Are you in need of a little time out – why not plan a winter getaway? While a lot less of us choose to travel in the winter than we do in the summer, winter travel can be just as enjoyable. There are so many fantastic locations just waiting to be explored, such as Finland, for example. If you’re in need of a winter getaway, this could just be the perfect location.
A country that never gets dark in the summer and never properly light in the winter, Finland is one place that should be on every bucket list. Home to vast forests and beautifully large lakes, vibrant cities, and, of course, part of Lapland, Finland is a beautiful country.
Still not convinced that a trip to Finland is for you? Here we’ve put together a guide to all the most compelling reasons to visit this amazing country.
If you visit Finland during the colder months, you’ll have lots of opportunities to ski. Whether you opt to stay in a resort and ski there or choose to ski across country, it’s up to you. With beautiful powdery snow and marked cross country ski tracks, if you’re a keen skier this could be the perfect destination for you.
For a fantastic range of slopes, the best place to visit is Lapland. Here there is a range of slopes that are suitable for all skiing abilities, from beginners to experts. Snowboarders are also welcome, so if you’re a keen boarder, make sure to hit the slopes here.
Have you always dreamt about dog sledding across the Arctic? Well, now’s your chance, Finland is famous for it’s fantastic sledding adventures. You’ll find that across the country, there are various companies running dog sledding excursions. So wherever you choose to go, you should be able to enjoy an awesome sledding experience.
Before you travel, do a little research to see where your nearest sledding company operates. It’s a good idea to check their website to see if booking is recommended, if so, make sure to book your dog sledding adventure well in advance.
See the Northern Lights
One thing that is on most traveler’s bucket lists is seeing the Northern Lights. If you’ve always dreamt of seeing these magical dancing lights, Finland winter trips are perfect for you. During the colder months, the Northern Lights are often present in the Finish skies. If you’ve always wanted to see the Arctic’s amazing natural light show, a trip here is a must.
In Finland, ice fishing is a popular winter sport. If you’re a keen fisherman, you might like to try your hand at it while you’re there. If you like the idea of giving the sport a try, don’t make the mistake of going alone, always go via a reputable company.
Ice fishing might be fun, but it can also be incredibly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. To ice fish, you need to drill a small hole in the ice, if you don’t know how to safely do it, you can cause the ice to crack and the lake to become dangerous.
Now that you know how much Finland has to offer, all you need to do is book your trip. The sooner you book, the sooner you will arrive, in this fantastic country.