Tourism operations in Lapland continue normally despite low snow coverage

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Annual variations of the arrival of snow are normal. The tourism companies operating in Finnish Lapland are well prepared to deal with low or no snow coverage. The arrival date of permanent snow cover may be October, November or December. Due to climate change, the unpredictability will probably increase in coming years. 

Lapland’s nature has something to offer for all seasons. Right now is the best season and weather to enjoy the northern lights, fatbiking, outside campfire, and do light trekking and photographing. No snow makes it particularly easy to explore the beautiful National Parks in Lapland.

If you prefer a hygge atmosphere, you can enjoy the magic of the Polar Night in the special accomodations, eating the local delicacies and superfoods or relaxing in the warmth of the Finnish sauna.

And of course Santa meets his guests, big or small, every day of the year.

For those that love snow, meteorologist Ville Siiskonen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute explains: ”First snow arrives to Lapland generally early to mid-October. Due to the prevailing weather type, the first snow has melted. The 5 day forecast is that there will be a few centimetres of snow in South and Central Lapland, and possibly more in Northern Lapland.”

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Lapland is a place for experiences above ordinary in all seasons.

Welcome to breathe the purest air in the world and experience the Arctic wildlife and nature.


For more information, contact:

Anna Häkkinen, Communications Director, House of Lapland, +358 40 839 3858 

Regional contacts:

Sanna Kärkkäinen, Visit Rovaniemi, tel. +358 40 576 3414

Janne-Juhani Haarma, Visit Ylläs, tel +358 40 041 1577

Tarja Manninen, Visit Inari-Saariselkä, tel +358 40 726 0995

House of Lapland is a marketing and communications house for the Finnish Lapland. We promote Lapland as a travel and business destination as well as a filming location and a place to live. Most importantly, we share stories of the life above ordinary.