Lapland, the last wilderness of Europe, is a true gem. Here you can find untouched nature with an abundance of reindeer, the most common inhabitant in the region, roaming freely everywhere – even on an urban beach. Whether you are staying in the city center, a simple log cabin, a quaint resort, a camping site, or even a boutique hotel with a glass ceiling, you are always just one step away from nature and soothing silence.
The sun never actually sets during the summer months in Lapland. The enigmatic light found during this time of year transports you to another reality. The 24/7 sunlight creates the illusion that time itself does not exist, and this allows visitors to explore the region's stunning landscapes literally at any time of the day or nightless night. While the wilderness and the Arctic nature offer a wide array of outdoor activities, summer holidays can also be turned into relaxing and calming experiences in the middle of a forest.
“In Lapland, you can dance the night away at the top of a fell during a cool music festival, mountain bike a well-marked route in a national park the next day, or really get your blood going by river rafting, only to cap off your day with a traditional smoke sauna by the lake under the midnight sun. True foodies can enjoy regional fine dining restaurants and an abundance of local, wild ingredients. Then again, it is also perfectly okay to just be in Lapland and fill your lungs with the world’s cleanest air on your cabin’s balcony,” outlines Eevakaisa Mölsä, PR and Media Manager at Visit Finland.
With all this in mind, there should be no question about where to book your next summer holiday. But, just in case, below you can find some examples of how to have a good time in Lapland – just to make sure we see you here.