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WEEKEND: From Holy Land To Lapland – Finland’s Surprising Seasonal Visitors

A surprising number of winter visitors from Israel are making a big impact on the local economy of Rovaniemi, as thousands come each year...

Selling Christmas In Finland – Without Santa

At this time of year, it's not too difficult to attract tourists to Lapland. The combination of snowy winter weather, the possibility to glimpse...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Saana Illumination Is Grotesque & Reeks Of Colonialism

The Saana fell in Kilpisjärvi, in the 'Arm of Finland' is illuminated on Monday and Tuesday as part of the official programme celebrating Finland's 100 years of Independence. Saana lies in the heartland of the Sámiland - a thoroughly colonized area, which has...

VIDEO: Glowing Fireball Lights Up Lapland Sky

A once-in-a-decade fireball lit up part of the night sky in Lapland yesterday evening. According to the Astronomical Society Ursa, a phenomenon this bright is...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Sámi Of The Year

I was named the 2017 Sámi of the Year on Saturday. What an honour and what a responsibility! First and foremost, the title is an...

The Ice Dragon Cometh: China’s Arctic Ambitions

Chinese companies are investing billions of euros in Lapland projects. There's plans for a railway linking the north of Finland with Asia routes. They're...

Where The Truth Lies: Finland’s New Attempts At Sámi Reconciliation

The Finnish Government has set aside €200,000 to launch a new commission to look at reconciliation between the Finnish state and Sámi people. While the...

First Snowfall in Lapland; Rain & Flood Risk for Other Regions

Residents in Lapland woke up to the first snowfall of the year today. The deepest snow fell in Kittilä with 4cm still laying this morning,...

Spanish Ambassador & Lapland MP In Catalonia Online Spat

Spain's Ambassador to Finland has become embroiled in a spat with a Lapland MP over his vocal support for this weekend's controversial Catalan independence...

Lapland Helicopter Search For Missing Couple

The Finnish Border Guard has deployed a helicopter to search for an elderly couple, missing in a remote part of north east Finland. Police say...