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The National Cuisine of Lapland

The National Cuisine of Lapland

The Lapland national cuisine is based around the usage of nature’s gifts, and occupies a special place in their culture.

The national cuisine has been determined by poor resources, the limitations of such a Northerly land and severe climatic conditions. There are a lot of tasty soups, as well as meat dishes containing deer, hare and willow grouse. Large quantities of onions and mushrooms are also often added to dishes. The local cheese is wonderful, with tastes ranging from mild to bitingly mature. Leipajuusto is the most famous authentic cheese from Lapland. Fish dishes made from salmon, trout, white fish and herring deserve a special mention. There are many different ways of cooking them. This is one of the simplest and tastiest recipes:
Finnish Herring Salad:
300 gram of herring fillet soaked in water is required. Cut it into small pieces. Mix it with pieces of marinaded beetroot (60 gram) and 2-3 potatoes boiled in their skins. Add a couple of salted cucumbers, one egg, one onion and 100 grams of chopped cooked beef. Add parsley and ground black pepper to taste. Place in a salad bowl and serve with whipped cream.

The Traditions of Lapland

The Traditions of Lapland

The local people are careful to preserve the rich national traditions of Lapland. The culture is therefore quite original and unique.

The culture of Lapland deserves its own chapter in the history of the world’s scientific and artistic culture. The story of the appearance of Laplanders in the North of Finland is the constant cause of discussions in scientific circles. How this happened is still an open question up to the present day. There are only about 3 or 4 thousand Laplanders left, and therefore their history and culture are scrupulously studied and preserved.  

The music of Lapland music, which is very relaxing and able to draw your mind out of everyday reality, is popular in Finland. Laplanders are drawn to bright colours as if in compensation for the long months of the Polar night. There are many intense red, blue and green colours in their national clothing. Finnish houses are an embodiment of coziness and of traditional values. The traditional Finnish wooden house is  both practical and functional. Finns often paint their houses in bright colours. The traditional forms of house construction are still popular in Lapland, and prefabricated Finnish houses have now become popular all over the world.

Rovaniemi is the Capital of Lapland

Rovaniemi is the Capital of Lapland

The Rovaniemi trade mark was named after the town of Rovaniemi. It is one of the 4 biggest cities of Lapland. It stands at the crossing point of the two big rivers Ounasjoki and Kemijoki.

Rovaniemi is the place where the dreams of children the world over are realised. This is the magical Northern town in which lives a festive atmosphere is ever present and which the constant presence of Santa Claus and his friendly team of elves is to be felt.

But Rovaniemi is not only the residence of Santa Claus. This wonderful polar town also contains a developed infrastructure, and a university that is prestigious throughout Finland. Apart from this, unique specialists work on designing Finnish houses and creating marvelous houses using all the latest Finnish technological methods. In one of the factories, experienced masters produce Rovaniemi wooden houses according to the latest and highest international standards. These are the houses from Golden Pine and dry ‘dead standing’ pine KELO, from laminated and round logs. The Finnish turn-key houses produced by Rovaniemi are unique. Each of them contains a little bit of that festive magic from the distant fairy-tale town that is the capital of Lapland.

Lapland is a Land of Contrasts

Lapland is a Land of Contrasts

Lapland is the most exotic place in Finland. Many things are perceived differently here as opposed to other parts of the country. There are even more seasons here than in the South of Finland.

The summer consists of the Polar day when, for two months, the Sun doesn’t dip beneath the horizon. The late autumn is an extended period which acquired the name of the Winter Kingdom.

The world changes rapidly but Lapland, with its unique nature, original people and unhurried flow of life, remains unchanged. People from all different parts of the world come here to enjoy the beauty of sun dappled hills and to familiarize themselves with the fairy-tale quality of winter in Finland. But the main sightseeing attraction of Lapland is, of course, Santa Claus. His presence is felt in everything, and therefore the festive atmosphere often the prevailing feature of life there. This beautiful place is the place where the famous Lapland pine trees grow. They are special due to their qualities for construction. The authentic Rovaniemi wooden houses are produced from these trees. The best masters create original designs of Finnish wooden houses. Manufactured according to Finnish technological methods, they are little miracles from distant Lapland that are also available to you.

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Santa Claus Lives Here!
Green Gold of Lapland
Technology and Production
Rovaniemi Materials
House Designs
The Assembly of a Wooden House