Lapland is a combination of the northernmost parts of Sweden en Finland† It is a great destination for all ages, there is so much to do and see! It is therefore pre-eminently a great destination for a tour. at a round trip Lapland think of snow-covered landscapes and husky rides followed by relaxing by a fire. It doesn't get much closer to a winter wonderland than Lapland!
If you can think of a winter outdoor activity, you can find it here. Everything from reindeer to dog sledding and snowmobiling to snowshoeing. Lapland is home to some of Scandinavia's most unique attractions. Here are 5 reasons why Lapland should be on your bucket list.
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Ice and Snow Activities
From reindeer walking through Santa's village to snowshoeing through snowy forest, there are endless opportunities for snow adventure. Snowmobiling over thick, frozen lakes and husky sledding is so much fun!
experience it northern Lights† First the bad news: the northern lights, also called aurora borealis, never come on call. It relies on natural factors such as solar winds and charged particles in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Fortunately, Lapland is one of the best areas to spot them. If you visit it between October and March, you have the best chance of witnessing the spectacle.
Unique and beautiful hotels
If you've always wondered what it's like to stay in an igloo, you're in luck. In Lapland you can stay in the famous IceHotel (on ice beds!). It is surprisingly warmer than you might think. It's like an ice museum with the artist-designed rooms, champagne chalices made of ice and beautiful ice chandeliers and sculptures everywhere. The glass igloos make for a wonderful escape to sleep under the stars and it's just Christmas every day.
Traditional Finnish saunas
Saunas are an integral part of Finnish (and Swedish) culture. Usually a sauna is located in a small cabin heated by a wood stove with temperatures in the range of 80-110 C°, but these differ from city to city. There are half as many saunas as there are people in Finland! You can even request hotel rooms with your own personal saunas in them!
Northern Lapland remains largely unspoilt, and with the lush landscape covered in pristine white snow for months of the year, it's easy to see why this region is a winter wonderland. There is an abundance of natural beauty, activities and infinite photo opportunities.