About us

Lapland North Destinations

Lapland North Destinations in North Lapland region, Finland is a destination management organization, which works in close collaboration with around 100 tourism companies and the municipalities of Inari and Utsjoki, the state-owned forest management company Metsähallitus, and other stakeholders.

Our operations encompass marketing, accessibility, year-round tourism and sustainability. The North Lapland region covers municipalities of Inari and Utsjoki and the northern part of Sodankylä.

We coordinate joint marketing activities via various channels. We organise media and travel company visits, collaborate with travel agencies, analyse visitor flows and statistics, and participate in projects to promote sustainable growth in tourism.

We help our member organisations to develop and expand internationally. In addition, we support a uniform brand and local collaboration. We attend Finnish and international travel fairs and workshops. 

Lapland North Destinations is owned by regional travel companies, individuals, and the municipalities of Inari, Utsjoki and Sodankylä. Our operations are funded by the municipalities of Inari and Utsjoki, membership fees paid by organisations and associate membership fees.

Membership in Lapland North Destinations

Travel companies operating in the area of Inari, Utsjoki or northern Sodankylä may join Lapland North Destinations. In addition, companies operating in other sectors in the region may join as associate members.

Contact information

Lapland North Destinations CEO Hanna Kouri:

Lapland North Destinations Tourism Coordinator Mervi Tahkola: