Lapland is an incredible wilderness vacation spot. Located on the Arctic Circle in Finland, it borders the Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden, Norway, and Russia’s Republic of Karelia, and is by far the least densely populated space within the nation. The variety of reindeer (200,000) exceeds the variety of folks (181,815)!
We started our winter journey within the southern port of Kemi, on The Sampo, an icebreaker as soon as owned by the Finnish authorities. We cruised on the Gulf of Bothnia and took the chance to hop in for a swim in subzero waters.
Probably the most conventional method to journey in Lapland is by reindeer sleigh. Because the reindeer slowly journey by way of the wintry panorama, you expertise the sensation of eternity and being part of nature.
Greater than thirty-plus ft of annual snowfall and constant subzero temperatures present the right alternative to strive just a few winter actions:
After a full day of Lapland enjoyable and journey, there’s nothing higher than having fun with a reindeer steak and a very good bottle of wine, and most significantly a sizzling Finnish sauna.
After which, retire for the evening in a glass domed igloo.
If the skies are clear, you possibly can expertise the grand finale: the Northern Lights, on the border of Finland and Russia at midnight. Northern Lights pictures by Wilderness Safaris Saariselkä Oy.
Many due to our Journey Chief Ingrid Cercek, for being daring and growing this excellent new journey within the winter wilderness!
-Pictures and textual content by 8-time WT adventurer David Angelus, Northern Lights pictures by Wilderness Safaris Saariselkä Oy, Expedition to Lapland