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Lapland is known for its winters, but is it also suitable for traveling in the summer?

Lapland: a unique destination for a vacation in a true winter paradise! However, it is not a country in the strict sense of the word; Lapland is a region that extends over the Arctic part of several countries, including Norway, Sweden, Finland and a part of Russia. The most famous part thereof is located in the north of Finland, traditionally the domain of the Sami, the laps, which around the last century around nomads with their herds reinforce.

Lapland has something mysterious. It is more than the Arctic part of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia that is west of the White Sea. It is the area where the pieces, or rather the together or Saami, traditionally, like nomads with their reindeer herds. The people of the Lappen has multiple own languages (the Samic languages), but not about your own state. Lapland is also called the last wilderness in Europe.

“Summer in Lapland is a well-kept secret that offers a multitude of unique experiences that create memories that last a lifetime.”

Winter in Lapland is synonymous with lots and lots of snow, snowy forests, frozen lakes, reindeer, husky and snowmobile tours and tons of cosiness. But, is Lapland also suitable for a summer trip?

Summer in Lapland

In Lapland it can be warmer in the summer than you might think. On average, the temperature is between 15 ° C and 20 ° C, but periods with 25 ° C and up are no exception. Especially in Finnish and Swedish Lapland the sun shines regularly and there is little precipitation. The mountains on the border with Norway retain the bad weather from the Atlantic Ocean.

Making a trip through Lapland is actually a good idea in several seasons. It depends on whatever you prefer. Do you want to board when the scenery is under the snow? Or would you rather go on an active sun holiday and you walk through the woods and raft on the water?

Summer is in Lapland the season of the everlasting day. From mid-May to mid-July the sun in the region above the polar circle does not set and the midnight sun lights the landscape in pink and orange shades. That gives you more time to admire the beautiful nature.

The Lapland area gives great opportunities for walking and cycling. Old paths and small roads swing through the woods and along the rivers. From the hills you have a breathtaking view of the wilderness. Birds, flowers, animals, the whole nature is important for Lapland. Many northern species come here only in what is known as the westernmost part of the huge Taiga. The season for walking and cycling runs from June to the end of September. Of flowering meadows over in summer midnight sun, autumn colors of “Ruska”, to the frosty arrival of the winter.

Exploring wildlife in summertime Lapland

While witnessing the unique flora and fauna that thrive during the summer months, it’s also possible to get close to wildlife during a visit to Lapland. Embark on a guided tour to observe reindeer, elk, or bears in their natural habitat, or head to a husky farm to meet these magnificent dogs who become best friends to adventurers during the winter months.

brown deer on grass field during daytime

Birdwatchers will love the vast variety of bird species that can be spotted in the skies over Lapland, from charismatic puffins to majestic eagles. Indeed, the wildlife experience in Lapland can be a photographer’s paradise with endless breath-taking backdrops for capturing your magical moments.

Other than the reindeer, Lapland is home to some of Europe’s last remaining large carnivores, including the elusive brown bear, lynx, and wolverine. Also do not forget the sheer variety of bird species that grace the skies and landscapes of Lapland. From the vibrant charm of puffins to the majestic flight of sea eagles, Arctic terns, and ospreys, birdwatchers will be thrilled by the opportunity to witness and document these captivating avian wonders.

“The wildlife experience in Lapland can be a photographer’s paradise with endless breath-taking backdrops for capturing your magical moments.”

Summertime in Lapland also brings about extraordinary gatherings of marine wildlife around the coastal areas, ideal for whale watching season. Resident and migratory species such as orcas, humpback whales, and minke whales frequent the shores to feed on the abundant food supply that the Arctic waters provide. Observing these marine giants from a safe distance, either from the shore or on a boat trip, is an awe-inspiring experience that leaves spectators with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of nature.

midnight sun, finnish lapland, horizon

Magical summertime in Lapland

To sum up, Lapland during the summer months is a magical, hidden gem where the sun shines endlessly, and the natural beauty is at its peak. From exhilarating outdoor activities to rich cultural experiences and an abundance of wildlife, these transformative experiences leave vacationers with unforgettable memories. It’s time to consider Lapland as your next summer destination for a truly unique adventure.

Last Updated on March 31, 2023

Mr Nordic

Mr Nordic

I'm a passionate travel blogger captivated by Scandinavia's stunning landscapes, diverse cultures, and Viking history. I explore offbeat destinations in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, providing authentic insights into Nordic life. When not adventuring, I share my experiences, photos, and love for Scandinavian cuisine. Join me as I uncover Scandinavia's hidden gems and magic!

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