Escape with the Sounds of Lapland
Dreaming of a little escape from the day to day toil?
With our new album SCAPES, you can travel to Finnish Lapland with the push of a button. Just pop in your Airpods and you’ll be swept away to the north of Finland, where the relaxing nature and ambient sounds of Lapland will soothe your soul and refresh your spirit.
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It’s like being a child again, passing through the giant, snow-crowned trees. The crispy air is still, and the only thing you can hear are your own footsteps and the call of some far-off bird. And of course, the happy huffs and puffs of your furry friend, just happy to be outside with you.
After the long blinding days of winter comes the warm promise of spring. The rivers creak and crack, dark waters giggling below, a strange soft song for those who hear it. Piece by piece, the frozen layer of winter breaks up, much like the knots in your neck, the small bit of tension behind your eyes. The serenity of summer cannot be far behind.
The light wind carries a hint of chill and a hint of woodsmoke, a reminder that summer has not quite arrived. Free to wander in peace, the family gathers round for a royal meal of their favorite food. As children play underfoot, the air filling with their soft honks, the herd discusses not much of anything at all, content to enjoy their lichens in the sunshine.
Lose yourself in the herd with our 360° VR video.
The July days grow so long that midnight means something else entirely in Lapland. Nightless Night may never end, as you pedal and coast along the felltop, just you and a handful of other riders. The whole world stretches out below you, slathered in honey by the Midnight Sun.
Bobbing in the middle of the lake, you lift the paddle from the gentle waters. You didn’t come out here to exercise, to fish, to swim. You just wanted a small escape from the noise, from the clutter, from constant notifications. Here, the tweets come from actual birds, and the only stream you worry about is the one slowly carrying you farther downriver.
Birds banter from the treetops as you wander across the soft forest floor, plucking sweet berries from Mother Earth herself. The forest is like a living, breathing creature. Somewhere in the distance, a waterfall fills the air with a soft roar.
Lose yourself in the leaves and berries with our 360° VR video.
Long gone are the powerful ice floods of late spring, their urgency and noise reduced to a light giggle. The water of western Lapland trickles along, happily winding through a gentle gorge in Lapland’s most popular national park, on its way south.
Frost & Fire
There’s just something dreamy about log cabins in the heart of winter. The winds whistle just beyond the windows, carrying a chill. But the crackling fire compensates with a warm glow. Solitude is the game of the day, perfect for thumbing through a catalog of Nordic designs or jotting down your thoughts.
Wrap our 360° VR video around yourself like a warm blanket.
You never know when inspiration is gonna strike. Check out Carly Rae Jespen’s “The Sound” a live performance recorded in Finnish Lapland.
Look for a creative outlet for all that pent-up energy? The Lapland Sound Collection has husky sounds for your hip-hop, reindeer for your ringtone. Check it out and remember to tag #soundoflapland so we can follow your creations!
Ready to hear Lapland for yourself? Check out the Sound of Lapland for more auditory adventure, listen to what the locals have to say, or learn more about the Midnight Sun, Northern Lights, the real Santa Claus and other Lapland exclusives.