A vast landscape consisting of towering alpine peaks, endless vistas of pine forests, Polar plains, meadows and glaciers, Lapland is a division of Norrland located in the northernmost parts of Sweden. Containing some of the oldest and most spectacular national reserves, parts of Lapland have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Primarily of interest to nature lovers and hikers, these regions of Lapland behold the only remaining areas of true wilderness within Europe.
Apart from hiking and sight-seeing, some of the other popular Lapland touristic activities include dogsleds, cross country skiing and snowmobiles to get to some remote places during winter. Home to bears, elk, the wolverine, the golden eagle and the rare Arctic Fox, this northern Swedish region of Lapland also features the phenomena of the Midnight Sun and the stunningly beautiful Northern Lights.