The stunning Polar Night in Ylläs, Lapland

‘Kaamos’ is the Finnish word for the polar night. A period in Ylläs, 150km above the Arctic Circle, when the sun doesn’t rise for nearly a month. It has just started. We’ve seen the last of the sun’s shining face set on this snowy arctic landscape. For me, it’s one of the most fascinating and

Polar Night - Northern Lights

Learning to cross-country ski in Lapland

Our representative in Ylläs, Ryan gives us a fascinating insight into his new-found passion – cross-country skiing – discovered amongst the beautiful wilderness of Lapland. I stopped in the middle of the track and my body became as still as the world around me. The only sound was my thumping heart. Silence and stillness unlike

Is there anywhere more magical than Lapland?

There is nothing more magical than a trip to Lapland, and a chance to meet the big man himself. As a child I was fascinated with Santa and everything that surrounded him.  In fact, I didn’t really stopped believing in him till I was 11.  Santa was a legend.  What kind of person nips into

Frozen Landscapes: Photographing Finnish Lapland

Just like everyone else, ahead of my arrival in to Lapland I was so HUGELY excited to come to Lapland to experience all of the unmissable activities, that is, the reindeer sleigh rides, husky sleds, snowmobiling and of course, working alongside the real Santa!! The last thing I was thinking about before departure was bringing a decent camera as

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Outside, icicles hang from a roof laden in deep snow, while fir trees sculptured by ice, stand like frozen sentinels under a crisp night sky. Inside everything is warm, cosy and relaxed. A log fire roars, and a golden glow from glass-roofed cabins is discernible in the distance. This is the Muotka Wilderness Lodge, located

A brief introduction to the Ylläs Jazz Blues Festival

January in Äkäslompolo is, perhaps unexpectedly, the time to dance away those winter blues! It’s probably pretty unexpected to hear, but each year at the end of the month the sound of saxophones, trumpets, guitars, accordions and laughter warm up the frozen landscape as music and dance enthusiasts from all over Finland wake up and shake

Ylläs: To ski or not to ski, that is the question.

Ylläs fell provides some excellent downhill skiing as well as hundreds of kilometres of cross country trails.  However if you are not a skier, or are looking for something else to experience during your holiday then look no further – Ylläs really does have something for everyone!  The resort is made up of two villages

Shoeshoeing: Not Just A Walk In The Park

Another of the fantastic and hugely popular activities available in Levi is snowshoeing and we, the reps here in Levi, were lucky enough to embark on one of these guided trips available through our supplier – Lapin Luontoelamys, ahead of our very first guests last winter. Lapin Luontoelamys has been established for many years now