Sightseeing

Feel the Finnish Lapland

 
 
The most important sights (attractions) in Lapland
 
Amethyst Mine (the only operative amethyst mine in Europe, Lampivaara, Pyhä-Luosto National Park): http://www.amethystmine.fi/ and http://www.ametistikaivos.fi
 
Arctic Circle Information (Rovaniemi): http://www.arcticcircle-information.fi/index.html
(It is also possible to arrange a special meeting with Santa in his forest cottage. The guide will come to pick you up from your hotel and he will take you to Santa's secret forest cottage. There you can spend some time with Santa, take pictures with your own camera and have a reindeer sledge ride. Elf the Santa's helper will make sure that the children are warm by offering hot berry juice. If you would like Santa to give presents to children, you can give them to guide when he picks you up from the hotel. After the meeting the guide will take you back to your hotel. The price for meeting Santa in his forest cottage is about 850 euros. For more details, contact Arctic Circle Information, please.)
 
Arctic Circle Reindeer Park & Restaurant (Rovaniemi): http://www.porofarmi.fi
 
Arctic SnowHotel (also a snow chapel for weddings and a snow sauna, in Sinettä, Rovaniemi): http://www.arcticsnowhotel.fi
 
Arktikum (Exhibition of Arctic Regions, in Rovaniemi): http://www.arktikum.fi
 
Aurora borealis (the northern lights) can be seen from the beginning of September until April. See our category Aurora Borealis.


Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara, Sodankylä): http://www.kultamuseo.fi/ and http://www.tankavaara.fi
 
Hot-air balloon flights at Levi in the winter: http://www.aerohot.fi
 
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen: http://www.kakslauttanen.fi
 
Julma Ölkky Canyon Lake: http://www.julmaolkky.fi
 
 
 
 
Konijänkä Animal Park (Äkäslompolo, Ylläs): http://www.konijanka.fi/index.php?lang=en
 
Korundi House of Culture - the art museum in an old historical building (Rovaniemi): http://www.korundi.fi/en/Home
 
Lainio Snow Village & Snow Hotel (opens on December 1st every year, Ylläs & Levi): http://www.snowvillage.fi
   

Life in Lapland (Life & Travel in the Far North): http://www.lifeinlapland.com/
  
Luvattumaa - The Land of music, ice and snow (a teepee restaurant, an ice sauna, ice sculptures and a snow igloo in Levi): http://luvattumaa.fi/index_en.html
 

Nellim Wilderness Hotel with Aurora Bubble & Sarmi Aurora Lodge (an adventure based ecotourism company in Northern Lapland, in new Aurora Bubbles you can fall asleep looking up at the star-lit sky from your cozy bed): http://www.nellim.fi/

Northern Lights Restaurant Poro (also Father Christmas welcomes you to meet him in Lapp Village, Ylläs, Äkäslompolo): http://www.ravintolaporo.com/
 
Online Travelmagazine of Rovaniemi: http://www.digipaper.fi/travelrovaniemi/
 
OnlyInLapland.com: Lapland - The North of Finland: http://www.onlyinlapland.com/
 
Purnumukka Reindeer Farm: http://www.porofarmi.com   
 
Ranua Wildlife Park (the most northern zoo in the world): http://www.ranuawildlife.com/ and http://www.ranuazoo.com
 
Reindeer Farm Sanila (accommodation, hiking, fishing in Sevettijärvi, 170 kilometers from Ivalo, bus connection from Rovaniemi): http://www.sanila.fi/en/home.php
 
Reindeer Farm Tatuka: http://www.tatuka.net
 
Reindeer Safaris Nulpon Nulkaus (Muonio): http://www.nulponnulkaus.com/eng/
 
Rukapalvelu (Ruka, Kuusamo): http://www.rukapalvelu.fi/
 
Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos (Inari): http://www.sajos.fi
 
Sampo Tours - Arctic Icebreaker (the World's only icebreaker for tourists, Kemi, this attraction is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die): http://www.sampotours.com
 
Santa Claus Office (in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi): http://www.santaclausoffice.fi
 
Santa Claus' Post Office (in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi): http://www.santaclaus.posti.fi
 
Santa Claus Village (this attraction is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die): http://www.santaclausvillage.info
 
Santa House Christmas Exhibition & Shop (Rovaniemi): http://www.christmashouse.fi/index_en.html
 
Santa Park - Christmas Theme Park, ice bar, throw snowballs also in the summer (in Rovaniemi): http://www.santapark.com
 
Santa's Resort (Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä): http://www.santasresort.fi/
 
Santa Village (Levi): http://www.santasvillage.fi
 

Siida - Sámi Culture Museum & Arctic Nature Centre (Inari): http://www.siida.fi
 
Sightseeing tours by taxi (e.g. Rovaniemi - Ranua Zoo - Rovaniemi: prices from 270 € / max. 4 pers. or 300 € /max. 8 pers., includes waiting 3 hours, multi-lingual drivers, also minibuses, agency cars and transportations to/from the airport): http://www.taxirovaniemi.com/, http://www.taksirovaniemi.fi/
 
Snow Land (the possibility of overnight stays in snow igloos, the chance to make snow sculptures, the igloo restaurant with ice tables & starlit sky, the arctic disco, snow buildings, the horse farm, wedding ceremonies etc.): http://www.snowland.fi
 
Teno River (nature, fishing, hunting, cottages): http://www.tenojoki.fi

The Shaman Kingdom - Borealis Amaltheia (in Nivankylä, Rovaniemi, "became independent" in June 30th, 1995): http://www.kampsuherra.com/index.html
 
The World's most northern McDonald's Restaurant (in Rovaniemi): http://www.mcdonalds.fi/fi/ravintolat.html
 

Special in Tornio (Finland) - Haparanda (Sweden) border cities:
-The biggest shopping center in Northern Finland (situated at the border of Finland and Sweden): http://rajalla.com/
-The biggest candy shop in Europe: http://www.candyworld.se
-The biggest sauna in the whole world (for 150 people in Cape East Spa): http://www.capeeast.se/en.aspx
-The most long-lasting hole-in-one in the world (Meri-Lappi Golf Club / TornioGolf / Green Zone Golf is situated at the border of Sweden and Finland! Shot from Sweden to Finland at 2 pm and it will be in Finland at 3 pm. So the shot will take about 1 hour and 5 seconds as national border runs across the putting green! Besides, the sun shines 24 hours a day in midsummer which allows unlimited golfing!): http://www.torniogolf.fi/en/ and http://www.golf.fi/kenttahaku#!/Meri-Lapin%20Golfklubi
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