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Thinking of Your Own Safety Should Come First - Also in Lapland

Safety is important also in Lapland. As we have mentioned in other articles, Lapland is one of the very few safe and peaceful corners of the world. But still you must think of your own safety.

We have prepared some safety tips for you depending on what you will be doing.

Appropriate clothing for winter trips

Good clothing is a part of your safety when you go to Lapland in winter. Read more about Lapland winter clothing.

Insurances

It is wise to get the necessary insurances before you leave home. Remember that the insurance must cover the loss of personal belongings. It must also cover expenses connected to illness as well as delays in your travel itinerary and transportation back to your home in cases of emergency.

Are you partaking in extreme sports on your journey? Consider an insurance coverage.

Safety When Driving

Many of you will be travelling by car. Here are some guidelines for safe driving in Lapland. And read also some tips about winter driving.

Wild Animals

Lapland's nature vary a lot. In the north we have the Arctic coast. In the south we find the western part of the taiga with its enormous woods.

In Lapland you may enconuter the big carnivores like wolverines, lynx and even wolves. These are not dangerous to man.

The brown bear is the most common of the big carnivores in Lapland.

Hiking in areas with the big carnivores gives an extra excitement. Normally a bear will run away when it detects a man. But in rare cases it may show aggressive behaviour.

Here are some safety rules to follow if you should encounter a bear.

Mountain Code

Hiking alone in the solitude of vast wilderness of Lapland may pose some safety challanges. Here are some rules to give the maximum safety for you. The rules are called 'The Mountain Code'.

Good clothes and equipment

Good clothes and good equipment will contribute to your personal safety when hiking Lapland mountains or wilderness. Take a look at our article on equipment.

Skiing safety and avalanches

Snow avalanches may occur all over Lapland during winter. Here are some tips that can increase your skiing safety and even save your life.

Vaccinations and medicines

There is no need for any special vaccinations when going to any part of Lapland. Lapland is among the safest places to travel to on this planet. But some illnesses, like the sexually transmitted illnesses, you'll find also in Lapland.

You'll find medicines at pharmacies/drugstores. In rural areas you can get hold of medicines that are not subject to prescriptions. It is advisable that you bring enough of your own medicines with you. But if you are be in need of medicines, you'll have to see a local doctor to get a prescription.

Bringing pets to Lapland

You'll need to follow some rules when crossing the borders of Finland, Norway and Sweden with your pet.

Peaceful corner of the world

The Nordic countries have always been a peaceful corner both for visitors and people living there. This has now been confirmed by the Global Peace Index. Read more about the peaceful corner and the peace index.

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