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Finnish indigenous Sami seek to end 'exploitative tourism'

Apo - Representatives of Finland's indigenous Sami said Tuesday they would urge holidaymakers to stop visiting igloos and riding husky sleds in Lapland, claiming non-Sami traditions are being passed off as authentic thereby exploiting their culture.

British 'Santa safari' worker stabbed to death in Lapland

Helsinki - A 26-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death in Lapland where she was employed by a "Santa safari" tour firm in the run-up to Christmas, Finnish police said on Monday.

Reindeer Concerns a Problem for Lapland Wind Farm

Concerned about the effect a proposed wind farm will have on their reindeer herds, a group of Samis in the far north of Sweden have rejected a compensation package from the developer.
 

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A polar light landscape in Lapland  where people live through longer winters with shorter days  unde...
A polar light landscape in Lapland, where people live through longer winters with shorter days, under cloudier skies.
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