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There are only a few places in the world where you will go enthusiastic and come back mesmerized. Lapland in Finland is one of these places where your imagination will meet your fantasy and you will be lost in a world that simply moves beyond reality. One of the most beautiful attractions of this place is Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Spending an evening under these magnificent natural lights will be an experience of a lifetime. You will find an occasional reindeer roaming around freely here. In fact, this is the official ‘home’ of Santa Claus. Husky passionate can enjoy amazing dog sledding experiences with Wilderness Adventure.

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Portrait of reindeer, Lapland, Finland

The northernmost part of Lapland is Nuorgam. This latitudinal marvel is a place where you have literally crossed almost all of Alaska and Canada and Iceland completely. Lapland covers almost 30% of Finnish lands and is a wonderful mix of wilderness and wonder. You will find yourself happily moving along the skies as they give you a sense of pure bliss. The Sami people love around the northernmost corner of Lapland, Sapmi. Reach here by moving northwards from Rovaniemi. The best time to go to Lapland is during winter. After all, there is nothing better than visiting Santa while the holiday spirit is on. Santa is known as Joulupukki and his visits coupled with the northern lights make it an extremely good holiday destination for everyone.

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Aurora Borealis in Lapland

You can also visit Lapland when winter starts fading away in February. This is a time when the weather is more pleasant and you see sunlight for more than 12 hours per day. If you want to come here at a different time, then Easter should be your time of choice. This is the time perfect for skiing in bright daylight. You can also come here to celebrate the equinox and the midnight sun. If you want to see the sun that doesn’t set, visit Rovaniemi where this amazing sight can be experienced between June and July. Autumn is perfect for hikers who wish to experience the colorful autumn of Lapland. Summers are usually fun with many river boating and quad biking events. Fishing is also quite popular in summer.

The region is full of swamps and forests. You get to eat reindeer meat here, quite uncommon in other parts of the world. Their favorite dish is reindeer has. Cloudberry and Snow Grouse are other popular dishes. With so much awaiting for you in this beautiful land, there is no reason why you should delay a trip to Lapland.

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