Do you want to explore the untouched nature of the north and travel across the snowy expanses of Lapland? We recommend snowshoeing in Finland!
Embark on an unforgettable hike and snowshoe walk in the forest beyond the Arctic Circle, where you will traverse frozen rapids and follow amazing nature trails between forests. There is an opportunity to see some birds and wildlife. During the break, you will have a barbecue on a Lappish fire with hot drinks.
In this article we share 10 useful tips for those who want to try snowshoeing in Finland:
1. The short hike is suitable for young people and families
With the right equipment, walking in deep-freezing snow is easy and pleasant. These snowshoes distribute your weight evenly and so you won't fall through snow. They make it easy to get up and down the slopes. On a trip to Lapland, you can walk through the snow for your pleasure and see the incredible beauty of the snow-white Arctic landscape.
2. 5 reasons to wear snowshoes in Finland:
It's great fun for adults and children!
It's easy! To go on the trail, all you need to do is practice your steps a little.
It is a great exercise that activates different muscle groups and provides a good aerobic workout.
It is the safest way to walk on untouched snow. There is no risk of falling at high speed, as when skiing or snowboarding.
It's comfortable. Snowshoes have a simple attachment system. Sturdy and lightweight construction provides stability and walking comfort. Simply strap them onto your boots and go!
3. Snowshoeing is a fun way to explore the snow and ice
Join an adventure trek and snowshoeing trip around the Arctic Circle and experience the wild Sámi nature! See the frozen landscapes while enjoying a barbecue by the fire and hot drinks. You will see different wildlife in the winter, get exercise and fresh air and get a great view of the snow and ice.
4. Hurry up and include snowshoeing in Lapland in your winter holiday!
If you want to include snowshoeing in Lapland as part of your winter holiday, have a look at what Scandinavian Travel Group has to offer. Their catalogue includes various tour options:
Snowshoe walk for beginners
Instagram snowshoe walk to Father Christmas' cabin
Panoramic snowshoe walk on top of Mount Levi
Night snowshoeing behind the northern lights.
You can sign up for several excursions at once because once you've wandered through the shimmering blanket of snow in the bright sunshine, you'll almost certainly want to see Lapland's nature in the glow of the northern lights. In Lapland, you can wear snowshoes every day if you're fit and love winter training!
5. Snowshoeing for beginners is a great activity option
Scandinavian Travel Group's beginner's walks are a great way to get out and about. Its expert guide will design an easy hike of about 5 km and lead you through some of the most beautiful parts of the Levi area that you'll probably want to capture on camera.
The wildlife of Lapland will not leave anyone indifferent. You might even see foxes from behind the trees, or maybe a few rabbits or reindeer in the forest.
During the day, head to Santa's snow-covered cabin (an Instagram hit today!), or climb Mt Levi in the evening. The walk after dark is well worth it! The views from the top are incredible, and if you're lucky, you'll also get to see the aurora borealis in all its majestic glory.
Your local guide will make sure that the route is comfortable and interesting, and you'll get a ride down the mountain in company-sponsored transport.
6. Where does a snowshoe tour in Lapland start?
Any snowshoeing tour starts by meeting at Scandinavian Travel Group located in Levi, Lapland. They are happy to provide you with equipment or rent it from there if you don’t have your shoes. The easy-to-learn technique takes only a few minutes before heading out into the wilderness.
Snowshoeing is suitable for everyone as well as being an excellent form of cross-training during holidays when exercising outdoors is not possible due to temperature conditions or lack of time due to other activities planned for Christmas week!
During this day trip you will visit some amazing locations such as Father Christmas' cabin, Mount Levi, Muonio River gorge with its impressive views at Leivonmäki observation tower or beautiful Lake Inari that offers endless opportunities for photographing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) if you are lucky enough on this day in Lapland!
7. See a gallery of a snowshoe tour in Finland, Lapland
You can choose between different programs including Level 1 which includes both hiking & snowshoeing; Level 2 which focuses mainly on hiking but also includes some light snowshoeing along trails where needed (depending on weather conditions).
8. The key to successful travel is good planning
You need to be prepared for all circumstances, and you should know precisely what the weather will be like, what to see in each city and where to go for an enjoyable experience. You should also be aware of local transport networks, currencies and the cost of accommodation.
The Scandinavian Travel Group has been organising tours to Lapland for over 25 years and knows all these things! Book a tour of the snow-covered Levi now!