Mad about arctic winters

Mad about arctic winters

Some people prefer winter to summer and reindeer herder Nils-Matti is one of them. Finnish Lapland is immense. It covers an area larger than the whole of Portugal, but the concept of Lapland is even larger. Many tourists think that...
A refreshing dip in icy water?

A refreshing dip in icy water?

Believe it or not, swimming in a hole in the ice really does you the world of good. ‘Eek!’ ‘No way!’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ These tend to be the first unenthusiastic reactions of tourists faced with the prospect of...
Icy Architecture

Icy Architecture

For many, elaborate structures carved out of ice and snow are the stuff of fairy tales and fantasy. In wintertime Finland, fantasy becomes reality.
Tour de Skate

Tour de Skate

When Finland’s waters freeze over, tour skaters grab their blades and head out to the open.
Ski Lapland

Ski Lapland

The round fells of Finland’s main ski area, Lapland, offer varying terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Meet Pasi – the Husky Farm Owner

Meet Pasi – the Husky Farm Owner

Fall in love with the winter wilderness and it could completely change your life. Pasi Ikonen is a prime example of what the pull of Lapland can do. A nine-to-five working week in central London was left far behind when...
Reindeer Ride

Reindeer Ride

The reindeer is an icon of Finnish Lapland, and sleigh rides are a great way of experiencing the Arctic wilderness.
A Canine Case

A Canine Case

They’re cute and they’re fast; a husky tour is an exquisite way to see the Arctic wilderness in Finland.
Feel the Breeze

Feel the Breeze

Winters in Finland are cold, but all you need to do is dress right and enjoy the opportunities the season provides.
Winter

Winter

During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. Even if there’s little snow in Helsinki, there’s often up to a metre or more on the slopes in Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland...
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