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Forest in Lapland

In Focus: 7 Things to Do in Lavish Lapland

By: Jenna
Last Updated: 08/08/2022

Enjoying the summer weather in your neck of the woods? While the Summer Solstice is just behind us, and the Nordics are enjoying long sun-filled days, some of us at Nordic Visitor are pining for snow and northern lights. Here are 7 things we love about Lapland. 

The aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon that produces glowing emissions of swirling, colourful lights that are easily visible to the human eye on clear winter nights at higher latitudes, when the activity is high. Lapland is ideal for viewing the northern lights, as the region has great auroral intensity and frequency.

Northern Lights Finnish Lapland

Aww, look at these dogs! You could learn to “mush” with your own team of huskies through the vast forests on pristine white snow. 


Up for some action? A thrilling snowmobile ride is great way to spend a couple of hours. Imagine zooming over the snow against a backdrop of towering trees. 

Snowmobile Kiruna

Did you know that Santa lives in Lapland? You can visit him in his secret forest cabin, where well-behaved children, and curious adults, get to meet the Jolly big man. 

Santa Rovaniemi

The ICEHOTEL, in the small arctic village Jukkasjärvi, is the world’s first hotel made of ice. It's famous for its unique concept, its dazzling works of art and a fairy tale atmosphere. 

Icehotel Kiruna

Head out into the wild with a guide to try out the most basic mode of winter transportation—skiing! Enjoy the serenity away from it all--just solitude, snow and trees.


Visiting a reindeer farm is a must for a great deal of Lapland visitors. There are several of them around in Finnish and Swedish  Lapland, and visits are available all year round. On farm tours, visitors learn about reindeer husbandry as well as everyday life on the farm.

Reindeer Lapland

Does all this talk of Lapland's dazzling ice hotels, thrilling excursions and velvety-nosed reindeer residents have you dreaming of your next getaway? If so, you can browse these classic Lapland tours for inspiration and get in touch with our local travel experts.

Post by: Jenna

Originally from New York City, Jenna Gottlieb made her first trip to Iceland in 2007, promptly fell in love with the island and relocated in 2012. She lives with her Icelandic husband in rural West Iceland.

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Getting there

We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way - check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.