Summer holidays in Lapland
Summer is a great time to visit Lapland, which has just as much to offer in summer as it does in winter. Tourists love the beauty and freedom that Lapland offers in the summer. This is a great place for travelers, whether in tents or vans.
In summer, lakes and rivers thaw and the waters are perfect for canoeing, rafting and tubing that attaches to a boat.
Fishing is also very popular here. Lapland provides all the possibilities for catching the best salmon in Finland. There are a lot of rivers and lakes in Lapland, all of them are overflowing with fish that just dream of being caught. For your pleasure, you can spend the whole day fishing, and after your noble catch, cook your own delicious dinner.
Nature of Lapland
The fantastic fauna of Lapland will amaze you to the core. Ornithologists will also be delighted with the open area, where they have every opportunity to photograph many beautiful birds.
Bear watching is also very popular in Lapland, with several places where you can sit in cover and watch the bears from above. The brown bear is a beautiful creature and there really is nothing better than watching them in their natural habitat. Many tourist centers in Lapland offer such trips, which often end with delicious snacks.
Laundering gold is another interesting event. Every year Lapland hosts the Gold Laundering competition. Adults and children come from all over the world to take part in the competition, this is a kind of opportunity to do something new and learn about the culture and traditions of the Sami people.
There are many more reindeer in Lapland during the summer months. They roam freely in the villages of Lapland, and often go out onto the roads. Many people wonder why there are so many deer on the roads. The answer is simple – the thick moss that they feed on grows abundantly along the sides of the road. The black mosquito also comes into its own at this time of year, and the roads offer some protection from these pesky creatures.
Lapland is beautiful in summer. For weeks, Lapland basks in the midnight sun when it doesn’t set. And this means that in Lapland it is light 24 hours and the day lasts around the clock. Many locals often walk in the forests of Lapland until late in the evening, enjoying so much light that is truly different from the dark winter months.