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Rovaniemi - Santa Claus
Rovaniemi - Santa Claus by Tarja Ryhannen Mitrovic @flickr
Ruka by Timo_W2S @flickr
Northern Lights
Northern Lights by Timo_W2S @flickr
Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village by Tarja Ryhannen Mitrovic @flickr
Rovaniemi - Aurora Borealis
Rovaniemi - Aurora Borealis by Tarja Ryhannen Mitrovic @flickr
Rovaniemi by Tarja Ryhannen Mitrovic @flickr
Lapland by Jann Kuusisaari @flickr
Finland by Monitotxi @flickr
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Top sigths of Finland

Market Square is the noisiest and liveliest place in the city. Sometimes this place is also called Strawberry Square. If you visit this place in June, you will see an amazing view – all stalls are simply covered with fragrant ripe strawberry. Other important architecture landmarks include Finland Palace, the House of Opera, the Olympic Stadium and Uspenski Cathedral. Fans of excursions will find it interesting to visit numerous historic and art museums of the city. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Lapland

Advices for travellers

1. The region is characterized by rather harsh and snowy winters, so fans of skiing and exploring the snow-covered woods have to prepare thoroughly. However, summer in Lapland is quite pleasant; the temperature often warms up to +20C, and in July it can reach +30C. 2. Major cities of the region are interconnected by rail and bus service, but it’s not worthy to rely on public transportation. Those who come to … Open

Travel guide to Lapland

In winter, Lapland is also visited by fans of unusual entertainments. The region is perfectly suitable for watching the Northern Lights. A few years ago, this type of entertainments was considered as a trial only for the strongest people, as tourists had to spend several hours outside. Today, there are several special hotels on forest land. There are icehouses with a transparent roof. Now, you can watch the … Open

Traditions and mentality of Lapland

Lapland is associated with wonderful winter landscapes; both children and adults dream to visit home of Santa Claus. It is an amazingly picturesque region with many fabulous national symbols and traditions. Like many centuries ago, indigenous people pay much attention to craft traditions; masterpieces of local artisans are incredibly popular among foreign visitors. The most common and popular are products of … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

A typical national dish is fish soup; every chef in Lapland cooks it in his unique way. Exquisite fish dishes are complemented by lots of interesting toppings that allow emphasizing the special taste of fish. As for deli meats, poronkäristys venison stew is an undisputable leader. Meat features quite specific taste; the national delicacy has many admirers. Mashed potatoes complement meat; garnish is flavored with … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The charming park of Riisitunturin kansallispuisto attracts tourists with its mountainous landscapes. Vacationers can stroll through the picturesque foothills and then climb to one of the peaks and evaluate a panoramic view. Perämeren kansallispuisto is considered one of the most interesting parks; you can reach it by water only. Speaking of natural things, we should definitely mention the lovely Ranua Zoo. This … Open

Cultural excursion through Lapland - things to see

Lapland is a recognized center of winter recreation, but those who prefer to devote considerable time to excursions would enjoy the region. It’s worth to start discovering sights with the region's capital, Rovaniemi; the house of Santa Claus is its principal symbol. The tour program has to include a visit to the Museum of the Northern Lights, which is situated in Pohiyan Kruunu; the museum promises to be very … Open

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