Lapland is the northernmost region of Finland, and lies between Norway, Sweden, Russia and the Baltic Sea. It boast amazing ski resorts, the northern lights, Santa Claus and the midnight sun, as well as a multitude of other things to do and see.
A subarctic and cold climate is experienced in Lapland. So we advise you pack all your warm clothes as the outdoors is still beautiful come winter or summer.
A lot of the Sami (the inhabitants) people say that Finland experiences 8 seasons a year rather than 4. Summer temperatures on average range from 10-15 °C while winter temperatures range from -16-3 °C, with an average snowfall around 175-225 days a year.
Finnish and Swedish
South African passport holders require a visa for Lapland (Finland).
WHAT THINGS COST *
Bottled water 1.5L EUR 1.29
Can of coke EUR 2.00
Bottle of local beer. EUR 2.42
Take away lunch EUR 11.00
Dinner at a restaurant EUR 50.00 – 100.00
20 minute taxi journey EUR 40.00
*Purchase price will vary depending on point of sale.