It does not come as a surprise how more people are including Lapland in their bucket list of travel destinations. They may have a very good reason to do so because of some of the most amazing adventures that can only be experienced in the region. As such, here are some of the most fascinating things to do when you visit Lapland.
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
With two adults riding in a snowmobile, you will be taken into a vantage point in the wilderness. This evening excursion will ensure that you will be able to make the most out of your Northern Lights holiday because you are guaranteed to witness the majestic light show. This is because the site where you will be taken is far from the light pollution caused by bright city lights.
Northern Lights Forest Trek
If you are not a fan of riding custom vehicles such as a snowmobile, and you prefer to walk and explore, then the Northern Lights Forest Trek is for you. Allocate an hour for this activity where a tour guide will walk with you through the forest until you reach a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the border-village of Karesuando. It is in this location where you may be able to witness the Aurora Borealis lighting up the village below.
Santa Claus Village
Be sure to visit Santa Claus Village when you are in Lapland. Here, you will be able to see how Santa’s elves are hard at work and you may even get a chance to see Santa himself. This village is a great venue for a photo op because they have numerous Christmas-themed exhibitions.
If you are into winter sports, then be sure to visit Levi, which is one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland. The resort has 43 slopes and 26 ski lifts, and undeniably, it is one of the largest ski areas in Lapland. Regardless of whether you are a novice or a seasoned skier, you are guaranteed that there are slopes fit for your level. Most tourists visit Levi during the winter season, but the resort is still worth a visit even when the snow stops falling.
Arctic Circle Expedition
A major area of Finnish Lapland is within the Arctic region where Suomu Ski Resort, Rovaniemi, or the Santa Claus Village is located. Explore the Arctic Circle scenery by riding through a fixed-wing aircraft with a guide where you can even get a chance to visit Grimsey Island. Riding in this aircraft will give you the opportunity to see wildlife, including whales and puffins, in the seas.
A visit to Lapland won’t be complete if you haven’t got the chance to witness the fantastic show of lights in the northern night sky. Apart from this, make sure that you also try to ride a snowmobile along the frozen rivers or travel by a reindeer sleigh. Not only will this be a memorable experience for you, but it is also a unique one that may even offer you a new perspective.