Arctic Escapades is about experiencing our beautiful north with a focus on outdoors, authenticity and community. We don’t cater for mass market – we organise authentic programs at the best, often hidden spots above the Arctic Circle. We work with local people, allowing you to experience the most authentic things in Lapland.

Why Arctic Escapades? After a 15-year international career in tourism and event management and more than a decade of experience organising rough country footraces and stage races in a number of exotic locations on every single continent, from the Gobi Desert to Madagascar and Antarctica, I returned to Finland with a mission to bring the best of my home country to visitors from across the world.

Lapland is an extraordinary land of contrasts and extremes with the polar night and northern lights. I created Arctic Escapades to help visitors have extraordinary experiences based around outdoor activities, learning new skills and being part of our local culture, and part of a like-minded community – so that you can do something you love, take home new skills and make new friendships. 

Riitta Hänninen