Mountain biking in Ruka, Finland
Photo by: Ruka-Kuusamo
Summer biking, Lapland Finland
Photo by: Terhi Tuovinen
Winter biking in Lapland
Photo by: Markus Kiili | Lapland Material Bank

Cycling, Fatbiking & Mountain Biking in Lapland

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

Biking in northern Finland means traversing the same trails that people have traveled for thousands of years. In Lapland’s biggest city, you can tour all the most important cultural and historical spots. In winter, fatbikes will ferry you across fresh snow to show you unparalleled winter landscapes. In spring, strap on a helmet and ride out into the crisp air and watch the world melt in anticipation of long summer days. And when summer is here, we have more trails than you could ride in a year, maybe even a lifetime.

Mountain Biking

As popular as mountain biking is, it’s no wonder that Lapland hosts several races, great and small. Ever year, mountain bikers gear up for MTB races through some of Lapland’s wildest terrain.

Join in with some of these great mountain biking experiences:

Biking in Savukoski, Finland
Photo by: Visit Savukoski-Korvatunturi
Biking in Salla, Finland
Photo by: Visit Salla
Summer biking, Lapland Finland
Photo by: Harri Tarvainen
Summer biking, Lapland Finland
Photo by: Harri Tarvainen

Fatbikes

Frosty white snow covers most of northern Finland for more than half the year, but snowfall doesn’t mean you have to pack up your helmet; Lapland has fatbikes designed for traversing the wintry landscape. The Pyhä-Luosto 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 across Lapland, and you’ll find them in almost every holiday destination.

Check out these cool fatbike experiences:

  • Let a fatbike guide show you all the best spots in Pyhä
  • Experience the snow trolls of Riisitunturi, Posio
  • Hop on a fatbike and explore the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi
Biking in Rovaniemi, Finland
Photo by: Visit Rovaniemi
Biking in Inari, Finland
Photo by: Inari-Saariselkä
Winter biking, Lapland Finland
Photo by: Adam Eronen Piper
Biking in Salla
Photo by: Visit Salla | Jonne Vaahtera
Mountain bikes and fatbikes in Finnish Lapland
Photo by: Adam Eronen Piper

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. Endurance is the name of the game, as 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 Sámi trails for your cycling pleasure, as well as pathways leading to longer adventures across the Norwegian border.

Check out these long bike treks:

Biking in Pyhä, Finland
Photo by: Pyhä-Luosto
Biking with Lapland Safaris
Photo by: Lapland Safaris | Kota Collective
Biking in Sodankylä, Finland
Photo by: Jani Kärppä | Visit Sodankylä