21.11.2019 – 24.11.2019
Welcome to the real life Winter Wonderland.
Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region, an incredibly sparse populated yet completely breathtaking area of the world bordering Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea. You may know it for Santa’s home, the land of Reindeers, the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun! I was able to visit the Ski town Levi, situated in the beautiful Kittilä – 1.5 hour flight North from Helsinki.
Before we jump into this blog posts, here’s a few facts about Lapland that I learnt whilst I was there:
– In Winter the temperatures can go as little as -50 degrees!
– The number of Reindeer in Lapland roughly equals that of people.
– One of my favourite facts is that Lapland has the cleanest recorded air in the world so take lots of deep breaths when you’re there!
– For 73 days each year, the sun is visible around the clock, this is where you will get to see the Midnight Sun – many people actually go hiking or skiing at this time as there’s not many other places in the world that you would get this opportunity! Visit in June and you will expect 21-24 hours of light a day.
– Lapland makes up roughly one third of Finland’s total area, and it’s a region, not a country.