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Authorities say people should be responsible and consider whether travelling makes sense during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 20, 2020
The number of tourists visiting Finnish Lapland grew by 12.5 percent in January compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Finland on Thursday.
February 28, 2020
For the first time, comparable data ranks greenhouse gas emissions for all Finnish municipalities.
February 19, 2020
Many Lapland residents will spend this Christmas enjoying record snow cover, according to data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, FMI.
December 23, 2019
Over the past year, a working group at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has been examining the future of commercial reindeer herding in Finland, including the issue of how many domesticated reindeer there should be in the whole of the country.
November 28, 2019
After years of negotiations and planning in the Sámi Parliament, the Finnish government has agreed to the formation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for Sámi peoples in Finland.
November 15, 2019
Lapland tourism players are divided over a proposal to mitigate carbon emissions by introducing a flight tax. On Thursday, a citizens’ initiative aimed at implementing a tax passed the 50,000-signature threshold required for lawmakers to consider it. It notes that a similar scheme already in place in neighbouring Sweden adds between six and 40 euros to most airfares.
November 05, 2019
In her dissertation, researcher Nafisa Yeasmin looked at factors that negatively impact northward migration. The study showed that many immigrants feel socially isolated from the majority population.
October 29, 2019
The nearly-monthlong Sámi Parliament elections entered their final week on Monday, and on Tuesday Finland’s national broadcaster Yle published the candidates’ responses to an online election compass. Possible responses to the 20 questions ranged from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.
September 25, 2019
The sudden bankruptcy and liquidation of tour operator Thomas Cook will have an impact on businesses in Finnish Lapland, according to tourism agency Visit Lapland.
September 24, 2019

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