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Where should I go in Lapland to see the northern lights?

Our expert author’s guide to the best spots in the region for catching a glimpse of those iconic green hues.

Suvanto

Due east of Luosto and reached via Pyhä on Routes 962 and 9621 (a total distance of 44km), the ravishing village of Suvanto is…

Inari

A short drive of 39km northwest from Ivalo, Inari is to Finland what Karasjok is to Norway. Home to Sámediggi, the Finnish Sámi parliament,…

Staloluokta

One of the main places of interest in the Padjelanta National Park park is Staloluokta, an ancient Sámi mountain camp named after the Sámi…

Gammelstad

One of Lapland’s top sights, Gammelstad, 11km northwest of Luleå, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. It is an outstanding…

ICEHOTEL

Icehotel Lapland

Harriniva Holiday Centre

The biggest and best husky centre (with around 400 dogs) in Lapland, the Harriniva Holiday Centre, 3km south of Muonio along Route 21 towards…

North Cape

The Sámi call Norway’s northernmost island Máhkarávju or ‘steep, barren coast’, which has been Norwegianised into today’s Magerøya and is home to around 3,500…

Lappstaden

From the tourist office of Aridsjaur, it is a walk of around 10 minutes northwest along the main street, Storgatan, and then right into…

Lofoten and Vesterålen islands

The scenic highlight of any trip to Norwegian Lapland, the Vesterålen (pronounced ‘vester-oh-len’) and Lofoten (‘loo-fut-en’) islands are a rugged triangular-shaped archipelago off Narvik.…

Santa Claus Village

Think what you might about a tourist attraction based around the delights of meeting a child-loving old man with a long white beard dressed…

Tromsø

The ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, as the city thrills in billing itself, Tromsø (Romsa in Sámi) is one of the undisputed highlights of Norwegian…

Travel and visas in Lapland

Getting there and away Given the tremendous distances involved in reaching Lapland, even from elsewhere in Scandinavia, the only feasible way of getting there…

Food and drink in Lapland

Food In the bigger towns and cities across Lapland you will find a wide range of eateries. In addition to the regular Nordic restaurants…