Popular Accommodations in Lappland
Highlights in Lappland
- Skiing, cross-country skiing and hiking in Saariselkä
- Polar Circle Postmark and Santa Claus in Santa Claus Village
- World's largest iron ore mine Kirunavaara in Kiruna
- Provincial Museum and Arctic Centre in the Arctic
- Northernmost point of Europe, the North Cape
Most popular in Lappland
Vacation rentals in Lapland
Lapland has an incredible number of special features to offer you, which is why you will find countless vacation rentals in charming city centres, right by the sea, in the mountains, on a lake and close to ski resorts and hiking regions. For this reason you can also rent suitable equipment such as skis, bicycles and boats from some landlords.The right accommodation for everyone
In Lapland there are large family-friendly vacation rentals and small holiday apartments and studios for singles and couples. In addition, many of the holiday residences have a sauna where you can warm up after a varied day of excursions or fun downhill skiing. In most cases it is possible to take a dog with you after prior consultation with the landlord.
Holidays in Lapland
Location and orientation
Lapland is a cross-border region spread over the northern parts of Sweden, Norway, Russia and Finland. It is the settlement area of an ethnic minority, the Sami, who live here partly according to their traditions. However, the term Lapland is only used in Sweden.
Travelers and Activities
Saariselkä in Finnish Lapland is a popular ski and hiking area. Here, on the slopes of the adjacent Iisakkipää and Kaunispää Fjells, you can experience skiing in the region on a total of eleven pistes or explore the wonderful natural landscape on a 230-kilometre-long network of cross-country trails. Downhill slopes are available for all levels of difficulty, providing the perfect infrastructure for beginners and professionals alike.A place where children's eyes will shine
Lapland also has some attractions for children. One of them is Santa Claus Village not far from Rovaniemi. This is the workshop village of Santa Claus, located on the Arctic Circle. You and your children can of course experience Santa Claus live here. The village also has numerous Christmas workshop shops and souvenir shops. If you send mail from here, your letter will receive the coveted polar circle postmark.
If you have always wanted to reside in a palace made of ice, you have the opportunity to do so in Jukkasjärvi in Lapland. There is an ice hotel, which was built completely from ice and snow and lies approximately 200 kilometers north of the polar circle.
Top travel tips
The Swedish town of Kiruna in Lapland is famous for the largest iron ore mine in the world. From the Kirunavaara mine, high-quality phosphorus-containing magnetite is extracted. Kiruna also hosts an annual ice sculpture festival.2. The Museum of the Arctic
In Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arktikum tells the story of Finnish Lapland. In addition to the Provincial Museum, the Arctic Museum also houses the Arctic Centre, which deals thematically with the indigenous population of the region. Here you will learn everything about language, culture and the rights of an ethnic minority.3. Compulsory visit to the North Cape
One of the highest cliffs above the Arctic Ocean is the North Cape in Norwegian Lapland. The Cape is located 514 kilometres from the Arctic Circle and 2,100 kilometres from the North Pole. At the northernmost point of Europe there is the so-called North Cape Hall with an information centre, where there is also a restaurant, a historical exhibition, an ecumenical chapel and some souvenir shops. Also unusual is the Thai pavilion there, which commemorates the visit of the King of Siam in 1907.