Lapland Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Lapland

Arctic Circle

A circle of latitude marking the southern boundary of the Arctic region, the Arctic Circle has long been thought of as the gateway to an icy, uninhabitable wilderness, but for visitors to Finland, ...  Read more

Lampivaara Amethyst Mine

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Created more than 200 million years ago, the Amethyst Fell of Lampivaara is one of Finnish Lapland’s most unique tourist attractions and the only active amethyst mine in Europe. The journey to ...  Read more

Levi

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As Finland’s most popular ski resort and host of the annual Alpine World Cup Race, Levi makes a top choice for winter sports, equipped with an impressive 43 slopes and 26 ski lifts. Set atop a ...  Read more

Rovaniemi

As the capital and main transport hub of Finnish Lapland, most travelers will find themselves staying in or passing through Rovaniemi, a city well situated for discovering the region’s many ...  Read more

Santa Claus Village

Lapland has long proclaimed itself the Official Home of Santa Claus, and the Santa Claus Village is the ultimate destination for festive visitors, a unique theme park devoted to the red-suited ...  Read more

Suomu

Despite its close proximity to Rovaniemi, Suomu is still among one of the least developed and little known Finland ski resorts. Its tranquil surroundings and laid-back atmosphere, however, have long ...  Read more

Ylläs

With 63 slopes, 28 lifts and four separate snow parks, it’s no surprise that Ylläs is Finland’s largest ski and snowboard area, with runs to suit all levels. Expert skiers have more than 200 ...  Read more

Arktikum Science Museum

With its beautifully designed glass tunnel stretching out to the Ounasjoki, Arktikum is one of Finland's best museums, albeit with a hefty admission fee. Exhibition spaces include superb static and ...  Read more

Saariselkä

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Located about 155 miles (250 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä is one of Finland’s northernmost ski resorts, a remote spot that is an ideal choice for those looking to get off the ...  Read more

Lainio Snow Village

A true winter wonderland sculpted from over 2,000 tons (2 million kilograms) of snow and ice, the Lainio Snow village is an undeniable highlight of a trip to Lapland and even more impressive when ...  Read more

Lumi Linna Snow Castle of Kemi

With its faux-drawbridge, looming watchtowers and ramparts topped with Finnish flags, the Lumi Linna Snow Castle of Kemi would be impressive even if it wasn't built entirely of snow and ice, but ...  Read more

Pyhä-Luosto National Park

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A wild landscape of ancient pine forests, lakes and hills stretching between the fell resorts of Pyhä and Luosto, Pyhä-Luosto National Park is the highlight of central Lapland and a ...  Read more

Ranua Zoo

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Ranua Wildlife Park is home to over 50 species and 200 individual animals native to the Arctic region, animals including the polar bear, arctic fox, reindeer, otters, minxes, foxes and wolves. There ...  Read more

SantaPark

Finland’s SantaPark may be as close as you can get to actually visiting Santa at the North Pole. Located near the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland, it offers the quintessential Christmas ...  Read more

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