With summer starting to wrap up and school getting back into session, its time to start looking into those winter travel plans. You‚Äôve probably done the island escape or the Disney trip with the family in the past, so why not think of something new this year. Winter breaks don‚Äôt have to be spent basking in the sun as there are countless ideas for a winter break that will be sure to last a lifetime in your memory. Finland in particular is host to a few activities that you probably never thought of, and are still under the tourist radar.
Finland is a great place to visit during the summer, but the true character of this Scandinavian country really comes out when the mercury starts to drop and the first snow touches the ground. There is so much more to do in Finland than skiing. Take for example dog sledding.
That‚Äôs correct; dog sledding is an activity that can be enjoyed by anybody. Finland offers dog sledding safaris that take you deep into the wilderness and is an experience that you will never forget. No prior dog sledding knowledge is required as you will be briefed by an expert guide on the basics of how to handle the dogs and the sled. After the lesson in dog sledding, your journey commences.
The length of the journey all varies on what you are looking for, whether it is a short 5km tour through the snow or a longer, 20km ride that takes you deep into the Finnish wilderness or even a weeklong safari covering great distances. All safaris include at least a campfire lunch served with tea and coffee to warm you up and the tour companies usually provide thermals to keep you extra warm.
The atmosphere of a dog sled ride through the winter wonderland of Finnish backcountry will leave you breathless the entire time. Whether it‚Äôs the scenery that leaves you speechless, the utter silence that nature emits or the dogs that seem to always find their way into the hearts of the travelers, this activity is something that will forever resonate in you.
While Finnish backcountry is amazing to be seen in the daylight, a whole different scene comes out at night. Taking a nighttime northern lights snowmobile safari will also be a memorable experience that you will never forget. While the tour guides cannot guarantee that you will see the Aurora Borealis, Northern Finland is one of the better places on Earth to see this random natural phenomenon. The journey itself is an experience to be remembered. There are few places on Earth that offer a night skyline like in Northern Finland where the stars seem to go on forever and the sounds that nature produces is unlike anything you‚Äôve heard before. You may even see a few wild reindeer or Elk on your journey as well. And don‚Äôt worry if you are afraid of the dark as an experienced guide leads the way and maintains the safety of the group.
So forget the beach this winter and try something new, something that the whole family will enjoy and never forget. Book your airfare to Finland now and surprise your family with a vacation out of the ordinary!