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Iceswimming ? Brrrrrrr ! Overnighting in a heated glass igloo ? Heaven ! Scanning the skies for the Aurora Borealis ? Breathtaking ! A visit to the home of Santa Claus ? Magical ! Finland can be an action packed winter holiday adventure with snowmobile safaris, cross country ski-ing tours, visits to reindeer and husky farms and hiking through the many lakes in this arctic wilderness.

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Highlights

  • Explore the forgotten world of Europe’s far north where the indigenous Sami people have zealously preserved their distinct culture and identity.
  • Visit an authentic reindeer farm in Rovaniemi and take pictures with Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village.
  • Traverse the Finnish waterways in a canoe expedition on River Hossanjoki or indulge in surfing, boating or fishing in the waters of Lakeland.
  • Wander through mysterious Finnish forests in lush Hossa, picking wild berries and mushrooms along the way.
  • Take your pick of winter adventure activities at the Levi Ski Resort in Lapland. Go horse riding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoe hiking, ice-karting and if you’re feeling particularly daring, try ice swimming.
  • Spend a day learning age old survival technique of trappers. Have fun trying to build igloos, go ice fishing in frozen lakes and pick up some handy fish-smoking tips.
  • Set your eyes on the grand Aland Sea and stupendous Turku archipelago. Go island hopping, taking in the imperial sights of medieval cathedrals and castles.
  • Admire Helsinki’s avant-garde architecture, visit the eclectic cafes and shops and enjoy the nightlife of the vibrant Design District.

Tips

  • Don’t be surprised to see people walking with poles. Nordic Walking is a common activity in this country.
  • Sip on water, beer or cider to stay hydrated while you’re in a sauna.
  • Be careful near cliff edges and waterfalls as there may not be safety rails or ropes.
  • Don’t make comparisons of Finland with Sweden and other neighboring countries while talking to Icelanders.
  • Remember to place your order at the bar and then head to a table. Avoid waiting for a server especially if you’re in a rush.
  • Try some of the local cuisine such as ‘Kalakukko’ (rye loaf stuffed with fish), sautéed reindeer, and ‘Karjalanpiirakka’ (a kind of savory pastry).
  • If you’re invited for a meal, don’t leave before kahvi (coffee) and pulla (bun) are served.
  • Remember to remove your shoes and place them outside before you enter a house.
  • Check with your tour guide before you decide to go on a solo trekking expedition.

Finland Tours & Trips Reviews