Dangers & Annoyances

Lapland's dangers and annoyances relate to its natural environment.

  • From mid-June to early August, Lapland is home to millions of biting insects, and during this räkkä season you’ll need heavy-duty repellent. By early August most squadrons have dispersed.
  • Parts of Lapland are real wildernesses; always consult national-park centres before attempting unmarked routes.
  • Winter temperatures are seriously low: don’t head outdoors without being properly equipped.
  • Driving in Lapland calls for particular caution due to reindeer.