Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Lapland?
Did you know that Lapland is not actually a country in itself, but is in fact made up of regions in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway, all located inside the Arctic Circle? Lapland is traditionally the home of nomadic reindeer herders and of course Lapland's most famous resident… Santa Claus!
How cold will it be in Lapland?
During the peak travel season, December to February, the region experiences an average temperature range of about - 16 °C (3 °F) to 3 °C (37 °F) depending on location, with occasional lows of about - 30 °C (-22 °F) or colder with wind chill. Thankfully, the dry, crisp air has a moderating effect on the temperatures
What is the weather like in Lapland?
Lapland only has an average of 5 hours of daylight a day known as "grey light" - this is generally between 10 am and 3 pm - The rest of the time is like nighttime. Daytime temperature is normally around 0 to -20 degrees but it can fall to -40 in extreme conditions.
Will we see Reindeer?
Throughout the year in Lapland, NOT spotting a reindeer is close to a miracle, as these animals often feed close to roads and dwellings. Spotting reindeer while skiing is not unusual, either. Even though they roam free, reindeer are semi-domesticated: half tame, half wild. Every animal you see in a Finnish forest is owned by a herder.
Is Lapland a good place to see the Northern Lights?
Lapland, Finland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. This region sees the Northern Lights 200 out of 300 nights in a year! Those are pretty incredible odds! Sure, the probability is skewed more towards the winter months and depends on a few additional factors
What is the food like in Lapland?
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How much snow do you get in Lapland?
Short answer, a lot. In mid-March every year, most of Lapland has between 60-80 cm of snow depth, but a few places have even deeper snow. Kilpisjärvi regularly has 2 meters of snow in winter!
Where can we see Reindeer?
Though we don’t know the exact numbers, there are more reindeer here than there are people. Throughout Lapland, there are a number of reindeer ride operators and agritourism reindeer herders, and it’s not uncommon to see a half-wild reindeer herd enjoying a summer day in a field
CAn I bring my drone and fly it in Lapland?
Yes! There are a few regulations and guidelines you must follow, but all relevant info can be found on drone info Finland
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