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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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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Aurora Storm hits Lapland, September 2016
Sep12

Aurora Storm hits Lapland, September 2016

September 2016 brought us some of the most powerful Aurora Borealis that we have seen during the last years. I will certainly remember this Aurora Marathon! For one-and-a-half weeks I have seen Aurora Borealis on almost every single night. And I think I would see Auroras on every single night, unless it wasn’t too cloudy. The other reason this month will be so memorable to me is the worldwide media attention, actually a real...

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Aurora Borealis, start of the season 2016–17!
Sep06

Aurora Borealis, start of the season 2016–17!

I love hunting for Aurora Borealis on the August nights. Seeing northern lights for the first time since the old season is always encouraging and the air temperature is still relatively warm even at night. Don’t get me wrong, I am not afraid of cold and have been hunting for auroras at temperatures below –30°C. At this point the equipment starts failing but the man still persists! Still,  keeping yourself warm while waiting for...

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Spring equinox Auroras in Rovaniemi
Apr05

Spring equinox Auroras in Rovaniemi

Hello guys! Have I told you that Equinoxes are a great time to see Aurora Borealis? I guess I have! Spring Equinox comes on March 20th, however, great Northern Lights spotting period begins at least two weeks prior and continues for a couple of weeks after the Equinox. Actually, the whole March and the beginning of April are generally good months to spot Auroras. There are several factors that make seeing the Auroras easier. First...

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Northern Lights and activities in Luosto
Mar23

Northern Lights and activities in Luosto

Hello guys! Today I have a little bit different story for you. In addition to Northern Lights there will also be some info about activities in Lapland. I hope you are going to like it! I truly feel that I am privileged to live in Lapland. It is an absolutely beautiful region! I travel a lot around here and this time I am heading to Luosto. Luosto is still one of the “hidden gems” of Lapland. This place is really tiny, but...

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