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.