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VIDEO: Santa’s Christmas Eve Message

Lapland resident Santa Claus is about to set off on his annual journey around the world to deliver presents to children (but only the...

Is Lapland a real place? 33% of British people don’t think...

It seems that quite a few people in Britain weren't paying attention in geography class. A new survey of 2000 adults by travel company TUI...

Border Guard raises concerns about Brexit impact on Lapland operations

A senior official in Finland's Border Guard has spoken out about his concerns over Britain's departure from the European Union, and how it will...

Sámi reconciliation commission inches closer

A new government report about the sensitive issue of addressing historical wrongs by the Finnish state against indigenous Sámi people, moves the likelihood of...

Some Lapland property prices rising faster than cities

Property prices in some parts of Lapland are rising faster than other bigger cities. According to the latest data from the Central Federation of Finnish...

Lapland Troops Search For Unexploded Munitions

Troops in northern Finland have started a search for unexploded ordinance that could be a threat to local residents in Ivalo. Ten soldiers from Jaeger...

Hot Right Now: Temperatures Soar

You might call it the 'Suomi Summer Sizzle' - because the country roasted in high temperatures on Monday. Both Turku and Heinola hit highs of...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Three Reasons To Be Critical About The Planned...

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications wants to build an Arctic railway line through the indigenous Sámi heartland in Northern Finland. The Ministry recently...

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...