Blog and news about Apukka Resort in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

Apukka Resort Blog & News

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Our blog introduces life in the Arctic to you one topic at a time. From our daily lives here in the North to the old beliefs built around the Northern Lights and the history of Lapland, our blog familiarizes Finland and the Finns to you on a new level.

Please have a look at our blog, hope you find it interesting!

Why NOT to travel to Lapland in March

Dreaming of a March holiday in Lapland? Read this article for a second opinion! Do you really want to enjoy sunny days, have a higher chance of seeing the Northern Lights, and more room in guided activities? Okay, but don’t say we didn’t warn you! In this tongue-in-cheek post, we provide all the reasons why …

8+ Reasons to Spend Your Easter Holiday in Lapland

When considering potential Easter holiday destinations, Lapland emerges as an excellent choice. Why, you ask? In this article, delve into eight compelling reasons why Rovaniemi should top your list for this year’s Easter getaway. 1. Spend Your Easter Holiday Like a Local It’s common knowledge that when traveling, you should follow the locals—they know the …

Why You Should Visit Rovaniemi in January

Many consider January the beginning of the best winter in Lapland. With plenty of snow, crisp air, and gradually lengthening days, the conditions are ideal for a dreamy winter holiday. Interested in learning more about Rovaniemi’s January? Let’s explore if it’s the perfect time for your visit to Lapland. What is the weather like in …

How to book your dream stay at Apukka Resort

You’ve seen Apukka Resort on social media, explored our website, and fallen in love with Lapland. Now, the question arises: what is the best way to secure your dream holiday here? This article offers all the essential information to transform your dreams into an unforgettable getaway. So, enough with the jibber-jabber; let’s dive right in! …

Reindeer Farm and Rides – Not Just Winter Magic

Lapland is often synonymous with reindeer. At Apukka Resort, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to explore the captivating lives of these great animals–whether it’s autumn, early winter, or winter, reindeer are never far away from Apukka. In this blog, we’ll tell you about the differences in reindeer tours across the seasons, so you …

Husky Dog Rides – More Than Winter Fun

Husky rides rank as one of the most beloved winter activities for tourists in Rovaniemi and Lapland. But did you know that at Apukka Resort, you can also enjoy dog sledding during other seasons? In autumn, huskies pull carriages on wheels, and as temperatures drop, they return to traditional sleds, providing an exciting experience that …

Glass Igloos of Lapland: Introduction

Have you ever come across images of mysterious glass igloos and yearned to learn more? Are you currently planning a Lapland holiday and contemplating the ideal glass igloo for your stay? This article serves as your gateway to the world of igloo hotels, as we introduce you to the various styles of glass igloos that …

Romantic Holiday in Lapland Awaits

Looking to plan a romantic holiday? Whether it’s your honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or simply a desire for a cozy couples’ retreat, set your heart-shaped eyes on Apukka Resort. Here, romance fills the air, creating a special atmosphere in both autumn and winter, not to mention the magical Christmas season! From autumn leaves to Christmas snow …

When to Visit Lapland

The changing seasons are among the best things about Rovaniemi, Lapland, and Apukka Resort. But how do you know when to visit Lapland when it is a magical destination all year round? Each season brings unique experiences, and depending on your preferences, some seasons can suit you better than others. Let’s look at the five …

Why You Should Visit Rovaniemi in November

Rovaniemi in November, what is it all about, what should you expect, and why you should visit? In November, as Rovaniemi is preparing for the busy Christmas season, nature is preparing itself for the winter. Meanwhile, days are getting even shorter as we get closer to polar night. Check out the reasons why you should …

What Clothes to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Lapland?

While -20 degrees Celsius may seem extremely cold to some, it’s a typical winter temperature for Lapland, especially as the season progresses beyond the early winter period. This is why packing appropriate clothing is crucial for an enjoyable vacation in Lapland. Even milder temperatures can feel chilly during activities like husky and reindeer sleigh rides. …

Best Winter Activities for Families in Rovaniemi

There are so many exciting winter activities in Rovaniemi but how can you experience everything with your family? We gathered all the best winter activities for families and tips on how to experience them on your family vacation in Lapland and create amazing, unforgettable memories as a family.  Snowmobiling with Children The best way to …

6 Must-do Things When Traveling to Lapland in Winter – The Ultimate Lapland Bucket List

There are so many iconic things to do in the Arctic Circle during the winter, but what are the ones you shouldn’t miss out on? Look no further; we’ve gathered the ultimate Lapland bucket list of things that are totally worth your time. So experience the best of Finnish Lapland and Rovaniemi through active days …

The Spark of a Flint

Bonfires have always had a special place in the hearts of a Finn. There is something magical in the atmosphere an open fire creates around it. When a fire is lit, it’s almost as if time would stop and the shadows casted to the surrounding forest by its hypnotizing flames became the only reality you know.  The peace …

In the Land of Untouched Snow

Although summer is getting closer in Rovaniemi day by day, we still have piles of snow everywhere in Apukka Resort. As you might know, us Finns, we like the snow. The way it sparkles on the coldest of days when the thermometer might drop down to -40 C, making the world outside look like it …

There Shall be a New Day – thoughts from Apukka on the edge of spring

For the past weeks the world we know has been different. The global borders that we’ve all gotten used to welcoming us for yet again new adventures have partially closed and the freedom previously so familiar to us has taken a different form. From mountains to valleys and from farming fields to big cities a cloud of uncertainty has …

The First Snow of the Winter

As you are reading this, the first proper snow of the winter has just landed to the ground at Apukka Resort. And there is a lot of it, enough for us to start running many of our winter activities. The thermometer is showing -16 C, and because of the quick drop in the temperature we …

The song of the Siberian Jay

Summer has officially turned into autumn now in Finnish Lapland. You can feel it in the air as you step outside in the morning and feel the fresh, cool air diving through your lungs. As the temperature has dropped for the night, the early mornings here are often met by a mystical fog covering the …

The four seasons of Apukka Resort

We here in Apukka Resort have had an amazing summer underneath the Midnight Sun and have enjoyed every single moment of the sunshine and warm days it has presented to us. Yet still, one of the reasons we love Finland so much is the fact that we have four beautiful seasons here, all of them …

Snow Fact #6 – Words of Snow

Have you ever heard of “pyry”, “tuisku” or “loska”? Man called Franz Boas is well known for his Handbook of American Indian Languages, published in 1911. In this little book he commented on Inuit words for snow, and his writings have fueled a century long debate ever since. The Inuits are commonly referred as Eskimos and …

Snow Fact #5 – The Year Without Summer

Have you heard of the chilly summer in the 1816? We’ve had couple of cold summers here in Finland recently and the whole Europe’s been kind of chilly in the summertime. Even if it’s cold and it feels bad to have freezing sensations during your summer holidays, luckily that’s all for us. Things were a bit different …

Snow Fact #4 – Snow Albedo

Did you know that in the autumn time we get less sunlight every day, but suddenly snow makes it a lot lighter? Before the first snow falls in the November it is usually quite dark here in the North. Feels like all the little amounts of light we get is sucked to the rainy roads …

Snow Fact #3 – The Biggest Snowball Fight, like ever

Do you know about “the war of snowballs” that took place two years ago? Snowball fights are fun. Especially when you have many fighters at the same time. You know, the more the merrier. We’ve had plenty of world records here at our list of Snow Facts, like the biggest snowflake or the first identical …

Snow Fact #2 – Snowflakes alike

Stop the press! Did you know two snowflakes can be the same? You may have heard people saying that two snowflakes cannot possibly be identical. Well, it is actually a myth which was busted already 40 years ago! No scientist ever said that two snowflakes cannot be the same. This idea was made popular by …

Snow Fact #1 – The World Largest Snowflake

Have you heard of the biggest snowflake ever? Last year, we delved into fascinating Northern Light facts. This year, we take a closer look at snow! Welcome to our Snow Fact series, which is sure to make you see snow in a new light. Our inaugural fact will be about the largest snowflake ever recorded. …

The shortest day of the year!

The shortest day of the year arrived 21st of December 2017, the day is also known as the Winter Solstice. From now on the Lapland is getting towards the spring. Here is a brief introduction to the Polar Night, equipped with some really useful links, if you want to know more! In Lapland the darkest …


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