Discovering Lapland

Discovering Lapland –  The Northernmost Region of Finland

Renowned for its untouched wilderness and captivating landscapes, Finnish Lapland invites travelers to discover its enchanting beauty year round, not only in winter but also in summer and autumn. During these warmer seasons, Lapland becomes a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities and adventures against a backdrop of endless daylight and vibrant foliage.

In summer, visitors to Lapland can indulge in a myriad of adventures, from hiking through lush forests and across rugged trails to kayaking or rafting along crystal-clear rivers. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in Lapland’s abundant lakes and rivers. For those seeking a more adrenaline-fueled experience, mountain biking through Lapland’s rugged terrain provides an exhilarating challenge, while wildlife safaris offer the chance to encounter indigenous species such as reindeer and brown bears in their natural habitat.

As autumn arrives, Lapland becomes a beautiful mix of reds, oranges, and golds, painting a stunning picture across the land. This season is ideal for leisurely nature walks among the changing leaves or searching for berries and mushrooms in the forests and marshlands. And as night falls, the mesmerising dance of the Northern Lights illuminates the sky, casting an ethereal glow over the tranquil Lapland wilderness.

Ylläs, a popular destination in Lapland, boasts an array of activities for visitors to enjoy year-round. During summer and autumn, Ylläs continues to captivate visitors with its unique fell nature, offering a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, and the Ylläs Bike Park, Finland’s largest, boasting routes for all skill levels and unparalleled views from the top of Ylläs fell.

Santa’s Hotels provide accommodation options across Lapland, ensuring that travellers can experience the region’s charm in comfort and style. From cosy log cabins nestled in the forest to unique igloos offering panoramic views of the Arctic landscape, Santa’s Hotels cater to every traveller’s needs, promising an unforgettable stay amidst the magic of Lapland.

Harriniva Hotels & Safaris offers adventurers a chance to explore nature’s raw beauty and thrilling outdoor experiences. With two resorts open in summer and Torassieppi Eco Reindeer Resort available for reindeer farm visits, you’ll find unforgettable summer and autumn adventures amid Lapland’s stunning landscapes, fostering a deep connection with the serene wilderness and its majestic inhabitants.

Pure Lappish Waters

Finnish Lapland is known for having the purest air in Europe, and its rivers and lakes are also known for their clarity and purity. The entire 500-kilometre length of the wild Tornio River offers excellent fishing opportunities, however it is Pello, the fisherman’s paradise, that has been designated as Finland’s official fishing capital. And the broad river Teno, as it flows through Karigasniemi past Utsjoki and on to the Arctic Ocean, is world famous for its Atlantic Salmon fishing. The many other rivers and lakes are perfect for canoeing and kayaking, white-water rafting, or simply swimming under the midnight sun!

National Parks in Lapland

Finnish Lapland’s greatest attraction is its unique diversity of natural landscapes. Here you’ll find many of Europe’s last true wildernesses, as well as the three largest of Finland’s National Parks. Trails of every length and level abound, making the region an ideal destination for hikers, trekkers, mountain bikers, and horse riders.