Lapland - Finland

The Province of Lapland (Lappi in Finnish and Sami, Lappland in Swedish) is one of the Provinces of Finland. The municipalities in the province cooperate in a Regional Council, which also makes it the Region of Lapland. It borders the Province of Oulu and the Region of North Ostrobothnia in the south. It also borders to the Gulf of Bothnia, Norrbotten County in Sweden, Finnmark County and Troms County in Norway and to Murmansk Oblast in Russia. In some parts of the world, particularly Britain and Finland itself, it is considered the traditional home of Santa Claus (Joulupukki).

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Discussion on Lapland

Stily1 :

My wife and I plan to spend June 2007 touring Lapland on motorcycles. We would either ship and temporarily import ours, or rent bikes there. Anybody know of a good way to do either? By Lapland I basically mean Norway, Finland and Sweden. Thanks!

Brian M :
"For the rental angle, here are a couple that Google turned up: I didn't peruse the sites to see if they'll allow you to roam on your own, or even leave the country. And as for importing your own, I imagine that'd be Much more money and work than just buying and reselling bikes there locally for your vacation. Have fun, I'm jealous."
Emma :

I am planning a trip to Lapland next year- We really want to go to the ice hotel (I have found that there is one in Norway- although not THE ice hotel- has anyone been?) and plan a dog sledding trip couple of days. The fjords in Norway also have an appeal.. Is there anywhere else that anyone could recommend? I have bought books to read, but I was wondering if anyone has been there or has any suggestions? Thanks

The Informer :
"Hi. I went to Lapland in Sweden last year. I visited the real Ice Hotel and spent a day on a dog sled tour. The climax of the trip was seeing the Northern Lights crackling over head, which was an experience I'll never forget. Incidentally, the area around Kiruna has the best conditions for seeing the lights, so if this is something you want to do it's a good place to visit. We used and found them very helpful. Good luck!"
cantilena91 :
"There is also an ice hotel in an ice castle that is built to the city of Kemi in Finland every winter, so you might also go there. Also, the Arctic Circle area in Finland, and particularly the city of Rovaniemi provide the ideal place for those interested in to know where Santa/Father Christmas REALLY comes from!"
laplandfan :

Just wondered if anyone knows.... i have already got holiday booked to lapland in december but now i want to try and get our renewal of marriage vows done whislt out there. however the travel company I have booked with do not do that. can i try and arrange the renewal of vows thingy with a separate company? (Am in UK)

joyce :
"You can just check on line and they will give you a link to a website."
Linda G :
"Go here and you can arrange it. Good luck!"

 

Comments on Lapland

AMSAshley
Date: 2008-02-05 13:35:43

Lapland, in northern Europe, belongs to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It is so far north that it lies within the Arctic Circle. The amount of sunlight per day varies greatly throughout the year, as the sun doesn’t rise at all during the last two months of December; June is known as the time of the “midnight sun”. Truly amazing.


Bling_bliNg_pRo
Date: 2008-02-05 13:35:43

Zonder briljante openeningszin om het ijs te breken kom je nergens. En al helemaal niet in het ijshotel in Lapland... Kijk op http://www.betereopeningszin.nl voor datingtips en games van dokter Date.


cybershadowX
Date: 2008-02-05 13:35:43

Drip, drip, drip sounds the slow death knell of Santa’s Lapland hideaway, as climate change threatens to turn childhood dreams to slush


buffalo
Date: 2008-02-05 13:35:43

Rovaniemi, in Lapland, is reputed to be the town where Father Christmas resides. Santa Clause Village, near the North Pole, is the hub of tourist activity year on year.




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