Travel Tips about Lapland
Lapland Region is not a country, but a region larger than the United Kingdom. Lapland is one of the last unspoilt nature wilderness in the world.
It is located in the Arctic area in the north of the three Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The region is world-renowned for its magnificent nature beauty, amazing Northern Light, Midnight Sun, clean air, silence and huge expanses.
Whether it is the amazing wild nature, whales, reindeer or eagles, you are likely to encounter some unusual wildlife as benefits the unusual terrain. The special geographical position has produced an impressive range of flora and fauna. In general, the raindeers are the most eye-catching of the region´s animals.
Lapland is composed of Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish provinces, which answer to national governments in Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.
Sami - the indigenous people in Lapland
The north of Lapland is known as Sápmi, the home of the Sami people, and Inari, Utsjoki and Hetta are the main communities.
The population is estimated at around 80000 people, and there are living most Sames in Norway with 50000 people. The reindeer has been the centre of Sami culture for thousands of years.
Within the last 10 years, the Lapland region increased the number of tourists a lot, because of the better infrastructure and connections to the region. Destinations like Kiruna, Tromsø and Rovaniemi attracts many tourists, who want to explore the unique scenery, adventure experiences and local culture
Normally you will reach the regions easily by flights from Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. Daily flight selections from Stockholm to Kiruna, Oslo to Tromsø and Helsinki to Rovaniemi.