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Lapland: an overview

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Posted on 03 March 2012

Lapland: an overview 

  
Finnish Lapland is more than one third the total area of ​​Finland. Known to the world the edge of midnight sun, reindeer and traditional Suomi consistently attracts tourists all year round. On the territory dominated by wildlife and dense forests with wolves and bears, and fishing and forestry are the main directions of the local economy. 

Clean and serene nature of Lapland - a wonderful setting for any holiday. At any age and at any time of year where you can find something for everyone. Do you like peace and quiet, or intend to spend an active holiday full of events, Lapland will give you every opportunity to do so. 

The nature of this region pulsing life: here dwells a large number of birds and mammals. The beauty of nature differs in several parts of Lapland. Southern and western areas close to the sea, there are rivers and rich flora. Central and eastern Lapland is famous for its rolling hills and dense forests.Northern Lapland is more scarce in the vegetation, is found only low-growing deciduous trees and shrubs, and the bare hills, you can easily walks. Most of the forests of Lapland constitute the coniferous forests, with the always present lichen. Nature, forests, waterways and the landscape fundamentally affect local residents, other than equanimity, calmness and deliberation. 

Winter Holidays in Lapland - a guaranteed success. Snow begins to cover the ground from mid-October, and promises many opportunities for outdoor activities: a winter safari in dogs or reindeer, skiing or simply skiing through the woods, hunting, riding snowmobiles and much more. In Lapland, many specially prepared trails for each sport, but a combination of natural beauty and fresh air make holidays magical. 

Do not think that the summer recreation opportunities inferior to winter. Lapland - the ever-changing territory, with the snow begins intensive growth and bloom, carrying with it new pleasures and new activities. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding nature and enjoy the fact that it can offer you in this season: rafting and boating, fishing and hunting, golfing, hiking and horse trekking, mountain biking, and just hiking in the woods for mushrooms and berries. 

Lapland is also rich in cultural events. Each month there is something remarkable: music festivals of different directions, competitions in figure skating, exhibition of sculpture and carving figures out of ice, theatrical performances, indoors and outdoors, festivals, film and animation, washing gold-bearing sand, and much more. Gold Rush played a role in the history of Lapland, is actively mined gold here in the early 20th century. Visit the Golden Village Tankavaara in Sodankylä, there is an international museum of gold, which can be closely acquainted with the history of gold mining, as well as try out the role of prospector. Not far from Lake Inari and Suomi settlement is the largest ski resort in Finland - Saariselkä. Lapland and Finland holds the largest nature reserve - Lemmenjoki. 

With regard to urban life, it is best felt in four major cities of Lapland - Kemi (famous for its snow castle), Tornio, Kemijärvi and Rovaniemi (near Santa's Village). Comprehensive service, vibrant nightlife, theaters, art museums and many other urban delights await you there.

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