Finnish Lapland holidays – best attractions and travel destinations

Lapland holidays - Rovaniemi is one of the main travel attractions of Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland has raised its profile as an international travel destination from year to year. Its popularity has grown among both domestic and foreign tourists, and Lapland is slowly turning into a year-round holiday destination. In this Lapland holidays special post, we present the best travel destinations and their main attractions.

Local food in Finland – Keskitalo Ylämaankarja’s products are very popular in Ranua

Keskitalon Ylämaankarja is an organic farm, specialized in local food production, in Putkivaara, Ranua

The popularity of local food, i.e. food produced locally or regionally, has grown in recent years. This positive trend is also well visible in Ranua, where for example, Keskitalon Ylämaankarja produces local food in the form of highland cattle products made from their own herd. In this blog post, we get to know the organic farm in a little more detail.

Cranberry is a sour berry of late autumn

Cranberry harvest in Ranua in autumn 2021

The first night frosts have arrived to Lapland, which also means that the cranberry harvest is now starting to be at its best. In this blog post, I will introduce this late fall sour berry in a little more detail.

Brave Ranua – Travel destination in Southern Lapland

A beautiful nature landscape in Ranua

There has been such a small mistake on the side of our blog that in the fragrance of everything, we haven’t really had time to introduce our town itself at all. Well, this error is corrected in this blog post where we introduce Ranua in more detail specifically as a locality.

Early first snow arrived to northern Finland – landscapes like from a Christmas Card

The first snow fell to Lapland before mid-September in 2021

The first snow of autumn 2021 fell in Lapland at an early stage, as the statistical first snow fell in Salla on Tuesday morning. During the day, the snowfall only intensified and at the same time moved further south. The Finnish Snow Center was seen in the afternoon between Kemi and Oulu, where the landscapes were like from a Christmas card.

Kourtney Kardashian, Lionel Messi, Ed Sheeran… 15 international celebrities that have visited Finnish Lapland

Conan O'Brien is one of the famous celebrities that have visited Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland has become a more and more popular destination for international travelers. Lapland is well known for its beautiful nature and stunning landscaped but also for the fact that we are a remote location with lots of “own space”. These are also one of the main reasons, why many international celebrities have also decided to visit Finland. In this blog post, we will introduce 15 famous people, who have visited Finnish Lapland in recent years.

Finnish Lapland Travel Guide – 10 things to do in Finland in winter

Husky sledding is a traditional winter holiday activity in Finnish Lapland

The approaching winter in Finland is a magical time of the year, which makes especially Lapland worth visiting. There are plenty of things to do and see during winter season and in this travel guide we will give you 10 reasons, why you should visit Finnish Lapland especially in winter.

Reindeer – Santa Claus’ helper is the real identification animal of Lapland

Reindeer pulling a sleigh in Ranua in winter

More than 200 thousand reindeers live in the northern husbandry area of Finnish Lapland, which is actually more than people. For much of this reason, this animal, also known as Santa’s helper, has established itself as a true symbolic animal in Lapland, which definitely deserves its own text in a blog focusing on Lapland traveling.

Mountain biking: Fat bike is a year-round bicycle for all terrains

Mountain biking with fat bikes in Ranua, Finnish Lapland during summer

Rain, swamp, twigs, pine cones, sleet, snow and ice. The four seasons in Finland and the eight seasons in Lapland offer very varied weather conditions for moving around in nature. Because of this, it is no wonder that fat bikes have gained a lot of popularity among mountain biking enthusiasts in recent years. In this blog post, we’ll talk a little more about this trendy hobby.

Lingonberry – the abundant berry of Finnish forests

Autumn 2021 lingonberry harvest in Ranua

The harvest season in Finland has already progressed to the point that with the beginning of the autumn, the berry picking season has moved to lingonberries aka cowberries. This time, our blog will introduce this healthy super berry a little more closely. We will also take a look how this autumn’s berry harvest looks like.

Moose hunting started in Finnish Lapland

Moose hunting in Ranua, Finnish Lapland

The moose hunt started in Lapland and in the municipalities of Kuusamo and Taivalkoski on 1 September. Elsewhere in Finland, this traditional form of hunting will begin in early October. In this blog post, we tell you some general information about moose hunting, as well as how it is safe to move around in nature even during hunting season.

10 best hiking routes and trails in Finnish Lapland

Beautiful landscape in Pähkäkallio cliff in Kuusamo

September has now started and we will continue wit the hugely popular hiking and trekking theme on our blog. This time we will list the best and most popular hiking routes and trails in Finnish Lapland. In these destinations, the hiker is accompanied by both the rugged landscapes of the Lapland wilderness as well as the silence that helps to calm down in the middle of our busy everyday life.

What to pack for a hiking trip and how to prepare for trekking?

Fall foliage and hiking in Finnish Lapland in autumn

The fall is just ahead of us and this is the real peak season for hiking and trekking. In this blog post, we share our views on what to pack and consider when you are preparing for a couple of days hike in the nature. In the text, we also present the responsible side of hiking and some of the best hiking trails in Finnish Lapland.