Best Activities in Lapland

 

The beautiful "North Pole" is a perfect place to visit in winter. In this very season, you can watch an out-of-this-world phenomenon called the Northern Lights, which makes Scandinavia an extraordinary place. And dramatic snowy sceneries and fascinating activities turn to a unique adventure that you will remember forever.
But first, you need to prepare yourself for this journey to the mighty North! Beautiful Swedish Lapland has many interesting experiences to offer that will satisfy every kind of traveler. Here you can find out more about the best things that await you in the land of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun.

1. Northern Lights
Northern Lights in Lapland

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, perhaps, the most captivating natural phenomenon, is a true performance. Being a unique feature of Arctic regions, it can be caught in the winter season as soon as the sun leaves the sky. A fantastically impressive light show finds its place in many travelers' bucket lists, so make sure you place it on your own.

2. Sami People
Sami People in Lapland

Scandinavia is a place of contrasts. On one side, there are technologies and innovations, on the other, there is a unique and the oldest culture in Northern Europe - Sami people. They're still engaged in reindeer herding, crafts, and have their own language. A nice opportunity to see the world from a new perspective.

3. Reindeer Sledding
Reindeer Sledding in Lapland

Reindeer sledding is a culturally specific element of Sami people and essentially the traditional way to make your way through snowy Lappish landscapes. Try it out, if you want to tune into the beat of Sami people and get to know more about reindeer.

4. Visit Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village in Lapland

Undoubtedly, all of us cherished this childhood dream of visiting Santa Claus home in Lapland. But did we knew that it wasn't some vain dream? It is time it came true! Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa and his assistants. This place is a symbolic entrance to the Arctics as Arctic Circle crosses Santa Claus Village.

5. Husky Safari
Husky Safari in Lapland

Want to feel like a true Northerner? Try an authentic husky safari through magnificent Lappish land. The wind in your hair, adrenaline, and your own team of loyal huskies will live in your memory for a lifetime.

6. Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling in Lapland

One of the easiest and energetic ways to wheel the snowy land. Lapland tours on snowmobiles are a perfect activity for groups of friends or families to drive through northern lands beyond a bustling town.

7. Abisko
Abisko Village in Lapland

To the north of the Arctic Circle lies a small Swedish village called Abisko. This place may be interesting for the Northern Lights hunters as there is the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko, the observation center for this beautiful natural phenomenon.

8. Flåm
Flam Village in Lapland

This picture-perfect village is one of the most popular travel destinations in Norway. Charming locations and the most fascinating fjords in the country make this destination a nice place to admire the beauty of northern nature. And for those who like to explore the village and its surroundings, there are a great number of activities from snowshoeing to visiting local museums.

9. Saariselkä
Saariselkä in Lapland

Another great spot for observing the Northern Lights is Saariselkä. Use the Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo resort to watch the wonderful sky lights. Among other hallmarks of the village, is the lakefront Sámi Cultural Center Sajos. You can find there a craft shop and a library devoted to the native Sami people.