Best Activities in Lapland

 

The beautiful "North Pole" is a perfect place to visit in winter. In this very season, you can witness an out-of-this-world phenomenon called the Northern Lights, which makes Scandinavia an extraordinary place. What is more, dramatic snowy sceneries and fascinating activities can turn any trip 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. Find out more about the best things that await you in the land of the Northern Lights and the 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 of nature. Being a unique feature of the Arctic regions, it can be caught in the winter season as soon as the sun leaves the sky. Conveniently, there are some special places equipped to observe the Lights. 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 produced in Helsinki, but if you look further north you will find a unique and the oldest culture in Northern Europe - Sami people. They're still engaged in reindeer herding, crafts, and have their own language. Our tours present a nice opportunity to get to know the Saami culture and 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 traveling through snowy Lappish landscapes. Check out our amazing trips, if you want to visit the reindeer herds, get to know more about these beautiful animals, and thus tune into the beat of Sami people and their culture.

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 know 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. Besides, it's a fantastic amusement park, which offers a great opportunity to learn about the history and evolution of snowmobiles in the Arctic areas, visit Santa's Office, and watch the magical Northern Lights.

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. Besides, on our tours, you can not only ride with them but also get to know the maintenance and lifestyle of husky growing. 

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. After brief instructions, join a fantastic group tour and set off on a wonderful snowmobile safari. But make sure you don't forget your driving license!

7. Abisko Sky Station
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. Have a great night getaway on the amazing chairlift, slowly gliding up to the station. Enjoy the surrounding mountains, luminous skies, and natural silence. 

8. Flåm
Flam Village in Lapland

This picture-perfect village is one of the most popular travel destinations in Norway. Famous Flamsbana is one of the most scenic rail routes in the world connecting Bergen, Myrdal, and Flam. The village itself is a collection of charming locations and the most fascinating fjords in the country that 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. Witnessing the Northern Lights in Glass Igloo
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.