The summer is over and the winter is well and truly here, but that doesn’t mean that the holiday season is over. In fact, holidays in the winter are becoming just as popular as holidays at any other time of year. Yes, we all love the sun and relaxing on a beach in an exotic country, but it can get tiresome. It is time to try something different, and visiting Lapland ticks that box. Lapland is without a doubt one of the most amazing places in the world at winter time, and here are a few reasons why.
It Is Home To Father Christmas
We all know that Santa Claus lives in a grotto in Lapland so why not go and visit him for Christmas? The kids will never forget the time they traveled all the way to the North Pole to see Santa in the flesh, and the look on their faces is priceless. Plus, it is a great place for the adults to spend Christmas time, too. What with all of the snow and the fairy lights in the pitch black, the adults will feel a little tingle or Christmas joy also. In fact, the adults may like it just as much as the children!
The Northern Lights
In simple terms, the Northern Lights are a once in a lifetime experience. If anyone gets the chance, they should grab it with both hands because it might never come around again. The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that only happens during the winter and spring months. But, the winter is the best time to see it because the chances of catching a glimpse lessen the closer it gets towards summer. And, because Lapland is pretty much within the Arctic Circle, there are not too many better places to catch a glimpse than Finland.
Exhilarating Adventure Sports
Winter time is without a doubt the best time to get the blood pumping. The environment is perfect for skiing, snowboarding or skating on a frozen lake, and Lapland is home to the best spots in the world. Adventure trips in Lapland are always a level above adventure trips in the rest of the world because the environment is so harsh. The cold and freezing conditions only add to the thrill of hurtling down a hill at speeds of up to forty miles an hour.
The animals that inhabit Lapland are spectacular. From reindeer to huskies and wolves, they will blow your mind when you see them in their natural habitat. In fact, you can get even closer to them because there are dog sled treks that are available. You might never get to see lots of the wildlife again as most of them only survive in the freezing conditions.
The Natural Beauty
The Northern Lights have already been mentioned, but there is more beauty to behold in Lapland. In all honesty, the entire area of Finland is beautiful. From the rolling hills to the snow covered mountains, there is not a place in Lapland that isn’t full of natural wonder.