This captivating region, located in Northern Finland, is a treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural richness, but also Santa’s home, with its village just a few kilometres away from Rovaniemi.
Your journey begins in the charming towns of Ivalo and Inari, which serve as gateways to Lapland’s pristine Arctic wilderness.
In the heart of the Sami homeland, time seems to stand still, and nature’s grandeur reigns supreme.
Here, you’ll have the chance to embark on a photographic and culinary adventure at Neljän Tuulen Tupa restaurant, a place where the flavors of Lapland come alive. Delight in dishes like smoked salmon, reindeer stew and cloudberries while being immersed in the rich tapestry of Sami culture.
One of the most enchanting experiences in Lapland is witnessing the Sami people and their reindeer herds coexisting in harmony and you could get a glimpse of it feeding them during winter time.
In this wild region you’ll have the chance to observe eurasian pygmy owls, hawk owls, capercaillies, black grouses, smews, bohemian waxwings, siberian jays, siberian tits and many more.
As the reindeer graze through the Arctic landscapes, you’ll have the unique opportunity to observe this centuries-old way of life. The Sami, indigenous people of Lapland, have preserved their traditions and deep connection to the land for generations. Their stories, art, and songs come to life in this corner of the world.
The region’s numerous lakes add to its serene charm. The glassy waters of Lake Inari, Finland’s third-largest lake, reflect the enchanting Northern Lights during winter and the endless Arctic sun in summer.
Each lake is a mirror to the heavens above, a serene oasis of calm amid the Arctic wilderness. But there’s more to Lapland than meets the eye; it’s a place where every day is an opportunity to create lasting memories, where you can embrace the magic of the Arctic, connect with nature, and experience the essence of local history. So, keep reading and discover the hidden charms and adventures that await you in this Arctic paradise with Skua.
Highlights & Key Facts
With approximately 200 bird species, the Northern Finland is a special place for birdwatchers.
There are around 60 species of mammals roaming in the Lapland’s expanse, but the most common are the reindeer of the Sami.
Year Round Wonder
Lapland is a wonderful destination year-round, making it a perfect place for travelers in search of wonders for the sight and heart.
You can access the natural beauty of this area through our extensive tours or with the nearby airports, including Ivalo (1 hour), Kirkenes (2 hours and 30 minutes) and Rovaniemi (4 hours and 15 minutes).
Each of the main habitats in this stunning region is unique, just as the area itself and leads you toward a land of wonders, with its uniqueness well spread on all seasons; just as in a good painting.
Explore Lapland’s expanse, where you can encounter Sami people and their herds of reindeers, full of lakes and pine trees forests, this biome is one of the most unique of the world.
Thousands’s Lakes Land
Experience the tranquility of wetlands as you observe an array of birdlife and other unique fauna that call these areas home. Bigger and smaller lakes of glacial origin awaits to be discovered.
Eurasian Pygmy Owl
Lapland's serene lakes come alive with the haunting calls and striking plumage of the Arctic Loon in summer, from June to August.
Lapland's winter scene includes the elegant Smew, donning its striking black-and-white attire with chestnut accents from November to April.
Climate & Seasons
Summer Season from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
Winter (November - March)
Northern Lights Spectacle: Winter offers the best opportunity to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights, painting the arctic skies with vibrant hues. The clear, dark nights provide optimal conditions for this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.
Dogs’s sledding: embark in this adventure with our trusted friends, bringing us all around above the snow, using their tiny paws to move as fast as a lightning bolt. This unique experience will make you feel like in Balto’s animated movie.
Wildlife Observation and Photography: The snowy landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for wildlife photography. Reindeer, moose, mountain hare and other mammals are visible too; along with birds such as the Hawk Owl, the arctic redpoll or the capercaillie.
Spring (April - May)
Reindeer calving season: in this season, little furry snouts say hello to the world for the first time, it’s the calving season of reindeers; during this time they are going to amaze you and melt your hearts.
Migratory birds Return: different migratory species of geese, the tundra swans, horned and red necked grebes, pomarine and parasitic jeagers, white storks,great bitterns and several other make their comeback to this region in the spring season.
Summer (June - August)
Midnight Sun Magic: Experience the surreal phenomenon of the Midnight Sun, where the sun never fully sets. Enjoy long daylight hours for outdoor activities, wildlife spotting, and exploration.
Orchids and wildflowers: melting snow brings hues of color from the bloom of several wildflowers species, including orchids; they typically grow under the shade of the pine trees and in the open grasslands, discover the flora diversity of the Arctic.
Berries and hiking: from the end of the Summer discover the numerous species of local berries in dedicated hikes.
You will get to enjoy homemade jams, prepared with the berries that you harvested.
Autumn (September - October)
Wild Berries and Hiking: in a different concept of discovery, join unforgettable hikes with the autumn's shades, enjoy wild berries and especialy the famous cloudberries.
Vivid Fall Colors: The taiga, multiple lakes and forests transform into a symphony of autumn colors, with the foliage of all the non coniferous plants, creating a captivating setting for photography and sightseeing.
Aurora and Night Sky Photography: As the nights grow longer, the chances of witnessing the Northern Lights increase once again, providing ample opportunities for captivating night sky photography.
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