Lapland to many people is a winter destination and during the summer it receives very little international visitors. In my opinion there are two reasons for this. Firstly, it is difficult to reach Lapland during this time of year as the regularity of international flights are far less, most domestic visitors will travel by car.
Lastly and maybe more importantly is people’s image of Lapland and the way in which it is marketed to an international audience. Lapland is often seen as a winter destination and many people are visiting during this time of year, particularly around Christmas. A majority of the services and facilities in the region are suited to this season.
But Lapland has a lot to offer throughout the summer, for example the beautiful and untouched nature that Finland has become famous for. What needs to change is the image that people have of this region and their motivations to visit, this can be done through marketing and showing how wondrous Lapland is during this time of the year.
Below are a few images in black and white from a summer in the Arctic Circle to show another side to Lapland that people may not be as familiar with.
What do you think? Is this your image of Finnish Lapland and life above the Arctic Circle?
If you would like to see more reasons why you should visit Lapland during the summer you can see other photographs in my post Lapland in Colour.
This post is in reply to the theme Muse.
9 thoughts on “Lapland in Black and White”
In fact, I visited Lapland in summer, and except for Aurora (it was July last year) , I had no regret for not visiting Winter. I loved the flowers, and the way they decorate their cities with them. I loved the midnight sun, the clean blue flowing water of rivers and the hiking trails. I loved the scoop of ice at the top of the mountain peaks 🙂 You can read my posts on my summer experience in here :
I will take a look. I think the Aurora is another reason for people visiting during the winter but the Midnight sun can be as equally as impressive. Thanks for sharing!
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One of the things I love about blogging are the interesting photographs and all the places I’ve seen that I didn’t know exited.
I’d never heard of Lapland before. Now I know. Thanks.
Lapland is a region above the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden, Finland and in some cases a small part of Russia. It is more common to see photographs of this area during the winter as that is a more popular time to visit.
It looks beautiful but it’s definitely not how I picture the country! I think I’d love to visit in summer. 🙂
You definitely should, if you enjoy the freedom of being outdoors it’s a fantastic place.
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