Lapland is the largest region in Finland, located in the northernmost part of the country, with the Norrbotten County of Sweden, the Finnmark and Troms Counties in Norway and the Murmansk Oblast in Russia as its international neighbours. The capital of the region is Rovaniemi while Salla, Ruka, Ivalo, Kemi, Tornio and Ylläs are all other notable locations in Lapland. Tourism is the central pillar of the Lapland economy, which makes Lapland cottages rentals a mecca for tourists and travelers from all over the world.
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Summer activity programs involving trekking, canoeing and other water and land sports together with winter recreational opportunities such as skiing and snow-boarding are fantastic seasonal opportunities for visitors opting for Lapland holidays. The capital town of Rovaniemi, is known internationally for its Santa Claus village, where all your family can experience typical Finnish Christmas traditions and participate in a myriad of fun festive activities. Another unmissable sight in this part of the world for visitors renting Lapland cottages is the Salla Reindeer Park, just 150 kilometers away from Rovaniemi. Aside from the legendary Reindeer park, where there are live reindeers and different hiking trails for use in summer and winter, you will also get a chance to see the Forest Hall exhibition alongside other visiting art exhibitions.
Treat the kids this year with a trip to Lapland cottages to see where Christmas dreams are made!
In Kuusamo’s Ruka area, a view of the frozen lakes and the clean, verdant forests will prove idyllic. The ski resort in Ruka is particularly known for its family-friendly holiday skiing. Ivalo is a very large village in the Inari municipality of Lapland. The Ivalo airport is the oldest and the northern-most passenger airport in Finland. River Ivalojoki offers opportunities for canoeing and trekking, fishing and gold panning. Apart from these, Kemi town is also lies within easy reach of inquisitive visitors, either by air, rail or road. The Kemi Snowcastle, and its ice bar and hotel are sights that are will fascinate visitors of all ages. The Sampo Icebreaker is another unique attraction available to tourists in the region.
Tornio town and municipality contain many diverse educational institutions and is popular and well-known for its steel and textile industries. Tornio boasts a Green Zone golf course next to a border, which is often crossed during golf games and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its Alatornio Church with its Bell Tower was first used many centuries ago for measuring a long segment of the meridian to determine the exact size and shape of the world. Ylläs in the Kolari municipality is known for its Gondola lifts amongst many other things. The list of things to do and see in Lapland is endless, but don’t take our world for it, go and experience it for yourself. Another European region of stunning natural beauty you could consider for your holidays is Djursland and Mols Cottage Rentals.