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- Expedition Grade
A country of vast forests, myriad lakes, endless winters and huge swathes of wilderness, Finland remains the archetypal arctic land. This is especially true of Lapland, in the far north of the country, where the midnight sun never sets in the summer and the winter days are cloaked in a twilight of darkness.
Lapland is also home to the indigenous Sami people who still live a semi-nomadic life herding reindeer which they use for meat, fur and transportation; their lifestyle, colourful costumes, cultural traditions and language are protected by Finnish law. Alongside the reindeer, Lapland has a surprising variety of wildlife including wolverine, ermine, bear, wolves and lynx – most of which remain elusive and out of sight of visitors.
With its pure air, remoteness and sense of ‘other worldliness’, Lapland makes an ideal centre for the lover of outdoor adventure. Here, the most authentic way to travel is by dog sled and our Husky Sledding Arctic Adventure, provides the opportunity for you to do just this. On this exhilarating arctic tour you will drive your own team of huskies through a magical ‘Christmas card’ wilderness of crisp snow, frozen lakes and dense forests. Stopping each night at wilderness huts, free from light pollution, you will also have the best opportunity for viewing the mesmeric Northern Lights.View our holidays here