Lapland, in northern Finland, borders Sweden, Norway, and Russia. It’s one of the most sparsely populated places on Earth and is famed for its stunning subarctic landscape, northern lights, and midnight sun.
Although it’s a popular destination in winter, Lapland is a magical place to explore year-round. The climate and ecosystem are so varied that those living in Lapland mark eight seasons rather than four. Frosty winter, snowdrift spring, ice-run spring, nightless night, harvest, fall colors, first snow, and Christmas-time polar nights are all signs of change and are celebrated with respect to the environment. Because of this, visitors can have a very different experience depending on the month of their vacation. It’s worth planning a trip around what outdoor activities are of interest. What you don’t need to think too much about is where to stay.