Sunny Spring of Lapland

Spend an unforgettable holiday with spring in Lapland.

The sunny spring fells invite you to the northernmost part of Lapland to enjoy a wide range of experiences. Spring is the perfect time for outdoor activities – the sun is warm, the light lasts long into the evening and the snow pack is at its thickest. A trip in northernmost Lapland is full of unexpected encounters with Lapland’s enchantingly beautiful nature and fascinating culture.

Things to do in spring Lapland

In the winter wonderland, the snow stays on the ground well into spring. Spring is the perfect time for outdoor activities: the days are long and bright and the sun is warm and welcoming.

Sled in Finland’s longest toboggan run, go on a snowmobile safari, go on a reindeer or dog sledding trip in the quiet woodlands.

All experiences here

Long and snowy winter

In spring-winter, the sun shines brightly and is already warming up nicely. The slopes are at their thickest between March and April, when there can be about a metre of snow. Spring in Lapland is the best time to enjoy snowy experiences.

Saariselkä in winter is known to be a paradise for anyone looking to get outdoors and being close to services. Alongside the network of cross-country ski trails, there are routes for winter cycling, snowshoeing, sledging and walking. At the end of an active winter’s day, you can admire the Northern Lights dancing in the sky until the bright nights of April.

Get to know Sámi culture

The Lapland North Destinations region is located in the heart of  Sámi homeland. Here you can get familiar with the vibrant and living Sámi culture through local, Sámi tourism businesses.

Visit the Sámi Museum and North Lapland Nature Centre Siida  and the outdoor museum area, the Sajos cultural centre and local reindeer farms. Northern traditions are alive and well here.

Experience the Sámi culture

Lapland on your plate

The gourmet cuisine of Lapland is based on local and pure ingredients. Reindeer, Inari whitefish, king crabs from the Arctic Ocean and local forest produce – enjoy these and other tasty flavors on your holiday!

Whether you’re fine dining in a restaurant or having lunch outdoors on a fishing trip, you can taste pure northern flavors at every meal.

Restaurants and food experiences

Slopes and skiing tracks are open till May

At Saariselkä we ski at least until May Day every year! The slopes offer skiing on two fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää, for skiers and boarders of all levels. At the ski restaurant you can recharge your batteries while sitting by the fireplace and enjoying the ski slopes.

Saariselkä has a whopping 200 kilometres of groomed runs. The ski runs are usually open from October to November until May. You can also get a variety of skiing experiences off the slopes, whether on fell skis or even by trying out gliding snowshoes. Saariselkä’s winter season has plenty to offer.

Skiing tracks in Saariselkä

Stay comfortably in Lapland North Destinations

A wide range of accommodation offers a pillow for every head. Choose from full-service hotels, spacious holiday apartments and cottages offering peace and quiet. Take advantage of our spring accommodation offers, as holidays on the sunny slopes are often much cheaper than in high season, even though the best spring weather is in March and April!

Things to do for your spring break

The spring-winter invites you to get outdoors! There are winter activities for every day of your holiday. In spring you can enjoy the silence of nature on the back of a team of sled dogs, horses and reindeer. Snowmobiling and ice fishing are an integral part of Lapland’s spring winter. Come and enjoy the best experiences with spring in Lapland.

Unique events

In Lapland North Destinations you can experience authentic experiences in the form of unique events. The events calendar brings together current events in the region.

Getting here & around

There are several ways to reach the sunny spring snow blankets of northernmost Lapland, and often the journey is an experience in itself. You can fly from Helsinki to your destination in no time. The flight time to Ivalo is about an hour and a half. You can also get to the north by car, and by train all the way to Rovaniemi, where you can continue your journey by bus.

Destinations and villages in the region

Explore the lively villages and interesting places of the northernmost Lapland region. Here you will experience the magic of the fells, live the enchantment of the golden lands and touch the culture of the Arctic. Here, the authentic Lapland awaits you.