Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of extreme northern Europe including northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland and the Kola Peninsula of northwest Russia. It is largely within the Arctic Circle.

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  • proper n. The northern parts of Scandinavia and Finland with the Kola Peninsula in Russia, traditionally inhabited by the Sami people.

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  • n. a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps

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Examples

  • Subfossil samples of Scots pine Pinus sylvestris and evidence of pine stomata and pollen accumulation rates from previously studied lakes located beyond the present pine forest line in Finnish Lapland were used to reconstruct the extent of the past forest line and the corresponding minimum shift in mean July temperatures, compared with the present.

    Swedish Tree Line « Climate Audit

  • The mean July temperatures in Finnish Lapland have been ca.

    Road Map « Climate Audit

  • I have also had restricted access to my extensive holiday wardrobe, thanks to my pesky Skyways case taking its own ill-deserved break in Lapland, whilst on its way to meet me in London.

    Fröhliche Weihnachten!

  • Finland is essentially a flat country, slightly mountainous towards the north, but even her highest peak (Haldesjock, in Finnish Lapland) is under 4,000 feet in height.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • "Now it must be warm up in Lapland," thought the boy.

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • One day, while still in Lapland, Akka took the boy to Malmberget, where they discovered little Mats lying unconscious at the mouth of the pit.

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • "No; Akka, the white goosey-gander, and the whole flock are probably safe and sound up in Lapland at this season," said the boy.

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • We're afraid of the Ice Witch, who lives in Lapland, they answered.

    Further Adventures of Nils

  • You might know Samiland better by the name Lapland, home to the indigenous Sápmi people, numbering around 60,000 up in the Arctic Circle.

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  • The ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland is celebrating its 20th year.

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