Lappi Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Käsivarrentie road (E8)
    Käsivarrentie road (E8)
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Lappi Things to Do

  • Kilpisjärvi and Lake Kilpisjarvi

    It's a small place (town) with a couple of shops and some accommodation options (cottages mainly). Lake Kilpisjärvi is beautiful and offers activities (e.g. boat ride, even helicopter ride). It is at the foot of Mountain Saana. Many hiking routes begin here. You may hike to the top of Saana and see the magnificent views and enjoy the nature.

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  • Käsivarrentie Road (E8)

    The Käsivarrentie Road (E8 road) leads you through "the arm of Finland" to Kilpisjarvi Lake and border of Norway. It is a silent road with perhaps one or two cafes (the another one is attached with a camping site and the toilets are in the middle of the camping area) and you confront almost no other cars or people along the road. I wouldn't like to...

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  • Äijäkoski rapids

    The "Old man's rapids" are located 5 km South of Muonio town, along Torniontie road. Leave the car in the parking area and walk through the woods (100-150 meters) along the narrow path. Not for people with reduced mobility. You may see some paddlers going along the river. This is the border river between Sweden and Finland.

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  • Midnight Sun in Lapland

    Experience sunshine in the middle of night in midsummer (June, July) in Lapland! Stay up the whole night or at least until 2 a.m! P.s. Keep your mosquitoe repellent nearby (althought probably it won't help you enough).

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  • Enjoy the Nature

    I would think that NATURE is what Lapland is all about! Birch trees, lakes, rivers, forests, mushrooms, berries, reindeer, birds - step around the corner and you will find yet something new. We spent 8 days at our cottage and I could have stayed even longer - it was never boring!!!!

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  • sampo ice breaker

    its very expensive (173 euro) but also amazingu see the ice brake all the time and then u get lunch and also u can swim in the water (with special suits)

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  • Kellokas Visitor Centre

    A good starting point for very well arranged nature trails it's a very good way to get to know the local area, with it's flora and fauna.You can also get maps and advice about the trails, also video material about Lapland.There is a cafeteria which also serves delicious soups.

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  • Enontekiö

    This village is the northern end of the pleasant 2 - 3 days hike from Pallastunturi. The hike ends at the river in the pic opposite the village Enontekiö. When I did the hike there was at the river a possiblity to set a flag well visibly from the village at the other banks of the river and you had not to wait very long for a boat to come across to...

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  • Hike Pallastunturi - Enontekiö

    This is one of the most popular hikes in Finnish Lapland and can be nicely done in 2- 3 days. The whole trail is perfectly signposted and most of it is above the tree boundary over the hills like Taivaskero and Lumikero, exceeding the height of 800 m. Be prepared to take all the food you need for the whole trip with you. You can walk as soon as the...

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  • Buy a funny hat!!

    I have always wanted to buy one of those funny hats you see on 'Ski Sunday'. There are loads of different unusual hats to buy in the souvenir shops.

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  • Play in the snow

    It is really nice just to take time out from all the activities and play in the snow. This is especially thrilling if like me you never normally have any snow to play in because we don't seem to get any snow anymore. In Lapland it is especially thick as I found out when I took a short cut and sunk in the snow up to my waist! All the hotels have...

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  • Meet Father Christmas!!

    This is the highlight of the trip even for a big kid like me. This is obviously the real Father Christmas and not like the other imitations. His beard is definitely real. Trust me the rest are definitely imitations!!

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  • Go on a Reindeer Sleigh Ride

    This is a fab thing to do as you ride through the snowy forest in a reindeer sleigh covered by a reindeer hide to keep you warm. The daylight was just beginning to fade and it was magical. We then went into the Elves Teepee for a hot berry juice and a shortbread biscuit by the camp fire. The Reindeer Farmer's have a little hut in the forest - they...

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  • Kilpisjärvi

    Kilpisjärvi area is one of the most beautiful areas in Lapland, beautiful mountains, lakes and nature. Be aware that the place can always be very cold even in the summer.

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  • Skidoos

    Our "magical Lapland extravangaza" lacked, for us adults, a whole lot of magic and none of the activities were delivered to us as we had been led to believe. However, out of all of those idsappointed activities the children's skidoo roped to a stake in the ground turned out to be a blessing! As we waited for our two young men (aged 5 & 6) to have...

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  • Reindeer

    I wish I could be more enthusiastic about our reindeer ride but, as with most things on our supposed "magical Lapland extraveganza", it was a bitter disappointment! To be fair, the disappointment was not the reindeer per say - they are rather cool animals - it was because we were again confined to the compound, the course was a tiny circuit, it was...

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  • Huskies

    Walking through the deep snow, in the dark towards the sound of huskies yapping - fantastic and very atmospheric. What can I say about huskies? They are beautiful looking pooches, rather irritable and arguementative but above all, in the (wet) snow - they stink of wet dog!!!A husky ride is great fun. Out of all the activities we did in Lapland,...

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  • Snowmobiles

    I was bitterly disappointed that I wasn't "out there" on my snowmobile but confined to a circuit within a compound. However - the disappointment soon moved aside when I was off!I was given a helmet, settled onto a snowmobile and asked if I had ever ridden one before - when I could finally understand and hear my reply was simple "no!". The response...

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  • Snow Castle

    Built every year this is definitely a castle - not a palace - and it is also most definitely made of ice... and lots of it!Inside there are many rooms to wander around, ice benches covered in reindeer skins to sit down on but the best, by far, has to be the room where you can sit and warm up (of sorts) with cups of hot chocolate... hot chocolate...

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  • Yllas skiing

    We are only beginners,our instructer spoke great english and done a great job.After an hours lesson we freely wizzed about the nursery slopes! In the winter when the sun doesnot shineYllas is lit up! It is also easy to get the free bus from Akaslompolo where we stayed to the ski resort a taxi cost 10 euros(Dec 2006) for the return trip.

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  • Rovaniemi

    Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland. It's the largest city here as other places are only towns and villages, so do not expect here too much but still it is nice place to visit and stop over on your way to the far north.

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  • Pyhä Amethyst Mine

    You should visit Pyhä Amethyst Mine, in Pyhä-Luosto reservation, about 40 Km from Kemijärvi and 130 Km from Rovaniemi. It is a very interesting place with nice guiding, and you get to dig for your own amethyst:)

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  • Levi - the best ski resort in Lappi

    Levi is located in western Lapland and it's Finland's biggest and best ski resort. There are 47 slopes and pretty good off-tracks, 230 km of skiing tracks, 750 km of snowmobiling routes and the craziest after-ski in Lappi (check out the nightlife tips)! Also, it's got the only alpine ski World Cup slope in Finland. The busiest times are new year,...

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  • A drink at the Ice Bar

    All the cocktails are served in a glass made from Ice. The first drink costs €12 , but you can get refills for €7. Expensive, but it is not like you can come here often.

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  • Ice Church

    Next door to the Ice Hotel in Sweden is the Ice Church. Although it is very cold inside many couples come here from all over the world to get married. People even bring their children for a christening.

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  • Ice Hotel Standard Room

    The Ice Hotel contains a number of standard rooms, perfect if you feel the need to sleep in minus five degrees celcius. They tell you that it is often much colder outside, but I have no problem with my warm hotel bed.It is well worth seeing though!

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  • Ice Hotel Suites

    As well as a large amount of standard rooms the Ice Hotel contains a number of suites. Each has been designed by a different Ice artist from around the world. Some are incredable.

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  • Ice Carting

    Ice Carting is like any other kind of carting, but in the snow and ice it is wild. As you fly into the corners you hang on the edge of control, sliding wildly round every bend. But even with gloves on it can get very cold racing around the track at speed.

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  • Snowmobile

    We went on a 28kilometre snowmobile safari at night which was wild. You can choose to have your own snowmobile or share it with a friend or partner. Two guides escorts you, one at the front and the other at the back of the group.Driving them can be a challenge as they are not the most responsive things to steer. You seem to spend a considerable...

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  • Husky Safari

    You have the chance to travel the traditional way on a Husky Safari. Here they tie a number of Alaskan, Siberian and mix breed huskies to your sleigh and leave you to take control. A very fun ride courtesy of some gorgeous animals.

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  • Night Skiing

    One of the coolest things about going to Levi is the ski resort opens at civilised times. The lifts dont open until 10am but stay open until 8pm. The main slopes are all floodlit and night skiing is pretty cool!

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  • Reindeers

    In Lapland Reindeers are an important part of life. They seem to roam about wild, but also are farmed by many people.They are used for transportation, food and warmth.They can be experienced close up at one of the reindeer farms, where you can go for a ride on a sleigh pulled by one of these friendly beasts.

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  • Varkaankuru

    Translated , it means 'The thief gorge', and it features a waterfall, a pond and from it the trail continues allong the water back to Akaslompolo.A 3 hours trip, it reveals an unspoiled nature, panels describing the plants and animal that live in the area. It's a very beautiful trip, and definitely worth the effort.

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  • snow castle in kemi

    lots of rooms and great stuff out of ice - not much to say ....its really niceif u r going to the icebreaker u should go to the snow castle after it (its near the railway station)

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  • dog sleding safari

    maybe the best activity in this tripyou get a sled and drive it (well the dogs run u just have to use the breaks sometimes and to lean to the sides on turns) its real easy and alot of funthere are alot of companies who offer those kind of activities so just see what is best for u (i went on 1 with reindeer ride as well)

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  • Raindeer Farm

    They may not be as fast as snowmobile or huskies, but also manage to do the job of pulling the sledge and moving people from one point to another...Raindeers are rather stubborn and therefore you might find yourself and sledge in a snowdrift... Try some moss to win them over :-)

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  • Snowmobile Safari

    Plenty of opportunities for that and you better use it...It is so much fun going through a snowy forest or getting the speed up on a frozen lake... If you lucky you might even see some reindeers :-)

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  • Dog Sledge Safari

    If you have a chance don't miss visiting a huskies farm and having a dog sledge safari is a must once you are there. Before the safari the owner of the farm told us a bit about these incredible dogs, who can live and work in extreme cold (in Siberia up to -75 C).The farm I visited had over 100 dogs and when we arrived they were all sleeping,...

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  • Kemi

    This is what I liked most on Kemi - the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Bothnia, to be exactly). I sat on the coast at noon and enjoyed the sunbeams, no tourists and nobody yelling "Icecram, Hotdogs, Drinks".

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  • Rovaniemi

    This is the place why most people come to Rovaniemi - Santa Claus' workshop. When I was here (August 25) only a few tourist were around to buy candles, balls for christmas trees, jumpers and gingerbread. I wonder why?Oh, and Santa was on holidays - yes, really! - Santa Park was closed due to holidays. Santa has to work one day a year only and if I...

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  • Inari

    The village of Inari is very small. It has less then 600 inhabitants but its history dates 8000 years back. It started when Sami fishermen settled down here. Today the town constits of a major road, a supermarket, a tourist information, at least one hotel and several residential houses. But I read in a pamphlet that it is the centre of Sami...

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  • Vast Forests

    Forests in Lapland are vast and untouched. It is great hiking through them, gathering blueberries and mushrooms or watching the wildlife.

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  • Rovaniemi

    The town of Rovaniemi looks like most of the other Finnish towns - streets are constructed like a chessboard, buildings are modern, mostly two- or three-storied, made of steel and concrete.The most impressive construction is the suspension bridge, spanning the Ounaskoski River. It is called Lumberjack's Candle Bridge (Jätkänkynttilä) with it's...

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  • Rovaniemi

    Rovaniemi has about 36,000 inhabitants, is located at the confluence of the rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki and is the capital of Lapland.This photo was taken from one of the hills around Rovaniemi.

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  • Kemi

    Kemi is a small town in the very south of Lappi. It is located on the northern coast of the Baltic Sea. It is constructed like a chessboard, houses about 24,000 people and became popular due to the snow castle which attracts hundred of thousands visitors each winter.

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