Are you sick and tired of your average warm-weather winter vacation? If you’re a traveller that feels a little jaded by all your friends and their parents heading to the same Caribbean resort hubs to escape the cold, brave the winter in Finland this year. The rugged Finnish wilderness provides the most perfect backdrop for a cozy and luxurious winter getaway under the beautiful Northern Lights. You can opt for a restorative vacation by staying in a glass igloo with some wine and Scandinavian dishes in the middle of snow-covered forest. Glass igloos have become more popular over the last few years and there are a few different options in the Lapland region. Many are complete with cozy blankets and luxurious Scandinavian decor, allowing guests to rewind in a warm bed while watching the Aurora.
If you prefer a more action-packed vacation, there are tons of wild winter activities to choose from. Snowshoeing, dog-sledding, ice swimming are all popular activities in Lapland, the northernmost region in Finland, home to the midnight sun and Northern Lights, away from any traces of regular urban life. Saunas are also very easy to come by, as they are an important part of Finnish life. Places like Jaakkola Reindeer Farm offer unique, festive sleigh rides. Arctic Icebreaker Sampo offers special experiences in the frigid water where travellers are packed up in survival suits and can float among floating ice. If all this hasn’t enchanted you yet to go to Lapland, there’s some great fine dining options where you can be introduced to modern and traditional Finnish cuisine.
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