Lapland, also written as Lappland (Lappi, Sápmi, Lappland), is the largest but least populated region in Finland. Due to its northernmost location, Lapland is known for the vast snowy landscapes and ski resorts, and is usually associated with Christmas. This region is not only a favourite destination for winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding and the thrilling ice driving experience, but also for winter holidays, as tourists expect to be amazed at “the home of Santa Claus”. Lapland’s towns are usually close to a lake or river (plenty in the region), as is the case of Tornio, whose town centre lies on Suensaari Island.
The Northern Lights can be spotted in Lapland on a clear night between September and March. Also via livestream, until you book your next holidays!
Population: around 180 thousand
Other major cities: Tornio, Kemi
Main attractions: Santa Claus village, Santa Park, Arktikum Science museum, Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area, Bothnian Bay National Park, Levi Fell Ski Resort, Saariselkä village, Sampo Icebreaker Cruise
Major airports: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN – Rovaniemen lentoasema), Oulu Airport (OUL – Oulun lentoasema)