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Cycling, Fatbiking & Mountain Biking in Lapland

No matter the time of year, you can satisfy your need for speed and distance while experiencing stunning Lapland landscapes. Lapland has cycling trails routes open for use all year-round.

Finland’s northernmost city, Rovaniemi, offers a city tour that takes you to all the city’s most important cultural and historical spots. In Ylläs, fatbikes are waiting to carry you across the fresh snow, to show you the mountains and winter landscape of northern Lapland. In Salla, you can strap on your helmet and ride out into the crisp spring air and watch the world melt in anticipation of the long summer days. And Utsjoki has ancient trails, connecting your speedy tires with the same paths the Sami people have used for thousands of years.

Mountain Biking

Lapland is packed with mountain bike trails, and Ylläs is the perfect place to get your heart pumping. First, the lift takes you and your bike (rentals available) to the top of Ylläs Fell. From the top, you let gravity and experience do the rest. Ylläs bike park offers a number of marked cycling trails, with difficulties ranging from beginner to advanced. Ylläs even has a number of new wintertime mountain bike paths.

Check out these Lapland mountain biking experiences:


Finland summer biking, Lapland
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Frosty white snow covers most of Lapland for more than half the year, but snowfall doesn’t mean you have to pack up your helmet; Lapland has fatbikes perfect for traversing the wintry landscape. The Pyhä National Park offers guided fatbike tours through pristine forests, or you can break away from the pack and explore the woody trails on your own. Fatbikes are a winter cycling staple in Lapland, and you can find them available in almost every winter vacation destination.

Check out these fatbike experiences:

Long-distance cycling

When the snow has melted, the days are warm and long, and Lapland offers hundreds and hundreds of kilometers of bike trails and routes for long peaceful treks. Salla offers trails ranging from a dozen kilometers up to 200 kilometers, leading away from the Salla fell and hugging the Finland-Russia border. The capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi, naturally offers dozens of kilometers of bike routes, looping around and through the city or leading to adventure elsewhere. In northernmost Finland, the village of Utsjoki offers ancient Sami trails for your cycling pleasure, as well as pathways leading to longer adventures across the Norwegian border.

Check out these long bike treks:

No matter the time of year, time of day or your experience level, Lapland has a cycling experience for you.