Where to go

15 regions to select from

Rovaniemi - Ranua

The capital of Finnish Lapland and the hometown of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland, located on the Arctic Circle. This town is known above all as the hometown of Santa Claus, so this is the destination for children of all ages. All the wonders of Lapland are nearby, including the Ranua Zoo, and the town provides modern services that ensure a relaxing visit at any time of year. Rovaniemi's cultural life is active – there are lots of events and a broad offering of museums and exhibitions year round. And if culture isn't your thing, Rovaniemi offers therapy for shopaholics! Visit Rovaniemi and Ranua »

Levi

Easy living in an active year-round resort
Instead of the usual four seasons, Levi has seven, with new experiences in each one. The pace of life in the resort village of Levi begins gently in the morning and throbs in the evening to the sound of dance music. There’s no risk of running out of things to do, thanks the World Cup class skiing centre and the wide range of summer activities such as golf and Nordic walking.  Learn more »

Ylläs

A wonderland of experiences for all seasons
Ylläs is a wonderland for people of all ages, whatever season you choose for your visit. You can experience silence and peace of mind, skiing cross country or on the slopes, culinary enjoyment, good company, fun and entertainment. Cultural, sports and recreational events are arranged year round in Ylläs. Learn more »

Saariselkä – Ivalo – Inari

Europe’s northernmost, spectacular holiday resort
In Europe's northernmost holiday resort, travellers can experience the mystery of Lapp culture. Saariselkä is an idyllic village that brings together a range of services, many exciting things to do and, above all, fantastic outdoor activities. In summer you can pan for gold and wander through the landscapes of the UKK National Park. In winter you can enjoy an active holiday on the slopes and ski trails. The area offers modern facilities and genuine Lapp hospitality. Learn more »

Ruka – Kuusamo

A hub for active experiences in changing seasons
Every visit to Ruka–Kuusamo is a new adventure. Ruka Ski Resort and Oulanka National Park are the best-known attractions in the area. You can also travel across the border and spend a day in Russia. This is a region of abundant wildlife, such as elk, deer and bear. You can go on a bear-watching trip or enjoy a gourmet meal of game in several restaurants. Learn more »

Pello

salmon and winter fishing paradise on the Arctic Circle
Pello is located on the border of Finnish and Swedish Lapland. In addition to clean nature, Pello offers outstanding opportunities for activity and recreation. The skiing paradise Pello is a great wilderness tourist destination where you can enjoy the authentic enchantment of Lapland. Tornionjoki is Europe’s longest freely flowing river and a salmon river of high esteem. Pello offers also Lapland’s most beautiful lakes like excellent fishing lake Miekojärvi, crossed by the arctic circle line.  Learn more>>

Ylitornio – Aavasaksa Lapland

A slice of Finland’s national landscape
Aavasaksa Lapland covers a large part of the Tornio River Valley. In addition to pristine nature, the area's tree-covered hills and water bodies offer travellers fantastic opportunities to engage in various recreational activities. The Tornio River defines the region. It is the last free-flowing major river in all of Europe. Rugged, forested hills dominate the landscape on both the Swedish and the Finnish side of the border. The valley's flora is lush, while the hilltops are barren like the tundra. Come here to enjoy the authentic atmosphere, beautiful nature and all the opportunities it brings. The Tornio River Valley also has its own unique cultural heritage and forms a unified dialect continuum. This emphasises the unity of the culture on both sides of the river. Learn more>>

Utsjoki

Slow down in Saami Village
The Sami villages in the municipality of Utsjoki offer a natural environment where you can slow down – breathe freely, smell the fragile fragrances of pristine northern nature, savour the delicacies that our forests and sparkling waters have to offer. ‘Silence’ and ‘local’ have a different meaning in Utsjoki. The vibrant Sami culture glowing in the northern light of the Arctic Ocean is full of stories, things to see and experiences for everyone – here and now. Slow down in a Sami village and hear nature whispering to you. Learn more »

Enontekiö - Kilpisjärvi

Arctic Purity – experience the true Lapland
Enontekiö is the ultimate destination for travelers whose adventurous spirit craves purity in nature and an authentic arctic experience.  It is a land of wild, open spaces, deep within the Arctic Circle where reindeer roam free.  Visitors to this region can find spectacular Northern Lights and get to know traditional Lappish culture.  This is the true Lapland, the pure Arctic, that welcomes you to explore its unique beauty via snow shoe, ski, husky sled or snowmobile. Learn more »

Salla

The pace for idyllic days in the beautiful wilderness
White, pure and magical wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Breathe the fresh air and see the beauty of the wilderness. Ski or put on snowshoes and walk in the white forest, feel the magic of the polar night, enjoy an open fire. Experience a real Finnish sauna and then go ice-swimming in a crystal-clear lake. Learn more »

Pyhä – Luosto

So much to do, so close to the Arctic Circle
Pyhä­–Luosto is a diverse region comprising two fell resorts located a 90-minute drive from Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle. Visitors to Pyhä–Luosto can enjoy Finland’s southernmost fell range in a national park. You can ski on well-maintained cross-country trails and enjoy excellent downhill skiing. You can also visit the only amethyst mine in Europe that welcomes visitors. The resorts in this area share an unhurried atmosphere, genuine Lappishness and modern services for tourists. They are sure to make your stay a pleasant one. Learn more »

Kemijärvi – Suomu

Unique holiday resort in East Lapland
Suomu is located in the Kemijärvi Municipality in the middle of a vast forest region in the heart of the wilderness. It lies in a densely wooded area that provides opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiers, with plenty of soft snow. In summertime people go to Suomu’s heath forests and pond banks to collect blueberries and lingonberries. Traditionally, the region is a reindeer husbandry area and hikers will often see reindeer feeding on lichen. Suomu is a destination that is safe and conveniently small, which makes it a popular place for families. Learn more »

Syöte – Pudasjärvi - Taivalkoski

Various activities in the southernmost highlands
Syöte–Taivalkoski is located on two rounded fells, surrounded by Syöte National Park. Whether you want to relax in the absolute silence and peace of nature, enjoy breathtaking views, or feel a rush of adrenaline on our well-groomed slopes, this is the place for you! You can also get in touch with nature on a bear-watching trip and have a good old-fashioned feast of game afterwards. Learn more »

All the wonders of Lapland are nearby

Visit unique nature destinations in Lapland – The North of Finland
Wander and sleep in a hut in the landscapes of Urho Kekkonen national park or take a boat ride into– the homelands of Sámi people. The open waters and peaceful islands of the Bothnian Bay National Park are a haven for boaters and anglers. In the winter these northern waters are totally frozen over for many months. Unique nature destinations, like Korouoma Nature Reserve Area and Riisitunturi National Park provide canyon and fell scenery for multiple activities. Finland’s wild northwestern arm – Käsivarsi – has the country’s most mountainous scenery. Halti Fell, the highest peak in Finland, can be reached all year round. A shorter walk from Kilpisjärvi village takes you to the top of the iconic Saana Fell. The wild wooded hills of Syöte and Ruka Ski Resort and the raging rapids and thrilling trails of Oulanka National Park provide an ideal setting for many activities. Enjoy Europe’s cleanest air in the fells of Pallas-Yllästunturi national park or trek through the magnificent arctic fell. Visitors can easily access and feel the epic and ancient landscapes of the Pyhä-Luosto national park or experience the wilds of Lapland just outside Rovaniemi - The Capital of Finnish Lapland! Check the national parks and other outdoor possibilities in the Lapland - The North of Finland