Lappland

The best local experiences in 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 the northern lights.

Lapland, Lappi in Finnish, 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 also offers many unforgettable experiences that go beyond the biggest tourist attractions.

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

Browse through our Lapland experiences and choose your own favourites. We have a wide range of local experiences suitable for different kinds of 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 to Lapland with friends or family.

Live like a local in Lapland

The Arctic nature is breathtaking, and it mesmerises travellers from all over the world. Various outdoor activities and hiking in the 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 of a daredevil, how about a fun ride on a snowmobile?

Fishing, ice fishing, and picking berries and mushrooms are also things 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 the Arctic nature are worth seeing at any time of the year. In the spring, Lapland’s nature wakes up, 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 Arctic 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 the 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 the 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 their 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 in advance, don’t worry. Last-minute reservations will work out too, and you can 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.

Erlebnisse in Lappland

Log Sauna and Finnish Dinner, Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi

Log Sauna and Finnish Dinner · 120€

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Family Winter Fun, Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi

Family Winter Fun · 120€

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Reviews of Lappland experiences

Walk with a local in Ounasvaara in Rovaniemi

The winter views on top of the tower is amazing, and the walk with Marja and Unna is definitely enjoyable. Marja is very familiar with the place and she helped us with pictures and even recommendations of what to do in Rovaniemi. Thank you!
Lucia

Day hike at Amazing Auttiköngäs area

A Perfect Winter Wonderland Experience. Kristiina's detailed messages to me as I was attempting to organize my days in Rovaniemi were an indication of the amazing experiences we were to have. Traveling with Kristiina for two days was certainly a joyful experience for me. I only wish I had booked more activities! We hiked Korouoma Canyon on a beautiful cold wintry day where she shared her extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna. Have you ever witnessed the instant freezing of hot water as it is tossed in the air? Have you ever given a tree a "yoga hug?" Have you ever had to cling to ropes as you descend or ascend hilly snow covered narrow trails? It's an amazing experience! She is a petite gal who carried approximately 24 pounds of supplies in her backpack for the entire day. In her backpack she had an ax, extra firewood, and our dinner of salmon. We arrived at a lean to for our dinner. Luckily, the only other group we had me on the trails for the entire day was just finishing their dinner so we did not have to start our own fire. However, with her expertise, that would not have been an issue. All hikers are expected to chop firewood for the next hikers. She chopped the wood; I tried but not too successfully. However, it was a fun experience. The last part of the hike was all uphill as we walked by the light of the moon and listened to the snow crunching under our feet but still aware of the total silence of our surroundings. Kristiina is highly professional, knowledgeable, and shares a wealth of information about Lapland. If you want to have a perfect experience in Lapland, she is the guide to contact!
maesnana

Be a musher! 25km husky ride

Awesome!!!! Everything was just perfect. We took the short trip (10km) because we were with our 5 y/o boy but we could have easily gone for the long one (25km). He had a great time! (We too of course) Aksana and Antti are great, very very friendly almost as friendly as the huskies ;-) they told us how to ride the huskies and were next to us all the time looking after us. Small brake half way down to let huskies and us rest and we were offered a nice hot drink! Its great to deal with people like them, you feel the warm of small family business instead of dealing with big companies were you are just one more number. Thanks again Huskies, Aksana and Antti for a lovely experience! I hope we could back again sometime!!!
Alex