Animal welfare in Lapland
Feb15

Animal welfare in Lapland

About the author of this post: José Carlos García Rosell works as a Senior Lecturer at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland. He is currently leading the project “Animals and Responsible Tourism”, which is funded by Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Husky and reindeer safaris are the most popular activities among tourists, who visit Lapland every winter. These two animal-based activities...

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10 tips for hot-country visitors planning a trip to Rovaniemi in winter
Feb13

10 tips for hot-country visitors planning a trip to Rovaniemi in winter

Someone from a mild climate has no idea what sub-zero temperatures feel like. Clifford Roberts* offers a few guidelines if you’re headed for the fantastic town of Rovaniemi. Sometime last year my wife and I decided we’d like to see the Northern Lights and that’s how we ended up in Rovaniemi, the commercial centre of Finland’s northernmost province. When we began our research however, we found it difficult to get information that...

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Lapland Hotels Bulevardi lands in the middle of Helsinki
Feb08

Lapland Hotels Bulevardi lands in the middle of Helsinki

Lapland’s leading travel company, Lapland Hotels Ltd, is opening its third urban hotel. In the spring of 2018, Lapland Hotels Bulevardi will be ready to receive its first guests at Bulevardi 28 in the heart of Helsinki. The property is owned by LähiTapiola and the contractor with overall responsibility for the project is NCC. Lapland Hotels Ltd has strong faith in the continued growth of the Finnish tourism industry: the influx of...

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A night snowmobile ride into magic-land
Jan23

A night snowmobile ride into magic-land

Maryke Roberts is a veteran journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Covering an array of fields including travel, wine, literature, theatre and agriculture, she contributes to some of South Africa’s most widely read magazines, newspapers and websites. Her work is regularly singled out for awards. She loves travel, which is second only to her co-writing husband, and a passion that has taken her across the length and breadth of the...

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Snowboarding in Rovaniemi
Jan11

Snowboarding in Rovaniemi

About the author of this post: My name is Eeva-Maija Haavisto and Rovaniemi had been my home away from home ever since I was born because the other side of my family is originally from the region. When I was younger my favourite vacations were the ones we did to Rovaniemi to visit our cottage because of how much closer the nature was compared to the big city. The slow and stress free lifestyle of Rovaniemi started to appeal to me as I...

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