One of the best locations to get an exhilarating winter experience is in the Arctic Circle. In Lapland, you can go ice fishing, reindeer sleighing, and cross-country skiing among other interesting activities. Twilight can take as long as 51 days in this region, whereby the sun does not rise above the horizon.
Winter activities in Lapland begin in mid October, and the season can last as long as 200 days. Moreover, this also creates room for interesting activities in the sub zero temperatures. Cross-country skiing is one of the commonest activities in which both locals and tourists engage. The season begins in October, while more trails open up as more snow falls offering thousands of kilometers to ski. You can either ski on piste or off piste, additionally there are excellent ski facilities and chalets all over the region for a perfect holiday experience.
Reindeer sleighing is another essential part of an authentic Lapland holiday. Long ago in Lapland, before snowmobiles became popular reindeers were useful to move goods and people from one place to the next. However, today these arctic animals form an integral part of the Lappish community, though rarely used for travel, but give visitors a true taste of the Lappish culture. (more...)