Lapland Travel Guide

Browse travel reviews, 6 travel blogs and 116 travel photos from real travelers to Lapland.

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Lapland Overview

Lapland is not a country in itself, but a region of northern Europe. It is mostly in the Arctic Circle, northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and some of Russia.

Lapland is home only to about 3.6% of the Finnish population and is by far the least densely populated area in the country. The biggest towns in the Finnish Lapland are Rovaniemi (the provincial capital), Kemi, and Tornio. Of the more than 185,000 inhabitants, less than 5% are Sami people.

Lapland is, of course, famous for the Santa Claus village, near the town of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. It is an enchanting winter wonderland where you and your family can go in search of Santa Claus.