The northernmost part of Finland, Lapland, is the magical arctic region full of contrasts.
Summer in Lapland is a season like no other – there are endless white nights and peaceful arctic nature as far as the eye can see. Summer's glow is followed by the majestic season of fall when Lapland gets its truly iconic 'ruska' colors. This is the best season to go for a hike in one of Lapland's many national parks. It is meditation and mindfullness all wrapped in one in one of the world's most unique and breath-taking sceneries. And don't forget the best and purest air and water this planet has to offer.
After you have arrived in Finland, train is the greenest choice for travel to Lapland. You can take for example a night train from Helsinki or Turku to Rovaniemi. In Lapland you can travel around either by bus or by car. Our road trip suggestion is based on traveling by local buses in Rovaniemi and rent-a-car around Lapland. Rent a hybrid-car or an e-car!
Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland is relatively small town with short distances - easy to get around with local buses.
Visit - familiarize yourself with the Lappish culture
Arktikum Science Centre, a science center and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close
Korundi House of Culture, one of the most significant cultural destinations in Rovaniemi. The Rovaniemi Art Museum and Lapland Chamber Orchestra also operate in this wonderfully modernized and historical building
Santa Claus Village, visit Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle every day of the year!
Science Center Pilke, see the forests like you have never seen them before
Do - experiences to remember
Husky and nature tour with Husky and Yoga Nature Lapland - Boat trip with Happy Fox - Hop on a bike with Lapland Safaris - Immortilize your visit on a midnight sun photography tour with Beyond Arctic Adventures - Privat sauna by the river at Arctic Adventure Wolf Trail - Lappish evening in the Wilderness with Wild Nordic
Eat - pure ingredients from nature to your plate
Gustav Kitchen and Bar, food prepared with simple but high quality ingredients
Rakas Restaurant charms with its unique ambiance and menu of meals made from local ingredients prepared with a modern twist
Sleep - exciting accommodation outside the city centre and in town
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel - Ollero Eco Lodge - Arctic Snow Hotel - Santa Claus Holiday Village - District Rovaniemi - Hostel Café Koti
Continue your trip north. When driving a car, in Lapland, please remember to pay attention to reindeer on the roads. And fill in the tank when you can, as the gas stations in Lapland mostly are along the main roads
Some 120 km drive from Rovaniemi you will arrive in Luosto, which is a small, idyllic and authentic fell resort in the heart of Lapland
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, on top of Lampivaara hill n the immediate vicinity of the Luosto recreation centre, in the middle of Lapland's beautiful landscape - Get an insight to Sámi culture and traditional reindeer herding on a guided fam visit at Jaakkola Reindeer Farm
Sleep Accommodation in Luosto
In the Far North of Finnish Lapland lies the arctic travel destination of Inari-Saariselkä. Welcome to enjoy the opportunities for year-round travel offered by national parks, vibrant local culture, and numerous outdoor activities amid the majestic fells. Inari-Saariselkä is a unique, family-friendly destination with pristine, unspoiled Arctic wilderness and high-quality services
Visit Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara - Sámi Museum Siida
Do Experience genuine Sami culture - Visit golden river valley at the heart of Finland's biggest national park - Lemmenjoki National Park
Sleep Igloo Hotels - Luxury accommodation - Holiday apartments
Drive to Levi!
Levi is a compact resort, having all the necessary holiday services within walking distance. There's also ready safaris and programs to ease your pick - they're organized for you and planned to include everything necessary.
Visit Taivaanvalkeat with Tonttula Elves' Experience Village - Samiland exhibition
Do Enjoy Lappish nature, get in touch with animals, keep pedalling in Levi Bike Park or just relax - fun for everyone
Sleep under the stars