Lapland is a region that stretches across the northern parts of Scandinavia. The winters can be especially harsh at these far-northern latitudes. People who visit during the colder times of year are usually in search of the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights
), which can be seen especially clearly in the northern regions of Scandinavia. During the warmer months, Lapland can be appreciated as one of the last truly remote wilderness areas in Europe. Hiking and trekking opportunities abound, with the most remote and rustic experiences found in Finland.