Action And Adventure In Abundance In Finland

If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous to do this year, then why not look at taking a holiday in Lapland? It’s not all about Santa you know! It is a fabulous destination for action-packed fun all year round. This extraordinary place could be just the destination you are looking for in 2015.

Whether you are travelling with the girls or looking for something with your loved ones, Lapland is an ideal destination. You can experience the midnight sun here, and frequent light displays from the Aurora Borealis. The vast wilderness of this northern tip of Finland offers excellent opportunities for fun and adventure.

Take a tour across the landscape to see the best of the natural phenomena that appear in the sky here. If you’re in Lapland in the summer, you can trek and drive to some of the most beautiful spots in the country. Here you can find some magnificent wildlife photo opportunities. You might even be able to see a bear in his natural habitat.

For adrenaline junkies, you can take a snowmobile to explore the territory. It’s fast and furious, and the landscape is quite incredible. There are plenty of things to see on your journey, although you may be busy enjoying the ride! Check out where Finland, Sweden and Norway meet. You can even learn about traditional reindeer herding.

For the ultimate adventure, take a traditional husky sled tour across the wilderness. This permits you to visit the most remote areas and enjoy the silence of this mystical place. The dogs will do most of the work while you take in this unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience. There truly is nothing quite like it, and you won’t be disappointed by this incredible mode of travel.

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Northern lights image courtesy of Flickr

Of course, Lapland isn’t the only area of interest in Finland. There is plenty of good skiing to do here too. If you’re travelling through Finland with the girls, then check out the city of Helsinki for a fabulous weekend break. Helsinki boasts an awesome night life and some great restaurants. The Euro is the currency of choice, making it an ideal country to visit as part of a tour of Europe.

No Finnish holiday is complete without experiencing a Finnish sauna. The Finnish people use saunas for a mental, emotional and physical cleanse. It is an activity for the individual, even though there may be many more people there too. If you are invited to a sauna, it is a great honour, not a come-on. It might be part of a bonding exercise. You will be expected to be nude, but that is just the way it’s done in Finland.

The sexes usually sauna apart, but families often join in together. If you are a little shy, nobody is likely to mind you donning a swimsuit or towel. You will be given birch twigs to tap across your skin. This smooths the skin and is considered good for the health of your body.

Finland is a great country to visit. It’s geographic location creates the most incredible natural phenomena for you to experience. Then you can sit back and enjoy a sauna. Happy holidays.

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