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Lapland North Destinations

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

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Flights to Lapland North Destinations

Edelweiss Air flies from Zurich in February and March, Eurowings from Düsseldorf to Ivalo from mid-November until the end of March, Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt and Transavia from Paris from mid-December until the end of March and daily connections via Helsinki-Vantaa airport with Finnair. More details below.

9 destinations

Lapland North Destinations is a vast area in northernmost Finnish Lapland, with many exciting destinations and sights within. Get to know the 9 different villages of the northern region – from the outdoor resort of Saariselkä to the centre of Sámi culture in Inari, and on to the northernmost tip of EU in Nuorgam.


How to reach our region?

Lapland North Destinations is just a few hours from southern Finland and Europe. Lapland is well connected to the world through flights, highways and railways combined with bus connections.

How to get around?
Embarking on a journey to Lapland North is an incredible experience that will leave a lasting impact. The journey is an opportunity to to marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Arctic landscape as some distances are longer. The region is well connected by transfer options provided by many resorts.

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Whether you prefer to sleep under a duvet or a starry sky, there is a wide range of accommodation options available. From a high-class villa to an aurora cabin, or an all-inclusive hotel to a camping site – you can find it all in Lapland North Destinations. Cozy holiday apartment or a private lakeside cottage offers a personal touch to your dream holiday. Aurora accommodation under the starry sky, watching the Northern Lights dancing above your bed is an experience to remember!

You are spoiled for choice when looking for accommodation in the area. Browse the accommodation selection and filter the options by choosing your preferred location or accommodation type. You can also search for all locations and all categories.


Activities all year around

There is plenty to do and see year-round, with something for everyone. You can try out different nature sports, explore the intriguing local lifestyle, learn from the arctic nature or simply enjoy the silence and just be. The northernmost Lapland offers an authentic setting for you and your family to enjoy your holiday. See the selection of different experiences below and easily choose the right adventures for you!

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Midnight sun of Lapland

One of the most unique and awe-inspiring natural phenomena in Northernmost Lapland is the midnight sun. During the summer months, the sun stays above the horizon for up to 24 hours, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere. The endless daylight hours allow for all sorts of outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking, and the warm, golden light casts a beautiful glow over the Arctic landscape. Watching the sun dip towards the horizon, only to rise again moments later, is a truly unforgettable experience. The midnight sun is a testament to the incredible power and beauty of nature, and it’s no wonder that it draws visitors from all over the world to witness this incredible phenomenon.

The Northern Lights

The alluring dance of Northern Lights across the sky delights visitors and locals alike from early autumn until late winter. Lapland North Destinations is one of the best places to see northern lights in Finland and in Lapland because it is situated right under the aurora oval. Welcome to experience your own magical aurora holiday in Finnish Lapland!

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Unique Local Culture

The northernmost Lapland has a rich and unique culture. The area is located in the homelands of the Sámi, Europe’s only recognized indigenous people. Sámi culture is a vibrant part of everyday life. The region also offers interesting gold history and culture not to forget the local gourmet culture.

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8 seasons to explore

Lapland is a region with a unique climate that experiences eight distinct seasons throughout the year. The seasons are determined by the natural cycles of the Arctic environment, such as the amount of daylight and the changing temperatures. Each season has its own characteristics and is marked by specific events and activities, such as the start of the reindeer migration or the appearance of the Northern Lights. The eight seasons in Lapland provide a rich and diverse experience for visitors, allowing them to witness the incredible natural beauty of the region in all its different forms.

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Sustainability is a core value in Lapland North Destinations, where the natural environment is the region’s most important asset. The local Sámi communities and tourism industry prioritize eco-friendly practices and responsible tourism to ensure the preservation of the region’s pristine nature and culture. Sustainable activities such as hiking, cycling, and other unmotorized activities are encouraged. Many accommodations use renewable energy sources and minimize waste, and many offer food made from local ingredients. The goal is to create a sustainable tourism industry that supports local communities and protects the region’s natural and cultural heritage for future generations.

Because of this, local travel businesses are committed to operating in line with the principles of sustainable travel. We have joined the Visit Finland Sustainable Travel Programme.

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More about us

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 organize media and travel company visits, collaborate with travel agencies, analyze visitor flows and statistics, and participate in projects to promote 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 organizations and associate membership fees.

COVID-19 Travel regulations

Here in the northernmost Lapland we have plenty of space for your to enjoy the vast open landscapes – to take deep breaths of the fresh and clean area. To relax and enjoy the freedom of time and space.

Please see updated information regarding travel regulations from our travel safety page.

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Media Bank for Tour Operators

You can find a selection of videos, images, our print publications as well as the regional presentations from our Tour Operator Media Bank.

Images can be used for your regional marketing purposes and the presentations for finding out more about our Lapland North Region in Northernmost Finnish Lapland.

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