The land of the thousand lakes, iconic winters and “sky songs” that take your breath away. You heard me... sky songs.
The land of the thousand lakes, iconic winters and “sky songs” that take your breath away. You heard me... sky songs. The legend is, that you can actually hear the Northern Lights in the Finnish Lapland. At locations that are so remote that you have zero noise pollution and no one around for miles, you can stop to hear the Norther Lights.
Now the light show needs to be intense, you need to stop and even seize your breath, but when the conditions are just right you may hear a soft crackling sound in the air. Not much more than the crackling sound of a bowl of rice crispies, but when put into perspective just amazing.
As majestic as these light shows are, they are just one thing the Finnish Winter has to offer. We’ve put together a top 10 bucket list of what we’d like to do
To truly experience Finland, you have to get out of your comfort zone!
See The Northern Lights
I think we covered this, but just like a snowflake each light show is unique and you never know what will happen next. It may fade away or you may experience the most intense portal effect ever!
Build A Snow Man
...or what ever. Let your imagination go wild and let loose your inner child. Under the right circumstances the sky is the limit! Snow can be one of the easiest building materials you’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Fall Asleep Under The Stars.
… in the arms of someone you love. As stars are only visible during Winter and it can be freaking cold outside you may want to be zipped tight in a warm sleeping bag.
Watch The Sunrise.
...and set, all within an half an hour. Far up north the sun hasn’t risen for weeks so if you time your stay right you can see the first sunrise and sunset of the year.
Bathe In A Smoke Sauna
A Smoke Sauna is one thing you can’t miss while visiting Finland. I know, I know there may be a regular Sauna somewhere in your hometown, but believe me it’s got nothing on the one and original experience. Try it!
Stay In An Ice Hotel
You’ve got to stay somewhere so it may as well be a experience. Cozy up in a warm fell in a castle made of snow and ice.
Make A Snow Angel.
Learn To Snowboard
Finland hasn’t got the highest peaks or the steepest inclines, but some of the best snowboarders come from here, so you may want to get som 1-on-1 coaching while you have the chance.
Visit Santa In Lapland
The Finns are quite adamant that Santa Claus is Finnish and that he lives in the Finnish Lapland. I guess it’s possible as the polar ice is melting even he has to relocate. Check out his workshop in Sodankylä if you have the chance. It’s situated right at the Arctic Circle.
Polar Bear Plunge
Take a cold dip straight out of a steaming hot Sauna. Don’t dunk your head mind you, you can get a splitting headache. Other than that once you’re out of the water you’ll never feel more refreshed :)