Finnish Lapland

Finnish Lapland is the Arctic far north in , strictly defined as the province of the same name, but in practice starting near the Arctic Circle.

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is the capital of . , the business center of Finnish Lapland since the 19th century, was razed to the ground by the Germans in the final days of World War II with only a handful of buildings left standing.

in the "arm" of is the most popular of the wilderness areas in .

is a national park in .

is the biggest national park in , covering some 2.860 km² in and in .


is a large, sparsely populated municipality in the north-western arm of .

in the municipality of , in the "head" of , is famous for its vast gorge valley.

is a municipality in south-east Finnish Lapland.

is a municipality and town in .

is one of the largest winter sport resorts in .

is a municipality in the southeast corner of , renowned for its large water areas and as home of Pentik Oy interior design company.

is a largish winter sports centre in the municipality of high up in , some 250 km north of the Arctic Circle and nearly 1000 km away from the southern capital .

is in , on the border between Forest-Lapland and Fell-Lapland.

is a small village in the municipality of the same name in , on the shore of Lake .

Muotkatunturit is a wilderness area in and in northern , where one can enjoy silence and be alone with the nature.

is the main village of the municipality with the same name, in northernmost .

is a municipality in . Having the area 6,496.50 km², more than twice the size of , but only 1,000 inhabitants, it is the least densely populated municipality in Finland.

is a municipality in . The best known destinations here are the ski resort at Sirkka, in the west and in the north.

is a city in , by the border to Sweden.

is a municipality in central .

or Pyhätunturi is a holiday resort and skiing centre mostly in the municipality in .

is a municipality in . Most visitors head to the main destinations: or Olostunturi ski resort.

and Näätämö are villages north of Lake Inari in , with mostly Skolt Saami population.

is a village in , in the municipality of .

is in and is situated at the top of and the EU, 510 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality .

is a municipality in , best known as the northernmost railhead in , with overnight trains from southern Finland.

is a municipality and a town of the same name in southern .

is a town in , at the northernmost tip of the Gulf of Bothnia.

is a village in , in the municipality .

is in the southern part of near .

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