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Lapland Travel Information

According to areacodesexplorer, Lapland (Sami: Sápmi) is a geographical area in Europe spanning the northern part of four countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia). A number of large cities in Lapland are: Hammerfest, Kiruna, Tromsø, Murmansk and Rovaniemi.

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Lapland is a mountainous area with many forests and many lakes. During the summer months there is sun all day and during the winter months it is dark all day. This is due to the polar night and midnight sun phenomenon. The winters in this area are long and icy cold. This is due to its location relative to the Arctic Circle. The Saami people live in Lapland. Some of this is still alive through ancient traditions. They live in tents and transport themselves by means of reindeer. Many tourists visit Lapland every year to enjoy the breathtaking nature or for an active holiday. On the road with the snowmobile, reindeer sled or dog sled are examples of this. In addition, you can also practice traditional winter sports.

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Travel information of Lapland

Official name: Lapland
Continent: Europe
Area: approximately 750,000 km²
Population: approximately 2,500,000 inhabitants
Highest point: 1,328 m (Haltiatunturi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Lapland): 2,100 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Lapland. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lapland?

Weather and climate
Lapland has a subarctic climate. During the summer months the temperatures are around 15 to 20 degrees and during the winter months around -10 to -35 degrees with a lot of snowfall.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lapland can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Lapland can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Lapland. In these months there is a nice layer of snow for all snow activities. To see the Northern Lights, it is best to travel in the months of October, November, December, January and February.

Sami (Saami or Sami) is the official language in Lapland. The most spoken languages ​​in Lapland are Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish and Russian.

Travel documents
For Norway, Sweden and Finland you need a valid identity card or passport. A visa is not necessary.
For Russia you need a passport and a visa. See our Russia page for more information.

Embassies and Consulates
More information about Embassies and Consulates for Lapland can be found on the information page for Norway, Sweden, Finland and/or Russia.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is only recommended for the Russian part to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Lapland there are different currencies:
– Norwegian part: Norwegian krone (NOK).
– Swedish part: Swedish krona (SEK).
– Finnish part: euro (EUR).
– Russian part: Russian ruble (RUB).
The current state of these currencies (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Lapland can be found on our ATMs page.

Time difference
Lapland is divided into four different regions:
– Norwegian part: no time difference.
– Swedish part: no time difference.
– Finnish part: 1 hour later.
– Russian part: 3 hours later (winter time), 2 hours later (summer time).
Lapland’s local times, dates and time zones can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Lapland you have to drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lapland.

In Lapland the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Lapland can be found on our electricity page (see Finland, Sweden, Norway and/or Russia respectively).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia 112
– Fire Brigade: Norway 110, Sweden, Finland and Russia 112
– Ambulance: Norway 113, Sweden, Finland and Russia 112

Tap water
Only in the Russian part it is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lapland can be found on Google news.

Websites from Lapland end (Norway),.se (Sweden),.fi (Finland) (Russia).
Official websites of the Norwegian part: and
Official website of the Swedish part:
Official website of the Finnish part:
Official website of the Russian part:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Lapland is 0047 or +47 for the Norwegian part, 0046 or +46 for Sweden, 00358 or +358 for Finland and 007 or +7 for Russia.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lapland? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Lapland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Lapland.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Lapland, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report about Lapland?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Lapland. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Lapland can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Lapland can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Relevant legislation
More information about the relevant legislation and regulations in Lapland can be found on the information page for Norway, Sweden, Finland and/or Russia.

Did you know that…
…The name Lapland literally means ‘Land of the Lapps’?
…The name ‘Lapps’ is perceived as insulting by the population itself?
…There is also a region called Lapland in Finland?
…Lasso throwing and reindeer racing are a national sport in Lapland?