Relax to the Sounds of Lapland
Open your eyes — and ears — to Finnish Lapland.
SCAPES is our album of relaxing nature sounds and ambient sounds of the Lapland life, recorded in the north of Finland. Just put your headphones on, and you’ll have access to relaxing Arctic soundscapes on the bus, in a hectic office or while going to sleep … whenever you need them.
Scroll down for music videos and additional background information.
It’s easy to feel like a child again, as you pass between these giant, snow-crowned trees. The air is still, and the only thing you can hear is the call of some far-off bird, and of course, the happy huffs and puffs of your little buddy, so happy to be outside, breathing the crisp, clean air.
After the long blinding days of winter comes the warm promise of spring. The rivers creak and crack, the dark waters giggling below, a strange soft song for those who hear it. Piece by piece, the ice that long covered the cold waters is freed from the grip of winter, as birds proclaim that summer cannot be far ahead.
The light wind carries a hint of chill, a reminder that the heat of summer is not yet here. The family gathers round for a royal meal of their favorite food: lichens. As children play underfoot, the air fills with soft honks, as the herd discusses the most important issue of the day: more food.
Lose yourself in the herd with our 360° VR video.
The days grow longer and longer until Midnight comes to mean something else entirely in Lapland in July. The Nightless Night feels as it might never end, as you pedal and coast along the felltop. The whole world seems to stretch out below you, slathered in honey by the Midnight Sun.
In the middle of the lake, you lift the paddle from the gentle waters of the river. 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.
The forest is almost a living, breathing creature unto itself. Birds banter from the treetops as you wander across the soft forest floor, plucking berries from the ground. In the background, there’s the lulling sounds of a nearby waterfall. Recorded using a 360° camera, this video gives you a glimpse into the wilderness and wild cacophony of green Lapland.
Lose yourself in the leaves and berries with our 360° VR video.
Long gone are powerful ice floods of late spring. Now the water of western Lapland trickles and giggles along, carrying itself happily through a gentle gorge in Finland’s most popular national park, on the way south for summer.
Frost & Fire
The winds whistling just beyond the windows carry a chill today. But the crackling fire more than compensates, casting a warm glow throughout the cabin. What a perfect time to thumb through a catalog of the latest Nordic designs or put your thoughts in order.
Wrap our 360° VR video around yourself like a warm blanket.
You never know when inspiration is gonna hit. Check out Carly Rae Jespen’s “The Sound” a live performance recorded in Finnish Lapland.
After you’ve calmed your body and focused your mind, harness your new creative juices and check out the Lapland Sound Collection. Add some howling huskies to your hip-hop. Make a reindeer your ringtone. The possibilities are endless!
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, the real Santa Claus and other Lapland exclusives.