Enter the Wild on a Snowmobile
Snowmobiling is sort of like riding a motorcycle on snow, and many would argue a lot more fun. Driving through a silvery forest on a beast of a machine gives a rush that gets people hooked.
The wintry wilderness is every bit as magical as stories make it out to be, and a roaring engine between your legs brings a whole new aspect to entering it. Whisking through snowy scenery is accessible during all six winter months, but the most favoured time is the spring with long sunny days that bring out the best of the immense natural beauty along the routes.
The best way to get into snowmobiling is to take a guided tour. First-timers will be given a driving lesson, which is pretty straightforward: throttle on the right hand, brake on the left. With normal anticipatory driving, the brake is rarely needed. Experienced drivers might want to rent a snowmobile on their own. If heading out unguided, make sure you’re familiar with the route and can properly handle your vehicle, as the most tempting racer skidoos are too powerful and risky for casual drivers.
Depending on location, winter in Finland begins in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a lung-freezing minus 35.