Lapland

Are you planning a trip to Finnish Lapland? Doerz offers all the best Lapland experiences. With our local guides, you can enjoy many authentic arctic experiences like reindeer rides, hiking trips and northern lights.

Lapland, in Finnish Lappi, is the northernmost region of Finland. There are many great places for meeting locals and enjoying the arctic nature. The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, is the most popular travel destination. Other interesting destinations in Lapland include for example Sodankylä and the village of Levi in Kittilä – Doerz offers many unforgettable experiences also outside the biggest tourist attractions!

Remember, the distances in Lapland are long and it is a good idea to plan your activites well in advance.

Browse through our Lapland experiences and choose your own favourites. We have a wide range of local experience suitable for different travellers. We are sure you will find the perfect travel experiences for your holiday in Lapland, whether you are a solo traveller, planning a romantic holiday or travelling with friends or family.

Live like a local in Lapland

The beauty of arctic nature is breath-taking, and it mesmerises the travellers from all over the world. Different outside activities and hiking in arctic nature are the most popular experiences in Lapland. With Doerz’s local guides you can experience a husky ride, reindeer ride or snowy trip with snowshoes. Or if you are more like a daredevil – how about a fun ride with a snowmobile

Fishing, ice fishing, and picking berries and mushrooms are also something you want to experience with the locals. How else would you find the best berry picking places in Lapland? The hidden gems of Lapland can only be found when a local shares their secrets with you.

What is the best time to travel to Lapland? 

Because of all the snow activities, like skiing, snowmobile driving and building snow sculptures, the winter season is obviously the best time to travel to Finnish Lapland. Still, the beautiful scenes of arctic nature are worth seeing any time of the year. In the spring, the nature of Lapland wakes, and in the summer, travellers can admire the magical midnight sun. Autumn is also an excellent time for visiting Lapland – you can’t find colours like Lapland’s autumn anywhere else!

Seasonal changes in Lapland are stronger than anywhere else in the world. Each season is different and has something unique to offer. The busiest periods in Lapland are Christmas and Easter. We recommend booking your local experiences early because the holiday times are usually busy in Lapland.

Lapland with children 

What to do when travelling to Lapland with kids? There are many unforgettable experiences to enjoy with your family, like a husky ride or a canoe trip together with highly skilled local guides. Put your creativity to test and build a snow sculpture with your family or learn how to make hand-made candles. Authentic experiences are the highlights of your family holiday. 

Memorable travel experiences don’t need to be expensive. With our local guides we offer lots of affordable activities to do in Lapland. When you book a husky ride or any other activity, remember to ask your local guide for insider tips! Our guides are more than happy to share their Lapland knowledge with you, and give you tips about child-friendly activities and where to find the most beautiful gems of arctic nature. Hiking in Lapland is a holiday activity at its best, and in most places, you can explore the nature for a very small fee or completely free of charge. A family holiday in Lapland can be surprisingly affordable!

Romantic holiday in Lapland

Looking for romantic experiences? Lapland is perfect for couples. Go on a magical aurora hunting trip with your loved one and explore the beauty of northern lights. Different northern lights themed experiences are very popular. Our experienced guides know where and how the northern lights can be found. They will show you the best places to see and photograph the northern lights. 

Northern Finland is a very popular honeymoon destination and many newlyweds want to take their wedding trip to Lapland. Many of them find authentic experiences in arctic nature more interesting than crowded tourist destinations in the south.

Authentic Lapland experiences

If you want to explore something original and genuinely local, take a look at our local experiences listed below. When you find your favourites, make sure to book them right away!

All the Doerz’s service providers are experienced locals, who know their home area like the back of their hands. With the local knowledge, you will get to know all the best experiences and hidden gems of Lapland. Many of our guides may even invite you to visit their homes. We recommend booking your experiences in good time before your holiday. If you can’t book your experiences advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations will work out too and you may even book your Doerz experience on the spot. Please take notice that many of our experiences are organised on demand, and they are available for booking also when there is no specified date in the introduction.

Lapland experiences

Reviews of Lapland experiences

Eat Like a Local - Dinner Experience

Superb venue and hosts, lovely food. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you so much Sandra and Agnese!
Fran

Walk with a local in Ounasvaara in Rovaniemi

During our walk along the nature paths in Ounasvaara hill we enjoyed the peaceful setting right next to the city centre of Rovaniemi. It is always very easy to spend time with Marja, the conversations vary from different cultures and habits to everyday living in Lapland. Unna the Gordon Setter loves beign in the forest and is easy to get acquainted with. All in all, an experience I’m happy to repeat over and over again!
Heidi

Aurora hunting

I have known Matti for a long time and all this time he has been very into nature. With him you will get to experience the arctic circle the way we locals do it and also get a truly skilled guide to show you the best spots for aurora hunting.
Benjamin