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Winter holidays in Finland

While most of the population reside in the south of Finland, its true natural beauty of can be found in the bewildering pattern of lakes and islands throughout the centre and the awe-inspiring Arctic Circle in The North.

Finland is home to more than 175,000 islands and 185,000 lakes with three quarters of the land covered by coniferous, evergreen forests. The Arctic Circle crosses the country about 400 kilometres from its northern border with Norway and throughout the long winter months this northern wilderness region is snow-bound. Home to the indigenous, reindeer-herding Sami people, this part of Finland is a great place for winter holidays with opportunities to see the Northern Lights and to experience a range of winter activities.

Top Five Activities to do on a Winter Holiday in Finland

Embarking on a winter holiday in Finland opens the door to a world of enchanting experiences. Here are five activities that promise to make your stay in this Nordic wonderland truly unforgettable.


With its vast forests, frozen lakes, and snow-covered landscapes, Finland offers an idyllic setting for this traditional mode of winter travel. Strapping on snowshoes, you can explore remote, snow-laden forests, follow scenic trails, and even venture into the heart of Lapland, where you might catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, snowshoeing in Finland offers a serene and immersive way to connect with nature, making it a captivating choice for those seeking an authentic winter holiday in one of Europe's most breathtaking and remote destinations.

Nordic Skiing


Finland is the perfect place for an introduction the country’s beloved national pastime, Nordic skiing. No prior experience is required and all the necessary equipment will is provided on your winter holiday. As you glide through the enchanting taiga, a vast boreal forest, and venture out onto the frozen, snow-covered expanse of a serene lake, you’ll have the chance to put our newfound skills to the test. Keep an eye out for the tracks of the region's ubiquitous reindeer, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.

Husky Sledding

Husky sledding on a winter holiday in Finland promises an exhilarating and immersive adventure. As you help guide your own team of eager huskies through snow-white forests and across frozen lakes, you'll find yourself enveloped in the pristine beauty and profound tranquillity of the natural surroundings. Each sled is shared by two adventurers, with 4-6 enthusiastic dogs leading the way. This arrangement allows both participants to take turns driving through the snow-covered wonderland, and then relaxing to savour the breathtaking scenery.

Ice Fishing

As the pristine frozen lakes and rivers transform into natural ice fishing grounds, enthusiasts gather in search of the thrill of catching their dinner beneath the icy surface. Armed with specialized gear and knowledge from experienced guides, you'll drill a hole through the ice, drop your line, and patiently await the moment when a fish takes the bait. This experience is not just about the catch; it's a chance to embrace the hushed tranquillity of the winter landscape. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a newcomer to the sport, ice fishing on a winter holiday in Finland promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the frozen wilderness.

Igloo Building

Armed with shovels and spades, set out to construct your very own snow shelters. This intricate process unfolds over several days, involving groundwork preparations like hardening snow piles and digging sturdy foundations. As night falls, you face a choice – either retire to the comfort of our cabins or opt for the enchanting experience of sleeping in the igloos you have painstakingly crafted. Nestled within our warm sleeping bags atop plush mattresses, this snow shelter, your personal 'Ice Hotel,' provides a cosy and memorable refuge, shielding you from the frosty temperatures that reign outside on a winter holiday.





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