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5 Family Winter Adventures in Arctic Finland

One of the most unique experiences you can enjoy with your family, is taking a trip to Arctic Finland – with so many winter adventures impossible to experience anywhere else in the world, you will be introduced to landscapes and activities beyond your imagination.

Dogsledding in the Arctic

There is perhaps no image more vividly associated with the Arctic than a band of dogs racing across the snow. Enjoy a sled ride pulled by playful Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes, or simply watch the dogs race each other.

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Photo courtesy of Activities Abroad.

Watching the Northern Lights

While there is no guarantee that you will see an aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights as they are more commonly known, the probability of doing so is high provided you time your trip right. Weather forecasts can accurately predict the onset of an aurora borealis to a great degree, so plan a camping trip with your family to coincide with it – even if you miss the lights, the camping will be an unforgettable experience in itself.

Ice-Fishing in the Arctic Waters

If you want to enjoy a more peaceful activity, consider going fishing in the serene Arctic waters. You might not catch any fish but you will definitely have a great time trying. If you do manage to catch some fish, try your hand at having a spit-fire roast or ask to have it cooked and enjoy a hearty supper.

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Photo courtesy of timo

Enjoy a Cosy Evening in a Wood Cabin

There is perhaps no image more relaxing than a log fire warmly burning inside as the cold snow falls outside. Enjoy some family time and take time to connect as you sit around a fire, away from the busy hustle of everyday life. With fully furnished cottages available to rent out for an evening or a weekend, you’ll feel like you have your own cosy retreat in the snow.

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Photo courtesy of timo_w2s

Try Some Winter Sports

If you are more adventurous, consider taking a quick course and going skiing or sledding down the snowy Arctic slopes. Requiring minimal experience, trained instructors can quickly equip you with the necessary safety procedures and have you on your way. The varied landscape of Arctic Finland has slopes ideal for both beginners and experts so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs.

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