Lapland

Lapland

Lapland (or Sápmi in the Sámi language) stretches over four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola peninsula of Russia. Lapland is the ultimate winter travel destination ! This dreamy part of the world has it all… Nature is everywhere, sometimes spectacular or simply beautiful. In Lapland, it takes only a few minutes to forget the frenzy of daily life and to plunge into a peaceful, stillness and pristine nature. A trip to Lapland is an opportunity to breathe the pure northern air, to live in communion with nature or “Friluftsliv”, to contemplate the wild landscapes, to slide on a dog sled under the northern lights or to settle down in a cottage by the water and relax in a sauna in the middle of the polar night.Lapland is also an opportunity to discover the culture of the Sami, a nomadic tribe from the far north who are today the only indigenous people still present in Europe.  

Our road trip to discover Lapland in winter…

From Enontekiö in Finland to Grøtfjord in Norway with its breathtaking view of the Arctic Ocean, we drove 230 miles.  

The different regions of Lapland visited by C-Ludik

A map showing the road-trip of C-Ludik in Lapland for the blog ’Tween here and there. A road-trip from Enontekiö to Grøtfjord including outdoor activities.
Map showing C-Ludik’s trip to Lapland
 

Lapland in video

Experience the magic of winter in Lapland in 1-minute chrono.  

14 unique reasons to visit Lapland in winter

  1. Snowshoeing on the frozen lakes
  2. Enjoy Falun’s Red Wooden Houses/li>
  3. Sleep in an ice hotel in the middle of nature
  4. Discover dog sledding and be a musher for one day
  5. Experience traditional Sámi culture
  6. Climb the Saana fell, sacred to Sámi people
  7. Discover the culture of Sámi reindeer herding
  8. Ice fishing in Sámi culture
  9. Driving a snowmobile
  10. Walk in Tromsø, the “Paris of the North”
  11. Sunset over a winter landscape
  12. Hunting for the Northern Lights
  13. Discover the hidden Fjords of Norway
  14. Visit Grøtfjord, a magical view of the Arctic Ocean
 

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