Top 5 Activities To Enjoy On A Lapland Holidayby Necip Edis Finland Local Guide
Lapland, the fascinating winter wonderland on the northernmost borders of Europe, is an electrifying place to spend your winter vacation, meet Santa Claus, witness the Northern Lights and try many unique activities like:
Husky, Reindeer, and Snowmobile Safaris:
Ever dreamed how’d be the experience to be pulled on a sleigh by reindeers or huskies while relishing the enchanted Lappish settings? Well, a Lapland tour will certainly offer you with the best of husky safaris, reindeer sleigh rides, and the most breathtaking snowmobile adventures.
Both reindeer and husky safaris are common in Lapland, and they’re organized all through the populated provinces. Whether looking for a short ride or a longer one over 20 kilometers accompanied by typical Lappish lunch & hot drinks, a reindeer or husky safari in Lapland will provide you the best opportunity to soak in the strange yet enthralling local culture.
Visit Santa Claus’s Village in Rovaniemi:
The best Lapland holiday package must include a trip to Santa’s village in Rovaniemi. Lies on the Arctic Circle, 8 kilometers north of Rovaniemi this is Santa’s only official home that can be reached via a 30-minutes bus ride from the city.
The main highlight here is the Santa Claus Post Office, where kids are greeted with thousands of Christmas associated stuff, and the official Santa Claus’ office – the place where tourists can truly meet Santa. Another highlight in this area is the white painted line that marks the Arctic Circle. Moreover, the village boasts a wonderful range of souvenir stores, restaurants, and dazzling lit ice sculptures.
See the Aurora Borealis:
For nearly 200 nights a year from the end of August-April, you’ve the opportunity to witness one of the greatest natural splendors.
Unless you reside close to the Arctic Circle this could be once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Northern Lights come out on clear nights, so you might require a bit of fortune with the climate.
Visit Ranua Zoo:
In the town of Ranua, you will have the chance to visit the northernmost zoo on the planet.
This is not a place to see unusual species; instead, the zoo brings the wildlife of Finland’s polar region into one place. Here you can find 50 diverse arctic species, including top predators such as polar bears, brown bears, wolves, and lynxes.
There’re also more gentle herds of moose & deer.
The zoo remains open all through the year, and a trip in mid-summer could not be a more unique experience from the depths of winter when snow abounds at the attraction.
Yllas Ski Resort:
Home to the longest runs in Finland, Yllas is a renowned ski destination spread across 2 villages – Yllasjarvi and Äkäslompolo, and an ecstasy for both skiers & snowboarders. Travelers in hunt of amazing alpine settings would possibly be let down, but those seeking top-notch snowboarding, Telemark ski, off-piste slopes, and a great deal of entertainment in the snow will find Yllas Ski Resort a nice place to be. Apart from winter sports, the resort also provides a decent range of restaurants, bars, and accommodations to the visitors.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience the Lappish culture and all the attractions this winter wonderland has to offer on a well-planned Lapland tour.
This article is written by Finland Local Guide – that specializes in arranging flexible Lapland tours for its valued customers.
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