Lapland, also known as Lappi is the biggest and northernmost area of Finland. There is a Regional Council that brings the 21 municipalities together to work together. North Ostrobothnia may be found to the south of Lapland. It is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Bothnia, on the east by the Swedish county of Norrbotten, on the north by the Norwegian counties of Troms and Finnmark, and on the south by the Russian regions of Murmansk Oblast and Karelia. The southern lowlands are characterized by large mires and woodlands, while the northern highlands are characterized by fells. The Arctic Circle passes across Lapland, making it possible to experience polar phenomena such as the midnight sun and polar darkness.
Holidays to Lapland are prevalent at the end of the year because of the region’s association with Christmas thanks to its cold and wintry environment and relatively abundant conifer trees like pines and spruces. But Lapland has upgraded its facilities to accommodate visitors all through the year. For instance, in2019, the snow-free time saw an increase in tourist that outpaced the winter season. The Rovaniemi Airport is the third busiest airport in Finland, and Rovaniemi itself serves as the regional hub for Lapland. The retail, manufacturing, and building industries are equally vital to the economy as the tourism industry. Inari, like Rovaniemi, is a major draw for international visitors to Lapland.
Since 1927, when Finnish radio broadcaster Markus Rautio claimed that Santa Claus lived on Korvatunturi, a fell (mountain) in Lapland, the location has been associated with the fabled “North Pole” residence of Santa Claus (Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas). Later, Rovaniemi claimed to be Santa’s “official homeland” and built the Santa Claus Village theme park to draw visitors.