Kenan chose the snowy vistas of Lapland to capture the scope & scale of his film, A Boy Called Christmas.
Huonot naiset – Laughter in Lapland
Finnish wedding comedy Huonot naiset, filmed in and around Sea Lapland, brought a smile to locals as well as crew.
Master Cheng – Chinese Superstars, Finnish Auteur & Arctic Fells
The script called for a retro-looking building set in a small village. Director Kaurismäki’s first choice was Lapland.
A Reindeer's Journey – Filming in Finnish Lapland
“Filming in Lapland here has made me realize that we still have wild locations in the world.” – Director Guillaume Maidatchevsky
Arctic Circle – Blood & Snow in Finnish Lapland
Learn more about this crime thriller series set and filmed in northern Finland with interviews of its creators & crew.
Gordon Buchanan in Lapland - the Wildest Part of Europe
This wildlife filmmaker traveled to Lapland to shoot a show about the Sámi people and their special bond with reindeer. 
War – Bollywood Blockbuster in Lapland
Yash Raj Films chose Lapland to film an exciting car chase across ice for their Bollywood blockbuster action film War.
I Remember – Chinese-Finnish Production in Lapland
I Remember, a Chinese-Finnish production starring Angelababy and Hongchi Lee, filmed in the snowy Finnish Lapland in 2020.
Aurora – The Rough Side of an Arctic City
Written with the rougher side of Lapland in mind, this romantic comedy production was impressed by the landscapes & locals.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians – Filming in in Finnish Lapland
KUWTK came to Lapland to capture winter magic for their reality tv series. The production loved the grand scenery and the helpful local support and production services. 
The Fast & the Flurrious - Racing on Ice Tracks in Lapland
Motor Trends and Range Rover crafted an exciting race between two world-famous racecar drivers on Lapland's frozen tracks.
Le Plein de Sensations – Filming a Travel Show in Lapland
Le Plein de Sensations filmed in Lapland in April 2017. The production appreciated the free services of Film Lapland.
Arctic Circle, Season 2 – Pandemic Prophecy: Filming During a Virus Outbreak
The popular Nordic crime thriller series Arctic Circle filmed its 2nd season in Finnish Lapland.
Snow Flower – Romance Under the Auroras
This Japanese romantic drama took advantage of Lapland's near-zero light pollution, frequent auroras and untouched Arctic.
The Last Ones - Northern Western Filmed in Lapland
Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu shot his new feature-length production, The Last Ones in Finnish Lapland.
The Bachelor – Lapland Enchants on ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series
The northernmost episodes ever shot for the Bachelor (US) were filmed in Season 21 in the winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland.
Lapland’s Arctic Conditions Perfect for Commercial Shoot
The biggest-ever commercial shoot in Lapland was the latest proof of our film-making efficiency, flexibility and competence.
Getting Married – German Reality Production Captures Lapland Wedding
Korn Konzept captured a wonderful Finnish wedding in Rovaniemi & was amazed by the warmth, Midnight Sun & production assistance.

Location References