Luxury in Lapland: Tervetulleita!
“But where is Lapland?” you may ask. Lapland is located on the Arctic Circle, in Finland, northern Europe and occupies about one third of Finland’s total area. This part we call Finnish Lapland, because Finland is also part of the Scandinavian countries, along with Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. In Finnish tradition, an element of secrecy is associated with Lapland, home of the one and only Santa Claus. Where he really stays is a mystery, you just never know? From November to May, almost guaranteed Northern Lights can be seen every night of the winter. There is a simply natural explanation for the spectacular Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, which transform the skies over Finland into a psychedelic light show during the polar night. Some of best ways to experience the nature of Lapland are hiking, trekking, downhill skiing or snowboarding and cross- country skiing. During the icy Finnish winters, cross-country skiing is often the only way to get around. There are marked tracks all over the country. Long-lasting winters show the coarseness and the exclusiveness of the Finnish landscape at the same time.
Two well-known trademarks of Lapland are numerous lakes and countless reindeer. Finland is often called the Land of the Thousand Lakes, and there is a good reason for that. Indeed there are thousands of beautiful lakes in Finland and you can see a lot of them in Lapland. The view from the lakeside is certainly one of the most photographed views in Finland, even in winter. Lapland is well known for its amazing nature and wasteland. The nature of Lapland is unique and you can’t experience anything like it anywhere else. In winter you will surely experience a fairyland of snow-covered trees and frozen lakes. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes in others have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. Finnish Lapland is a magic place to spend the winter holidays. Rent a luxury chalet or a traditional log cabin and spend your holiday in a setting you can’t find anywhere else than in Lapland. The most likely way for you to travel to Lapland is by plane. Tervetulleita! Most welcome!