Travel guide

A childhood dream in the land of snow.

Finland’s northernmost region, Lapland is like a dreamland in the collective imagination. Whether you’re a child or an adult, she’s sure to make your day. We inevitably stop off at Santa’s village in Rovaniemi to feed his reindeer, or prefer to relax in a cosy lodge tucked away in the forest. Get warmed up for a ride on a sled or snowmobile, before enjoying a well-earned sauna!

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning / Good evening = Hyvää huomenta/Hyvää yötä !
  • How are you? = Mitä kuuluu?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Kiitos, hyvää!
  • Do you speak French/English? = Puhutteko ranskaa/englantia ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Ymmärrän/En ymmärrä.
  • Sorry = Anteeksi
  • Goodbye = Näkemiin
  • Welcome = Tervetuloa

(See the Finland guide for more details)

Key figures

Area: 100 366 km²


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR for children

Preventive vaccination against European tick-borne encephalitis may be recommended, depending on the area of travel.


As Lapland is part of Finland, the formalities remain the same:

As Finland is a member of the European Union, French nationals can enter freely with a valid passport or national identity card.