by findingDulcinea Staff
Lapland, a region in northern Europe that belongs to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia, is so far north that it lies within the Arctic Circle. The amount of sunlight per day varies greatly throughout the year. The sun doesn’t rise at all during the last two weeks of December; June is known as the time of the “midnight sun,” when daylight is continual. Although the area can get pretty chilly (-30 degrees centigrade in the wintertime), a rich cultural tradition and lots of outdoor sports make the area a popular tourist destination.