Cross-country or downhill skiing and hiking in pure nature are a great way to break away from everyday life. Particularly in Northern Lapland sunny winter weather often continues up to the end of April. Enjoy the pristine air and the unique Lappish atmosphere.
In the Finnish Lapland, winter is manifestly longer than the other seasons. In the very heart of winter (January to March), as the new year begins, days become gradually longer and the polar night recedes for the rest of the year. Even though the polar night doesn’t end at once, light begins to actively loosen the hold of darkness, creating a unique atmosphere that cannot be experienced elsewhere. Dare to go outdoors and experience the crisp days of northern winter — enjoy the slopes and cross-country ski-runs whenever it is not too frosty.
For those seeking snow, Lapland in the dead of winter is a real wonderland, as snow drifts reach majestic heights. This snowy period is ideal for trying out the wealth of winter activities available in Lapland. Increasingly bright rays of sun dance on the soft powder snow and turn Lapland into a glorious winter wonderland. Put on a pair of snowshoes — or sliding snowshoes (a.k.a. meta skis) especially designed for powder snow — and go and explore the wintery surroundings. More exotic ways to explore wintery Lapland include cycling on a fat bike, flying on the snow on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, riding in a husky sledge or driving a snowmobile.
During early spring (March-April) the days become longer, brightness increases day by day and the weather starts to warm up. The slopes, ski tracks and routes remain in excellent condition. This, in turn, is a great time to venture north and experience its awakening nature. The polar night recedes, the spring snow glistens in the sun and nature wakes up from its hibernation. Even though the weather gets warmer, late winter offers superb conditions for winter activities. Cross-country or downhill skiing and hiking in pure nature are a great way to break away from everyday life. Particularly in Northern Lapland sunny winter weather often continues up to the end of April. Enjoy the pristine air and the unique Lappish atmosphere. The beginning of spring and the mystique of the receding winter make late winter a magical time to experience Lapland.
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