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EXPLORE RURAL LAPLAND WITH LAPLAND SHEPHERD HOLIDAYS

 

LAPLAND SHEPHERD HOLIDAYS

Spend a few summery days at an authentic Lappish village herding animals and doing traditional farm chores!

Recharge your batteries in the warmth and solitude of Lapland's nightless nights, or enjoy a bit of work and experience an active countryside lifestyle with local people and furry friends.

Lapland Sherpherd Holidays are responsible travel at its best - for the benefit of the local community, natural diversity and cultural heritage!

 

DESTINATIONS

Each of our unique destinations offers unforgettable experiences in an idyllic environment, all located in authentic rural villages of Finnish Lapland

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NIGHTLESS NIGHTS BY THE KEMIJOKI BANKS

Viirinkylä, Rovaniemi

COWS AND CLOVER FIELDS AT KURVILANSAARI

Loue, Tervola

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND FURRY FRIENDS

Vanttausjärvi, Rovaniemi

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COUNTING SHEEP BY THE LOUE RIVER

Loue, Tervola

FLOCKS BY THE BEACH

Meltosjärvi, Rovaniemi

SHEEP ISLAND BY THE BAY OF BOTHNIA

Simonkylä, Simo

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SHEPHERD HOLIDAY?

A shepherd holiday is a relaxing summer week you can spend at an authentic Lappish village, herding farm animals and learning about life on the countryside. A Shepherd Holiday will always be just as you want it to be - whether you want to relax and enjoy the silence and solitude of the nightless nights or break a sweat and live like a local, it's up to you!

Participating in a Shepherd Holiday means traveling responsibly in Lapland. You will get to experience authentic rural Lapland, meet warm-hearted hosts and get familiar with life on the countryside, all while enabling livelihood and vitality in rural areas and learning about nature's diversity.

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HOW IS A SHEPHERD HOLIDAY A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE?

By choosing to travel outside of the tourism centers of Lapland, you are helping to minimize the negative impact of mass tourism in this delicate area. 

Shepherd Holidays are built around the existing infrastructure of Lappish villages - we have built nothing new. These picturesque villages already have everything you need for an adventure of a lifetime, so why should we?

All the income from Shepherd Holidays goes directly to the service providers, ie the individual farmers and villages of Lapland.

Traveling responsibly is also about learning, and on a Shepherd Holiday you will learn all about Lapland's unique nature, biotopes and how grazing animals help care for the environment!

 

I'M IN!

Now how do I book myself a Shepherd Holiday?

For the sake of economical responsibility, we want all the income to go directly to our service providers around Lapland. That's why we don't have a common booking system, and all the bookings are made directly with the destination you are interested in.

By visiting each of the destination's own page (listed above), you'll find all the information you need to know as well as contact details!

As we are updating our website to be more international-friendly, do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries: lapinpaimenlomat@gmail.com