The midnight sun, also known as nightless night, is a natural phenomenon found in Finnish Lapland, during which the sun does not fall below the horizon throughout the day. This is why it is the opposite of a polar night, which is encountered in winter.
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Pure nature, natural products, silence and Finnish folk traditions, such as the sauna, have raised their profile strongly among the trends in travel and tourism business. In the municipality of Ranua, located in southern Lapland of Finland, the biggest tourist attractions can be found on the side of nature tourism and the tranquility of the place.
Hilla, or lakka (Rubus chamaemorus), is the sought-after treasure of the marshes of Finnish Lapland and perhaps the most prized of our domestic berries. Since Ranua is Finland’s official cloudberry town, it is quite reasonable to dedicate several blog posts to this most wonderful berry. So, we wish you warmly welcome to read our ultimate cloudberry guide.
Nice news were announced in Ranua on Friday, as it it was found that the blossoming of cloudberries had started. Thanks to the warm early summer weather, the blossoming should further accelerate in the coming days.
Different kind of mosquitoes are a very essential part of summer all over Finland. Especially here in Lapland, an itchy mosquito bite or a wake-up call at night are quite familiar and annoying guests. It should be fair to say that no one actually enjoys the company of these bloodsuckers. So with the summer already, it’s a good idea to share tips on how to minimize this annoyance.
In terms of travel and tourism, Ranua has become best known about Ranua Zoo Wildlife Park that has been operating since the 1980s. However, there are many other attractions, sights, monuments and other places worth visiting in our small town. You can learn more about these next.
May is soon to be changed to June and this means that summer holidays will also be running. Those planning traveling in Finland for this summer are now thinking about where to go on a summer vacation. For those who are thinking about these things, we can recommend Ranua, which still offers domestic tourists one of the most awesome accommodation experiences this summer.
The tourism industry has been going through quite exceptional times for more than a year. As so-called normal tourism has at times even been completely non-existent, there has been both time and a need for the tourism industry to create various travel innovations. In this blog post, we present our own tourism innovation in Ranua.
Are you planning to visit Finnish Lapland this summer? In this travel guide, we will tell you comprehensive information about things to do in Ranua in summer. The blog post includes both independent and guided activities arranged by many local businesses.
People working in customer service positions can rightly be described as the backbone of the whole tourism business in Lapland. Successful customer service experiences make the same customers return to the same destination from year to year and, of course, help bring in new customers as positive experiences spread through both traditional ways and social media. In this blog, I will tell you a little bit about my own experiences of acting as a tour and wildlife guide in Ranua, Finnish Lapland.
Are there polar bears in Finland? Which parts of Finland actually belong to Lapland? How many people live in Lapland? How about reindeers? These any many other questions will be answered in our latest blog post that will tell you more than 10 interesting facts about Finnish Lapland.
The photography season for the northern lights near the Arctic Circle in Finland lasts from mid-August until the beginning of April. The whole winter is quite a great time to experience the dance of Aurora borealis on the northern sky. In this blog post, we give you ten useful tips for photographing northern lights in Finnish Lapland during winter.
Despite the Simojoki River, which is strongly known as a salmon river, and the World Fly Fishing Championships, Ranua has not become a very well-known recreational fishing destination at the local level. In this blog post, however, we present Ranua’s grayling fly fishing opportunities and. In the text, I will tell basic information about the grayling itself as well as my own favorite rapids on the Ranua side of the Simojoki River and the lesser-known Ranuanjoki.
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Tuomas Haapala, born in Ranua, is responsible for the blog posts and editing of the stories on the Stories from Ranua travel blog. Tuomas, who is also our digital marketing specialist, mainly works from Helsinki. Despite his relatively young age, Tuomas has been writing both as a hobby and work for more than 15 years already. Before Stories from Ranua blog, Tuomas has experience on writing content for many different blogs, articles and websites. You can get to know Tuomas’ writings in more detail, for example, on his Medium profile.
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