6 Must-do Things When Travelling to Lapland in Winter – The Ultimate Lapland Bucket List
There are so many iconic things to do in the Arctic Circle during the winter, but what are the ones you shouldn’t miss out on? Look no further; we’ve gathered the ultimate Lapland bucket list of things that are totally worth your time. So experience the best of Finnish Lapland and Rovaniemi through active days and exciting nights!
1 . Snowmobile Safari in the Arctic Wilderness
The snowmobiles, also known as snow scooters, are the easiest way to reach untouched nature and panoramic views. Explore the arctic wilderness effortlessly, have a fun ride on the soft snowy ground, and enjoy the trail across frozen lakes and wintery forests!
2. Stay in Aurora Accommodation, like a Glass Igloo
There is nothing quite like sleeping under the dark night sky when you can see the stars, the moon, and the occasional Northern Lights. In Finland, you can only admire the dark nights part of the year in autumn, winter, and spring, as, during the summer months, we have sunlight around the clock, the so-called polar day.
So, for those not so fond of freezing their butts off by sleeping outside during the winter, the next best option is to choose from various Aurora accommodations like Glass Igloos! When looking through a glass ceiling at night, you feel close to nature, like a true explorer, but in the comfort of your bed, getting the best of both worlds.
3. Go on an Adventure with Huskies
Imagine yourself on a dogsled, travelling through the white plains of Lapland. The eager huskies in front of you enjoy running across the snowy terrains, you mushing the team, or enjoying the sceneries from the passenger’s seat. A husky ride is something you do not want to miss!
4. Experience the Traditional Finnish Sauna
The sauna is one of the most Finnish things you will ever experience. For centuries Finnish people have warmed up their saunas, and for a good reason. Saunas are well known to improve overall physical health and relieve stress. So, take your towels and bathrobes with you and get ready to bathe in a hot sauna, and if you feel like a proper Finn, dip into the frozen lake or roll in the snow for some hot-and-cold treatment!
5. Hunt the Northern Lights
As one might imagine, the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis (in Finnish revontulet), are indeed one of the things you want to check off your bucket list. To ensure you get the best look at the Northern Lights, you need to go outside, away from any lights, to a place with a panoramic view of the Northern sky. Skilled aurora hunters will take you to the best spots with clear skies and tell stories about these mystical lights on our aurora hunting tours. It will be a night to remember.
6. Enjoy the Winter with Snowshoes on
Silence, untouched snow, and the Arctic nature, that is what snowshoeing is all about, a totally different way to explore the wilderness around you. Snowshoeing takes you far from the hassle and noise during the holiday filled with activities. Slow-paced walking in the deep snow is not only therapeutic but a good exercise.