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5-STEP RETREAT

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.

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    Go into the snowy wild

    Say goodbye to the piggy demons by going outdoors for activities in the beautiful wintry landscape. No matter what the activity, reindeer or husky safari, skiing or snowshoe walking, arctic exercise in the magical polar night will put the spring back in your slingshot like nothing else.

  • 2

    Dip in a hole in the ice

    It’s time to wake up! Cold water has such an invigorating effect on your body that afterwards you’ll actually feel warm. Many Finns start the day with a little winter swimming. According to them, they never suffer from flu or colds. Icy water beats vitamin C, 6-0.

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    Bathe in a hot sauna

    Going to the hot sauna is an all-embracing experience for body and soul. Combine a bake in the sauna with a dip in the winter ice and you’ll feel stronger than ever.

    Finns love saunas so much that they have built nearly three million of them all over the country. For a population of 5.4 million, this is equal to an average of one per household.

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    Hunt the Northern Lights

    This is one of the world’s great wonders. Seeing this phenomenon is a mind-blowing experience that makes you feel the vast size of the universe. In Finland the Northern Lights can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites. Falling asleep in an igloo under the star-filled northern sky is something you will never forget.

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    Go winter fishing

    There’s no better way to reach total relaxation than by sitting silently on a frozen lake surrounded by never-ending white space. Plus, if you’re lucky, you can catch dinner at the same time. Hint: Combine winter fishing with a snow mobile safari and experience two sides of winter activities on the same trip.

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