In search for the best winter spots Kristin & I went on a road trip through Lapland in Finland and checked out all the things to do in Lapland and it was magical!
More info: http://www.bemytravelmuse.com/things-to-do-in-lapland/
I know it took a while to finish editing this video as I had to struggle with the 4k video data I got from my new toy: the drone. I'm now able to shoot lovely aerial footage to give you an even broader picture of the destination.
Our trip to finnish Lapland started in Rovaniemi with the visit of the Santa Claus village where we said hi to Santa himself and had some fun tubing and drinking at the ice bar in Snowman World.
Snowmobiling was a great way to start our second day & I would say it's one of the must dos in Lapland for sure!
Next stop was the area of Ylläs where we spent most of our time: ice sculpturing, snowshoeing, skiing, dog sledding, a reindeer safari, sauna and northern light sightings made this trip to once in a lifetime winter experience!
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This road trip was executed in only a week with a rental car and a well planned itinerary - following I list all the places we visited & things to do in Lapland (Finland):
- Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi
- Snowman World, Rovaniemi (part of Santa Claus Village)
- Snowmobile Tour with Lapland Safaris, Rovaniemi
- Snow Village, Kittilä (igloo, ice sculpturing)
- Ylläs Ski Resort, Ylläsjärvi & Äkäslompolo
- Aurora Estate, Ylläs
- Safartica Reindeer Safari, Kitillä
- Snowshoeing, Äkäslompolo
- Huskie Safari with Rami's Huskies, Kittilä
- Sauna Gondola, Ylläs (Ylläsjärvi)
Made possible by
Tourism Boards of:
Rovaniemi - Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Ylläs - Aurora Estate
Snow Village, Kittilä
Sauna Gondola, Ylläs
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Online Language Course http://www.back-packer.org/babbel_eng
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