Lapland (northern: Sápmi, Lulei: Sábme, southern: Saemie) is a cultural region that has traditionally been a settlement of the Sámi. It is located in northern Europe, in the northern part of Scandinavia, and covers four countries – Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, cross-border cooperation became increasingly important, and the importance of existing county and country borders declined for both the Sámi and the majority non-Sami populations. The most populous groups in the area are Russians and Norwegians, while Sámi make up only 5% of the population. There is no political force for independence, but more groups want more territorial autonomy or stronger self-government for the region’s indigenous population
Why is Lapland famous?
It is home to Sweden’s most northern town (Kiruna), highest mountain (Kebnekaise) and deepest lake (Hornavan). Reindeer, fish and game meats are staple foods. However, did you know that Lapland is famous for its cheese?
Stay in Ice Igloos in Finnish Lapland
Always looking for new skies, Goway Travel is inviting Globetrotters to sleep under the Northern Lights, adding Finnish Lapland to its ever expanding portfolio of destinations.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is the world’s leading premium Arctic resort, located 250 kilometers / 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, a sparsely populated region in Finland which borders Sweden, Norway, Russia, and the Baltic Sea. On offer are four seasons of incredible arctic wilderness beauty, enjoyed in high-quality facilities. The resort is world-famous for its glass igloos and Arctic art – all designed to showcase the Northern Lights in winter, and make the most of the midnight sun in summer.