Have you ever wondered where winter wonderland is? Let me tell you, it’s in Lapland. Lapland is our gem. It’s nature’s haven with a hint of magic. I have always loved exploring the globe and there are many places and countries in the world I love, but I must say Lapland is right at the top of my list of travel destinations on this planet. Let me tell you why.

1. Snow

Lapland is where you find winter wonderland. The first snowfall usually comes in October and the landscape suddenly becomes untouched. Snow stays on the ground long into the spring months and the first of May is usually the last day the ski resorts are open.

2. Scenery

What more can I say? Fjelds, snow, sky, pure wilderness as far as the eye can see.

3. Colors

They say Polar night in Lapland is dark. I beg to differ. The colors are magnificent, even if it’s just one color at a time.

4. Reindeer

Who wouldn’t love these fellas? You might even come across one on your ski trip.

5. Huskies

A husky safari is a lot of fun for the entire family. The dogs can’t wait to get out and run and kids fall asleep in the sleighs.

6. Winter sports

Downhill, uphill, cross country, you name it they have it. Skiing in all forms. You could also try fatbikes, snow mobiles, snowshoes, diving in the snow after sauna, after-ski dancing on tables and much more.

7. Nature

The gorgeous nature that you can explore – perhaps even with a horse.

8. Santa Claus

You did know Lapland is the home of Santa Claus, right? This alone makes Lapland the perfect holiday destination for everyone with children, and without.

9. Fresh air and room to breathe

When you get to Lapland from the hustle and bustle of cities, the first thing you want to do is to take a deep breath. Personal space is something Finns value greatly and Lapland is a perfect place to have no-one else in sight.

10. Northern Lights

Northern lights never cease to amaze me. If the weather is clear and cold enough, you should be able to spot northern lights in Lapland almost every night at some point. If you want to photograph them you should find a spot with no artificial light. Roaming in Lapland in the middle of the night with the moon and aurora borealis lighting your path is something you’ll never forget.

+1 Culture and heritage

The Finnish and northern culture and heritage is present everywhere: in the people, houses, food and way of life. There’s also a hint of mystique in the atmosphere.