Map of travel destinations in Finnish Lapland

Where, what and how in Lapland?

Lapland is the size of Portugal but only has about 180,000 people. Destinations range from bustling cities and towns to small villages, including several ski and activity resorts.

Getting here is always easy, whether you fly directly to one of our six airports or come via Helsinki. Our well-maintained roads and highways ensure that even the most remote areas are easy to reach.

Accommodation options include luxury aurora viewing suites and world-class hotels to cozy cottages and holiday resorts.

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Destinations - Where do you want to go?

Southern Lapland has snowy forests twisted into fanciful shapes due to unique weather conditions . Northern Lapland is home to our only true mountains, the gateway to the tundra. Western Lapland is full of wild adventures and distinct cultures. Eastern Lapland is home to epic forests. And that’s just the start. Choose your destination below for more information on the towns, villages and resorts of Finnish Lapland.

Enontekiö & Kilpisjärvi - Arctic Lapland
Enontekiö is the ultimate destination for adventurers craving purity in nature and the authentic Arctic experience.
Inari-Saariselkä - Explore Authentic Lapland
Northern Lights. Authentic Sámi culture. Winter delights, summer fun & cultural experiences extraordinaire await you.
Kemi - Pearl of the Bothnian Sea
At the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia lies Kemi, home to the largest snow castle in the world.
Kemijärvi & Suomu - Happy Lakeside Villages
Looking for your own Arctic adventure? Explore our northernmost city, the sprawling lake & her happy little villages.
Keminmaa - Discover Lapland Tranquility
Discover Keminmaa: scenic hikes, culture, and winter magic. Near Bothnian Bay, a tranquil haven awaits.
Levi - Spark Your Soul, All Year Round
Whether it's blasting down slopes or melting in saunas, Levi offers the excitement & comforts needed for a fun holiday.
Ylläs - First by Nature
The two villages of Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo are as authentic as they are wonderful.
Muonio, Olos & Pallas - the Heart of Fell Lapland
Muonio has the longest snow season in all of Finland, a true winter wonderland.
Pyhä & Luosto - Authentic Adventures in the Arctic
Looking for authentic Arctic adventure? You can't beat Pyhä & Luosto's national park, stunning landscapes & ski resorts.
Pello - the Fishing Capital of Finland
Pello fisherman’s paradise. Here you can try trapping, fly-fishing, boat fishing... the list goes on and on.
Posio - Find Your Rhythm
Slow down & find your rhythm. Visit the Pentik-Mäki Culture Center and & discover your own inspiration for ceramic art.
Ranua - Home of Finland's Polar Bears
Ranua means deep snowfall, cloudberries, wilderness adventures & an Arctic zoo that houses Finland's only polar bears.
Rovaniemi - Santa's Hometown on the Arctic Circle
Home of Santa & capital of Lapland, lies atop the Arctic Circle. Nearby wilderness includes forests, marshes & lakes.
Salla - In the Middle of Nowhere
Welcome to the land of reindeer, auroras & adventure. Enjoy the slopes, feed reindeer, & enjoy the unbounded wilderness.
Savukoski & Korvatunturi - Santa's Best Kept Secret
The location of Santa's workshop is a secret, but you'll still find reindeer, forests, stony fells & Arctic wilderness.
Simo - Retreat into Nature
Discover Simo and escape into lush forests and lakes. Embrace nature's beauty through hiking and winter magic.
Sodankylä & Sompio - Call of the Living Backwoods
Hiking red granite hills & panning for gold, snowmobile sojourns & aurora igloos dreams. This is Sompio & Sodankylä.
Tervola - Riverside Haven
Explore Tervola, a Lapland haven. Trails, winter skiing, and nature's charm await by the riverside.
Tornio - Twin Cities of Lapland
Tornio: bridging Finland & Sweden, unveils Bothnian Bay's charm and vast northern wilderness allure.
Utsjoki - Slow Down
Experience the beauty & culture of Lapland by exploring northern villages & tundra wilderness & the nearby Arctic Ocean.
Aavasaksa & Ylitornio – The Mighty Tornio River Welcomes You
Not quite Finnish and not quite Swedish, the Aavasaksa-Ylitornio area offers a slice of Lapland unlike any other.
Ruka & Kuusamo - Follow the Coordinates to Snow & Nature
Ruka & Kuusamo are perfect basecamps for wilderness adventures & Arctic fun, snow underfoot or Midnight Sun overhead.


No matter the season, Lapland is full of festivities, from north to south, east to west. We’re talking concerts, film festivals, MTB races, demolition derbies and more. Not only that, we’ve put together some great tips and helpful hints from locals and fellow travelers to make your trip less stressful and more memorable. Check out Lapland events and local tips.


We all care about Earth—after all, it’s the only home we’ve got. Finnish Lapland is one of the most sustainable travel destinations in the world, a combination of Finnish culture that respects and reveres nature and programs, and individuals and organizations dedicated to keeping Lapland green and beautiful. Learn more about our sustainability efforts, and how you can have a great, sustainable holiday in Lapland.