Sports Events in Lappi

  • Hubby posing with a freshly fished pike
    Hubby posing with a freshly fished pike
    by tini58de
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by Gili_S
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by Gili_S

Most Viewed Sports & Outdoors in Lappi

  • tini58de's Profile Photo


    by tini58de Written Oct 2, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Finland and Lapland are full of rivers and lakes, so fishing is a big thing! Since our cottage was right at Lake Simojärvi, hubby brought his fishingrod and a selection of hooks with him. A boat was available, a lifevest, too - hey, but something important was missing:

    a permit!!!

    Information about getting a fishing license was very diverse - from getting one just like that at the local post office all the way to having to pay for a Provincial Lure Fishing fee before getting the actual permit by paing a Fishing Management fee... I was pretty confused and we decided to just ask our landlord. What he said was that we needed to go to Ranua (43 km from our Moekki/cottage) and obtain a fishing license at the local sports shop Sportia, which is right next to the big grocery store in the center of Ranua. Which we did. It cost hubby 7 €uro and was good for one week.

    So my advice is: do ask your landlord on how to obtain a valid license - and do not go fishing without it!

    Was this review helpful?

  • FinElina's Profile Photo

    Skiing centers in Lapland

    by FinElina Updated Apr 4, 2011

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding are the things you musn't miss in Lapland. Well, the hills aren't as the Alps but comparing to those in southern Finland, you definitely prefer sports in Lapland!
    The snow is usually pure white, the temperature goes as down as minus 30 degrees but hey, that's the REAL Lapland atmosphere!
    The best skiing centers, according to me, are Levi and Ylläs. But they are just two among many others (Ruka, Pallas, Olos, Pyhä, Iso-Syöte...).

    Equipment: If you don't have your own equipment, don't worry, 'cause probably in all of these skiing centers you can find a rental shop (in plain language you can rent snowboards, skiis for crosscountry or downhill skiing and all needed equipment), and an equipment service that mends, fixes, cleand and takes care of your equipment for pay.

    Was this review helpful?

  • loonytoon01's Profile Photo

    Cross-country vs. Downhill skiing (s'boarding)

    by loonytoon01 Written Mar 27, 2008

    Cross- country skiing is by far better here than anywhere in Europe. The beautiful nature, long trails (there are thousands of km of prepared tracks) and tracks to suit every taste are the reason for this. However, downhill skiing (especially for experienced skiers or snowboarders) as the vertical drop of 465 metres and longest 3-kilometre slope is not that attractive in comparison to other European ski- centres. That saying, the slopes are very well kept, there are various slopes and half-pipes, etc.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo


    by Gili_S Written Apr 8, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In the summer: Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing and even some Rafting.
    In the winter: All kind of winter sports, Skiing, Snowboarding and snow mobile as in the photo, just that the snow was missing ;)

    Was this review helpful?

Lappi Hotels

See all 75 Hotels in Lappi

Top Lappi Hotels

Rovaniemi Hotels
361 Reviews - 743 Photos
Muonio Hotels
13 Reviews - 20 Photos
Ivalo Hotels
41 Reviews - 82 Photos
Tornio Hotels
12 Reviews - 19 Photos
Sirkka Hotels
13 Reviews - 19 Photos
Kittilä Hotels
17 Reviews - 28 Photos
Inari Hotels
34 Reviews - 69 Photos
Sodankylä Hotels
5 Reviews - 14 Photos
Salla Hotels
1 Review - 2 Photos
Kemi Hotels
8 Reviews - 57 Photos
Enontekiö Hotels
2 Hotels
Äkäslompolo Hotels
10 Hotels

Instant Answers: Lappi

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

59 travelers online now


Lappi Sports & Outdoors

Reviews and photos of Lappi sports & outdoors posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Lappi sightseeing.
Map of Lappi