10 Magical Photos Of Finnish Lapland To Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Photos of Finnish Lapland: Northern Lights

Finnish Lapland | Photo by Vincent Guth on Unsplash




From reindeer and Huskies to the magical northern lights, Finnish Lapland has captured my imagination for a long time.

Being part-Scandinavian (my grandfather was from Bergen), I’ve always been obsessed with those Scandi countries.

So it’s an absolute pleasure and thrill to say that I’m about to travel to Finnish Lapland to spend a week up in the Arctic Circle with Aurora Holidays chasing the northern lights!

It is truly a dream come true to travel so far north – in fact, Utsjoki is 16,454 kilometres away from my home in New Zealand.

It’s not hard to see why this is such a dream – simply scroll through the following photos of Finnish Lapland to see what the fuss is all about. 

Photos of Finnish Lapland: The Night Sky

Rovaniemi, Lapland | Photo by Vincent Guth on Unsplash






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Which photo is your favourite? What part of Finnish Lapland ignites your wanderlust?

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Photos of Finnish Lapland: magical photos to ignite your wanderlust


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  • Diana C

    Not that I needed MORE beautiful photos to spark my itch to go to Lapland (I have been wanting to go for years), but thank you for these photos haha. I am really dying to go. Have fun up there and can’t wait to read about your adventure!

  • Rachelle Gordon

    While I’m not a huge fan of the snow, I have to say that a visit to Lapland just might be in order. Being able to see the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list since before I can remember, and Lapland would be a perfect location to see them. I haven’t been that far north before and it’s an exciting prospect!

  • This is so incredible!! I really want to see this one day, putting that straight to my bucket list!

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    beautiful photographs! Having been to Norway, Sweden and Denmark (with Norway making it to the top destination in my book for sheer beauty) I would love to visit Finland – looks like it is just as stunning as Norway. Definitely on my to-visit list – have a fantastic time! #farawayfiles

  • Lisa Rivera

    I’m officially in love! Lapland is the stuff of kids dreams with Father Christmas living there and all, but these photos are just stunning. The reindeer portrait is precious, and I’m sure the landscape is captivating there.

  • Whoa! This looks just too tempting… Good to know about Aurora Holidays. I’ll check out their site. Can’t wait for the posts of your own experiences at Finland. I esp love that pic by jsalonen with 3 different colors of Aurora!! Just surreal!!!

  • The photos are so beautiful! You don’t really see photos with the Northern Lights from Finland usually, most of them are from Norway or Iceland. I think that winter in Lapland looks quite serene, I wonder how low the temperatures go up there. That reindeer is so, so cute!

  • Lydia Smith

    Seeing this pictures, I think they are more than magical. The picture from 1antu12345 is wonderful. The 1st one from auroraholidays is amazing. I don’t even now which to favorite. I’d go over IG to stalk auroraholodays. Don’t blame. I want to wake up each morning with beautiful pictures of Lapland

  • Abhinav Singh

    The Finish Lapland is the stuff dreams are made up of.
    Northern lights of course is the most charming aspect of it. Your pictures have
    done justice to the beauty that this gem of a destination is.

  • I always dreamt of Northern Lights. They are so magical and wonderland type. Spotting reindeer must be great. All photos which have colorful hues in sky are stunning as they are unique.

  • Clare Thomson

    I don’t need much convincing to visit Finnish Lapland but you’ve given me the final push. What stunning photos! And how lucky are you to be going up north! Very much looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for inspiring me yet again on #FarawayFiles

  • Untold Morsels

    Consider me inspired! I’d love to venture this far north. I think as a child I would have been chasing Santa but these days it would be for those magical northern lights and epic landscapes. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

  • Eddie’s Ready

    Well now I want to go to Finland.

    How hard is it to get out of the large cities? This might sound stupid, but are the trains a viable option, or do I have to rent a car?

  • Mel B

    I went to Finnish Lapland a few years ago for a day to meet Santa and loved it. I wished that I was able to stay there longer. Your pictures are beautiful and they make me want to go again. I am so inspired and envious fur sure. I can’t wait to have children and take them there one day to see them and take pictures like these.


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