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 full day living Lapland
Feb06

A full day living Lapland

It was our first day in Rovaniemi, we landed the night before at -36 degrees and we immediately went into the taxi, which took us to the door of our house. The next morning, while we had breakfast in the kitchen, we saw the dim sunlight on the horizon almost like a mirage. Even though it was nine o’clock in the morning, there were still three hours until dawn and the darkness predominated in the sky. The polar night in Finland...

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Health and Safety in Lapland
Jan30

Health and Safety in Lapland

Lapland is an amazing region for travellers. The air and water are clean and the nature is beautiful. There are, however, some do’s and don’ts and just a couple of practical advices! Health in Lapland Let’s start with health issues. 1. Fresh air is amazing! Lapland is one of the purest regions in the World.  This is all due to the fact that Lapland has the last true areas of unspoiled wilderness in Europe. We have...

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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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