Lapland is a ridiculously beautiful region. With only a small amount of people living there compared to its massive size, there is plenty of untouched wilderness and solitude. And as with many places of extreme location, there is extreme phenomena and moments to be experienced. Of course the northern lights are one phenomena to be viewed but there quite a few others to been encountered should you be lucky, such as experiencing Kaamos (polar night)
, seeing a sun dog
or moon dog
, or simply exploring Laplands national parks and wilderness areas
, either by snowshoe, snowmobile, or skis.
During the winter, it can be difficult to explore many wilderness areas because of the extreme conditions (snow, ice, and freezing temperatures) so sometimes its practical to acquire the services and help of locals. If you need assistance Beyond Arctic
can help you explore the area around Rovaniemi, Lucky Ranch
can help you discover Pyha-Luosto National Park, and Aurora Holidays
can show you the best of Utsjoki and the top of Lapland.