Here’s a Fun Fact: Did you know that in Finland, people are given freedom to roam, and the right to public access? In other words, you can forage mushrooms, berries and flowers, camp, walk, and enjoy nature, without paying a single cent? Did you also know that Heavy Metal is a huge thing in Finland? Well, let’s be real, Finland is a country with lots of surprises.
There is just so much to do and see in Finland, especially in the Winter season. I mean, who doesn’t want to play in the snow, and see the northern lights? Besides that, there is the skiing, snowmobile rides, and more! Read on, and get to know what you can do at this spectacular country.
Husky Sleigh Rides
Yes, you read that right. Husky. Sleigh. Rides.
Get to ride on a sleigh, and be a musher in control of your own team of Huskies. Feel the excitement, as the huskies pull you around the breathtaking Lappish Landscapes. Take a photo with them too, if you like.
Try Alpine skiing or snowboarding for the first time on the snowy hills, or improve your existing skills? Learn the basics of skiing from the guides there, from the basics to tips on practicing on your own! In the meantime, get to enjoy the thrill of skiing down, and feel the cold rushing wind from your skiing speed.
A fun fact here : It is hard to find Finns* that have never tried skiing, and out of 5.4 million, a million Finns* consider themselves as active skiers. Most of the locals learn to ski at an early age, as family ski holidays are a nationwide concept, and a great deal of schools organizes ski trips for their pupils.
Finns* = Finland locals
Looking at the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons, and Finland is one of the countries that has these kind of wonderful sights! Even though they don’t appear every night, the northern lights do appear in a few nights in a week, so there will be plenty of chances to see them. Leaving the bright lights of the towns and resorts behind provides the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights in their full glory. Curious to know what exactly are the northern lights? click here.
Visiting the Reindeer Farm and sleigh ride
Follow in the footprints of the Sami people, as you travel in centuries-old way; on a reindeer pulled sleigh! Learn about how the reindeer are cared for, and their usefulness to the Sami people. The reindeer-pulled sleigh is also the most traditional and peaceful way to move through the silent Lappish nature.
Visit the Santa Claus Village
Located right on the Arctic Circle, is the Santa Claus Village, where we can visit Santa any day of the year. Whatever time of the year you choose to visit, you will find Santa in his office. Have the chance to surprise your loved ones, with a special Christmas greeting to be delivered from Santa’s very own post office, just in time for the next Christmas!
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