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Authentic Finnish Lapland

In the Far North of Finnish Lapland lies the arctic travel destination of Inari-Saariselkä. Lively local culture and numerous outdoor activities in the pure Lappish nature await you. Inari-Saariselkä is a family-friendly and year-round destination with unspoiled Arctic wilderness and good quality services. Here you will find inspiring topics, reasons to visit and useful information to prepare you for your holiday in the Far North.

Summer in Lapland is memorable

Summer in Lapland is short but light. For about four months, temperatures reach summery figures even though actual heatwaves are few and far between. Lapland offers the visitor the opportunity to enjoy a real, fresh northern summer. Lapland’s summer, with its white nights, is worth experiencing.

Summer in Lapland

Autumn colors and northern lights

In autumn the colorful foliage delights visitors. The reduction in daylight prompts the plants to begin their winter preparations. Deciduous trees, shrubs and grass start to change color into deep shades of red, yellow and orange. In northern Lapland the autumn colors are at the most beautiful in September.

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Exploring Sámi culture in the Inari-Saariselkä region

The northernmost Lapland has a rich and unique culture of living in harmony with the arctic nature and changing seasons. Inari-Saariselkä area is located in the homelands of the Sámi, Europe’s only recognised indigenous people. Sámi culture is a vibrant part of everyday life in the villages of the Far North.

In Inari-Saariselkä region, you are invited to explore this vibrant culture with local, Sámi-run companies.

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Northern Lights – greatest show on Earth

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is one of nature’s most wonderful phenomena. The Northern Lights occur in late autumn, all winter and early spring all around the Arctic regions.

In Lapland, the two northernmost municipalities of Inari and Utsjoki are amongst the best places on earth to witness the Aurora.

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Husky rides in Lapland

Have you ever imagined travelling through a snowy landscape, standing on the runners of a sledge pulled by huskies? With its stunning scenery, northernmost Lapland offers an ideal setting for a fast-paced adventure with these happy, tail-wagging husky dogs.

Read more about husky rides and book your husky safari.

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Winter Wonderland of Northernmost Lapland

In the North, winter begins with a mystical period of polar night, when the sun remains below the horizon and northern lights take over the sky. Late winter on the other hand is an excellent time for outdoor activities: the sun provides warmth and it is light until late in the evening.

In the Inari-Saariselkä region the winter lasts well over half a year, so there is plenty of opportunities for the snowy activities!

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How to get here?

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North, yet just a few hours from Southern Finland. You can get to Lapland with multiple ways, and often the trip is an experience in itself.

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How to get around?

When travelling through the arctic hills, you must remember that distances are quite often long. Be sure to enjoy the views while making your way from a destination to another.



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