Monday, May 7, 2012

Winter Adventure Sports in Lapland

If you love winter activities and sports, then Lapland will be an ideal destination for you. Located in northern Scandinavia, Lapland holidays have a lot to offer to visitors who like to practice winter sports of all kinds. Due to its northern location, winter in Lapland begins during the month of October and lasts well into April. This gives you ample opportunity to visit during the wintertime and enjoy yourself.

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports of all time. When you visit Lapland, you will be delighted to see the numerous ski slopes that are available to you in the skiing resorts of the region. If you like downhill skiing, you will find a whole range of different slopes that vary in degree of difficulty.

The largest ski resort in Lapland is located in Yllas, Finland and currently has 61 well maintained slopes. The resort also gives visitors skiing classes, as well as the opportunity to rent equipment if you do not have your own.

Dog sledding is also an activity that you can take part in during your winter activity holiday in Lapland. Well trained husky dogs will take you on a beautiful adventure through the winter wonderland. You will get the occasion to control a team of huskies by yourself as they race through the snow. Husky dogs are friendly, intelligent and truly enjoy doing their job. The length of the rides varies and can range from a short ride lasting about one hour to a full safari throughout the countryside that can last for several days, during which you will stay overnight in wilderness cabins.

If you like fishing, why not try ice fishing in Lapland. You simply catch fish through a hole that was drilled through the ice. No permits are required for ice fishing in Lapland, so the only things that you need are your fishing equipment.

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