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Visa to Lapland Regulations - a short overview


Visa to Lapland

You may need a visa to Lapland if you are a citizen of a country outside the Schengen area. Lapland is a part of Finland, Norway and Sweden. These countries are all members of the Schengen agreement which consists of 15 countries.

The Schengen member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

These countries have all agreed about the rules concerning the movement of third-country nationals in their territories and decided which countries' citizens are required to present a visa. Furthermore, each Schengen State has decided which travel documents citizens of different third countries have to present upon entering the country. This is also applicable for a visa to Lapland

Visa and passport regulations for Nordic countries

Citizens from outside the Nordic countries need a valid passport to get into Finland, Norway and Sweden legally. People from some countries also need a visa.

These are the ones who don't need a visa:
    1. Citizens from the Nordic countries.
    2. Citizens with a valid passport from a country that has a visa agreement with Finland, Norway or Sweden.
    3. Citizens with a valid foreign passport issued by these three countries.
    4. Citizens with other valid travel documents issued by these three countries.
    5. Citizens with a Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish residence permit.
The nearest Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish embassy or consulate will help you with further information about visas to Lapland. They will also be able to issue visas.

Visa regulations for Finland

Check the rules for a visa to Lapland of Finland required if you are from a country outside the Schengen area and want to travel to Finnish Lapland and the rest of Finland.

Visa regulations for Norway

Check the rules for a visa to Norwegian Lapland required if you are from a country outside the Schengen area and want to travel to Norwegian Lapland and the rest of Norway.

Visa regulations for Sweden

Check the rules for a visa to Swedish Lapland required if you are from a country outside the Schengen area and want to travel to Swedish Lapland and the rest of Sweden.

Getting to Lapland

As we have seen in this article, you need some kinds of travel documents to go to Lapland. But you also need to know about ways of getting to Lapland.

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