Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Finland’s wintry wildernesses, enjoy the fresh and clean air and get some exercise. Join a guided hike or do a little adventure on your own!
Outdoor activities are the key to making the most out of the winter wonderland that is Finland. An ancient way of crossing wintry landscapes, snowshoeing is steadily gaining popularity as an adventure activity today. Snowshoes give you float in deep snow and make the vast wilderness areas reachable even in wintertime. The extraordinary mystique of a quiet winter forest is best explored on snowshoes.
In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.
Head out to the fells on snowshoes and let Mother Nature remind you what life is all about. Best time? In the spring, of course – the sun is already high up in the sky in March and April.
Snowshoeing can be taken up by anyone – and the fun is guaranteed.
Good for You
Need some exercise and fresh air? Climb a fell, that’ll get your blood pumping. How about admiring the Northern Lights in a snowy forest? Or the endless Arctic wilderness bathing in springtime sunlight? Perhaps a frozen waterfall in the fells? Options are numerous, and there are plenty of companies organising snowshoeing hikes all around Finland.
On Top of the World
The great outdoors is what it’s all about. Guided hikes are recommended for beginners, and trails have been marked for those who wish to embark on a tour of their own but are not familiar with the territory.
The thing about snowshoes is, when you think you’re going too slowly you only need to lift your feet up. If you can walk in your shoes, you can walk in snowshoes. There is a nack or two to it, but anyone will get the hang of it in an instant.
Modern snowshoes make getting around in deep snow both effortless and comfortable. If the snow is really deep, poles come in handy. They’re also good exercise for the upper body.
Old Porvoo is one of Finland’s most idyllic districts. The cobbled streets are lined with old, doll-house-like houses and on top of the hill a white stone church looks over the river valley. Wonderful in the summer, magical during wintertime. Only one hour East of Helsinki.
We all have problem pigs in our lives, nasty little things that make us angry, tired or stressed out. But no problem, here’s a perfect retreat. The Finnish winter calms down even the world’s angriest birds, so it will surely work for you too.
Take a look at the geographical shape of Finland and you’ll see why people call her “The Finnish Maiden”. At the tip of her thumb is the only part of the country where peaks rise 1,000 metres above sea level. Nestled in those peaks you will find a tiny village called Kilpisjärvi, home to roughly a hundred year-round residents.
One of them is 25-year-old snowmobile guide Jussi Rauhala.